Port Coquitlam honour rollSidney Brock Cleave 131st Battalion. 791095 Signed his attestation papers on the 25th of April 1916 at Vancouver, B.C. Job: bushman, logger. Living in Port Coquitlam. Sidney was born on the 27th of January 1872, actually 1869 at Cheriton Fitzpaine, Devonshire, England. Active military service: 3 years with the Devon Yeomanry. Married to Anna “Annie” Sophia Wismer,(1886 – 1953 ) Sidney served in France for one year, then he was classed as unfit, because of being overage, then sent to England in 1917 then served with the 1st Canadian labour battalion. He immigrated to Canada in the early 1900’s.
Sons: Stanley Brock Cleave,(1927 - 1999)
John L. Cleave,
Lloyd James Cleave,(1922 - 1951)
Daughter: Blanche Maria Cleave; Blanche Maria Plummer,(1912 - 1992)
Sidney Brock Cleave died in the Royal Columbian hospital, New Westminster, B.C. on the 24th of January 1950, he is buried in the Maple ridge cemetery. He lived along Mitchell Road in Maple Ridge, making a living at mixed farming.
No. 15 Platoon
( Photo from 131st Battalion 1916 )Top Row: William John Reeves, Henry Ashley Jennings, Thomas Dickinson, Alfred Ralph Solloway, Charlie Strand, George Royle, Albert William Buckett, Edward Lake, Isaac Simpson Robbie, Francis James Robertson, Joseph Eugene Blais.
Fourth Row: N.A. Craig, G. Johnson, D. McLeod, J. Clarke, J.A. Melton, J. Brown, Harold Thomas Routley, J. Edwards, Alphonse Joseph Angelo, A. McIntyre.