Port Coquitlam honour rollWilliam Cross lance corporal. C.C.B. Section No.1 Field Ambulance C.E.F., 4th Canadian C.C.S. 524743 William signed his attestation papers on the 8th of March 1916 at Victoria, B.C. At the time he was living at 502-2nd Street, New Westminster, B.C. Job: hospital work. He was born on the 9th of September 1887 at Rockwell Green, Wellington, Somerset, England.
Father: Thomas Cross, senior; Lower Foxmoor, Rockwell Green, Wellington, Somerset. Mother: possibly Florence Cross? William had previous military service with the 18th Field Ambulance, for 2½ months.
He served in France with the 4th Canadian Casaulty Clearing Station (C.C.S)
He was married in England on the 29th of July 1916 to
Ida Louise Hawkings, Ida Louise Cross (1889 - 1972)
They had at least one child a daughter Mrs. ?.M. McCallum
William Cross died on the 26th of May 1976 at the Lions Gate Hospital, in North Vancouver. His home at that time was at 441 Kelly St., in New Westminster. He was retired after being a chief orderly at the mental hospital in New Westminster.
NOTE: a useful resource about the medical units which includes links to the daily diaries. Nice :)