Saturday, May 2, 2015

Frederick John Culliford

Coquitlam Honour roll
Frederick John Culliford  29th Battalion, 1st tunnelling company, 9th Battalion, C.E.   75408   Signed his attestation papers on the 12th of March 1915 at Vancouver, B.C.  Trade: logger. Frederick was born on the 20th of November 1880 at Chester, Cheshire, England.   His father, Frederick Culliford, lived at the Blue Cap Inn (Today: Blue Bell Inn), Hampton Heath, Malpas, Cheshire; and his mother was Elizabeth Culliford.   Prior military service was with the Cheshire Regiment, 22nd Battalion. 
Siblings of F.J. Culliford:

Margaret Albertina Culliford ( 1879 – ? )
Florence Elizabeth Culliford ( 1885 – ? )
Frederick David Henry Culliford (1887 – ? )
Minnie Gladys  Culliford  ( 1894 – ? )

Service Record:   states that within three-months of service in September 1915 he was found medically unfit for service, due to gonorrhoea, overcome the medical issue and continued to serve.  In his attestation he worked as a logger, but in the Service Record he is now a miner.  After the war he moved to 585 East Columbia St., New Westminster.
    After the war I only found him listed in the 1926,1927 directories; working as a grounds-man and living at 181-W.7th Vancouver.
Frederick John Culliford died on the 12th of February 1957 at St. Paul's hospital, Vancouver, B.C., he is buried in Forest Lawn cemetery, in Burnaby, B.C.  He apparently never married, and was working as a caretaker of a yacht club at Deep Cove, B.C.

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