Friday, December 4, 2015

Charles Sheldon Davies

Port Coquitlam honour Roll
Charles Sheldon Davies  Lcp.    10th Battalion Canadian Engineers.    Signed his attestation papers on the 2nd of June 1916 at Vancouver, B.C.  505370     contractor, home was in Port Coquitlam. Born on the 9th of September 1886(1885) Rugby, Warwickshire,England.   Active 6th Company, Canadian Engineers.
 Charles Sheldon Davies died on the 22nd of January 1963, at the Royal Columbian Hospital, New Westminster,  and he is buried in the Coquitlam Cemetery; his home at that time was 2441 Shaughnessy St., Port Coquitlam.
Parents: Edward Davies, and Edna Thackwray Anderson.

In 1912 at Port Coquitlam Charles married Nellie Marshall (1891 - 1971).
   They produced a son, Charles Edward Davies
SERVICE RECORD: 10th Battalion Canadian Engineers.  His father  was still alive and living at Rocky Lane, Moutan Green, Lancashire, but his mother Edna was dead.   Charles served in France. .

George Davison

Essondale Honour Roll
George Davison  British Columbia Horse; 48th Battalion.  Essondale employee. George was born on the 21st of December 1884 at Wingate, Durham, England.
He signed his attestation papers on March 3rd 1915 at Victoria, B.C.  430311 worked as a horse shoer.  Parents: James Davison, and Mary Tunnah

He was married in 1920 at Nakusp, to Rosa(Rose) Hannah Gregory,( 1896 - 1979 ) both were living there and he was working as a blacksmith.
  George Davison died at home on the 6th of November 1943,  age 58 at Nakusp, he is also buried there, cause of death was silicosis; after a life of blacksmithing and mining, he had lived in Nakusp for 24 years, and in B.C. for 29 years.    
SERVICE RECORD:  3rd Pioneers,48th Battalion,  107th East Kooteney Regiment.He was giving part of his pay cheque to his widowed mother, Mary Davison, 1 Wyndgate Terrace, Wingate, England.  After demobilization he moved to Coal Creek, then Fernie; then Naksup.  He suffered from influenza, during the war, fully recovered, and got away unscathed from any other injuries.
NOTE: Not sure if this is the same fellow mentioned in the Honour Roll, but he does fit the limited information that i have the best.

George Dalziel

 Port Coquitlam Honour Roll
George Dalziel  131st Battalion "D"    Signed his attestation papers on the 28th of February 1916 at New Westminster.  790737  stated that he was a  plumber; born on the 6th of September 1879 at  Wishaw , Lanarkshire, Scotland.  He was active in the 104th Regiment.  Home: was in Port Coquitlam, then it was crossed out, now Vancouver; but his wife continued to live in Port Coquitlam, and later moved to Vancouver..
  WIFE: Katharine Napier, Catherine Dalziel ( 1886 – 1955 )
George Dalziel died on the 5th of September 1971 at the Shaughnessy Hospital, Vancouver. buried at Ocean View Cemetery, Burnaby, B.C.  He had lived in B.C. for 60 years, and was living at that time at 3407 East 45th Ave., Vancouver.  He had retired in 1940. DAUGHTER:  Elizabeth Flockhart "Parsons",( 1912-1987 ).
131st Battalion, No.14 platoon
Top Row: G. Brown, Percy Gibb, Hosford Franklin Nagle, Leslie Lemuel Evans Goldsmith, William Gower, S. Brown, John Simon Whittaker, James Alvin Scott, J. Gourlay, F. Jackson, P.J. Leidmeier, Frederick Harvard.
Second Row: Marmaduke George Bateman, Ralph Wellington Atkinson, Herbert William Henry, Harry Gower, J. Walker, John Gleave, James Arthur Hayne, Joseph Ladoux, William Perry Patten, J. Stewart, D. Dougherty,(David or Daniel Dougherty).
Third Row: George Dalziel, J. MacKenzie, Justin Dorr, G. Williams, John Henry Griffiths, William Henry Lawrence, A. Henderson, Ernest Turner, Wilfred Harold Coleman, Walter John Wigmore, Edward Cadenhead, Abe Denson.
Fourth Row: Albert Richard Eden, David Gillies, James Glass, William Herbert Simpson, F. Grant, Ernest Austen, James Joseph Shea, Roy Torrence Hildebrand, Martin Marin Beadle, James Lyall Goldsmith.
Front Row: Corporal Harry Carter, Company Sergeant Major Richard Arthur Henderson, Lieutenant Vyvyan Chard Brimacombe, Lieutenant Keith Campbell MacGowan, Company Quartermaster Sergeant Leslie George Rayner, Sergeant Edward Groves, Corporal Robert Albert Victor Cheale, Bugler Victor Thomas Crispin.

1911 census:  South Vancouver:  Finds George staying with kates brother  James Napier,(1874 - 1930)  who was the plumbing inspector 

SERVICE RECORD: George and Katherine were  married on the 28th of April 1911 at Edinburgh, Scotland.  He was serving in the 30th battalion. Came down with influenza.  He received a severe concussion, which caused him deafness, and chronic tinnitus caused by the war.  George served  his country for three years.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Alfred G. Fitt

Port Coquitlam Honour Roll
Alfred G. Fitt  131st Battalion. He signed his attestation papers on the 18th of April 1916 at Vancouver, B.C.   791030      logger( hooktender)  b.18 May 1872 ( 11 May 1868 )    Georgetown, Ontario.    Home: Port Coquitlam
Alfred died on the 14th of February 1924 after staying four months at the Vancouver General Hospital, Vancouver, B.C. At the age of 55;  of mouth cancer, he is buried at Mountain View Cemetery, Vancouver,   Home: 1928-34th Ave., East Vancouver, B.C.      Parents: James Fitt, and  Elizabeth Sykes  ( Shyles/Symes? )

Alfred’s father, James Fitt settled in 1854  at Esquesing, Ontario.
1861 census 
James Fitt (45 labourer logging),Elizabeth Fitt (24). Mary Fitt (18), James Fitt (16), George Fitt (14), Matilda Fitt (12)( married 1883 Winnipeg to Henry A. Manwearing), Emma Fitt (10), William Fitt (8),Elizabeth Fitt (6) born in Canada: Hariet Fitt (4), Jane Fitt(3), Maria Fitt (2)
1871 Census Esquesing, Halton, Ontario : James Fitts (55 farmer); Elizabeth (18); Jane(14); Joshua Fitt (10); John Fitt (8); Hannah  Fitt (6); Alfred Fitt (4).  

James Fitt (63) in 1879, married Sarah Kennedy (53) both were widowed.
1881 Census 
1891 census  James wife and children from her first marriage
James Fitt  died 20 May 1899 Birtle, Manitoba, age 84.
The 1901 census  finds Alfred Fitt working as a fisherman, and living in South Vancouver.
1911 census Coquitlam: Working in a logging camp 
Alfred Fitt
Gertrude Elizabeth Fitt
Henry Fitt
      b. March 1905, actually: Henry George Shelton (1905-1949)
Alfred Fitt      b.March 1907 actually: Alfred Shelton (1907-1971)

Gertrude Lillian Fitt  b. April 1909; married in 1926 to Arthur joseph Parker (she 18, he 21-parents: William, and Emily). [  Gertrude Lavina Fitt (1909-1983) Appears to have remarried in 1938 Peter Severin  Gundersen ( certificate is full of errors )

Dorothy May Fitt
    b.January 1911 Coquitlam;  married in 1926 Kristopher Skjigstad Johnson, she was 15, he 28
Henry Shelton married in 1906 Vancouver,  Gertrude Evans, he was 45, she 25

On the 26th of September 1912 at Westminster Junction, Alfred Fitt married Gertrude Elizabeth Shelton (widow) WIFE: Gertrude Elizabeth Evans Fitt. After Alfred died she remarried in 1924: John Thomas Faircloth (1877-1945).
131st Battalion, No.16 platoon  Year Book   

Top Row: Richard Henry Vicary, A.W.P. Nesbitt, Raymond William Combs, E. Williams, Wilfred Casey Currie, Richard Empey, Earle Marsh Martin, E. Fraser, John Dearman Dransfield, Arthur Coppen Wardle, W. Crowe, Hal Russell Bowers.
Second Row: T.H. Muir, William Murray Webster, John Henry Bears, Alfred Charles Duncan, Wallace Vivian Tapp, P.O. Lillie, George Aloyssius Currie, James Stephens Ferguson, Steven Jerry Ross, William Daniel Ronald, J.H. Pierce, Charles Edward Daveney.
Third Row: William Wretham, Frederick Tupper, A. Kemeski, George Latimer, T.W. Burks, Harrold Pickton, Alfred Fitt, George Thomas Reid, Stephen Angus Patten, T. Lichow.
Fourth Row: A. Anderson, J.H. Willot, Henry Edward Webb, Arthur Farthing, Hayward Vernon Wedrick, Thomas Jefferson Davier, J. Allison, J.G. Woods, Thomas Henry Laity, Walter Henry Hayward.
Front Row: Lance-Corporal Leonard William Parren, Corporal Peter Leslie Birrell, Company Sergeant Major Richard Arthur Henderson, Lieutenant J. Scott, Company Quartermaster Sergeant Leslie George Rayner, Sergeant Donald Eastman, Corporal Albert Charles Healey, Lance-Corporal Peter Boyd Todd, Bugler Robert Carl Paige.     

SERVICE RECORD: Medically unfit. pain, left shoulder. Epiphora  in left eye.   went to Jubilee hospital, Victoria, then Resthaven. discharged overage, physically unfit.  injured knee 20 years previous,Dacryocystitis   At Vernon Camp he got dirt in eye digging trench for water supply. His tear sac was removed at the Vernon hospital, then he spent one month in Vancouver.