Port Coquitlam Honour RollAlfred 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
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.
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 Fitt
James Fitt (63) in 1879, married Sarah Kennedy (53) both were widowed.
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
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.