World War One Roll of Honour



Private Cecil Redverse Cameron
January 14, 1919
51st Company, Canadian Forestry Corps, C.E.F.
Service Number 790822. Originally enlisted with the 131st Battalion C.E.F.
Charmes Military Cemetery, Essegney, France
Son of John Cameron, St. Elms, formerly New Westminster, B.C.

Born in East Chilliwack in 1899, Cameron was a young teenager when he joined the C.E.F. at the age of 16. He enlisted with Chilliwack's militia, the 104th Regiment in April 1916, transferred to the 131st Battalion C.E.F. and went overseas with the Canadian Forestry Corps. He died of bronchial pneumonia. His brother was James Cameron, Rosedale, B.C. and they had one sister, Mrs. William Peers of Chilliwack, and five brothers.


Private John Bertram Carvolth
March 1, 1917
54th Battalion C.E.F. (Kootenay)
Service Number 761177. Originally enlisted in the 121st Battalion C.E.F.
Villers Station Cemetery, Villers-Au-Bois, France. Age 29
Son of Mrs. E. J. Carvolth, Penzance, Cornwall, England
Husband of Helen G. Carvolth, 408 Monaghan Rd., Peterboro', Ontario

J.B. Carvolth was born in Cornwall, England in 1888 and was a farmer prior to enlistment in the 121st (Western Irish) Battalion C.E.F. His mother resided in Chilliwack and later moved to Vancouver where she learned of her son's death. It was reported that she was "feeling her bereavement very acutely" (Chilliwack Progress March 29, 1917, p. 1) and that she would appreciate any information about her son that she could receive. Private Carvolth operated a farm on Prairie Central Road. His sister, Gladys Carvolth served as a nursing sister in Egypt, Salonika and in France.

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Major Thomas Edward Caskey
September 9, 1917
29th Battalion C.E.F. (Tobin's Tigers)
Seaford Cemetery, Sussex, United Kingdom. Age 40
Son of James and Deborah Caskey
Husband of Rebekah Caskey, Chilliwack, B.C.

Born in Hastings, Ontario in 1874, Thomas Caskey served with the 32nd "Bruce" Regiment, a Canadian militia unit from Ontario. In Chilliwack, prior to the First World War he was the editor of the Chilliwack Progress. During the First World War, Chilliwack raised funds to purchase a machine gun for troops overseas. Mayor Barber sent a cable to Thomas Caskey to inform his unit that $1000.00 was raised for the purchase of the weapon. Several lengthy letters, written by Caskey, were published in the Chilliwack Progress. Much to Major Caskey's disappointment he was not sent to France with the battalion but was selected to remain in command of the Base Company at Shorncliffe. On March 9, 1916 he was sent to the front and had command of his old company. An attack of appendicitis resulted in his return to England where another medical problem was encountered that led to two more surgeries. Complications developed and Major Caskey died at Princess Louise Military Hospital for officers at Brighton, England.


Private Charles Edward Clapp
August 18, 1917
47th Battalion C.E.F. (New Westminster)
Service Number 826678. Originally enlisted with the 143rd Battalion C.E.F.
Vimy Memorial, France. Age 27
Son of George H. Clapp, of White Rock, British Columbia, and the late Annie Maria Clapp.

Charles Clapp came from South River, Ontario where he was born April 14, 1890. Prior to his enlistment in the 143rd Battalion (B.C. Bantams) C.E.F. he was a Teamster. He joined the 143rd  when a company of that unit visited Chilliwack. In 1916 he transferred to the 47th Battalion. A brother, Aubrey Alexander Clapp also served with the Canadian Expeditionary Force.

Private Roy Cromarty
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