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Alexander Jason Allard
October 21, 1924

Served prior to the First World War with the 104th Westminster Regiment and after the outbreak of the war joined the 131st Battalion, C.E.F. Allard was born in 1882 at Fort Langley and was a farmer. Interestingly as a Roman Catholic he is recorded as having attended the Methodist run Coqualeetza Industrial Institute. He died at Point Grey, and was recorded on the Coqualeetza Roll of Honour published in October 1924.


Private John Apps
April 12, 1917
46th Battalion C.E.F.
Service Number: 887424
Original Unit of Service: 188th Battalion
Canadian Cemetery No. 2, Neuville-St.-Vaast, Pas de Calais, France
Son of Stephen J. Apps and Margaret Apps of Sardis, B.C.

Born in Croydon, England, November 9, 1897 he was a farmer prior to the war. He enlisted in Yorkton, Saskatchewan, January 29, 1916.


Private Bernard Caunt
Died between April 7, 1917
Service Number: 216492
Bois-Carre British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France
Son of Harry and Louisa Caunt, Eriksdale, Manitoba

Born at Hull, England, April 14, 1894 he was an electrician prior to enlisting with the 100th Battalion, C.E.F., Winnipeg, Manitoba, February 12, 1916.

Bernard Caunt is commemorated by two memorial items located at St. John’s Anglican Church, Sardis, B.C. including a credence table and an aumbry. The memorials were provided by his brothers Joseph, Gilbert and Cuthbert Caunt.


Private James Davison
October 31, 1917
Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry
Service Number: 487453
Nine Elms British Cemetery, Belgium
Son of Andrew and Clara Davison, Vancouver, B.C., formerly Chilliwack

Surname sometimes appears as Davidson. Born at Moneymore, County Down, Ireland. Davison was a travelling salesman with the W.H. Malkin Company of Vancouver and served for six years as Quarter Master Sergeant with the 19th Alberta Dragoons. His attestation papers record his parents as living in Chilliwack, and a write-up of his loss, with picture is recorded in the Chilliwack Progress newspaper of January 17, 1918.


James Forrest
August 15, 1917
7th Battalion C.E.F. (1st B.C. Regiment)
Vimy Memorial

Born in Seattle, Washington in 1889, James Forrest joined the 88th Battalion C.E.F., (The Victoria Fusiliers) January 12, 1916. He was a former teamster whose next of kin hailed from Fort Simpson, B.C. He was a former student of Coqualeetza Industrial Institute and is recorded on their Roll of Honour published in October 1924.


Private Howard Lewis Ingram
Service Number 12/215
August 7, 1915
Auckland Regiment, New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Special Memorial, Embarkation Pier Cemetery, Turkey
Son of Jenkyn and Katherine Ingram
Husband of Flora Ellen Sinclair (formerly Ingram), Chilliwack, B.C.

Born in Fordingbridge, England. Served in the Sudan in 1898 and other South African campaigns.


Lieutenant George Arthur Leckie
May 9, 1918
49 Squadron, Royal Air Force
Arras Flying Service Memorial, Pas de Calais, France
Son of Robert J. & Annie Leckie, Vancouver, B.C.

Prior to the First World War G.A. Leckie had a farm in East Chilliwack. His name is recorded on the Roll of Honour for East Chilliwack. Flying DH9s from Dunkirk, 49 Squadron was engaged in day bombing operations against targets located at Ostend, Thourout, Zeebrugge and Bruges. The DH9 operated with two crew members, the pilot and an observer.


Private Frank Moody
October 8, 1916
Canadian Pioneer Battalion
Albert Communal Cemetery Extension
Son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Moody

A former student of Coqualeetza Industrial Institute, Sardis. Moody was Nissg’a from Nass River, near Terrace, B.C. He was a former student of Coqualeetza Industrial Institute and is recorded on their Roll of Honour published in October 1924.


Private Maurice Trevor Myles
April 20, 1917
3rd Battalion, Canadian Pioneers
Service Number: 180508
Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France
Son of Edmond Henry and Alice Caroline Myles

Not confirmed. However the honour roll at St. John’s Anglican Church, Sardis records this name though the second initial is either “T, I or F”. No other details known. The above named solider was living at Ganges, Salt Spring Island at the time of his attestation December 15, 1915. His family is recorded as Major Edmund Myles, Royal Army Medical Corps and Alice Caroline Myles.


Major Augustil Philip Norman
April 9, 1917
7th Battalion, C.E.F.
Arras Road Cemetery, Pas De Calais, France
Son of Francis and Anne Norman of Jersey, Channel Islands
Husband of Maud A. Norman of Jersey, Channel Islands

A forester by profession Major Norman was born March 25, 1883 in Jersey, Channel Islands. Prior to the First World War he served for 18 months with the Scottish Horse. Few details known, knowledge of his Chilliwack connection received via an email researcher who claimed Major Norman lived in Chilliwack at one time.


Private Arnold Giles
June 18, 1916
Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry
Service Number: 475862
Niederzwehren Cemetery, Germany
Son of Robert and Agnes Yule Giles, Chilliwack, B.C.

Arnold Giles was born in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, August 31, 1890 and was a jeweller.  He joined the 3rd McGill University Company, P.P.C.L.I., July 29, 1915 at Saskatoon. His parents lived on Mary Street in Chilliwack. Private Giles, was wounded and reported missing between June 2nd and 4th, 1916 and subsequently died of his wounds in a Germany. On July 17, 1916 his mother Agnes received a postcard from a German nurse informing her that her son, now a prisoner of war was being treated for his injuries in a German hospital. At that time Mrs. Giles had received no word of her son from British authorities. When captured Private Giles was operating with an advance machine gun party, the crew of which were all reported missing possibly due to a direct hit by shellfire.


Second Lieutenant Richard Fenwick Ruddock
June 18, 1916
6th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers
Kemmel Chateau Military Cemetery, Belgium
Son of Richard and Alice Ruddock, Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.

An accountant by profession Ruddock was born in Tynemouth, England, August 20, 1896. He served for one year with the 1st N.T.R.E.V. and the 104th Regiment in New Westminster.  Ruddock served as a Private with the 7th Battalion C.E.F. prior to his commission in the British Army. A few articles written by Ruddock appear in the Chilliwack Progress and news of his death was recorded in the newspaper July 20, 1916. In Chilliwack he worked in the office of the Chilliwack Progress and then transferred to the staff of the British Columbian in New Westminster. He is recorded on the New Westminster War Memorial.


Private James Wellington Young
September 27, 1918
7th Battalion C.E.F.
Service Number: 2020825
Sains-les-Marquion British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France
Son of Alfred Young, Chilliwack, B.C.

James Young was a grocer whose business was located on 22nd Avenue East, Vancouver. He was born at Cypress River, Manitoba January 18, 1892. He was drafted under the Military Service Act of 1917.



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