Gravell, Karl Mander b. September 27, 1922 d. November 10, 1941 Recipient of The George Cross Medal of Honour for Civilian Bravery. Gravell was awarded his medal posthumously for bravery at Calgary, Alberta, canada, on November 10, 1941. Leading Aircraftman Gravell was under training at the Canadian Wireless School in Calgary in Alberta on 10th November 1941, when, on a routine training flight his Tiger Moth training aircraft plunged to the ground and burst into flames. He managed to extricate himself from the wreckage and get clear, but in spite of the...[Read More] (Bio by: K) Mountain View Cemetery and Crematorium, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Plot: ABRAY/*/04/007/0002
Griffis, Silas Seth 'Si' b. September 22, 1883 d. July 9, 1950 Professional Hockey Player. A native of Onaga, Kansas, Griffis played 13 professional seasons from 1902 to 1919 in the WKHL, PCHA, Man-Pro, X-Games, and the MHL-SR, Hockey Leagues. He played for the Rat Portage Thistles from 1902 to 1905, Kenora Thistles from 1905 to 1909, Nelson Hockey Club from 1909 to 1911, Vancouver Millionaires from 1911 to 1919, and the PCHA All-Stars from 1914 to 1915. Griffis was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame as a Player in 1950, and the Northwestern Ontario...[Read More] (Bio by: K) Mountain View Cemetery and Crematorium, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Plot: MASONIC/*/*/166/0001
Hall, Joseph Henry 'Bad Joe' b. May 3, 1882 d. April 5, 1919 Professional Hockey Player. Hall was born on May 3, 1882, in Staffordshire, England. At 5'10, and 175lbs, he began his hockey career in 1902 with the Brandon Regals and played for 9 other teams before playing the position of defense for the Quebec Bulldogs from 1910 to 1917, and the Montreal Canadiens from 1917 to 1918, and 1918 to 1919. Hall earned his nickname, 'Bad Joe' for his high penalty count. He later helped to design the Tackaberry hockey boot. On April 5, 1919, at the age of 36 he...[Read More] Mountain View Cemetery and Crematorium, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Plot: JONES/*/37/038/0016
Kerr, John Chipman b. January 11, 1887 d. February 19, 1963 World War I Victoria Cross Medal Recipient. He served as a in the Private in the 49th Battalion Alberta Regiment, Canadian Expeditionary Force. On September 16, 1916, at Courcelette, France, during the Somme offensive, Private Kerr ran along the parados under heavy German fire until he was in close contact and opened fire on them at point blank range. The enemy, thinking they were surrounded, surrendered with sixty two prisoners being taken and 250 yards of trench captured. During this action...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Mountain View Cemetery and Crematorium, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Plot: Abray/05/008/0012
McBeath, Robert Gordon b. December 22, 1898 d. October 9, 1922 World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Rosehearty, Scotland, he served as a Lance Corporal in the Seaforth Highlanders, British Army. On November 17, 1917, during the Battle of Cambrai in France, Lance Corporal McBeath volunteered to deal with enemy machine-gunners that held the advance of his unit and causing heavy casualties. On his own he single-handedly attacked a nest of German machine guns, captured 30 enemy soldiers and three officers. For most conspicuous bravery, he was promoted...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Mountain View Cemetery and Crematorium, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Plot: MASONIC/*/*/193/0006.
McGuigan, William Joseph b. July 18, 1853 d. December 25, 1908 Vancouver Mayor. Dr. McGuigan arrived in Vancouver in 1885 and was one of the signatories on the petition for Incorporation. His first office was a tobacco store owned by Jack Levy on the North side Cordova Street between Carrall and Abbott. William Joseph McGuigan was born at North Easthope, near Stratford, Perth Co., Ontario, the eldest son of Michael McGuigan, a native of Castle Dawson, Co. Derry, Ireland, and Bridget Quinliven. He obtained his secondary schooling at Stratford High School...[Read More] (Bio by: Kathleen Giusti) Mountain View Cemetery and Crematorium, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Plot: OLD/3/02/018/0011
Shankland, Robert b. October 10, 1887 d. January 20, 1968 World War I Victoria Cross Medal Recipient. He served as a Lieutenant in the 43rd Battalion Manitoba Regiment, Canadian Expeditionary Force. At Passchendaele, Belgium, on October 26, 1917, the Germans gained a strong front position. Lieutenant Shankland rallied the remnants of his own platoon and men of other companies, took command of the ground in front and inflicted heavy casualties on the retreating enemy. Later he dispersed a counter-attack and then personally communicated to headquarters...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Mountain View Cemetery and Crematorium, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Plot: Ashes scattered on the grounds
Templeton, William b. 1853 d. January 16, 1898 Vancouver Mayor. Templeton arrived from Bellville, Ontario to Vancouver, BC in 1886. He was a butcher by profession and received a land grant from the Canadian Pacific Railway in exchange for helping make Vancouver its terminus. He had failed a bid for mayor in 1882 but he served as an alderman and later as school trustee. He had an aggressive personality and was said to be a bad political strategist. Despite the suspicions of the working class due to his ties with CPR, he was elected Mayor in...[Read More] (Bio by: SusanR) Mountain View Cemetery and Crematorium, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Plot: OLD/4/01/007/0001