Cecil Garnett Stiff

Memorial: Frampton Cotterell - St. Peter’s Church

Regiment: Canadian Infantry

Rank and number: Private 460174

Parents: William Edmund and Cecilla Rebecca Stiff

Marital status: Single

Pre-war occupation: Black Smith

Date of birth: 27/03/1885

Place of birth: Frampton Cotterell

Date of death: 06/05/1917

Buried/Commemorated at: St. Peter's Churchyard, Frampton Cotterell, Bristol

Age: 32

Further information:

Cecil Garnet Stiff was born in 1885 in Frampton Cotterell to parents, William Edmund and Cecilia Rebecca Stiff. He was brother to Horace Roy, Ruby, Charles and Victor. Cecil’s father worked as a carpenter at the colliery and his mother had died by 1901

Cecil went to Canada in 1908 aboard the SS Kensington. He worked as a boiler maker and before that he worked as a blacksmith. He was 5 foot 10 inches and he had blue eyes, dark hair and a dark complexion. He was a Baptist

Cecil served with the 44th Battalion of the Canadian Infantry, (New Brunswick Regiment) as a private. Cecil died of wounds received at Vimy Ridge on the 6th May 1917 at the age of 32. Cecil is buried in Frampton Cotterell (St. Peter's churchyard to the north-east of the church. Cecil is remembered on both the Frampton Cotterell War Memorials

Cecil's brother Horace Roy also died during the war

By kind permission, this information is based on the following source(s):

Yate and District Heritage Centre and Glosgen.co.uk