He served his country in WWI, by signing his attestation papers on the 6th of January 1916 at Chilliwack, which was also where he was living.
Service Number: 760778 George Wozencroft was born on the 17th of July 1893 at Walton , Radnorshire, Wales. He listed his occupation as, landscape gardener. He served in the 121st Battalion (102nd Battalion) , and the No.11 Special Services Company, C.E.F., reportedly he was a good shot and was a sniper. E.G. Wozencroft was one of the first residents of Chilliwack to sign up to join the military, and the newspaper made a point of publishing many facts concerning the recruits, and their subsequent status.
Walter James Preddy (1884 —) he later married Daisy Lotta Baker 1884 — 1976
George and Walter appeared to have been good friends with Archibald "J." Hamilton ( 1873-1948) . The newspapers latter reported that Walter was back in Ontario; and I guess that the partnership had changed, or failed.
In the 1923 Report of the Auditor General, it was reported that George was given $217.33 for destruction of his hogs due to hog cholera. That would have hurt him financially, since the entire herd would have been destroyed.
John Ewen, moved to Chilliwack in 1911, and passed the B.C. Bar exam in 1912, and practiced law until his sudden death The legal after-effect of the assault found George committed to the Provincial Mental Hospital, at Essondale
1898 — 1931
102 battn., C.E.F.
Lest we forget
mother: Martha Francis, Herefordshire
father: John b. Walton, Wales
Rosetta Wozencroft 1881 — 7 May 1940 Saanich Rosetta was married to
Robert Holdcroft ( 1887 — 1969 )
Arthur Mann ( 1878 — 1952 ) 400143 Was married to two of George’s sisters, Francis "Fanny" Margaret Wozencroft 1890 — 7 March 1920 she was six months pregnant, and contracted influenza; they were married in August 1919 .
Then Arthur Mann, on October 1921 married another of George’s sister’s, Gertrude May Wozencroft 1883 — 29 April 1961 Victoria, B.C.
NOTE: I am fairly certain that there are more siblings that I have missed. The Wozencroft, Wosencroft, Wozencraft family name is very common in the Radnorshire area of Wales, but not common here, and the BC Archives has a few that appear to be related; or better yet, the LDS Family Search website