21 September 2018

Sydney Catchpole: CWGC Beechwood

Born on 6 April 1897 in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, Sydney Catchpole, a home child, came to Canada in 1910 with a party of from Mrs. Birt's Liverpool Sheltering Home bound for Knowlton, Quebec.

He died of pneumonia on this date 100 years ago, the first Beechwood soldier death attributable to  the 1918 flu pandemic. Sydney Catchpole is buried in Grave Reference: Sec. 29. Lot 13-14. 19 at Beechwood Cemetery.

Read Sydney's history in a previous blog post.

He was the second CEF soldier born in Great Yarmouth buried at Beechwood. By coincidence Sydney Catchpole died four years to the day after the first, Thomas Hardingham.

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