Died: 9 July 1917, Lyndhurst, New Forest, Hampshire
Buried: Charleston Cemetery
Parents: George & Margaret, nee Cunningham
Occupation: Farmer in Canada
Rolls of Honour: Bethel Baptist Church
Regiment: Royal Canadian Forestry Corps
James Arthur Gailliford
James Arthur Gallaiford (also spelt Galliford) was the son of George Gallaiford. George was born c1853 in Devon. He married Margaret Cunnigham 26 April 1876 at St. Pauls Shipley. In 1881 they were living in Lancaster with George employed as a carter. By 1891 they were living at 7 Walker Fold in Shipley. James, the sixth of ten children, was born 20 March 1892 in Shipley. In 1901 the family were living at 3 Britannia Street in Shipley. Sometime after 1901 Margaret and several of her children, including James, moved to Canada, living in Glenford Alberta.
James, working as a farmer, enlisted 21 March 1916 with the Canadian Over-Seas Expeditionary Force. He served as a Private with the Canadian Forestry Corps. James was accidently killed 9 July 1917 at Lyndhurst in the New Forest, Hampshire.On 20 July 1917, the Shipley Times & Express published this report:The death took place last week under sad circumstances of a well-known Shipley young man, Pte James Arthur Galliford, son of the late Mr George Galliford and of Mrs Galliford of Glenford, Alberta, Canada.
The deceased, who was 27 years of age, was in Canada when war broke out and he enlisted voluntarily.Recently he had been with the Canadian Forestry Corps at a training centre in England and about a fortnight ago he paid a visit to his sister, Mrs Albert Clough of 19 Alexandra Road, Shipley.Whilst returning to his duties he was run over by a motor lorry and killed.
Pte Galliford was of a most genial disposition and his untimely death has caused sincere regret amongst a large circle of friends.He was interred with military honours at Charlestown Cemetery on Friday afternoon. A beautiful wreath was forwarded by the officers and men of the company of which he was a member.
With thanks to Colin Coates who researched and wrote James’s profile