Camera Workers, 1858-1950

The British Columbia, Alaska and Yukon Photographic Directory, 1858-1950

Heath, Gerald Coussmaker[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8]

Male 1888 - 1915  (26 years)


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  • Name Heath, Gerald Coussmaker 
    Born 3 May 1888  Mount Abu, India Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 9, 10
    Gender Male 
    Business Address/Year 1912  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    445 Granville St., no. 16-17 (Fairfield Block)
    Canadian Picture Company
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Died 22 Apr 1915  [9
    Buried Ypres, Belgium Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    • His name is commemorated in the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium.
    Association Canadian Picture Company, The (Relationship: Photographer; Co-proprietor) 
    Person ID I1500  Camera Workers | H, vol. 2, 1901-1950
    Last Modified 1 Feb 2020 

  • Notes 
    • STATUS: Commercial.
    • BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to the 1911 Canada census he was born in India and immigrated in 1905. A passenger list gives an immigration date of April 1905 via Saint John, NB. He worked as a clerk for the Canadian Bank of Commerce in 1911 and as a clerk for the Northern Crown Bank between 1913-1914. He co-managed the Canadian Picture Company with J.K. Grahame in 1912.
      He enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force on 23 Sep 1914 in Valcartier, PQ, attained the rank of corporal and was killed in action on 22 Apr 1915. His sacrifice is commemorated in a memorial at Ypres, Belgium.

  • Sources 
    1. [S667] FamilySearch.org (Web site), Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
      Birth date: May 1888
      Recensement du Canada de 1911," URL (accessed 31 Jan 2020): https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-MRBZ

    2. [S698] HENVAN10, (Vancouver: Henderson Publishing, 1910).
      Vancouver: not listed

    3. [S732] HEN10, (Vancouver: Henderson Publishing, 1910).
      Vancouver: not listed

    4. [S795] HENVAN11, (Vancouver: Henderson Publishing, 1911), 748.
      Vancouver: Heath G C clk Can Bank of Commerce lvs 745 Burrard

    5. [S797] HENVAN12, (Vancouver: Henderson Publishing, 1912), 840.
      Vancouver: Heath Gerald C of Can Picture Co r 1174 Melville

    6. [S746] HENVAN13, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1913), 906.
      Vancouver: Heath Gerald C clk Northern Crown Bank 1174 Melville

    7. [S747] HENVAN14, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1914).
      Vancouver: Heath Gerald C clk Northern Crown Bank r 1174 Melville

    8. [S748] HENVAN15, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1915).
      Vancouver: not listed

    9. [S730] Personnel Records of the First World War (Web site), (Library and Archives Canada).
      URL (accessed 31 Jan 2020): http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/first-world-war/personnel-records/Pages/item.aspx?IdNumber=453840

    10. [S667] FamilySearch.org (Web site), Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
      Age: 16; estimated birth year: 1889
      "Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922," URL (accessed 31 Jan 2020): https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2HGB-WRL

    11. [S1065] Commonwealth War Graves Commission (Web site).
      URL (accessed 31 Jan 2020): https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/1592943/heath,-gerald-coussmaker/