When he was a young man he studied to be a tailor under his mother's teaching.
|Cliff Blakely on right|
At the age of 23 he enlisted in the Canadian Over-Seas Expeditionary Force and served with the 147th Battalion . He went to France with the 38th Battalion as Tailor Sergeant.
|Cliff Blakely - World War One|
|Clifford Blakely WW1 enlistment record.|
|Cliff Blakely WWI|
|Clifford and Mary's marriage record.|
He and Mary had three children. Kenneth Clifford, Margaret Mary and Marion Frances.
|Cliff and his sister Pearl|
|Cliff and Mary|
Clifford passed away on Feb 7 ,1970. His wife Mary died in 1974. They are buried in Elmdale Memorial Park Cemetery in St. Thomas,Ontario.