John Arthur Culpepper1,2,3

Male, #36676, (22 Mar 1915 - 21 Aug 1944)
Father*William Louis Culpepper (6 May 1884 - a 1930)
Mother*Ida Young (s 1887 - )
DNA* John has been proven by DNA and genealogical research to be a descendant of Erasmus Culpepper of Nash Co., NC, who is a great-grandson of Robert Culpepper of Lower Norfolk, VA. 
Birth*22 Mar 1915 John was born at Alberta, Canada, on 22 Mar 1915. 
Marriage*circa 1932 He married Edith Adele Tindall at British Columbia, Canada, circa 1932. 
Birth of Son3 Oct 1933 His son Earl James Culpepper was born on 3 Oct 1933 at Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.3 
World War II*between 1942 and 1944 He served in World War II between 1942 and 1944
(John, a Petty Officer in the Royal Canadian Navy Reserve, was killed in WW II and is honored at the Halifax Memorial in Nova Scotia. Erected in Point Pleasant Park, the memorial one of the few tangible reminders of the men who died at sea. Twenty-four ships were lost by the Royal Canadian Navy in the Second World War and nearly 2,000 members of the RCN lost their lives.

The monument is a great granite Cross of Sacrifice over 12 metres high, clearly visible to all ships approaching Halifax. The cross is mounted on a large podium bearing bronze panels upon which are inscribed the names of over 3,000 Canadian men and women who were buried at sea. The dedicatory inscription, and the text for John which is found on panel 7, says:

John Arthur Culpepper
Petty Officer Stoker
H.M.C.S. Alberni,
Royal Canadian Navy Reserve
Died on Sunday, 21st August 1944. Age 29.

Also see The Albernia Project at
John Arthur Culpepper
Death*21 Aug 1944 He died on 21 Aug 1944 at age 29. 


Edith Adele Tindall (say 1917 - before 1962)
ChartsBenjamin (son of Robert) Culpepper of Edgecombe Co., NC: Descendant Chart
Last Edited16 Aug 2011


  1. E-mail written 1999 to Lew Griffin from Darrin Culpepper, Nanaimo, BC, Canada.
  2. Debt of Honor Register, Aug 2000.
  3. E-mail written 2001-2007 to Lew Griffin & Warren Culpepper from Earl James Culpepper (#41527), Nanaimo, BC, Canada, deceased.
  4. Commonwealth War Graves Commission,, retreived 22 Mar 2010.