Soldier Spotlight: Agnes Dahl

Image: Buffalo Lake School on the move headed for Pipestone Creek, ca. 1950 (SPRA 483.01.19-02)

Force: Women’s Royal Naval Service (WRNS)

Born in 1922 in Buffalo Lake AB, Agnes Dahl was the daughter of Anders Jacobson and Kari (Tiegen) Dahl who were originally from Norway. Agnes and her brother and sisters attended Buffalo Lake School. Serving with the WRNS during WWII for two and a half years, she was posted in Eastern Canada. After the war she taught school in Progress BC where she met her husband, Eric Carlson. They were married in 1950, and moved to a farm in Fort St. John BC. The Carlsons had two children: Valerie and Renny. Agnes passed away at age 95 in May 2017.

Source: Buffalo Trails pp. 15-16, Photo p. 16
La Glace Yesterday and Today p. 101, Photo p. 315
AGS website – Obituary Index (Under “Carlson”)

The Archives’ online Soldiers’ Memorial. Each week, our volunteers select a remarkable individual to showcase in this blog series. The Soldiers’ Memorial commemorates more than 1,100 WWI veterans and 2,300 WWII veterans from our region. Three dedicated volunteers have contributed over 1,200 hours to this project by researching and writing biographies. Our goal is to have all South Peace soldiers acknowledged for their service. If you know of someone who lived in the South Peace and should be listed on the Memorial, or would like to get involved by researching a local veteran, please contact the Archives.


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