Agar, Irwin Smyth

Regimental Number: 259945
Rank: Private
Branch: 1st Depot Battalion, Saskatoon Regiment

Irwin Agar was born in Dungannon, Ontario on June 6, 1897. He came on the first train to Grande Prairie in 1916 and filed on a homestead at Kleskun Lake, which he later sold. He was drafted in May 1918. Irwin returned to the Peace Country in 1937, where he farmed until he fell off a ladder and broke his back in 1959. He retired to Vernon, BC, where he died on May 4, 1973.

Sources: Along the Wapiti, p. 411. Smoky River to Grande Prairie, p. 279