Allan, Samuel Nelson

Regimental Number: 101629
Rank: Private
Branch: 49th Battalion; Canadian Forestry Corps

Samuel was born in Toronto, Ontario on January 11, 1882. He married Margaret Prior on March 7, 1905 in Arthur, Ontario. It is unknown when they came west, but Samuel and his wife Margaret were living in Edmonton at the time of his enlistment in January of 1916. On June 12, 1916, just a few days after arriving in France, Samuel went absent without leave. He was still absent on July 4 and was declared a deserter. It may have been as late as August that Samuel was found. In 1926, Samuel was living in Innisfree, Alberta. He filed on SW 1-70-11-W6 in 1928. Samuel died in Vancouver on August 3, 1968.