Armstrong, David Edward

Regimental Number: 3213460
Rank: Private
Branch: 1st Depot Battalion, Alberta Regiment

David “Ed” Armstrong was born in Albemarle, Ontario on March 3, 1895. When their father died in 1914, Ed and brother Leo came west to file on a homestead, 35-72-11-W6 west of Grande Prairie. The boys returned to Ontario and in 1916 Ed, Leo, their mother Susan and sisters Ila and Dessie loaded their supplies and traveled to the end of the rail line in Grande Prairie. Once there, it took them four days to travel to their homestead near Hythe, Alberta. Ed was drafted in March of 1918, to serve in the war but was discharged months later as the war had ended. In 1922 he married Grace Evelyn Everton. The couple stayed in the Hythe area. Ed died in the Beaverlodge hospital on February 19, 1960.

Source: Pioneer Round-Up p. 173, SPRA Fonds 632 biography