Belford, Joseph Walter

Regimental Number: 718771
Rank: Private
Branch: 107th Battalion

Joseph was born in Brighton, Ontario on November 25, 1871. He and his wife Maria Jane and their four children were living in Kelwood, Manitoba at the time of his enlistment in March of 1916. Joseph, already well into his forties, complained of being easily tired, shortness of breath, and various other symptoms (see page 11 of his service file). He was discharged on November 12, 1918. In 1928, the family came to the South Peace, where Joseph filed on the western half of 31-72-26-W5. Joseph died on February 4, 1956.

Sources: Across the Smoky p. 63; number of news clippings