Brewer, Walter Linder

Regimental Number: 911828
Rank: Sapper
Branch: 196th Battalion; 2nd Canadian Labour Battalion (12th Canadian Railway Troops)

Walter was born to Charles & Rose Brewer in Ottawa, Ontario on December 18, 1897. The family moved to Vancouver when he was still a child. Walter, along with his father and brother, went overseas with the Canadian army during World War I. The family moved to the Peace country after the war. Walter did not feel farming was for him, however, and returned to Vancouver. On the way he spent some time in Edmonton, where he met and married his wife Megan. Walter died on December 9, 1979 and was buried in Maple Ridge Cemetery, Vancouver, British Columbia.

Sources: Smoky River to Grande Prairie p. 158