Brick, Hiram Allan “Allie”

Regimental Number: 2684243
Rank: Private
Branch: RNWMP

Allie was born on October 23, 1900 in Fort Vermilion. He was underage when he joined the Canadian army and listed his year of birth as 1899. Allie served only in England. By 1923 he was part of the staff at the Land Office in Grande Prairie. Allie married Viola Gordon on October 29, 1925; the couple had four children. Later, in 1933, Allie worked for the provincial government in Peace River. He once again enlisted in the Canadian army during World War II and served from 1941 until 1945. In 1958, Allie began working for the Lands & Mines Department in Edmonton; he kept this position until his retirement in 1965. Allie spent the last nine months of his life in the Mewburn Veteran’s Home and died on August 19, 1983 in Edmonton.

Sources: Pioneers of the Peace p. 35; see surname file for Herald-Tribune November 4, 1975 (Golden Anniversary); August 3 1983 (Obituary)