Cameron, Alexander

Regimental Number: 505877
Rank: Sapper
Branch: Canadian Engineers

Alexander “Sandy” Cameron was born on March 28, 1879 in Strontian, Argyll, Scotland. He came to Canada in the early 1900s with his brother Donald. They worked several years in Manitoba before coming to the Peace Country and filing on homesteads in 1912. After the war Sandy and Donald ran a stopping place for travelers on the Edson Trail. They also ran the only feed grinding outfit in the area from 1919 until 1929. Sandy’s land, which he filed on in 1927, was located at NE 8-72-4-W6. Sandy went to Edmonton in 1954 to seek treatment for corns on his feet and no trace of him has ever been found.

Sources: Smoky River to Grande Prairie, p. 89