Cameron, Gordon Irwin

Regimental Number: 2776887
Rank: Lance Corporal
Branch: Canadian Ordinance Corps

Gordon was born in Three Rivers, Quebec on January 24, 1898 (according to his attestation paper; gives his birthdate as 1900). He lied about his age to enlist in 1916 but was found out before he shipped overseas. In June 1918 he enlisted a second time, though once again he never made it overseas and was discharged in August 1919. It was at this time that Gordon joined the RNWMP. He met his wife Martha while serving in the Yukon, and had to leave the force to marry her. Gordon went into business with his brother Charlie and in 1929, both brothers came west to the Peace country. After their daughter Ione was born, Gordon and Martha decided there was no future for them in farming and they moved to Vancouver in 1934. Eventually they ended up in the Yukon, where George died on April 29, 1996.

Sources: Homesteader’s Heritage p. 196;