Regimental Number: 504989
Branch: Canadian Engineers
David was born in Peterboro, Ontario on April 15, 1883. He was living in Brandon, Manitoba at the time of his enlistment in April of 1916; his brother Andrew also served in the Canadian Army. David received shrapnel wounds to his feet, back, left arm, and right leg in May of 1917. The wound to his left foot caused lasting damage; from that point on he had trouble standing and walking, and needed to have a special boot made (view x-rays of David’s foot on pages 41 and 42). Because of his injuries, David was invalided to Canada in February of 1918 and discharged on July 22, 1918. David had filed on SW 4-72-8-W6 by proxy in 1916. In 1919, he filed (this time in person) on NW 30-71-8-W6. David married Edna “Bonnie” Campbell in September of 1923. He died in 1967.
Sources: Lake Saskatoon Reflections p. 113