Carveth, Gerald Victor

Regimental Number: 3213064
Rank: Private
Branch: 1st Depot Battalion, Alberta Regiment; 21st Reserve Battalion

Gerald was born in Leskard, Ontario on September 16, 1897. He was the son of Arthur William and Elizabeth Carveth. His father and two brothers, Cecil and Rupert, arrived in the Grande Prairie area in 1911. His father returned east the following year to bring Gerald, his mother, and his sister Rita to join them. The family homesteaded on NW, NE, SE 10-72-5-W6. In September 1915, Gerald filed on his own homestead, SW 6-73-4-W6. He was drafted into the army in June 1918 and went overseas, though he remained in England and never saw active duty at the front lines in France. Gerald married Gladys Clarkson on February 14, 1923. They bought the Arthur Carveth farm, where they lived for 31 years. Three children were born to the Carveths – Jim, Betty, and Edna. Gerald died on April 13, 1982 in Grande Prairie at the age of 84.

Source: Pioneers of the Peace p. 138