Devost, Philippe

Regimental Number: 3214424
Rank: Private
Branch: 1st Depot Battalion, Alberta Regiment

Philippe was born on November 1, 1891 in St. Anne de la Perade, Quebec. He moved to Donnelly in 1917 and homesteaded at SW 7-77-20-5. In 1918, Philippe was drafted but as the war was nearly over, he didn’t make it to England before his discharge in January of 1919. In December of 1919, Philippe married Marthe Perrier. The couple had seven children. Philippe left in 1930 to work on the railroad at Reno, and the rest of the family joined him later. They eventually moved to Lacombe, where Philippe died in September of 1961.

Sources: By the Peavine in the Smoky of the Peace, p. 271