Dumas, Henry

Regimental Number: 466639
Rank: Sergeant
Branch: 63rd Battalion; 10th Battalion

Henry was born in New Richmond, Quebec on March 7, 1894. He came west to Edmonton in 1912, and settled in the Bezanson area in 1915. Henry did some boxing as a light heavyweight in his youth and also while he was in the army. He enlisted in July of 1915. In February of 1918, Henry was struck on the nose by a splinter falling off a building; it lacerated the bridge of his nose and fractured nasal bones. Henry survived the war and returned to Bezanson in 1919; at this time he filed on 21-72-3-W6. In 1949 he sold his farm and worked for a lumber company in Fort St. John. Henry returned to Grande Prairie in 1964 to retire and died in April of 1982. He was buried in the Grande Prairie Cemetery.

Sources: Smoky River to Grande Prairie p. 327