Empey, Harold Harper

Regimental Number: 811730
Rank: Private
Branch: 31st Battalion

Harold was born in Brandon, Manitoba on June 4, 1893. He filed on a homestead at SW 22-78-15-W6 in 1914. On January 1, 1916, Harold enlisted in the Canadian Army. He was reported missing in action on May 3, 1917; it was later discovered that he had been taken prisoner. Harold was hospitalized for influenza after he was repatriated. He returned to the South Peace after the war and according to a present address card in his service file, he was living in Dawson Creek in the 1920s. Harold married Betsey Holum. They eventually moved to Ontario, where Harold died in 1979.