Funnell, Arthur Henry

Regimental Number: 114515
Rank: Sergeant
Branch: 9th Battalion, Canadian Mounted Rifles; Royal Canadian Dragoons

Arthur was born in Epsom, England on February 12, 1890. He came to the Peace Country in 1912 with his brothers Thomas and Herbert, and filed on homesteads at 12-71-11-W6 and 1-71-11-W6. Arthur enlisted in the Canadian army in March of 1915. He wrote a series of letters to the Grande Prairie Herald about his journey to England, life in the training camp, and experiences at the front. In August of 1918 Arthur was wounded, and in March of 1919 he was awarded Meritorious Service Medal. He was deemed medically unfit because of varicose veins and myalgia and discharged in June of 1919. Arthur died in December 1974/January 1975 in Beaverlodge.

Sources: Pioneers of the Peace p. 233-235