Regimental Number: 475394
Branch: Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry
Jack was born in London, Ontario on May 28, 1880. He came to Winnipeg with his family as a child, and in 1915 came west to Alberta. Jack worked on a ranch in southern Alberta before joining a railroad survey party which brought him to Grande Prairie. He joined the Princess Patricia’s in October of that year. Jack was wounded at Ypres in May of 1916, and also suffered from lumbago and myalgia. On June 30, 1917, while in England, Jack married Leah Swain. They settled in Vancouver after the war but the damp west coast climate had a negative effect on Jack’s health and in 1923 the couple came to the Peace River country and filed on a homestead in Debolt (SW 1/4 9-72-1-W6). Jack died on November 6, 1957 and was buried in the Debolt cemetery.
Sources: Across the Smoky p. 55