Harrington, David Blain

Regimental Number: 1006405
Rank: Sapper
Branch: 6th Battalion, Canadian Railway Troops

David was born in Ancaster, Ontario on December 6, 1890. He and his brother Joseph both served in the Canadian army during World War I. After his discharge in 1919, David came to the South Peace and filed on homesteads at 26-70-25-W5 and 25-70-25-W5 in the Sturgeon Heights area. In 1925, he married Nellie Crotty; they had one son named Willie. David worked as a fire ranger during the summers from 1924 until 1944. In 1933, he donated the land on which the Sturgeon Heights school was built. Dave died on October 19, 1944.

Sources: Where the Red Willow Grew p. 303; Across the Smoky p. 28, 29