Harrington, Joseph Leslie

Regimental Number: 207470
Rank: Sapper
Branch: 4th/5th Pioneer Battalion; 2nd Battalion, Canadian Railway Troops

Joseph was born in Ancaster, Ontario on July 22, 1892. He and his brother David both served in the Canadian army during World War I. Joseph injured his hip, left thigh, abdomen, and left ankle in September of 1917 while riding on a rail car loaded with steel. It collided with a tractor, and the tractor did not give enough clearance for the overhang of steel. Joseph came to the South Peace in 1919 and filed on homesteads at 24-70-25-W5 and 25-70-25-W5, in the Sturgeon Heights area. He died in January of 1974.

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