Heller, Edward Joseph

Regimental Number: 101094
Rank: Lance Corporal
Branch: 49th Battalion

Ed was born in Logan, Iowa on February 10, 1889. He came to Canada in 1913 and settled in the South Peace in 1914. Ed’s homesteads were located at 23-71-10-W6 and 22-71-10-W6. In July of 1915 he enlisted in the Canadian army. Ed received a gunshot wound to his left leg on October 30, 1917 while serving in Belgium, and to his right leg in 1918. He was discharged on February 17, 1919 and returned to his homestead. On October 8, 1920, Ed married Laura Davis. Because of Ed’s injuries, they rented out their farm in 1926 and moved to White Rock. However, they returned in 1930 and resumed farming. Ed and Laura had four children. During World War II, he spent two years serving in the Veterans Guard. Ed died in March of 1988.

Sources: Pioneers of the Peace p. 280-283; Edson to Grande Prairie Trail p.186; Beaverlodge to the Rockies p. 56-58