Hortie, Hector

Regimental Number: 648431
Rank: Sapper
Branch: Canadian Railway Troops

Hector was born in Chelmsford, Ontario on May 21, 1894. He enlisted in the Canadian Army in March of 1916. In May of 1917, Hector suffered from gunshot wounds to the left him. He was dangerously ill and invalided to Canada in November of 1917. On April 15, 1918, Hector was discharged. Shortly after that he came to the South Peace and filed on NW 31-77-4-W6 and NE 36-77-5-W6. In the 1920s, Hector married Lilian May “Eva.” In October of 1944, he took over the Rycroft Hotel. Hector died on August 29, 1974 and was buried in St. Joachim’s Cemetery in Edmonton.

Sources: Oct. 19 1944 p. 6 c. 5