Howell, Joseph Rickson

Regimental Number: 1251211
Rank: Gunner
Branch: 4th Battery, Canadian Field Artillery

Joseph was born in Paris, Ontario on November 16, 1886 (1888?). He came west to Alberta as a young man and enlisted in the Canadian army in Edmonton in April of 1917. After the war, in April of 1919, Joseph returned to Alberta and settled in the Dimsdale area (NW 14-71-7-6 and 32-71-26-W5). In June of 1920, he married Gertrude Dennis in Spirit River. In 1939, Joseph and Gertrude and their three children moved to Grovedale. Joseph lived in the Grovedale area until his death in 1975.

Sources: Along the Wapiti, p. 199, 411