Ireland, DeCourcey Cargell

Regimental Number: 505601
Rank: Sapper
Branch: Canadian Engineers

DeCourcey was born in New Zealand on October 12, 1877. At the age of 18 he got a job on a boat sailing for Canada. He traveled inland to the Okanagan Valley, where he met and married Mary Tonson. In 1904/1905, they moved to High Prairie, Alberta with their young family. DeCourcey served in the Canadian army during World War I. In 1933, the Irelands moved to New Fish Creek and lived on a homestead at NE 2-73-22-W5. DeCourcey died on April 23, 1955.

Sources: Where the Red Willow Grew p. 443