Ivins, Russell

Regimental Number: 434350
Rank: Sergeant
Branch: 50th Battalion

Russell was born in Reading, England on February 21, 1880. It is unknown when he first came to Canada, but he enlisted in the Canadian Army in Calgary in January of 1915. Russell received shrapnel wounds to the back in November of 1917, and in July of 1918, he was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal. In the early 1920s, Russell married Florence. They had one son named Mason. The family came to the South Peace in 1929 and filed on SE 33-75-9-W6 and SW 34-75-9-W6. Around 1945, they moved to Calgary. Russell died in Calgary on September 21, 1970.

Sources: Pioneer Round-Up p. 581