Jordan, Walter

Regimental Number: 105156
Rank: Sergeant
Branch: 68th Battalion; 5th Battalion

Walter was born in Lubenham, Leicestershire, England on April 23, 1878. On December 14, 1904, he married Martha Edith. He served in the British Army during the Boer War, and in October of 1915 enlisted in the Canadian Army. In May of 1917, Walter suffered from trench fever and when he continued to have heart trouble afterward, he requested and was granted discharge in April of 1918. It was at this time that he brought his family to the Peace country, taking a homestead near Donnelly. In 1941 the Jordans moved to Wembley in hopes of finding better farmland. Walter died in Grande Prairie on January 11, 1966.

Sources: Along the Wapiti, p. 411; HT Jan. 25 & 29, 1957