Lapointe, Donald Reuben

Regimental Number: 6925; 2683916; 2057
Rank: Private
Branch: Royal North West Mounted Police; Lord Strathcona’s Horse; 1st Depot Battalion, Saskatchewan Regiment

Donald was born in Aultsville, Ontario on February 23, 1903. He joined the RNWMP in April 1918, but was dismissed in July when it was discovered that he was underage. Shortly after that, Don was drafted, and on his enlistment form gave February 25, 1899 as his date of birth. He served only in Canada. Don married Viola Mildred and the couple came to Woking in 1929; they filed on a homestead at SW8-76-6-W6. When World War II started, Don once again joined the army but was discharged for health reasons. He died in Grande Prairie on September 27, 1979.

Sources: Burnt Embers p. 165; obituary; (search Regimental Number 6925)