Leblanc, Emile

Regimental Number: 3213010
Rank: Private
Branch: 1st Depot Battalion, Alberta Regiment

Emile was born on February 1, 1896 in Stanford, Quebec. He arrived in Donnelly in 1912 and lied about his age in order to file on a homestead (18-77-20-W5; 17-77-20-W5) which he later sold to his father. In 1918 Emile was drafted into the Canadian army; he went to England with his regiment but never saw active duty in France. After the war, Emile married Ella Comeau. The family moved to British Columbia around 1942, and Emile retired in Kamloops.

Sources: By the Peavine in the Smoky of the Peace, p. 369