Leechman, Alfred William

Regimental Number: 506013
Rank: Sapper
Branch: Engineers’ Training Depot

Alfred was born in Dublin, Ireland on May 15, 1887. He came to Grande Prairie in 1913 and filed on a homestead at 8-72-5-W6; Alfred also worked as a postmaster until he enlisted in the Canadian army in August of 1916. On October 19, 1916, Alfred was discharged “medically unfit” due to pulmonary tuberculosis. After his return he worked at the Royal Bank in Waterhole and later in Sexsmith. Alfred died on December 21, 1937 and was buried in the Grande Prairie cemetery.

*brother of Harold Leechman