Oatway, Richard McRae

Regimental Number: 3213088
Rank: Private
Branch: 1st Depot Battalion, Alberta Regiment

Richard was born on May 9, 1896 in Perth, Ontario. He came west to the Grande Prairie area in 1917; his homesteads were located at 29-72-5-W6 and 30-72-5-W6. Richard never married. He moved into the Pioneer Lodge in Grande Prairie in 1957, and lived there until his death in June of 1959.

Sources: Smoky River to Grande Prairie p. 301