Peebles, Harold

Regimental Number: 101383
Rank: Private
Branch: Canadian Forestry Corps

Harold was born in Flinton, Ontario on August 14, 1899. He came to the Peace Country with his family in 1912. In 1915, Harold and his father George enlisted in the Canadian Army (his younger brother Arthur enlisted in the Navy near the end of the war). In May of 1918, Harold suffered from the influenza. He was weakened by the illness and discharge was recommended, but it didn’t go through. While in England, Harold met and married Emmie David. The couple had four children. Harold filed on land at W 21-76-3-W6 and 17-76-3-W6. He died on May 10, 1961.

Sources: surname database; Pioneers of the Peace p. 193; Grooming the Grizzly p. 492