Perry, Rupert Lee

Regimental Number:
Rank: Lieutenant
Branch: 236th Battalion; 21st Battalion

Rupert was born in Codys, New Brunswick on August 28, 1895. He received his commission as a lieutenant in the summer of 1916 (his brother Judd also served in the Canadian army). Rupert was gassed in April or May of 1917 at Vimy Ridge; this resulted in a case of bronchitis. He also had trench fever in June of 1917, and received gunshot wounds to his right shoulder and leg on August 18, 1917. After the war he came to the Beaverlodge area and filed on land at SE 18-71-9-W6 and SW 25-71-10-W6. Rupert died on July 26, 1967, at the age of 72.

Sources: Beaverlodge to the Rockies p. 66