Phalen, Roy Walter

Regimental Number: 183524
Rank: Private
Branch: 31st Battalion

Roy was born in Amherst, Nova Scotia on May 2, 1884. He enlisted in the Canadian army in November of 1915. In September of 1916, Roy received gunshot wounds to his right arm at the Somme. He sailed to Canada in June of 1917 because of a problem in his spinal nerve, and was sent to a convalescent home in Calgary. In November of that year he was discharged. In 1928, Roy came to the South Peace and filed on the northern half of 8-70-22-W5. He died on March 3, 1951.

Sources: Where the Red Willow Grew p. 220, 303