Proctor, John

Regimental Number: 101239
Rank: Private
Branch: 49th Battalion

John was born in Teeswater, Ontario on December 12, 1879 (according to his homestead records and a 1934 biography, it seems likely that he lied about his age on his attestation paper and was in fact born in 1869). He came to the South Peace around 1908 or 1909; his land was located at NE and SW 34-73-8-W6. In September of 1915, John enlisted in the Canadian army. On November 28, 1916, he was injured by a falling load of bricks. John returned to the South Peace after the war. In the late 1930s, he sold his land to his nephew and moved into Grande Prairie. John died on July 7, 1942.

Sources: Buffalo Trails p. 211; La Glace p. 297