Purves, Lorney Edgar

Regimental Number: 276466
Rank: Private
Branch: 46th Battalion

Lorney was born in Berkeley, Ontario on March 31, 1892. He was living in Saskatchewan at the time of his enlistment in June of 1916. Later that year, Lorney married Charlotte Jessie Drysdale. Lorney received gunshot wounds to his left elbow on September 3, 1918. He was invalided to Canada on November 26, 1918 because of this wound. In the early 1920s, Lorney and Lottie and their three children came to the South Peace, where Lorney filed on a homestead at SW 12-70-9-W6. Lorney died in the Grande Prairie hospital on August 23, 1967.

Sources: Along the Wapiti p. 381, 411