Redwood, Douglas Ivan

Branch: British Cavalry

Douglas was born around 1898 in Somerset, England. He joined the Cavalry in England while still underage and served in World War I. He served in Mesopotamia, and after the war spent two years in India. In 1921, Douglas came to Canada and joined his brother William, who had homesteaded in the area in 1912. Douglas’s land was located at SE 13-74-6-W6 and SW 3-75-5-W6. He married Edith Ward in the early 1920s. They had six children. Douglas also served in World War II, but was discharged in 1944 due to a weak heart and high blood pressure. Douglas died in Grande Prairie on June 12, 1946.

Sources: Buffalo Trail 196, 261; Wagon Trails Grown Over p. 1148