Secrest, Glenn Otis

Regimental Number: 154887
Rank: Private
Branch: 1st Canadian Pioneer Battalion

Glenn was born in Edgerton, Kansas on January 29, 1881. He served in the American Army during the Philippine War, and enlisted in the Canadian Army in October of 1915 to serve in the First World War. Glenn’s service file states that he suffered from persistent vomiting in October of 1917 and he was diagnosed with Bright’s Disease. In fall of 1919, he married Mabel. They came to the South Peace and filed on SW 4-73-3-W6 and SE 5-73-3-W6. Glen died on November 10, 1960.

Sources: Smoky River to Grande Prairie p. 147