Shannon, Michael

Regimental Number: 258189
Rank: Corporal
Branch: 8th Battalion, Canadian Railway Troops

Michael was born in St. Johns, Newfoundland on March 26, 1869, though he lied about his age when he enlisted in May of 1916. He was gassed at Ploegsteert in September of 1917 and discharged on November 27, 1918, having been found medically unfit, probably due to the effects of gas as well as his age. In 1919, Michael filed on the northern half of 35-77-3-W6. He died in Grande Prairie on August 6, 1938.

Sources: Wagon Trails Grown Over p. 687