South, Floyd John

Regimental Number: 101362
Rank: Sapper
Branch: 49th Battalion; 4th Battalion, Canadian Railway Troops

Floyd was born in Casselton, North Dakota on September 24, 1883. He and his family moved to Saskatchewan in 1904. Floyd later traveled to Edmonton with his brother-in-law. In February of 1910, Floyd came up to the South Peace; the following year he filed on a homestead at NW 13-71-7-W6. Floyd enlisted in the Canadian Army in September of 1915. He received gunshot wounds to his shoulder on August 14, 1916. After being discharged in 1919, Floyd filed on another homestead at NW 28-70-7-W6 (he also filed on SW 33-70-7-W6 in 1929). On August 21, 1919, he married Harriet Pearl Dillon. They had one son. Floyd died in Grande Prairie on October 4, 1934 and was buried in the Lake Saskatoon Cemetery.

Sources: Along the Wapiti p. 172, 411; a number of relevant news clippings