York, Alexander

Regimental Number: 625343
Rank: Private
Branch: 27th Battalion

Alexander was born in Midland, Ontario on March 22, 1884. He enlisted in the Canadian Army in Lacombe in April of 1916. On April 22, 1917, Alexander received shrapnel wounds to his face and left foot. He married Elizabeth Jenkins, an Englishwoman, in 1919; they returned to Canada after the war. In 1930, they came to the South Peace and filed on land at NE 8-79-12-W6 and NW 9-79-12-W6. Alexander died on June 20, 1969 in Kelowna.

Sources: Homesteaders’ Heritage p. 132