Ames, Glenn Herbert

Regimental Number: M1461
Rank: Private

Glenn, born in Bezanson on October 5, 1924, was the 2nd oldest of George and Thelma Ames’ five children. George, originally from Brookdale, Manitoba decided to move to the Peace District to file a homestead application on land in the Bezanson area. The family lived on the homestead at Bezanson except for a short period of time when they operated the Ferry Inn at the Smoky River Crossing. Glenn attended the Lindsay One-Room School following which he worked on the family farm in the summer months and as a canter trim-saw operator in the wintertime. Glenn enlisted in the Army in April 1944 in Calgary. He trained at Red Deer where he successfully completed a “Class III Driver” course following which he was transferred to Debert, Nova Scotia. He sailed for England in December 1944. Glenn was a Private with the Royal Canadian Army Service Corps and served in Canada, United Kingdom and Continental Europe. He was discharged on demobilization on August 5, 1946 at Calgary. When Glenn returned home, he married Mavis Maude Boyd on August 15, 1947. They settled on a farm in Bezanson where they raised their family of three children; Randall (1948), Leonard (1950) and Bonny (1951). In 1974, Glenn sold the farm and the family moved to Grande Prairie. Glenn died on October 5, 1975 and was buried at the Glen Leslie Cemetery.

Service File
Smoky River to Grande Prairie pp. 313-314