Donald, Cecil

Regiment: 5th Armoured Division

Cecil Donald was enrolled in Alberta College in Edmonton from 1927 to 1928, and after he returned to Grande Prairie he was employed at “the office of local station.” In September of 1936 he went in to a business partnership with C. R. Burgess for electrical wiring and repairs. Both men had extensive experience in the trade. Cecil also held a licence for motion picture projectionist. The two electricians installed the sound equipment and wiring in the Capital Theatre in Grande Prairie. During WW II, Cecil joined the army in the 5th Armoured Division posted in Petawawa ON. He was home on leave in early October 1941 with three others from his unit.

Source: Bob Kennedy – Legion
Grande Prairie Herald – Oct. 2, 1941 (Home on leave from Petawawa, ON)
Grande Prairie Herald – July 13, 1928 p. 5 c. 2 (returned from Alberta College)
Northern Tribune – Sept. 3, 1936 p.1 c. 2 (electrical service)