Erskine, Norman

Regiment: R.C.A.
Regimental No: M 17543
Rank: Gunner
Force: Army

Norman Erskine’s father died in WW I, and his mother was Mrs. H. L. Bain from Grovedale. Norman grew up in Dimsdale AB, was married, and in 1940 he joined the army. During his service, he developed acute appendicitis, dying in the military hospital in Halifax NS on August 9, 1941. He left behind his wife and 4 small children ranging from 10 months to 6 years in age; two girls and two boys. On August 19, 1941 Norman was given a military funeral, in Grande Prairie, at Forbes Presbyterian Church. The burial, which included a firing party and bugle playing the Last Post, was at the Grande Prairie Cemetery.

Source: Along the Wapiti p. 412 – name only in WW II Veterans