My Genealogy / History Pages of
British Columbia


 In  Memoriam
 and Veterans who Served in
 WWI  -  WWII - Korean Wars
 North West BC

 In Flanders Fields the Poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders Fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though Poppies grow
In Flanders Fields.

 Author- John McCrae

 For God and Country

These Gave Their Lives

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning 
We will remember them.


 WWI Veterans

WWI Local Soldiers
Sam Kirkaldy - seated front left. 
Maybe Jack Forsman (Rosswood/Kalum Lake farmer)
Bill Johnson, back left;
Tom Turner, back center;
then ?
Photo from McRae Collection
click to enlarge in new window

Those that Died Serving their Country

Joseph Brown

Edward Walter Hubert "Teddy" Chichester
b- Nov 8, 1898, Peckham, London, England
d-  Jan 18, 1918, age 20
buried Villers Station Cemetery, France
Came to Canada ca 1907 with his mother and sister
Joined the Army and was killed on his first day in the trenches.
Reg # 116796, Rancher, single, Private
Canadian Army Infantry, BC Regiment, 72nd Batt.
Enlisted Apr 22, 1915 in Victoria BC
Albert's mother- Agnes Esther Chichester, nee Smith
b- ca 1869, Ramsdenheath, Essex, England
d- Jan 6, 1954, Home for the Aged, Coquitlam BC, age 84
daughter of James and Esther Jane Smith
His mother-father married Sept-Dec 1896, Reg Dist. Camberwell, London, England
Albert's father- Edward William Chichester
b- at Devonshire England
d- before 1907 in England
Agnes re-married Charles Fredrick Arthur Green, Oct 26, 1909 at Church Hall, Kitsumkalum
b- ca 1868, Victoria BC
d- July 12, 1949 at Lanfear Rd., Terrace
Charles Green built a house at the bottom of Lanfear Hill
sister of Albert, Hilda Mary Chichester,
b- Jan 5, 1900, Reg Dist Camberwell, London, England
d- Mar 22, 1972, Vancouver General Hospital, Vancouver BC, age 72
His sister Hilda was a Poet, Author, and Trapper.
Hilda married Leslie George Skinner, Oct 28, 1920, Rev. Marsh home, Terrace BC
Merchant at Copper City

Robert Cole

Arthur Emery
Arthur Archibald Emery
b- Sept 17, 1882 at Binegar, Somerset, England
d- Nov 10, 1917
Buried -Vlamertinghe New Military Cemetery, Belgium
Enlisted Nov 11, 1914 in Prince Rupert
Occupation- miner, single
BC Regiment
Reg # 77123, Army Canadian Infantry, 30th Batt
next of kin father- Joseph Emery, Binegar, Somerset

John Edward "Jack" Forsman

b- June 9, 1879 in Sweden
d- ?
Miner and Sailor, single, Reg # 154340, rank SPR
Army, Canadian Engineers, 1st Pioneer Batt.
served 6 mo with US Marines
before enlisting in WWI, Oct 1, 1915 in Vancouver BC
Previous service US Navy
brother Eric H. Forsman, Lakelse Lake BC

Frederic Foulkard (Fewikard?) (Fowikard?)(Folkard?)

Milton "MacLaren" Gordon
b- June 4, 1880 in PEI
d- Oct 21, 1916 at the Battle of the Somme, France.
buried at Adanac Military Cemetery, France
1901 in Portland Oregon with Parents and his family
shown as a clerk at a merchandise store
1910 shown as a carpenter
In 1913 he moved to Prince Rupert.
He enlisted in WWI at age 35, shown as a Master Builder,
Living in Terrace when he enlisted in Comox, May 1, 1916
went by his middle name MacLaren when he enlisted.
next of kin his brother, Dr. George Gordon
died overseas, Lieutenant, Canadian Army Infantry, 102nd Batt
son of Capt. James Gordon and Jane Gordon, nee MacLaren
brother of
James Kelso Gordon

Richard Harvey

Harry Hunter

Edward John McBride
b- Apr 1883 Londonderry, Ireland, age 30 when he married
d- ?
lived at Woodcock when he married
son of Edward and Susan McBride
married Josephine Mulvain, May 30, 1914 in Kitwanga BC
b- Cedarvale BC, age 18 when she married
daughter of Joseph Mulvain and Emma Harris
found a John McBride in 1911 census in Kitselas
b- Apr 1883, in Ireland, Immigrated in 1910
Longshoreman on a steamer, was it him?

John Lindsay Morrison
b- Feb 10, 1894, Atwood, ON
d- July 31, 1918, Killed in action
Occupation Clerk,
enlisted Aug 24, 1915 in Vernon BC, single
2nd Lieutenant RCAF, Reg #463507
son of William Morrison, Atwood ON
found a reference to a Mrs. Pat Aldous,
she had a brother, John Morrison
she lived in Smithers
John Lindsay was a nephew of George Little.
His sister Jessie Dover was the first School teacher at Kitsumgallum

Francis Milthorp Whitlow
b- Apr 23, 1877 in Wakefield, West Yorkshire, England
d- Aug 10, 1918
Killed in action in Amien
buried in Bouchoir New British Cemetery in Roye France
enlisted Mar 29, 1916 in Fernie BC
Captain- Army, 2nd Canadian Mounted Rifles, BC Regiment
Previous Service- 68th Regt, and in the South African Campaign (Mentioned in Despatches).
Son of John Whitlow and Frances Henrietta Whitlow, nee Milthorp,
of Wakefield, Yorks., England;
husband of Elizabeth Matilda "Elsie" Whitlow (nee Durham),
of Usk, Skeena River, BC.
daughter of Charles and Margaret Durham
F. Whitlow in Kitselas in 1911
Dry Goods Clerk
Immigrated in 1897
wife- Elizabeth M. Whitlow, b- 1891 in Sudbury, ON
daughter- Violet Durham Milthorp Whitlow,
b- ca 1911, in Kitselas BC,
d- 2001 Vancouver BC
married Oscar Benhart Sather
Telephone Operator, age 22, when she married in 1933
daughter- Dorothy Daffodil Milthorp Whitlow,
b- ca 1915 in Kitselas BC (age 20 when she married in 1935)
Dorothy married Frederick Henry Scott

David Young

Veterans that Served

Jens Anderson
b- July 26, 1877 in Asase (Aalborg?), Denmark
d- ?
Enlisted Feb 18, 1916 in Prince Rupert
Reg # 703741
Private 102nd Batt., Canadian Infantry, Army
next of kin, wife, Marie Anderson
Hotel Keeper when he enlisted

Alfred John Attree
b- May 25, 1880 Eastbourne, Sussex, England
d- Nov 5, 1953 Millstream Rd, Langford, BC, age 73
buried in Royal Oak Burial Park, Victoria BC
son of Henry Attree, b- England
Alfred served as President of the Legion
Enlisted in WWI Sept 23, 1914, 
Occupation- Police Constable, reg # 28850
Retired as a Butcher
He moved his family to Terrace late 1920's
wife- Katharine Edith Gabb
1914 she lived at Gower Rd, Haywards Heath, Sussex, England
2 sons: Harry and Ken enlisted in WWII

Angus Bruce
b- Nov 28, 1892, Aird, Isle of Sky, Scotland
d- Apr 4, 1972, Skeenaview Hospital, Terrace BC, age 79
buried in Kitsumkalum Cemetery
enlisted Nov 29, 1915 in Prince Rupert
Reg # 703096
next of kin, John Bruce, Terrace BC, who I believe died in 1923 in Pr Rupert
Private, 102nd Batt., Canadian Infantry, Army
Immigrated to Canada 61 years before his death

Richard Carr
b- ca 1869 in England
d- Nov 29, 1932, in Prince Rupert Hospital, Prince Rupert,  BC, age 64
Immigrated in 1900
- Farmer
He shipped fruit and vegetables to Rupert
He was one of the First settlers in Remo area.
He came in the spring of 1908.
He served overseas in WWI with the CEF
He was a veteran of other wars as well.

Arnold Creelman
b- July 24, 1877,  Prince Port Colchester, NS
d- Mar 4, 1949 in Ganges BC Hospital, age 71
Locomotive Engineer when he enlisted
Fisherman when he died.
enlisted Mar 4, 1916 in Prince Rupert
Reg # 704006
next of kin his wife Elizabeth Creelman, Terrace BC
Private, 102nd Batt., Canadian Infantry, Army
Previous Service RNWMP for 5 years
son of David Creelman and Ellen ?
1914 Arnold shown as a Forest Guard, Kitsumkallum.

Edward "Ed" Eby
b- Sept 22, 1877 in Elmwood, Bruce Co., Grant Township, ON
d- Aug 3, 1964, Bulkley Valley District Hospital, Smithers BC, age 86
buried in Smithers Cemetery, Smithers BC
German ancestry
60 years in BC when he died

Father- Cornelius Eby
b- Jan 10, 1840, Wilmot, Waterloo, ON
d- Nov 9, 1927, Grey Co. ON
married Ed's mother- Elizabeth Algier, Nov 24, 1867 in Waterloo Co. ON
b- Dec 28, 1844, in Germany

Ed married Vina Olive Foyette in 1904 in Victoria BC
b- Oct 24, 1882, Chesley, WI, USA
d- 1956 in Bulkley Valley Hospital, Smithers

son- Edward "Vernon" Eby
b- Feb 18, 1905, Port Simpson BC
d- Aug 9, 1956 in White Rock Hospital, White Rock, BC, age 51
buried in Smithers BC
a Mechanic
married a Mary Eleanor Grant

daughter- Vina Ellen Eby
b- Dec 27, 1911 in Prince Rupert BC
d- Aug 1, 1979 in Bulkley Valley Hospital, Smithers BC
son- Peter Eby
b- 1913 Kitsumkalum
d- ?  
I believe he married a Margaret ?

May 1906 he came to Kitsumgallum area from Port Essington
and founded Eby's Landing ca 1907,
complete with General Store, Hotel, Bar, and Post Office
He retired as a merchant in 1963
moved to Smithers ca 1919

enlisted Mar 9, 1916 in Prince Rupert BC
Reg # 704019
Army, Canadian Infantry, 102nd Batt

Edward's  Brother- Samuel Algier "Sam" Eby
b- Apr 15, 1887 in Elmwood, BC
d- Aug 12, 1959, in Bulkley Valley Hospital, Smithers, age 72
He operated a General Dry Goods Store in Smithers area.
Shown as a Mennonite when he married
he married a Daisy Isabel Greer Sept 26, 1914, in Vancouver BC
his father is shown as Cornelious Eby in death and marriage cert.
mother same as Ed above.

Eby St. in Terrace named after these 2 brothers

Zephir Pierre Gagne
aka Zephyr Gagne
aka Pierre Zephir Gagne
aka Pierre Gagné
aka Zephyr Gagné

b- June 28, 1887, Cap Chat, Gaspe County, Quebec, 
d- Aug 9, 1952 in St. Paul's Hospital, Vancouver BC, age 66
buried in Mountainview Cemetery, Vancouver BC
son of Malone Gagné (Magloire Gagné)
b- Sept 15, 1840, in Quebec
- Aurélie Gagné, nee Ouellet?
b- Dec 1848, in Quebec
they married in 1871

Zephyr Gagne- Prospector in Usk BC
Z. P. Gagne shown as a Bridgeman in Prince Rupert, in 1940 Directory
He enlisted in WWI, Jan 28, 1918 in Victoria BC
Svc # 167768
Single, Miner, living in Terrace
next of kin, sister, Aurelie Gagne, New Hampshire, USA
shown as a widower when he died.
death cert says born in 1886, railroad construction worker.
sister, Maria Gagné (shown as Marie age 16, in 1891 census)
b- 1889, Quebec
brother- Auguste Gagné
b-  August 1894, Quebec
living with his mother, sister, and brother in Rimouski Quebec in 1911
mother shown married to Auguste Lepage, age 63
Shown as Pierre Gagné here
brother- Damon Gagné
b- June 4, 1869 in Quebec
brother- Arthur Gagné
b- Jan 10, 1884, in United States
sister- Aimee Gagné
b- abt 1871 in Quebec

grandfather- Antoine Gagné
grandmother- Josephte Beaulieu

Sgt. Frederick "Fred" Hampton
b- Oct 15, 1880, Ockham, Surrey, England
d- Apr 18, 1980, Skeenaview Lodge, Terrace, age 99
buried in Terrace Municipal Cemetery
son of James Hampton, West Horsley, Surrey, England
and Ann Berryman, England.
Enlisted in WWI, in Prince Rupert, Reg #703090
Frederick "Fred" Hampton

Harry White Houlden
b- Nov 28, 1886 Reston England
d- May 15, 1963, Mills Memorial Hospital, Terrace BC, age 76
buried in
Kitsumgallum Pioneer Cemetery
Served in England and France, 1914-1918
son of ? Houlden, and Martha Glentworth
Harry was married to Mabel Tilling

Richard Inkster
b- ca 1874
d- July 9, 1942 Tahltan, age 68
Private- From Telegraph Creek
Served in England 1917-1919
married Elsie Nehass, July 25, 1929, Telegraph Creek BC

William "Bill" Johnson

b- ?
d- ?

Milo Cecil Kendall
b- Jan 16, 1873 in Toulon, Stark Co., Illinois, USA
d- ? ,bef July 1926, Drowned, but I don't know where, Yet!
son of Zelotous (Zelotas?) Kendall, and Nancy Wolf
He Immigrated in 1894 to Canada
Naturalized in 1900.
1901 census shown in Lorne Creek, b- 1850, age 51, occupation- miner
He enlisted in WWI, Feb 12, 1916, in Prince Rupert, Reg #703723
Army, Canadian Infantry, 102nd Batt.
married Ida "Elizabeth" Holcomb, Jan 30, 1906, Red Oak Montgomery, Iowa
b- Feb, 1864, in Scott Co. Iowa, USA
daughter of Jededia Loomis Holcomb and Jan McMellen
1911 both living at Kitselas Hotel, in Kitselas
Also see Lakelse Lake page, as he was
The first European to find the Hotsprings there.
Nov 10, 1906 Milo was in charge of the Toulon mine at Kitselas
and had 7-10 men working all winter on it.
Shows as Toulon Mine Superintendent in 1914 Mining Report.
M. C. Kendall was Ferryman at Usk, in 1920

John “Jock” King
b- May 17, 1881, in Brechin, Forfarshire (Angus) Scotland
d- Sept 9, 1956, St. Joseph's, Comox BC, age 75
Sept 12, 1956 Buried in Sandwick Cemetery, Courtenay BC
Enlisted in WWI, Apr 25, 1916 in Terrace BC
Aunt, Susan? King, next of kin, living at Gifford, Haddington, England
Occupation- Nurseryman
Member of the Blackwatch Batt. for 12 mo, 1901
Transferred to South African constabulary for 3 years
Thomas J. Marsh signed his attestation paper, as JP
Reg #116782
Not married when he enlisted
Lived on Hornby Island before he died, Retired Gardener
Looks like he never married

Father- John King
Mother- Jean Ann Robertson
Both parents born in Scotland

John Kirkaldy
b- July 31, 1873, Glenburnie, Scotland
d- Nov 15, 1921 in Prince Rupert, age 57
enlisted Mar 1916 in Vancouver.
Living in Terrace when he enlisted
Next of kin -wife Annie Jean Kirkaldy, nee McCall
He is shown as a rancher,
231st  Overseas Batt., reg # 1015349
Served 6 years with Black Watch, West Australia
Mounted Infantry- 18 months

His son Samuel Neil Gibson "Sam" Kirkaldy

b- Sept 20, 1894 in NSW, Australia
d- Sept 23, 1984 in Matsqui BC, age 89
enlisted in Prince Rupert, Sept 27, 1915
shown as a cook, Reg #154333
married Isabelle Onnolee Greig, Oct 30, 1925 in Prince Rupert
See Terrace Post Office Page,
he was the 2nd Terrace Postmaster

Harry Mist
b- Dec 6, 1876, Hampshire, England
d- Nov 20, 1932, from injuries he sustained in WWI.
buried in
Kitsumgallum Pioneer Cemetery
Operated a ranch at Herman Lake, south of Terrace
enlisted Sept 27, 1915, served with 1st Pioneers overseas
wounded in 1916, Reg # 154330
brother- William Mist next of kin Pirbright, Junction, Brookwood, Surrey England

William Rudd
b- Aug 27, 1880 Bethnal Green, London, England
d- ?
next of kin Mary Rudd in Edmonton
Plumber when he enlisted Jan 27, 1915 in Edmonton AB
Reg #436621
49 Batt, Edmonton Regiment.
7 Canadian Infantry Brigade
fought in Sanctuary Wood, Mount Sorrel,
Passchendaele, Battle of the Somme, Vimy ridge,
Battle of Amiens, Battle of Arras,Canal du Nord to Cambrai,
and Mons Belgium.


Thomas Stewart
Corporal, 7th Batt. in one record, 5th Batt. in another,
 One article said formerly 30th,
Received gunshot wound in arm and knee
Wounded Oct 7, returned to duty, Oct 18, 1915
shown from Skeena, Terrace BC

Dr. Seymour Traynor
b- Jan 19, 1879, Dundalk, ON,
d- Mar 2, 1934, in Vancouver BC
Seymour Traynor enlisted in WWI in Ottawa ON, Jan 15, 1916
Canadian Army Medical Corps, Rank- Captain
Physician and Surgeon
When he enlisted he was living in Terrace BC
next of kin his wife in Dundalk, Grey Co., ON
Dr. Seymour Traynor
see my Kitselas Page also

Thomas Cochrane MacGregor  "Tom" Turner
(Alt middle name- Cocheran McGregor)

b- Sept 3, 1890, Beth, Ayrshire, Scotland
d- May 12, 1956, Terrace and District Hospital, Terrace BC, age 65
buried in
Kitsumgallum Pioneer Cemetery
Building and Bridge Inspector when he died
Immigrated 45 years before he died
wife- Rose Hector
Reg #154328
Enlisted Sept 27, 1915 in Prince Rupert, single
1st Pioneer Batt., Canadian Engineers, Army
Occupation Carpenter when he enlisted
next of kin father- Thomas McGregor Turner, Copper City, BC
mother- Mary Turner, nee ?

Alexander George Walker
b- Sept 19, 1872, Scotland
d- Saturday, Dec 22, 1923 in Prince Rupert Hospital, age 67
was expected to be buried in Prince Rupert.
Reg #703335
Sergeant, 102nd Batt., Canadian Infantry, Army
previous service South Africa
next of kin, wife- Mrs. Margaret "Maggie" Walker, nee Till, Copper City BC
He had been in hospital in Vancouver and Rupert.
He suffered from the effects of war,
and his death was not unexpected.
Left a widow and 4 sons, and a daughter, Annie S. Walker
He was a member of the Great War Veterans Association
Feb 1927 the Walker Home was destroyed by fire in Copper City.
the family returned to Prince Rupert.

Maggie remarried a Charles Stewart, Sept 4, 1925 in Pr Rupert
Maggie age 40, born in England
she was the daughter of Charles Till and Sarah Annie Marlow
both born in England

Gladly add any names you know of here,
If they served from the Terrace Area

WWII Veterans

World War II Article

Photo from a Historical Info stand on Grand Trunk Pathway, Terrace
click to enlarge in new window

Those that Died

Harry John Attree
 b- Aug 6, 1916 in England
d- killed Dec 2, 1944 in Italy, K10084, age 28
Buried at Ravenna War Cemetery in Italy
enlisted with 102nd Batt at Prince Rupert Sept 24, 1939
occupation- butcher
He moved to Terrace with his family in early 1920's
Mount Attree, near Lakelse Lake, named after this soldier
Sergeant Major, Army, Lanark & Renfrew Scottish Regiment R.C.I.C.
son of Alfred and Katherine Attree
His father was a butcher on Kalum st.
married to Doris Ethel Attree, nee ?

Norman Edgar Chapman
d- Jan 14, 1942 at sea aboard a torpedo boat
2nd Radio Officer
Merchant Navy
son of Mrs. V. E. D. Chapman, Terrace
son of Walter Chapman who served in WWI

Luther Whitfield "Tiny" Elder
b- ca 1923, Prince Rupert, BC
d- Jan 11, 1945, age 22, Killed in Action on the Western Front
Attended School in Terrace
buried in Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery, Netherlands
Svc #H-3533, Army, Queens Own Cameron Highlanders of Canada
son of Mrs. Robert McKay
married Rose Elder, nee Hill of Winnipeg MB

James Marvin "Jimmy" "Jimmie" Henderson
b- Oct 24, 1919 Kamloops BC
d- Oct 22, 1940 at sea, collision of HMCS Margaree,
a Royal Canadian Navy, River Class Destroyer,
that collided with a freighter it was escorting.
Margaree replaced the HMCS Fraser,
that Jimmy Henderson was also on,
that also sunk in a collision, June 25, 1940,
The first accident he survived.
He wasn't lucky twice unfortunately.
Rank- Signalman
Service No. 2939
He was the first Skeena River Casualty of the war,
as reported in the Interior News, New Hazelton
Lived most of his life in Usk, took his Public schooling there.

Father- Ralph Richard Henderson
b- 1874
d- Feb 4, 1929, age 55, at his home in Usk
buried in Terrace Pioneer Cemetery
He was Station Agent for the CNR in 1929 in Usk, before he died.
Henderson family came to Usk ca late Oct 1926 to live in the McClarty residence.
Ralph's funeral- Thursday, Feb 7, 1929 in Terrace, Rev William Allen officiated.
 Held under the auspices of the Order of Railway Telegraphers.

Mother- Iris Ursula Henderson, nee Henderson?
b- Jan 16, 1888, Rosedale, USA
d- Nov 27, 1943 in Burnaby BC, age 54
daughter of Peter P. Henderson and Euprania Bargas
Mrs. R. R. Henderson, and family lived in Usk
 for several years after Jimmy's death.
She is shown as a widow in 1934 living in Usk

Jimmy's Brother - First Name ?, Henderson
b-  ?
d- Mar 17, 1928, in USK
I know he had a brother Harry Henderson, not sure if this was him though.

Morris George Herbert
b- Aug 14, 1921 in SK
d- Aug 15, 1944, age 23, Killed in Action, in the field, France
Buried in Bretteville-sur-laize Canadian War Cemetery
Occupation- Student
Morris Herbert went to Grade 6, Kitsumgallum School, ca 1934
Private, Army, Canadian Scottish Regiment, 3rd Canadian Infantry division

Frank Joseph Hipp
b- Mar 24, 1912, USA
d- Aug 12, 1944, Killed in Action, in the field, France, age 32
Occupation- Millman, single, Corporal
Svc #K37731, Army, BC Regiment R.C.A.C.
28th Armoured Regiment
One of 7 children of George and Mary Hipp, Terrace

John Samuel Little
b- Dec 2, 1921 in BC
d- June 5, 1942, in the field, Hong Kong, age 20
Captured on Christmas Day, seriously wounded.
Died of Illness while Prisoner of War.
Signalman, Single
Svc # K34073
Army, Royal Canadian Corps of Signals
son of William Little, b- Perth Co, ON
and Margaret Griffiths, Liverpool, Lancashire, England
who lived in Terrace.

Percival Archibald "Archie" Mulwain
b- Sept 18, 1913 in BC
d- July 24, 1944, Killed in Action, in the field, in France, age 29
residence -Cedarvale, occupation -logger, married
Canadian Army Sapper, from Cedarvale, Royal Canadian Engineers
Mulwain Creek flows into Zymoetz (Copper) River,
named in honour of him
Buried in Bretteville-sur-laize Canadian War Cemetery

Patrick Vernon O'Brien
b- Apr 4, 1923, BC
d- Aug 17, 1943, Killed during Air Operations over Sicily, Overseas,
buried at Haifa Palestine, age 20
Residence -Usk
Wireless Operator Air Gunner, Sergeant
Warrant Officer Class II
Svc # R118136
RCAF, 38 Sqdn.
son of Patrick Con "Paddy" O'Brien, b- Ireland
Alice Maud Alger, b- England


Veterans that Served

Gladly add any names you know of here,
If they served from the Terrace Area,
or live here now.

Fred Annett
joined Canadian Army in 1941
served until 1946
Served with Royal Winnipeg Rifles

Michael Barich
d- Oct 18, 2013 at Terraceview Lodge, Terrace BC, age 92
Corps of Royal Engineers
Served in England, France, Belgium, and Holland
son of Anton Barich and Ika Barich, nee ?

Cecil Bartlett
b- ca 1926
d- 2010
Royal Canadian Navy Reserve

Robert "Bob" L. Bennett
d- 2012
Royal Navy 1939-1946

William Vivian "Bill" Bennett
b- Oct 15, 1907 Lerwick, Shetland Islands
d- Oct 23, 2004
immigrated to Canada in 1911
Owned "The Motel" in Terrace for 29 1/2 years
married Norma Vletcha Bennett, nee Nelson, Sept 10, 1939 in Vancouver BC
b- Apr 27, 1912, Wetaskiwin, AB
d- Apr 17, 2000,
she joined RCAF in Edmonton
they both came to Terrace in 1958
She wrote "Pioneer Legacy" history books for Terrace Area.

Arnold Frederick "Arne" Best
b- Aug 14, 1922 in Saskatoon SK
d- Feb 23, 2015 Peace Arch Hospital, Surrey BC

Leslie Bryant
LAC RCAF Aug 1943

Leonard "Curly" Casey
d- 2006
5th Field Co. RCE. 1942-1945
Medical Service
Legion President 1945
Terrace's First Volunteer Fire Chief
and later the Paid Fire Chief

William "Willy" "Willie" Chemko
served 1943 to 1946

Milton Clark
d- 2005
enlisted age 17, one of at least a dozen Nisga'a Veterans
served 1939-1945
Received 5 medals in honour of his courageous service

Donald Cooper
d- 2011
joined Canadian Army 5th Brigade in 1942 to 1946
Served in Canada, Britian, Holland & Germany

Robert Marchall "Bob" Cooper
d- 2009
joined Canadian Army in 1942
rank- Corporal
President Branch 13 in 1948
Served as Alderman on Terrace City Council
and Regional District Kitimat Stikine.
with his wife Edna Cooper, nee Toops,
they received the Order of British Columbia in 1995
They owned West Kalum Logging Co.
son of Sid Cooper

Edmond Alfred Cote
b- Sept 20, 1922
d- Aug 11, 2006, age 83
Canadian Army 1941
Merchant Navy left in 1946

Renee Cox
b- ca 1924
British Army from 1942 to 1945
She served in England
Lance Corporal

Chester C. Dahms
b- Dec 11,1923, Wetaskiwin, AB.
d- Oct 2, 2013 at Mills Memorial Hospital, Terrace BC
RCAF 1943- 1946
Stationed in Halifax and Yarmouth
married to Doris Dahms, nee ?

Robert E. Davis
b- Sept 16, 1919, Lethbridge AB
d- Nov 20, 1989, Mills Memorial Hospital, Terrace BC
Captain, Canadian Armed Forces
Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment)
Served in Belgium and Holland
son of Albert Davis and Marie Davis, nee ?
Robert's wife (below) served also
He was a Sawmill Manager in Terrace

Irene May Davis, nee Davey
b- Sept 30, 1924, Boston, Lincolnshire, England
d- Mar 11, 1979 Mills Memorial Hospital, Terrace BC, age 54
Auxiliary Territorial Services
daughter of Arthur Davey, and Mary Annita Ellen Weber
she married Robert E. Davis (see above)

Joseph Jean Fernand "Fern" Gagnon
b- July 1922
Canadian Army Sept 1942, June 1946
Served in Canada, England, Belgium, Holland and Germany
with Royal Canadian 220 Regiment Infantry

Cecil Goodvin
1942- 1946, RCAF
Served in Canada England and Europe

John Goriak
Joined the Princess Patricia Canadian
Light Infantry, 3rd Platoon, "A" Company

George Gregg
Served overseas

Olwen Mary Billson, nee Griffiths
b- July 16, 1920 in Wales
d- Aug 9, 2010
joined RCAF in 1943
discharged in 1945

Otto Walter Grundman
b- July 17, 1920 in Humboldt SK
d- Sept 20, 2009 at Terraceview Lodge, Terrace BC.
joined Canadian Army Nov 1941
Completed service in Mar 1946
7th Canadian Infantry Brigade,
Served in Canada, Britain, France, Belgium, Holland, and Germany
Well known gardener in Terrace

Randolph Churchill "Randy" Haigh
b- in BC
d- 2009
went overseas in 1944 to Scotland and Aldershot, England
then to Normandy

 Edmund "Ted" Hamer
b- ca 1925
d- Apr 1, 2009 at his home in Terrace, age 84
Navy 1942, Army Sapper Nov 1944
discharged May 1946

John Higgins
Joined the Navy 1941 served until 1945
Leading Seaman on D Day
HMCS Prince David, HMCS Digby, HMCS Bayfield

David F. Hogart
Served 1943-1945 in Canada and England, RCAF

Lyle Douglas "Skip" Hollands
b- Apr 27, 1919 in Medicine Hat, AB
d- Dec 20, 1986, Terrace BC, age 67
Served 1940-1945,
Canadian Army, Vancouver Island and Esquimalt
Skip was Service Center Supervisor for BC Tel in Terrace
son of Frank Ernest Hollands, and Olive Maude Hollands, nee Church
both parents born in England

Sylvia Joy Hollands, nee Bushell
served 1944-1946
C.W.A.C. Esquimalt BC
She married Skip Hollands, (see above)

Delbert R. Holtom
b- ca 1926
Flight Sgt- RCAF
Served in India and England

Denis W. Horwill
b- ca 1926 (age 80 in 2006)
RCAF in 1943 until 1945
Flying Officer RAF 214 Squadron

Charles Sylvester Houlden
Served in the UK, Central Mediterranean
 and Continental Europe, 1939-1945

Winnifred Stella Coburn, nee Howship
b- Aug 26, 1923 in Kincaid, SK
d- Mar 6, 2013 at Mills Memorial Hospital, Terrace BC
enrolled in Canadian Women's Corp in Regina Oct 1942
discharged Oct 1945
her father Charles Howship lost a leg at Vimy Ridge.

Peder Husoy
Lieutenant in Command of HMCS Q086
served on HMCS Clayquat, HMCS Prince Henry
Gulf of St. Lawrence, Aleutian with American Forces
Retired to Civilian Life Oct 1945

Ormond Archibald "Kaul" Kaulbeck
b- Sept 2, 1908, in Lennox Ferry, Richmond Co., NS
d- Feb 14, 1995, age 86
1940- Sept 1945, No 5 Coy.
Canadian Forestry Corps
Served in UK and Continental Europe
Attained Rank of Major
retired in 1973 from Columbia Cellulose
Past President Legion Branch 13, Past Zone Commander
Terrace resident from 1950 until he died

father- David "Archibald" Kaulbeck, Carpenter,
b- Feb 15, 1878, (Feb 14,1877?) Musquodoboit Harbour, Halifax Co., NS
d- Sept 26, 1955, Windsor, Hants Co., NS, age 78
 mother- Ethel Lorne Plewes, married June 10, 1902, MacDonald, MB

Murray D. Kennedy
Acting leading Seaman
HMCS Prince David, 1940-1945

William Harold Kennedy
Corporal SD-7206 enlisted in the Army in 1939
Training at Camp Petawaga
shipped to England, discharged in 1945
Joined Korean War in 1950, served a full term

Corbin King
b- Mar 21, 1919, farm at Rabbit Lake SK
d- Oct 19, 2011
joined Rocky Mountain Rangers in Jan 1941
Longtime Co-op Manager
2006 received the Order of Terrace

Archie Koshowski
Royal Canadian Engineers
Joined in 1944, and stayed 6 months in Germany
after the war was over in the Occupational Forces

Margaret Leamy
joined British Army 1944
served with the W.A.T.S. until 1946

William James "Jim" LeCleir
b- Mar 29, 1925
d- June 11, 2006
Flight Sgt. 3 years with 166th squadron
in Kirmington, England

Otto Lindstrom
b- 1916 in Prince Rupert
d- Nov 23, 2012, Mills Memorial Hospital, Terrace, age 96
age 89 in 2006
Canadian Army 1937-1945
Otto Lindstrom had a trapline north of Terrace
for over 7 decades
Remo web page, for his Mother, Postmistress at Remo

Eugene Llewellyn
Gunner, Canadian Army 1942-1944
Spanish Civil War, 1937-1938

Edward E. McFadden
joined RCAF in 1941
Left in 1946, Rank LAC
1968, Road Works Foreman in Terrace

Joan McFadden
joined W.A.A.F. in England in 1943
served until 1945

William H. "Bill" McRae
enlisted age 18, involved in invasion of France, June 6, 1944
Canadian Scottish Batt., 3rd Division of Seventh Brigade
Declared a Freeman of Terrace in 1989
1939 Storekeeper in Usk
Mr. McRae started milling lumber in the 1950's near Usk
and later started the Skeena Lumber Company
Bill and his wife Helene McRae are the True Terrace and Usk Historians.
Others, like myself, have barely imitated them in this area.
They have devoted literally thousands of hours to
the Heritage Society, Museum, REM Lee Foundation, and many more.
I can't say enough good things about them both.
All I can say is THANKS!

S. June Menzies
Japanese language School, Vancouver 1943
Pacific Military Research Center, Washington DC
and Camp Ritchie, Maryland 1944-1945

Sydney "Syd" Robert Munson
Joined Edmonton wing #13, 1942
received 1939-45 Star,
Italy Star, France German Star,
and Canadian Volunteer Service medal

Joseph "Louis" Nadon
b- 1925
d- 1999
Private- Platoon 11, "B" Calgary Highlanders, 1943-1945
1943 he was shipped out from England to the Front.

Brock Norbirg
b- June 14, 1917 in Johanesness, Northern Sweden
d- Nov 4, 2006
Royal Canadian Army Medical Corp
1953 Truck Driver, Terrace

Raymond Erland Olson
1940-1942, Royal C.A.S.C.

John Amel Oman
K6467 Canadian Scottish
Served from 1940 in France, Germany and Holland
Returned home in 1945 on Compassionate Leave

Constance Porter
d- 2013
Mar 1942- joined C.W.A.C. in Calgary
discharged in Feb 1945
Served in Canada, Southampton England as well as Holland

John Pousette
Joined Canadian Army in 1942 in Toronto
Rank of Sgt.
48th Highlanders

Rowly Purmal
Member Canadian Black Watch, Apr 1942
discharged Feb 1946

Norman Read
Joined Canadian Army in 1939
Member of 10th Field Ambulance Corps

Robert Reynolds
RCAF stationed at Sea Island, Comox and Ibervil Quebec

William A. Ross
b- ca 1926
d- 2006
joined RCAF in 1940
discharged in Nov 1946

Gordon Sampson
b- ca 1924 (age 82 in 2006)
Canadian Army, Regina Rifles B Company
wounded Oct 1944 in Holland.
Served in Canada, England, France, Holland and Belgium

Sandy Sandhals
Canadian Army 1943-1945
Captured in France, spent 9 months as a POW

John Shaw
b- 1920 in Calgary AB
d- Oct 12, 2012, age 92
RCAF Aug 9, 1940 until July 3, 1945
Rank- Sergeant

David M. Simons
served with the RAF in Great Britain,
as a Warrant Officer 1940-1945

Rev. Lance Stephens
Royal Canadian Volunteer Reserve from 1944-1945
Served in Canada and England on the H.M.C.S. Teme

Fred Stewart
d- 2001
Royal Canadian Army
Served in Sicily in WWII
One of the early settlers in Usk BC, with his brother Arthur Stewart

Charles Rayman Sutter
b- Feb 15, 1924, Viking, AB
d- May 1, 1972 Mills Memorial Hospital, Terrace BC
1942- 1945
Frontlines as a Gunner with Royal Artillery,
UK and Continental Europe.
son of Charles Sutter and ?

C. F. Donald Thompson
Served overseas from 1944-1945

Graham Veysey
d- 2013
Joined the British Army in 1943
Served until 1947,
Sgt in the Army

Roger Walsh
b- Dec 27, 1923 in Hazelton Hospital, Hazelton BC
d- 1983 in Terrace BC
Served in RCAF
His father was Thomas Howard Walsh


Florence "Ruby" Whittington
d- 2013
Joined N.A.A.F.I.
 The Navy, Army, Air Force Institute in Europe

John Whittington
d- 2013
Joined the British Army in 1939
Discharged in 1946
43rd Reconnaissance Regiment
Served on D Day

Herbert Morrison Wightman
b- Apr 13, 1911, Fort William, ON
d- Dec 1, 1973 at Nanaimo Regional Hospital, Nanaimo BC
lived in Qualicum Beach when he died.
Former Manager of Royal Bank in Terrace,
plus partner in Wightman & Smith, retired in 1970
Came to BC in 1925, spent 22 years in Terrace
Served in WWII, member of Legion Branch 13.
Flying Officer- Bomber Command from 1943-1945
Member of the Masons
son of Henry Herbert Wightman and Ellen Annie Ross
wife- Elise Ross "Betty" Wightman, nee Jack

Margaret Delwees, nee Wright
d- 2011
1943- 1946 Air Force, (LAW)
Served in Canada and London England

Harold Wyatt
Joined Canadian Navy in 1944
Served in North Atlantic


February 7, 1945 

Here is a list of the Terrace men who have enlisted from Terrace
 or have previously lived in the area,
Terrace, Pacific, Usk, Remo, Woodcock, Cedarvale etc. 

Charles Agar, Terrace

Graham Alexander, Woodcock

D. E. Alvey

Alfred Attree
Harry John Attree
Kenneth Attree

Ivan Benoit, RCAF, overseas

Ovide Benoit, CAO

James Stanley Brooks
John Bunting

Jack Burton, Cedarvale
Edwin Carlson, Usk
L. Cartwright
Peter Cartwright 
Charles Cauthers

N. E. Chapman, lost off Eastern Coast due to enemy action

Ethel Mary Christy

John Christy

Ronald Cole

Alan E. Collier, Dorreen

David Colthurst

Bob Cooper

Donald Cooper

William Cooper

Hector Cote

Maurice Cote, RCAF, Terrace

Sidney Dannhauer

Robert deKergommeaux
John Desjardines

Pierre Desjardines

Vernon Dodd, Enl. RCN, 1937, Usk

Vincent Herbert Dodd
Clarence Alexander Doll 
George Dover, Merchant Navy
Dick Dubeau

Malcolm Elder

Whitfield Elder

Kenneth Evans, American Armed Forces
Gerald Fagan 
J. H. Fair (John Herbert Fair died Aug 22, 1917, same man?)
Eddie Finlayson

Gerald Fisher

Howard Fisher
Margaret E. Franks, Woodcock
Emile Froese
Frank Green

George Gregory, Merchant Navy
Edmund "Ted" Hamer, Terrace

Kenneth Hamer, CA(A), overseas

Robert Hamer

Kenneth Harris, Cedarvale
Albert Haugland
Gordon Haugland

 Harry O. Haugland, Terrace

Miss Elliott Head
James Marvin Henderson
Robert Henwood
M. G. Herbert        
Frank Joseph Hipp- b- Mar 24, 1912 in USA, d- Aug 12, 1944 in the Field, France

Richard Hodgkin, Woodcock

Re. Hogan

William Holmes
 Dennis W. Horwil, Dorreen, RCAF
Charles Houlden
Elmer Hovde, US Marines
Garnet Jackson
Ted Johnston
Lloyd Johnstone, RCAF
Henry Joseph
Gordon Kerr     
Kenneth Kerr
Jack Kirkaldy, Terrace
Karl Knapp
Gordon Lamb, Dorreen
Fred Leake, Dorreen
Pierre LeRosse
Otto Lindstrom
William C. "Bill" Lindstrom, Remo
John Little, Terrace, died a prisoner of war in Hong Kong
Bill Llewelllyn

Eugene Llewellyn
Maxine Llewellyn, Nursing Sister

Robert McCabe

Joseph McConnell
Clarence McCullough
Rod McRae
Rodney McRae
Tom Merkley

Fred Mist
George Mitsinberg
George Mitzenberg, Navy

Thomas A. Moore, Terrace

Archie W. Muller, USA

Carl F. Muller, Canadian Army

Frank Ross Muller, USA
John Muller, USA

Percy Mulwain, Cedarvale
Fred Nash
Patrick  V. O’Brien, Usk  -  Sergeant, Killed in action

William O’Brien, Sergeant,  Discharged on account of illness

Stanley Olson
Tom Olson
Don Parmenter USA

Robert Paulis, Cedarvale

Roy Paulis, Cedarvale
Robert Phillips

Vernon Quinlan, Dorreen 

James Richmond, Rosswood

J. Richmond 
Don Russell 
Edward Schumann
Fred Scott
John Scully, Dorreen

Roy Scully, Cedarvale
Angus Seaton, N., lost with HMCVS Margaree in 1937
Francis Henry Massey Seaton
H. N. Seaton
J. Seaton 
Bryan Sessions

Bruce Smith

Fred Smith
Henry Smith

Jack Smith, Navy
Jim Smith, Navy

John Smith
Norman Smith

Jack Sparkes

Phillip St. Pierre
Raymond Taft

Robert Taft
E. S. Thomas
L. C. Thomas

Donald Thompson, Cedarvale

Henry Thomson
Alfred George Timm, Kitselas

F. N. Timms
Eric Turner

A. Vanderlip  
W. G. Vanderlip (William George Vanderlip?)
Otto Vonlees

Adrian Pieter Vonstolk, Netherlands, Army

Hubert Warden
John R. Watson, Dorreen

Harold Whalen, Army

Miss Doreen Wilson

Edwin Wilson


Other Nearby Areas


J. Henderson, Kispiox
C. J. Wookey, Kispiox

Ronald Wookey, Kispiox
Ken Miller, Kispiox

Verne Senkpiel, Hazelton

Bobby Benson, Hazelton

Lawrence Willan,  N. Hazelton

Mary Ann Brown   S. Hazelton

Thomas Wookey, Kispiox

Marty Allen, Kispiox

John Banek, Skeena Crossing

Marie Janze, Hazelton

Johnnie Austin, Hagwilgate

Joyce Bracewell, Hazelton

Stanley Willan, New Hazelton

John Sargent, New Hazelton

Phillip Morrison

Charlie Gun-a-noot

Robert Burton, Kitwanga

Jimmy Danes, Hazelton

Soloman Jack, Hazelton

Issac Brown

Jeff Wilson

Arthur Kusick

Earl Spooner, New Hazelton

E. Sargent, New Hazelton

Fred Sait, New Hazelton

C. P. Smith, New Hazelton

William Blackstock, Two Mile

F. J. McMillan, Sealy Lake

Hunter Simpson, Hazelton

George W. Holland, Hazelton

Neil Sterritt, Hazelton

R.     Bracewell, Hazelton

G. P. Simpson

Bill McRae, South Hazelton

Frederick Falconer, Hazelton

Jack Michael, Hagwilgate

Dr. W. E. Austin

Kenneth Smith, New Hazelton

Fred Jackson

V. Shaw, Sealy Lake

Andrew Derreck, Kitwanga

Kelley Morgan, Kitwanga

David Johnson, Glen Vowell

Herbert Tait, Hagwilgate

Eddie Sampare, Kitwanga

Billy Stevens, Hazelton

Raymond Morgan, Kitwanga

Delcourt Parent, New Hazelton

Douglas Parent

W. Sargent, New Hazelton

John Morrison, New Hazelton

Tom Evans, New Hazelton

Harry Webster, Two Mile

C. Shaw, Sealy Lake

J. Robinson, Sealy Lake

Phillip Janze, Hazelton

Arthur Sterritt, Hazelton

Ron Bracewell, Hazelton

Ray Bracewell

D. Bullock, Hazelton

Bruce McCallum, Hazelton

Jack Gates


Bulkley Valley




Victor Giraud                                       Norman G. Kilpatrick

Jackie Noel                                          Ken Houghton, Jr.

Bob Dunlop                                         Henry Anderson

Carl Anderson                                     William Apps

William Hanson                                  Jas. R. Goodacre

Des Agnew                                          Fuji Aida

William Beaton                                   Frank Barber

George Bowie                                      John Barker

Arthur Berg                                          Ernie Bodger

Bruce Bateson                                      Charles L. Botham

William F. Burneister                           Doug Bamford

Alfred Bamford                                    Joe Cunliffe

William Collison                                  Don Collison

Graham Collison                                  Tom Collison

Kenneth  Collison                                Jack Chapman

Bob Clarke, Forestdale                         Fred Chuprum

Pat Downey                                           John Dunlop

Chris Dahlie                                          Hulvor Dahlie

Jorgen Dahlie *

A. N. Dando                                         Charlie Doodson

George Durham                                    Cecil Ebert

Fred Evitt                                              R. D. Evans

J. H. Ekman                                          Armour Emmerson

Cliff Emmerson                                    Ray Cunliffe

Jas “Jiggs” Graham                              Bud Gazzeley

Fred Giraud                                          Edward Grant

Tom Hetherington                                Gordon Hetherington

Stan Heavysides                                    A. H. Howells

Bill Hewson                                          George Hibbs

Harry Haftner                                        Billy Hann

Ed Harding, Jr.                                      Clive Hoskins

Tom Jones                                             Phillip Kenney

Doug Kerr                                             Mel Kerr

Larry Temple                                        Grover Loveless

Arthur Martin                                        Buck Morris

Pete Meyer                                            Craig Millar

Isaac Middleton                                     Dan Middleton

Harry Mounkley                                    Lawrence Murray, Doughty

William McMillan                                 Stan Noble

Alistair McKinnon                                 Sam Nutter

Mike O’Neill *

Dan Palumbo                                         Bud Ponder **

Harry Quick                                          Garnet Quick

Vic Ross                                                Allan McGill

Frank Simonds                                      James Seeley

Bob Laidlaw *

Frank Smith                                           Walter Syrnyk

John Skuba                                             Don Sutherland

Harold Tanner, missing in action

Dick McDonald                                     David McBean

Jack McDonnell **                                Billy Gyger

Fred Tanner                                           Norman Tycho

William Westle                                     Robert Westle

James Westle                                         David Oland

John Williams                                       Irvine Wade

Bud Washbern                                      James J. Wilkinson, Sr.

Bud Hobart                                           Michael M. Hoops

Hugh Mapleton                                     Mike McCormick

Francis Madigan, Houston                    Dave Mahood

Frank Phillips                                        Alex Thomas

Willard Wells                                        Billy Gyger, Sergeant

Marjorie Carruthers                               Mary Moran

Martha Dahlie                                        Agnes Killer, Telkwa

Edna Collins, Telkwa

 R. L. Berndt                                               

Earl Bussinger                                            Alex Goheen

Hugh Kerr                                                  Jack Sparks

John Johnston, Evelyn                               Fred Castell, Evelyn

Eddie Storey                                               Hans Pederson

Mac Storey *

Jim Knight                                                 Ted Gregerson

James J. Wilkinson, Jr.                              Vimy Windt

Harold Windt                                             Gordon Williams

John Yelich                                                Fred Watson

Walter Watson                                           Billie Leach

Miss Finan, Moricetown,                          Margaret Panter, Hazelton

Wendy Wearne                                         Stan Howels

W. J. Howels 

note on Collison brothers, shown above, 5 brothers enlisted from one family,
the 6th brother Reg had to stay home with a young son, after his wife passed away




David Alec                                         Roy Barger

Lawrence Barger *

                        Bob Bates                                          George Bates

Art Bates *

Neil Brodie                                        Ray Bussinger

Ernie Bree                                         Aubrey Bothilo

John Bothilo *

Leonard Collins                                Richard Collins

Willis Clarkston                                Ray Clarkston

Hugh Clarkston                                 Bob Donaldson

Charles David *

Joe Dockrill **                                  Jack Eckman

Fred George                                       Andy George

Earl Giddings *

Alec Goheen                                      Michael Hoops

William Holland                                Peter Holland

Stan Hill                                            Dick Hyink

Bill Hartong                                      Clarence Hobart

Eddie Letchford                                Edna Collins

Muriel Matthews                               Agnes Killer

Alex Thomas *                                  David Mahood

Hans Van Nooland                            Willard Welles

Pete Van Horn *                                 Mike McCormick

S. Woodward                                     S. Waldrich

H. Willis                                            Willie Duffus

Arnold Humes *

Hugh Mapleton                                  Pat Mitchell

Bill Matthews *                                 Francis Madigan

James MacAuly                                  Robert Phillips

Frank Phillips                                     Arthur Roberts

Charles Sidall                                     Bill Thompson


Our apologies go out to anyone not mentioned


Discharged on account of illness

 ** Killed on active service. 

                The Ominca Herald and Terrace News, New Hazelton, B.C.  Wednesday,  Feb. 7, 1945 

               The Omineca Herald and Terrace News, New Hazelton BC  Wednesday, January 10, 1944

List above from Helene McRae Collection

During WWII, Terrace had a Civilian population of 400-500
3,000 troops were stationed in town
and another 3,000 Construction Troops at the airport

Korean War Veterans

Allen Edwin Bellamy
b- Dec 10, 1930
d- 2010
Joined the Canadian Navy, on HMCS Athabaskan

John Goriak
Joined Princess Patricia Canadian Light Infantry in 1952
3rd Platoon A Company in Canada, Korea and Japan.
completed his service 1955

William Harold Kennedy
see WWII above

Lawrence Douglas "Bud" Kirkaldy
d- Mar 23, 2006, age 74
served in Canadian Navy 1949-1974
son of Samuel above

Doug Mumford
Served in British Army 1950-1954
Royal Signal Corps

Metro Palagian
Leading Air Craftsman

Neil "Buster" Patterson
Served in Army 1951 to 1954

Robert Reynolds

Arthur Smith
14221 RCAF
Served from 1949-1954

Eli Welsh
Sapper, 1952-1953

Thomas Wilson
Canadian Army 1950-1955

 Modern Day Conflicts / Peace Keeping Efforts
 Bosnia, Afganistan, Iraq etc.

Ron Steinke
Multiple Peace Keeping Tours
Bosnia, Crotia, Yugoslavia

Richard MacKinnon
25 years of service ca 2013,
Canadian forces, Air Navigator

Luke Zwaga
Afghanistan Oct 2009

Robert Mutch
Petty Officer 1st Class
24 years Canadian Armed Forces


 Royal Canadian Legion
 Branch 13 History

Started out as Great War Veterans Association
Charter was issued Oct 20, in 1919 in the name of
John Kirkaldy's First President
and Sam Kirkaldy- 2nd President,
by the Dominion Command.

A new charter was issued in 1926
under the name of
British Empire Service League, Terrace Branch 13

Transferred to Royal Canadian Legion 1961

 Royal Canadian Legion (Pacific) Branch No. 13, Terrace

Building # 1- Lakelse Ave where Totem TV was in 1976
Urban Colour in 2013
4554 Lakelse Ave.
The building had 2 stories,
It was built by volunteers of GWVA in 5 months.
roof collapsed ca 1939

Building # 2- Also on Lakelse Ave,
where All Seasons Sporting Goods was in 1976.
4542 Lakelse Ave.
The building and land cost $400.00

Building # 3- After the Second World War,
The old Executive was brought together,
and each gave $100.00 to bid on an old Army building,
 which is where the Legion is today.
Members that paid the money:
John Barman, Cece Muhle, Rollie Beecher, Frank Morris,
M. Dubeau Sr. and Jack Kirkaldy
This money bought the building.
George Little owned the 5 lots the building sits on today.
Price negotiated with him, was $1,000.
They sold a bond issue of debentures to finance the rest.

(2013) located at 4425 Legion Ave,
Terrace BC V8G 1N7

Legion Aerial 1940
Whole picture here
Terrace Aerial Picture, ca1940's

 Legion Members,
 Aug 5, 2006, Terrace Riverboat Parade


Kirkaldy Family

John Kirkaldy- First Branch President

His son- Samuel Neil Gibson Kirkaldy- First Secretary

His son - Lawrence Douglas "Bud" Kirkaldy - Vice-President and
Remembrance Day Parade Marshall for many years.

His son- Brian Kirkaldy - Served as President

 Past Presidents of Branch 13

 Great War Veteran's Association (GWVA)
John Kirkaldy 1919-1920
W. Brewer - 1921
Samuel Neil Gibson Kirkaldy -1922
Arnold Creelman- 1923
W. Eggelshaw- 1924-1925 (I believe this was J. P. Eggleshaw)
J. Harrison -1926

Great War Veteran's Association (GWVA) name changed
British Empire Service League, Branch 13

Edward M. "Ed" Lawrence-  1927
First President of the BESL, Branch 13

J. Nelson- 1928
W. Oliver- 1929
L. H. Kenny- 1930
F. Hall- 1931
Roland Ward Beecher- 1932-1933
R. M. E. Dubeau- 1934-1937
Alfred Attree- 1938
Roland Ward Beecher- 1939-1940- Acting
Roland Ward Beecher- 1941-1942
Arnold Creelman- 1943-1944
L. G. Casey- 1945
R. M. Dubeau- 1946
Lloyd Johnstone- 1947
Robert Cooper- 1948
Samuel Neil Gibson Kirkaldy- 1949
J. Barman- 1950
Doc Calder- 1951
E. Sargent- 1952
J. Glen- 1953
Doc Calder- 1954
Alfred "Alf" Darby- 1955-1956
Fred Stewart (Stuart)- 1957
O. A. Kaulbeck- 1958
K. McKay- 1959-1960

Name changed to
Royal Canadian Legion (Pacific) Branch 13
T. Fletcher- 1961
O. Baxter- 1961
O. Baxter- 1962
Jack Sharples- 1963
M. Alger- 1964-1965
Nick Nattress- 1966
Sid Sheasby- 1967
Tom Kenna- 1968
L. Haymes- 1969
Derek Hales- 1970
Paul Bogelund- 1971-1972
Don Walker- 1973-1976
Jim Switzer- 1976
Dave Simons- 1977

Kenneth Laverne "Ken" Austin- 1984
 (elected Zone Commander, 1985-1988+)
d- Nov 8, 1989 age 42 in a logging accident

Keith Trask- 1988
Peter Crompton- 1989
Howard Cromarty- 1991
Charles E. Meek- 1993
Peter Crompton- 1994
John Greet- 1996
Pat Smith- 1999
Brian Kirkaldy- 2002
Douglas Misfeldt- 2006

will add more Names when I find them
or folks send them to me

Honourable Mention
Men that served, but not directly from Terrace area,
but ended up here after the War

Major John Percy Eggleshaw
Photo from McRae collection
b- May 16, 1880 in Milltown Ireland
d- Jan 8, 1926 in Hazelton BC, age 44 (looks like 46 to me)
Reg # 1037174
Army, Canadian Infantry
Next of kin his wife- Mrs. Jean Eagleshaw, Carlin BC.
John enlisted July 25, 1916 in Vancouver BC, Farmer
He also served in South Africa, in the Boer War

There is a Bronze Plaque in the Terrace Legion
honouring this man's service.
The plaque says he died Dec 9, 1925?,
which I know is wrong.
He was visiting in Prince Rupert end of Dec 1925!
He presided over a huge banquet in Gordon's Hotel
for returning soldiers, Dec 11, 1925 in Terrace.
They had a huge dedication ceremony May 24, 1927
when they unveiled the plaque in his honour.
Over 60 soldiers from Rupert came on a special train.
Apr 1924- Became a BC Provincial Police Constable in Terrace
He replaced Constable C. A. Mancor.
He was a Constable from Savona BC at that time.

He left in July 1925 to Vancouver to the military hospital there.
So he did have some injuries from War he was dealing with.

His Memorial Service was held on Sunday, Jan 17, 1926 at 11 am,
at the GWVA Hall in Terrace.

He was a member of the Lakelse Lodge I.O.O.F. as well.

His wife left Terrace July 1926 to go to Vancouver,
to set up her business, then she was returning
to her home in Scotland.

N. McMillan succeeded him as Constable in Terrace.

Terrace was also the place men that served here, during WWII,
doing training and manoeuvres,
lost their life due to drowning in the rivers in the area.
One of these accidents has turned into a bit of a mystery.
Private Berger was on the Copper (Zymoetz) river
May 7, 1944.
Please see this page for further details.

WWII Armoured Train in Terrace?
No 1, Armoured Train, WWII

Mutiny in Terrace
WWII Mutiny

Military Graves
 in Kitsumgallum, "Terrace Pioneer" Cemetery

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