Searching for a hero

One of our members, Norma Aldred, has writiten a book, “Vulcan County Remembers” about the 83 men and 1 woman from Vulcan County who died in World War I and World War II. For each person named on Vulcan area cenotaphs or listed in local history books, the book tells the military background of the person, the family or community connection and shows a photograph of the person. Two printings of the book have been done. The information was gathered and many of the photos were found. However, some photos are still missing. Do you know where a photo can be found for any of the following people? If so, please email us at or leave a message at the Vulcan and District Archives 403-485-2168. We would like to be able to include as many as possible in a future third printing. A picture is worth a thousand words and each of our fallen heroes is worthy of the complete story. Our missing photos:

  1. Private Jacob Baxter-died April 9, 1917
  2. Lance Corporal Thomas George Chambers-died August 26, 1918
  3. Private George Newton Copeland-died September 28, 1918
  4. Private Frederick Kane Steele-died September 2, 1918 FOUND!
  5. Trooper Charles William Clark-died March 13, 1944
  6. Harold “Rex” Teskey-died August 29, 1941

These were all on the Carmangay, Alberta list. From the Vulcan, Alberta list:

  1. Gunner Vernon John Angus-died March 10, 1943
  2. Private George William Burrows-died May 11, 1915
  3. Private Charles “Charlie” Clark-died April 16, 1917
  4. Corporal Winston Dobson-died July 26, 1943 FOUND!
  5. Pilot Officer Glen Richard Dunn-died April 13, 1944
  6. Private William Frederick Forrester-died November 11, 1918 FOUND!
  7. Corporal Roy Leslie Green-died October 19, 1918 FOUND!
  8. Flight Sergeant Roy “Leslie” Green-died November 6, 1943 FOUND!
  9. Captain Herbert Newton Heal (Dr.)-died March 14, 1941
  10. Flying Officer Coran Cyman McPherson FOUND!
  11. Private Henry James “Harry” Mould-died November 11, 1914
  12. Private Cyril Nelson-died June 9, 1916 FOUND!
  13. Trooper Arthur Thomas Sawers-died September 30, 1944 FOUND!
  14. Trooper William Daniel Peter Sawers-died August 19, 1942 FOUND!
  15. Private David Eaton Smith-died June 19, 1917 FOUND!
  16. Private Francis Philip Syvret-died September 26, 1916
  17. Warrant Officer George Welland Thompson-died October 9, 1943
  18. Sergeant George Patrick Whicher-died June 18, 1941 FOUND!

Any informaton would be greatly appreciated.

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