Shopka, Michael

 Survived Hero


  Michael Shopka joined the army in 1965-1991 Royal infantry Ottawa and was sworn in at Winnipeg and stationed in Edmonton. Soon after and until 1969 he was shipped to Germany and then based In Fort Macleod. He then returned to Calgary for a few years. Then back to Germany for another 4 years, back to Calgary for 4 more years to Kingston for 3 years Calgary for another 4 years Michael was unlisted for 24 years. 

Carnegie, Kelvin (Bus)

 Survived Hero


   Carnegie, Kelvin 1910-1971

Kelvin was a Sgt. with the Royal Canadian Engineers During the second world war. 

  He resided in Vulcan both before and after the war. 

  Kelvin was a member of the Vulcan Legion and lived at the old Legion in room #5 for many years. 

Calvert, Mike

Survived Hero


   Calvert, Mike served with the Canadian Army from 1966-1969 in the Royal Canadian Regiment 2nd Battalion.  Mike served all over Canada, Europe and elsewhere.

Casey, Douglas

Survived Hero


 Douglas Casey was born June 25, 1947 in  Moncton New Brunswick.  Died July 13, 2021.                                                       Douglas served 3 years with the Royal Canadian Navy on the HMCS Columbia, based in Halifax,   Nova Scotia. Douglas married his wife Eunice on July 31, 1966.  They had two children together, Tina and Chad.  Douglas spoke about his time on the Columbia and some of the countries he had seen while serving with the Navy.  Douglas also did a NATO trip for six months.  Douglas spoke of how much he enjoyed his time with the Navy and was very proud to serve his country.

Wenzel, Harvey

Survived Hero


Harvey Wenzel served with the King’s Own Calgary Regiment Canada as a Gunner on Sherman Tanks from 1951-1956.  Harvey was a proud member of the Royal Canadian Legion for over 60 years.

Almond, Neil M.

Survived Hero


Almond, Neil M.  Surviving Hero…… son of Dr. W.W. Almond and raised in Vulcan.  Joined the RCAF in 1939 and trained to be a pilot.  After training he was posted to the Birmingham, England area as a Flight Sergeant and spent the war training combat pilots.

 

Neil returned and lived in Calgary after the war and passed away in 2004.

Almond R. Verne

Survived Hero


Verne R Almond was born in Vulcan, son of Dr. WW Almond.

He joined the RCAF in 1939 as a Pilot Officer.  After training, he was stationed in the Birmingham area and served as both an instructor as well as operational pilot in Mosquito fighter/bombers.  He survived the war and was discharged in 1945 at the rank of Flight Lieutenant.  

He passed away on August 1, 1976

Creed, Ken

Survived Hero


RCAF/CAF Avionics Technician – 1966 to 1992.
Worked on Anti-Submarine Patrol Aircraft, Fighter Jets, Transport and Trainer Aircraft
Served with 408 Tactical Helicopter Sqn in Edmonton, AB
Served as a computer programmer in Air Command Headquarters, Winnipeg, MB
Served at the CF18 Weapon System Software Unit in Cold Lake, AB
Retired in Vulcan, Alberta

Davidson, John

Survived Hero


Rank – M/Cpl
Served – Can. Armed Forces (Army)
Canada Europe and Cyprus
From – Jan. 1961 to Sept. 1974
Regiments – Fort Garry Horse
8th Canadian Hussar’s
Royal Canadian Dragoon’s
408 Tactical Helicopter Sqn.
Retired in Vulcan, Alberta

Davis, Sturgis Millard

Survived Hero


Born at Shelly Bay, Bermuda July 8, 1922

Took training as Wireless Air Gunner in RC Air Force.

Became instructor and finished as such (1942 to 1945)

Remained in Canada till 1964.

Died at Shelly Bay January 31, 1997.

Haga, Ivan

Survived Hero


Ivan joined the army January 1942 spending two months in basic training at Camrose, AB, eventually working at the recently opened training base west of Vulcan (known today as the ‘old airport’). Ivan’s first job there was digging ditches but two days into his new career his sergeant made him a carpenter on the base.

In the fall of 1942, he was sent over to England. He returned to teach enlisted men here. Over the next three years Ivan was posted between Canada and Europe. He spent time in Moose Jaw SK, Megantic QC, Terrace BC, Port Hardy BC and also Prince Rupert BC where his assignment was to test cold weather clothing for active duty.

Ivan was a sergeant and was a member of the “King’s Own Rifles of Canada”. In 1945, Ivan was billeted with the occupational forces outside of Nunspeet, Holland and broke his ankle playing baseball. He was shipped home.

In Nov. 2012 Ivan received his pin for being a member of the Vulcan Legion for 65 years. He passed away on October 18, 2015.

Hagg, Larry Joseph

Survived Hero

Rank: Private

Date Enlisted: Oct. 31, 1941

Town Enlisted From: Milo

Date of Discharge: Nov. 22, 1945


Hood, Darcy

Survived Hero


Darcy served from 1988 – 1998

LDSH (RC) Armoured

Tour – Cyprus and Bosnia

Lees, Tom

Survived Hero


Served in the RCAF/CAF from 1963 til 1985.

Transferred to several “Commands” traveling much of the Western world, USA and of course Canada.

Retired in Vulcan, Alberta.

Lewis, Sidney W.

Survived Hero


RCNV, Royal Canadian Navy Volunteer

Fought in the Atlantic Theatre

Lewis, Milton Robert

Survived Hero


Born in Travers, AB July 15, 1914.

Served as Signalman Sept. 8, 1939 to July 29, 1944 with  Royal Canadian Corps of Signals

Theatre of Service: Canada, United Kingdom, Central Mediterranean Area and Continental Europe.

1939 – 45 Star, Italy Star, France & Germany Star, Defense Medal, Cdn. Volunteer Service Medal, War Medal

Luco, Mabel & McKeage/Fath, Jean (L to R)

Bomb Girls


During the summer of 1944 Jean and a fellow teacher, Mabel Luco from Coalhurst, decided to help the war effort. They travelled to Ajax, Ontario where they joined other young women at an ammunition factory. They worked at the factory for three months that summer, doing their part to help those fighting overseas in World War II. Pictures taken are from the barracks where Jean McKeage and Mabel Luco stayed while working at the Factory in Ajax, ON. Note the “Bomb Girl” clothing with buttons (no metal was allowed) and head kerchief bandana that all the women wore when working on the factory floor.

Mallory, Donald

Survived Hero


Don was born in Kirkcaldy, AB in October of 1921.  He spent most of his youth in the Kirkcaldy and Alston areas and he completed high school in Vulcan. 

Don volunteered for service and enlisted with the RCAF in Calgary.

He served in aircrew as a W.A.G. on Cansos, Catalinas and Venturas, providing escort and patrol duty in the Canadian Maritimes.  Later, he was stationed in England and served as a W.A.G. on Ansons, Wellingtons and Lancasters, providing naval detail.

After WWII, Don operated the general store in Kirkcaldy with his sister, Elva, and his father, Grant.  With his wife Mary, he raised 2 sons.  Don passed away in January, 2005.

Mansfield, Paul

Survived Hero


Served Jun 1, 1969 to June 1, 1979

Ground Electrician demobbed as JT (Junior Tech.)

Served in Germany, Denmark, Gibraltor, Singapore and England.

Markwart, John

Survived Hero


Service with the Canadian Army from 1980 – 2003

Served with Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry and The Canadian Airborne Regiment.

Deployed with the United Nations to Cyprus and Croatia. Deployed with NATO to Bosnia and Kosovo.

Mckay, Glen Carson

Survived Hero


Died March 14, 2000

Born and raised in Vulcan, Alberta.

He flew 40 sorties (194 hours and 5 minutes) from March 15 to August 31, 1944.

Received the Distinguished Flying Cross in February 1945.

(Airman in bottom photo, was Ft. Lt. Vern Maclin, Carson’s navigator).

McNiven, Daniel

Survived Hero


First class stoker.  (Stokers feed coal to the boilers. Dan was down 4 stories in the bowels of ship).

Dan received an Appreciation Medal from the Russian government which was presented to him October 3rd, 1988 at the Kensington Legion in Calgary by the Russian ambassador. This medal was for participating as an Allied Force fighter for 4 years of victory in World War II (1941 – 1945).

First star: 1939 – 1945 War star.
Second star : service in the Atlantic Ocean.
Third star: service in the Pacific Ocean.
Fourth medal – volunteer to service.
Fifth medal: War medal issued after the war.

Roe, Orville (Pat) Muckle

Survived Hero


June 5, 1919 – June 13, 2001

Joined the Navy in 1942 as a stoker and later served as an Electrical Artificer.

While in the service his operations included landing troops on the Normandy Beachhead “D-Day June 4, 1944 and in the Mediterranean to land troops for the initial landing of Southern France.

Active force with the Vulcan Legion Branch, he acquired and erected the Flag Pole, the Ships Anchor and Jade Cairn.

Pat was born and raised in Vulcan.

Todd, Ivan R.G.

Survived Hero


Born at Vulcan

1923 – 2013

F.O. Pilot RCAF                                          posted at Maitland, Nova Scotia                      to Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm

Wesley, James Garriock

Survived Hero


RCAF Avionics Technician
Service from October 1961 to December 1991
Place of Birth: Vulcan, Alberta
Retired and Living in Vulcan, Alberta

Williams, Leigh Mayfield

Survived Hero


Enlisted in Oct 1943 #M8055
Loyal Edmonton Reg (also know as the Princess Patricia)
October 04, 1943 : Private
April 01, 1944 : Lance Bombardier
May 07, 1944 : GNR
Leigh was wounded on April 12 1945 in the Netherlands.  He spent 3 days in a Holland Hospital and was taken to London on a B5.  He was sent home on a hospital Ship ‘ Latvia (sp)” to Halifax, then by train to Calgary.
Discharged: August 22, 1945

From: Arrowwood, Alberta

Anderson, John Albert

Fallen Hero


Died on October 9, 1944

Age: 31

BERGEN-OP-ZOOM CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY
Netherlands

From: Vulcan, Alberta

Anderson, Johnny

Fallen Hero


Died on May 27,1945

Age: 22

SINGAPORE MEMORIAL
Singapore

From: Champion, Alberta

Beingessner, Elmer Stephen

Fallen Hero


Died on June 17,1944

Age: 21

High River Cemetery

From: Brant, Alberta

Bowie, Walter

Fallen Hero


Died on May 16, 1944

CASSINO WAR CEMETERY
Italy

From: Lomond, Alberta

Branden, Floyd

Fallen Hero


Died on October 25, 1944

Age: 26

BERGEN-OP-ZOOM
CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY
Netherlands

From: Lomond, Alberta

Burke, Wesley Ray

Fallen Hero


Died on February 3, 1944

OXFORD (BOTLEY) CEMETERY
Berkshire, United Kingdom

From: Carmangay, Alberta

Dayman, Harold Gordan

Fallen Hero


Died on October 12, 1943

Age: 24

OLLERTON CEMETERY
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom

From: Carmangay, Alberta

Ficht, Herbert

Fallen Hero


Died on July 20, 1917

Age: 20

BARLIN COMMUNAL CEMETERY
Pas de Calais, France

From Champion, Alberta

Gerding, Cecil Louis

Fallen Hero


Died on May 13, 1943

Jonkerbos War Cemetery

Netherlands

From: Vulcan, Alberta

Gilbert, Edward

Fallen Hero


Died on March 13,1945

Age: 26

MAYNAMATI WAR CEMETERY
Bangladesh

From: Arrowwood, Alberta

Green, Roy Leslie

Fallen Hero


Joined R.C.A.F. in 1942, graduating as a rear air gunner and went overseas in April 1943.

Died November 1943 at Age 19, during a training flight in England.

Grave is at Harrogate, Yorkshire

From: Vulcan, Alberta

Green, Roy Leslie

Fallen Hero


Died on October 10, 1918

Age: 34

BUCQUOY ROAD CEMETERY
Pas deCalais, France
From: Vulcan, Alberta

Hansell, Harry Ernest

Fallen Hero


Died on September 27, 1943

HANOVER WAR CEMETERY
Germany

From: Vulcan, Alberta

Hargrave, Charley Raymond

Fallen Hero


Died June 3, 1916

VYPRES (MENINGATE) MEMORIAL CEMETERY

BELGIUM

From: Champion, Alberta

Harold, Raymond Alexander

Fallen Hero


Died on October 9, 1944

BERGEN-OP-ZOOM

CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY
Netherlands

From: Mossleigh, Alberta

Hunter, Jerold

Fallen Hero


Died on June 9,1944

Age: 24

BENY-SUR-MER

CANADIAN WAR

CEMETERY
Calvados, France

From: Lomond, Alberta

Hutton, Robert Gerald

Fallen Hero


Died on March 21, 1945

HEVERLEE WAR CEMETERY
Belgium

From: Mossleigh, Alberta

Kingsmith, Percival

Fallen Hero


Died on May 4, 1917

Age: 28

NOYELLES-GODAULTCOMMUNAL CEMETERY
Pas de Calais, France

From: Vulcan/Milo

Klein, Bill

Fallen Hero


Died on July 21, 1943

Age: 25

AGIRA CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY
Italy

From: Champion, Alberta

Lucas, John James

Fallen Hero


Died on September 2, 1942

WYTON (ST. MARGARET AND ALL SAINTS)
CHURCH YARD
Huntingdonshire,United Kingdom

From Vulcan/Armada, Alberta

Martin-Harry-McNaughton

Fallen Hero


Died on April 11, 1944

Age: 24

RHEINBERG WAR CEMETERY

Germany

From: Vulcan, Alberta

Matlock, Elmer Keith

Fallen Hero


Died on March 8, 1943

Age: 21

WYTON (ST. MARGARET AND ALL SAINTS) CHURCH YARD
Huntingdonshire, United Kingdom

From: Vulcan/Armada, Alberta

McCormack, Adolph

Fallen Hero


Died on June 6,1944

Age: 22

BENY-SUR-MER
CANADIAN WAR
CEMETERY
Calvados, France

From: Mossleigh, Alberta

McKinnon, Desmond Scott

Fallen Hero


Died on October 22, 1940

Age: 33

HALIFAX MEMORIAL
Nova Scotia,Canada

From Vulcan, Alberta

McLean, Kenneth Hector (Wally)

Fallen Hero


Died on July 9,1943

Age: 23

HEVERLEE WAR CEMETERY
Belgium

From: Vulcan, Alberta

Miller, Vernon

Fallen Hero


Died on September 18, 1944

Awards: Purple Heart

Manila American Cemetery
Manila, Philippines

From: Arrowwood, Alberta

Mitchell, William

Fallen Hero


Died on November16, 1917

NINE ELMS BRITISH CEMETERY (Belgium)

From: Vulcan, Alberta

Morley, Wallace Boyd

Fallen Hero


Died on July 30,1943

Age: 23

VULCAN CEMETERY

From: Vulcan,Ab.

Mould, Harry

Fallen Hero


Died on March 29, 1917

VIMY MEMORIAL
Pas de Calais, France

From: Vulcan, Alberta

Munro, George Alexander

Fallen Hero


Died on September 6, 1943

Age: 24

DURNBACH WAR CEMETERY
Germany

From: Vulcan, Alberta

Nafziger, John Alden

Fallen Hero


Died on October 28, 1944

Age: 25

REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY
Germany

From: Vulcan, Alberta

Northgraves, George Allan

Fallen Hero


Died on August 19, 1942

BROOKWOOD MEMORIAL

Surrey, United Kingdom

From: Vulcan, Alberta

Richards, Gordon Hubert

Fallen Hero


Died on November 17, 1942

SAFFRON WALDEN CEMETERY
Essex,United Kingdom

From: Arrowwood, Alberta

Sales, George Alfred

Fallen Hero


Died on September 12, 1944

Age: 20

CALAIS CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY
(Leubringhen)
Pas de Calais,France

From: Vulcan, Alberta

Saunders, Arthur

Fallen Hero


Died on May 18, 1941

Age: 23

NORWICH CEMETERY
Norfolk,United Kingdom

From: Arrowwood, Alberta

Sawers, Arthur

Fallen Hero


Died on September 30, 1944

BROOKWOOD MILITARY CEMETERY
Surrey, United Kingdom

From: Vulcan, Alberta

Sawers, William Daniel

Fallen Hero


Died on August 19,1942

BROOKWOOD MEMORIAL
Surrey, United Kingdom

From: Vulcan, Alberta

Shaw, Earl Joseph

Fallen Hero


Died on October 19, 1945

BROOKWOOD MILITARY CEMETERY
Surrey, United Kingdom

From: Vulcan, Alberta

Smith, David

Fallen Hero


Died on June 19, 1917

Age: 42

BROOKWOOD MILITARY CEMETERY
Surrey, United Kingdom

From: Vulcan, Alberta

Steele, Frederick Kane

Fallen Hero


Died on September 2, 1918

UPTON WOOD CEMETERY
Pas de Calais,France

From: Carmangay, Alberta

Stromsmoe, Gerald Monrad

Fallen Hero


Died November 2, 1942

HALIFAX MEMORIAL
Nova Scotia, Canada

From: Vulcan/Brant, Alberta

Teskey, Harold Rex

Fallen Hero


Died on August 29, 1941

GIBRALTAR (NORTHFRONT) CEMETERY
Gibraltar

From: Carmangay, Alberta

Walsh, Jack

Fallen Hero


Died on March 2,1941

Age: 23

MALTA (CAPUCCINI) NAVAL CEMETERY
Malta
From: Milo/Lomond, Alberta

Whicher, Geo.

Fallen Hero


Died on June 18, 1941

LANHERNE ROMAN CATHOLIC CEMETERY
Cornwall, United Kingdom

From: Vulcan, Alberta

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