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.

Lewis, Sidney W.

Survived Hero


RCNV, Royal Canadian Navy Volunteer

Fought in the Atlantic Theatre

 

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.

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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).

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.

Sawers, Arthur

Fallen Hero


Died on September 30, 1944

BROOKWOOD MILITARY CEMETERY
Surrey, United Kingdom

From: Vulcan, Alberta

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.

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

Gerding, Cecil Louis

Fallen Hero


Died on May 13, 1943

Jonkerbos War Cemetery

Netherlands

From: Vulcan, Alberta

Walsh, Jack

Fallen Hero


Died on March 2,1941

Age: 23

MALTA (CAPUCCINI) NAVAL CEMETERY
Malta

From: Milo/Lomond, Alberta

Kingsmith, Percival

Fallen Hero


Died on May 4, 1917

Age: 28

NOYELLES-GODAULTCOMMUNAL CEMETERY
Pas de Calais, France

From: Vulcan/Milo

Green, Roy Leslie

Fallen Hero


Died on October 10, 1918

Age: 34

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

Burke, Wesley Ray

Fallen Hero


Died on February 3, 1944

OXFORD (BOTLEY) CEMETERY
Berkshire, United Kingdom

From: Carmangay, Alberta

Sawers, William Daniel

Fallen Hero


Died on August 19,1942

BROOKWOOD MEMORIAL
Surrey, United Kingdom

From: Vulcan, 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

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

Green, Roy Leslie

Fallen Hero


Died on October 10, 1918

Age: 19

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

Hutton, Robert Gerald

Fallen Hero


Died on March 21, 1945

HEVERLEE WAR CEMETERY
Belgium

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

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

Mould, Harry

Fallen Hero


Died on March 29, 1917

VIMY MEMORIAL
Pas de Calais, France

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.

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

Shaw, Earl Joseph

Fallen Hero


Died on October 19, 1945

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

Gilbert, Edward

Fallen Hero


Died on March 13,1945

Age: 26

MAYNAMATI WAR CEMETERY
Bangladesh

From: Arrowwood, Alberta

Klein, Bill

Fallen Hero


Died on July 21, 1943

Age: 25

AGIRA CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY
Italy

From: Champion, 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

Whicher, Geo.

Fallen Hero


Died on June 18, 1941

LANHERNE ROMAN CATHOLIC CEMETERY
Cornwall, 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

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

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Jukebox Fridays

Highballs at $3.50

Aspen Crossing

  • Train Excursions
  • Caboose Cabins
  • Camping
  • & Much More!

1 km west of Mossleigh, AB on Hwy #24

403-534-2129 or 1-866-440-3500

 Celebrating our Railway Ties!

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BLACKSPRING RIDGE WIND PROJECT


 

Thank you for your generous donations to the Local Area!

 

WEBSITE

MARKET STREET FOODS

221 2 St S, Vulcan, AB
WEBSITE

DARLENE'S GIFT BASKETS


Vulcan and District Historical Society

Museum: Open Tuesday to Saturday in July & August from 10:00 am – 4:30 pm & Sundays from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Archives: Open year round on Wednesdays 1 pm – 5 pm or by appointment.

403-485-6336

403-485-6716

Website

POOL LEAGUE

Pool starts on Wednesday Sept 28 from 7:00 to 10:00. We plan on starting with a doubles tournament and the winners will go on to the District 6 doubles tournament
The entrance fee will be $10.00 and $2.00 per pool night, the same as last year.
Please sign up for the league early so we know how many will be playing.
If you know of anyone who wants to play and is a legion member or will become a legion member please have them sign up.
 

VULCAN LEGION THANKS YOU !

VULCAN LEGION THANKS YOU

NAPA AUTO PARTS

 

 

 

403-485-2555

Box 836
106 1 Ave North, Vulcan,
AB
T0L 2B0

Website

Some Enterprises

LEE SOMERVILLE

All Types of Concrete Work

403-485- 2464

CELL 403-485-1050

Vulcan Legion Website

vulcanlegionbranch21.org

Markert Seeds Ltd.

Growers and Processors of Quality Pedigree Seed

Box 1150, Vulcan, Alberta, Canada T0L 2B0
Phone (403) 485-6708
Fax (403) 485-6708

Website

ROYAL LePAGE

Esther Leung

403-485-1475

Email essleung@telus.net
Website

Hair Hut

(403) 485-2854

110 2nd Ave, Vulcan, AB

T0L 2B0

GOLDHAWK PRINTING AND GRAPHICS

When contributing a picture to the Vulcan Legion website, please take to Goldhawk Printing and they will help you out and email to the Legion

403 485 6900

225 Centre St,

Vulcan,Ab.

Email

Vulcan's Neighbors


Crop Production Services

Redefining Agricultural Retail

403-599-2381Milo Ab

EMAIL

Elks of Canada.

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Supporting our Community

Website

Rivertown Taxi

Keath Brooks

Vulcan Ab,

Website

ARMAN EQUIPMENT

403-485-6968
Box 428

Website

Rhodes Interior Finishing

Dave Rhodes

403-382-1123

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Royal Canadian Legion Champion Ab.

Branch 262

Legions supporting Legions

Galaxy Yards

Professional Lawn and Yard maintenance.

403-485-4185

Lyle Bow

The Latinum Loonie

Your dollar/Variety Store

103 Centre ST

Vulcan, Ab.

403-485-2358

Email

Magnuson Realty Ltd.

Vulcan AB.

1-800-582-7054 or 403-485-6901

| Fax: 1-403-776-7816

Website

Life Med Pharmacy

403-485-2552

Website

Vulcan Autoplex

517 Service Rd, N

403 485 4174

Website

Banking that fits your life

205 Centre St, Vulcan, AB T0L 2B0
WEBSITE

Wolfe's Home Hardware

126 Center St N
Vulcan, AB.
403-485-2011

Thank You for your Supportsince the beginning of the

THE GREAT WAR VETERANS ASSOCIATION OF CANADA 1920

WEBSITE

Fountain Tire

403-485-2733

Website

Shearer Agencies

120 Center Street

Vulcan AB

403-485-6363

WEBSITE

Vulcan Legion News

Building Community

Upcoming Events

  1. Meat Draw 3:00 pm Featuring Hi Mileage

    October 28 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  2. Meat Draw 3pm featuring HL Entertainment

    November 4 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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