CEF Soldier Detail

Private Archibald Belaney
Died: April 13, 1938

Regimental Number:
415259
Survived War:
Yes
Force:
Army
Regiment:
Canadian Infantry
Battalion:
13th Battalion
Company:
Place of Birth:
Montreal, Quebec
Country:
Canada
Next of Kin:
John McVasser, Westfield, New Brunswick
Address at Enlistment:
Date of Birth:
September 18, 1888
Trade or Calling:
Trapper
Marital Status:
Single
Prior Military Experience:
Yes
Place of Enlistment:
Digby, Nova Scotia
Date of Enlistment:
May 6, 1915
Age at enlistment:
26
Height:
6 Feet 1 Inches
Chest:
36 Inches
Expansion:
2 Inches
Religion:
Church of England
Enlisted or Conscripted:
Enlisted
Saw service in:
Europe    
Cause of Death:
Survived
Battle Died/Wounded:
Date of Death:
April 13, 1938
Age at Death:
49
Buried at:
Prince Albert Catholic Cemetery, Prince Albert, Saskatchewan
Plot:
Commemorated:
 
Prisoner of war:
Not Specified
Interned:
Gender:
Male
Ethnic Origin:
Caucasian
LAC Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 1Box 596-72
Research Notes

 More commonly known as Grey Owl. A famous conservationist, posing as an Indian and witing about conservation issues long before others. After his death (April 13, 1938) he was exposed as a white man, seriously hurting the early conservaion movement.

Was actually born in Hastings, England. Emigrated to Canada in 1906.

Biography on Grey Owl can be found here.

Rank Regiment Unit Company
Private Canadian Infantry 13th Battalion
Private Canadian Infantry 40th Battalion 1st Reinforcing Draft

Listed Military experience with the Mexican Scouts, 28th Dragoons

Served as a sniper during the war. Others thought that he was indian, a persona he had created when he emigrated to Canada.

Wounded twice: January 1916 and April 1916.

Listed on the Nominal Roll of the 40th Battalion.