Soldier Spotlight: Private Frederick Stanley Albright

Regimental Number: 895173
Rank: Private
Branch: 50th Battalion

Fred was born in Township Dunn, Ontario on March 23, 1883. Before World War I, he was a partner in a law firm in Calgary, together with John Brownlee. He and his wife, Elnora Evelyn Kelly, were living in Calgary at the time of his enlistment in June of 1916. Fred shared his brother’s (W.D. Albright) confidence in the Peace country and filed on a homestead at 8-72-9-W6. However, he was killed in action at Passchendaele on October 26, 1917 without having had the opportunity to develop his land. His grave marker in Larch Wood Cemetery is inscribed with “Who was faithful to Him that appointed Him Heb. 3.2”

Sources: Beaverlodge to the Rockies p. 193

A poem written by W.D. Albright in memory of his brother.

Soldier Spotlight highlights veterans from the Archives’ online Soldiers’ Memorial. Each week, our volunteers select a remarkable individual to showcase in this blog series. The Soldiers’ Memorial commemorates more than 1,100 WWI veterans and 2,300 WWII veterans from our region. Three dedicated volunteers have contributed over 1,200 hours to this project by researching and writing biographies. Our goal is to have all South Peace soldiers acknowledged for their service. If you know of someone who lived in the South Peace and should be listed on the Memorial, or would like to get involved by researching a local veteran, please contact the Archives.