Alfred David is a legend at Camp Stephens.
He was camp cook for about 40 years. He died April 10, 1962 in Winnipeg after spending his last summer at camp.
He is buried at Brookside Cemetery in Winnipeg.
What's little known is that when he started working at camp in the early 1920s, and for the downtown YMCA during the winter, he was a veteran of the First World War. He served with the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry.
When the war started, David was not a young man. He was 30 when he enlisted Dec. 29, 1914 in Winnipeg.
That battle is known for the first use of poison gas in warfare. (Click on the highlighted words to read more about the battle).
David was captured by the Germans and was a prisoner of war until the war ended in the fall of 1918.
David's complete war records are here.
|Page from the regimental diary on day David was listed as missing.|