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Edwin Calder Miskiman
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Birth: Jan. 15, 1895
Broadview
Melville Census Division
Saskatchewan, Canada
Death: Apr. 19, 1960
Capital Regional District
British Columbia, Canada

WW I Veteran, awarded the 76 C.E.F. medal.

Edwin (a school teacher) enlisted with the Canadian Soldiers of the First World War, 1914-1918. Royal Canadian Regiment, 76 Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force (C.E.F.) - Overseas.

Three of the four Miskiman sons and one of the three daughters enlisted and were sent to France.

Edwin suffered from Mustard Gas (Yperite) poisoning when it was first used by the German Army in Sept 1917. It was one of the most lethal of all the chemical weapons at that time.

It is said that Edwin had difficulty breathing for the rest of his life and could no longer work indoors as a teacher. He became a timber scaler for the government so that he could breathe the fresh outdoor air. 
 
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 Parents:
  Thomas Miskiman (1853 - 1924)
  Martha Thomas Miskiman (1860 - 1939)
 
 Spouse:
  Barbara Helene Shove Miskiman (1906 - 1978)
 
 Children:
  Harold Thomas Miskiman (1944 - 2010)*
 
 Siblings:
  Annie Miskiman Webb (1885 - 1914)*
  James Henry Miskiman (1890 - 1955)*
  Edwin Calder Miskiman (1895 - 1960)
  Winifred Violet Miskiman McIntyre (1897 - 1977)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Courtenay Civic Cemetery
Courtenay
Comox Valley Regional District
British Columbia, Canada
Plot: B42 or B46 (no head stone)
 
Created by: Susan Barbara
Record added: Mar 05, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 86308736
Edwin Calder Miskiman
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For you Grandfather, with love.
- Susan Barbara
 Added: Mar. 8, 2012
 
 
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