Jan. 15, 1895 Broadview Melville Census Division Saskatchewan, Canada
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.