Douglas Allison

Douglas Allison

Death 4 Aug 1912 (aged 57)
Coleman, Canmore Census Division, Alberta, Canada
Burial Crowsnest Pass, Canmore Census Division, Alberta, Canada
Memorial ID 146721158 · View Source
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Name: Doug Alison
Gender: Male
Marital status: Single
Age: 48
Birth Day & Month: 23 Aug
Birth Year: 1862
Birthplace: England
Relation to Head of House: Head
Immigration Year: 1856
Racial or Tribal Origin: Scotch (Scotish)
Nationality: Canadian
Religion: Church Of England
Occupation: Rancher
Province: The Territories
District: Alberta
District Number: 202
Sub-District: Blairmore
Lethbridge Herald August 6, 1912 Pages 1 & 5
Extensive report


Douglas Allison, one of the oldest old-timers in this part of the province was found dead in bed shortly after noon on Sunday. Death presumably resulted from heart failure. Mr Allison had been in Pincher Creek on Saturday to attend the funeral of his friend Peter here

Mr Allison was for several years a member of the RNWMP and reached the rank of sergeant. He was afterwards promoted to quarter-master sergeant, and held this office throughout the South African war. Mr Allison was also one of the first ranchers in the Pass. He was about 64 years of age.
North West Mounted Police (NWMP) SERVICE RECORD
ALISON, Douglas A425 Reg #425 (Old Series)
DOB Approx 1854
ENG 1875/05/25
808 1878/05/25 Time Expired

Douglas ALISON enlisted with the NWMP at Winnipeg, Manitoba and served at Fort Macleod.
ARC29 2020.AHS
NWMP #o.425;

Service Record found for Douglas ALISON. No other record of his service in the Force was found, using several spelling alternatives. This makes quite a variance from the obit. His South African War Service indicates he enlisted in Edmonton in 1900 (showing his occupation as a rancher) and took his discharge in 1901. He received a South African War Medal with two clasps (delivered to him in Beaver, BC in 1903). There are two regimental numbers for Douglas Alison in the Boer war.

Boer War
Alison D Canada, Lord Strathcona's Horse Unit
Source: medal rolls
Lord Strathcona Horse #1036; and
Lord Strathcona Horse # 168.

Douglas Allison
in the Web: Alberta, Index to Cemeteries, 1823-2013
Name: Douglas Allison
Death Year: 1912
Burial Place: Crowsnest, Alberta , Canada
Cemetery: Bellevue

jmweis1 The Alison Family about 1864: John, Ann Viner Alison, John Sr., Charlie in front of his mother.

Second row, Annie, Penelope Viner, Sara Jean (the blur) in front of Penelope. Ellen Claire next to her mothers knee. and by (their father?) are Thomas and Douglas.

Family Members

Gravesite Details Unable to locate exact final resting place. I have no record of Alison in any cemetery in the Crowsnest Pass. Jan 31 2020 - Request for headstone consideration re-submitted to Last Post Fund as a location for the marker has been identified.



  • Created by: Bear Hugs
  • Added: 19 May 2015
  • Find A Grave Memorial 146721158
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Douglas Allison (23 Aug 1854–4 Aug 1912), Find A Grave Memorial no. 146721158, citing Bellevue Union Cemetery, Crowsnest Pass, Canmore Census Division, Alberta, Canada ; Maintained by Bear Hugs (contributor 47810210) .