Sutherland, William Evan

  • Township: Embro & West Zorra
  • Rank: Lieutenant.-Colonel
  • Branch: Royal Flying Corps; Royal Canadian Army Service Corps
  • Date of birth: 1870
  • Date of death: 1943
  • Wars Served: World War I
    World War II
  • Years of service: 1917 -
  • Country enlisted with: Canada

Biography

William Evan Sutherland (1870-1943) of Lot 1, Concession 1, enlisted with the Royal Flying Corps in 1917. In 1940 he signed on with the Royal Canadian Army Service Corps. In the Second World War he was a Commander on transport ships and crossed the Atlantic more than 50 times. His medals included the Order of the British Empire, awarded for setting an example of courage and leadership. He left the service with the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel.

 

 

 

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