Albert Sparling

Albert Sparling

Albert Walter Sparling, also known as A.W. Sparling, (born July 12, 1891 in Pilot Mound, Manitoba; died October 20, 1965 in Kelowna, BC) was a farmer and distinguished major in World War I. During World War II, Sparling worked for the Department of National Defence and was the sole opponent to Asian Canadian enlistment within the Standing Committee on Orientals. In late 1941 and early 1942, Sparling pressed for the uprooting and internment of Japanese Canadians. (Source: Kimura Appendix)


Regularized NameAlbert Sparling

Shared Surnames

NameSee also
Albert Sparling
Harvey H Sparling
James F Sparling


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