A coulee along Pipestone Creek south of Whitewood has been named after Lance Corporal Wilfred Jordens. He was a Saskatchewan soldier who died in the First World War. The naming has been done through the GeoMemorial Commemorative Naming Program. Jordens was born in Lebret in 1896 and farmed near Whitewood when he enlisted in 1915. He was killed in action on August 21st, 1917 at the age of 21. His body was never found and his remains are likely interred on the battlefield with more than 11 thousand fallen Canadians.
The Commemorative Naming Project was established in 1947 and is designed to honour Saskatchewan military personnel, police officers, emergency responders, and others killed while serving our country or province. To learn more about the province’s GeoMemorial Commemorative Naming Program, including nomination instructions, visit www.saskatchewan.ca/residents/parks-recreation-heritage-and-arts/heritage/propose-a-new-geographic-place-name