Thomas William Morton Pettypiece 696,1137
- Born: 28 Dec 1882, Wingham, Huron, Ontario, Canada 696,1137
- Died: 5 Nov 1917, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, Haute-Normandie, France at age 34 1138
- Buried: 1917, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, Haute-Normandie, France 1138,1139
Address: No. 9 (Lakeside U.S.A.) General Hospital
Event Description: St Sever CemeteryExtension Rouen, FrancePart One Overseas Troops
Noted events in his life were:
• Alt. Birth, 28 Dec 1883, Ontario, Canada. 692
• 1891 Census of Canada, 1891, Wingham, Huron, Ontario, Canada. 696 Wingham, Huron County, p. 26, lines 15-25, household 137;
Thomas M., age 7, with father George, age 49, mother Jane, age 47, an d siblings Eunice, age 24, Mary H., age 22, Susan, age 20, William J . H., age 19, George, age 15, Robert, age 12, Lovilla M., age 13, an d Clarence, age 6.
• Religion: Church of England, 1891, Wingham, Huron, Ontario, Canada. 696
• 1901 Census of Canada, 5 Apr 1901, Whitewater, Manitoba, Canada. 692 Brandon, Whitewater District, p. 2, lines 41-47, household 19;
Thomas W., age 18, with father George, age 59, mother Jane, age 58, an d siblings William, age 29, Robert C., age 22, Lovilla M., age 23, an d Clarence, age 16.
• Military: Attestation Paper completed, 6 Jun 1916. 1140 for the 212th Overseas Batallion, Canadian Overseas Expeditionary Forc e, Regiment number 261441.
He had previously server one year with the Canadian Mounted Rifles.
• Recognition: listed on the War Memorial, 1 Jul 1928, Hartney, Grassland, Manitoba, Canada. 1141 (Part of a dissertation on War Memorials)
It was not until July 1, 1928, that a memorial shaft of granite, beari ng the names A. Anderson, W. Baker, W. Cross, R. Dellow, J. Dixon, E . A. Eastwood, H. V. Fry, R. J. Gallinger, J. Hardy, H. Henderson, W . W. Irvine, W. Jackson, J. P. McCann, D. McCuaig, F. A. Peturson, T. Pettypiece, K. T. Ross, A. J. Slimmons, F. W. Trevitt, C. Walke r and J. Watt was erected in the bandstand park on East Railway St. an d unveiled at a solemn service. On that day a troop of the Manitoba Ra ngers under Captain Robertson of Souris, with members of the Canadia n Legion from Souris, Wawanesa, Elgin, Virden, Boissevain and Reston a nd all men of the Hartney district who had served in His Majesty's for ces, marched from the bridge at the Souris River to the monument, le d by a pipe band, and were drawn up as a guard of honor during the unv eiling ceremony. Wreaths were laid by societies of the town and by nex t-of-kin and the Last Post was sounded. Similar ceremonies have been h eld each successive summer to commemorate Hartney's war dead.
• Alt. Death, 5 Nov 1917, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, Haute-Normandie, France. 1138 "Died of wounds" (Gunshot WoundLeft Shoulder0 at No. 9 (Lakeside U.S.A .) General Hospital, Rouen.
• Military: Royal Canadian Regiment, 5 Nov 1917, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, Haute-Normandie, France. 1138 with a rank of Private.
• Religion: Church of England, 5 Nov 1917, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, Haute-Normandie, France. 1138