Thomas William Morton Pettypiece 857,1314
- Born: 28 Dec 1882, Wingham, Turnberry, Huron, Ontario, Canada 857,1314
- Died: 5 Nov 1917, Rouen, , Haute-Normandie, France at age 34 1315
- Buried: 1917, Rouen, , Haute-Normandie, France 1315
"Died of wounds" (Gunshot WoundLeft Shoulder0 at No. 9 (Lakeside U.S.A.) General Hospital, Rouen.
St. Sever Cemetery extension.
Noted events in his life were:
• Alt. Birth, 28 Dec 1883, , , Ontario, Canada. 850
• 1891 Census of Canada, 1891, Wingham, Turnberry, Huron, Ontario, Canada. 857 Wingham, Huron County, p. 26, lines 15-25, household 137;
Thomas M., age 7, with father George, age 49, mother Jane, age 47, and 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, and Clarence, age 6.
• Religion: Church of England, 1891, Wingham, Turnberry, Huron, Ontario, Canada. 857
• 1901 Census of Canada, 5 Apr 1901, Whitewater Municipality, Manitoba, Canada. 850 Brandon, Whitewater District, p. 2, lines 41-47, household 19;
Thomas W., age 18, with father George, age 59, mother Jane, age 58, and siblings William, age 29, Robert C., age 22, Lovilla M., age 23, and Clarence, age 16.
• Military Service: Attestation Paper completed, 6 Jun 1916. 1316 for the 212th Overseas Batallion, Canadian Overseas Expeditionary Force, Regiment number 261441.
He had previously server one year with the Canadian Mounted Rifles.
• Burial: St Sever CemeteryExtension Rouen, FrancePart One Overseas Troops, 1917, Rouen, , Haute-Normandie, France. 1317
• Death, 5 Nov 1917, Rouen, , Haute-Normandie, France. 1315 "Died of wounds" (Gunshot WoundLeft Shoulder0 at No. 9 (Lakeside U.S.A.) General Hospital, Rouen.
• Military Service: Royal Canadian Regiment, 5 Nov 1917, Rouen, , Haute-Normandie, France. 1315 with a rank of Private.
• Religion: Church of England, 5 Nov 1917, Rouen, , Haute-Normandie, France. 1315
• Recognition: listed on the War Memorial, 1 Jul 1928, Hartney, Cameron, Manitoba, Canada. 1318 (Part of a dissertation on War Memorials)
It was not until July 1, 1928, that a memorial shaft of granite, bearing 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. Walker and J. Watt was erected in the bandstand park on East Railway St. and unveiled at a solemn service. On that day a troop of the Manitoba Rangers under Captain Robertson of Souris, with members of the Canadian Legion from Souris, Wawanesa, Elgin, Virden, Boissevain and Reston and all men of the Hartney district who had served in His Majesty's forces, marched from the bridge at the Souris River to the monument, led by a pipe band, and were drawn up as a guard of honor during the unveiling ceremony. Wreaths were laid by societies of the town and by next-of-kin and the Last Post was sounded. Similar ceremonies have been held each successive summer to commemorate Hartney's war dead.