Who was Pri­vate Ed­ward James Tip­pett?

The Packet (Clarenville) - - Editorial -

Pte. Tip­pett was born on Oct. 6, 1899 in Lit­tle Catalina. Hav­ing grown up and gone to school in the small com­mu­nity, he worked in the lum­ber woods.

He en­listed for the Great War as part of the 18th draft of the Royal New­found­land Reg­i­ment in Grand Falls on Dec. 3, 1917. His mil­i­tary file stated he was 19 years and four months, prob­a­bly be­cause the min­i­mum age for a re­cruit was 19.

Af­ter his train­ing, he was sent to the Front, with his first ac­tion com­ing on Sept. 29 in Dadizele, Bel­gium.

He was killed on Oct. 14, only 316 days into ser­vice.

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