Who was Private Edward James Tippett?
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.