Hastings, Percival George Henry

Regimental Number: 152458
Rank: Acting Sergeant
Branch: 79th Battalion

Percival was born in Wembley, Middlesex, England on August 4, 1886. He was living in Rossendale, Manitoba at the time of his enlistment in November of 1915. Percival shipped out to England. While on guard duty at Saltwood Water Works on July 14, 1916, Percival’s rifle went off accidentally and wounded his left foot. His big toe had to be amputated. The accident had to be investigated and there are statements from witnesses on pages 30 to 35 of Percival’s military service file. In October of 1916, Percival came to the South Peace and filed on NW 1-71-12-W6. A present address card in his military service file indicates that he was living in Toronto in 1922. Percival died in Florida on May 14, 1950. He and his wife Daisy were living in Toronto at that time.