Petteplace, Nelson Henry

Regimental Number: 198746
Rank: Private
Branch: 52nd Battalion; 1st Canadian Tunnelling Company

Nelson was born in Bruce County, Ontario on July 8, 1873. He enlisted in the Canadian Army in January of 1916; his brother Robert also served during the First World War. Nelson was severely wounded at Vimy Ridge on May 21, 1917, having received gunshot wounds to his left buttock. In 1930, he filed on the western half of 13-79-11-W6. At some point after that, he married Ethel. Nelson died on November 5, 1949.

Sources: Homesteaders’ Heritage p. 347, 389