Tissington, Joseph

Regimental Number: 506608
Rank: Sapper
Branch: Canadian Engineers

Joseph was born in Codnor, Derbyshire, England on April 17, 1894. He came to Canada in 1912 and eventually filed on land at NW 22-71-5-W6 and SE 2-72-5-W6. In November of 1916, Joseph enlisted in the Canadian Army. His brothers James and William served as well. While serving in England, Joseph visited his old home in Derbyshire and married Frances Nora Granger, an old school friend. He brought his bride to Canada after being discharged in 1919. They raised five children. Joseph died on May 14, 1979.

Sources: surname file; Smoky River to Grande Prairie p. 240; June 12 1923 p. 8 c. 3; Feb 22 1934 p. 2 c. 1; NT Sept 15, 1932 p. 2 c. 4