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Name:
Edwin Matthew Pettler
Casualty No.:
Initials:
E M
Service No.:
472572
Date of Birth:
Place of Birth:
Belsay
Age at Death:
25
Ranks:
Private
Unit:
46th Battalion Canadian Infantry (Saskatchewan regiment)
Teesdale Township:
Place Enlisted:
Home Address:
Civilian Employment:
Farmer, Lay Preacher
Cause of Death:
Killed in Action
Date of Death:
Place of Death:
Vimy Ridge
Battles & Campaigns:
UK Commemorated:
Overseas Commemorated:
Buried:
Lievin Communal Cemetery, France
Decoration and Medals:
Service :
Army
Service Records:
Family Details:

He was the only son of Reverand C Pettler, who became the Methodist minister in Middleton-in-Teesdale. Growing up, Edwin lived with his parents and two sisters, Lily and Gertrude at the Manse in Middleton-in-Teesdale.

Notes:

Edwin studied theology at Elmfield college. He emigrated to Canada aboard the ship 'The Alsation' in march 1914, settling in Saskatoon where he worked as a farmer and lay preacher.

He enlisted with the 46th Battalion of the Canadian Infantry (Saskatchewan Regiment) on 6th November 1915, joining the scout section.

The Teesdale Mercury describes a visit home he made to his parents in Middleton in July 2016.

Teesdale Mercury-22/10/1919: Notes from the higher dales: Service to dedicate marble tablet 

 

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Sources:
Local Memorials: www.newmp.org.uk; Teesdale Townships: Teesdale Poor Law Union 1914; Unit: MiT UTASS project data; Ranks: www.cwgc.org; Date of Birth: MiT UTASS project data; Place of Birth: MiT UTASS project data; Age at Death: MiT UTASS project data; Civilian Employment: MiT UTASS project data; Cause of Death: MiT UTASS project data; Date of Death: MiT UTASS project data; Place of Death: MiT UTASS project data; Buried: MiT UTASS project data; Service Number: www.cwgc.org;