Joseph Pizzey

Regimental number: 
Unit at enlistment: 
36th Battalion
Volunteered or conscripted: 
Survived the war: 
Mount Hope Cemetery, Brantford, Ontario
Commemorated at: 
St. Luke Anglican Church, Independent Order of Foresters
Birth country: 
Birth county: 
Birth city: 
Great Wakering
Address at enlistment: 
299 Rawdon Street, Brantford, Ontario
Next of kin address: 
299 Rawdon Street, Brantford, Ontario
Trade or calling: 
Car builder
Religious denominations: 
Church of England
Marital status: 
Age at enlistment: 

Letters and documents

BX May 16, 1916

Private Joseph Pizzey Wounded

Mrs. Pizzey, 205 Marlboro Street, has received the news that her son, Joseph Pizzey has been wounded in the face and hip. Pte. Joseph Pizzey enlisted with the 36th Battalion, leaving Niagara Camp on June 18 for England.

Mrs. Pizzey has four sons who are in the Canadian overseas forces. Private John Pizzey has been wounded and gassed, but is well again, and still serving his King and country. Mrs. Pizzey also has two sons-in-law in Brantford Battalions, they being Harry Burtch of the 215th Battalion and Clarence Secord in the 125th and she has also two sons attested under Lord Derby’s scheme, ready for the call at any time. Thus six sons are doing their bit or prepared to do it for their country.

BX March 26, 1917

Returning Home

Privates J. Pizzey and H. Fitzpatrick of Brantford are included in a large party of returned men, invalided home from the front, who have arrived in Canada.

BX April 2, 1917

Three Returned Home
A party of three returned heroes, one on crutches and all badly injured, arrived in the city last evening shortly before 8 o'clock. Although the train was late, a goodly crowd and representatives of the Soldier’s Aid Commission met the party which consisted of the following returned men: J. Pizzey, 205 Marlboro Street, A.L. Rowley, West Mill Street, and A.V. Scearce, 108 St. George Street. Of the party Private Rowley was in the worst condition, having to use crutches. Members of the Soldiers’ Aid Commission were on hand and ushered the party into the commodious waiting room where a welcome home was given the men. W.F. Cockshutt, M.P., made a brief address of welcome. Messrs. Cockshutt, Fitton and Dowling then took the men to their respective homes in their automobiles.

BX November 15, 1950

First World War Veteran Passes

Joseph Pizzey, husband of Milvina Howard, Barnes Avenue, RR 6 Brantford, died Tuesday in the Brantford General Hospital in his 61st year.  Born in Great Wakering, Essex, England, Mr. Pizzey came to Brantford in 1912.  He was employed with the C.N.R. and was a member of the 36th Battalion serving overseas in 1915.  He was then transferred to the First Battalion C.E.F., and was wounded in 1916.  In 1917 he returned to Brantford where he had since resided.  Mr. Pizzey was a member of the Canadian Legion and an adherent of the Anglican Church.

Surviving are two sons, Joseph George, and Leonard Rowland and one daughter, Mrs. Arthur (Edna) Britt, all of Brantford, three grandchildren, four brothers, George and Emmanuel, both of England, John, Australia and Leonard, Hamilton, three sisters, Mrs. Daniel Sewid, and Mrs. Alonzo Lefebvre, both of Brantford, and Mrs. Harry Burtch, St. Thomas.  Mr. Pizzey is resting at the Beckett Funeral Home where the service will be conducted Friday afternoon.  Interment will be in Mount Hope Cemetery.

BX November 18, 1950

The funeral service for Joseph Pizzey was conducted Friday afternoon at the Beckett Funeral Home, Rev. F.W. Schaffter, of St. Jude’s Anglican Church, officiated.  May fellow-employees from the C.N.R. were present at the service and the profusion of flowers evinced the esteem in which the deceased was held.  The pallbearers were Sampson and George Pizzey, nephews, George Lee and M. McQueen, both to the C.N.R., Thomas Mason, of the Legion and Thomas Henwood.  Interment was in Mount Hope Cemetery.