June 3, 1927: Private Alphonsus P. Decoste

Date of Birth: September 11, 1895 at Havre Boucher, Antigonish County Parents: Captain Peter and Elizabeth (Breau/Brow) Decoste Siblings: Half-brothers Alphonsus (died at eight years of age) & Joseph; half-sister Bernadette; full brothers Pierre (died young), William, Walter, & Paul (died young); full sisters Marie Amelie, Marie Loretta, and Marie Veronique Marital Status: Single Occupation: … More June 3, 1927: Private Alphonsus P. Decoste

March 24, 1920: Flight Cadet Hubert Edward Pettipas

Date of Birth: March 25, 1894, at East Tracadie, Antigonish County Parents: Hubert and Marie (Decoste) Pettipas Siblings: Brothers Joseph, Benjamin, Peter, Jeremiah, William, Desiré and Reginald; sisters Ella and Bertha Marital Status: Single Occupation: Bank Clerk Enlistment: February 1, 1916, at Moncton, NB Units: 145th Battalion; 165th Battalion (Acadiens); No. 47 Company, Canadian Forestry … More March 24, 1920: Flight Cadet Hubert Edward Pettipas

February 15, 1919: Gunner John Thompson McKinnon

Date of Birth: January 9, 1895 at Roxbury, Massachusetts, USA Parents: Angus L. and Anne (McGillivray) McKinnon Siblings: Brothers Colin Francis, Daniel & Angus Joseph; sisters Annie, Mary, Catherine, Margaret & Eunice Father’s Occupation: Farmer Marital Status: Single Occupation: Farmer Enlistment: October 19, 1917 at Antigonish, NS Units: 1st Depot Battalion, Nova Scotia Regiment; No … More February 15, 1919: Gunner John Thompson McKinnon

December 17, 1918: Private John Angus MacGillivray

Date of Birth: July 8, 1895 at Rear Doctor’s Brook, Antigonish County Parents: Ronald D. and Catherine (McIsaac) McGillivray Siblings: Brothers Ronald, Daniel & John Hector; sister Anna Belle Father’s Occupation: Farmer Marital Status: Single Occupation: Farmer Enlistment: July 14, 1916 at Halifax, NS Units: 23rd Reserve Battalion; 60th Battalion (Victoria Rifles of Canada); 87th … More December 17, 1918: Private John Angus MacGillivray

November 15, 1918: Flight Cadet William Tupper “Billy” Beck

Date of Birth: July 15, 1897 at Antigonish, Antigonish County Parents: Clarence L. and Janet A. (Tupper) Beck Siblings: Brother Robert; sisters Marian & Eleanor Marital Status: Single Occupation: Dry Goods Clerk Enlistment: December 29, 1915 at Halifax, NS Units: No. 7 Stationary Hospital (Dalhousie University), Canadian Army Medical Corps; Royal Flying Corps/Royal Air Force … More November 15, 1918: Flight Cadet William Tupper “Billy” Beck

First World War Honour Roll of Antigonish County, Nova Scotia

As we mark the 100th anniversary of the Armistice that ended the First World War, the Antigonish Cenotaph Project committee pauses to reflect on the 97 men who died of causes related to their military service during the war or the years following its conclusion. “We will remember them.” Ash, Private Norman, Antigonish Town: Killed … More First World War Honour Roll of Antigonish County, Nova Scotia

November 7, 1918: Major Edward Alexander Chisholm, MC With Two Bars

Date of Birth: July 26, 1892 at Linwood, Antigonish County Parents: Duncan Alexander and Mary Margaret (MacGillivray) Chisholm Father’s Occupation: Farmer Siblings: Brothers Daniel George, Hugh Alexander, John Francis “Frank” & Angus Vincent “Gus” (twins), William Robert & Duncan Raymond; sisters Mary Mabel & Annie Frances Marital Status: Single Occupation: Law Student Enlistment: November 24, … More November 7, 1918: Major Edward Alexander Chisholm, MC With Two Bars