Saturday, October 31, 2015

Frederick James Piper 1920-1943

Frederick James Piper
Fred was named Frederick after his Maternal Grandfather Frederick Clayton
and James was a common name in his father's family
22 May1920 - 18 August 1943
Fred was born in Tuxford, SK on Saturday the 22nd of May 1920.

Son of
Archibald Piper 1887-1964
Eliza Elizabeth Clayton 1882-1940
Brother of
Ellen Janet Elizabeth Piper 1915-2008
William Archibald Piper 1916-1979


Fred and his brother Archie Piper

Archie, Eliza, Fred & Archie


Fred attended Tuxford School from grade 1 to 11 (1925-1937) after which he attended Technical School in Moose Jaw taking a Machinest and Welding (1937-1938)
Moose Jaw Technical School opened in the fall of 1931,
Fred attended from 1937-1938

Fred then worked for his father Archie, who owned a business in Tuxford,
from 1938-1940

Fred and his father Archie Piper

Fred and his brother Archie Piper

Fred and his father Archie Piper
 Fred worked for his father in Tuxford, doing welding and machine work.
Fred was 5ft 7in tall, weighed 142 lbs, dark complexion, Hazel eyes, brown hair and a chest measurement of 34 inches
Archie, Ellen & Fred
Archie, Ellen, Fred and their mother Eliza
During the years 1935-1939 the newspapers wrote of liklihood of war in Europe. Near the end of August 1939 Germany invaded Poland, a few days later Canada, following England's lead, declared war on Germany
In October that same year Uncle Fred made application to join the RCAF in Regina, because of the abundance of applications he was told to wait, on January 7, 1940 he returned and was accepted

On each of these applications to enlist letters of recommendation were give from Mr Bourne and Mr Smith of Tuxford

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