The First World War
Officers of The Royal Canadian Regiment

Hon. Capt. David Burpee Pidgeon

Soldiers of the First World War database entry - D.B. Pidgeon


Date of Birth - 16 Oct 1877, at Saint John, Saint John County, New Brunswick.

Married - 9 Jun 1903 to Hazel Lavania Rainnie at Saint John Co., N.B. (Two children.)

Biographical note (Source)

Lieutenant David B. Pidgeon, formerly of No. 7 Company, C.A.S.C., was born October 26, 1877 (sic) at Saint John, New Brunswick, and enlisted there on February 25, 1915. A merchant and a Presbyterian, he was living with his wife, Hazel, at 153 Douglas Avenue when he enlisted in Saint John on February 25, 1915. Earlier, he had received a medical examination on February 19, 1915. David was 38 years and 4 months of age, was 5'-11" tall, and he had a 40" chest (including a 4" expansion), a medium complexion, blue eyes and dark brown hair. David's medical certificate was also signed on February 25, 1915 and he became active on the Canadian Contingent payroll on May 7, 1915.

NOTE: - David's marriage and son's birth record are shown following 1901 census below 1/2-brother, Walter Pidgeon's information.

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