William Reginald Pettit

Squadron Leader William Reginald Pettit, J15517
Brantford, Ontario
Royal Canadian Air Force

Squadron Leader Pettit is sponsored by the Corporation of the City of Brantford.
Squadron Leader était parrainé par Corporation of the City of Brantford. 

Birth place and date: William was born in Brantford, ON on 3 April 1912.

Religion: William was a member of the Baptist Church.

Occupation: Before the war, William served as a Salesman.

Marital Status: William was never married or had any children.

Next of kin: William’s next of kin was his mother, Kathleen Pettit.

Date and location of enlistment: William enlisted on 5 September 1940 Ottawa, ON.

Burial location: William is buried at the Ranville War Cemetery in France. He was 32 years old when he died.

Student’s final reflection:

William was too young when he lost his life. He served in the Second World War as a pilot for the Royal Canadian Air Force Squadron 199.

I want to thank William for everything he did, from sacrificing his life to defend our country and leaving what he had behind.

William enjoyed playing the clarinet and after high school, he went on to attend secondary school.

I just wanted to say that no matter how long it has been, William will be remembered.

Witten by: Jenna, a student at Owen Sound Collegiate and Vocational Institute in Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada.
Rédigé par:
Jenna, un élève de Owen Sound Collegiate and Vocational Institute, Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada.

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