Nadijwon, Peter Christopher: Service no. 802486

Digitized Service Record

Source: Bruce Remembers.

Indigenous Soldier from the “Cape Croker Reserve” now known as The Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation occupy Neyaashiinigmiing Aboriginal Reserve No.27.

“50 Years Ago — July 14, 1949, Echoes From The Past, The Wiarton Echo, 14 July 1999, page 5. — Peter Nadjiwan has been elected Chief of the Cape Croker Reserve. The 66 year-old man defeated Chief Thos. Jones by one vote, winning 49 to 48. DEATH date from St. Mary’s church records, Michelle Archer, April 1999. OBITUARY: Peter C. Nadjiwan former Cape Croker Chief Dies London (1959) CAPE CROKER — Peter C. Nadjiwan, life-long resident of Cape Croker Reserve, died in Westminister Hospital, in London on Thursday March 19th in his 77 year. Mr. Nadjiwan served a number of terms as councillor and chief of the Reserve. He was a World War I veteran having been in 160th Bruce Battalion. He also served in the Home Guard in World War II. He was a member of St. Mary’s R.C. church choir. He is survived by his wife the former Lillian Keeshig and eight sons and four daughters. Charles, Sam and Leonard of Sudbury, Wilmer of Port Erie, Barney of Sault Ste. Marie, Rae of Camp Petawawa; Vincent of Wiarton and John at the Cape. Hannah, Mrs. N. Porte of Toronto, Violet, Mrs. L. Erickson of Sudbury, Verna Mrs. Henery Johnston, Niagara Falls and Doris, Mrs. Pat McLeod at the Cape.”


Nadjiwon, Peter Christopher: Service no. 802486. Source: Bruce Remembers via 160th Bruce Battalion Facebook Group.
Source: Operation Picture Me via The 18th Battalion Facebook Group. Wiarton Echo Circa 1917.

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