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Colonel The Hon. David Tisdale, P.C., K.C.
"Born Township of Charlotteville, 1825. Son of Ephraim Tisdale and Hannah Price, both of U. E. Loyalist stock. Attended 'Kitchen's,' Forestville, St. Williams, Vittoria and Simcoe Grammar Schools. Commenced study of law, 1852, in office of G. R. Van Norman, Simcoe. Called to the Bar, 1858. Appointed Q.C. 1872. Practised law in Simcoe until the time of his death. Elected to the House of Commons 1887 and was a member of that body for some 17 years. Appointed Minister of Militia and Defense 1896. Served on Niagara Frontier during Trent affair 1861, as captain of rifle company formed in Simcoe. Served again, as above, during Fenian Raid, 1866. Gazetted Lieut.-Colonel of 39th Norfolk Rifles upon formation of that battalion, 1866. Retired from command, retaining rank, 1876. Died 1911."

Also see:
1864 Battalion Band
1865 Village Band

22 Past Masters of Wilson Lodge,
R. T. Livingstone
1877 Atlas: Essays: Military Organization

David Tisdale

Source: Simcoe and Norfolk County published by Pearce Publishing, 1924
(Out of print. Copy available for inspection at Norfolk Historical Society.)
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