Colonel Phillippe Auguste Piuze, OBE, ED
Colonel Piuze was born in Frazerville, Quebec on 20 October 1888 and
educated at St Anne de la Pocatiere College and St Michaels College.
Upon graduation he was employed as an insurance broker and served
in the militia for twelve years, attaining the rank of Major in the 20th
Battery, Canadian Field Artillery.
In February 1916 this officer was appointed to the Canadian Expebitionary Force (CEF) in the rank of Lieutenant Colonel to command the 189th Battalion. He served in Canada and England with this and a number of other infantry units.
At the end of the war he was appointed Captain (brevet and temporary Lieutenant Colonel) in the Permanent Force, serving with the Royal 22e Regiment. After holding a number of staff appointments in Military District No. 5 (Eastern Quebec Area), he retired to pension to become Commissioner of Prisons for the province of Quebec. .
At the outbreak of the Second World War Colonel Piuze was appointed to the Canadian Army to be Provost Marshal and Officer Administering the Canadian Provost Corps. He held this position until retiring on medical grounds, in September 1943 when he resumed his civilian occupation.
Source: Canadian Provost Corps "Silver Jubilee", 1940 - 1965, printed by Mortimer Ltd., Ottawa, Ontario, May 1965.
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