Rodd, Thomas Ambrose

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Rodd, Thomas Ambrose

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Thomas Ambrose Rodd was born on the 20 October 1870, the third of six children of John and Elizabeth Rodd of Milton, Prince Edward Island. Thomas married Elizabeth Ethel Crockett of Little York on the 23 February 1904. Having joined the 82nd Regiment as a young man, Thomas was company Sergeant Major in the militia detachment which, in 1897, represented PEI at the Queen's Jubilee. On his return he secured a commission which he resigned two years later in order to go to South Africa with the first contingent to the Boer War. When the Prince Edward Island Light Horse was formed, Thomas was the first Sergeant major, and later obtained a Lieutenancy in his unit, from which he was discharged the 3 November 1900.


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