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Captain Daniel Piza was an English officer of the British Army who died during the First World War.

He was born on 9 April 1873, in Chorlton, the youngest son of merchant Jacob and Bendita Piza (née Ascoli), of the Danish Virgin Islands and Germany, respectively. Piza travelled abroad as a young man and, as the Second Boer War raged, negotiated a journey to South Africa, via South America, to enlist in the 2nd Brabant's Horse as a trooper.[1][2] His travels continued after the conflict, taking him to Africa, the Americas, and the Caribbean, but he returned to Britain following the outbreak of war with Germany.[1]

Piza obtained a commission in the East Yorkshire Regiment in early 1916 and was dispatched to the Western Front in July. Soon afterwards, he was transferred to the 64th Trench Mortar Battery and eventually assumed command of all batteries in his sector, in his capacity as brigade T.M. officer. Piza died on 9 April 1917, his 44th birthday.[1]

He has no known grave and is commemorated by the Arras Memorial.

NotesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 The Times (41456), Col C, p. 9: "Fallen Officers". 19 April 1917.
  2. Brabant's Horse, britishmedals.us. Retrieved 10 July 2013.

ReferencesEdit

  • Ancestry.co.uk.
  • Piza, Daniel, cwgc.org. Retrieved 9 April 2013.