Tuesday 23 August 2011

Graham Sessford Peters

Born on 1 July 1890 in Windermere, England - son of Henry Peters, Windermere, England - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Brantford, Ontario; trade as clerk; single; no current or previous military service; Baptist; height of 5 feet 7 inches; chest of 35 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; grey eyes; light brown hair.

Joined the 125th Battalion, CEF, in Brantford, Ontario, on 8 January 1916 (number 772601) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 8 or 9 April 1918 - struck off strength to the Canadian Machine Gun Corps, CEF, on 4 July 1918.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (www.collectionscanada.gc.ca), online attestation papers; Canadian War Museum, 19740281-001, Manu 58F 2 3, 207th Canadian Infantry Battalion and 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Nominal Roll; The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa Regimental Museum, A400-0007, Master Personnel List for the 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force)

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