Sunday, 4 March 2012

Private Daniel Peterson

Born on 24 May 1895 in Ottawa, Ontario - next of kin listed as Mrs. Kate Peterson, Ottawa, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as teamster; single; no current or previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 8 inches; chest of 35 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; red hair.

Joined the 59th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 27 May 1915 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 22 June 1915 (number 410858) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - wounded on 23 August 1917 - invalided to England on 31 August 1917.

Died on 12 November 1950 - buried in Beechwood Cemetery, Ottawa, Ontario.

(image taken at Beechwood Cemetery, Ottawa, Ontario).

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (, 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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