Wednesday 10 August 2011

Private Ernest Peden

Born on 10 June 1889 in Montreal West, Quebec - son of Alexander Peden Sr., Montreal West, Quebec - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as civil engineer; single; currently a member of the McGill COTC (since September 1912); no previous military service; Wesleyan; height of 5 feet 10 inches; chest of 35.5 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; brown eyes; dark brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Montreal, Quebec, on 13 March 1915 (number 410961) - transferred to Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry on 17 July 1915 - at some point commissioned as a lieutenant - appointed an Assistant Instructor [with?] from 12 February to 6 November 1918 - transferred to the Canadian Machine Gun Corps, CEF, on 7 November 1918.

(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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