Thursday 25 August 2011

Private Gordon Barrett Beaven Peters

Born on 7 September 1887 in Stepney, London, England - husband of Hendresa Peters, toronto, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: present address in Lindsay, Ontario; trade as farmer; married; no current military service; previously served with the 21st Essex Fusiliers (six months); Baptist; height of 5 feet 0.25 inches; chest of 34 inches fully expanded; light complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 109th Battalion, CEF, in Lindsay, Ontario, on 6 December 1915 (number 724691) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 4 or 6 December 1916 - wounded on 9 April 1917 - invalided to England on 14 April 1917.

(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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