Thursday 25 August 2011

Private John Murdock Peters

Born on 4 October 1883 in Dear, Aberdeenshire, Scotland - son of Francis and Annie Peters, New Pitsligo, Aberdeenshire, Scotland - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Paris, Ontario; trade as farmer; single; currently a member of the 25th Brant Dragoons; no previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 4 inches; chest of 38 inches fully expanded; ruddy complexion; brown eyes; fair hair.

Joined the 215th Battalion, CEF, in Paris, Ontario, on 20 March 1916 (number 270088) - taken on the strength of the 58th Battalion, CEF, on 1 or 2 June 1918 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 12 or 13 August 1918 - killed in action on 2 September 1918 - buried in Dury Mill British Cemetery (grave I.D.30), France.

(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; Commonwealth War Graves Commission, "Debt of Honour" register,

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