Friday 26 August 2011

Private William Edwin Peters

Born on 5 February 1885 in Bristol, England - husband of Mrs. Peters, Montreal, Quebec - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as blacksmith helper; married; no current military service; previously served with the Royal Navy (seven years); Church of England; height of 5 feet 9.75 inches; chest of 39.6 inches fully expanded; medium complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Montreal, Quebec, on 26 May 1915 (number 411159) - transferred to Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry on 16 July 1915 - declared missing, presumed dead, on 4 June 1916 - name inscribed on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial (panel 10), Belgium.

(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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