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WILLIAM JAMES PETERS

PETERS, WILLIAM JAMES

RANK:   PRIVATE                SERIAL NO:  39638

UNIT:   ‘F’ COY, 3rd BATTALION, OTAGO INFANTRY REGIMENT

BORN:       06/03/1896      -       DANNEVIRKE      

DIED:     04/10/1917        KILLED IN ACTION             
         
PLACE:    PASSCHENDAELE, BELGIUM    
    
SINGLE:              RELIGION:   C of E

WIFE:    
    
PARENTS:   Mr James and Mrs Emily PETERS, WAIPAWA

SIBLINGS:           

NEXT OF KIN:   Mrs Emily PETERS (mother), Waverley Street, WAIPAWA

OCCUPATION:  LABOURER

EMPLOYER:   F. BURGESS

LAST NZ ADDRESS:   RICHMOND PARK, WAIPAWA 
    
HEIGHT:   5’ 11”        WEIGHT:    160lb.        CHEST:   34”

COMP:   FRESH        EYES:   BROWN        HAIR:  BROWN
    
EDUCATION:   4th EDUCATIONAL STANDARD
 
GRAVE/MEMORIAL:  TYNE COT CEMETERY, BELGIUM     
    

ENLISTED:                           DATE:   01/11/1916

MAIN BODY:                   REINFORCEMENT:    21st             

MILITARY RECORD:
01/11/1916.  POSTED ‘F’ COMPANY, 22nd  REINFORCEMENT .
11/01/1917.  TRANSFERRED TO FEATHERSTON.
19/01/1917.  EMBARKED WELLINGTON HMNZT 75 ‘WAITEMATA’.
28/03/1917.  DISEMBARKED DEVONPORT, U.K.
28/03/1917.  MARCHED INTO ‘SLING’ AND TAKEN ON STRENGTH, 1st OTAGO
        COMPANY RESERVE.
02/05/1917.  MARCHED INTO CODFORD 10th COMPANY OTAGO REGIMENT.
28/05/1917.  PROCEEDED OVERSEAS (FRANCE).
04/10/1917.  KILLED IN ACTION, PASSCHENDAELE, BELGIUM.

 

 

AWARDED:    
BRITISH WAR MEDAL.
VICTORY MEDAL.