Frederick George Peters
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- Canning Town - Unknown
- Home - 13 June 1917
- Served in
- Rifle Brigade
- 1915 Star, British War Medal & Victory Medal, Croix de guerre, Military Medal
- East Ham Book of Remembrance
Frederick George's story
Bell has Private E Peters; it seems likely it is this local man. Peters but he is the most local.
Frederick Peters enlisted in January 1907 and entered France on 20 December 1914. Sgt Peters received two awards for gallantry: the Military Medal (17.4.17) and Croix de Guerre (France 14.7.17).
No citations for the award of the Military Medal are available but it is likely that Sgt Peters’ act of gallantry was performed on 14 February 1917. On that day the 16th Battalion in which he served was involved in a daylight raid on the German position at St Julien (Flanders). During the raid four officers became casualties, together with 22 Other Ranks.
It is also possible that Sgt Peters was wounded during this raid and returned home, where his miltary records indicate that he died of meningitis four months later.
Thanks to Barry Langridge for his research on the men of the Rifle Brigade.
Also remembered in the East Ham Book of Remembrance.
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