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  Spirits of Gallipoli - Herbert PETERS PETERS, Herbert John

Spirits of Gallipoli - Herbert PETERS


Spirits of Gallipoli - Herbert PETERS
Unit 8th Light Horse Regiment, C Squadron Rank Lance Corporal
Date of Enlistment 18 September 1914 Service no. 433
Date of Death 30 August 1915 Place of Death Walker's Ridge
Age 39    
Cemetery Hill 10, Suvla Details I. I. 18
Epitaph Duty Nobly Done For God, King And Country
Next of Kin (Brother) PETERS James Address Hodgkinson, Welshpool VIC
Parents John and Jane Peters Address  
Date of Birth Abt 1876 Place of birth VIC Glenorchy


"Witness and Peters were scouts in C squad, and after the landing at Suvla were attached to 161st Bgde.  (Essex) for duty.  Peters was killed on 28/8/1915 by a shrapnel bullet at Jefferson's Post (Kizlar Dagh).  They were at dinner at the time, and witness was about 15 yds from Peters.  Jefferson's Post is somewhere on the extreme left of the British line, quite a long distance from Anzac.  Witness buried Peters were he fell.  The Regt. knew nothing about it until witness reported back for duty in Sept.

Peter's service as a scout were much appreciated and, in recognition, he was promoted to L/C just a few days before his death.  His pay-book was forwarded to the authorities by the Essex Bgde. and his personal belongings were sent to his people by Cpl Garden of this Regt.

Australian War Memorial, Red Cross files, 1DRL/0428, 2140405 (source 7)

Other Sources

Spirits of Gallipoli - Photo   Photo Spirits of Gallipoli - Photo   The Argus Newspaper, 15 November 1915, page 7 (source 42)
Spirits of Gallipoli - News   Newspaper article Spirits of Gallipoli - News   The Argus Newspaper, 4 November 1915, page 1 (source 42)
Spirits of Gallipoli - News   Newspaper article Spirits of Gallipoli - News   The Argus Newspaper, 30 October 1915, page 13 (source 42)
Spirits of Gallipoli - Headstone   Headstone Spirits of Gallipoli - Headstone   Gallipoli Photographic Expedition, 2009 (source 183)
Spirits of Gallipoli - Notes   Notes Spirits of Gallipoli - Notes   Gallipoli Heroes – a tribute to the men from Western Victoria who gave their lives for their country.  MASSEY, Graeme, page 91 (source 19)
Spirits of Gallipoli - Various   Various Spirits of Gallipoli - Various   Australian War Memorial, ACT, Panel 6 (source 14)

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