Great War Dundee
This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment: Dundee
- Service no: 635076
- Rank: Bombardier
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: Royal Field Artillery
- Unit/Ship: 256th Brigade
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death: 22
- Date of Death: 29.09.1917
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Vlamertinghe New Military Cemetery
- Grave/Mem Ref no: XII.G.11
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Dundee
- Address: 175 Lochee Road, Dundee
- Occupation: Calender Worker, Camperdown Jute Works, Dundee
George Peter, St Marys Lane, Lochee
Euphemia Robertson Peter, 1608 Gladstone Ave, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
More about Norman Peter
Norman married Euphemia on 20 August 1917.
Norman Peters 635076 Royal Field Artillery
WELL-KNOWN LOCHEE SOLDIER ACCIDENTALLY KILLED.
Intimation has been received of the death of Bombardier Norman Peters, R.F.A., youngest son of Mrs George Peters, of St Mary’s Lane, Lochee. Bombardier Peters had been in the company of an officer, who had complimented him on the work he had done when he accidentally trod on an unexploded enemy shell, causing it to explode. He was very badly wounded, and died within half an hour.
Bombardier Peters was mobilised as a Territorial at the outbreak of war, and after twenty-one months at the front he came home six weeks ago to be married. Much sympathy will be extended to his young widow. He was 22 years of age, and was formerly employed in the calendaring department of Camperdown Jute Works.
Writing to his widow, an officer alludes in the warmest terms of praise to the very high example Bombardier Peters always set and his thoroughness in his work. He was a great favourite in the battery, both amongst officers and men. Bombardier Peters was well known in football circles, and was a brother of Sergeant John Peters, also a well-known footballer, who was wounded some time ago.
Dundee Courier 10th October 1917
Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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