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William J. Peters


28th Battalion

Medals Earned

  • British War Medal
  • Victory Medal

Tree Information

  • Species: Populus Canadensis
  • Planted By: Lady Peacock
  • Plaque: 2055

Additional Info

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William John Peters was born in Ballarat and was a Trolley driver living in Perth when he enlisted in the Anzac Cyclist Battalion, Reinforcement 3 on 21 March 1916 at the age of 32. His unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 22 August 1916. He was awarded 1 day penalty for being AWOL (absent without leave) on 12 February 1917 and was admitted to hospital as sick on 24 February. His records show the remainder of 1917 and early 1918 was uneventful until 12 July 1918, when he was wounded in action in France, resulting in his being invalided to hospital and sent home to Australia in December.
Tree No. 2055

Location in Ballarat Avenue of Honour