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William James Peters was born in Kingston, VIC and was a Butcher by trade when he enlisted from Ballarat in the 14th Battalion, 14th Reinforcement on 29 July 1915 at the age of 22. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on 18 February 1916. On April 11th 1917 he was reported as missing in action but it was not until September that it was confirmed he had become a prisoner of war. He had been captured near Bullecourt and interned at Limberg in Germany. After the Armistice he was released and reached England in mid-December 1918. He returned aboard the Ascanius, reaching Australia on April 3rd 1919.
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