|1. Memorial:||Ebblinghem Military Cemetery||I. B. 24.|
|2. Book:||The (1921) Masonic Roll of Honour 1914-1918||Pg.132|
|3. Memorial:||The (1940) Scroll - WW1 Roll of Honour||41C GQS|
Awards & Titles:
Family :Son of Edwin and Anne Peters. Native of Guernsey, Channel Islands.
- The First World War 1914-1918, World-wide.
|Unit :||9/Australian Infantry, A.I.F.|
|Action :||The Battles of the Lys|
Francis enlisted into the 9th Battalion, Australian Imperial Force on 8th September, 1915 at Brisbane, Queensland. His attestation shows that he was an Orchadist, and that he had 3 years previous service in the Royal Guernsey Militia. The rest of his service records are available for view in the National Archive of Australia.
See more at: Channel Islands and the Great War.
"Mr. A.E. Peters, local Agent of the London and South Western Co., has received news to the effect that his youngest brother, Pte. F.W. Peters of the Australian Imperial Forces, has been killed in action. Pte. Peters, who was 37 years of age, left the island for Australia five years ago, and joined his brother, Mr. F.A. Peters, in the sugar-growing industry at Mackay Queensland. He enlisted in 1915, and paid several visits to the island on furlough, the last visit being in February of this year. Pte. Petes prior to leaving for Australia was employed with his father, the late Mr. E. Peters, of Belmont Vinemes, Belmont-road. He was a member of the St. Sampson's Lodge of Freemasons, and also a member of the Loyal Guernsey Lodge of Oddfellows. Deceased was sidesman, and a member of the Sunday School of Holy Trinity, and on Sunday Mr. H.A. Smith, the organist, played the Marche Funebre (Chopin) in token of respect to his memory."
He is commemorated on the Island (Bailiwick) Memorial, St Peter Port, Guernsey.
9 April - 29 April 1918. As the first phase of the great German campaign of 1918 lost momentum and failed in its objective to split the British and French armies, subsidiary attacks were shift the balance of the attack and to seek opportunities to exploit other sectors. On the Lys the Germans initially enjoyed spectacular success against a Portuguese Division but the gap was soon plugged and the advance halted.
|Type||Lodge Name and No.||Province/District :|
|Mother :||St Sampson's No. 2598 E.C.||Guernsey & Alderney|
5th December 1911
2nd January 1912
5th February 1912
Francis is listed as a "Grower", resident on Guernsey when initiated in 1911. The contribution record further shows "Killed in Action April 1918."
The project globally acknowledges the following as sources of information for research across the whole database:
- The Commonwealth War Graves Commission
- The (UK) National Archives
- Ancestry.co.uk - Genealogy, Family Trees & Family History online
- ugle.org.uk - The records of the United Grand Lodge of England including the Library and Museum of Freemasonry
Researcher : Bruce Littley