Charles Harold Peters

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First name: Charles

Middle name: Harold

Last name: Peters

Personal information:

Captain Charles Harold Peters, a managing bookseller of Melbourne, Victoria enlisted aged 27, 21 July 1915, and embarked from Melbourne on board HMAT A54 Runic, 20 June 1916. He served with the 38th Battalion, A.I.F. in France where he was awarded the Military Cross and Bar for his bravery at Armentieres, 31 Dec. 1916 and his actions during operations at the Hindenburg Line, Sept.-Oct. 1918. He was detached for duties with the 57th Battalion, Mar. 1917 and as instructor, Sept. 1917. He returned to Australia on HMAT Ypiringa and was discharged 19 Aug. 1919

Ward diary, 6 October 1914 - 28 July 1915
Diary of Eric Harford Ward

More than just this dairy (which is incredibly moving), it's the stories you piece together by reading other material in our collection. While on duty, Eric Ward wrote several letters to his home town paper The Bathurst TimesYou can even get a small glimpse of his life after the war with mention of a wedding. These documents are like pieces of a puzzle that together show a picture of a man who went to war and, thankfully, returned home.
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