PETERSON, Percy Alexander
(Service number 1999)

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Date *1886 Place of Birth Timaru, South Island, New Zealand

Enlistment Information

Date 28 January 1915 Age 28 years 8 months
Address at Enlistment
Occupation Labourer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Mrs E. BRABANT (sister), Rickard Avenue, Bondi, Sydney, New South Wales
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Military Service

Served with Australian Imperial Force Served in Army
Military District

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Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations

Storeman; tobacconist


Date 4 January 1941 Age
Place of Death Chatswood, New South Wales
Memorial or Cemetery
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Percy Alexander Peterson, who was born (Alexander Pearcey Peterson) in 1886 at Timaru, South Island, New Zealand, was the second son of Peter and Matilda Jane (née Imrie) Peterson. Peter, originally from Norway, was born Pedersen. Percy enlisted with the Australian Imperial Force, on 28 January 1915 at Emerald, Queensland. A labourer, 28 years 8 months old, and single, he named his sister as next-of-kin – Mrs E. Brabant, Rickard Avenue, Bondi, Sydney, NSW, and later of Portsmouth, Bondi Road, Bondi, Sydney, NSW. Percy’s sister, Matilda Jane Peterson, married Edmund Cecil Brabant in 1910 at Sydney, New South Wales, and died there in 1976. Matilda and Edmund were still in Bondi Road in 1930.

Percy married Daisy Ethel Jamieson in 1921 at Sydney. He died on 4 January 1941 at Chatswood, New South Wales. Percy’s youngest brother, Frederick Creighton Peterson, was killed in action in 1918 in France.


NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [18 April 2020]; Australia Marriage & Death Indexes (NSW Registry online) [18 April 2020]

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