David Reid Peel

Regimental number: 
Unit at enlistment: 
215th Battalion
Volunteered or conscripted: 
Survived the war: 
Date of death: 
August 26th, 1918
Vimy Memorial - Pas de Calais, France
Commemorated at: 
Penmans Ltd. Honour Roll
Birth country: 
Birth county: 
Birth city: 
Paris, Ontario
Address at enlistment: 
Mechanic Street, Paris, Ontario
Next of kin address: 
Mechanic Street, Paris, Ontario
Trade or calling: 
Hosiery border
Penmans No. 1 Mill
Religious denominations: 
Marital status: 
Age at enlistment: 

Letters and documents

Circumstances of Casualty: Killed in Action. Whilst taking part in the attack North East of Monchy-le-Preux, he was hit in the head and instantly killed by an enemy rifle bullet.

BX September 9, 1918

Paris Again Hit by Casualty List

(From Our Own Correspondent)

PARIS, Sept. 9. – Another Paris born boy has made the supreme sacrifice in the person of Private David Reid Peel, youngest son of Mrs. Peel and the late William Peel. The fateful message came to his wife on Saturday morning informing her that her husband, David R. Peel, of the infantry had been officially reported killed in action on Aug. 26. Private Peel enlisted in 1916 with the 215th Battalion and went overseas in April of the following year. On arrival in England he was transferred to the 125th Battalion, and in March last he went to France with the Princess Pats, and was with that unit when he was killed. Private Peel was in his 30th year, and was born and educated here, where he was well and favorably known. At time of enlisting he was employed in Penman’s No. 1 mill. In 1912 he was united in marriage to Miss Carrie Shoetree, who survives, together with two little sons, besides his mother, and one brother and one sister, Brook Peel and Mrs. Nelson Hedley, both of Brantford.