Peter Penfold was born on the 13 April 1887, in Redhill, Surrey, England.
His family emigrated on 21 March 1895, from Liverpool, Lancashire to Canada, arriving in Halifax, Nova Scotia on 1 April 1895.
He married Henrietta Shelmerdine on 2nd December 1913 in St.James, Manitoba, Canada.
He signed his Attestation Paper for the Canadian Over-Seas Expeditionary Force on 1st March 1917 gaving his profession as a butcher. He was 5 feet 5 inches in height had bluish grey eyes and dark brown hair.
Peter was a Private of the 3rd Field Ambulance, Canadian Army Medical Corps.
He died of wounds in France and is buried in Bucquoy Road cemetery, Ficheux, Pas de Calais, France. The grave reference is IV. D.17.
His last letter to Hetty (Henrietta) was received on 7th October 1918 four days after he died on 3rd October 1918.