Harold Herbert Peters

Private Harold Herbert Peters served in 9th Battalion, Gloucester Regiment at his time of death on 5th May 1941 as Luftwaffe bombs fell across East Belfast.


Harold Herbert Peters


Private Harold Herbert Peters (5932738) served in 9th Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment during the Second World War. He was the son of Harold Herbert Peters and Mary Lizzy Peters of Ely, Cambridgeshire, England, and the husband of Lily Peters of Ely, Cambridgeshire, England.

Private Peters died on 5th May 1941 aged 23 years old during The Fire Raid of the Belfast Blitz. 9th Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment was based at Victoria Park in East Belfast. Peters’ place of death was nearby at East Twin Island.

His grave is in Section F, Grave 440 of Ely Cemetery, Cambridgeshire, England. His headstone bears the inscription:

Until the day break and the shadows flee away.

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