Roll of Honour
William John Peden
William John Peden was born in Barony, Glasgow, Lanarkshire in 1888, son of Maria and William Peden who lived at 73 Springburn Road in Glasgow. His father was Superintendent of the local corporation laundry.
William attended Albert School in Springburn, and on leaving school became a Missionary for the St Jamesâ€™s United Free Church in London Road. To further his studies in 1915 he enrolled at the University and studied English and Moral Philosophy.
William enlisted in 1916 as a Private in the 1st Bn. Cameron Highlanders. While on active service, Private William John Peden contracted meningitis and died on the 8th March 1917, aged 29, at the No. 12 Stationary Hospital situated on a racecourse on the outskirts of the town of St Pol, north west of Arras. He is buried in the St Pol Communal Cemetery extension.
His parents and family inserted a notice in the local newspaper, which ended with the following quotation:
â€œSome day we hope to meet him
Some day we know not when
To clasp his hand in the Better Land
Never to part again
â€˜Tis sweet to know weâ€™ll meet again
When partings are no more
And that the one we love so well
Is only gone beforeâ€
Comments and Citations
University of Glasgow Registry records.
Burial Place: Commonwealth War Graves Commission - Find War Dead