CEF Soldier Detail

Lance Corporal Roger Crooks Pepler
Died: January 24, 1915

Regimental Number:
652
Survived War:
No
Force:
Army
Regiment:
Canadian Infantry
Battalion:
Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry
Company:
Place of Birth:
Barrie, Ontario
Country:
Canada
Next of Kin:
Annie Brown. mother. 107 Woodlawn Avenue, Toronto, Ontario
Address at Enlistment:
Date of Birth:
June 2, 1886
Trade or Calling:
Clerk
Marital Status:
Single
Prior Military Experience:
Yes
Place of Enlistment:
Ottawa, Ontario
Date of Enlistment:
September 20, 1914
Age at enlistment:
28
Height:
5 Feet 10 Inches
Chest:
34 Inches
Expansion:
4 Inches
Religion:
Church of England
Enlisted or Conscripted:
Enlisted
Saw service in:
Europe    
Cause of Death:
Killed in Action
Battle Died/Wounded:
St. Eloi/St. Eloy
Date of Death:
January 24, 1915
Age at Death:
28
Buried at:
Voormezeele Enclosure No.3, Idaho, Belgium
Plot:
III. J. 3.
Commemorated:
 
Prisoner of war:
No
Interned:
Gender:
Male
Ethnic Origin:
Caucasian
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Rank Regiment Unit Company
Lance Corporal Canadian Infantry Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry

Son of Francis E.P. Pepler, K.C. and Annie Pepler of Toronto, Ontario. Joined the P.P.C.L.I. in August 1914 (an original).

Killed in Action during Trench Relief, came under "Heavy" enemy fire.  Two men killed (Lieut Price and L/Cpl Pepler) and four wounded.

From the PPCLI War Diaries:

Sun, Jan 24, 1915 DICKEBUSCH, BELGIUM
24.1.15. Marched to VOORMEZELE (VOORMEZEELE) and took over trenches at ST ELOI Section C 3 to C 10 from LEINSTER Regt. Heavy fire against C9 during relief. Casualties Killed Lieut. C.H. PRICE and Lce Cpl PEPLER Wounded four. Trench mortar in rear C 6 exploded causing further casualties four wounded. Three officers from 28th Division visited trench C 9 during the night. Weather fine: clear bright night; relieving difficult.