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.