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Robin Charles PEFFER

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Surname: PEFFER

Forename(s): Robin Charles

Place of Birth: Skipton, Yorkshire

Service No: 2022

Rank: Private

Regiment / Corps / Service: London Regiment

Battalion / Unit: 1/9th (County of London) Battalion. (Queen Victoria's Rifles)

Division: 56th (1/1st London) Division

Age: ---

Date of Death: 1916-09-09

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: Pier and Face 9 C.

CWGC Cemetery: ---


Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial: SKIPTON, YORKSHIRE

Additional Information:

Robin Charles Peffer was the son of John and Flora Anne Peffer, née Patterson. John was born at Wantage (Ardington?), Berkshire and Flora at Dublin, Ireland.

1901 Liscard, Cheshire Census: 47, Townfield Lane - Robin Peffers, aged 6 years, born Skipton, Yorkshire, son of Flora Peffers (married).

1911 Tottenham, Middlesex Census: 392, St. Anns Road, Harringay - Robin Peffer, aged 16 years, born Skipton, Yorkshire, son of John and Flora Peffer.

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Robin C. Peffer, 2022, 1/9th London Regiment. Theatre of War first served in: ( - ) [France]. Date of entry therein: 4 November 1914.

Data Source: Craven’s Part in the Great War - original CPGW book entry

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Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:

PEFFER, Rifleman Robin Chas., City of London Queen Victoria’s Rifles, killed in action on the Somme, Sept. 15, 1916, brother of Mr. J.G. Peffer, overseer, Skipton Post Office.


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Private Robin Charles PEFFER

Private Robin Charles PEFFER

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: London Regiment

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: London Regiment

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 56th (1/1st London) Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 56th (1/1st London) Division

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Surname: PEFFER

Forename(s): Robin Charles


Residence: Harringay

Enlisted: London

Number: 2022

Rank: Rifleman

Regiment: London Regiment

Battalion: 9th (County of London) Battalion (Queen Victoria's Rifles)


Died Date: 09/09/16

Died How: Killed in action

Theatre of War: France & Flanders


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Surname: PEFFER

Forename(s): Robin Charles

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 2022

Rank: Rifleman

Regiment: London Regiment (Queen Victoria's Rifles)

Unit: 1st/9th Bn.



Died Date: 09/09/1916

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BRITISH BATTALIONS ON THE SOMME, by Ray Westlake (Pen & Sword Books Limited 1994)

1/9th (County of London) Bn. London Regiment (Queen Victoria’s Rifles)

To positions near Leuze Wood (7/9). Advanced through Leuze Wood for attack on Bouleaux Wood (9/9) – objectives taken – new line at first named Victoria Trench, later Bully Trench. To Citadel Camp (10/9). Casualties for 2 days operations – 350.

[Robin Charles Peffer was killed in action on the 9 September 1916.]


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Craven Herald and Wensleydale Standard Logo

30 July 1915


Mr. J.G. Peffer, of 19, Brougham Street, Skipton, has a brother named Rifleman Robin Charles Peffer, 9th Battalion Queen Victoria’s Rifles, City of London Regiment, who has taken part in the fighting at Hill 60. Rifleman Peffer, whose home is in London, lived at Skipton up to being six years of age, and left this locality 15 years ago.

He joined the Queen Victoria’s Rifles about two years ago, and has been at the Front since September. He took part in the fighting at Hill 60, and during an engagement had his left thumb hit with a piece of shrapnel. It is interesting to note that Rifleman Peffer is in the same regiment as Lieut. Woolley, who was the first Territorial officer to win the Victoria Cross. Recently he has been appointed as a stretcher bearer attached to his company.

13 October 1916

PEFFER – Killed in action on the Somme Front, France, September 15th 1916, Rifleman Robin Charles Peffer, City of London, Queen Victoria’s Rifles, brother of Mr. J. G. Peffer, overseer, Skipton Post Office, and now of the Army Signal Corps, Royal Engineers, France.

13 October 1916


We regret to announce that Rifleman Robin Charles Peffer, brother of Mr. J.G. Peffer, overseer at the Skipton Post Office (and now of the ‘C’ Army Corps Signal Co., Royal Engineers III Corps, France), was killed whilst rescuing a wounded comrade on the Somme Front on September 15th, 1916. Rifleman Peffer, who was connected with the 9th Battalion City of London’s Queen Victoria Rifles, was engaged in one of the greatest fights on the Somme, preceded by a heavy and prolonged bombardment.

He went out to France in October, 1914, with some of the first London Territorial Regiments, and during his active service in France, had taken part in several engagements, viz. the second attack on Ypres, Hill 60, Neuve Chappelle, Loos, and lastly on the Somme. He had the good fortune to come through without injuries until, in the latter engagement, he gave his life to save a comrade – the noblest of gifts.

Mr. John G. Peffer, the deceased’s brother, is now attached to the Signal Corps of the Corps mentioned above, for telegraph purposes, and is in good health.


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