Peter Etchells

Peter Etchells


27696, Private, Peter Etchells, 18th Battalion, ‘B’ Coy, Welsh Regiment.

Born in 1894 at Macclesfield, son of stone creator, William and Caroline, (nee, Bradley), Etchells, whose address in 1901, was Hatton Brow Terrace, Gurnett, Sutton. Peter was the second son of four boys, his siblings were Arthur, William and Ernest. Prior to enlisting Peter was employed as a joiner.

Peter enlisted at Macclesfield. After his initial training he was drafted with the British Expeditionary Force to France. His theatre of war was the SOMME, he was killed in action,
Sunday, 10 December 1916, aged 21 years.

Medals: British War Medal and Victory Medal.

Private, Peter Etchells is buried at Guards Cemetery Combles, Somme, France.
C.W.G.C. Ref: – Priez Farm Mem 13.

Also refer to

  • Macclesfield Troops pre WWI
  • Photos from Barnswood archive Macclesfield WW1
  • ‘Big Hats, Shorts and Dyb Dyb Dyb’ – a history of Macclesfield and Congleton Scouts by Norman Gosling
  • WWI List of Addresses Trevor Druce Macclesfield Reflects
Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls