Peter W. Maracle signature

On this day in 1916 Peter William Maracle signed up in Barton, Ontario. He was born on March 17th, 1893 in Marysville, the son of Moses Maracle and Eliza Annie (née Barnhart), who were Mohawks. He married Celia Maracle on June 24th, 1913 in Burlington. Peter’s older brother, Jacob, had enlisted earlier in the month.

Maracle joined the 129th Battalion with the regimental number 784956. He was five feet seven and a quarter inches tall, with a dark complexion, brown eyes and dark brown hair.

Peter’s service record shows that he arrived in England on the SS Missanabie on April 7th, 1917. He was transferred to the 52nd Battalion when he landed in France on March 30th, 1918.