Born at Ballarat East, Victoria, CoE. Enlisted 17 April 1916 age 36, carpenter. Nok wife, Ruby Mary Peden of 114 Auburn Rd, Auburn, NSW. Embarked at Sydney on 24 August 1916 per A68 Anchises. Wounded in the leg in France on 21 February 1917. RTA September 1919 per Plassy. Service medals: BWM and VM. Post Office Directory of 1925 places a William Peden in Glyde St, Cottesloe Beach.