Source: 18th Battalion Nominal Roll, April 1915.
One Albert Peplow born in Longford in September 1895, to William and Margaret Peplow. He emigrated to Canada in 1908 at the age of 14 on the ship, “Sardinian”. Pte Peplow enlisted in Guelph, Ontario in October 1914, and more than likely served overseas.
[His father] William was likely a former member of the British Army, as his wife, Margaret was born in India; Albert’s older sister Mary J. was also born in Ireland, suggesting the family was stationed here for a proportion of the 1890s, as their younger brother, William was born in Woowich in c.1899. After his service William worked with the Royal Arsenal as a labourer.