Arthur was born to George and Emma Peebles on July 15, 1902 and came to the Peace Country with his parents in 1912. He enlisted in the Royal Canadian Navy. While was training in Vancouver, Arthur contracted the Spanish flu. He was still recovering from his illness when the armistice was declared, and returned to Grande Prairie in February of 1919. Arthur’s father George and brother Harold also served in the Canadian Army. Arthur died in 1961.
Source: Pioneers of the Peace p. 193