Peffer, Howard Elliot

Regimental Number: 925723
Rank: Private
Branch: 5th Battalion

Howard was born in Front Royal, Virginia on January 19, 1898. He was married to Ruby, and they owned the N 1/2 of 33-73-3-W6. Howard was wounded in the left arm at Vimy Ridge on April 9, 1917, and suffered from shell shock according to a medical report dated May 1917. In 1918 he received gunshot wounds to his left arm, which was fractured (view his service file to see x-rays of this injury). His brother Norman also served during World War I. Howard died on September 16, 1964.

Sources: homestead records; a few news clippings (could be his father, Harry Elliot)