Regt. No.: 705
Name: Peddell, John J.
Rank: Private
Community: St. John's
Occupation: Steward
Enlisted: December 15, 1914
Enlist. Age: 20

Military Medal
London Gazette, October 18th 1917 – Steenbeek. For bravery in the field. In the attack on the enemy near Langemarck on 16th August 1917, when his company was held up in front of a road by rifle fire, this man, with two others, went out on their own initiative, crossing from shell-hole to shell-hole and finally getting in rear of the road, bombed out small dug-outs containing two or three men each. They killed about nineteen of the enemy and signaled to their company to advance on completion of this act.