PETERS, ARTHUR JOHN KERSHAW
- Born: 1882c Died: 1916
Engineer and architect. Arthur Peters, a son of Edwin Kershaw Peters and his wife Elizabeth, was born in Hucknall, Nottinghamshire, in 1881 or 1882 . He was articled to Theodore Gregg & Gordon Detmar in London and afterwards served in the Public Works Department, Transvaal, and as an assistant with Henderson & Pollard in Auckland, New Zealand. In 1911 he passed the Society of Architects qualifying examination and was admitted a member. Soon afterwards he joined the staff of the Galway Technical School as an instructor in building construction and at the same time entered University College, Galway, in order to take an engineering degree. He had already passed his first examination with honours, when the First World War broke out. He volunteered for service in November 1914 and joined the army as a sapper in the Royal Engineers. He was wounded in France early in 1916 and died at a base hospital on 18 February at the age of 34. He was buried in Boulogne Eastern Cemetery. He left a widow, Amy Gertrude, and a child.
Society of Architects: admitted member, 1911.
Address: 17 Dominick Street, Galway, 1914.
All information in this entry is from the obituaries in IB 58, 22 Apr 1916, 180, and Building News 110, 12 Apr 1916, 369, from Directory of British Architects 1834-1914 (RIBA 2001), II, 360, and from www.cwgc.org.