Their bodies are buried in peace; but their names liveth for evermore.
Their Duty Done
A tribute to the men and women of the East Gippsland Region who Died as a result of their participation in World War One : 1914 - 1919
 962 Private Walter George Peel – Bairnsdale Died of wounds 5 September 1915
….. regarded as a true sportsman
Peelís birthplace is confusing being either Dargo or Stratford although he claimed it to be Bairnsdale. What is obvious is that the family were lifelong residents of Gippsland. Walter was 19 when he enlisted on 27 November 1914 with the 4th Light Horse and sailed from Melbourne on 7 May 1915.  He was part of the reinforcements that went to Gallipoli on 5 August and received what proved to be fatal wounds to the legs and head. He was transported to the Clearing Hospital at Alexandria where he died on 5 September. Prior to his enlistment he lived with his parents, Ernest and Maria, at Blackwarry. He was regarded as a true sportsman and ready to assist wherever possible. His brother Allan and cousin Clarence also served and returned to Australia with Clarence being named on the Bairnsdale honour roll.