Peter James LIGHTBODY

Peter James Lightbody Photo:
Jane Shea
Birthplace
Toowoomba
Resided
Toowoomba
Occupation
Watchmaker
Enlisted
19-February-1916
Place
Brisbane
Age
26
Status
Single
Service No
1866
Rank
Private
Unit
42nd Battalion, 2nd Reinforcements
Embarked
16-August-1916
Place
Brisbane
Active Service
Western Front
Highest rank
N/A
Honours and Awards
No
Fate
How Died
Killed in action
Date
31-July-1917
Place
Warneton, Belgium
Cemetery or Memorial
Ypres Menin Gate Memorial, Belgium
Notes

Also named on Toowoomba Mothers’ Memorial and St Stephen’s Uniting Church Toowoomba Fallen Soldiers’ Memorial.

Brother of 3789 Driver William John Lightbody.

 

Peter Lightbody arrived in France in November 1916 and spent six months in and out of hospital with various minor illnesses. He re-joined his unit in Belgium in May 1917 and ten days later went missing in action at Warneton. Six months later a Court of Enquiry confirmed he had been killed in action. His body was never recovered.