Lt Peter Stuart John Blundell. Labour Corps

Mae & Peter with their children, Duncan and Peggy, circa 1930

1894 May 28. Born Leics from RIC roll. The only birth of a Peter Blundell from 1890 to 1900 in Leicestershire is a Peter Stuart born 1894 and then moves to Lancs in 1911 census at Hutton, near Preston, His father is William Bond Blundell. The address on the MIC is Middleton, Lancs which is 20 miles north of Hutton. His landing card in Canada says "Peter S J Blundell"

1901 census at Stocking Farm, Beaumont Leys

1911 census at Rosethorne House, Hutton ,Near Preston

1915 May 26. 4th Battalion, The King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment); Peter John Blundell to be Second Lieutenant.

1915 Dec 25 landed in France

1917 Jan 12. Royal Lancaster Regt. 2nd Lt. P. J. Blundell to be Lt., with precedence as from 15th Nov. 1916. 12th Jan. 1917.

1920 Dec 29 Joins ADRIC with service no 1387. Posted to A Coy His address is Middleton, Lancs

1921 Jun 2. Promoted Section Leader

1921 Sep 21. Reverts to Temp Cadet

Fined £5 by Commandant

1921 Dec 15 . Relinquishes his commission. Lt. P. J. Blundell.

1922 Jan 19 Discharged at demobilisation of ADRIC

1922 Apr. P S Blundell of Kirkham. Lancs leaves UK travels to Canada with D C Taylor - both give same address in England - there is a C D Taylor in A Coy. Kirkham is 5 miles north of Hutton.

1922 May 1. P S J Blundell arrives in Canada. The immigration record for Peter Blundell lists that he will be joining his father Wm Blundell in Fallis, Alberta.  This info fits with family information that his father W. B. Blundell immigrated a few years earlier and settled in Fallis, Alberta. 

1924 Sep Marries Mae MacEachern who had earned her Bachelor of Arts in mathematics and languages that same year. An article on the life of Mae says that Mae married Peter Blundell, a young Englishman who had come to Canada to work as a coal miner. It goes on to say:-

The young couple lived on a farm in the Wetaskiwin area and soon started a family; Duncan Stuart Blundell was born on June 26th, 1926 and Margaret Jean Blundell, called Peggy, was born on August 11th, 1928. In April of 1929, Mae was lighting the kitchen stove with kerosene when it exploded badly burning her upper torso, arms, and head. Mae and Peter lost everything in the fire, and Mae was hospitalized for some time.

 In 1940, when World War II broke out, Peter joined the Air Force, as he had fought in France during the First World War and also in Ireland during the Irish Rebellion. When he returned in 1945, he became a feed Salesman in Wetaskiwin, working for Burns & Company until his retirement in 1959. Just a year later, in 1946, Camp Centre School was established and Mae Blundell was appointed principal of the school. In this capacity, Mae was responsible for the discipline of the entire school, as well as administration and communication with other staff members.

1942 A Flying Officer in RCAF from his MIC

1974 Feb 25 . Peter Stuart Blundell dies Wetaskiwin, Alberta, Canada and his wife Mae died shortly after, in March of the same year.

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