Peter Vincent Byrne was born near the town of Quirindi in New South Wales. He enlisted with the AIF at 22 years and 4 months on the 27th of August 1914 and at this time he wasn’t married and had no children. After he was medically examined he was then placed into the 9th battalion and served until 4th April 1915. He was discharged because he was medically unfit for action, he had a large abdominal scar which was the reason why he never went to battle. Peter was 5 feet 10 inches tall and he had dark completion and dark hair. Peter was awarded British war medal, the victory medal and the 1914 star. Even though he didn’t go to war he should still be remembered.
Researched by Lucy McShae and unveiled with Acting Lord Mayor, Alderman Ron Christie