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Peter Olson

In memory of:

Private Peter Olson

August 16, 1918

Military Service

Service Number:







Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Regiment)


16th Bn.

Additional Information


August 23, 1884


March 27, 1916

Husband of Mrs. J. Olson, of Gimli, Manitoba. Son of Gottskalk Sigfússon Olson and Hólmfríður Jónasdóttir. Husband of Jónína (Jóninna) Hrólfsdóttir and the father of two children, Snorri Christian and Ingolfur Kristjan Olson.

Commemorated on Page 480 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information

Grave Reference:

IV. C. 78.


Bouchoir is a village in the Department of the Somme on the straight main road from Amiens to Roye. The BOUCHOIR NEW BRITISH CEMETERY is on the north-east side of the road nearly 2 kilometres south-east of the village.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of Peter Olson– Pétur Alexander Olson Was born 21 Aug 1883 at Gimli, New Iceland. His parents, who moved to there 
early (in the period of settlement) were Gottskalk Sigfússon Olson ( passed 
away long time ago) and Hólmfríður Jónatansdóttir, both with roots in Skagafjörður county. Pétur was a married man, his wife is Jónína (Jóninna) Hrólfsdóttir; they had three children. The widow lives with her children at Gimli.
Pétur joined the 108 battalion 27 Mar 1916 and went with it that autumn, 12 
September, to England. The following winter, 20 February, he was moved to 
the 16th Canadian battalion and went with it to France. He took part in 
various battles during the spring and summer of 1917, until he was wounded 
8 November that fall. In January 1918 he was again on the battlefield where 
he was until in the beginning of August when he got 10 days leave and went 
to England. He was back in France 11th of that same month (August) and five 
days later he fell in the battle at Amiens - Arras. 16 August 1918.

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