by Sam McBride
The October 20, 2012 issue of the Oak Bay News has a feature titled “Oak Bay Man a Forgotten Hero” about the new biography “The Bravest Canadian — Fritz Peters, VC: The Making of a Hero of Two World Wars”.
See the story at the following link:
The community of Oak Bay, located immediately east of Victoria on the southeastern top of Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada, has a significant connection to the Fritz Peters story because he moved there from his native Prince Edward Island at age eight in 1898 with his family when his father Frederick Peters moved west to establish a law partnership in Victoria with fellow lawyer and politician Sir Charles Hibbert Tupper. Fritz lived in Oak Bay until joining the Royal Navy at age 15 in 1905, aside from time in England at the Bedford and Cordwalles boys’ schools.
Peters and Tupper built complementary, adjoining houses near York Place at Prospect Point in a new property recently developed by renowned architect Francis Rattenbury. J.R. Tiarks of the Rattenbury firm designed the Tupper and Peters house. The Tupper home took the name of “Annandale” and the Peters home was “Garrison House”. The family sold the house in about 1908 and moved to Esquimalt, and then three years later to Prince Rupert.