Born Seaham Harbour, Durham, 1881. Son of John and Annie Petrie; husband of Eveline Petrie, of 509, Anlaby Road Hull. He was educated at a private school. Worked as representative S. Mordan and Co, Ltd and was well known amongst Jewellers, in Hull, London and throughout the Country. He married Everlina Johnson, at Sculcoates, Hull, in 1915. She was the youngest daughter of Andrew Johnson, of 111 Coltman Street, Hull, the well known fish importer from Hull. He enlisted at Kingston-on-Surrey and was called up for service in June 1916. He served with the 7th East Surrey Regiment. He was offered a Commission, but preferred to remain in the ranks. The severe weather conditions on the Western Front front line, meant he was invalided back to England. He recovered in February 1917 and returned to his unit. He was reported missing and later killed on 30/11/1917, during a retirement when the East Surrey’s suffered numerous casualties. he is commemorated on the Cambrai Memorial. He left a widow and young son. His modest, unaffected manner and steadfast loyalty made him many friends and he succeeded in business. His death was reported in the Trade Journal “the Watchmaker and Journal”. His death was reported in the Hull Daily Mail, on 04/09/1919. *
He left £865 in his will, to John William Johnson, fish Merchant, at 53 Melrose Avenue, Norbury, Surrey.