Peter Gasper Codiferro a pastry cook with the family business

Peter was born on the 10th June,  1889 in Deal, Kent son of Swiss born parents, Petre Antonio Codiferro a Pastry Cook and Confectioner and Maria, Peter had a brother Henry born 1896 in Deal who in 1911 was an apprentice photographer.

In 1911 Peter was also a pastry cook  with the family business alongside his parents they resided at 4 High Street, Deal.

Peter married Edith Emma Knott on 4th April, 1915 in Willesborough, Kent and later that year enlisted on the 16 November 1915 in Normanton, Yorkshire into the KOYLI.

Henry served with the Duke of Cambridge Own Middlesex Regmt.  and was killed in action in France on 16th August, 1916 and is remembered on the Threpval  Memorial and the Hounslow Middlesex war memorial,  at the time the family were living at 171 Beach street, Deal.   In 1919 on the 18th March Peter was appointed Second Lieutenant in the Land Forces.

By 1922 Peter and Edith lived in the Wakefield Area, Peter worked for the Civil Service Insurance for about 18 months then transferred to Wakefield Probate Registry retiring in 1953 as Assistant Chief Clerk.  During Peter’s career in Wakefield he was a member of numerous organisations and societies e.g. Honorary Sec. of YMCA for nine years,  Church sec. and Deacon of the Zion Church for 32 years, Treasurer of Clayton Hospital Trust Fund to name but a few.

Sadly in 1949 Edith died.  In 1951 Peter remarried to Ella Hunter in Sunderland.  Ella had been a nurse from 1942 to 1951 and had nursed at the Clayton Hospital in Wakefield.   Peter and Ella moved to Harrogate in 1963 where sadly Peter died of lung cancer aged 79.

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