According to his attestation papers dated September 22, 1914 at Valcartier, Quebec, P. Felton Behan was born on December 30, 1876 in Toronto. He listed his mother Mrs. J. B. Behan, Mimico, Ontario as his next of kin. He was a farmer and had no previous military experience. He was 28 years and 8 months of age and stood 5 feet 6 1/2 inches tall. He had blue eyes, brown hair and a dark complexion. He had a scar on his right side, a mole on his left shoulder, and a scar on his left forearm. He was a member of the Church of England.
In both the 1914 and 1921 Toronto City directories there is a Julia Behan (widow George H.) living on the west side of Buckingham Street, Mimico.