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  • Feuchy British Cemetery. Photograph Tony Lumb
Person Details
19 Mar 1889
Son of Edward and Sarah Peck, of "The Poplars," North Featherstone, Yorks (CWGC). Siblings: Rose, Edward, Frederick, Lily and Harry. 1891 census: parents and Rose (9), Edward (7), Frederick (7) and Thomas (2) were living at 29 Ridgeway Street, Nottingham, in the parish of St Mary. 1901 census: parents and Rose, Edward, Frederick, Thomas, Lily (9) and Harry (6) were living at 2 Allison Street, Featherstone. (1911 census shows that Edward and Sarah had had 7 children of whom 6 survived.) 1911 census: Thomas, an elementary school teacher for the County Council, was a boarder at 'The Harlequin', Radcliffe on Trent, in the household of Herbert Seaton, a baker at the County Asylum, and his wife Minnie. Address at the time of enlistment: 12 Asylum Cottages, Radcliffe on Trent.
Belonged to the 21st Nottingham Company, Boys Brigade, which met at Radcliffe Parish School. Certificated Assistant at Radcliffe on Trent Mixed School.
03 Jul 1917
532749 - CWGC Website
12 Asylum Cottages, Radcliffe on Trent, Nottinghamshire
143rd Siege Bty Royal Garrison Artillery
Small number of pages of Army Service Record survive. Attested 30 November 1915, enlisted 22 February 1916. Embarked Folkestone 16 August 1916, disembarked Boulogne 16 August 1916. Confirmed in the rank of Bombardier 10 March 1917 (in the field). Buried Feuchy British Cemetery (grave ref I.D.21). Inscription on headstone: 'Of Featherstone, Yorkshire, England. 'God holds the key'.' Personal effects returned December 1917 to Edward Peck, Featherstone. Note in service documents that 'informed of address of WG Comm. as to visit to grave in France.'
Listed in Nottinghamshire County Council register of employees who served (Nottinghamshire Archives ref CC CL 2/12/1/1). Radcliffe on Trent Mixed School Log 1912-1943 (Nottinghamshire Archives ref SL135 1/5): 12 March 1913 - Mr T A Peck is absent today visiting a school in Mansfield Woodhouse. 14 Sep 1914 - Mr Peck has received permission to be absent from the managers in order to sit for the matriculation examination of the London University. 21 Feb 1916 - Mr T A Peck was called to the Colours on Tuesday February 22nd. 13 January 1919 - Thos Alfred Peck, late Asst Teacher, who joined the Colours on Feb 22 1916 and became BCA to 143 Siege Battery - 9.2 Howitzer, was killed in action and buried at Feuchy near Arras. (Entry completed by George Norton who resumed duty as head teacher on 13 January 1919 after 2yrs 5m with the Colours having enlisted in 1916) Nottinghamshire County Council, Education Committee Elementary Committee, 30 October 1917, Item 17 Teacher Killed in Action: 'The Committee regret to report the death in action of Bombardier T A Peck, who was a certificated assistant in the Radcliffe on Trent Council School at the outbreak of war.' National Probate 1917: PECK Thomas Alfred of 2 Allison Street Featherstone Pontefract Yorkshire a bombardier in the Royal Garrison Artillery died 3 July 1917 in France. Administration Wakefield 23 November to Edward Peck commercial traveller. Effects £257.5s.7d. [Note: father and eldest son both named 'Edward') Also commemorated on New Featherstone war memorial.
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  • Feuchy British Cemetery. Photograph Tony Lumb
    Thomas Alfred Peck - Feuchy British Cemetery. Photograph Tony Lumb