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He was the son of Edward and Mary Jane Peet of 19 Edwin Street, St. Ann's Well Road, Nottingham. Edward was a plumber. In 1891 there were 8 children in the household; Edwin (16), Albert (14), John Thomas (12), Alice Jane (10), Harold (8), Clara Elizabeth (6), Ernest (4) and William Lewis (2) and the same children were in the household ten years later in 1901. In 1911 Ernest's parents had been married for 26 years and had had 10 children born living of whom only 8 had survived. Seven were in the household at the time of the 1911 census; Albert (24), John Thomas (22), Alice Jane (20), Harold (18), Ernest (14), 'Louis' (William Lewis, 12) and Doris (9). It would appear that either Edwin (age 16 in 1901) or Clara Elizabeth (age 6 in 1901) had died in the intervening 10 years. Albert was the 30 year-old husband of Rebecca Smith whom he married on 1st August 1914 at the Parish Church St Ann's. At this date he was living at 3a Belle View Road, Calcutta Street, St Ann's. They later lived at of 3 Bees Yard, Howard Street, Glasshouse Street, Nottingham.
25 Sep 1916
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Lance Corporal
2nd Bn York and Lancaster Regiment
Albert Peet enlisted on 12th September 1914; he gave his age as 28 yrs and his address as 3a Belle View Road, Calcutta Sreet, St Ann's. His next of kin was his wife Rebecca of the same address. He initially served with the service number 16340 in the Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, but later served with the 2nd Battalion York and Lancaster Regiment. He landed in France on 26th April 1915 and was wounded in action on 7th August 1915 with a gun shot wound to his right foot. He was admitted to No 2 Casualty Clearing Station then onto 20th General Hospital. He was evacuated to England on 27th September 1915 for further treatment. Returning to fitness he returned to the Western Front embarking Southampton on 10th May 1916 disembarking the following day at Rouen. He was promoted to Lance Corporal on 17th July 1916. He was reported missing on 25 September 1916 but his death was not confirmed until April the following year. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Theipval Memorial.
His brother Ernest Peet served in the Royal Navy aboard HMS Vehement and died on 2nd August 1918 when his ship hit a mine in the North Sea. Nottingham Evening Post, 'Roll of Honour' (abridged), 27 April 1917: 'Lance Corporal A Peet (York and Lancs) 3a Belle Vue Road, Nottingham, missing September 25th [1916] now reported killed, age 30.' In memoriam published 2nd August 1919 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- “PEET. – In loving memory of Armourer Ernest Peet, who lost his life on H.M.S. Vehement August 2nd, 1918; also Lce.-Corpl. A. Peet, York and Lancs., died of wounds September 26th, 1916. Too dearly loved to be forgotten. – From mother, father, brothers, and sisters.” Above 'In Memoriam' notice is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War 1914-1918
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