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Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- Biography -
- Jacob Peach -
- Fred Peach -

Unknown person Name : Jacob Peach

Name : Fred Peach

Son of : Fred Peach and Ellen Rosa Peach (née Broadhurst), of 2 Union Street, Newport, Isle of Wight.

Jacob : Born : 1891, Newport, Isle of Wight.

Fred : Born : 1897, Newport, Isle of Wight.
  Census information :

1901 : Fred and Ellen Peach, with their children including Jacob aged 9, and Fred aged 4, are at 5 Hearn Street, Newport, Isle of Wight. Fred Peach is a Shoeing and General Smith.

1911 : Fred and Ellen Peach, with their children including Fred aged 14, are at 2 Union Street, Newport, Isle of Wight. Fred Peach snr is a Blacksmith; Fred Peach jnr is an Ironmonger's Errand Boy.
Jacob Peach not located

  Service Details :

Corporal 3805 Jacob Peach, B Sqn., 5th Dragoon Guards (Princess Charlotte of Wales's).

Awarded D.C.M., Mentioned in Dispatches.

Citation for Distinguished Conduct Medal
Casualty Details : (Jacob Peach)

Died : 31 Oct 1914, aged 23.

Commemorated at : Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium

CWGC Record
  Service Details :

Shoeing Smith 4470 Fred Peach, 1/5th Hants Bty., Royal Field Artillery.

Casualty Details : (Fred Peach)

Died : 16 Oct 1915, aged 18.

Buried at : Lucknow Cantonment Military Cemetery, India

CWGC Record
  Both Jacob and Fred Peach are commemorated on these Memorials :

Carisbrooke Castle County War Memorial Panel 09
Newport Borough War Memorial
Newport Congregational Church War Memorial WW I
Newport St John's Church Parish War Memorial

Fred Peach jnr is also commemorated at :

Freshwater Memorial Hall 5th Hants Howitzers Memorial
Newport Drill Hall 5th Hants Howitzers Memorial
  Documents and Newspaper cuttings :


Saturday, December 12, 1914 Page 8

Relatives in Newport have received official intimation that Sergt. W. Shepard, Lce.-Corpl. F. Lockhart, and Lce.-Corpl. P. Jacobs, of the 1st Hants Regiment, are missing.
Corpl. Jacob Peach, of the 5th Dragoon Guards, son of Mr. F. Peach, of Union-street, who was mentioned in Sir John French's despatches and received the Distinguished Conduct medal, has been missing since October 31st.

Percy Henry Jacobs' death was confirmed as also being on 31 October 1915. See CWGC record

It is presumed that Sergt Shepard and Lce-Cpl Lockhart survived.


Saturday, October 23, 1915

Killed in Action &c.
PEACH - Oct 16, at Lucknow, India, of laryngitis, following heat-stroke and malarial fever contracted at the Persian Gulf, Shoeing-Smith Fred Peach, 1/5th Hants Howitzer battery, R.F.A., aged 18, youngest son of Fred and Nellie Peach, 2 Union-street, Newport.
  Family information :

Fred Peach snr. enlisted in the Royal Naval Reserve in 1914 (Official No M9166).
  Acknowledgments :

Janet Griffin for newspaper research
  Page status :
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