PECK, Edward

No.575247, Rifleman, Edward PECK
Aged 18
No overseas service,hence no medals
17th Battalion (Poplar and Stepney Rifles), County of London Regiment
Died of Illness on 19th November 1918

Edward Peck was born in Pakenham (4th qtr 1900 Thingoe 4a:861), son of Charles William and Mary PECK (née NUNN).

1901 census...Aged 5 months, he was at Grimstone End, Pakenham with his father Charles W PECK [29] lime burner; his mother Mary [29] and brothers Charles [5] and William [3]. All were born in Pakenham.

His mother died in 1907 and father married Sarah Elizabeth BYFORD in 1909.

1911 census...Aged 11, he was at The Fen, Pakenham with his father and stepmother Sarah Elizabeth [26]; his brothers Charles Arthur and William Henry (both farm labourers) and half brother James [11 months].

He died at Orpington Hospital during training, quite possibly from influenza

photo CWGC

Edward Peck is buried Orpington (All Saints) Churchyard Extension G:1

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