PECK, Henry James

No.3/271, Private, Henry James PECK
Aged 35

2nd Battalion, Essex Regiment
Killed in Action on 13th August 1915

Henry James Peck was born in Pakenham on 16th October 1879 (4th qtr 1879 Thingoe 4a:575), son to Walter and Jane PECK (née BUCKLE). Baptised in St. Mary's Pakenham on 7th December 1879.

1881 census...Aged 1, he was at Fen Road, Pakenham with his father Walter PECK [29] farm labourer born Pakenham; his mother Jane [24] born Thurston.

1891 census...Aged 11, he was at Grimstone Road, Pakenham with his parents and brother George E [3] born Pakenham.

1901 census...Aged 21, a coal carman, he was at Nayland Road, Bures St Mary, boarding with widow Sarah CARTER and her children. His parents were still at Grimstone Road, with his brother George.

1911 census...Aged 31, a carman, he was at 29 Cannon Street, Colchester boarding with Sarah CARTER and her daughter Maude. His parents were at The Fen, Pakenham with his brother George.

On the pension card his mother was at The Fen, Pakenham.

He enlisted in Colchester.
The war diary entry is brief, just "Quiet day, 2 killed 3 wounded". They were in the vicinity of Auchonvillers.

Henry Peck is buried in Auchonvillers Military Cemetery, France 1:B:12

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