1896 – 1918

Arthur was born in Capel St Mary Suffolk in 1896 to William James Peck and Mary Ann Peck nee Mowles. His father William was a farm worker born 1859 in Westhall Suffolk and his mother before marriage was a domestic servant born in 1864 in Layham Suffolk, they married around 1888 in the Samford Registration District they had five children who were Annie Maria b1889 d1978, Thomas William b1891 d1918, Rose b1894 d1977, Arthur b1896 d1918 and Beatrice b1900 d1981, the children would have attended Capel school. When Arthur left school he followed his father and became a farm worker.

At some point during world war one Arthur enlisted in The Cambridgeshire Regiment at Bury St Edmunds, becoming Private 331073 Peck, later he was transferred as happened very often during the conflict due to high casualties to the 1st Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers becoming Fusilier 325045 Peck although very often listed as a Private, he is listed as killed in action and his body was never recovered. His mother is listed as next of kin living at Chaplin’s Farm Capel St Mary Suffolk.

Arthur is remembered with honour on Ploegsteert Memorial Panel 4 he also remembered on the Brass Plaque in St Mary’s Church Capel St Mary Suffolk

Arthur was posthumously awarded:

  1. 1914-1918 British War Medal

  2. 1914-1919 Victory Medal

His next of Kin would also have received the Memorial Plaque and Scroll

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