Chatteris WW1 Soldier William Peaks G/50925. Chatteris Remembers Biography
William Peaks Lance Corporal, G/50925, 23rd Bn Middlesex Regiment Died: 09 May 1918 William Peaks was born about 1897 in Chatteris. In 1911 he was living with his parents, William (who was a carpenter) and Sarah in High St, Chatteris and was working as an errand boy. By the end of the war his mother was presumably a widow and lived at 105 New Rd. William joined up in April 1916 and went to the front in December 1916. He was wounded on July 31st 1917 and went to hospital in Devon with gunshot wounds. He returned to France on March 30th 1918 only to be killed in action, being hit by a shell, on 9th May 1918. William has no known grave and is commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial. Project File Contains • CWGC Roll of Honour • Photos of his name at Tyne Cot • 1911 Census • Medal Roll • Cambs Times May 31st 1918, Aug 31st 1917
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