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Deatiled information for World War 1 & 2
Compiled and copyright © 2003 Ernie Rusdale

The Peakirk memorial is located in St Peagas Church, Chestnut Close, Peakirk and takes the form of a mosaic tablet decorated with English and Scottish lions, Irish clover and a kangaroo. There are nine names listed for World War 1 only.

Peakirk. Procession to the Dedication of the War Memorial 1919
From an old postcard


FAITHFULL Francis William
2nd Lieutenant, 3rd Bn. attached 2nd Seaforth Highlanders. Killed in action 03-07-15, aged 18. Son of the Reverend Robert Colquhoun Faithfull and Felicia Amy Faithfull, Shrub House, Copford, Colchester. Late of Peakirk Rectory. Buried in Bard Cottage Cemetery, Ypres, Grave VI.C.27
Lieutenant, Strathcona Horse attached Royal Air Force. Believed to be: Lieutenant, Walter Henry Goodale, 46th Bn. Canadian Infantry (Saskatchewan Regiment). Killed in action 01-08-18, aged 23. Son of Mr. and Mrs. John Goodale, Peakirk; husband of Kathleen May Goodale, St. Edmundsbury, Royston, Herts. Buried in Chambieres French National Cemetery, Metz, Grave 330.
Sergeant, 201930, 4th Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action near Armentieres 08-04-18, aged 24. Born Peakirk, enlisted Lincoln, resident Peterborough. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, Panels 35/37.
HARRISON Herbert Henry
Private, 16314, 2nd Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action Neuve Chapelle 14-03-15, aged 28. Born Peakirk, enlisted Peterborough. Commemorated on Le Touret Memorial, Panels 28/30.
HARVEY William
Private, 23392, 3rd Northamptonshire Regiment. Died Chatham Barracks 20-03-16, aged 22. Born Gunthorpe, Peterborough, enlisted Stamford. Buried in Fort Pitt Military Cemetery, Kent, Grave 1371.
JONES Walter
Private, 7294, 182nd Co. Machine Gun Corps. Killed in action 08-08-16, aged 24. Formerly 15462, Northumberland Fusiliers. Born Peterborough, enlisted Sheffield. Commemorated on Loos Memorial, Panel 136.
PERCIVAL Leonard Watson
Private, G/25229, 1st The Queen’s, Royal West Surrey Regiment. Died of wounds sustained on Passchendaele Ridge 12-01-18, aged 19. Born Peakirk, enlisted Peterborough, resident Peakirk. Buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinghe, Grave XXVI.C.18.
Private, G/52549, 4th Royal Fusiliers. Killed in action 09-04-17, aged 28. Formerly 2543, Middlesex Regiment. Born Deeping St. James, enlisted and resident Peterborough. Buried in Tilloy British Cemetery, Tilloy-les-Mofflaines, Grave IV.G.30.
Private, 966, 2nd Bn. Australian Infantry Force (AIF). Killed in action Gallipoli, 02-05-15, aged 37. Commemorated on Lone Pine Memorial, Gallipoli, Panel 19.
Not recorded on Memorial
Private, 31452, 1st East Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 09-04-17. Born Peakirk, enlisted Peterborough, resident Glinton. Buried in Cojeul British Cemetery, Grave C.39.

Last updated 6 March, 2014

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