Sapper Reginald Peacock

Regiment: Royal Engineers, 90th Field Company
Service No: 536238
Date & place of birth:
30 June 1896 (baptism date) Petworth
Date & place of death: 25 April 1918, Western Front

Reginald Peacock was the first of two brothers to be killed in 1918.

Family background

Reginald Peacock was born in Petworth in 1896, the son of George and Caroline Peacock. George was a labourer/sawyer in the 1881 census and a carpenter’s labourer in 1901. They were living at Limbo Farm on the Guildford Road in 1901. George died in 1902. They had a large family, with other sons Harry, Albert, Arthur Thomas, Edmund George, William and Samuel, and daughters Edith, Mary and Clara. In 1911 Reginald was a stable boy living at work in The Chalet, Petworth and recorded as working in the Duncton, Barlavington and Burton area.

Military service

Reginald enlisted in Brighton to the Royal Engineers and so was involved in the digging of trenches etc.

Death & commemoration

Sapper Reginald Peacock was killed in action on 25 April 1918 aged 21. He is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium.

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