Private William Peck

Rank or Title

Date of Birth


Date of Death

27 Jul 1917

War time / or Pre War occupation



F. W. Pestel, Burr Street

Service Number


Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

13 Dordans Road
United Kingdom

Place of Death


Grave Location

Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery

War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


Beds & Herts Saturday Telegraph , 4th August 1917
Pte William Peck

Pte William Peck, 31136, 2nd Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment, is recorded as having died of wounds on July 27th, 1917, after being in action near Arras. A newspaper report at the time said widow Elizabeth, of 69 Chobham Street, Luton, was informed that her husband had been killed in action.

William had married Elizabeth Philpott at St Paul's Church, Luton, on June 24th, 1914, shortly before the outbreak of war. At the time he was a milkman working for dairyman Mr F. W. Pestell, of 17 Burr Street.

He had first become a Territorial (2741) in 1911, being stationed at Thetford and Worthing from July of that year. He was discharged after 18 months war service but rejoined the Bedfords in July 1916 and went to France a month later.

William Peck was born in Barton in 1892, the son of Leonard and Sarah Ann Peck. In the 1901 and 1911 Census returns the family are living at Little Bramingham, Leonard as a cattleman and William (in 1911) as a waggoner.

The family were later living at 13 Dordans Road, Leagrave, with the result that William is commemorated on both the Leagrave and Luton War Memorials.

Individual Location

Pte William Peck

Author: Deejaya

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My great uncle

BURIAL Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery Poperinge, Arrondissement Ieper, West Flanders (West-Vlaanderen), Belgium PLOT MEMORIAL ID 10776485