32915 Private Henry Peach, 8th (Service) Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment, 57th Brigade, 19th (Western) Division.

M/22562, EMT/62308 Private Henry Peach, 1166 MT Coy, RASC

 

1881 Oct-Nov-Dec   Born in Stourbridge, Worcestershire. Parents Daniel and Anne Peach

1901 Served as 6618 Private Henry Peach 38th (1st Staffordshire) Regiment aged 20

From 1900 this Regiment served in South Africa during the Boer War (1899-1902).

1907 Dec 25. married Selina Farmer at Aston, Birmingham

1908 Nov 8. A son Henry James born at Aston Manor he is working as a Shoe repairer

4 Aug 1912 A daughter Margaret born at Ladywood he is working as a Labourer

1911 not on the Census with his family

13 Feb 1914 A daughter Violet born at Aston

20 Feb 1915 Working as a boot maker when he enlisted South Staffordshire Regiment at Lichfield aged 34

17728 Private Henry Peach, South Staffordshire Regiment

22 Feb 1915 posted to Depot

27 Feb 1915 posted to 3rd Battalion

1 March 1915 forfeits 10 days pay for some reason

25 May 1915 posted to 2nd Battalion in France

2 Sept 1915 posted to Depot in UK

24 to 30 Sept 1915 in detention for absence

20 Oct 1915 posted to 3rd Battalion

14 March 1916 discharged no longer physically fit

1917 Jan 29. enlisted Gloucestershire Regiment

Joined the 8th (Service) Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment in France

29 Jan 1917 Re-enlisted into Gloucestershire Regiment.

32915 Private Henry Peach, 8th (Service) Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment, 57th Brigade, 19th (Western) Division

Joined the 8th (Service) Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment in France

The Battle of Messines 7 June - 11 July 1917

Third Battles of Ypres 31 July - 10 November 1917

27 Oct 1917 transferred to the Western Command Labour Corps. As 424343 Private Henry Peach, Labour Corps

Western Command Labour Corps was based at Park Hall Camp, Oswestry.

20 June 1918 discharged sick aged 36

1918 to 1920 Working as a Motor Driver.

7 Feb 1920 re-enlisted at Birmingham aged 38 years and 275 days old. M/22562, EMT-62308 Private Henry Peach, Royal Army Service Corps. Prefix EMT indicates a post war enlistment for Mechanical Transport, Royal Army Service Corps

Posted to 1166 MT Coy, RASC

Serving  as a Storeman at Victoria Barracks, Athlone

1920 Aug 1. 1 Aug 1920 deserted at Athlone

13 Sept 1920 Medical pension application transferred to Irish Region

3 Nov 1920 Address 11 Congal Street, Ancoats, Manchester

1922 Jun 27. Medals returned - indicating that he was alive

1921 to 1928 on Electoral Registers 2 Court 1, Pool Street, Birmingham Aston Division

7 March 1921 Medical pension application transferred to Yorkshire Region

2 May 1923 final pension award for 156 weeks (3 years )

1923 Relatives could not be traced

1936 Death his Wife Selina Farmer at Aston, Birmingham at the age of 59. (1877–1936)

Missing in Ireland