Other names: William
Locations in this story: Shaftesbury, Dorset
Story: William Peach was born in Shaftesbury, Dorset, in 1874 and was baptised at Holy Trinity Church on 31 Jan 1875 the son of Walter and Caroline Peach. He lived his whole life in and around Shaftesbury. He married Mary Elizabeth England on 5 May 1901 in Shaftesbury and they appear to have had only one child. William enlisted on 25 Jul 1918, aged 44 years, and joined the Somerset Light Infantry as a Private (Service No. 54406). He transferred to the Royal Defence Corps on 18 Nov 1918 (Service No. 97531). He appeared to have served in the UK only and was demobilized on 29 Jan 1919 giving his address as 11 Salisbury Street, Shaftesbury. No medal records can be found in this case. He died on 25 Sep 1936 his residence still given as 11 Salisbury Street.