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