Salisbury Street, Shaftesbury 1

William Peach

Surname: Peach
Other names: William
Other people in this story:
Walter Peach
Caroline Peach nee Sims
Mary Elizabeth Peach née England
Locations in this story:
Shaftesbury, Dorset
Holy Trinity Church, Shaftesbury
Salisbury Street, Shaftesbury
Isle of Man

William Peach was born in Shaftesbury, Dorset, in 1874 and was baptised at Holy Trinity Church on 31st January 1875, the son of Walter Peach and Caroline Peach (nee Sims).  He lived his whole life in and around Shaftesbury.   He married Mary Elizabeth England on 5th January 1901 (the same year William's father died) 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) serving in the UK only.  He transferred to the Royal Defence Corps on 18th November 1918 (Service No. 97531) and served in the Isle of Man from 23 Nov 1918 on PoW Camp duties.   He was demobilized on 29th January 1919 giving his address as 11 Salisbury Street, Shaftesbury, where he was also shown on the 1921 Census working as a Hairdresser.  No medal records can be found in this case.   He died on 25th September 1936, his residence still given as 11 Salisbury Street.


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