ARTHUR BENJAMIN PECK

Born: 1st July 1888, Leiston, Suffolk.

Died: 13th November 1918; age 30; died of Pneumonia at the Military Hospital, Ipswich.

Residence: 221, Rose Hill Road, Ipswich.

Occupation: Bricklayer.

 

Rank: Sapper; Service Number: 121468

Regiment: Royal Engineers, 56th Field Coy.

 

Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.

 

Grave Reference:

BA.I.10.

Ipswich Old Cemetery,

Ipswich.

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Relatives Notified & Address: Son of William & Clara Peck; husband of Edith E. Richardson (formerly Peck), of ‘Helvelia’ Godstone Road, Whyteleafe, Surrey.

 

CENSUS

 

1891   St. John’s Cottages, Kemball Street, Ipswich.

 

Arthur was 2 years old and living with his parents, brother and widowed maternal great grandfather.

William Peck, 28, a General Labourer, born Kettleburgh, Suffolk.

Clara Elizabeth Peck (nee Fisher), 25, born Leiston, Suffolk.

William Isaac Peck, 1,born Leiston.

William Robert Holley, 81, a Jobbing Gardener, born Brighton, East Sussex.

1 lodger.

 

1901   20, Kemball Street, Ipswich.

 

Arthur was 12 years old and living with his parents, siblings & paternal aunt & uncle.

William, 38, a General Labourer.

Clara, 36.

William, 11.

Alfred Peck, 4, born Ipswich.

Rachel Vivien Peck, 1 month, born Ipswich.

Esther Rachel Peck, a Lady’s Companion, born Ipswich.

Benjamin Peck, 36, a General Labourer, born Kettleburgh.

 

1911   221, Rose Hill Road, Ipswich.

 

Arthur was 22 years old, a Bricklayer – Builder. He was married and living with his in-laws.

Joseph Thomas Day, 52, a Watchmaker, born London.

Lucy Day, 51, born Ipswich.

Frederick Thomas Day, 18, a Clerk – Life Insurance, born Ipswich.

Edward Norman Day, 15, a Stationer’s Apprentice, born Ipswich.

Hilda Mary Day, 13, born Ipswich.

Mabel Winifred Day, 9, born Ipswich.

Edith Peck, 23.

 

In 1911, Ipswich, Arthur married Edith Emily Day, born July 1887, Ipswich – daughter of Joseph Thomas Day, a watchmaker, and Lucy Day (nee Coy), of 221, Rose Hill Road, Ipswich.

 

Edith and Arthur had two sons:

Cecil A. Peck, born September 1911, Tendring, Essex – died October 1913, Tendring.

Reginald A. Peck, born January 1914, Tendring, Essex – died 1915, Tendring.

 

Soldiers’ Effects to Edith E. Peck – widow.

 

Arthur is also remembered on the war memorial at Alan Road Methodist Church, Ipswich.

Royal Engineers, 56th Field Coy.

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