Born: 1st July 1888, Leiston, Suffolk.

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


Rank: Sapper; Service Number: 121468

Regiment: Royal Engineers, 56th Field Coy.


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Grave Reference:


Ipswich Old Cemetery,




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




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.

They had 2 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.


Royal Engineers, 56th Field Coy.


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