Image from 1918 Suffolk Chronicle & Mercury.


Born: 1888, Ipswich.

Died: 10th May 1918; Died of Wounds.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.


Rank: Private; Service Number: G/14259

Regiment: Royal Sussex Regiment, 8th Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Grave Reference:


Pernois British Cemetery,









1891   The Street, Bramford, Suffolk.


Walter was 3 years old and visiting his paternal aunt & uncle.

Samuel Rivers Giles, 47, a Labourer in Chemical Works, born Bramford, Suffolk.

Harriet Giles (nee Peake), 41, born Nacton, Suffolk.


1901   9, Rope Walk, Ipswich.


Walter was 13 years old and living with his aunt & uncle.

Samuel, 57, a Fish Merchant – own account.

Harriet, 51.


1911   61 & 63, St. Matthew’s Street, Ipswich.


Arthur was 23 years old, he was assisting in the family business. He was living with his parents & siblings.

Arthur Peake, 50, a Butcher & Fish Merchant – employer, born Burstall, Suffolk.

Catherine Julia Peake (nee Green), 46, Assisting in the Business, born Bramford, Suffolk.

Ernest Edward Peake, 21, Assisting in the Business, born Ipswich.

Ellen Louisa H. Peake, 19, Assisting in the Business, born Ipswich.

Lily Louise Peake, 18, Assisting in the Business, born Ipswich.

Harold Edward Peake, 17, Assisting in the Business, born Ipswich.


The Peake’s family business at St. Matthew’s Street advertise that they were able to supply fresh prime fish direct from the fishing smacks – soles, lemon sole, turbot, brill and plaice. They had a daily supplies of real ‘Longshore Bloaters’ and every description of fish in season. They offered special quotations for hotels and boarding houses. Parcels of fish for 2s. 6d. Carriage paid and sent direct from Lowestoft. Their Game and Poultry on price and quality could not be beaten. At Christmas, Arthur Peake and his family offered their customers fine, plump, and young English turkeys (selling over a thousand), plus geese, ducks, chicken, pheasants and hares.


Arthur’s father, Arthur Peake died May 1914, at 61, St. Matthew’s Street, Ipswich.


Soldiers’ Effects to Mrs. Catherine Julia Peake – mother.


Arthur is also remembered on the war memorial at St. Matthew’s Church, Ipswich, and at Northgate High School. Formerly Ipswich Grammar School for Boys.


Royal Sussex Regiment, 8th Battalion


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