Born: 1894, Ipswich.

Died: 12th February 1917; age 23; KiA.

Residence: Ipswich.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.


Rank: Rifleman; Service Number: B/200204

Regiment: The Rifle Brigade, 10th Battalion.

Formerly 6151, 3/8th London Regiment.


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Memorial Reference:

Pier & Face 16B & 16C.

Thiepval Memorial,




Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Arthur & Kate Peake; husband of Ivy Mildred Peake, of 128, Richmond Road, Ipswich.





1901   65 & 67, St. Matthew’s Street, Ipswich.


Harold was 7 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Arthur Peake, 40, a Fish Merchant & Butcher – own account, born Burstall, Suffolk.

Catherine Julia Peake (nee Green), 36, born Bramford, Suffolk.

Ernest Edward Peake, 11, born Ipswich.

Ellen Louisa H. Peake, 9, born Ipswich.

Lily Louise Peake, 8, born Ipswich.

1 general domestic servant.


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


Harold was 17 years old, Assisting in the family business. He was living with his parents & siblings.

Arthur, 50, a Butcher & Fish Merchant – employer.

Catherine, 46, Assisting in the Business.

Arthur Walter Peake, 23, Assisting in the Business, born Ipswich.

Ernest, 21, Assisting in the Business.

Ellen, 19, Assisting in the Business.

Lily, 18, Assisting in the Business.


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.

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


In 1915, Ipswich, Harold married Ivy Mildred Smith, born August 1891, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire.

They had 1 son:

Harold Edward Peake, born March 1917, Ipswich.


Harold is also remembered on the war memorial at St. Matthew’s Church, Ipswich.


The Rifle Brigade, 10th Battalion

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