Born: 1891, Ipswich.

Died: 12th February 1917; age 26; 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.


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


In 1915, Ipswich, Harold married Ivy Mildred Smith, born August 1891, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire. They had 1 son:

Harold E. Peake, born 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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