Jack is not remembered on the war memorial at Christchurch Park.
Born: 1911, Ipswich.
Died: 18th August 1943; age 31; Japanese PoW – Thailand – Burma railway.
Captured: 15th February 1942.
Rank: Private; Service Number: 5827463.
Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 5th Battalion.
Image courtesy of Kevin Knights.
Father: Samuel Peck, born 1865, Kettleburgh, Norfolk – died 1942, Ipswich.
Mother: Ann Maria Peck (nee Mansfield), born 1866, Norwich, Norfolk.
In 1937, Ipswich, Jack married Ada E. Abbott.
4th and 5th Battalions:
The Battalions were attached to the 18th East Anglian Division.
15 February 1942: After the fall of Singapore, approximately 620 of the Battalions were taken POW and later mostly died on the Burma-Thailand Railway.