Suffolk Chronicle and Mercury newspaper Friday, 22nd February, 1918
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Registered at birth as ARTHUR STANLEY PECK
Born: 1895, Ipswich.
Died: 28th April 1917; age 22; Died of Wounds.
Date of Entry Therein: 23rd August 1914.
Rank: Private; Service Number: 8606
Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 7th Battalion.
Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1914 Star + Clasp.
Pas de Calais,
(Ipswich men remembered on ARRAS MEMORIAL )
Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Charles Ernest & Sarah Jane Peck, of 2, Beaconsfield Road, Ipswich.
1901 2, Beaconsfield Road, Ipswich.
Stanley was 6 years old and living with his parents and siblings.
Charles Ernest Peck, 34, a House Painter, born Wix, Essex.
Sarah Jane Peck (nee Rush), 27, born Ipswich.
Ernest Charles Peck, 7, born Ipswich.
Dorothy Jane Peck, 4, born Ipswich.
1911 Rowland Cottage, 2, Beaconsfield Road, Ipswich.
Arthur was 16 years old, a Tannery Labourer. He was living with his parents & siblings.
Charles, 43, a House Painter.
Ernest, 17, a Tannery Labourer – W & A.J. Turner.
Cecil Gordon Peck, 8, born Ipswich.
Marguerette Evelyn Peck, 4, born Ipswich.
Soldiers’ Effects to Charles E. Peck – father.
A letter from the Front to his sister Marg:
A velvet bag with silk draw cord, bone rings and painted initials A.S.P made by Arthur Stanley Peck; presumably made when he was on active service.
250 x 270 mm. Reverse side of the bag. Stanley probably made the bag for his mother.
Suffolk Regiment, 7th Battalion:
The Battle of Arleux.
The 11th Battalion of the Suffolk Regiment as part of the 101st Brigade, formed an attack of Roeux chemical works of the Northern edge of the town, just south of the railway line. At 4:27 on the 28th of April 1917 the attack by the 11th began, troops pushed forward but came under heavy machinegun fire which drove the men back. A small group pushed on into the quarry on the eastern edge of the chemical works, being unsupported. At night fall they returned with 3 prisoners. The opening barrage had failed to destroy the machinegun posts and the enemy trenches, casing the attack to fail. The emery counter attacked from Roeux. taking Mount Pleasant wood, being part of the Ceylon trench at 9:45 a.m. The Battalion took over 300 casualties. The same fait was to happen to the 7th Battalion of the Suffolk regiment taking 190 casualties. 13 Ipswich men were killed on this day.