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Peck, Frederick John (122)

Place of Birth: Carlton, VIC

Age: 24 years 4 months

Enlistment Details: Monday, 17 August 1914 – Melbourne, VIC

Service Number: 122 view online service record

77 Grosvenor Street
St Kilda, VIC

Next of Kin:
Lillian Cathie (mother)
77 Alfred Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Embarkation Details:
Date: Monday, 19 October 1914
Ship: HMAT Hororata A20
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 6th Infantry Battalion

KIA: Sunday, 25 April 1915
Place: Gallipoli

Private, 6 Infantry, killed in action 25 April, 1915, Gallipoli, aged 22, commemorated Lone Pine Memorial, Gallipoli Peninsula

122  (Parents : George (late) and Mrs Lillian CATHIE (previously PECK), born Carlton, educated SS.    Peck enlisted as a 21-year-old cabinet maker, his address given as 77 Grosvenor Street, Balaclava, with mother at 77 Albert Street, Port Melbourne. Originally reported as missing, a later Court of Inquiry determined that he had been killed during the first day of the landing, although what appears to be the only eyewitness report suggested it “was rumoured” Peck had been killed “around 8 May”. No known grave  The circular was returned from the Albert Street address with Port Melbourne nominated as the late serviceman’s place of association)

Additional Research by Brian Membrey

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