Alfred was born in 1891 in Bedford, Bedfordshire.  He was one of twelve children born to William Arthur Peak (1865-1933) and Elizabeth Summers Peak (née Allen).  In 1911 Alfred was a boarder and living at 5 Priory Terrace, Downham Market, Cambridgeshire.  He was working as a butcher.  When war broke out Alfred enlisted at Sunstreet as Private 3061, 7th (City of London) Battalion and he was living in Nunhead, London.  Alfred was killed in action on 25 September 1915.  He was commemorated on Panels 130-135, Loos Memorial in France.  He was also commemorated at St Mary’s, Bedford.

PRIVATE A.E. PEAK

Private Alfred Edward Peak 7th City of London Royal Fusiliers, who was killed in action in France on Sept. 25th, was the second son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Peak St. John’s-street, Bedford.  His age was 24.

Bedfordshire Times and Independent, Friday, 29 October 1915.
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Peak grave
Peak monument

 

Lat Lon : 52.202319, 0.13852573 – click here for location

Parish : St Clement

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Sources:

NB This grave was located and recorded by the Sixth-formers of the Parkside Federation, Cambridge on 14 November 2012.

The War Graves Photographic Project

www.roll-of-honour.com

Census: 1871, 1881, 1891, 1901, and 1911

England & Wales, FreeBMD Birth Index, 1837-1915

England & Wales, FreeBMD Marriage Index, 1837-1915

England & Wales, Death Index, 1916-2007

England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966

Global, Find A Grave Index for Burials at Sea and other Select Burial Locations, 1300s-Current

UK, Army Registers of Soldiers’ Effects, 1901-1929

UK, Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919

Bedfordshire Times and Independent, Friday, 29 October 1915

Bedfordshire Times and Independent, Friday, 4 August 1933

By Ian Bent and Emma Easterbrook

Alfred Edward Peak