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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Lat Lon : 52.202319, 0.13852573 – click here for location
Parish : St Clement
NB This grave was located and recorded by the Sixth-formers of the Parkside Federation, Cambridge on 14 November 2012.
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