Raymond Peake

Raymond Peake

Title: Raymond Peake
Description: Doncaster Chronicle 06/10/1916 pg 8 by-nc

Raymond Peake was born 1896 in London. Educated at Eton, Raymond later attended Sandhurt Mliitary College and joined the Coldstream Guards at the end of his education.
During the First World War, he served as a Lieutenant in the 1st Company of the 1st Battalion, Coldstream Guards.

While serving, Raymond shared a joint mess with Redvers Lionel Bewicke-Copley of Sprotbrough Hall as he was commanding No.1 company and Redvers was commanding No 2. Redvers described him as; “He seems to be quite a nice fellow.. one of the friendliest I have seen for some time (Like father like son!)”.

After being invalided home suffering from illness in later 1915, Raymond rejoined his regiment in July 1916. Just two months later, Raymond was wounded and never recovered, dying on the 30th of September. He’s buried in the Grove Town Cemetery, France.

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