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PEACOCK, John Charles Millard. 2/Lt 1/5th DLI

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The following was taken from the Yorkshire Regiment website

Killed in action 27 May 1918 aged 38. Son of Sarah Jane Peacock who at the time was postmistress of Yarm and the late John Peacock. He himself lived in a High Street property. He joined the DLI early in the war and was commissioned at the start of 1917, having previously risen to Quartermaster Serjeant. Before enlistment he worked for Stockton Council and was a member of the Parish Council until early 1917 when he resigned because of his war service. Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium

Yarm1914 believe that John Charles Millard was born in Stockton in 1880.His father was a private school master he lived with his mother at 22 Park Road. by 1891 the family had been joined by a sister Catherine Elizabeth and they had moved to 6 The Grove. Jon gave up teaching and became the subpostmaster in Great Ayton where the family lived on the High Street. By 1911 John had died and Sarah Jane was living at the post office in Yarm High Street and was the subpostmistress assisted by her daughter then aged 28 and Fanny Elizabeth Davis, a lodger, aged 26. John Charles Millard was a clerk working for the Borough Council. When he signed up he was a warrant Officer 2nd class with teh Northumberland Fusiliers regimental number 18/678 and 2nd Lt with teh Durham Light Infantry.His medals were sent to Mrs SS Peacock, High Street, Yarm

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Yarm 1914 Research ________________

The Yarm 1914 Commemoration Group is carrying out research on the soldiers listed. We are finding where they lived in Yarm and will represent the findings in a wall of poppies presentation. More details will be posted on Facebook, Twitter and this web site. If you have any information please contact us. Left click on the picture below.