Wallace Elmore Peacock

M, #1504, b. 13 February 1893, d. 18 August 1917
Father*George Augustus Peacock b. Jan 1863
Mother*Mary Tarr b. 8 Nov 1864, d. 13 May 1936
Wallace Elmore Peacock
Wallace Elmore Peacock was born on Monday, 13 February 1893 at Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. He appeared in the household of George Augustus Peacock on the census of April 1901 at Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada. He is listed as: Peacock, Wallace, male, white, son, single, born 13 Feb. 1893 in B.C., age 8, of Irish origin, Methodist, attended school for 9 months, able to read, write and speak English. He appeared in the household of George Augustus Peacock on the census of April 1911 at 834 Victor Street, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. He is listed as: Peacock, Wallace, male, son, single, born Feb. 1893 in B.C., of English origin, Canadian nationality, Congregationalist, working as a lather on houses, no earnings listed, able to read, write and speak English.

Wallace Elmore Peacock began military service on 18 December 1915 at Duncan, British Columbia, Canada, when he signed his Attestation Paper and became regimental #180909, with the Canadian Infantry (Eastern Ontario Regiment) of the 21'st Bn. He was described as being 5' 9", dark complexion, brown eyes, black hair, of Methodist religion, age 22, no distinguishing marks. His address was Spring Road, Victoria, B.C., and he listed his father of the same address as his next of kin. His occupation was listed as cook and he was unmarried. Wallace died on Saturday, 18 August 1917 at North West of Lens, France, at age 24 years, 6 months and 5 days a casualty of WW1. The burial register states "Killed in Action." Whilst with a bombing party endeavouring to back an enemy counter-attack North West of Lens, on the morning of 18'th August, 1917, he was hit in the head and killed by a cylindrical stick bomb. He was buried in France in an unknown gravesite. His name appears on the Vimy Memorial. He is commemorated in the First World War Books of Rememberance, 1916, on page 121. An image of the page can be found here.