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John Trevor Peat

Field grave, wooden cross - No known copyright restrictions

Field grave, wooden cross - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    John Trevor AWMM
  • Surname
    Peat AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Jack AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 3/829 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1892 AWMM New Zealand AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Dargaville, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Robert John Peat (brother), Dargaville, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 29 July 1915 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • Sinai & Palestine AWMM
    • Sinai & Palestine AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 3/829 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    Mentioned in Despatches (MiD) AWMM
    London Gazette, 1 December 1916, p11808: "Mentioned in despatches from General Sir Alexander Murray, K.C.B., Commander-in-Chief, Egyptian Expeditionary Force." AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
    Malaria and pneumonia AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Robert Betts Peat and Elizabeth Euphemia Peat

    Auckland War Memorial Museum, Scars on the Heart , WWI " The En Zeds" display. Display item is a photograph titled "The "Knuts" with Jack Peat at right". The display caption states: 'Jack Peat left NZ in July 1915 and served with the NZ Mounted Field Ambulance throughout the Sinai and Palestine Campaign. He died from malaria at Kantara after the armistice on 17 November, 1917'. Note: He died in 1918, display caption for year is incorrect. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    17 November 1918 AWMM
    Age 26 AWMM
    PalestineMiddle East AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Kantara War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt AWMM E 218 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    • Roll of Honour, Northern Wairoa RSA, Dargaville AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Vol1: 573 AWMM
    • Peat, J. T. (1914-1918) Jack Peat Album. Auckland War Memorial Museum - Tamaki Paenga Hira. PH-ALB-259. AWMM
      Peat's photograph album - Album 259, Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. Begins with departure from Sydney, July 29th 1915. All photos are captioned. Prints in album scanned and catalogued individually. AWMM
    • Peat, Jack T. Papers. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 825. AWMM
      1 folder of miscellaneous papers relating to Sergeant Jack T. Peat. These are souvenirs of Egypt. AWMM
    • Roll of Honour, Auckland Province (digital copy), 1914 - 1919. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS-2016-2. AWMM

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