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James Ernest Peacock

The photo attached to this record was taken by G.A. Fortune in 1999. - Image has All Rights Reserved

The photo attached to this record was taken by G.A. Fortune in 1999. - Image has All Rights Reserved …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    James Ernest AWMM
  • Surname
    Peacock AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • WWI 31/281 AWMM
    • WWI MB984 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1891 AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Navy AWMM
  • Service number
    • WWI 31/281 AWMM
    • WWI MB984 AWMM
  • Military service
    Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve AWMM
    Royal Naval Auxiliary Patrol, Motor Boat Service, HMS Queen as depot ship, HMY Catania [depot ship for ML crews at Malta], them HMS Egmont II [MLs at Port Said] AWMM
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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Branch Trade Proficiency
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Prisoner of war

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

Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Biographical information

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  • James Peacock was the son of Mrs Sarah Ann Skidmore (formerly Peacock) of Napier, New Zealand.

    Joined RN Motor Boat Patrol Service as Motor Mechanic [Local] 29 January 1916 - when to UK for training as RNVR, August 1916 posted to the depot ship HMS QUEEN at Taranto Italy, posted to HMY Catania deport for MLs in Malta October 1916, March 1918 - posted to HMS Egmont II for MLs operating from Port Said then hospitalised for TB - invalided to NZ discharged September 1919 & returned home to NZ - he would die of the TB contracted in Egypt & buried at Waipukurau Cemetary Hawkes Bay AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    22 February 1920 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Waipukurau Public Cemetery, Central Hawkes Bay, New Zealand AWMM
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