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Raleigh John Brandon Peacocke

Portrait, Weekly News 27 January 1943, p.19 - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait, Weekly News 27 January 1943, p.19 - This image may be subject to copyright


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Raleigh John Brandon AWMM
  • Surname
    Peacocke AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • NZ403049 AWMM
    • WWII 403049 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
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Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • 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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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • 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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Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed on Active Service, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Raleigh Peacocke was the son of Raleigh Tottenham Francis Egerton Peacocke and of Ethel May Peacocke (nee Morrison), of Epsom, Auckland, New Zealand.

    Peacocke attended King's College 1929 - 33 where he was a member of Town House, school prefect, played rugby and was Dux. He then attended Auckland University and later worked for the National Bank.

    He was commissioned as a pilot in Canada in the RNZAF.

    He joined No 488 (NZ) Squadron in the UK and was killed on night fighter operations.

    Barrass, M.B. (2001- 2008). Web site: Air of Authority - A History of RAF Organisation. "Squadrons numbered in the 400 series were technically units of the RCAF, RAAF and RNZAF, but their members were placed under the operational control of the RAF and are usually considered to be part of the RAF's organisational structure". URL: AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    6 December 1942 AWMM
    Age 26 AWMM
    United KingdomEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Ayr Cemetery, Ayrshire, Scotland AWMM Sec. R. 1931 Div. Grave 2715. AWMM
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  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM

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  • To Great-Uncle Jack

    Thinking of you this ANZAC Day 2019

    Requiescet in pace

    Bill Peacocke and family
    (Via my father Buster, or Cyril Brandon, Peacocke)
    Public - Bill - Other relative - 25 April 2019
  • In honour and memory of you, my dearest brother Jack, I too joined the RNZAF. You are always missed.Still your loving sister after all these years -xxx. Esme (95)



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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission record
    Sources Used
  • References
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
    • This record is a work in progress and was partially compiled from the “Database of New Zealand Airmen who took part in Advanced Air Training in Canada during WW2”. Researched by Ivan and Lorna Lindsey of Tauranga. N.Z. 2003 – 2012. Reproduced with permission. AWMM


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