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John William Peake

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    John William AWMM
  • Surname
    Peake AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    12/822 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    4 November 1885 Public source Wanganui, New Zealand Public source
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Rotoorangi, R.D.I., Cambridge, Waikato AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Bertha Peake, Rotoorangi, Cambridge, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 14 December 1914 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW1 1905 AWMM
    Age 20 AWMM AWMM
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Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Liberation Repatriation
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Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Wounded at Gallipoli AWMM
    • Other, WWI AWMM
      Nature of Injury: Loss right arm Pension: 34/- Percent of disability: [Not stated] Source: New Zealand. Army (1920). List of the names of all ex-members of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force, suffering permanent disability from 20% to 100% AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Was Due to embark in August 1914, but contracted measles and his departure was deferred to December 1914. (Source:Public source)

    Returned to Wellington on hospitla ship Willochra in July, 1915 (Source:Public source)

    Present address (as listed in New Zealand. Army (1920). List of the names of all ex-members of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force, suffering permanent disability from 20% to 100%): Rotorangi, Cambridge AWMM

Death

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  • Death
    18 January 1950 Public source
    Age 64 AWMM
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Memorials

Memorial

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  • For doing all he could to ensure that the Cambridge, NZ men he lead would be remembered annually for the the sacrifices they made. One of the men, Francis Asbury Paine, was my great uncle who died on April 25th 1915. Francis was from the same district of Cambridge, Roto-O-Rangi, as John Peake. In my efforts as a composer, I wrote a song in 2014 using words taken from the following speech made by Captain John Peake during a public meeting, while addressing church leaders of the time: "If you are not prepared to solve your difficulties in times like these, then far better let those boys rest in peace than to convey to them in spirit that you will not make a sacrifice to your views, and do honour to them by having an annual service where all are united.
    Public - Bruce Norman - 17 April 2015

Sources

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  • Documents
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Page No: 571 AWMM
    • New Zealand. Army (1920). List of the names of all ex-members of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force, suffering permanent disability from 20% to 100%, compiled from returns supplied by the Commissioner of Pensions, in respect to: a) Permanent War Pensions, and from returns supplied by the Director-General of Medical Services, regarding: b) Discharged and undischarged hospital patients, assessed as suffering permanent disability, but not yet in receipt of a pension at date (28-4-20). New Zealand. Director-General of Medical Services. NZ Times Co. (Printer). AWMM
    • Armoury Cenotaph File AWMM
      Cenotaph Data Entry Form AWMM
    • Gillett, Lawrence Henry, photographer (1914-1918). Gillett Album. Auckland War Memorial Museum - Tāmaki Paenga Hira PH-ALB-118. AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2015). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-3). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 2: Includes portrait AWMM

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17 April 2015Bruce NormanAucklandOther