Personnel Index - Detail

Name
PEACOCK
First Names
John Thomas
Nationality
British
Rank
Lieutenant
Service
RAF
Crew Position
Observer
Posting Details
08/0718
Age
22
Date of Death
16/07/1918
Cemetery

 

Photographed by Malcolm Brooke



Image of Lt John Thomas Peacock and his name on the family memorial (in York Cemetery)
Courtesy of Sue Ferguson


Thanks to the research of Sue Ferguson, this airman has been linked to the "letter from a WW1 airman" that is displayed in the Documents section.
Sadly this letter was written just four days before he was killed.

Additional information (via Sue Ferguson):
"Before the war he was articled to Mr J H Turner, a Solicitor in York. When hostilities broke out he obtained a position in York Records Office and three months later joined the Black Watch. He became a sergeant instructor of gymnasia and subsequently gained a commission in the Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry, afterwards becoming attached to the RFC”.





The memorial photographed on the 25th August 2017 in the York Cemetery
Fortunately, it will be added to a list of headstones that are going to be repaired in the near future




The memorial was restored by three members of the York Cemetery Trust...........Rob Harris, Erik Winn and Oliver Clarke.
Image courtesy of David Poole.