No.V79343 Private Harold James Peacock
Harold was born on 27 August 1897 in Werribee, Victoria. His father was Thomas James and his mother was Elizabeth Ann Tait.
He had two sisters:
- Beatrice Maud Peacock 1896-1982, and
- Grace Caldwell Peacock 1906-1995
Harold enlisted on 10 August 1918 at Melbourne, Victoria. He did his training at the recruit Depot Broadmeadows from 27 August until 17 September 1918. Passed the Light Horse riding test on 9 September 1918.
He volunteered for service in Egypt, but before he had a chance to go the war ended on 11 November 1918 and he was discharged on 24 December 1918.
On 5 March 1921, Harold married Jessie Annie Barclay (1899-1980) at St. Thomas' Presbyterian Church Werribee.
A report of the wedding was published in the local press.
Werribee Shire Banner, 10 March 1921, p.3.
The Electoral Roll between 1919 and 1925 records Harold living at the Metropolitan Farm, Victoria.
Harold passed away on 4 December 1987 and is buried at the Heywood Cemetery, Heywood Victoria.
Medals and Entitlements:
- Nil awarded
National Archives of Australia
Australian Electoral Rolls