Dedicated to the memory of all the men and women of the South Staffordshire area who died during the two World Wars.
Robert Thomas Peake was born at Blymhill where he was baptised on 5th February 1893. He was the son of Harry Peake, a garden labourer, and his wife Annie. In 1901 the family were living on Watling Street.
By 1911, Robert had left home and was working as a garden labourer at Moulton Paddocks, a large racing estate near Newmarket, Suffolk.
Soon after the outbreak of war, Robert enlisted in the King's (Liverpool) Regiment, joining the 4th Battalion. He went to France with his battalion at the start of March, 1915. He was killed in action 'on or since' 27th April during the Battle of St Julien (a phase of the Second Battle of Ypres). He is commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial.
Private Robert Thomas Peake, 13048, 4th Battalion, King's (Liverpool) Regiment, was awarded the Victory Medal, the British War Medal and the 1914-15 star.
This memorial has mostly been compiled from official sources. It would be good to be able to expand it with more personal material - memories, stories, photos, etc. If you have any suitable material or any corrections please contact Greg.