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Joseph Edward PEACOCK

Regimental number6985
Place of birthWandiligong Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationElectrical mechanic
AddressHazelbrook, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinWife, Mrs Minnie Peacock, 33 Gordon Street, Paddington, New South Wales
Enlistment date20 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit name1st Field Company Engineers, Reinforcement 16
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/20/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT SS Makarina on 1 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Field Company Engineers
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: "21 September 1917

Bar to Military Medal

Recommendation date: 20 October 1918"

FateEffective abroad (still overseas)

Military Medal

'During attack operations near WESTHOEK east of YPRES on 20th September, 1917, Sapper PEACOCK was one of a sapper wiring party detailed to construct a strong point in the second objective. Owing to the non arrival of a portion of the wiring stores, the wiring was in danger of not being completed. In face of exceedingly heavy enemy shelling of that area, Sapper PEACOCK showed great coolness, resource and energy in salvaging wire and pickets from old enemy wiring, and carrying them on to the job. This action enabled the wiring to be successfully completed.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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