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Harold James Peacock (1897-1987)

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“Harold James Peacock (1897-1987),” Wyndham History, accessed February 22, 2020, http://wyndhamhistory.net.au/items/show/2648.
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Title

Harold James Peacock (1897-1987)

Subject

Peacock, Harold James

Publisher

Wyndham City Libraries

Date

1918

Contributor

Heinz Freisler

Format

text

Language

eng

Type

Text

Biographical Text

No. V79343  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

War Service
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.

Post War
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 n 04 December 1987 and is buried at the Heywood Cemetery, Heywood Victoria.

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