Private Frank Oliver Peskett

Date of Birth 29 September 1894
Age at Death 22
Date of Death 31 March 1917
Service Number 25836
Military Service 169th Company Machine Gun Corps
Merton Address 18 Spencer Hill, Wimbledon
Local Memorial Rutlish School, Merton

Additional Information

Frank 0liver who was born in the last quarter of 1894, he was the youngest son of Ernest and Selina Peskett. His parents, Frank and Selina had married in April 1890 at Wimbledon. At the time of his marriage Ernest was employed as a clerk but by 1901, 33 year old Ernest was now employed as a clerk to a coke merchant according to the 1901 Census. The family of four lived at 111 Alexandra Road in Wimbledon.

The 1911 Census reveals the family had moved to 18 Spencer Hill in Wimbledon and employed a 22 year old Emily Street as a general servant. Sixteen year old Frank 0liver was now employed as a clerk.

Frank enlisted at Westminster as a private and served in the Machine Gun Corps. His service record is not available at Ancestry. He died of wounds in the Western European Theatre on the 31st March 1817, he is commemorated at Achicourt Road Cemetery in Achicourt.


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