Ephraim Francis PEACH

PEACH, Ephraim Francis

Service Number: 1834
Enlisted: 29 July 1915, Broadmeadows, Victoria
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 45th Infantry Battalion (WW1)
Born: Stanley, Victoria, Australia, 1886
Home Town: Stanley, Indigo, Victoria
Schooling: State School, Stanley, Victoria, Australia
Occupation: Gripman
Died: Killed In Action, Mouquet Farm, France, 5 August 1916
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Villers-Bretonneux Memorial
Memorials: Beechworth Shire WW1 Honour Roll, Beechworth War Memorial, Melbourne & Metropolitan Tramways Board HR
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World War 1 Service

29 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 1834, 29th Infantry Battalion, Broadmeadows, Victoria
29 Oct 1915: Involvement Private, 1834, 29th Infantry Battalion
29 Oct 1915: Embarked Private, 1834, 29th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Demosthenes, Melbourne
2 Apr 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 45th Infantry Battalion (WW1)
19 Apr 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 45th Infantry Battalion (WW1)
5 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 1834, 45th Infantry Battalion (WW1)

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Ephraim Francis PEACH was born in Stanley, Victoria in 1886

His parents were Ephraim PEACH & Eliza Jane GILBERT

He enlisted in Broadmeadows, Victoria on 29th July, 1915 & embarked from Melbourne on the HMAT Demosthenes on 29th October, 1915 with the 29th Infantry Battalion, 2nd Reinforcements

He was transferred to the 45th Infantry Battalion on 2nd April, 1916 and promoted to Lance Corporal on 19th April, 1916

Ephraim was listed as Missing in Action and after a Court Enquiry was found to have been Killed in Action between 5th August, 1916 and 8th August, 1916 - there is no known grave

His name is memorialised on the Australian War Memorial & the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial

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