John Harold PEEK

PEEK, John Harold

Service Number: 761
Enlisted: 20 February 1899, Entrained from Maitland for Parramatta.
Last Rank: Major
Last Unit: 3rd New South Wales Mounted Rifles
Born: Adamstown, New South Wales, Australia, 18 June 1878
Home Town: Maitland, Maitland Municipality, New South Wales
Schooling: Maitland High School, New South Wales, Australia and the University of Edinburgh, Scotland
Occupation: Teacher - later Medical Practitioner
Died: Natural causes, St Josephs Nursing Home, Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, England, 18 August 1943, aged 65 years
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Maitland High School Roll of Honour
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Boer War Service

20 Feb 1899: Enlisted Australian and Colonial Military Forces (Boer War / Boxer Rebellion), Trooper, SN 761, New South Wales Lancers, Entrained from Maitland for Parramatta.
27 Feb 1899: Embarked Australian and Colonial Military Forces (Boer War / Boxer Rebellion), Trooper, SN 761, New South Wales Lancers, SS Ninevah, Sydney for England - arriving Albert Dock, London 26 April 1899, disembarking on April 27 and then by train to Aldershot for training.
1 Oct 1899: Involvement Trooper, SN 761, New South Wales Lancers
1 Oct 1899: Involvement Lieutenant, 3rd New South Wales Mounted Rifles
10 Oct 1899: Embarked Australian and Colonial Military Forces (Boer War / Boxer Rebellion), Trooper, SN 761, New South Wales Lancers, SS Ninevah, London for South Africa - disembarking Capetown 2 November 1899.
11 Nov 1900: Embarked Australian and Colonial Military Forces (Boer War / Boxer Rebellion), Trooper, New South Wales Lancers, SS Harlech Castle, Capetown for return to Australia - disembarking Sydney 6 December 1900.
6 Dec 1900: Discharged Australian and Colonial Military Forces (Boer War / Boxer Rebellion), Trooper, SN 761, New South Wales Lancers
27 Feb 1901: Enlisted Australian and Colonial Military Forces (Boer War / Boxer Rebellion), Lieutenant, 3rd New South Wales Mounted Rifles
28 Feb 1901: Promoted Australian and Colonial Military Forces (Boer War / Boxer Rebellion), Captain, 3rd New South Wales Mounted Rifles
21 Mar 1901: Embarked Australian and Colonial Military Forces (Boer War / Boxer Rebellion), Captain, 3rd New South Wales Mounted Rifles, SS British Princess, Sydney for Durban, South Africa - disembarking 17 April 1901.
4 May 1902: Embarked Australian and Colonial Military Forces (Boer War / Boxer Rebellion), Captain, 3rd New South Wales Mounted Rifles, SS Aurania, Capetown for return to Australia - disembarking Sydney 3 June 1902
3 Jun 1902: Discharged Australian and Colonial Military Forces (Boer War / Boxer Rebellion), Captain, 3rd New South Wales Mounted Rifles

World War 1 Service

1 Sep 1914: Enlisted British Forces (All Conflicts), Captain, Royal Army Medical Corps
20 May 1917: Involvement British Forces (All Conflicts), Captain
6 Mar 1920: Embarked British Forces (All Conflicts), Major, RMS Orvieto, England for return to Australia by private passage with wife - disembarking Sydney 19 April 1920
17 Apr 1920: Discharged British Forces (All Conflicts), Major, Royal Army Medical Corps

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