Peach, William Edward MM (Sergeant, b.1896 - d.1966)

Accession Number PR00597
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 133 Items
Object type Copy, Diary, Letter
Maker Peach, William Edward
Date made 1915-1921
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM371 95/0401
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Originals and transcripts of letters to family and diaries. Describes embarkation on TSS Demosthenes as part of 13th Reinforcements, 7th Battalion, sightseeing in Egypt, Kasr-el-Nil Barracks, France and Belgium, work as 1st Anzac Entrenching Battalion. Mentions sight and duties at Etaples, Albert, Pozieres, Ypres, bombardments, deaths of friend Percy, gas, mates, various injuries and hospitals. Also describes concerts, leave in London and Scottland, receiving dental work, mail, training at 1st Aust. Div. School and Anzac Corps School, being made Company Orderly Corporal and Sergeant, sporting events, action at Glencorse Wood, Anzac Redoubt, Strazeele, Hamel, and award of MM. Includes copy of MM citation and discharge certificate. See also PR00598 for letters of his friend Lance Corporal Percy David Mansfield.