British War Medal 1914-20 : Private J M Peggs, 28 Battalion, AIF

Place Europe: Western Front
Accession Number REL28832.001
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Medal
Physical description Silver
Maker Unknown
Place made United Kingdom
Date made c 1920
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

British War Medal 1914-20. Impressed around edge with recipient's name.

History / Summary

1631 Private James Mason Peggs enlisted from Cranbrook, Western Australia on 7 July 1916. He was a 28 year old farmer who was also a keen volunteer with St John Ambulance, and he was appointed as a stretcher bearer with 28 Battalion, AIF. Peggs was killed in action on 4 October 1917. His name is commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial at Ypres. His brother, Robert William Peggs, served with 44 Battalion, AIF, and was severely wounded.