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Peacock, John Edward Chesterfield

Surgeon Lieutenant (D) John Edward Chesterfield Peacock R.N. only son of Dr. and Mrs. Peacock of Ovingdean, Brighton, late of Blackhurst received his commission in October 1938. He was serving at the R.N. Barracks, Devonport, when the war began and had joined the Hood about six months ago. The Times 3 June, 1941

Biographical

Surname(s)Peacock
First name(s)John Edward Chesterfield
Date of birth25 March 1905
Place of birthLewisham Registration District
Family detailsSon of Dr. Chesnut Peacock and of Rosa Edney Gertrude Peacock (nee Dilley), of Brighton, Sussex.
CollegeGuy's Hospital
QualificationsL.D.S.
Military unitRoyal Navy, H.M.S. Hood
Service number6402589
War / conflictWorld War Two (1939-1945)
Decorations / medalsMilitary Medal
Date of death24 May 1941
Age at death30
Rank at deathSurgeon Lieut. (D)
Cause of deathDrowned at sea in action whilst serving on HMS Hood
Commemoration(s)Guys Memorial; Portsmouth Naval Memorial
SourcesGuy’ s Hospital Medical School Records, King’ s College London Archives; Commonwealth War Graves Commission

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