Waldock, Peter

Waldock, Peter 

 

Military History:

 

Regiment:
Royal Army Veterinary Corps

Rank:
Sergeant

Regimental Number:
SE/3121

Date of Enlisting:
7.1.1915

Date of death:
3rd quarter 1923

Cemetery/ Memorial:            

UK Cemetery/Memorial:
St Mary’s Church Ashwell Roll of Honour

 

Peter volunteered on 7th January 1915 with the the Royal Army Veterinary Corps, Regimental Number SE/3121, and nine days later he was sent to the Western Front, France and Flanders, where he took an active part in many important battles including the Battle of Cambrai and the Retreat of 1918. On March 24th 1918 he was severely wounded in eight places by shrapnel and invalided home. After months in the Woolwich Royal Herbert Hospital he was discharged on 8th October as medically unfit for further service.  Peter survived the War and died in Willesden in the 3rd quarter 1923.

Peter was awarded the British War Medal, the Victory Medal and the Silver War Badge.

He is commemorated on the St Mary’s Church Ashwell Roll of Honour.

 

Family History:

 

Date of Birth:                2nd quarter 1876

Birth Place:                   Ashwell, Hertfordshire

Residence:                    Willesden, Middlesex

Marriage:                      4.6.1900

 

Peter was the third son of Stephen and Charlotte (nee Waldock) Waldock, born in the 3rd quarter 1876 at Ashwell, Hertfordshire.  He was a pupil at the Merchant Taylors School in Ashwell.  Prior to enlisting he was a drayman with EK & H Fordham at their Harringay Stores, London

Peter married Emily Elizabeth Wilson at St Olave’s Church, Stoke Newington, London on 4th June 1900.  They had two children, Winifred Gwendolin Dorothy born on 31 March 1901 and George William James born on 8th September 1909.

Peter died in Willesden in the 3rd quarter 1923.

 

Commentary:

 

Name:Peter Waldock
Birth Place:Ashwell, Hertfordshire
Residence:Willesden, Middlesex
Death Date:Willesden, Middlesex
Enlistment Place:Not known
Rank:Sergeant
Regiment:Royal Army Veterinary Corps
Battalion: 
Regimental Number:SE/3121
Type of Casualty:Survived
Theatre of War:Western Europe, France and Flanders

 

 

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