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Henry Peach, Private 22930 2nd Battalion Welsh Regiment.

Died 9 May 1915, aged 18.

Decorations: The 1914-15 Star, The British War Medal and The Victory medal.

Harry’s parents, Edwin and May, moved down from Aberbeeg via Newport and came to live at Brockwells Farm, which they worked. The couple had five sons and adopted a daughter.  

Harry was the third son, born in Newport in 1896, just before the family moved to the Brockwells. He enlisted in Newport and first served in France in April 1915.

Three weeks later he was killed in action. His older brother, Percy, also in France, was gassed in the trenches, but survived.

Harry is pictured here with two of his comrades. Harry is the one on the right.

Harry has no known grave and is listed on the Le Touret Memorial in France.

The oldest son, Arthur, took on the breeding of Shire Horses for Mr Oakley of Dewstow House until the last stallion disappeared in 1935 (see Bill Winter’s book).

He became the father of John Billy and Leveson.