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Peck, Geoffrey Fairfax (1909-1944)

Sherborne School, UK, Book of Remembrance for former pupils who died in the Second World War, 1939-1945.

 

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Credit: Sherborne School Archives, Abbey Road, Sherborne, Dorset, UK, DT9 3AP.

 

Details: Geoffrey Fairfax Peck (1909-1944), born 3 August 1909, son of John Henry Peck, stock jobber, and Eleanor Jane Peck (née Iveson), 14 Oakfield Road, Surbiton.

 

Names of siblings:

Kenneth Iveson Peck (1905-1936), The Green 1919-1923.

Margaret Eleanor Peck (1909-).

John Anthony Peck (1912-1969) The Green 1926-1930.

William Arthur Stanley Peck (1918-1964) The Green 1932-1935.

 

Attended Shrewsbury House, Ditton Hill, Surbiton.

 

Attended Sherborne School (The Green) September 1922-April 1927; 6th form; XXX Blazer; School Gym Colours; Camp Squad; 1st Class Gym; Class Leader with Badge; Corporal in OTC.

 

Stock Exchange. Lived at Montrose House, Catherine Road, Surbiton, Surrey.

 

WW2, Major, 2nd Northamptonshire Yeomanry, Royal Armoured Corps. Killed in action at Caen, Normandy, on 19 July 1944, aged 34.

 

Commemorated at:

Ranville War Cemetery, Calvados, France, IX. F. 35 www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2343528/peck,-geoffre...

 

Sherborne School: War Memorial Staircase; Book of Remembrance; The Green roll of honour.

 

Obituary, The Shirburnian, March 1945: 'Geoffrey Fairfax Peck was one of four brothers, all of whom were at The Green. On leaving School he went on the Stock Exchange. He was killed in action in Normandy in July 1944, while serving as a Major in the 2nd Northants Yeomanry.'

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