John Peace

First Name: 
John
Last Name: 
Peace
Mother's Name: 
Susannah (nee) Benjamin
Father's Name: 
James Peace
Date Enlisted: 
Tuesday, May 25, 1915
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
1st Battalion
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
1914/1915 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Monday, June 5, 1916
Place of Death: 
At Sea
Cause of Death: 
Illness
Details: 

Private John Peace (2404) was born in Mount Kembla in 1893. On enlistment he was employed as a miner. He embarked on HMAT Orsova A67 on 14th July, 1915 with the 7th Reinforcements 1st Battalion.

He was on his way to Gallipoli when he became ill and was taken to hospital in Egypt. In May 1916 he was put onto a hospital ship for return to Australia but at 7pm on the 5th June, just 10 days away from Melbourne he died of Pericarditis.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455; PEACE JOHN

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