PEPPIATT, WILLIAM HENRY

LONDON RIFLE BRIGADE CEMETERY

WILLIAM HENRY PEPPIATTRank: Rifleman
Service No: 9556
Date of Death: 05/02/1915
Age: 26
Regiment/Service: London Regiment (London Rifle Brigade) 5th Bn.
Grave Reference III. B. 4.
Cemetery LONDON RIFLE BRIGADE CEMETERY

Additional Information:

Born in 1888 at Stoke Newington, the son of William Robert (General Manager to Railway Agent Carrier), and Emily E. Peppiatt. An Old Bancroftian. 1901: At Maglona Villa Derby Road South Woodford with his family. 1911: A Superior Apprentice Clerk with the London & North Western Railway, still at Maglona Villa with his family. He was Secretary to the Young Peoples Guild of Work connected to the Parish Church, and helped at the Bancroft’s Mission in the Docks. He was known as a runner in the field of athletics, and a pianist in the world of music. His father who died in 1914 was Secretary to the Committee which administered the Memorial Hall, but had suffered ill health for some time due to a nervous breakdown.

A keen Territorial from 1912, William Peppiatt volunteered for overseas service, arriving in France during 11-14. He sustained a gunshot wound to the head while in the trenches near to Ploegstaat Belgium on 04-02-15 and died the following day. The cemetery in which he is buried takes its name from the 22 burials of the London Rifle Brigade dating from January, February and March 1915. A memorial service was held for him at the Parish Church.

Memorial: Rolls of Honour St Mary’s Church. Bancroft’s School.
Separate Folder: NO.
Principal Sources: Ancestry. Woodford Times. The Bancroftian 1915.
Qualification: Borough Resident.