BORN HULL 06/09/1892. HULL PAL. SON OF CAPTAIN, EDWARD ROBERT PEEK & GEORGINA SINCLAIR (GORROD), 52 LISTER STREET, HULL. INSURANCE CLERK.
L/CPL LEWIS EDWARD PEEK 10/1155. Hull Pals Memorial Post: Born 6th September 1892, Lewis was the youngest of two children to Edward and Georgiana Peek, of 88 Summergangs Road, Hull. An Insurance Clerk by trade, Edward had lost his father over the summer of 1914, so how his mother must have felt when her youngest son enlisted in the fight for King and Country I can only imagine, but enlist he did, at Hull City Hall on 6th February 1915 when he joined the 10th Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment, “‘The Commercials”, 1st Hull Pals.
Lewis trained at barracks in Hornsea, Beverley and Ripon for the next 10 months before shipping for Egypt on 8th December 1915. The Pals served there until the shipped for France, landing at Marseilles on 8th March 1916 and heading north to the trenches of the Western Front.
Like so many of his comrades, Lewis was killed in action in the small hours of 4th June 1916 during the 70 minute retaliatory bombardment which flattened the front line trenches facing the French village of Serre. He is buried in Sucrerie Military Cemetery; he was 23 years old.
His brother, was Lieutenant, Arnold E. Peek, DSC, Royal Naval Reserve.