Peacock, Thomas Alfred: Service no. 770023


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Source: Twitter via We are the Dead feed.



Mrs. Peacock in a Vision Saw Her Son Carried on a Stretcher
Lieut. Boyd, Well Known in Toronto, Is the Second Son to Fall

“I knew some thing was wrong because I have had two terrible dreams lately,” said Mrs. Thomas Peacock, 16 Hugo avenue, whose only son, Pte. Thomas Alfred Peacock was killed in action on May 27th. “On June 7 I dreamt the brought him in on  a stretcher and I stroked his face,” said the distressed mother. “Last Sunday I dreamt that he was home again in civilian clothes.” Pte. Peacock, who was 19 years of age, and went overseas last August with Lieut:-Col. Chadwick’s battalion. Before enlisting he was employed at the Canada Foundry. Two of his chums, Pte. Arthur Woods and Pte. Sydney Terry, who went overseas in the same battalion have also been recently killed. Another friend, L.C. Albert Brown, 10 Hugo avenue met Pte. Peacock the day before he was killed.

Source: Toronto Star – June 16th, 1917 via CVWM

Source: Toronto Telegram. June 1917. Per news clipping post by David Archer at 18th Battalion Facebook Page (not group).
“Killed in Action” During operations South West of Acheville the enemy put down a heavy barrage on the support trenches occupied by his Company and Private Peacock was one of several men buried in debris. He was got out as quickly as possible but was dead.

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