PECK, Edmund Henry

Edmund enlisted at Inverell in September 1917, stating he was born at Nullamanna. As he was only eighteen, his mother, Annie, gave her permission for him to serve overseas. He was one of three recruits given a public farewell at Little Plain, where his mother lived.

He joined the 6th General Service Reinforcements and sailed from Sydney for England on SS Feldmarschall in June 1918. He was ill with mumps when the ship arrived at Freemantle and transferred to hospital for a month before continuing his journey to England on the ship Marathon. He was sent to the 1st Training Battalion at Sutton Veny, where he contracted measles and was hospitalised again. He went to France in January 1919, returned to England in May and came back to Australia in July where he was medically discharged in September.

Edmund has his name recorded on the Little Plain and Nullamanna Honor Rolls.