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Place of Birth: Clitheroe, Lancashire
Service No: ---
Regiment / Corps / Service: Alexandra, Princess of Wales’s Own (Yorkshire Regiment)
Battalion / Unit: 2nd Battalion, commanding 7th Division Cyclist Coy
Division: 7th Division
Date of Death: 1914-10-24
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: Panel 33.
CWGC Cemetery: ---
CWGC Memorial: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial: NEWTON-IN-BOWLAND, YORKSHIRE
Local War Memorial: SLAIDBURN, YORKSHIRE
Lawrence Peel was the son of William and Meliora Sybella Peel, née Phillpotts. William was born at Paddington, Middlesex and Meliora at St. Marychurch, Devon.
1891 Lytham, Lancashire Census: Queens Hotel, Central Beach - Lawrence Peel, aged 6 years, born Clitheroe, Lancashire, son of William and Meliora Sybella Peel.
1901 Winchester, Hampshire Census: 11, Edgar Road - Laurence Peel, aged 16 years, born Clitheroe, Lancashire. [Lawrence and his younger brother, William Ralph Peel, were students of Winchester College.]
1911 Greatham, Hampshire Census: Longmoor Camp, East Liss - Lawrence Peel, aged 26, Captain, 2nd Yorkshire Regiment, born Clitheroe, Lancashire.
Lawrence was married to Ethel Laura Brooks in 1912.
British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Capt L. Peel, 2nd A.P.W.O. Yorkshire Regiment. Disembarkation Returns: 5 October 1914. Reported missing, 24 October 1914. Correspondence: The Honble Mrs. L. Peel applies for 1914 Star on behalf of her husband (missing). Further letter from the Hon. Mrs. L. Peel, 12 November 1919. Address: Whatton, Loughborough, Leicestershire.
British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Capt L. Peel, 2nd Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment M.I.D. London Gazette 17 February 1915 page 1661.
Lawrence is commemorated in the War Cloister at Winchester College.
Photograph courtesy of ‘The Warden and Scholars of Winchester College’.
A short biography of Lawrence is included in: ‘In Love, In Gratitude, In Remembrance - Remembering the Men & Women of Slaidburn, Newton in Bowland, Dunsop Bridge, Dale Head & Tosside’ by Margaret Brenchley (2018).
Data Source: Local War Memorial
Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record: ---
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Captain Lawrence PEEL
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Alexandra, Princess of Wales’s Own (Yorkshire Regiment)
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 7th Division
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