Queens South Africa Medal clasp Cape Colony named 14581 DR F PEAKE ASC, & KIngs South Africa Medal clasp South Africa 1901 & 1902 named 14581 DVR J PEAKE ASC, 1914 Star named T-14581 FARR CPL J PEAKE ASC, British War & Victory Medals both named T-14581 SJT J PEAKE ASC & Merious Service Medal named T-14581 F CPL J PEAKE 3 AR AUX HORSE CO ASC. PLEASE NOTE DIFFERENT INITIAL ON QSA.
John Peake born in Isleworth, London in Jan 1879 was a 19 year old Carman when he enlisted into the Army Service Corps numbered 14581 in March 1899. He stated he had previous service in the 4th Battalion Middlsex Regt. After training he was sent to South Africa for the Boer War on 28th Oct 1899 with the No.9 Coy ASC serving with the Pom Pom Battery Royal Artillery. He earned the QSA Cape Colony and KSA SA 1901 & 1902 as a Driver staying out in SA until Jun 1904.
He stayed in the ASC and reengaged for 21 years in 1910 and served in WW1 again in the ASC as a Farrier Cpl and Sgt earning the 1914 Star and clasp, BWM & VM by landing in France on 16th Aug 1914 with No.11 Coy 1st Divisional Train. Awarded an MSM LG 18th Oct 1916 with the 3rd Army Auxiliary Horse Coy ASC. He left the ASC on 26th Apr 1920 after 21 years service.