David Peacock

RBS remembers 1914-1918



David Peacock

Bank: National Provincial Bank of England

Place of work: Stockton-on-Tees branch

Died: 2 October 1916

David Ronald Peacock was born in Darlington on 29 June 1887, the son of the Reverend William Peacock, a Church of England clergyman, and his wife Margaret Annie.

In November 1905, when Peacock was 18 years old, he went to work for National Provincial Bank of England as apprentice at its Bishop Auckland branch. After finishing his three-year apprenticeship he remained there as a clerk until August 1909, when he moved to Gateshead branch. In May 1914 he moved to Stockton-on-Tees branch. His manager there reported to head office that he was 'steady and reliable. Of gentlemanly appearance and manner...I believe him to be a very promising officer in every way.'

Early in the First World War Peacock joined the army. At the time of his death in 1916 he was serving as a Second Lieutenant in the Durham Light Infantry. He was killed in action in France on 2 October 1916. He was 29 years old.

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