Captain Roger Grenville Peek, 9th Lancers

1888 Sep 9. Born Wimbledon, Surrey

1891 census at Park Side, Wimbledon

1901 census A boarder at Belvedere School, Belmont Dyke Rd, Hove, Sussex

Educated at Eton - Donaldson's House

1907 May 1. Imperial Yeomanry. Royal 1st Devon; Roger Grenville Peek, gentleman, to be Second Lieutenant.

1908 Apr 1. Royal 1st Devon (Exeter); the. undermentioned officers, from the Royal 1st Devon Imperial Yeomanry, are appointed to the regiment, with rank and precedence as in the Imperial Yeomanry. Second Lieutenant Roger Grenville Peek.

1910 May 28. The undermentioned successful Candidates at the Competitive Examination of Officers of the Special Reserve, &c., held in March last, to be Second Lieutenants. 9th (Queen's Royal) Lancers, Second Lieutenant Roger Grenville Peek, from Royal 1st Devon, Yeomanry, in succession to Lieutenant F. 0. Grenfell, seconded.

1911 census

1914 Jan 18. Leaves UK on SS Caronia bound for New York. He gives his US address as Buckingham Hotel, St Louis, Mo

1914 Apr 26. Arrives in UK on Lusitania from New York

1914 Aug 17. Lands in France

1914 Aug 24. Taken POW. MIC shows exonerated officers list.

On his return to UK he is appointed an ADC to the C in C

1919 Jan 16 Marries Joan Penelope Sclater-Booth at Kensington

1919 Dec 15. Son born, who later became Sir William Grenville Peek, 5th Bt (d. 14 Sep 2004)

1920 Apr Buried at Loddiswell Church, Devon


1921 Jun 28. Probate. He was a very rich man.

Husband of Joan Peek, of Hazlewood, Loddiswell


British soldiers died in Ireland