Rank or Title
Date of Birth
Date of Death
24 Apr 1918
War time / or Pre War occupation
Place of Birth
World War I Address
Place of Death
War Memorial Location
Soldier or Civilian
Sgt Elvin Peggs, 248092, 2nd Battalion London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers), was killed in action in France on April 24th, 1918. He was aged 23 and left a widow and one child residing in East Hyde.
Born in in 1895 in Melton Constable, Norfolk, only son of James and Jane Peggs, Elvin was living with his family in Hyde Mill Cottages, East Hyde, at the time of the 1911 Census. Elvin was a farm labourer.
In 1915 he married Mary E. Salmon and they had a daughter, Elizabeth, the following year.
Elvin joined the Herts Regiment (266091) in November 1914 and went to France in May 1917. There he was transferred first to the Middlesex Regiment (235031) and later the London Regiment.
Sgt Peggs is commemorated on the Luton War Memorial/Luton Roll of Honour and on the East Hyde War Memorial.