Sergeant Elvin Peggs

Rank or Title

Date of Birth


Date of Death

24 Apr 1918

War time / or Pre War occupation

Farm labourer

Service Number


Place of Birth

Melton Constable
United Kingdom

World War I Address

Hyde Mill Cottages
East Hyde
United Kingdom

Place of Death


Grave Location

Hangard Communal Cemetery Extension

War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


The Luton News , 4th July 1918
Sgt Elvin Peggs

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.

Individual Location

Sgt Elvin Peggs

Author: Deejaya

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