"They Shall Grow Not Old ... "

First World War Commemorative Displays 
Educational Presentations
Patron: Lieutenant General Andrew Collingwood Figgures C.B., C.B.E., 
Master General of The Royal Mechanical & Electrical Engineers.

“I had an amazing day, I have had the privilege of being able to visit many of the places that my Great Uncle Private William George Peat and his Battalion would have been 100 years ago and was even able to stand almost at the spot where he was killed -  Thank you so much for making it all possible.”

Vikki Peat

We were honoured to arrange a battlefield tour for Vikki Peat, the Great Niece of Private G438 William George Peat of the 6th Battalion, The Queen’s Own Royal West Kent Regiment, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the day that he was killed-in-action while fighting on the Western Front.

Having researched Private Peat’s service history we were able to take Vikki to the places that he fought, having landed in France on the 1st June 1915, and ending at the site of Stone Alley Trench where her Great Uncle died on the 7th October 1915 while manning his machine gun.

With the invaluable help of our colleague in Flanders, Katrien Clarysse, and Remi Havet (the Quarry Manager) we arranged for a Memorial Plaque to be placed over the spot of the original Stone Alley Trench which provided a focus for our thoughts on the day and which will remain to mark the spot near which he fell.

Private Peat has no known grave and is commemorated on the Loos Memorial which was the location of our final visit on the day.

Private Peat is also commemorated on the Bromley War Memorial and in St. George's Church, Bickley.