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COL Cyrus Wesley Peck
Birth: Apr. 26, 1871
Hopewell Hill
Albert County
New Brunswick, Canada
Death: Sep. 27, 1956
Sidney
Capital Regional District
British Columbia, Canada

World War I Victoria Cross Medal Recipient. He served as a Lieutenant Colonel in the Canadian Scottish Regiment, Princess Mary's Canadian Expeditionary Force. On September 2, 1918, at Cagnicourt, France, when Lieutenant Colonel Peck's command was held up by enemy machine gun fire, he went forward and made a personal reconnaissance under very heavy fire. Returning, he reorganized his battalion and pushed them forward. He then went out, under German artillery and machine-gun fire and intercepted his troops tanks, giving them the necessary directions, pointing out positions. Thus he paved the way for an infantry battalion to push forward and his battalion subsequently gave the necessary support. For extreme gallantry in the face of the enemy, he was awarded the Victoria Cross Medal in November 1918. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Wesley Peck (1827 - 1920)
  Mary Susan Rogers Peck (1840 - 1928)
 
 Spouse:
  Kate Elizabeth Chapman Peck (1885 - 1988)*
 
 Siblings:
  Haliburton Peck (1864 - 1923)*
  Irene K Peck (1866 - 1876)*
  Seraphine A Peck MacDiarmid (1869 - 1952)*
  Cyrus Wesley Peck (1871 - 1956)
  Gaius La-Forest Peck (1875 - 1954)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
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PECK

Col. Cyrus Wesley, V.C.D.S.C.
Born Hopewell Hill, N.B.
April 26, 1871
Came to British Columbia
June 23, 1887
Died at Sidney, B.C.
On Sept. 27, 1956
 
Burial:
Fraser Cemetery
New Westminster
Greater Vancouver Regional District
British Columbia, Canada
 
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Record added: Aug 16, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7768579
COL Cyrus Wesley Peck
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