Pte John Peckett MM, 16 DLI
John Peckett MM 16 DLI

Pte John Peckett was awarded the Military Medal for his actions in Greece with B Company, 16 DLI on the night of December 13th-14th 1944. See the Honours and Awards section of the site, which also includes a very interesting local newspaper item on Pte Peckett from which the information below has been drawn.

This photograph, in which he is featured at right, seems to have been taken in the Middle East in 1944. From Hartlepool, John Peckett was a pre-war Territorial with the Royal Artillery. Enlisting in 1938 (Army Number 1433647), he joined 16 DLI in March 1944 after previous service with the RA with the BEF in France, Belgium and Dunkirk in 1940 and then in the Middle East and Italy. For a portrait photo of Pte Peckett during his RA service, click here. Photographs courtesy of Pte Peckett’s daughter, Mrs Ann Kent.