Monday, August 29, 2016

PVT Eben Clarence Peach

from the Chelsea High School 1941 annual
PVT Eben Clarence Peach was born 20 Oct 1922, the 2nd of 3 children born to Arthur Alfred and Elsie Belle (Butt) Peach. Both parents were natives of Ontario, Canada. His father worked at several jobs including as a pile driver, wrecker, in building construction, and at the Navy Yard annex. He reported a 1939 income of $1200 and paid $20 a month rent on a home at 164 Chester Avenue in Chelsea. Eben graduated from Chelsea High School, that's his senior picture shown here, and started college.

Eben was working as a file clerk and had 2 years of college when he was drafted in February 1943. After completion of his basic military training he was sent to the European theater. PVT Peach was transferred from the replacement depot to A Company 116th Infantry on 11 Aug 1944. PVT Peach was killed in action on 29 Aug 1944 as the regiment began its part in the attack on Brest.

PVT Peach rests forever in the Brittany American Cemetery.

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