Malvern College First World War Casualty

2nd Lieut Kenneth Hugh Pegg

Photo of Kenneth Hugh Pegg
House and time at Malvern: Sch, 1904 - 1909.

Regiment: Leicestershire Regt.
Died: 20 February 1916 aged 25 in Iraq. Killed in action in Persian Gulf.
Cemetery: Basra Memorial P 12

Son of Mrs. A. E. Saunders, Rothley Vicarage, Leicestershire, b. 1891.
Middle IV—Middle Shell. House Prefect. XL Football.
In Canada.
Great War, Private Canadian Forces 1914 ; 2nd Lieutenant 3rd Leicestershire Regt.
Killed in action in Mesopotamia, February 20, 1916.

'At School he showed great pluck and keenness in his games. At the time of the outbreak of war he had been in Canada about two months, and within a few weeks of the opening of hostilities he enlisted, and eventually came to England with the first Canadian Contingent. At Christmas 1914, he was given a commission, and transferred to the 3rd Leicestershire Regiment, and in the following March he went to France attached to the 2nd Battalion, and saw a good deal of active service before his removal to Mesopotamia in November. He was killed about Feb. 20th, 1916, in the Persian Gulf, at the age of 26.' (Malvernian, Apr 1916).

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