Private William Peplow (9805)

'B' Coy, 9th Bn, The Worcestershire Regiment, 39th Brigade, 13th Division, Mespotamian E.F.

Malvern Commemoration: Malvern Library,

Burial/Commemoration: Kirkee India

Nature of Death: Died of enteric fever at Delhi, India 1/10/1916

Age: 30

Next of Kin: Son of William and Annie Peplow of Willenhall, Staffordshire

Cap badge of the Worcestershire Regiment

Pte William Peplow died of enteric fever on October 1st at Delhi. He was in the employ of Mr C A Wylde as an indoor servant for some years and then worked at Lloyds Bank in Malvern – he was recalled to the Colours in October 1914. From March 1915 he was in the trenches and was twice wounded. The Malvern News stated: “This is the third death among the men who enlisted from Lloyds Bank House, Malvern.”

Presumably William Peplow had been invalided from Mesopotamia where the 9th Worcestershire were serving at the time suffering from enteris fever – to which in India he finally succumbed. He is commemorated on the Kirkee Memorial, which serves as a memorial for more than 1800 servicemen who died in India during the First World War, who are buried in civil and cantonment cemeteries in India and Pakistan where their graves can no longer be properly maintained. These cemeteries are namely:

Ahmadabad Cantonment Cemetery; Ahmednagar Government Cemetery; Ajmer New Cemetery; Ajmer Roman Catholic Cemetery; Alibag Cemetery; Ambala Cantonment Cemetery; Amritsar Cantonment Cemetery; Bakloh Cemetery; Belgaum Government Cemetery; Bhusawal Cemetery; Bina Cemetery; Bombay (Sewri) Cemetery; Dagshai Cemetery; Dalhousie Civil Cemetery; Dalhousie Military Cemetery; Darekasa Cemetery; Deesa Cantonment Cemetery; Deolali Government Cemetery; Deoli Cemetery; Dhamangaon Cemetery; Erinpura New Cemetery; Ferozepore Military Cemetery; Hoshiarpur (Christ Church) Churchyard; Igatpuri Cemetery; Indore New Cemetery; Jubbulpore Cantonment Cemetery; Jullundur Cantonment Cemetery; Jutogh New Cemetery; Kalka Cemetery; Kamptee Cemetery; Kamptee Roman Catholic Cemetery; Kasauli Cemetery; Khandwa Cemetery; Kirkee New Cemetery; Mhow New Cemetery; Mount Abu Cemetery; Nagpur (Talki) Cemetery; Nasirabad Government Cemetery; Neemuch Cemetery; Nowgong No 60 New Cemetery; Pachmari Cemetery; Palampur Churchyard: Poona (St Sepulchre’s) Cemetery; Purandhar Cemetery; Ratlan (BB&CI Railway) European Cemetery; Sabathu Cemetery; Sanjauli Cemetery, Simla; Simla Old Cemetery; Solon Cemetery.

Malvern News 4/11/16
Commonwealth War Graves Commission

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