PWSTH Padre 1920 - 1923
Edward Joseph Hunwicks Peach was born on the 9th July 1860 at the Half Moon Inn in Harwich, Essex, his father Edward Thomas Peach an engineer on HMS Simoon and mother Elizabeth Peach residing at the Half Moon Inn.
In 1888 EJH Peach was the Congregational Minister in Nailsworth and then at Wimbourne from 1897.
The Rev. Peach became Chaplain to the Prince of Wales Sea
Training Hostel Limehouse in 1920 until his death
The PWSTS commissioned a Quarter Deck Bell in his honour. This bell was used throughout the history of the PWSTS, Ingham until the closure of the PWSTS at Dover in 1975. However, sometime in 1975 the bell was lost and to date all attempts to locate its whereabouts have met with negative results. It is suspected that it may have been illegally smelted near Limehouse when artefacts and stores were returned to London on closure.
Rev. and Mrs Peach circa 1902
Information courtesy of
Mr David Barlow. Mr Barlow has further information
regarding Rev Peach and the Peach/Hunwicks family history and would
appreciate contact from anyone who may assist in further research.