My Grandfather Arthur Peake was born in April 1891. He joined the 1st Battalion Kings Own Royal Lancaster Regiment on 7/1/1915 and served in France from 14/4/1915 until 9/9/1915. He was posted home due to ill health. (suffered from gas in the trenches) He was then posted to the 3rd Service Battalion KORL. Sometime after that he was posted to the Northumberland Fusiliers service battalion. In August 1918 he joined the Royal Air Force and was selected for Officer Training and was promoted to 2nd Lieutenant. The war was almost over and he was transferred back to the Norhumberland Fusiliers and later demobbed. Part of his WW1 service record survived as it was with his WW11 record. In July 1940 aged 49 he joined the Royal Artillery and received an emergency commission as a 2nd Lieutenant. He was attached to various AA "Z" Regiments of the Home Guard. (Exeter Saltash and Bristol) There is a notation against one posting that he was Admin Officer. He received various promotions the last being Temporary Major 25/8/1944 He was discharged as medically unfit 9/5/1945.