World War 2
Details regarding Pte Peachey's death taken from the Battalion War Diary, 5 Jan 1944
"0730 Capt Wirepa rings up CO and reports the details of the enemy sneak raid. Coy Casualties, 1 killed, 2 wounded and one enemy killed. 0750 Capt Wirepa confirms his previous statement. It appears that the enemy patrol of about 12 men sneaked in wearing white cloaks onto one section post in a house did some damage and then got away leaving behind 1 killed. The patrol was dispersed by combined fire of the SP Tks and the other sections fire. Own casualties 1 killed (Pte Peachey PW) and 2 wounded. Enemy 1 killed and identified as from 755 Bn 334 Regt."