​Officer William M. Peacock

Seekonk, MA Police


​son

Mr. William Allen Peacock

​Principal, Westerly, Rhode Island

As a member of HQ Company, William was assigned as a Bugler 

William's brother John Buchanan Peacock served in the US Army Motor Transportation Corps during WWI and was stationed at Fort Adams in Newport, Rhode Island

Pvt. William McKinlay Peacock

1899-1971

William McKinlay Peacock was born on the 15th of March 1899 in Milngavie, Stirlingshire, Scotland.  William left Glasgow, Scotland on the 26th day of September and arrived in New York harbor on the 11th of October 1900 aboard the SS Nebraska with his father John, mother Anna and brother John jr. 


Upon emigrating to the US, the Peacock family moved to Manchester, New Hamshire where Bill's two sisters Jessie and Elizabeth were born.  By 1910 the family had moved to Pawtucket, Rhode Island where William's father would remain for the rest of his life. 


William enlisted in the US Army on 17 December 1917 at Fort Greble, Rhode Island, and served at this location until he was transferred to the 50th Artillery.  During his service, William was attached to Headquarters Company for the duration of his enlistment.  


Upon his discharge on Feb 24th, 1919, William returned to Rhode Island where he lived with his parents until he met his wife Marion Van Deusen, who he married in 1925.  The couple then moved to Seekonk, Massachusetts where William worked as a Police Officer with the city department.  The couple had one child, William A. Peacock who was born in 1938.  


William passed on the 30th of September 1971in Seekonk, Massachusetts, and is buried at the Millbury Central Cemetery in Millbury, Massachusetts. 


This page is dedicated to his service in the Great War. 



50th Artillery - Coast Artillery Corps - Regimental History Website

William M. Peacock (circled) sitting with several of his friends from Pawtucket, Rhode Island