Wednesday, July 27, 2022

1944 Snapshot of Gardner Peatfield in Uniform; Ipswich, Massachusetts Native; Headed Overseas for Duty in Tanks

January 1944 snapshot of Gardner Peatfield, "Went overseas soon after. In the tanks".
Gardner Peatfield (1925-1999) was an Ipswich, Massachusetts, native, who served in World War II from 1943 to 1945. After the war he worked as a lineman for Ipswich Municipal Water and Light.

He was the son of Lawrence Benjamin Peatfield and Stella Sophia (Bampton) Peatfield. Lawrence was electrocuted on the job when Gardner was under the age of two. Gardner's mother must have been worried when her son decided to follow in his father's footsteps.

In 1957 Gardner married Eleanor May Stone, also an Ipswich native.

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  1. This is my Dad. I don't think I ever recall seeing this particular picture of him. I do believe the writing on the back is his mother's Stella Peatfield. Thank you for posting Pam

    1. Wonderful!, and thanks for noting his mother's handwriting - she must have been worried when she wrote it, but all turned out okay.

  2. Gardner is my first cousin once removed. His father Lawrence was brother to my grandfather Elliott. Both Lawrence and Elliott died young, but I got to meet Lawrence's grandson and a granddaughter of a sister of Lawrence and Elliott.