Son of Ita and Avraham Ben Zion. Born in 1926 to parents who immigrated to Israel from Bialystok in 1923 and settled in Tel Aviv. For many years his father was chairman of the Bakers Association and for a certain period was a member of the executive committee of the General Federation of Labor. Peretz first studied at Beit Chinuch, and then went on to study for two years in high school. He joined Hanoar Haoved and showed great interest in everything in Israel. He was particularly fond of music. In 1942, he enlisted in the British army and was assigned to a platoon of soldiers escorting arms trains between Palestine and Egypt. For this purpose, he changed his age on the birth certificate from 16 to 18. After a while he contracted typhoid fever and on the 12th of Kislev 5703 (21.11.1942) died of his illness at the Government Hospital in Jaffa. He was laid to rest in the cemetery of Nahalat Yitzhak, Tel Aviv. He left parents, two sisters and a brother.