Lieutenant George F Peters

{ Pete }

11 Jan 1921 - 06 Jun 1944

George Frederick Peters was the son of George Thomas and Dorothy Mary Peters, of Guildford, Surrey; husband of Kathleen Elsie Peters. He was granted a commission and volunteered for airborne forces.

Lieutenant Peters successfully completed a parachute course at RAF Ringway on course number 1 advanced, from 3 to 15 November 1941 and was posted to Mortar Platoon, 9th Battalion, The Parachute Regiment and took part in operation Overlord (Normandy).

Lt Peters was killed in action on 6 June 1944, age 23, and was given a field burial at Gonneville-sur-Merville and was re-interred to Ranville War Cemetery, Calvados, France, on 16 July 1945.

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