Captain Peter R M Barron

06 Aug 1922 - 26 Sep 1944

Peter Roderick MacGregor Barron was the son of John and Helen Barron, of Morecambe. He was granted a commission and volunteered for Airborne forces.

Captain Barron successfully completed glider training and was posted to HQ Troop, 2 Airlanding Anti-Tank Battery, Royal Artillery, and took part in Operation Market Garden (Arnhem).

Capt Barron was killed in action on 26 September 1944, aged 22. He was last seen during the withdrawal on the north bank of the river Rhine and although wounded he ordered his men to get some cover against the heavy enemy fire at that time. He went forward to find out in what order the units were to be embarked, and subsequently disappeared without a trace (Roll of Honour, 5th revised edition, 2011). He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Groesbeek Memorial to the missing.

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Capt Peter R M Barron. Photo provided by Katharine Sharman

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