Private Peter Wotton

04 Jan 1945

Peter Wotton, son of Thomas and Elsie Wotton, of Southampton, enlisted into The General Service Coprs transferred to The Devonshire Regiment and volunteered for airborne forces.

Private Wotton successfully completed parachute training at RAF Ringway on course number 136 from 1 to 17 October 1944. His course report stated ‘good parachutist, confident and enthusiastic, good discipline’. He was posted to 13th (Lancashire) Parachute Battalion.

He took part in the 6th Airborne Division response to the German counter-offensive in the Ardennes, during Winter 1944-5.

Pte Wotton was killed in action on 4 January 1945, aged 19, and was buried in Bure, Tellin, (Belgium) temporary burial ground. He was later reinterred in Hotton War Cemetery on 21 May 1947.

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