PETER WILFRED CHARLES WILSON

Name registered at birth – Wilfred Charles Wilson.

Born: 1919, Ipswich.

Died: 14th November 1942; age: 23.

Residence: Ipswich.

 

Rank: Gunner; Service Number: 956583.

Regiment: Royal Artillery, 67 Medium Regiment.

 

Memorial Reference:

Column 38.

Alamein Memorial,

El Alamein War Cemetery,

El Alamein,

Egypt.

 

Relatives Notified & Address: Son of John James Wilson & Lilian E. Wilson, of Ipswich.

 

Father: John James Wilson, born 1880, Ipswich. A Merchant Fruit Dealer.

Mother: Lilian Emma Wilson (nee Bates), born 1880, Walton On Naze, Essex.

 

Peter attended Ipswich School.

 

Peter is also remembered on the Ipswich School Chapel war memorial.

67th Medium Regiment, R.A. (T.A.)
HQ, 232nd (Suffolk) Bty: Ipswich
231st (Suffolk) Bty: Sudbury

67th Medium Regiment served under command of IV Corps Artillery in the autumn of 1940. It was sent to North Africa in October 1941 as part of the Crusader convoys. It served under 8th Army in the campaigns in the Western Desert from November 1941 until June 1942. It supported the South African attack on Bardia in December 1941. The regiment added (Suffolk) to its name on 17 February 1942. It was captured at Tobruk on 20 June 1942. Due to causalities the regiment was reduced to a cadre on 7 September 1942.

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