Malvern College Second World War Casualty

Capt. Patrick Thomas Hamp M.C.

House and time at Malvern: 6, 1928 - 1934.

Regiment: R.A..
Died: 19 January 1943 aged 27 in Singapore. Died as prisoner of war in Japanese hands.
Battle: Japanese occupation of Singapore: February 1942. Cemetery: Kranji War Cemetery Coll. grave 26. D. 9 to 26.E. 20.

Son of Robin Percy and Margaret E. Hamp, of Forest Row, Sussex, and 19 Russell Rd, W14. Solicitor.
Hist VI. Burke Military Prize. School Prefect. Head of House. Cadet Officer. Cricket XI. Boxing Colours '33, '34 (Capt.). Ledbury Cap.
3 H.A.A. Regt. Royal Artillery
Previously reported P.O.W., Malaya, now reported died.

'On two separate occasions, at BATU PAHAT (in Malaysia) on 15 Jan 1942 and at AYER HITAM from 6 - 21 Jan, this officer displayed outstanding leadership in keeping his four gun section in action under heavy bombing and machine gun attacks by hostile aircraft. Later his section on its final position at ANSON ROAD sustained repeated heavy and accurate bombing attacks, which caused casualties to both men and equipment. Lt. Hamp kept his guns in action and firing accurately up to the last moment,
The high morale of this section was due in very large measure to the example of courage and steadiness under fire shown by this officer.'
MC Citation WO-373_47_185