Malvern College Second World War Casualty

Capt. Donald Lever

House and time at Malvern: 7, 1934 - 1938.

Regiment: R.A..
Died: 30 October 1944 aged 23 in Holland. Killed in action.
Cemetery: Uden War Cemetery 3. F. 2.

Son of Melling and Beatrice Lever, of Penrhyn Bay, Llandudno, Caernarvonshire, and Copleydene, Ebberston Rd., Colwyn Bay.
116 Lt. A.A. Regt. Royal Artillery
Mentioned in Despatches

'He had been detailed to give close support to an Infantry Battalion engaged in clearing the town of Hertogenbosh, and after three days of very successful fighting he was killed by machine-gun fire. His Colonel writes: "A more gallant death could not be imagined . . . And his work in those last few days was outstandingly brilliant."
Killed on Oct. 30th, 1944, while commanding a troop of Light A.A. Battery in Holland.' (Malvernian, Mar 1945)

Unit war diary: WO 171/1133