Malvern College Second World War Casualty

Major John Rew

House and time at Malvern: 3, 1927 - 1932.

Regiment: 16/5 Lancers.
Died: 04 March 1943 aged 29 in Tunisia. Killed in action.
Battle: Tunisia Campaign: November 1942 May 1943. Cemetery: Medjez-El-Bab War Cemetery 12. H. 5.

Son of John (O.M.)and Gladys Rew, Whitchurch, Aylesbury, Bucks.
Army V. House Prefect. Boxing Colours. Ledbury Cap.
Husband of Felicity Mary Rew, of Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire.
"B" Sqn. 16th/5th Lancers Royal Armoured Corps
Cdg. "A" Sqdn. North Irish Horse Royal Armoured Corps
Mentioned in Despatches

'4 Mar 1943. 15:00 - Major J Rew O.C. 'B' Sqn, killed instantaneously by enemy mortar fire at Beja.'
Unit war diary: WO 175/294