Malvern College Second World War Casualty

Lieut. George Richard Stokes-Roberts M.C.

House and time at Malvern: 7, 1936 - 1941.

Regiment: Grenadier Guards.
Died: 22 January 1944 aged 21 in Italy. Killed in action.
Battle: Battle of Monte Cassino: January–May 1944. Cemetery: Minturno War Cemetery IV, J, 22.

Son of Arthur Edward and Evelyn Winifred Stokes-Roberts, of Red Walls, Stratford-on-Avon.
Serv. V. House Prefect.
6th Bn. Grenadier Guards

'During the advance to Battipaglia on 10 Sept 43 this officer’s company was ordered to attack an enemy position. He led his platoon with outstanding dash and leadership and successfully captured his objective destroying a A.Tk gun and capturing PWs. Three half tracked armd vehicles then appeared which he engaged with small arms fire and forced to retire. The position has not been finally reorganised when the enemy attacked with tanks. Again this officer showed complete disregard for his own personal safety moving about in the open organising the withdrawal of his pl which was accomplished in good order to a position already assigned to him. During the whole action he showed leadership of the highest order and exceptional devotion to duty.'
MC Citation WO-373_4_238

He was killed by a Mortar Bomb near Trimonsuoli.
Unit war diary: WO 170/1351