Malvern College Second World War Casualty

Capt. Peter Thomas Gidley Withycombe

House and time at Malvern: 3, 1930 - 1935.

Regiment: R.A..
Died: 14 July 1943 aged 26 in Sicily. Killed on active service.
Battle: Allied invasion of Sicily: July–August 1943. Cemetery: Catania War Cemetery, Sicily I. A. 19.

Son of Robert Withycombe, O.B.E., and Gladys Withycombe, of Darjani, Dunster, Somerset.
Mod. Lan. VI. School Prefect. Head of House.
Pembroke College, Cambridge (3rd Cl. Med. and Mod. Lan. Trip.) M.A.
124 Field Regt. Royal Artillery
Mentioned in Despatches

'Fought at Sidi Barani and Karen; was wounded; rejoined and fought from El Alamein onwards till he was killed in Sicily in July.' (Malvernian, Dec 1943)

He was killed in an explosion on a recce near Carlentini.
Unit war diary: WO 169/9515