Malvern College Second World War Casualty

Lieut. Antony Gerahty

House and time at Malvern: 7, 1939 - 1939.

Regiment: Irish Guards.
Died: 21 April 1945 aged 19 in Germany. Killed in action.
Battle: Western Allied invasion of Germany: March May 1945. Cemetery: Becklingen War Cemetery 4. A. 6.

Son of the Hon. Sir Charles Cyril Gerahty, Kt., K.C., and of Lady Gerahty (nee Murray), of Westminster, London, and of Supreme Court, Trinidad.
3rd Bn. Irish Guards
'21st April 1945.
A strong counter-attack, which was subsequently proved to have been made by the 2 Battalions of 104 Panzer Grenadier Regiment was launched, supported by artillery, mortars and self-propelled guns, on to the area Elsdorf-Wistedt shortly after first light. The situation was serious for a time, as a Platoon and a Troop occupying Wistedt were surrounded and cut off from the main body. Only one tank with the Tank's Commander and the Platoon commander with 4 men managed to get back to the company area.'
Unit war diary: WO 171/5148