WILSON, Peter Maziere Mercer

Rank: 
Lieutenant
Unit/Base: 
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Artillery
Service: 
Army
Service numbers: 
118467
Died : 
Tuesday, June 6, 1944
Killed in action or died of wounds
Age: 
23
Operations: 
Lieutenant Peter Wilson died during operations at Normandy on DDay [1]The grave where he was first buried is shown in a film taken at Pegasus Bridge on the 28th July 1944 and now on the IWM website [view film][2].
 
He is buried alongside 2 other Commandos and an Airborne Soldier [3].  
  • Guardsman Leslie Campbell, No 3 Commando [more....].
  • Fusilier Arthur Charity No 6 Commando [more....].
  • Lance Corporal Fred Greenhalgh, 2nd Airborne Ox and Bucks LI [more....]​.
His brother Midshipman Stephen Richard Mercer Wilson died when H.M.S. Royal Oak was torpedoed in Scapa Flow on 14 October 1939 [more....] [4][4a].
 
Sources
[1] CWGC.
[2] IWM Film Catalogue number ACB 86 © IWM.
[3] CWGC Grave Concentration Report.
[4] CWGC.
[4a] Report about both brothers in the Cheltenham Chronicle - Saturday 05 August 1944.
 
Primary Roll of Honour: 
Photo of grave in Gallery: 
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