PEYTON, Thomas Grenville Pitt
Kings Royal Rifle Corps
Saturday, March 28, 1942
Killed in action or died of wounds
Roll of Honour:
Lieutenant Thomas Peyton, 6 troop, died during the raid at St Nazaire. He was section officer of the commando contingent on ML192.
Tom Peyton attended Eton College from 1934 - 1939. He volunteered for No.5 Ind. Coy. and subsequently No.2 Commando. On 28th March 1942 Tom was a Lieutenant in 6 Troop of 2 Cdo. and went with them as section leader of an assault party under Capt. Micky Burn MC on board no.1 boat ML 192. Their task was to assault the old entrance however their boat was hit by a large shell causing an explosion. All but 5 of the Commandos including Tom, aged just 20, were lost. This photo was kindly provided by Eton College where Tom is remembered on their Roll of Honour for WW2.
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