PETERS, Richard James McGregor
Unit / Base:
'Special Boat Section'
Kings Royal Rifle Corps, 7th(1st Bn Queen Victoria's Rifles)
Honours & Awards:
Thursday, February 8, 1945
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lieutenant Richard Peters, 2 Special Boat Section, died  whilst leading a small reconnaissance operation to gather intelligence from villagers on the strength and disposition of Japanese forces on the other side of a bridge across the River Irrawaddy in the area of Pakkoku-Pagan. He was accompanied by 2 Corporals and an Interpreter.
Unfortunately the inhabitants of one of the huts were armed Japanese inspired Fifth Columnists and in the ensuing firefight Lt Peters was killed .
He joined 2 SBS from Commando Depot on the 23rd July 1942 and served with 'B' Group S.A.C.S.E.A. .
Lt. Peters was twice Mentioned in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Burma .
 Official reports and letters to his family in CVA Gallery [view ....].
 2 SBS Timeline memorandum (read below).
 London Gazettes Publication date: 25 Sept 1945; Supplement: 37284; Page: 4785.
 London Gazettes Publication date: 7 May 1946; Supplement: 37558; Page: 2215.
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