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Carey, Peter Denzil O'Donoghue (1923-1943)

Sherborne School, UK, Book of Remembrance for former pupils who died in the Second World War, 1939-1945.


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Credit: Sherborne School Archives, Abbey Road, Sherborne, Dorset, UK, DT9 3AP.


Details: Peter Denzil O'Donoghue Carey (1923-1943), born 24 May 1923, son of Major Rupert O'Donoghue Carey (Old Shirburnian), Duke of Wellington's Regiment, of Green Shutters, Ripponden, Yorkshire.


Attended Sherborne Preparatory School.


Attended Sherborne School (Abbey House) September 1937-July 1940; 6th form.


WW2, Pilot Officer, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve (RAFVR). On 29 January 1943 Vickers Wellington IC HF858. 20 OTU B Flight took off from RAF Lossiemouth for a night cross country carrying 8 flash bombs and 2 each of flame floats, photo flashes, reconnaissance flares, sea markers and smoke floats. The plane is believed to have ditched at about 21:45 in the Moray Firth. Subsequently, an empty dinghy was found.


Commemorated at:

Runnymede Memorial, Panel 131,-peter-...


Sherborne School: War Memorial Staircase; Book of Remembrance; Abbey House roll of honour.


Obituary, 'The Shirburnian', December 1944: 'Peter Carey, during his three years at the School, made many friends and leaves with them the memory of a fine brain, a quiet determination, and a character in which there was nothing petty or selfish. He had a sensitive nature and his consideration for other people endeared him to many. The son of an Old Shirburnian, he left young, and was killed while serving as a Pilot Officer, early in 1943.'

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