Slee, John Nigel Egerton (1921-1944)

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    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: John Nigel Egerton Slee (1921-1944), born 11 May 1921, son of Percival John Slee and Madeleine Slee, of 59 Charlton Road, Weston-super-Mare, Somerset.

    Attended Etonhurst School, Weston-super-Mare, Somerset.

    Attended Sherborne School (School House) May 1935-July 1939; 6th form; House Prefect; Gym Squad (1938-39); Lance-Corporal in OTC; PT Instructor; member of Agriculturists cricket (1938-39).

    Failed for Sandhurst. Remount Depot?

    WW2, Second Lieutenant in the 2nd Royal Gloucestershire Hussars, Royal Armoured Corps, attached to 4th Queen’s Own Hussar, Royal Armoured Corps. Died of wounds in Italy on 6 September 1944, aged 23.

    Commemorated at:
    Gradara War Cemetery, Italy, I, E, 11. Inscription on headstone: ‘TIM, WITH ALL OUR LOVE AND GRATITUDE FOR ALL YOU GAVE US. BUD AND SAM.’ www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2078261/slee,-john-ni...

    Sherborne School: War Memorial Staircase; Book of Remembrance.

    Obituary, 'The Shirburnian', December 1944: 'John Slee died of wounds in September 1944. Notable always for his high spirits and cheerfulness, he had, in a marked degree the gift of inspiring the affection and regard of others, a trait particularly valuable during his last year, when as a member of a more than average strong team of prefects he played his part with a very happy genial touch, for which many had reason to be grateful. His life was spent as he would have chosen himself, for he was always an Army candidate. Had it been longer he would have gone far in his profession. Such can ill be spared.'

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