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Pery-Knox-Gore, Edmond Arthur (1922-1943)

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: Edmond Arthur Pery-Knox-Gore (1922-1943), born 4 August 1922, son of Brigadier Arthur Francis Gore Pery-Knox-Gore, CB, DSO, and Evangeline Pery-Knox-Gore (née Hughes) of Westminster, London (later of Heathfield, Brixham, South Devon).


Names of siblings:

Diana Frances Pery-Knox-Gore (1914-1995).

Mary Agnes Pery-Knox-Gore (1923-2013).


Attended Hordle House preparatory school, Milford-on-Sea.


Attended Sherborne School (Westcott House) September 1936-July 1940; 5th form (Army Class); Lance Corporal in OTC.


WW2, Flying Officer (Pilot), 427 (RCAF) Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Killed in action at Munich on 7 September 1943, aged 21.


Commemorated at:

St Desir War Cemetery, Calvados, France, VII. B. 2. Inscription on his headstone: ‘UNTIL THE DAY BREAK, AND THE SHADOWS FLEE AWAY’


Sherborne School: War Memorial Staircase; Book of Remembrance.


Obituary in 'The Shirburnian', December 1944: 'Pilot-Officer E.A. Pery-Knox-Gore lost his life during a bombing raid on Munich on the night of 6th December 1943, his aircraft being shot down on the return journey. Some of his crew escaped with their lives and it was thought for some months that he, perhaps, was one of them. He had done his training in Canada and had earned a very good report. He was at Sherborne from 1936 to 1940.'


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