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Tyson, Peter William (1921-1944)

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 William Tyson (1921-1944), born 21 February 1921, son of William Tyson and Kitty Tyson, of Nairobi and later of East Finchley, Middlesex.


Attended St Wulfram's School, Bournemouth.


Attended Sherborne School (School House) January 1935-December 1937.


WW2, Lieutenant in the Royal Hampshire Regiment, attached to the 6th Bn., South Wales Borderers. Killed in action in Burma on 12 November 1944, aged 23.


Commemorated at:

Rangoon Memorial, Myanmar, Face 14,-peter-...


Sherborne School: War Memorial Staircase; Book of Remembrance.


Obituary, 'The Shirburnian', July 1945: 'Lieutenant Peter William Tyson, Hampshire Regiment (a,'35-'37). Peter Tyson was at Sherborne for too short a time to become really prominent: indeed he left even before the School Certificate was safely in his pocket. But no one who did know him will easily forget his infectious laugh, his whimsical attitude to life and withal his deep and sincere sense of religion. He had not an ill-wisher in the place. Leaving very young, he spent some time in business before joining the Army. One sole visit to his school in the early years of the war sufficed to confirm that in greater maturity he had lost none of his likeable and attractive qualities. Shortly afterwards he was posted to the Far East and killed in Burma during the autumn campaign of 1944.'

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