Details

Title
Forename Peter George
Surname Baguley
Rank Aircraftman 1st Class
Regiment RAFVR
Age 25
Death Died in Palembang Camp, Sumatra
Place of Death Far East > Sumatra
Date of Death 17/08/1945
Year of Entry 1934
Social E
School Notes
Comments
Commonwealth War Graves Commission Link http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=2170439
Unit
Prefect House Prefect
Military Decorations
Sport Rowing
Album Number 21
Battle
Previous Regiment
Burial or Cemetery Indonesia > Jakarta
Citations
Archives Correspondence file in OR files in Radley Archives
Post School Worcester College, Oxford
Prep School Falconbury
Prisoner of War captured in Singapore 1942
Radlein Obituary October 18 1942. Recorded as missing
November 21 1943. Recorded as prisoner of war
November 25 1945. Now known to have died as a prisoner of war in Palembang Camp, Sumatra, Peter George Baguley, Acm., RA.F.V.R. (Hope's. E. 1934-38). At Radley Peter Baguley was one of those boys who always gave of his best to the community to which he belonged. He was a useful member of the Social, being a House Prefect, and at one time for a period acting as Head of the Social when he entirely rose to the occasion and proved himself most conscientious and thorough. He was also a very fair performer on the river. He went up to Worcester College, Oxford, and when there joined the University Air Squadron. So, on the outbreak of war he entered the R.A.F.V.R and was one of those captured near Singapore in February 1942. It was only quite recently that it was learnt that he had died as a prisoner of war in Palembang Camp, Sumatra.
A simple soul, with an old-world courtesy, it is difficult to imagine one further removed in spirit from the bitterness and hatred of war.
Service Number 754309
Place of Birth