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Rivington, Peter Sherwood

Former Bristol Journalist: “ The Evening World” regrets to announce that Pilot Officer Peter Sherwood Rivington, aged 23, eldest son of the late Mr. Gordon S. Rivington, of 40 Lawrence-grove, Henleaze, has been killed in action while flying with the R.A.F.

Educated at Dover College and King’ s College, London he was for several months previous to the outbreak of war employed on the editorial staff of the Bristol “ Evening World”

At the outbreak of war he enlisted in the British Army and was transferred to the R.A.F. in February 1941.

He won both his British and American wings, and at the time of his death was flying with a Mustang fighter squadron. Bristol Evening World. 02.09.1942

Biographical

Surname(s)Rivington
First name(s)Peter Sherwood
Date of birth19 December 1919
Family detailsSon of Gordon Sangster Rivington and Kathleen Eggleston Rivington, of Henleaze, Bristol.
Previous educationDover College
CollegeKing's College London and/or King's College London Hospital
Dates at college1938-1939
Dept / courseJournalism
Military unitRAFVR 170 Squadron
Service number121369
War / conflictWorld War Two (1939-1945)
Date of death30/08/1942
Age at death22
Rank at deathPilot Officer (Pilot)
Burial placeBristol (Canford) Cemetery
Commemoration(s)King’ s College Chapel
SourcesKing’ s College London Archives, Commonwealth War Graves Commission

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