Peter George Campion was born in the summer of 1916 to George and Lily Campion (nee Moore) of West Ealing, Middlesex, where his father was a tailor.
Peter attended Lord Williams’s Grammar School, in Thame as a boarder, leaving in 1933, and returning to live with his parents at Raymond Avenue, Ealing.
At the start of world war 2, Peter enlisted in the Royal Corps of Signals (2576817) and was posted to the Signals Troops with the XIII Corps in North Africa. He took part in the retreat from Benghazi after the German offensive in April 1941, and was in Tobruk during the siege which culminated in Operation Crusader to relieve the garrison in November 1941.
Signalman Peter George Campion was killed on the 23rd November, age 25 and left £521 in his will.
He is buried in the Tobruk War Cemetery, in Libya. He is remembered in Thame on the Lord Williams’s School Honour Board.