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 from 1922. Leaving in 1933 and returning to live with his parents at 24 Raymond Avenue, Ealing, Middx.
At the start of World War 2, Peter enlisted with the Royal Corps of Signals and was posted to the Signals Troops was stationed with the XIII Corps in North Africa. He was there from January 1940 and took part in the retreat from Benghazi after the German offensive in April 1941.
He was in Tobruk during the siege which culminated in Operation Crusader in a failed attempt to relieve the garrison. This was from 18 November to 31 December 1941. It was during this operation that
Signalman Peter George Campion was killed on the 23rd November. He was age 25 and left £521 in his will.
2576817 Signalman Peter George Campion, Royal Corps of Signals is buried in the Tobruk War Cemetery, Libya. He is remembered in Thame on the Lord Williams’s school memorial board and is recorded on Ealing war memorial.
The Thame Remembers Cross was delivered to Tobruk War Cemetery, Tobruk, Libya on 19th February 2018 by David Bretherton (Thame Remembers)