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Peter Woods (1922 - 1944)

The son of a career Army office who had been one of the early pioneers in the use of the Tank, Peter   served in Italy with the 4th Queen’s Own Hussars, part of the Royal Armoured Corps.  He was killed near the town of Coriano during the Allied attempts to breach the German defences forming part of the Gothic Line.

  • 87
  • Died in the Second World War
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Name Peter Henry Woods
Service: British Army
Unit: Royal Armoured Corps, attached to the 4th Queen’s Own Hussars
Service Number: 243553
Rank: Lieutenant
Date of Death: 11th September 1944
Age: 22
Commemorated: Panel 1, Cassino Memorial, Cassino, Italy


This page is under construction

In order to try and tell the story of Peter’s life as fully as possible, a request has been submitted to the Ministry of Defence for a copy of his Service Record. 

Due to the exceptionally high volume of requests that the Ministry are currently receiving, it looks as if it will be the end of this year (or later) before a copy of the document is released.

It is hoped to include Peter’s story here, at some point during 2025.  In the meantime, if you would like further information about Peter’s life then please feel free to get in touch.


Mark Ashmore

February 2024

  • 87
  • Died in the Second World War
  • 51.97033, 1.01697

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