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Peter Derek Willeringhaus

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    Peter Derek Willeringhaus, Mentioned in dispatches for gallantry under enemy action, was a 16 year old member of the Home Guard, In October, 1940, Willeringhaus was carrying an important dispatch between the HQ’s of two Home Guard units during an air raid, when a bomb fell about 10 yards from his motor-cycle, lifting machine and rider into the air. Despite wounds to the head, legs and hands, the young dispatch-rider delivered his message on foot before going to a first-aid post to have his wounds seen to.

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