ALLIX, Peter Loraine

No.85596, 2nd Lieutenant, Peter Loraine ALLIX
Aged 21

3 Company, 1st Battalion, Coldstream Guards
Killed in Action on Thursday, 30th May 1940

Peter Loraine Allix was born on 10th February 1919,(Windsor Q1-1919 2C:634) son of Charles Israel Loraine and Hilda ALLIX (née STRUTT). He was resident in Eastbourne

He had three sisters, Mary Diane [1911], Pamela R [1913] and Aurea E [1917]. It was his grandfather, Charles Peter ALLIX who paid for the stained glass memorial windows in St Mary's Church. It is recorded that a nephew of Charles Peter Allix was one of the fallen but so far he has not been identified.

Peter was educated at Eton and Royal Military College, Sandhurst. His fther, Charles Israel Loraine Allix (1872-1960) lived at Compton Lodge in Eastbourne between the wars but after the Second World War returned to Swaffham Prior House and made it his home. Peter, being his only son, the estate passed to Peter's eldest daughter, Mary Diana, who married the owner of the adjacent Newton Manor estate. Their son, Henry Charles Hurrell (b. 1950), sold Swaffham Prior House and the park in 1982 to Sir Michael Marshall, son of the aircraft engineer, Sir Arthur Marshall, but retained most of the land, which continues to be farmed with the Hurrell's Newton Manor estate. The house and estate had been requisitioned by the Army during WW2.

For the 1939 register his widower father [1-12-1872], a land agent, was at Compton Lodge, Compton Place Road, Eastbourne with Peter's sister Mary D [18-9-1911] (later Hurrell) There are 3 closed records. His mother had died in 1923.

The battalion were in Furnes, fighting a rear guard action during the retreat to Dunkirk

His plaque in St Mary's church, Swaffham Prior

photo; Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Peter Allix is buried in Veurne Communal Cemetery Extension, grave F:3
and commemorated in Swaffham Prior church and on his parents grave at Swaffham Prior.

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