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|Posted: Mon May 09, 2011 6:17 am Post subject: Rosslyn (St. Matthew) Chapelyard
|Name: ST. CLAIR-ERSKINE, The Hon. PETER GEORGE ALEX.
Initials: P G A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Pilot Officer (Pilot)
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force
Unit Text: 111 Sqdn.
Date of Death: 08/09/1939
Additional information: Son of Anthony Hugh Francis Harry St. Clair-Erskine, 6th Earl of Rosslyn, and of the Countess Rosslyn (nee Chisholm), of St. John's Wood, London.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Cemetery: ROSSLYN (ST. MATTHEW) CHAPELYARD
Photos kindly supplied by Gerry Farrell
Commemorated on a stained glass window in Rosslyn Chapel, see:
"The window was dedicated to Pilot Officer Peter St Clair Erskine, who died on active service 1939, and to his stepfather, Wing Commander Sir John Milbanke, who died in 1947 from injuries also received during World War II. Designed by William Wilson. Theme is an airman standing on White Cliffs of Dover, with the St Clair and Milbanke family mottos -'Fight' and 'Resolute and Firm' respectively - and the patron saints of Scotland and England, St Andrew and St George."