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 Peter Rudyard Aitken

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Peter Rudyard Aitken

Birth
Belgravia, City of Westminster, Greater London, England
Death
4 Aug 1947 (aged 35)
Stockholm, Stockholms kommun, Stockholms län, Sweden
Burial
Mickleham, Mole Valley District, Surrey, England
Memorial ID
11317151 View Source

Racing driver. Captain the Honourable Peter Rudyard Aitken was born in Belgravia, London, the second son of Government Minister and newspaper tycoon Lord Beaverbrook. He raced a Maserati 6CM during 1937 and 1938 and in August 1938 bought an ERA-B which he raced in South Africa the following year. During WW2 he gained a commission in the Royal Fusiliers and was wounded. In 1947 during a sailing holiday with friends to Denmark and Sweden, he fell over board. Later at a Stockholm hotel, he complained of chest pains and died.

Racing driver. Captain the Honourable Peter Rudyard Aitken was born in Belgravia, London, the second son of Government Minister and newspaper tycoon Lord Beaverbrook. He raced a Maserati 6CM during 1937 and 1938 and in August 1938 bought an ERA-B which he raced in South Africa the following year. During WW2 he gained a commission in the Royal Fusiliers and was wounded. In 1947 during a sailing holiday with friends to Denmark and Sweden, he fell over board. Later at a Stockholm hotel, he complained of chest pains and died.

Bio by: Paul Narramore


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PETER RUDYARD AITKEN
Younger son of Baron Beaverbrook and
beloved father of Caroline, Timothy and Peter.
Died August 4th. 1947 aged 35 years.
In loving memory.

AITKEN
MARIE PATRICIA (MAGUIRE)
Widow of Peter. Mother of Timothy and Peter,
Mary and Edward. In loving memory.


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