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Vale Veteran Peter Digby - SAMVOZA Gauteng

Captain Peter Digby - Transvaal Scottish Regiment

1945 to 2021

Cliff Everton

Peter was born in November, 1945 and passed away on the 8th October, 2021.

Dear Fellow Association Members,
It is with extreme sadness that we confirm the passing of (Capt.) Peter Digby onto higher service.

On behalf of the Chairman, Executive committee and Members of the Transvaal Scottish Regimental Association, I wish to extend our sincere condolences to his family on this sad and no doubt difficult time.

With fond memories.

Michael King

Peter Kenelae Atherton Digby was born to Roland and Olwen (nee Gibbon) Digby.

He attended King Edward VII School and matriculated in 1963. He played the snare drum in the Pipe Band during his time at KES.

He qualified as a teacher (English and History) and, subsequent to his appointment at Pretoria Boys’ High School, he started the Pipe Band in 1971 and took on the duty of the cadet detachment.

He was also responsible for the production of the school’s annual magazine, The Pretorian, while he was there.

Peter re-established the museum at KES in 2012 after it had been neglected for years.

He kept company with highly placed personnel of the SADF and was on first name terms with President Cyril Ramaphosa who has an extensive collection of books, some of which he purchased through Peter.

Everything he did, he did with 100% commitment.

Dave Jeffrey

Peter was born on 15th November 1945.
Peter passed away at the Le Vern care home on Friday, 8th October 2021.
He was a member of the Transvaal Scottish for many years.
He was responsible for establishing the Regimental Museum.
He was a house master at Pretoria Boys High for many years.
He ran the book department for Stephan Weltz successfully for a number of years.
He wrote many articles on Military Medals.
He was chairman of the Military Medal Society.
He was chairman of the Military badge collector’s society.
His book Pyramids and Poppies stands proud as monument to the SA Infantry Brigade, In Libya, France and Flanders 1915-1919.
by Michael Kaplan

The Funeral will be on Friday, 15th October 2021.
The memorial service details have been confirmed as follows:
Venue: Doves, Randburg, 147 Malibongwe Drive
Time: 13:00pm

Deceased Member
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