Hamilton Adye Louis Vetch

Biography of Hamilton Adye Louis Vetch

Captain Hamilton Adye Louis Vetch (1920-1944) of the Royal Engineers matriculated to study at the University in 1939.

Born in Devon, Vetch was educated at Chipping Camden Grammar School and Cheltenham College before matriculating to study Engineering at the University in 1939. He enlisted in the Grenadier Guards in 1940 and was subsequently awarded a commission in the Royal Engineers. He saw service in North Africa with the Armoured Division of the Corps, winning the Military Cross, and was involved in clearing beachheads after the landings in Sicily and Salerno. He continued with his unit to Monte Cassino, Rome and the River Po, and was reported missing in action near the River Merano on 5 September 1944.

Vetch's name is inscribed on the Cassino Memorial, the Cheltenham War Memorial and in the Church of St Philip and St James in Cheltenham.


Hamilton Adye Louis Vetch
Born 1920, Totnes, England.
Died 5 September 1944.
University Link: Student
GU Degree: Science and Engineering, 1939-40;
Honours: MC
Father's Details: Hamilton Vetch; Manufacturer
War Service: Captain, Royal Engineers
Grave / Memorial: Cassino Memorial, Italy
View Commonwealth War Graves Commission record
Record last updated: 12th Dec 2012

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