At the time of his injuries Peter was a 20 year old student at Durham University in his third and final year, studying Ancient, Medieval + Modern History.
Peter and his family (parents Anne and Philip, and younger brother Christopher) live in New Malden in Surrey. Peter won a scholarship to Rokeby School (a prep school in Kingston-upon-Thames) where, joined by Christopher, he was a hard-working, happy and sporty boy.
He took Common Entrance and passed to King's College School in Wimbledon with an Art Exhibition. He spent five busy years at KCS (Maclear House) where he was an active member of the King's community. Peter rowed throughout his time there and took part in National Schools events, the Henley Royal Regatta and represented Scotland at the 2005 Home International regatta. He was also captain of cross country and a member of the CCF (Army).
After taking the International Baccalaureate exams, Peter went to Durham University where he has been a much loved and valued member of St John's College. He was captain of St John's Boat Club 2006-7, has represented the university at cross country and the college at soccer and rugby. In all of this Peter has been supported by devoted family and friends at home and abroad.