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Kay-Shuttleworth,
Richard Ughtred Paul
see: Shuttleworth,
2nd Baron (cr. 1902), of Gawthorpe
 
Keegan,
Michael
M. Keegan
Son of William and Sarah Keegan.
Husband of Bridget Mary Keegan, of New Ross.
10.04.1886
Rathdrum district, Co. Wicklow, Ireland
-
19.02.1944
[Rathgarogue Catholic Churchyard, Co. Wexford, Ireland]
A/Sgt.Maj. ?
2nd Lt. 23.04.1916
Capt. ?
A/Maj. ?
F/Lt. ? (retd 01.06.1926; granted permission to retain rank of Sq.Ldr.)
F/Lt. 01.09.1939, seniority 06.07.1938 [02199]
(T) Sq.Ldr. 01.12.1941

OBE (03.06.1919, Egypt), MM, MID (10.1914, 30.11.1916, 01.1919, 06.1919)

Gained aviator's certificate (No. 1071) taken on an Avro Biplane, Royal Flying Corps, Netheravon), 29.01.1915.
23.04.1916     commissioned, Royal Dublin Fusiliers (from Royal Flying Corps, and to be seconded for duty with RFC)
10.1916     Equipment Officer, 3rd class
26.03.1917     Equipment Officer, 2nd class (T/Lt.)
22.11.1917     Equipment Officer, 1st class (T/Capt.)
01.09.1918     Technical Branch (A/Maj.)
? - 01.12.1922 Boys' Wing, Cranwell
01.12.1922     School of Technical Training (Men) (Inland Training) (supernumerary)
05.05.1923     Mechanical Transport Workshops and Pool, Palestine
31.12.1925     RAF Depot (on transfer to Home Establishment)
01.09.1939     commissioned, RAFVR (Administrative and Special Duties Branch) (for special duties) [emergency commission]
Keel,
Poul Ulrik [Axel]
P.U. Keel
Son of managing director, engineer Hans Oluf Keel, and Hilma Olivia Mathilde Victoria Hansen.

23.02.1912
Copenhagen, Denmark
-
04.06.1944
Oxford, Oxfordshire
[Golders Green Crematorium, Middlesex, panel 2]
Sgt. ? [776090]
P/O (prob) 02.04.1941 [101474]
(WS) F/O 02.04.1942
(WS) F/Lt. 02.04.1943
      served Kenya Regiment (under personal number 1329)
02.04.1941     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
08.12.1941 - 16.08.1943 pilot, 45 Squadron RAF (North Africa)
? - 04.06.1944 instructor, 16 Operational Training Unit
[Aircraft Wellington BK470 failed to become properly airborne after start at 03:42 hrs from airfield Barford St John and crashed near Lovell's Farm. F/Lt. Keel was killed, two others were injured.]
Keil,
Hector
H. Keil
?
-
16.12.1942
[Malta Memorial, panel 2, column 2]
Sgt. ? [778247]
P/O (prob) 21.03.1942 [80279]
(WS) F/O 01.10.1942
Education: King Edward VII School, Johannesburg.
21.03.1942     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
? - ? 134 Squadron RAF
? - 16.12.1942 93 Squadron RAF (flew Spitfire Mk. VC)
Kennedy,
Patrick William
"Pat"
P.W. Kennedy (Photo courtesy of Pat Giri)
Son of William Henry and Mary Josephine Kennedy, of Salisbury, Southern Rhodesia.
19.04.1924
-
10.04.1945
(KIA) [age 20]
[Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery, 13.J.1]
Ldg.Acm. ? [710138]
P/O (prob) 05.06.1943 [160043]
(WS) F/O 05.12.1943
05.06.1943     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
?
-
10.04.1945
pilot, 44 (Rhodesia) Squadron RAF
[his Lancaster III [ND631 / KM-B] took off 18.31 hrs from Spilbsy to attack the Wahren railway yards; the plane was shot down over Leipzig, with only one crew member surviving; Kennedy had flown 29 sorties when he was killed]
Kenny,
William
W. Kenny (Photo courtesy of Mr Ron Aitken)
?
-
?
(A) P/O (prob) 18.07.1941 [102235]
(WS) F/O ?
? - 07.1941 No. 72 Course, Officers' School RAF
18.07.1941     commissioned, RAFVR (Equipment Branch) [emergency commission]
 
Kenworthy,
Robert Jay
R.J. Kenworthy (Photo courtesy of Sue Kenworthy) R.J. Kenworthy (Photo courtesy of Sue Kenworthy)
R.J. Kenworthy (Photo courtesy of Sue Kenworthy)

Son of Charles Henry Harold Kenworthy (1886-), and Edith Elizabeth Michell (1887-).
Married ((06?).1940, Godstone district, Surrey) Amy Irene "Rene" Hewitt (26.12.1915 - 07.02.2008); two sons, one daughter.
26.01.1911
Caterham, Godstone district, Surrey
-
20.01.1985
South East Hampshire
Acm. 2nd cl. 06.03.1929 (reld 04.02.1935)
06.09.1939
(A) P/O (prob) 12.04.1940 [78751]
P/O (prob) 01.06.1940
P/O 12.04.1941
(WS) F/O 01.06.1941 (reld 03.03.1947) (last day of service 08.05.1947) (Emgcy List; reld 26.01.1956; retaining rank of F/Lt.)
(A) F/Lt. 26.04.1943
(T) F/Lt. 01.01.1944
(A) Sq.Ldr. 26.11.1943-15.05.1944
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St - -
Air Crew Europe Star AirCrEur St - -
Defence Medal Def M - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
06.03.1929     enlisted as Aircrafthand - Wireless Operator (Training Depot Squadron)
03.07.1929     23 (Fighter) Squadron RAF
08.03.1930     Wireless School RAF (31.10.1930 Aircrafthand - General Duties)
1930?     School of Storekeeping RAF (17.11.1931 Aircrafthand - Storekeeper)
17.11.1931     Armament and Gunnery School RAF
04.02.1932     School of Storekeeping RAF (08.04.1932 Storekeeper)
19.04.1932     Station HQ RAF Kenley
01.06.1932     32 Squadron RAF (22.06-25.06.1932 attached RAF Hendon, 22.08-10.09.1932 attached RAF Kenley)
08.02.1933     posted to Iraq
09.03.1933     84 Squadron RAF (12-27.05.1933, 04.09-05.10.1933 & 28.04-05?.1934 admitted to General Hospital)
10.07.1934     Home Establishment RAF
20.07.1934     RAF Depot North East (20.07-31.08.1934 & 02-05.10.1934 admitted to Hospital Halton)
11.10.1934 - 04.02.1935 41 (Fighter) Squadron RAF (16.01-04.02.1935 admitted to Hospital Halton)
06.09.1939     enlisted as Aircrafthand - Aircrew (No. 1 Deport RAF (Uxbridge))
1939/40?     No. 5 Bombing and Gunnery School RAF
12.04.1940     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission] (RAF Station Loughborough)
06.05.1940     No. 9 Bombing and Gunnery School RAF
01.06.1940     248 Squadron RAF
13.01.1941     No. 10 (Signals) Recruits Centre RAF
25.03.1941     No. 1 Signals School RAF
14.07.1941     608 Squadron RAF (14.08-10.09.1941 attached Chentral Gunnery School)
25.02.1942     2 Operational Training Unit RAF
16.06.1942     transferred, RAFVR (Administrative and Special Duties Branch)
07.08.1942     HQ 17 Group RAF
09.08.1942     9 Operational Training Unit RAF
16.09.1943     No. 2 Personnel Despatch Centre RAF
22.09.1943     32 Operational Training Unit RAF
15.10.1943     31 Operational Training Unit RAF
30.05.1944     Personnel Holding Unit RAF
29.01.1945     132 Operational Training Unit RAF
18.02.1945     4 Operational Training Unit RAF
11.06.1945     RAF Alness
17.12.1946     RAF Kinloss
03.03.1947     No. 101 Personnel Despatch Centre RAF
Keyes,
Frank Stanley
F.S. Keyes
28.10.1906
-
02.12.1984
Sgt. ? [940607]
P/O (prob) 19.12.1943 [162798]
(WS) F/O 19.06.1944 (Emgcy List) (reld 10.02.1954; retaining rank of F/Lt.)
19.12.1943     commissioned, RAFVR (Equipment Branch) [emergency commission]
Khan,
Mohammad Ahmad
E.A. King

Son of Nawab Nasir Nawaz-ud-Dowlah Bahadur, and Fazlul Nisa Begum, of Nasir Manzil, Hyderabad-Deccan, India.
1918 ?
-
10.02.1943
(killed on active service) [age 24]
[Brookwood Cemetery, Surrey, Muhammadan Sec., Grave 205298]
Ldg.Acm. ? [1388448]
P/O (prob) 07.03.1942 [118097]
(WS) F/O (prob) 01.10.1942
MRCAeE.
07.03.1942     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
? - 10.02.1943 pilot, 141 Squadron RAF
[Killed, with two others, while flying Beaufighter IF, R2248.]
Kidley,
Alick Gordon
A.G. Kidley (Photo courtesy of Mr Ron Aitken)
23.06.1902
-
(03?).1982
P/O (prob) 18.07.1941 [101682]
(WS) F/O ?
? - 07.1941 No. 72 Course, Officers' School RAF
18.07.1941     commissioned, RAFVR (Administrative and Special Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
 
Kinchin,
Ernest William
"Ernie" / "Kinch"
E.W. Kinchin (Photo courtesy of Mr Jaap Vermeer)

Son of William Kinchin (1892-), and Emily Kate Middleton (1892-).
Married (20.06.1942, Kings Norton, Birmingham district, Warwickshire) Cecile Joyce "Joy" Foweraker ((06?).1921 - ), daughter of Cecil William Foweraker (1893-1958), and Gladys Nellie Evans (1897-1957). Joy Kinchin re-married (15.02.1947, Birmingham district, Warwickshire) Douglas W. Rooke.
23.03.1918
51 Stanhope Street, Birmingham St Martin’s district, Warwickshire
-
21.04.1944
(KIA) [age 26]
[Amersfoort (Oud Leusden) General Cemetery, the Netherlands, 13.9.183]
Ldg.Acm. ? [1163142]
P/O (prob) 18.01.1941, seniority 22.12.1940 [60132]
(WS) F/O 18.01.1942, seniority 22.12.1941
(A) F/Lt. (1942)
(WS) F/Lt. 18.01.1943, seniority 22.12.1942
(A) Sq.Ldr. 1943?
Mentioned in Despatches MID 11.06.1942 ?
18.01.1941     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
(01.1944) - 21.04.1944 pilot, 239 Squadron RAF (West Raynham, Norfolk)
21.01.1944     Patrol North Frisian Islands covering Magdeburg Raid.
15.02.1944     Serrate patrol covering Berlin raid. A brief Serrate was seen on homeward journey in Bremen area.
24.02.1944     Serrate patrol Schweinfurt area. Starboard oil pressure and oil temperature rising when getting near target area. Turned back without completing patrol.
03.03.1944     Serrate patrol Meulan [Paris area]. Uneventful patrol.
22.03.1944     Serrate patrol Frankfurt. Claimed one Me.110 destroyed.
20.04.1944 - 21.04.1944 His de Havilland Mosquito NF.Mk.II HJ644 had taken off at 22:00 hrs 20.04.1944 for a Serrate (radar supported) patrol of the Olligmes / Lens /Paris area (France), and crashed en route at Kruishaar, 4 km SE of Nijkerk (Gelderland), the Netherlands, killing both crew members Sq.Ldr. E.W. Kinchin, RAFVR & F/Lt. D. Sellors, RAF. The Squadron's Operations Record Book contained the following entry: "Up 2200 Down --. Aircraft failed to return. The only news received was picked up at 0220 hours by COLTIHALL, a very weak transmission “We are OK now” which was too faint to enable a fix to be made. Nothing further was heard."
King,
Arthur Frank
A.F. King

Son of Col. H. King.
Married (09.1944) Section Officer Mary Meacham Barnish, WAAF; three sons.
02.04.1907
Preston, Lancashire
-
20.03.1993
Cape Town, South Africa
Sgt. ? [1067023]
P/O (prob) 19.09.1941, seniority 28.07.1941 [105149]
(WS) F/O (prob) 01.10.1942, seniority 28.09.1942 (reld 12.12.1944; ill-health; retaining rank of F/Lt.)
(T) F/Lt. ?
Education: Hele's, Exeter, Devon.
19.09.1941     commissioned, RAFVR (Administrative and Special Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
      served Fighter Command
Emigrated to South Africa, 01.1947. Coy. Dir. Dir. Mechanised Methods Cape (Pty.) Ltd.
King,
Clifford John
R.P. King
Son of John William King (1882-), and Ada Frances Woollon (1888-1973).
Married ...; ... children (one son?).
11.11.1920
Hackney district, London
-
06.2000
North Dorset district, Dorset
Wt.Offr. ? [1390868]
P/O (prob) 01.03.1945 [195186]
(WS) F/O 04.09.1945
Distinguished Flying Cross DFC 20.07.1945 ?
1943     72 Squadron RAF (Magrun, Gardabia, Castel Benito, Kairouan Temmar)
1944 - 1945 109 Squadron RAF (Little Staughton) (DFC)
01.03.1945     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
1945 - 1946 162 Squadron RAF (Blackbushe)
King,
Edwin Albert
E.A. King

?
-
F/Sgt. ? [742546]
P/O (prob) 02.03.1942 [117785]
(WS) F/O 01.10.1942
(WS) F/Lt. 02.03.1944
02.03.1942


commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]



served with 602 Squadron RAF for only a few months, before he went onto night fighter duties
King,
Geoffrey Bernard Herbert
G.B.H. King (Photo courtesy of Mr Geoffrey King)

Son (with one brother) of Herbert James King, OBE (1887-1976), and Gertrude Carney (1891-1952), of Enfield, Middlesex.
18.08.1921
Edmonton district, Oxfordshire
-
22.11.1942
(KIA) [age 21]
[Abbeville Communal Cemetery Extension, plot 6, row J, grave 11]
Sgt. ? [1291372]
P/O (prob) 06.12.1941 [115277]
(WS) F/O (prob) 01.10.1942
05.10.1940     enlisted, No. 1 Recruit Centre RAF (Uxbridge, Middlesex)
11.01.1941 - 12.06.1941 6th Initial Training Wing RAF (Aberystwyth, Cardiganshire, Wales)
13.06.1941 - 16.06.1941 Primary Training Centre RAF, Toronto, Canada
17.06.1941 - 04.12.1941 No. 1 British Flying Training School RAF (Terrell, Texas, USA) (qualified as pilot 04.12.1941)
06.12.1941     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
08.12.1941 - 23.12.1941 on transport from Halifax, Nova Scotia to Liverpool with Convoy H164
26.12.1941 - 25.01.1942 No. 3 Personnel Reception Centre RAF (Bournemouth, Hampshire)
26.01.1942 - 22.02.1942 No. 12 Service Flying Training School RAF (Grantham, Lincolnshire)
23.02.1942 - 02.03.1942 1516 Beam Approach Training Flight RAF (Middleton St George, Durham)
03.03.1942 - 09.07.1942 19 Operational Training Unit RAF (Kinloss, Moray, Scotland)
10.07.1942 - 22.11.1942 102 Squadron RAF (Topcliffe, later Pocklington, Yorkshire)
[
Halifax II (W7914 DY-A) took off 17:32 hrs for an operation over Stuttgart. The aircraft crashed at Hangest-sur-Somme (Pas de Calais). Eye witnesses say the pilot was trying to make a controlled landing, but flew into a high bank of earth. Complete crew of seven was killed.]
King,
John Hall
J.H. King
Son of Leslie King.
Married (24.06.1940) Hon. Heather Grace Baden-Powell, daughter of 1st Baron Baden-Powell; two sons.
04.11.1913
-
01.2004
North Cotswolds district, Gloucestershire
(A) P/O (prob)
06.09.1940 [85482]
P/O (prob)
25.11.1940
P/O
25.11.1941
(WS) F/O
25.11.1941
(T) F/Lt.
01.01.1943
(WS) F/Lt.
01.02.1947
F/Lt.
15.01.1948
Sq.Ldr.
01.07.1951
W/Cdr.
01.07.1958 (retd 13.04.1967)
Education: BA
06.09.1940


commissioned, RAFVR (Equipment Branch) [emergency commission]
15.01.1948


permanent commission, RAF
King,
Robert Paul
"Reg"
R.P. King
Son of ... King, and ... Newbery.
Married ((09?).1943, Peterborough district, Northamptonshire) Gertrude "Trudy" Christian; ... children (one son?).
25.01.1923
Portsmouth district, Hampshire
-
10.2013 living in Western Australia
F/Sgt. ? [1537740]
P/O (prob) 28.10.1943 [161074]
(WS) F/O 28.04.1944
(WS) F/Lt. 28.10.1945 (reld 18.09.1946)
07.1941     enlisted, RAFVR
28.10.1943     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
      Flight Instructor, Peterborough and Leicestershire
Kingdon,
Frederick Ernest
F.E. Kingdon
Son (with two brothers and three sisters) of Frank Stanley Kingdon (1886-1966), and Daisy Matilda Ward (1886-1968).
Brother of Lt. Albert Thomas Victor Kingon, DSC, RNVR.
Married ((09?).1939, Edmonton district, Middlesex) Beatrice Lavinia Ruddell ((03?).1913 - 14.12.2011), daughter of Augustus Ruddell (1884-1965), and Elizabeth Sarah Ann Wakeling (1883-1939); three daughters, one son.
03.04.1912
Willesden, Middlesex
-
06?.06.2003
Taunton, South Somerset district, Somerset
Ldg.Acm. ? [1196656]
(A) P/O (prob) 31.12.1941, seniority 29.08.1941 [112328]
P/O (prob) 04.03.1942
(WS) F/O 12.09.1942 (Emgcy List) (reld 03.04.1957; retaining rank of F/Lt.)
31.12.1941     commissioned, RAFVR (Accountant Branch) [emergency commission]
Banker.
Kinsey,
Raymond John
R.J. Kinsey
Son of Roland Henry Kinsey (1883-1964), and Ethel Mary Day (1882-1925).
Brother of Capt. (S) Gordon Roland Kinsey, RNR, and of Second Officer Betty Elaine Kinsey, WRNS.
Married ((09?).1935, Kensington district, London) Winifred Brown; ... children (one son?).
03.02.1911
Winscombe, Axbridge district, Somerset
-
11.1997
Mayfield, Uckfield district, East Sussex
(A) P/O (prob) 28.02.1941 [61443]
P/O (prob) 16.05.1941
P/O 28.02.1942
(WS) F/O 16.05.1942
(T) F/Lt. 01.01.1944, seniority 01.07.1943
(WS) F/Lt. ? (emgcy) (retd 03.02.1956; retaining rank of Sq.Ldr.)
Mentioned in Despatches MID 01.01.1945 ?
28.02.1941     commissioned, RAFVR (Equipment Branch) [emergency commission]
Kirkham,
Bertram Arnold
B.A. Krikham
Son of Edith Irene Tate Kirkham (1875-1933).
21.06.1914
Savanna-La-Mar
Westmoreland, Jamaica

-
05.11.1942
[El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt, coll. grave III. C. 18-21]
(T) F/Sgt. ? [1255454]
P/O (prob) 11.01.1942 [116908]
(WS) F/O (prob) 01.10.1942
11.01.1942     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
? - 05.11.1942 223 Squadron RAF
Kirkus,
Colin Fletcher
C.F. Kirkus C.F. Kirkus
C.F. Kirkus
Elder son of Cecil Gurth Kirkus (1878-1961), and Muriel Eliza Price (1885-1970), of Heswall Hills, Cheshire.
His younger brother Sgt. Nigel Miller Kirkus was killed on operations to Heligoland while flying with 144 Sqdn Hampdens.
Married ((06?).1940, Wirral district, Cheshire) Gertrude Eileen Foster, of Heswall, elder daughter of Mr & Mrs G.T. Foster, of Overdee, Heswall, Cheshire. She remarried (17.05.1945, St George's Presbytarian Church, Brondesbury, London NW) Edgar Paul Greenwood (1902-1989).

19.06.1910
West Derby district, Lancashire
-
14.09.1942
(MPK) [age 32]
[Runnymede Memorial, panel 70]
Sgt. ? [1109511]
P/O (prob) 15.06.1942 [127522]
One of the best known British rock climbers between the two World Wars. Surveyor & photographer of the Gangotri Glacier Expedition (Himalayas), 1933.
15.06.1942     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
? - 14.09.1942 navigator/bomb aimer, 156 Squadron RAF
[Wellington BJ789 GT-? went missing after a raid on Bremen. Airborne 22:50 hrs 13.09.1942 from Warboys. Lost without trace. It was about his 25th operation.]
Published: Let's go climbing! (1941).
Literature
: Steve Dean, Hands of a climber : a life of Colin Kirkus (1993).
Kissack,
Charles Douglas
C.D. Kissack
Son of Charles Kissack, and Eliza Katherine Kewley.
Married ((09?).1928, St George Hanover Square district, London) Isobel Gillespie.
04.02.1898
Isle of Man
-
(09?).1971
Maidenhead district, London
P/O (prob)
09.09.1939 [73884]
P/O
09.09.1940
(WS) F/Lt.
21.03.1941, seniority 11.12.1939
(T) Sq.Ldr.
01.03.1942 (last day of service 21.09.1945; reld 10.02.1954)
09.09.1939


commissioned, RAFVR (Administrative and Special Duties Branch) (for special duties) [emergency commission]
Knell,
Albert John
"Bertie"
A.J. Knell
Son of Albert Thomas H. Knell, and Louisa Sarah Newson, of Sevenoaks, Kent.
(12?).1921
Sevenoaks, Kent
-
12.08.1942
(MPK) [age 21]
[Runnymede Memorial, panel 70]
Ldg.Acm.
? [13855939]
P/O (prob)
03.01.1942 [115281]
03.01.1942


commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
?
-
12.08.1942
57 Squadron RAF
[Wellington Z1656 DX-? was airborne 22.55 hrs 11.08.1942 from Feltwell for an operation against Mainz; aircraft crashed in the North Sea near the Dutch Frisian Islands, killing all crew members]
Knight,
Harold
H. Knight (Photo courtesy of Mr David Allen) H. Knight (Photo courtesy of Mr David Allen)
Son (with two sisters and one brother) of Matthew Knight (1877-1956), and Pleasance Lois Loveless (1885-1961), of Church Stretton, Shropshire.
(03?).1916
Solihull, Warwickshire
-
30.11.1941
(MPK) [age 25]
[Runnymede Memorial, panel 33]
Ldg.Acm. ? [1154254]
P/O (prob) 24.04.1941 [65538]
24.04.1941     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
? - 30.11.1941 58 Squadron RAF
[Whitley V Z6507 GE-X was airborne 16.55 hrs from Linton-on-Ouse for an operation against Hamburg; aircraft was lost without trace with aircrew of five]
Knight,
William David Winfield
W.D.W. Knight
Son (with two sisters) of William Arthur Knight, and Lucy Winfield.
Married ((06?).1939, Surrey North Eastern district) Joan Kelsall (30.11.1916 - 02.10.1993), daughter (with one sister) of Geoffrey Kelsall, and Marjorie Pheasey; two sons.
30.12.1912
-
04.03.1984
Jersey, Channel Islands
Ldg.Acm. ? [1162138]
P/O (prob) 03.07.1941 [100088]
(WS) F/O (prob) 27.02.1942
(WS) F/O 03.07.1942
(WS) F/Lt. 27.02.1943 (Emgcy List) (reld 30.12.1957; retaining rank of Sq.Ldr.)
(A) Sq.Ldr. (1944)
Air Force Cross AFC 03.04.1945 ?
Mentioned in Despatches MID 08.06.1944 ?
Education: Dulwich College (1926-1930; Drake (athletic house)).
03.07.1941     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
(1945)     19 Operational Training Unit RAF (AFC)
Knill,
John Alfred
"Jack"
J.A. Knill
Son of John W. Knill, and Elizabeth Billson.
Married ((06?).1939, Liverpool district, Lancashire) Violet Helen Lonsdale (10.08.1916 - 12.1991); ... children (two daughters, two sons?).
06.02.1907
Percy Main, Tynemouth district, Northumberland
-
05.1959
Liverpool South district, Lancashire
Ldg.Acm. ? [965122]
P/O (prob) 03.02.1944 [170680]
(WS) F/O 03.08.1944 (Emgcy List) (reld 10.02.1954; retaining rank of F/O)
03.02.1944     commissioned, RAFVR (Administrative and Special Duties Branch) (for administrative and miscellaneous duties) [emergency commission]
His daughter writes: "Served at RAF Duxford and in India 1943-1945."
Knott,
Charles Edgar
"Ken"
C.E. Knott
?
-
?
F/Sgt. ? [1040297]
P/O (prob) 21.10.1943 [161728]
(WS) F/O 21.04.1944
(WS) F/Lt. 21.10.1945 (reld 18.04.1948; retaining rank of F/Lt.)
21.10.1943     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
Knowles,
William
W. Knowles

Son of William and Maria Rebelo Knowles, of Carcarelos, Portugal.
1917 ?
-
30.03.1945
(KIA) [age 28]
[Skien Civil Cemetery, Norway, joint grave M.10.10]
Sgt. ? [1259468]
P/O (prob) 20.03.1941 [102061]
(WS) F/O 20.03.1942
(WS) F/Lt. 20.03.1943
Distinguished Flying Cross DFC 09.07.1943 ?
20.03.1941     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
(1943)     pilot, 220 Squadron RAF (DFC)
? - 30.03.1945 pilot, 235 Squadron RAF *
* Facilities used by the Germans at Porsgrunn along with shipping along side the quay were attacked by twenty four rocket firing Mosquito’s and another eight Mosquito’s who were providing air cover and fire suppression, from 143, 235, 248, and 333 squadrons. Buildings used by the Germans were badly damaged, while one German Merchant Vessel was sunk and four Norwegian Vessels were sunk. The German vessel was the Scharnhorn of 2643 tons, with the Norwegian vessels being the QUDRID BORGSTAD of 1664 tons, SVANEFJELL of 1371 tons, GUDRID of1305 tons and the TORAFIRE of 823 tons, of these Merchant ships three of them were holed by over 120 rocket projectiles. During this ultra low level attack, Mosquito "T" of 235 squadron was seen to be on fire and crashed into a wood west of Borgass. It is believed that the aircraft struck high-tension cables whilst diving on the target. Both crewmembers, Flight Lieutenant W. Knowles and Flight Sergeant L. Thomas, are buried in Northern Cemetery, Skien. Information from Flight Lieutenant John Milsom 2005: My 35mm wing camera recorded the explosion of A/c T-235 when it hit the ground. The pilot, Fl/Lt W. Knowles, had the presence of mind and concern for those following him into the attack to warn on VHF the existence of the high tension line on shore from the harbour before hitting the ground - probably saving lives.
Kramer,
Abraham
A. Kramer
Married ((03?).1934, Hendon district, Middlesex) Dorothy Davis.
13.09.1908
Mile End Old Town district, London
-
21.02.1996
Westminster, London
(A) P/O (prob)
17.10.1941 [109638]
P/O (prob)
17.12.1941
(WS) F/O (prob)
01.10.1942
(WS) F/Lt.
01.03.1945 (emgcy list) (retd 10.02.1954; retaining rank of Sq.Ldr.)
(T) Sq.Ldr.
?
Education: LL.B.
17.10.1941


commissioned, RAFVR (Administrative and Special Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
Solicitor.
       

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