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Harold Sydney John King

Flying Officer 164615 Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Died 10 February 1945 aged 19
Remembered on the Runnymede Memorial
Remembered on a wall tablet in St Paulís Church Tongham
Remembered on Tongham War Memorial

Harold was born in 1923, the son of Walter and Harriet King.

In 1946 probate was granted to Walter King, builder, and Haroldís address was given as Upyonda, Hogs Back, Farnham. His effects were valued at £170 4s 9d.

Flying Officer Sydney John King joined the Royal Air Force in June 1942 and was commissioned on 23 March 1944. On 10 February 1945, on his last flight, Flying Officer King was bomb aimer member of the crew of a Lancaster aircraft which took off from RAF Sandtoft on a training flight. On its return, whilst approaching Thorney Island, the aircraft was seen to burst into flames and disintegrate in the air, the wreckage crashing into the sea on the edge of the aerodrome. All eight members of the crew perished.
From ďA Surrey Village and its ChurchĒ by Col Howard Cole

Tongham Second World War Roll of Honour

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