ALLEYNE – Osmund William St. Clair

Aircraftsman 2nd Class – Wireless Operator/Gunner

[Source: MOD]

Osmund Alleyne (KIA) from Dominica and J.R Henry from Antigua [Photograph IWM]


1393814 142 Squadron – Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Who Died on
o5 August 1943
of Dominica
Remembered with Honor

Grave Reference: Panel 8, Column 1.
Commonwealth War Dead (1939-1945)

Left – Aircraftsmen 2nd Class C2 J R Henry of Antigua and (right)  Osmund Alleyne of Dominica, photographed whilst under training as Wireless Operator/Air Gunners, December 1941.

[Courtesy Gabriel Christian]


3 additions to “ALLEYNE – Osmund William St. Clair”

  1. Brian Alleyne adds:

    # Brian Alleyne adds:

    Osmund Alleyne was the brother of my father the late Keith H.C. Alleyne Q.C.. Osmund Alleyne (Ossie) died in battle when his aircraft was shot down over Italy, according to the information i have, in the same year that i was born. i know that my father was intensely proud of him. my father, Keith H.C. Alleyne was also a close friend of J.R. Henry, who was also a prominent lawyer and Queens Counsel who was tragically murdered in Antigua at a young age. i was very pleased to see these photographs of my uncle and to become aware that he served with Rowan Henry, with whom i was honoured to be acquainted. thank you for this invaluable information and these photos.

  2. Eva Lucas adds:

    Hello, my family name on my mothers side is Alleyne, I have an uncle leaving in the US(Ben Alleyne) and sadly another uncle died his name was Thomas Alleyne, their father was Jonathan Alleyne, from Roseau Dominica. I now reside in England born in Dominica 1951.
    Are we related?

  3. Bernard Alleyne adds:

    Wow!!!! I am blown away!!!! I just put the name Oswald Alleyne onto the net and did a search as I am very interested in learning as much as I possibly can about my forefathers. The gentleman above, Mr. Brian Alleyne happens to be my father and I echo his sentiments about our Uncle Ossie, of whom we are all so proud. I think that it is so sad that he lost his life so young and would love to learn about his life in the RAF. I have been to the War Museum looking for info as I live in London now but I really have not obtained much info. Interesting to see the note above from Eva. My brother’s name is John and wonder whether there is any significance. Would love to meet Eva. 07521994105

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