ALEXANDER – Kenneth Joseph

1382705 – Sergeant – RAFVR
Trade/Branch:   Obs
Squadron(s): 156
Station/Unit/Ship: Alconbury
Group: 3     Command:   Bomber
Nationality: Trinidad
Disposal:   KIA   Age  23  yrs   Date Died:    7 Jul 1942
Aircraft: Wellington III  X3345

The aircraft took off from Alconbury on Monday 6 Jul 1942 at 2359hrs to lay mines in French waters off Lorient and crashed in the target area. Op. Gardening. Ten aircraft took off, two failed to return. Crew: Sgt A F Galley (Pilot); Sgt W G Roddy RCAF (Obs); Sgt J D L Heddle (W. Op.); Sgt K J Alexander (Gnr); FS G C Barrie (Gnr) ; & Sgt Attwater and crew.

Buried At: Lorient (Kerentrech) Communal Cemetery
Grave/Memorial : Plot 62. Row C. Grave 4
Next of Kin: son of Matthias and Louisa Alexander, of Port of Spain, Trinidad

[Source(s):; and Trinidad Guardian 11 Feb 1943: Article was request to locate the relatives of Alexander, who was a former employee of the Trinidad Guardian]

Initials: K J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Sergeant (Obs.)
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Unit Text: 156 Sqdn.
Age: 23
Date of Death: 07/07/1942
Service No: 1382705
Additional information: Son of Matthias and Louisa Alexander, of Port of Spain, Trinidad.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Plot 62. Row C. Grave 4.

Alexander was lost on the following raid:
6/7 July 1942 – 156 Squadron.
Wellington III X3345
Op. Gardening.


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