A Poppy
A Poppy

Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- Shalfleet -
- St Michael's Church A Kindersley Memorial -

Location

In St Michael's Church, Shalfleet, Isle of Wight
 
See map on www.streetmap.co.uk
 
IWM War Memorials Archive Record

Link : War Memorials Archive Reference 21828  
 
Historic England Listing Status

St Michael's Church is Listed Grade I. Since the War Memorial forms part of the structure of the Church it is considered to be included within the Listing.
 
Description

A painted plaque in memory of A Kindersley. Flag marked by brass plaque.

Memorial

Shalfleet St Michael's A Kindersley  memorial
 
Shalfleet St Michael's A Kindersley  memorial
 
Inscription


To the memory of
ALISTAIR KINDERSLEY
Lieutenant Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm
younger son of
Lt-Colonel A Kindersley, CMG, and Edith his wife
of Hamstead Grange

He was born on the 27th June 1915 & was killed in
action defending the Malta Convoy against an
enemy air attack on Friday 25th July 1941
while serving in HMS Ark Royal



 

THIS FLAG WAS PLACED HERE IN REMEMBRANCE OF
LIEUTENANT ALISTAIR KINDERSLEY, RN
FLEET AIR ARM, OF HAMSTEAD IN THIS PARISH
HE WAS KILLED IN ACTION ON THE 25TH JULY 1941
WHILE SERVING IN HMS ARK ROYAL
HE WAS MENTIONED IN DESPATCHES FOR DISTINGUISHED SERVICE


Further Information

CWGC record ...

Alistair Thomas James Kindersley

Son of Lt.-Col. A. O. L. Kindersley, C.M.G., D.L., and Edith Mary Kindersley, of Yarmouth, Isle of Wight.

Kindersley joined the Royal Navy in 1933. He was mentioned in despatches on 1 May 1933. He was promoted Acting Sub Lieutenant on 1 Sep 1935, Sub Lieutenant on 16 Jan 1936, and Lieutenant on 16 Jan 1938.
By July 1940 he was serving with 808 Sqn at Wick flying Fairey Fulmar aircraft on dockyard defence duties. He embarked with the Squadron to the Malta station on HMS Ark Royal on 22 Oct 1940. Engaged on convoy protection work he shared in the destruction of an Italian Air Force SM.79 aircraft. He was killed in action by return fire from a formation of SM.79 bombers on 25 Jul 1941.

Lt Kindersley is not commemorated on the Battle of Britain Memorial at the RAF Museum, Hendon, London.

Lt Kindersley is also commemorated on the Battle of Britain Memorial unveiled in 2005 on the Embankment, London.

Biography from Battle of Britain Memorial website.

Lt Kindersley is also commemorated on the Battle of Britain Memorial at Capel-le-Ferne, Kent.
 

Lt A T Kindersley, Battle of Britain Memorial, Capel-le-Ferne

 



 
 

 
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