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Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- Biography -
- Albert Aubrey King -

Unknown person Name : Albert Aubrey King

Son of : Harry Coleman King and Edith King (née Boanson), of Ventnor.

Born : 1921, Ventnor, Isle of Wight.
  Electoral Roll information :

1922 - 25 : Harry Coleman King is listed at 2 Beaconsfield, St Catherine's Street, Ventnor, and at 7 Richmond Terrace, Pound Lane, Ventnor.

1929 : Harry Coleman King and Edith King are listed at 7 Richmond Terrace, Pound Lane, Ventnor.

1933 - 38 : Harry Coleman King and Edith King are listed at 55 Albert Street, Ventnor.

  Service Details :

Flt/Sgt 1316916 Albert Aubrey King, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

  Casualty Details :

Died : 23rd October 1943 aged 22.

Commemorated at : Air Forces Memorial Runnymede Panel 137.

CWGC Record
Aircraft :Avro Lancaster Mk. III DV226 of 467 Sqn (JO-P)
Pilot :F/O G P Godwin, Royal Australian Air Force CWGC record ...
:Sgt W H Thornhill CWGC record ...
:P/O J E Cox CWGC record ...
:F/Sgt H Telford CWGC record ...
:Sgt F H Bloomfield CWGC record ...
:Sgt G Blake-Hales CWGC record ...

The aircraft took off from an RAF Station at 17.52 hrs for operations to bomb Kassel, but the aircraft was lost without trace.

467 Sqn was mainly crewed by personnel of the Royal Australian Air Force. See 467 Sqn gallery

Information provided by John Bloodworth

  Commemorated on these Memorials :

Ventnor Holy Trinity Church Boy Scouts' Memorial
Bonchurch War Memorial
Ventnor War Memorial
  Documents and Newspaper cuttings :


Friday, October 11, 1940 Page 2

POST OFFICE APPOINTMENTS. - The two telegraph messengers of Ventnor Post Office staff - Messrs. A.A. King and C.O. Channing - have received appointments as postmen. Mr. King has taken up an appointment as postman at Bembridge and Mr. Channing has taken up similar duties at Cowes. Both lads were the recipients of parting gifts from their Ventnor colleagues. Mr. King received a leather attaché case, and Mr. Channing a wristlet watch, accompanied by the hearty good wishes of all friends in the office. Both officers were keen members of the Post Office section of the Home Guard, and hope to continue their activities in the Isle of Wight Post Office Company in their new spheres.

Both A A King and C O Channing were killed in action serving with the Royal Air Force.


Friday, October 29, 1943 Page 2

Ventnor and the War
Local Man Missing
Flight-Sergeant Albert Aubrey King, R.A.F., has been reported missing following a recent operational flight over enemy country. He is a son of Pte. H.C. King, R.A.O.S., and Mrs. King, 55 Albert Street, Ventnor. Prior to joining the R.A.F., Flt.-Sergt. King was on the outdoor staff of the Ventnor Post Office as a telegraph messenger, and was later employed as a postman at Bembridge. He was formerly a member of St. Boniface Church Choir.
  Family information :

Two of Albert King's uncles died in the Great War. See Biographical Information for Thomas William Cecil King and Clifford Royal (Roy) King.
  Acknowledgments :

Janet Griffin for newspaper research
  Page status :
Page last updated : 3 January 2015 (added further newspaper report)


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