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Dunford, Richard Jack


First name(s)Richard Jack
Date of birth05 April 1919
Family details

Son of James Thomas Dunford and Annie Dunford, of Epsom, Surrey.

Previous educationSutton County School
CollegeKing's College London and/or King's College London Hospital
Dates at college1937-1939
Dept / courseFaculty of Arts
Military unitRAF
Service number124945
War / conflictWorld War Two (1939-1945)
Date of death06/04/1943
Age at death24
Rank at deathFlying Officer (Pilot)
Place of deathInvergordon
Cause of deathDrowned in the Cromarty Firth
Burial placeRosskeen Parish Churchyard Extensions (Or Burial Ground)
Commemoration(s)King’ s College Chapel; Sutton Grammar School; St. Martin's Church, Epsom

His second academic year was spent in Grenoble

Commemorated on the Suttonian Memorial website -


Letter from his mother dated 13 Feb. 1951. “My son Richard Jack Dunford was a student at King’s College, Strand at the time he was called to the Forces. He lost his life in an accident through the gales on the night of 6-7 April, 1943 at Invergordon, Scotland. His rank was Flying Officer and was on a Sunderland Flying Boat when he lost his life.”


King’ s College London Archives, Commonwealth War Graves Commission

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