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Hulme, John Alexander Shillinglaw

Another Old Libertian gives life. Death in India. We regret to announce the death from injuries received while on active service in India of Sergt. John Alexander Hulme, R.A.F. only child of Mr. and Mrs John Hulme, 8 Whitehorn-gardens, Hornchurch. Sergt. Hulme who would have been 24 years of age on June 23rd, was an old pupil of the Royal Liberty School. He then went to King’s College, London University, and left in the middle of his studies to join the Fleet Air Arm as a pilot in 1940, and later transferred to the R.A.F. as a navigator. He had taken part in over 50 operational flights. The Recorder 18 June 1943


First name(s)John Alexander Shillinglaw
Date of birth23 June 1916
Family detailsSon of John and Annie Ethel Hulme of Hornchurch, Essex
Previous educationHolt Secondary School, Liverpool; Stretford Grammar School, Manchester; Royal Liberty School, Romford, Essex
CollegeKing's College London and/or King's College London Hospital
Dates at college1937-1940
Dept / courseFaculty of Arts
Military unitRoyal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 113 Squadron
Service number1330049
War / conflictWorld War Two (1939-1945)
Date of death02/06/1943
Age at death23
Rank at deathFlight Sergeant (Nav./Bomb Aimer)
Cause of deathFlying accident in India
Burial placeDelhi War Cemetery
Commemoration(s)King’ s College Chapel
SourcesKing’ s College London Archives, Commonwealth War Graves Commission

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