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Pearson, Alec William

Biographical

Surname(s)Pearson
First name(s)Alec William
Date of birth26 August 1924
Family detailsSon of Walter John and Rosetta May of Egerton Kent
Previous educationAshford Grammar
CollegeKing's College London and/or King's College London Hospital
Dates at college1942 - 1943
Dept / courseScience
Military unitR.A.F.V.R., No. 9 Sqn
Service number166433
War / conflictWorld War Two (1939-1945)
Date of death01/09/1945
Age at death21
Rank at deathFlying officer (Navigator)
Cause of deathKilled in Sumatra in an air crash.
Burial placeJakarta War Cemetery
Commemoration(s)King’ s College Chapel
Notes

Letter from his mother dated 25 March 1947:


”We deeply regret to inform you that our son Alec William Pearson gave his life in the Far East. He was one year at Bristol University* and relinquishing his Science Bursary he joined the R.A.F. in 1943. The following year, in Canada, he received his wings as Navigator. Coming to England March 1945, for three weeks he proceeded to India, and later to joint the Ceylon Air Force, their base being Cocos Isles. The Liberator was dropping medical supplies on Prisoner of War, and Internee Camps at Palembong, Sumatra on Sept. 1st when it crashed and all the crew were killed. They were buried with full military honours.”

 

SourcesKing’ s College London Archives; Commonwealth War Graves Commission;

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