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Swift, Hedley Charles

Killed in North Africa. We regret to announce the death on active service in North Africa of Lieut. Hedley Swift, Royal Horse Artillery, only son of Mr. & Mrs. F.H. Swift of  4 Queen Elizabeth’s Drive, Southgate. Lieut. Swift who was 31 and married, lived at Hampstead, but his wife was staying with her parents when this tragic news reached her. We extend deep sympathy. 

Born in Southgate, Lieut. Hedley Swift was educated at Stationers’ Company School, where he was Victor Ludorum. He gained his B.A. at University College and earned similar distinction at Birkbeck. King’s College awarded him their diploma for teaching. At the outbreak of war he was a master at Owen’s School, London. Palmers Green Gazette 14 May 1943 



First name(s)Hedley Charles
Date of birth02 February 1912
Place of birthEdmonton Registration District
Family detailsSon of Frederick H & Daisey Swift Husband of Nancy Iris Swift Hampstead London
Previous educationStationers’ Company’ s School
CollegeKing's College London and/or King's College London Hospital
Dates at college1937-1938
Dept / courseFaculty of Arts (TD)
QualificationsTeachers Diploma
Military unitRoyal Horse Artillery, 12 (Honourable Artillery Co) Regiment
Service number243137
War / conflictWorld War Two (1939-1945)
Date of death24/04/1943
Age at death31
Rank at deathLieutenant
Place of deathNorth Africa
Cause of deathKilled in action.
Burial placeV1.F.19 Massicault War Cemetery
Commemoration(s)King’ s College Chapel; Roll of the Fallen, University of London O.T.C. & S.T.C.
SourcesKing’ s College London Archives; Commonwealth War Graves Commission:

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