New CWGC Commemoration 19th February 2021

Discussion in 'Non-Commemorated War Dead' started by chrisharley9, Feb 19, 2021.

  1. chrisharley9

    chrisharley9 Senior Member

    CWGC added the following casualty to the WW2 War Dead Roll today.

    KINGSLAND, Allan Harold
    Able Seaman
    Merchant Navy, S.S. Arizona
    Died 29.09.40 Age 16
    Commemorated: Tower Hill Memorial, London

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  2. jonheyworth

    jonheyworth Senior Member

    16. And not even recognized without you guys
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  3. Billy McGee

    Billy McGee Senior Member

    He was originally commemorated on the PWSTS memorial, and was finally added to the Tower Hill Memorial on Sunday 3rd September 2023, which I attended his commemoration.
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  4. Billy McGee

    Billy McGee Senior Member

    Cargo ship Arizona, 398grt, (Gebr. van Diepen NV Waterhuizen) had loaded a cargo of coal at Blyth for Bridgewater via Methil Roads. On the 29th September 1940 at 07.30 hours the ship struck a mine in the Firth of Forth two miles South of Elie Point and sank in position 56' 11N 02' 29W with the loss of five of her eight man crew. Including one British Merchant Seaman (KINGSLAND, A.H.) age sixteen. Allan Kingsland had no official war grave status until 2021, but thanks to the "In From the Cold"researchers, he now is officially recorded on Tower Hill. I did know he was commemorated on the PWSTS Memorial at Ingham, Norfolk, which commemorates all those Prince of Wales boys killed in WWII and was recorded in my book "They Shall Grow Not Old...."

  5. Billy McGee

    Billy McGee Senior Member

    Finally added to Tower Hill Memorial September 3rd 2023.

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