Cruickshank, Kenneth George


War Service:
Second Lieutenant KENNETH GEORGE CRUICKSHANK of 32 Squadron Royal Flying Corps died of wounds on 12 July 1917. He joined the 20th (Blackheath and Woolwich) battalion of the London Regiment on 6 August 1914 and was commissioned into the Lancashire Fusiliers in December 1915. He transferred to the RFC on 1 April 1916 and qualified as an observer on 1 June. He spent from September 1916 to 22 March 1917 training as a pilot and joined his squadron in June 1917.

He was wounded in action and taken prisoner.

He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Arras Flying Services Memorial in the Faubourg d’Amiens cemetery in Arras.

Location of Memorial:
He is remembered on the war memorial at St George’s church in Catford.

He was born in Forest Hill in 1896, the only son of James Cruickshank, of "Amberley", 20, The Bridle Rd., Purley, Surrey, and the late Elizabeth Antonia Cruickshank.
He was educated at St Dunstans College and Finsbury Technical Institute.

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