King, Wilfrid John


War Service:
Lieutenant WILFRID JOHN KING, Royal Air Force died near Bruges on 16 May 1918 while serving with 214 Squadron. At this time the squadron was flying Handley Page 0/100 bombers from coastal airfields in France, mainly employed on night attacks against naval and army targets in Belgium. From 16 May onwards its prime target was the submarine pens at Bruges.

He is buried in Larch Wood ( Railway Cutting) cemetery near Ypres.

Location of Memorial:
He is remembered on the memorial at Blackheath Congregational Church.

He was 20 years old, the son of Thomas Olpin King and Mary King, of 55, Manor Park, Lee.


Contributed By: Andy Pepper

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