Photographs courtesy of John

Born: 1922, Ipswich.

Died: 27th November 1944; age: 21 – Flying accident – Oxford I, at Zimbabwe.

Residence: 90, London Road, Ipswich.

Rank: Flying Officer/Pilot: Service Number: 159401.

Regiment: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserves.


Grave Reference:


Bulawayo (Athlone) General Cemetery,



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Herbert William & Annette May Laughlin.


Father: Herbert William Laughlin, born October 1896, Ipswich.

Mother: Annette May Laughlin (nee Calvesbert), born May 1896, Ipswich.


Probate to Herbert William Laughlin, a Newsagent.


27th November 1944


Aircraft – Oxford I; Serial number: HN518; of No 23 Service Flying Training School/33 Flying Instructor School. Based at Heany, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe.

Crew: James Douglas Tait; Aircraftman Second Class/Pilot under training; age 19; R.A.F.

The Laughlin family taken in 1941.

Kenneth with his parents, Herbert & Annette, and his sisters Freda (1924), Margaret (1925)

& Edna (1933).




























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