Photographs courtesy of John
Born: 16th December 1922, Ipswich.
Died: 27th November 1944; age: 21 – Flying accident – Oxford I, at Zimbabwe.
Residence: 90, London Road, Ipswich.
Employed: with artesian well borers – Messrs. J.J. Gosling and Co., Ipswich.
Rank: Flying Officer/Pilot: Service Number: 159401.
Regiment: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserves.
Relatives Notified & Address: Only 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.
Kenneth attended Bramford Road School, Ipswich.
ENGLAND & WALES REGISTER 1939.
Kenneth was a Newsagent’s Assistant for his father. He was living with his parents & sisters at their family home – 84, Norwich Road, Ipswich.
Herbert, a Newsagents – own account.
Annette, unpaid Domestic Duties.
Freda Ellen May Laughlin, a Grocer’s Assistant, born January 1924, Ipswich.
Probate to Herbert William Laughlin – father, 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.
James Douglas Tait; Aircraftman Second Class/Pilot under training; age 19; R.A.F., of Balangai, Tanganyika.
The Laughlin family taken in 1941.
Kenneth with his parents, Herbert & Annette, and his sisters Freda (1924), Margaret (1925) & Edna (1933).
Image from the 30th November 1944, Evening Star Newspaper.