Born: 15th August 1917, Pontypridd, Glamorgan, Wales.

Died: 22nd February 1941; age 23; killed in a flying accident, at Montrose, Angus, Scotland.

Residence: 32, Cheltenham Avenue, Ipswich.


Rank: Leading Aircraftman ((Cadet) Pilot Under Training); Service Number: 1257324.

Regiment: Royal Air Force, No. 8 Flying Training School.


Grave Reference:

Screen Wall,

Ipswich Crematorium,



Father: Joshua Clifford Abel Oulson, born 1897, Llanslteffan, Carmarthenshire, Wales.

Mother: Dorothy J. Oulson (nee Howard), born 1891 – died 1933, Ipswich.


Royston attended the Royal Academy of Music. He was an Edward & Anne Seguin Scholar from September 1937 – July 1939, this was extended to July 1940. His father, Joshua Oulson was Royston’s guarantor, a newspaper representative. Singing was Royston’s principal study, with teacher Mr. Roy Henderson. Piano was his second study, with teacher Frank Thomas, he also studied harmony with teacher Mr. Paul Conder. Royston achieved his bronze and silver medals in singing, and gained his certificate in singing, in 1940.

Information courtesy of Ilse Woloszko – Royal Academy of Music.


Photograph of memorial panel

Photograph of an Academy Prize Board

Royston is also remembered on the entrance hall war memorial at the Royal Academy of Music, Marylebone, London.


22nd February 1941


Aircraft: Miles Master I; serial number N7828; based at R.A.F. Montrose, Angus, Scotland. The aircraft crashed into the sea near to the R.A.F. station.

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