Ken Shearing
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7. Ken Shearing


  • Rank:Sergeant Pilot
  • Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 218 Sqdn.
  • Service No:758034
  • Date of Death:18th August 1941

Kenneth Charles Shearing worked for The Norwich Union Life Insurance Society at Head Office, Norwich. He entered company service on 1st July 1936 and worked in the Annuity and Reassurance Department. He left for service with the RAF a few days before the outbreak of war. He did not return from an operational flight and was presumed killed on 18 August 1941, aged 21. His rank and unit are given as Sergeant Pilot RAFVR, 218 Squadron. He had been piloting Wellingtons and by July 1941 had made 15 trips over Germany, Brest and other places. According to his obituary.

"By his sterling qualities and happy disposition Mr Shearing endeared himself to all those with whom he came in contact and particularly his colleagues of the Annuity and Reassurance Department of the Life Society."
He was reported a POW in Germany hands in the staff magazine of September 1941 but no mention was made of this later in his obituary.

Age:21
Panel Reference:Panel 52.Memorial:RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL

Additional Information:Son of Jesse William and Daisy Olive Shearing, of Dereham, Norfolk.

WELLINGTON Mk.1c N2844 - HA-M "Mother"- 19 Aug 1941 - IJSSELMEER - CREW 6