Altrincham WW2 

Kenneth James Pierpoint

Rank:Pilot OfficerNumber:120515
Ship/Rgn/Sqn No:605 Sqn RAFVR
How Died:Accidental
Country of burial:U.K.Grave Photo:Yes
Cemetery or Memorial:Altrincham (Hale) Cemetery
Town Memorial:Not Listed
Extra Information:
Born during the March quarter 1922 in the Bucklow R.D. - ref: 8a/283, the
son of Tom Leslie & Jessie Pierpoint (nee Young).

Attended Altrincham Grammar School and Ellesmere College, Shropshire.  
Intended to study for a B.A. degree at Cambridge, but decided instead to
join the RAF at age 18 years.   Played Rugby for the School.

Following a tour at Malta and the far east, 605 Sqn was reformed as a Night
Fighter Sqn at RAF Ford (now the Goodwood Motor Circuit) on the 7th June
1942.   Flying Douglas Boston and Havocs aircraft.  

A Pilot with a Night Fighter Squadron

Gazetted on the 16th June 1942 for his promotion on the 29th April 1942.

Killed in a flying accident at Middleton on Sea, Sussex.   Cemetery Records
List his number as being 226855.  Buried 02/09/1942 - Burial No. 11,419.

Death reported in the 4th September 1942 edition of the Sale & Stretford

P.O. J.K. Sutcliffe & Sgt Burbridge who had flown on a number of missions
with him, attended his funeral. 

Commemorated on the private family gravestone in Hale Cemetery.

His medals have recently (Nov 2011) been purchased by someone in Shropshire
- he went to college in Shropshire?

Memorials found on:
Altrincham Grammar School
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