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SOUTHEND-ON-SEA COUNTY BOROUGH WAR MEMORIAL
WORLD WAR 2 - NAMES K

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Richard Goring 1995-2005

Due to the vast numbers of names on the memorial these have been split over several pages, by war and alphabetically. There are 1,352 names for World War 1 and 754 for World War 2.

KAILOFER

James

KEENE

George W

KEENE

Steven T H

KELLY

Thomas J

KERRY

Douglas W

KETLEY

Robert J

KETTELEY

Francis J

KING

Charles

KING

Charles L

KING

David R

KING

Leslie J

KING

Roylance S

KINSALLA

Patrick

KIRKLAND

Joseph J

KIRKNESS

Charles E

KIRKNESS

Donald J

KITCHENSIDE

Geoffrey C J

KITTS

Kenneth C

KNATCHBULL

Donald C

KNIGHT

Raymond

KRAMER

Marcus

Pilot Officer 77345, 600 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. A pharmacist from Thorpe Bay Essex, he was born in Bermondsey in 1911 and active in the local Jewish community, son of Mr and Mrs Emmanuel Kramer of 3, Marine Parade, Southend-on-Sea. He joined the RAFVR in March 1939, and was commissioned in Feb. 1940. On May 10th 1940 he flew as gunner with PO R C Haine with 6 Blenheims on an attack on Rotterdam (Waalhaven) aerodrome, just captured by German paratroops that morning. After the attack they were shot down by 110’s but he evaded capture and was evacuated with his crew by the Royal Navy. He was awarded the DFC on 9th July 1940 [LG Issue 34892 published 9 July 1940. Page 13 of 78], but he was killed in action on 21st May 1941 with 29 Squadron, aged 29 years. Son of Emanuel and Rosie Kramer, of Thorpe Bay, Essex. M.P.S. His name is on the Runnymede memorial Panel 29. His AJEX card states that the Jewish Chaplains wrote to the father who replied that “his plane was seen to crash into the River Severn near Chepstow and his tunic was washed up almost immediately” and is therefore believed to be dead. Also that the “Times” reported his death on the 31st December 1941 first in a list of RAF casualties under "previously reported misisng beleived killed on active service, now presumed killed on active service" and then in a separate artilce "FALLEN OFFICES - ROYAL AIR FORCE":

FLIGHT LIEUTENANT MARCUS KRAMER, D.F.C., previously reported missing, believed kill;ed, now presumed killed on active service, was born at Bermondsey in 1911. He enlisted as an untrained air observer in the R.A.F. Volunteer Reserve in 1939, and was gazetted to a commisison in 1940. On July 8, 1940, as a pilot officer, he was awarded the D.F.C. for gallantry and devotion to duty during air operations.

In the 1911 census his mother Rosie (aged 23, married 4 years) and father Emanual Iaged 28, Wholesale draper) were living at 225 Southwark Park Road, Bermondsey, London SE.

Information supplied by Kees Stoutjesdijk, of the Dutch foundation called WO2GO, details of this crash are to be found on their website.

Last updated 1 December, 2009

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