Harold Gilbert Slocock

Harold Gilbert Slocock

Birth
Maidenhead, Windsor and Maidenhead Royal Borough, Berkshire, England
Death 7 Feb 1945 (aged 20)
Hunt County, Texas, USA
Burial Terrell, Kaufman County, Texas, USA
Plot R.A.F. Plot. Grave 18.
Memorial ID 7866609 View Source
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Slocock was born on the second day of February in 1925 in Maidenhead, Windsor and Maidenhead Royal Borough, Berkshire, England. He died on February, 1945. His parents are Mr. Harold Lawrence Slocock and Lilly Louis Slocock Trew. He was a student of the No. 1 British Flying Training School, serving as Leading Aircraftsman of the Royal Air Force Voluntary Reserve. His service number is 1609683. On February 7th, 1945 Slocock was involved in a fatal training accident. He was only twenty years old. His remains lay to rest at the Oakland Memorial Cemetery, R.A.F. Plot, Grave 18.

Casualty of WWII, Harold was an Aircraftman 2nd Class in the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve ~ Service No: 1609683

He was 19 and the son of Harold Lawrence and Lilly Louis Slocock Trew [nee Samuel]of Maidenhead, Berkshire, England.

At the back wall of the nearby Church of the Good Shepherd can be seen the Royal Air Force ensign. There is a plaque underneath reading:
This Royal Air Force ensign was presented to the City of Terrell by Her Majesty's Air Attache to the United States on the 1st June 1952 on behalf of the Royal Air Force.
Although this ensign is symbolic of the joint victories won in the air by the Royal Air Force and the United States Air Force in WWII it nevertheless also represents a victory of friendship rather than of war. Her Majesty's Royal Air Force, through this ensign, acknowledges with the deepest gratitude, the kindness and hospitality so willingly given by the citizens of Terrell to the Royal Air Force pilots who were trained at No.1 British Flying Training School during the war.

Many thanks to snipps for contributions and help verifying accuracy of this record.


Inscription

1609683 A-C-2(C) R.A.F. 'Son of Harold and Lily Slocock. I thank my God for every remembrance of thee.'