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Pilot Officer H.H. Prince ALEXANDER OBOLENSKY

Service Number: 91075
Regiment & Unit/Ship

Royal Air Force (Auxiliary Air Force)

54 Sqdn.

Date of Death

Died 29 March 1940

Age 24 years old

Buried or commemorated at

IPSWICH NEW CEMETERY

Sec. X.H. Grave 423

United Kingdom

  • Country of Service United Kingdom
  • Additional Info Son of H.H. Prince Serge Obolensky and of H.H. Princess Luba Obolensky (nee Narishchkine), of Muswell Hill, Middlesex. A Rugby player, H.H. Prince Alexander played four times for England scoring two tries in the 1936 match against the "All Blacks". He also played Rugby for Oxford, where he gained a "Blue". The Prince was killed in a Hurricane Mark 1 at Martlesham Heath. He was born in St. Petersburg on 17th February 1916.
  • Personal Inscription HIS UNDAUNTED SPIRIT AND ENDEARING QUALITIES LIVE "FOR EVER IN THE HEARTS OF ALL WHO KNEW HIM"
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