Pilot OfficerOBOLENSKY, H.H. Prince ALEXANDER

Service Number 91075

Died 29/03/1940

Aged 24

54 Sqdn.
Royal Air Force (Auxiliary Air Force)

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.

Inscription

HIS UNDAUNTED SPIRIT AND ENDEARING QUALITIES LIVE "FOR EVER IN THE HEARTS OF ALL WHO KNEW HIM"

Buried at IPSWICH NEW CEMETERY

Location: Suffolk, United Kingdom
Number of casualties: 80

Cemetery/memorial reference: Sec. X.H. Grave 423


Cemetery details

CWGC Archives

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This collection of documents was assembled by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and its predecessors as part of the processes involved in the commemoration of individuals. As a result, they contain many corrections and alterations which reflect their use as working documents. For further information concerning the history of the collection, please see our About Our Records page.
Please be advised that some of the documents, especially the burial returns and exhumation reports, may contain information which some people may find distressing. The original archive records and their digital copies remain the property of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, but are available for re-use for private and non-commercial purposes.