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Harold Henry Allgood, Merton Street

3 Merton Street

History of 3 Merton Street

1939:

Florence G Allgood, b 1876, lodging house keeper

James, b 1885, gardener

Cyril J, b 1909, shorthand typist

Edwin S, b 1912

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Harold and Edwin, two sons, lost their lives serving with the RAF in WWII. Harold Henry Allgood (b 1915) was one of ‘The Few’, a Battle of Britain pilot who died when his Hurricane crashed at Maidstone on 10th October 1940. Harold is buried and Edwin is remembered at the St Mark’s burial ground near Barton.

Edwin was killed in 1942 when his Liberator was attacked off the Lofoten Islands by German fighters.

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