BOX Alfred Joseph
Regiment : 144 Squadron Royal Air Force
Service number : 580568
Conflict : WW2
Date of death : 1st September 1941 aged 22
Buried : Rheinberg War Cemetery, Germany, Grave 1. B. 2.
Relatives : Son of Mr and Mrs Frederick George Henry Box; husband of Christina Manson Box, of Aberdeen
Memorial : Redditch War Memorial
Also appears on : Redditch County High School now Trinity High School WW2 Memorial
Awarded Distinguished Flying Medal (DFM).
The birth of Alfred J. Box is registered in the June Quarter 1919 under the Alcester Registration District, mother’s maiden name: Gopsill
The following information is courtesy and copyright of Trinity High School, Redditch and was taken from the Commemorative Memorial Book donated to the school by the RCHS Old Students Association:
Alfred Box attended Redditch County High School from 1930 to 1934. He was killed on active service in 1940.
Extract from a report in Berrow’s Worcester Journal, Saturday 21st September 1940:
Worcestershire R.A.F. Heroes
“For gallantry and devotion to duty” three Worcestershire R.A.F. heroes have been honoured by His Majesty the King. The honours announced on Saturday last are:-
Distinguished Flying Medal
Sergeant Alfred Joseph Box, of Redditch
Sergt. Box of Redditch was born in 1919 and was a clerk prior to enlisting in 1938.