KINGS Raymond Harry
Regiment : H.M.S. Blackwood Royal Navy
Service number : DJX369342
Conflict : WW2
Date of death : 15th June 1944 aged 27
Buried : Commemorated on Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon, England, Panel 86, Column 3.
Relatives : Son of Harry and Dorothy Nellie Kings, of Redditch, Worcestershire
Memorial : Redditch War Memorial
Also appears on : Redditch St George's Church WW2 Memorial as Raymond King
Surname spelt Kings on Commonwealth War Graves Commission database.
On 15th June 1944 HMS Blackwood was on patrol in the English Channel protecting ships taking part in the Normandy landings. She was hit by a torpedo fired from U-764 which damaged the ship and led to the loss of 58 crew from her complement of 156. The ship foundered the next day whilst under tow and sank off Portland Bill, Dorset.
Raymond Kings has no known grave, the photograph available shows his name on Plymouth Naval Memorial.