Shallow, Kenneth Patrick (1925-1949)
Sherborne School, UK, Book of Remembrance for former pupils who have lost their lives in the service of their country, 1919-1939 and 1946 to date.
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Details: Kenneth Patrick Shallow (1925-1949), born 19 June 1925 at Brighton, Sussex, son of George Shallow, Headmaster, of Allhallows School, Rousdon, Devon (1937-1948), later of Charlton House School, Wraxall, Somerset, and of Phyllis Margaret Shallow (née Dawson).
Attended the Rev Flynn's School in Bournemouth.
Attended Sherborne School (Abbey House), September 1939-July 1943; Exhibitioner; Upper 6th form; School Prefect; Head of House; 2nd XV (1942); Gym Squad (1942-1943); PT Instructor with Badge; Sergeant in JTC; member of Duffers and Alchemists.
1st Place Special Entry, Dartmouth College, 1943.
Lieutenant, Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm. Obtained his Royal Aero Club Aviators’ Certificate, at R.N. Air Course, Gosport on 27 February 1946.
Killed on 16 November 1949 during a practice flight when his plane crashed into the sea near Urquhart, Morayshire.
Buried at All Saints church, Wraxall, Somerset
Sherborne School Book of Remembrance.
Old Shirburnian Annual Report, September 1950:
Shallow, Kenneth Patrick (b 1939-1943) was awarded an exhibition on entering the School, became a member of the Upper Sixth, a Prefect and Head of his House; he finished his career here by passing into Dartmouth first at the Special Entry examination in 1943. His outstanding personality and charm of manner won the affection and admiration of all who came into contact with him. He was blessed with a keen sense of humour, and it was this characteristic more than any other which gave him such a well balanced mind. His aptitude for clear thinking and quick action won him a decoration – he was awarded the DSC in July 1947 for his gallantry in leading a boarding party during the interception of the illegal immigrant ship President Warfield in the Mediterranean. In 1948 he decided to take up flying and joined the Fleet Air Arm. Early in November of last year he went up with a friend for a practice flight, the plane got out of control and crashed into the sea. Both were killed instantly. That he should die at 24, in the Springtime of his life, was a bitter blow to all his friends who cherish many happy recollections of Paddy’s cheerful and unselfish disposition.