King, Arthur (No. 617525)

King, Arthur James

Aircraftman 2nd Class

No. 617525, Royal Air Force

Died of illness on Wednesday 23 April 1941 (aged 20)


Bangor Cemetery, Newtownards Road, Bangor (Section 4. V. Grave 20)


Commonwealth War Graves Commission


During the Second World War Aircraftman 2nd Class Arthur James King (No. 617525) served with the Royal Air Force and he attended No. 5 Bombing and Gunnery School in Jurby, Isle of Man.

He died on 23 April 1941 and was buried in Bangor Cemetery (Section 4. V. Grave 20), Newtownards Road, Bangor on 29 April 1941.  According to the cemetery burial records he was 20, his address was Cottown, Donaghadee, and the cause of his death was meningitis.  Another source records the cause of his death as ‘the result of a motorcycle accident while serving in England’, and that he was a son of David and Mabel King (nee Kirkland) from Armagh.

Arthur James King was born on 6 April 1921, and he was a son of David and Mabel King (nee Kirkland) who were married on 25 June 1920 in Mall Presbyterian Church, Armagh.  David King, a builder from Dobbin Street Armagh, was a son of Arthur James King, a builder.  Mabel Kirkland (aged under 21) from Monaghan Street, Milford was a daughter of William Kirkland, an engineer.