The Supreme Sacrifice by Alfred Keene a former Goldings Boy
A lady Diane Jennings who was trying to get information contacted me last week and explained that a family relative she
discovered was once a Goldings Boy, and did we have anything that would help here to fill in gaps of his life that they would like
to know about, unfortunately I was unable to help but perhaps Barnardo’s could help.
As she told me more of his life I felt that a fascinating story was unfolding, so we contacted each other again and she forwarded
the following bits of information to me so that other Golding’s lads will share his life.
It appears that Albert became a P. O. W. in Japan and sadly died there, and guessing perhaps he was a pilot with an aircraft carrier
and got shot down because it’s apparent by some of the letters below he was in the Royal Air Force, and the date of the letter tells
me that the war was in it’s conclusion…will we ever know? Perhaps never, but a very touching story even so.
Please read this story as I guess there were others that we may never know!
Alfred Keene, a Goldings Boy who gave his life like many others.