Sgt. Charles George Robert Moll (1913 – 1943)

Charles George Robert Moll was born in Charlton during 1913 and the only child of Charles Moll, a cable machine driver from Greenwich, and Beatrice Alice Bryant. He married Kathleen Tring in London during 1937, and by 1939 was living at 14 Blenheim Gardens in Brixton. His parents had moved to Meadowview in Wrotham Heath when Charles enlisted with the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, and were living there when he went missing during August 1943. Charles had joined No.230 Squadron – a flying boat squadron who by January 1943 had returned to the Indian Ocean from the Mediterranean, with its main base at Dar-es-Salaam, Tanganyika and detachments on Madagascar. 1263484 Sgt. C Moll was amongst those based on the latter, and died when the Sunderland aircraft he was flying in crashed in the Mozambique Channel on 20 August.

Charles is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial in Egypt along with the Platt War Memorial. At the time of his death his wife was living at 82 Fairfield Drive in Wandsworth.

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