World War Two bomber hero’s son found

Henry King
Henry King

NEARLY seven decades on, a worldwide search for relatives of a true hero of World War Two has ended Lanark.

And it’s all thanks to the Gazette - or, rather, to one of our famously historically eagle-eyed readers!

The long saga really begins with an ending, that of a young life high in the wartorn skies above the Belgium/Luxembourg border at about 1am on August 10, 1943, exactly 69 years ago this week.

That short life belonged to 29-year-old Sergeant Henry King, a man with strong Carluke connections and the only Scot in a crew of Canadians in their Halifax bomber, returning from a raid on Germany.

For more on this, pick up a copy of this week’s Carluke and Lanark Gazette.