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Kenneth Stonehouse

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Kenneth Stonehouse (10 May 1908 – 1 June 1943) was a British journalist who worked with the Reuters news agency in the United States and Europe. He was killed in the downing of BOAC Flight 777. Life Stonehouse was born in Cape Town, South Africa in 1908. He began his career working for the Cape Times and then joined the staff of the South African Morning Newspapers in London. He then applied to work for Reuters, who assigned him to New York. Stonehouse was sent to Washington, D.C. as Reuters' senior correspondent, covering top stories, including British Prime Minister Winston Churchill's visit to the United States and Canada during the Second World War. Stonehouse and his wife are listed as passengers aboard the Cohner Brook which in November 1941 traveled from London to Halifax, Nova Scotia in Canada. In the summer of 1943 Stonehouse had just completed an eighteen-month assignment in Washington, D.C.
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