Newark, Nottinghamshire England is going back in time over the years since 1856

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Commonwealth and Polish War Graves

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Newark Cemetery

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Is Open all year round April – September 8am-8pm

October – March 8am-6pm

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April – September 8am-8pm

October – March 8am-6pm

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Our beautiful and historic Newark Cemetery, London Road, Newark, Nottinghamshire for over 150 years since 1856

For over 150 years since 1856

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Lieutenant-Colonel Sam Derry

Lieutenant-Colonel Sam Derry

Honouring His Memory

We all owe a huge debt to Sam Derry, our thanks and gratitude.

Let’s Have A Memorial to Commemorate his 100th Birthday next year on 14th April 1914 – 2014.  We could Pay a fitting Tribute to our brave former Newark resident.

 

Lieutenant-Colonel Sam Derry

Newark-On-Trent most decorated war hero, holder of the Military Cross and Distinguished Service Order. A fitting tribute to one of our many hero’s

He also served on many committees in the town — for example with the St John Ambulance service as President. He was a governor of the Magnus School, was on the board of Newark Hospital, active with St Leonard’s Trust, and served as a local magistrate.

 

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This Memorial website page by Newark Town Councillor Laurence Goff is dedicated to the late Lt-Col Sam Derry who was an exceptionally brave and courageous soldier,  greatly admired. His memory will be deservedly preserved in years to come.

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IN FLANDERS FIELDS

by Colonel John McCrae

The 4th of August 2014 is the 100th aniversary of the declaration of war by Great Britain on Germany. We have around 500 names on the 2 memorials, but that is all they are just names I think it would be fantastic to put faces to as many names as we can. Names on a memorial mean little to the younger generation, But if we can put faces to these names and find a place to display them then they will be remembered for ever. It will be a mammoth task to achive this but with your support I believe it can be done.

 

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Newark Cemetery Nottinghamshire,  On 28th April 2007, Richard Todd OBE, officially unveiled the Memorial to the Fallen with The Lord-Lieutenant of Nottinghamshire, Sir Andrew Buchanan

Memorial to the Fallen of Newark-On–Trent commemorating those military personnel who lost their lives in conflict since 1914

Memorial to the Fallen Newark-On-Trent

First World War 1914-1918 total from Newark Killed  456

Second World War 1939-1945 total from Newark  killed 144

One from West Africa 1961 total  killed 1

One from Malaya 1962 total killed  1

One from Afghanistan 2007 total  killed 1

Total 603

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Newark Town Councillor Laurence Goff Visiting Newark Cemetery at Memorial to the Fallen

The new chapel Interpretation centre is being used by Friends of Newark  Cemetery. This lovely building at the East side cemetery former chapel, at the present time will open for visitors by appointment.

The Friends of Newark Cemetery meeting, to be held at Newark Town Hall in the Pickin Room  on Wednesday 29th May 2013. Arrive at 5:30pm for a cuppa meeting will start at 5:45pm.

New volunteers are most welcome  for 2013

Laurence Goff
Chairman
Friends of Newark Cemetery

Together as a fitting tribute

Let’s further promote our Newark Cemetery and encouraging interested people to join the tribute.   

Our beautiful and historic Newark Cemetery, London Road, Newark, Nottinghamshire 

This Memorial plaque is dedicated to the thousands Airmen who served around the Newark-On-Trent during the  2nd World War. It is located on Stodman Street at NatWest Bank, Newark.

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Amongst the many well-known local people that are buried in Newark Cemetery include  among the many graves are Memorials to some of Newark’s greatest benefactors and people who have helped shape Newark

Newark Cemetery is open all year round  October – March 8am – 6pm

Spring – Summer  April – September 8am – 8pm

Locating a grave have a look at this Map, walking up the Main Drive numbers start low and high at the other end of  cemetery. Please note E side stand for East and W side for West . The graves are numbered from A the next one will be B, C, D, E, and so on going outward on either side East or West. All new tombstone are black with the information on the back has  E for East then the letter for the row then the number, looking something like this E B 100 or West side W E 200.

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The new chapel Interpretation centre is being used by Friends of Newark  Cemetery

Chapel Interpretation Centre (East side turn left at the Main Arch)

{Location walk from the parking lot to the main Arch turn left red side door}

Organised by the Friends of Newark Cemetery

   The Chapel  Interpretation Centre, at Newark Cemetery, will  open on the 1st weekend each Month from April – October 2pm – 4pm or by appointment for groups for our presentation and selection of exhibition – tours on Monday – Tuesday Am afternoon and pm and weekends afternoon and pm.

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The Friends of Newark Cemetery

Also we will provide help

to finding a specific grave location and are

Offering a general tour of the Cemetery.

A highlight within the Centre we will have a

Display of history of Newark Cemetery

Photo Project from the First World War by Pete Stevens, with over 150 Photographs from the Newark & Balderton Memorial to the Fallen

For more information

Laurence Goff

Chairman

Friends of Newark Cemetery

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 This lovely building at the East side cemetery former chapel

The centre contains an exhibition of the history of Newark cemetery, Commonwealth, Polish display plus from the  1st – 2nd World War and Ransome and Marles. 

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 General Sikorski

During the 2nd World War there were a number of RAF stations within a few miles of Newark, Nottinghamshire from many of which operated squadrons of the Polish Air Force. A special plot was set aside in Newark On-Trent Cemetery for RAF, Commonwealth and Polish burials and this is now the war graves plot for all to see from people across the UK , Poland and the world.

 Many Polish Airmen were flying Spitfires fighters and Lancaster bombers for Britain’s Royal Force.

Over 400 Polish Airman and service men are buried from the 2nd World War in Newark cemetery. Many airmen married lived around Newark and their resting place is also in Newark-On-Trent  Nottinghamshire, England. 

General Sikorski the Polish war time leader was visiting Newark Cemetery in 1941 during the 2nd World War. General Sikorski the wartime leader of the Polish Government in exile met his death in an air crash at Gibraltar on the evening of 4th July 1943 and was buried in Newark Nottinghamshire. 

A Memorial Cross which is in Remembrance to Polish Airmen that are also buried at Newark Cemetery

General Sikorski was buried in the Polish part of cemetery in Newark on 16th July, 1943 until 13th September 1993

Fifty years later on the 13th September 1993 his remains were removed and taken to Newark Parish Church of St Mary Magdalene and stayed over night before a public Church service “Holy Mass”.

On 14th September 1993 Church service before re-turning home to Poland on the same day

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  Each year British and Polish servicemen honoured at Newark service, candles lit to honour the fallen on the last Sunday in October starting at 3pm from the main gate located on London Road at  Newark Cemetery UK. War veterans and civic dignitaries attended a service on Sunday to honour the Polish servicemen who died during the 2nd World War. Lighting of candles were lit on each of the Polish graves at Newark Cemetery during the service, conducted in both Polish and English, to mark All Souls Day.

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Air Bridge Memorial 

Newark–On–Trent Commonwealth and Polish War Graves at Newark Cemetery Nottinghamshire

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    Over 400 Polish Airmen and service men were killed during the 2nd World War

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    Newark Town Mayor Councillor Bryan Richardson (2011 – 2012) Speaks at Newark Cemetery

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  6. Newark Cemetery at Airbridge Remembers

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British, Commonwealth and Polish fighter and bomber squadrons

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 During the 2nd World War there were a number of RAF stations within a few miles of Newark, from many of which operated squadrons of the Polish Air Force

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Let’s Not Forgotten Our Heroes of World War II that are Buried in Newark-On-Trent

We must not forget the Polish Airman and the Commonwealth they fought for freedom against the enemy and didn’t flinch. They fought to the end and then carried on the fight, we should be grateful. We certainly owe them a great deal of credit that they so rightly deserve.

A special plot was set aside in Newark-On-Trent Cemetery for RAF, Commonwealth and Polish burials and this is now the Commonwealth war graves plot for all to see from people across the UK and the world.

Newark-On-Trent Cemetery War Graves

 http://t.co/ahSAo7o1 During 1940′s within a few miles of Newark, Notts of which operated squadrons of the RAF, Commonwealth & Polish Force

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Newark cemetery, two former chapels built in 1856 one has been changed into a centre

We will always Remember them all year Round

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Friends of Newark Cemetery will be using the Interpretation centre in the former Eastern Chapel built in 1856

A 19th Century chapel in the grounds of Newark Cemetery, Nottinghamshire

it is being used as an interpretation centre open to the public first time since after being closed back in 1977


Reopened  11th September 2010

The  Heritage Lottery Fund grant (£50k) has been received and works have commenced in the East side former Chapel.The Chapel Interpretation Centre has been fitted with display boards and leaflets etc are being provided by Friends of Newark Cemetery (FoNC). These design works have been running in parallel with the building works.  It is anticipated that the boards would show information and images on the history of the Cemetery and Chapels, origins of the practice of burials/cremations etc, famous people buried in, or associated with, the cemetery and flora and fauna in the cemetery.  It  will also feature pieces regarding the polish connections (Air Bridge and General Sikorski), the commonwealth war graves commission, the travelling community and the memorial to the fallen.

We Remember Them not just on Remembrance Day

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Tribute to British Commonwealth and Polish Sacrifice that are buried at Newark Cemetery

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General Wladyslaw Sikorski, Prime Minister of Poland’s London-based government in exile

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We Remember Them not just on Remembrance Day at Newark-On-Trent, Nottinghamshire

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General Sikorski was Laid to Rest in Newark Cemetery From 1943-1993

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We must not forget those of the Commonwealth and Polish airmen, they fought for freedom against the enemy and didn’t flinch

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Newark Cemetery Nottinghamshire UK Those Who Lost Their Lives during the Second World War

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Thomas Earp who departed this life into the next, former Town Mayor and Newark MP, Died 100 years

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A time to pray for our loss friends at Newark Cemetery

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Ransome and Marles former factory workers Remembered with a Permanent Memorial in Newark-On-Trent on 7th March 2011

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General Wladyslaw Sikorski

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Remember those who have given up their lives for Freedom

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If any of you have ever been to a military funeral in which taps was played; this brings out a new meaning of it

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Newark Cemetery Nottinghamshire, memorial website

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Lasting Tribute to British Commonwealth, Polish Airmen and Workers of Ransome and Marles bombing

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Remember those who have given up their lives for Freedom

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Lasting Tribute to British Commonwealth, Polish Airmen and Workers of Ransome and Marles bombing

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Newark Cemetery, Nottinghamshire, England Since 1856

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Chapel Interpretation Centre, Will Be Used By Friends Of Newark Cemetery

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Lance Sgt Nathan Cumberland completed the Newark-On-Trent Half Marathon in 2.5 hours

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Memorial at Newark Cemetery photo taken looking through the Arch with two former chapels one on each side

Newark Cemetery, Nottinghamshire West side former Chapel built in 1856

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Ransome and Marles ball bearing

 The factory the ultimate sacrifice with their memories for years to come

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Aged 35, died the next day after the bombing on the 8th March 1941 *

 

Friday, 7th March 1941 when two German planes dropped a series of bombs on and around Ransome and Marles who made made precision bearings for planes,naval gun turrets, trains and road vehicles. A total of 41 people were killed with a further 165 being injured.

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Ransome and Marles Newark-On-Trent attack Friday 7th March 

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Bert Emerson helped rescue other survivors of the bombing at Ransome and Marles Newark-On-Trent

 

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Ransome and Marles factory workers in Newark-On-Trent were remembered on 7th March 2011. We will Preserve the ultimate sacrifice with their memories for years to come by families and friends. Welcome to the cause! We’re happy to have you, and hope you’ll get involved and spread awareness by inviting your friends to join us. We did Remember them when Ransome and Marles’ Factory Newark-On-Trent was bombed On Friday 7th March 1941. Let’s Preserve and share any Memories As a result of this raid 29 men and 12 women were killed.


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Chris Grant a former Newark town mayor 1991-1992 who Father died when he was age 5 in the Ransome and Marles

bombing. Newark was attacked  because of its significance to airfields and war work carried out within the area.

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Full list of the 41 names that were killed

Roll Call of Names that died

1, George Harold Henry Adams, aged 45 *

2, Wilfred Evelyn Andrew, aged 39 *

3, Olive Ash, aged 31 * O

4, Bertie Augustus Ball, aged 18 * O

5, Ernest Patrick Beale, aged 27, Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment (Private) *

6, Edward Beaver, aged 26 (Buried in Mansfield) with no Tombstone

7, Harold Vincent Brown, aged 44 *

8, Vivian Maud Castle, aged 18

9, Enid Winifred Hall Cooper, aged 30 ( Buried in Balderton in St Giles Church Yard)

10, Edna May Cottam, aged 19 *

11, Gladys Cummings, aged 21 *

12, William Joseph Dixey, aged 62 *

13, Frederick Fowler, aged 39

14, George William Godridge, aged 29 * O

15, Robert Barnsdale Grant, aged 47, his son Chris was only five when his Father died, he became Newark town mayor 50 years later in 1991-1992 *

16, John Henry Green, aged 55, Volunteer Home Guard, 11th Nottinghamshire (Newark) *

17, Horace Grocock, aged 47 ( Buried in Barnby in the Willow)

18, Albert Robert Gyde, aged 42*

19, Rose Ellen Hall, aged 30 * O

20, James Hazelby Hanger, aged 29 *

21, Thomas McHallam Hardie, aged 26 *

22, Sybil Harriet Hayden, aged 34

23, Joyce May Kirton, aged 18

24, Lily Lambert, aged 22 * O

25, George Felix Lambley,  aged 39 *

26, Edith Makins, aged 21 ( Buried in South Collingham)

27, Frederick William Mann, aged 46 * O

28, Frederick Markwell, aged 50 ( Balderton ?)

29, Claude Ware Hannah Martin, aged 36 *

30, Edward E. Martin, aged 46 * O

31, Richard Naylor, aged 25 * O

32, Frederick William Packwood, aged 52 *

33, William Thomas Pepper, aged 18

34, Frederick Richards, aged 32 * O

35, Alfred Mayfield Ridge, aged 68 * O

36, Reginald William Senior, aged 35, died on the 8th March 1941 *

37, George Swanwick, aged 38 * O

38, Norah Trueblood, aged 34, *

39, Esther Evelyn Varney, aged 19, (her body was never found)

40, William Warner, aged 51 *

41 Arthur Worrell, aged 31 *

We were happy to do this tribute, we  did Remember the people that died during Ransome and Marles Bombing. 41 were killed 30 are buried in Newark Cemetery Nottinghamshire* A Star Buried   in  Newark   Cemetery  20  in total have a Tombstone.   O  is  put after names that do not have a Tombstone.

 

Age shall not weary them nor the years condemn; At the going down of the sun and in the morning. – WE WILL them.

We did remember them 11th day of the 11th month of the 11th year

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Lance Corporal Kieron Hill was born in Nottingham where he grew up.

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Tribute to British Commonwealth and Polish Sacrifice that are buried at Newark Cemetery      Commonwealth and Polish War Graves Are Buried At Newark Cemetery

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Over 400 Polish Airmen and service men were killed during the 2nd World War  and are buried in Newark Cemetery.

We must not forget the polish Airman and the Commonwealth they fought for freedom against the enemy and didn’t flinch. They fought to the end and then carried on the fight, we should be grateful. We certainly owe them a great deal of credit that they so rightly deserve.

Newark – On – Trent Cemetery War Graves. During the 2nd World War there were a number of RAF stations within a few miles of Newark, from many of which operated squadrons of the Polish Air Force. A special plot was set aside in Newark Cemetery for RAF burials and this is now the war graves plot for all to see from people across the UK , Poland and the world. A Memorial Cross which is in Remembrance to Polish Airmen that are also buried. Many Polish Airmen were flying Spitfires fighters for Britain’s Royal Force 400 Polish Airman are buried from the 2nd World War in Newark cemetery. Many airmen married lived around Newark and since are also buried in Newark Cemetery Nottinghamshire, England. General Sikorski the Polish war time leader was visiting Newark Cemetery in 1941 during the 2nd World War. General Sikorski the wartime leader of the Polish Government in exile met his death in an air crash at Gibraltar on the evening of 4th July 1943 and was buried in Newark Nottinghamshire. General Sikorski was buried in the Polish part of cemetery in Newark on 16th July, 1943. 50 years later on the 13th-14th September 1993, his ashes were brought back to Poland. Each year British and Polish servicemen honoured at Newark service, candles lit to honour the fallen on the last Sunday in October starting at 2:45pm from the main gate of Newark Cemetery UK. War veterans and civic dignitaries attended a service on Sunday to honour the Polish servicemen who died during the 2nd World War. Lighting of candles were lit on each of the Polish graves at Newark Cemetery during the service, conducted in both Polish and English, to mark All Souls Day.

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  After the 2nd World War many of the Polish stayed in and around Newark and  the UK. Many had chosen Newark as their final resting place over the years since. Our tribute we should be grateful  to them, Newark-On-Trent has had close links with Poland over the years.

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Also together with the British Commonwealth that joined the Royal Air Force with, Royal Australian Air Force {6 died RAAF}, Royal Canadian Air Force {17 died RCAF}, Royal New Zealand Air Force {3 died RNZAF}, RAF, British service men and Cadets {44} plus a number are buried around the outside Commonwealth and Polish War graves.

   Over the years many of the Polish stayed in  the UK and had chosen Newark as their final resting place over the years since. Our tribute we should be grateful  to them, Newark has had close links with Poland over the years.

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Polish War Graves Sign is Located on London RoadNewark-On-TrentNottinghamshire UK

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The annual All Souls’ Day Ceremony of  Remembrance organised by the Polish Air Force Association will be held in the Commonwealth War Graves Section of Newark Cemetery held on the last Sunday in October each year.

There is a procession from the Newark cemetery gates on London Road starting at 3pm.

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Annual All Souls

At Newark Cemetery, Nottinghamshire Commonwealth and Polish War Graves Newark held

on the last Sunday in October at 3pm from

the Main Gate on London Road, Newark-On-Trent

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Annual All Souls

We Remember The Airmen that died at Newark Cemetery,
Nottinghamshire

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Air Bridge held on the 4th Sunday in September also on from the Main Gate, London Road, Newark at 2pm with a parade up the Drive the to the Air Bridge Memorial

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15th July 1941

General Wladyslaw Sikorski visited Newark Cemetery to unveil a Memorial Cross dedicated to Polish servicemen who had died fighting alongside the British was buried from 1943 – 1993 until General Wladyslaw Sikorski remains was exhumed from Newark Cemetery after 50 years on 13th September 1993. He was so impressed with the care of the War graves and requested that should he die while Poland was still occupied he would like to be buried in Newark Cemetery UK until once again his Country was free once again.  General Wladyslaw Sikorski remains was exhumed from Newark Cemetery after 50 years on 13th September 1993.

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FRIENDS OF NEWARK CEMETERY

Stowarzyszenie o nazwie Friends of Newark Cemetery powstało w listopadzie 2005 z myślą o niesieniu pomocy służbom odpowiedzialnym za opiekę nad cmentarzem, a także promowaniu go jako jednego z najbardziej urokliwych i ważnych ze względu na wartości historyczne zakątków miasta. Mając to na uwadze, wzięliśmy udział m. in. w obchodach 150 rocznicy założenia Cmentarza, mających miejsce 7 października 2007, a prowadzonych przez Burmistrza miasta. Friends of Newark Cemetery przygotowują i prowadzą też odbywające się co roku Dni Otwarte cmentarza w the Interpretation Centre (budynek dawnej kaplicy).

DZIAŁALNOŚĆ

Na przestrzeni kilku ostatnich lat zasadziliśmy ponad 2000 roślin w pobliżu kaplicy, czyściliśmy pomniki i malowaliśmy ławki. Członkowie stowarzyszenia cały czas instalują budki dla ptaków, a także wytyczają obszary porośnięte dziką roślinnością i oprowadzają zorganizowane wycieczki po cmentarzu skupiając się na zagadnieniach zarówno historycznych, jak też przyrodniczych.

Pomagamy w walce z wandalizmem, a także inną, szkodliwą dla cmentarza, działalnością, ponadto we współpracy z Town Council dążymy do rozwiązania tego typu problemów. Jednym z naszych podstawowych celów jest udzielanie pomocy oraz informacji wszystkim odwiedzającym cmentarz oraz the Chapel Interpretation Centre, w związku z czym dążymy do zintensyfikowania dyżurów.

Jedną z ciekawszych inicjatyw Friends of Newark Cemetery stało się wydanie tzw. Comfort Book – zbioru wierszy, cytatów i ustępów z Pisma Świętego, przygotowanej z myślą o rodzinach zmarłych. W trakcie pracy nad książką poprosiliśmy o pomoc mieszkańców Newark pytając o to, jakie teksty i wiersze chcieliby w niej zobaczyć.

CHCESZ POMÓC?

Zapraszamy wszystkich chętnych. Prosimy o kontakt mailowy, listowny lub telefoniczny.

E-mail: friendsofnewarkcemetery@yahoo.co.uk

Adres do korespondencji:

Friends of Newark Cemetery

Mr Laurence Goff

Newark Town Hall, Market Place

NG24 1DU, Newark, Nottinghamshire

Uwaga: możliwy kontakt w języku polskim.

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Remembrance held at Newark Cemetery, Nottinghamshire

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Cadet Keith Couzin-Wood  the youngest that died at age 16 during the 2nd World War. He was killed in a plane crash, aged 16, in 1942.   Keith, who was on his first flight, was in an RAF Hampden bomber from 408 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force, when it stalled and crashed soon after take off from RAF Balderton.

Friends of Newark Cemetery laid a wreath at Newark Cemetery War Memorial to the Fallen, we will Remember them

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Memorial 603 that lost their lives in conflict since 1914 to the present day. Tribute at Newark Cemetery War Memorial to the Fallen

During the First World War, we are grateful that both local newspapers,  ran extensive coverage on local casualties, which are of great interest and value for those researching their family history.

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We Should Remember Them not just on Remembrance Day

Where would we be without them, they are appreciated

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Let’s wear our poppy with pride to Remembrance of all those that died in the British and Commonwealth forces 1914 – 1918, 1939 – 1945 and for every War or Conflict our British Forces have been in over the years.

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Let's pay our respects

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There will always be men and women braver than ourselves

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Newark Cemetery two lovely post cards, going back into our history Newark on Trent since 1905

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Newark Town Councillor and Chairman Friends of Newark Cemetery

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Though they are hidden in the shadow of Death. They lives in the love that never ends or dies.

Annual Air Bridge on  Sunday 22nd September 2013

1.45pm Guests and Standard Bearers assemble at Newark Cemetery, Main Gates on London Road, 2pm Procession to the Air Bridge Memorial

The Polish Air Bridge Monument in Newark

The Air Bridge Monument in Newark remembers the aircrew who died during world war two, supporting the popular uprising in Warsaw of 1944. The uprising badly needed the support of the allies to provide food and munitions to the Polish Partisans, resulting in the Polish Government in London appealing to Churchill for assistance. After many discussions with the Allied Command and no help from Russia (they refused to grant permission for allied aircraft to land there) Churchill was told that an airlift of 2000 miles there and back would have no hope of success – the loss of aircraft flying over occupied territory would be to large. Although Churchill agreed, he nevertheless ordered the operation to be proceeded. The task was allocated to 205 group, of which RAF Squadrons 148 and 178, SAAF 31 and 34 squadrons and Polish Special Services Flight 1586 were part. The losses were horrendous, for every ton of supplies delivered and recovered by the Polish insurgents one aircraft was lost (39 four-engine bombers total). The operation was called “Warsaw Concerto”.

Annual Airmen honoured the service remembers at Newark Cemetery on the last Sunday in September at 2pm. Let’s remember those who died during the Air bridge Operations when Britain and the Commonwealth forces answered a plea for help from the Polish Government in Exile to drop supplies to the Polish secret army which was striking back against the enemy.

Air Bridge – Sunday 22nd September 2013  from the Main Gate  on London Road at 2pm

This event is held at Newark Cemetery, at a special memorial near to the Polish War Graves, organised by Newark Town Council.  The service remembers the 250 airmen who lost their lives during the Air Bridge operations, which helped the Warsaw uprising in 1944. People from Poland and all over the country attend and wreaths are laid.

27th October 2013

Annual All Souls is held at Commonwealth and Polish war graves at Newark Cemetery on the last Sunday each October at 3pm.

We welcome visitors from Newark, Nottinghamshire and across Poland the UK and the Commonwealth.

 Newark Cemetery is opening all year round

Winter 8am-6pm and Summer from 8am – 8pm

The Chapel Interpretation Centre at Newark cemetery open by appointmemt

Commonwealth and Polish War Graves Newark-On-Trent

Ransome and Marles factory workers in Newark-On-Trent was remembered on 7th March 2011. Preserving the ultimate sacrifice with their memories for years to come. Welcome to the cause! We’re happy to have you, and hope you’ll get involved and spread awareness by inviting your friends to join us. We did Remember them when Ransome and Marles’ Factory Newark-On-Trent was bombed On Friday 7th March 1941. Let’s Preserve and share any Memories As a result of this raid 29 men and 12 women were killed.

Tributes to victims of factory bombs

The victims of the 1941 bombing of the Ransome and Marles bearings factory in Newark were remembered on Thursday at the time the first German Heinkel began its bombing run.

 

Mr Chris Grant at the grave of his father, who was killed in the bombing of Ransome and Marles. 070313MW8-6

Mr Chris Grant at the grave of his father, who was killed in the bombing of Ransome and Marles.

On March 7, 1941, several bombs were dropped on Ransome and Marles — now NSK. A total of 41 civilians, 30 men and 11 women, were killed.

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About 20 people, including the Mayor of Newark, Mrs Irene Brown, paid their respects at a ceremony organised by Mr Laurence Goff, of the Friends of Newark Cemetery.

Mr Chris Grant, whose father, Robert, died in the bombing, read out the names of the victims, while Mrs Pat Alexander, the president of the friends, recited a poem by Anne Bronte, and bugler Mr Roger Bryan played The Last Post.

The brother of Esther Varney, the only victim whose body was never recovered, also attended.

Mr Grant, of The Avenue, Newark, who was just four when his father was killed, said: “This is the first time to my knowledge that we have read out the names of those who died at the exact time of day as the attack happened 72 years ago.

“I found it quite emotional and it was an unusual feeling, but it’s been a very good memorial ceremony.

“It’s important to remember what happened because Newark is a historic town, with a lot of history dating back to the civil war, but this was the biggest event to hit the town during the second world war, which makes it equally important.

“Every year, on March 7, I think about what happened, and it’s just nice that there has been a specific memorial laid on for the people who lost their lives and their families.”

A further 65 people were injured in the raid.

Mr Bert Herbert, 95, one of the last survivors of the bombing, said: “I’m very lucky to still be alive now, and at one point I used to think a lot about what happened that day.

“I knew some of the people who died in the bombing, so it is still important to remember them, even though most of the people who survived have since died.”

Mr Goff said: “It’s poignant for us to hold this memorial on this day. We have been overwhelmed with the response we have had and the people who have turned up.

“It’s very important that we remember the day and the people who sacrificed their lives.

“It’s one of the biggest days of the year for the friends.”

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 Anniversary commemoration of Ransome and Marles bombing in Newark-On-Trent

On this Day 7th March 1941 – 2013 Ransome and Marles factory bombing during the 2nd world war, that killed 41 workers. We did Remember them Newark Cemetery

This being Important part of  Newark-On-Trent history since 1856

Full list of the 41 names that were killed

A complete listing of names “Roll Call of Honour

* A Star Buried   in  Newark   Cemetery   O  is  put after names that do not have a Tombstone )

1, George Harold Henry Adams, aged 45 *

2, Wilfred Evelyn Andrew, aged 39 *

3, Olive Ash, aged 31 * O

4, Bertie Augustus Ball, aged 18 * O

5, Ernest Patrick Beale, aged 27, Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment (Private) *

6, Edward Beaver, aged 26 (Buried in Mansfield) with no Tombstone

7, Harold Vincent Brown, aged 44 *

8, Vivian Maud Castle, aged 18

9, Enid Winifred Hall Cooper, aged 30 ( Buried in Balderton in St Giles Church Yard)

10, Edna May Cottam, aged 19 *

11, Gladys Cummings, aged 21 *

12, William Joseph Dixey, aged 62 *

13, Frederick Fowler, aged 39

14, George William Godridge, aged 29 * O

15, Robert Barnsdale Grant, aged 47, his son Chris was only five when his Father died, he became Newark town mayor 50 years later in 1991-1992 *

16, John Henry Green, aged 55, Volunteer Home Guard, 11th Nottinghamshire (Newark) *

17, Horace Grocock, aged 47 ( Buried in Barnby in the Willow)

18, Albert Robert Gyde, aged 42*

19, Rose Ellen Hall, aged 30 * O

20, James Hazelby Hanger, aged 29 *

21, Thomas McHallam Hardie, aged 26 *

22, Sybil Harriet Hayden, aged 34

23, Joyce May Kirton, aged 18

24, Lily Lambert, aged 22 * O

25, George Felix Lambley,  aged 39 *

26, Edith Makins, aged 21 ( Buried in South Collingham)

27, Frederick William Mann, aged 46 * O

28, Frederick Markwell, aged 50 ( Balderton ?)

29, Claude Ware Hannah Martin, aged 36 *

30, Edwin E. Martin, aged 46 *

31, Richard Naylor, aged 25 * O

32, Frederick William Packwood, aged 52 *

33, William Thomas Pepper, aged 18

34, Frederick Richards, aged 32 * O

35, Alfred Mayfield Ridge, aged 68 * O

36, Reginald William Senior, aged 35, died the next day Saturday  8th March 1941 *

37, George Swanwick, aged 38 * O

38, Norah Trueblood, aged 34, *

39, Esther Evelyn Varney, aged 19, (her body was never found)

40, William Warner, aged 51 *

41, Arthur Worrell, aged 31 *

‘Gone but not forgotten’

 41  Flags and poppies to Remember the Men and Women  that worked at Ransome and Marles  who died on that Friday afternoon 7th March 1941. When the bearing factory was bombed, this was the most notable

incident of enemy action in the town of Newark

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Newark was attacked regularly because of its significance to airfields and war work carried out within the area. The most significant attack was on Friday, 7th March 1941 when two German planes dropped a series of bombs on and around Ransome and Marles who made ball bearings for naval gun turrets. A total of 41 people were killed with a further 165 being injured
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Let’s Preserve and Share any Memories

A Photo I took of six graves near the British Commonwealth War Graves of that were killed when 10 bombed hit the Ransome and Marles Factory. On that Friday afternoon, 7th March 1941 when 41 were killed. “Click” on the page.

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Ransome and Marles was bombed on Friday 7th March 1941, here are 6 of 30 buried in Newark Cemetery. More info on another page lick on

This website has been built as a means of further promoting

Let’s encourage interested people to remember them once again

Laurence Goff

We will Remember them  when Ransome and Marles’ Factory was bombed On Friday 7th March 1941. As a result of this raid 29 men and 12 women were killed, RIP. 2011 will be the 70th Anniversary, Greater Love Hath No Person Than This That To Lay Down His Life For His Friends. Our Heroes  in memory to the fallen, Though they are hidden in the shadow of Death. Their lives for others in the love of Freedom that never dies. 

This is a poem I have included,

which was written by a true friend Rather, touching.’

MY PROMISE

When I am gone, don’t mourn for me,

Remember me yes, but don’t cry -

For I will be with you always,

As long as there’s sea and sky.

When I am gone, I’ll still be near,

Wherever you may roam -

I’ll be in the warm Mediterranean breeze,

And the cold west winds of home.

When I am gone, you will feel me there,

When you hear lite pipers play -

See the mist covered mountains,

Or a purple clad glen, on a braw Scottish day.

When I am gone, you bury my bones,

But my love and my spirit lives on

I’ll be in the Purbecks, and on Brownsea Isle.,

I’ll be there with you ‑ when you smile

Douglas A. Clarke. – Dec 2001

Let’s Preserve and Share any Memories together

 

Ransome and Marles’ Factory was

bombed during the day On Friday 7th

March 1941 six are buried near the

British Commonwealth and Polish War

Graves

This Memorial Web page is dedicated to the people that  were killed at

The Ransome Marles

The 1st Alert was sounded at 13.35 when a Heinkel 111 made its 1st pass over the factory at 1,000 feet dropping 4 bombs. 2 hit the works, 1 hit the edge of the works and 1 hit the works shelter at the rear of Stanley Street. The works was also machine gunned.It was on Friday March 7th 1941 when two German planes bombed the works of Ransome & Marles. 41. There were also 165 people injured making the incident Newark’s “Blackest Day” during the war.

The plane made a further 2 passes over the factory causing more damage although one of its bombs failed to explode. Shortly after that the All Clear was sounded and rescue work began.

At 14.24 the Alert was sounded and another enemy plane attacked the works while rescuers were assisting the casualties. It dropped 5 bombs but only 1 exploded causing a number of casualties and some damage, 4 bombs failed to explode. The All Clear was sounded at 14.51.

An Arial view of the factory after the raid showing the bombing runs

Newark in the Second World War

On Friday, 7th March 1941, the most well known of all raids on Newark-On-Trent took place, when the Ransome and Marles factory was bombed at 1.40pm. A single German Heinkell 111 bomber, flying so low that those on the ground could see its markings, approached from the south following the railway line. It dropped four high explosive bombs. Two of these landed on the works causing considerably damage, one on the road at the side of the factory and the other on an air raid shelter adjacent to Stanley Street. The plane machined gunned the site before circling, passing over the factory again and dropping another bomb. This did not explode.

At 2.24pm another enemy aircraft approached dropped five more bombs but only one exploded, causing more damage and casualties, mainly rescue workers. As a result 29 men and 12 women were killed, 65 treated in hospital and 100+ treated at the works own underground hospital. This day became known as “Black Friday.” We will Remember them RIP. Ransome and Marles changed its name to R.H.P. (Ransome, Hoffmann and Pollard) and is now called N.S.K. (Nippon Seiko K.K.)

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… due to close proximity of the Ransome and Marles ball bearing factory, … The Station was selected to investigate improvements to bombing techniques. …
 
 
 

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He first married Annie Corrway(d 1930) and had 3 children, Bertie who died 1941 at thebombing at Ransome and Marles, and Dorothy (my Mother) and Sylvia …
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We will Remember them  when Ransome and Marles’ Factory was bombed On Friday 7th March 1941.

As a result of this raid 29 men and 12 women were killed, RIP. 2011 will be the 70th Anniversary, Greater Love Hath No Person Than This That To Lay Down His Life For His FriendsOur Heroes  in memory to the fallen, Though they are hidden in the shadow of Death. Their lives for others in the love of Freedom that never dies.

Chris Grant Father was one of those killed when a Newark factory was bombed in the second world war says the names of the dead should be included on a memorial in the town’s cemetery. 41 people died when two Heinkel bombers attacked the Ransome and Marles’ Northern Road factory on March 7, 1941. Mr Chris Grant, of The Park, Newark, lost his father, Mr Robert Grant, in the bombing, he was just five at the time.

 

Chris Grant visiting graves of John Henry Green who was killed in the bombing of Ransome and Marles. This being Important part of  Newark-On-Trent history that on Friday the 7th March 1941 Ransome and Marles’ Factory was Bombed,  let’s Remember the 41 that died in Newark-On-Trent with 29 men and 12 women were killed with a further 165 being injured.

Later on these website will take you back in time to 7th March 1941.These being the darkest days during the 2nd World war when 29 men and 12 women died with another 165 that were injured. Newark factory provided components to all three Armed Forces. More information on the attack on Newark can be found on this page.

Ransome and Marles will be remembered with a permanent Memorial, let’s have it at Newark Cemetery

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Laurence Goff Friends of Newark Cemetery visiting a number of Ransom & Marles graves.

 

Ransome and Marles’ Factory was Bombed. We will Remember Newark-On-Trent was being bombed at the ball bearing factory, and also the pump factory Worthington Simsons in Balderton. Newark was attacked regularly because of its significance to airfields and war work carried out within the area. The most significant attack was on 7th March 1941 when two German planes dropped a series of bombs on and around Ransome and Marles who made ball bearings for naval gun turrets. A total of 41 people were killed with a further 165 being injured.

We Will Remember Them

Photo: 70th anniversary 16 - 17 May 1043 the Dambusters Raid, their supreme bravery, heroism and sacrifice. Britain’s most famous and daring operations during the second world war will be exhibited at the Nottinghamshire County Show

70th Anniversary tribute to Dambusters exhibited at the Nottinghamshire County Show 11th – 12th May 2013. RAF Scampton, Lincoln-shire, from where the Dambusters took off

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Laurence Goff visiting the War Memorial to the Fallen at Newark Cemetery. Two names Ernest Patrick Beale died in the Ransome and Marles age 27, Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment) together with John Henry Green age 55, Volunteer Home Guard 11th Nottinghamshire (Newark) are the only names as fomer servicemen during the bombing of the Newark factory on 7th March 1941. Newark town Council is looking into Ransome and Marles Memorial to the 41 killed. These attack from two German planes that dropped ten bombs on the factory with five exploded was the biggest loss of life in Newark in living memory

These being the darkest days during the 2nd World war when 29 men and 12 women died with another 165 that were injured. Newark factory provided components to all three Armed Forces.

More information on the attack on Newark can be found on this website


Chris Grant who Father died when he was age 5 in the Ransome and Marles bombing. Newark was attacked  because of its significance to airfields and war work carried out within the area

Although they are not with us we will watch over their graves in years to come.

We will Remember them

 

The Battle of Britain, We well Remember them

Newark, Nottinghamshire England is going back in time over the years since 1856

Newark-On-Trent is going back in time over the years since 1856

These 19th Century Newark Cemetery is full of history. It was first opened when the Church of England portion of the Newark cemetery was consecrated by the Bishop of Lincoln on Thursday 30th October 1856. Soon after the ceremony took place, was the first interment was of  Charles John, son of W.N. Nicholson, Ironmonger of Market place, Newark. At the further end of the ground, a small piece is reserved for the use of Roman Catholics.

Among the many graves and memorials to Newark’s greatest benefactors and other people that help shaped Newark for a better future.

The two chapels was built in the Gothic style and were  designed by Messrs Bellamy and Hardy of Lincoln and  erected in the centre of the ground by Mr Whitworth of Newark and united by an arch and over it stands a rich and elegant spire, of considerable height. These once beautiful building was first opened in 1856. It has been preserved, after 44 years when it was closed in 1977. Work on the fabric of the building is finished and display boards containing information about the Newark Cemetery. 

Looking out into Newark Cemetery  which is full of history.

Friends of Newark Cemetery President Pat Alexander gives a welcome to Newark Town Mayor Councillor Tony Roberts, just before an official opening of the Chapel Interpretation Centre.

East Side former Chapel on the left has been turned into an Interpretation Centre, and will be used by Friends of Newark Cemetery.

Newark-On-Trent Cemetery Nottinghamshire, which is located  off London Road. Since it First opened in 1856, with two former Chapels one each side of the main Arch. This website has been set up as a fitting tribute, the views expressed our solely my own.

The Chapel Interpretation centre at Newark Cemetery, Friends of Newark Cemetery will open the centre  by appointment for visitors.

Several hundred members of the public have stopped to visit the former chapel which was first open back in 1856, and was re-opened in 2011. The centre contains displays of the history of Newark cemetery, Commonwealth and Polish during the World War II.

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The Chapel as in used to look at Newark Cemetery

 Re-Opened  11th September 2010 of Chapel Interpretation Centre, Newark Cemetery

Newark-On-Trent Cemetery Nottinghamshire, which is located  off London Road. Since it First opened in 1856, with two former Chapels one each side of the main Arch. This website has been set up as a fitting tribute, the views expressed our solely my own.

The Chapel Interpretation centre at Newark Cemetery, Friends of Newark Cemetery will open the centre  by appointment for visitors Several hundred members of the public have stopped to visit the former chapel which was first open back in 1856, and was re-opened in 2011. The centre contains displays of the history of Newark cemetery, Commonwealth and Polish during the World War II.

British Commonwealth and Polish War Graves During the 2nd World War

The Polish Airman Boys stood out as the best and ready to fight for freedom. These brave pilots stood up against the  enemy to the end. This made the difference between victory and defeat in the Battle of Britain. The British had Aircraft but not sufficient numbers of Pilots to face the enemy. They were sending almost completely untrained pilots up against the Germans. It was the well trained and experienced Poles that let England hold out. Something they have never been properly acknowledged for years.

General Wladyslaw Sikorski who distinguished himself in repelling a Russian invasion of Warsaw in 1920, formed the Polish government-in-exile in Paris, served as its premier, and died in a mysterious plane crash on  4th July 1943.

General Sikorski was buried in Newark Cemetery on 16th July 1943 in Sept 1993, he was exhumed and returned home to Poland, where he was buried in  the Hall of  Kings in Wawel Cathedral, next to the Polish Kings and great Polish national heroes.

More information on General Sikorski

http://newarkcemeteryuk.wordpress.com/2011/05/15/on-14th-july-1941-general-wladyslaw-sikorski-visited-newark-on-trent-cemetery/

http://newarkcemeteryuk.wordpress.com/2011/01/26/general-wladyslaw-sikorski-prime-minister-of-polands-london-based-government-in-exile/

Polish Airman

Polish Pilots in Battle of Britain  From Many Fighter Squadrons

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hlXqe8SSbTY&NR=1&feature=fvwp

 

Polish Airman Flying the skies for Freedom

Poles in defense of Britain (HQ) Brave Polish Airman during the Battle of Britain.


Gdyby mieli to w dupie i nie walczyli na zachodzie na jedno by wyszlo. Angole wykorzystali ich nadzieje na powrót do ojczyzny zeby chronic wlasna dupe a potem sprzedali kraj za ktory walczyli komunistom. zachod nas wydymał nie po raz pierwszy ale oczywiscie kolejne pokolenie polakow ktore tak glosno mowi o patriotyzmie i bolesnej historii oddaje im sie w niewole i to dobrowolnie popelniajac te same bledy walczac w ich wojnach i niszczac swoja wlasna kulture. amutne ale prawdziwe niestety


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3uIEH6Gr9to&NR=1

Tribute To Brave Polish Airman Who Fought In The Battle Of Britain

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BK3vuWnHKGQ&feature=related



Over 400 Polish Airmen were killed and are buried in Newark Cemetery, we should be grateful for their help during the 2nd World War.

The timings for the Air Bridge- All Souls Day events are as follows:

The Annual Air Bridge Is held on the 4th Sunday in September  

1.45pm Guests and Standard Bearers assemble at Newark Cemetery main Gate

2pm Procession to the Air Bridge Memorial 2.15pm Remembrance Ceremony


The Annual All Souls Day is held on the last Sunday in October each year.
Guests greeted (at the Cemetery) from 2.45pm

Procession moves off from the Cemetery Main Gate, London to the Polish War graves. The Public are most welcome.

War veterans and civic dignitaries will be among the Polish people at the annual Air Bridge-All Souls’ Day service.

Welcome to this website of Newark Cemetery Nottinghamshire

Display boards  have been mounted on the walls of Newark Cemetery Chapel Interpretation Chapel

Interpretation centre will be used by Friends of Newark Cemetery and it will managed by Newark town council who will let other groups have use of the centre. Friends of  Newark Cemetery group are needing more Volunteers, the more people that volunteer and come forward to make it a success. We would like it to be open all year round, the former chapel was built in 1856 when the cemetery was first opened.  It has not been used for 40 years, since 1977 the (east wing) is to be used as our new place by Friends of Newark Cemetery thanks to a £50,000 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Laurence Goff Friends of Newark Cemetery Chairman has put these website together in the public interest. I also have a special pages to remember  the many  like the brave Polish Airmen, tribute to service men, and the Ransome and Marles bombing on that Friday afternoon 69 years ago on 7th March 1941 when 41 were killed and 165 injured. 30 are buried in Newark Cemetery more info click on.


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At the Main Gate on London Road, Newark

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West Side former Chapel

 

Newark War Memorial to the Fallen at Newark Cemetery, Nottinghamshire

British Commonwealth and Polish  Airmen are buried in Newark Cemetery Nottinghamshire during the 2nd World War.

War Memorial to the Fallen at Newark Cemetery

Air Bridge Memorial at Newark Cemetery

For our Freedom  and  Yours

Friends around the World

Out side on London Road,  Newark Nottinghamshire giving direction to the Polish War graves over 400 Airmen are buried together with British Commonwealth.

Spitfire was heard over Newark-On-Trent on Sunday morning to mark the 70th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain

Spitfire was heard over Newark on Sunday morning to mark the 70th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain

Newark Cemetery at the main gate  London Road, Newark, Nottinghamshire

Lieutenant Jozef Ponikiewski died with General Sikorski

on 4th July 1943.

After tours of Gibraltar and festivities, General Sikorski departs for London at 11:00pm. After reaching only 100 feet, the plane began a slow dive into the sea. Only the pilot survived. All others died or were presumed dead on impact at 11:06pm.

B-24C Liberator AL523
Passengers:
1. General Władysław SikorskiPrime Minister and
Commander-in-Chief of Poland
2. Zofia LeśniowskaChief of the Polish Women’s Auxiliary

3. Major General Tadeusz KlimeckiChief of the Polish General Staff

3. Major General Tadeusz KlimeckiChief of the Polish General Staff

4.Colonel Andrzej MareckiChief of Operations Staff

5. Lieutenant Jozef PonikiewskiNaval A.D.C.

6. Adam KulakowskiPersonal secretary to Sikorski
7.Colonel Victor CazaletM.P., British Liason Officer

8. Brigadier J.P. Whitely M.P.
9. Mr. W.H. Lock (Never found, presumed dead)
10. Mr. Pinder Head of British Intelligence Service in the Middle East
(his position was never revealed to General Sikorski)
11. Bombardier Gralewski(Joined the party at Gibraltar)
Crew:
1. 1Lt Edward Maks PrchalCaptain/1st Pilot

2. Squadron Leader W.S. Herring2nd Pilot (never found)
3. Warrant Officer L. ZalsbergNavigator
4. Sergeant F. KellyFlight Engineer
5. Flight Sergeant C.B. GerrieRadio Operator/Air Gunner
6. Flight Sergeant D. HunderRadio Operator/Air Gunner
(never found)

Newark Cemetery Memorial to the Fallen. On 28th April 2007, Richard Todd OBE, officially unveiled the Memorial to the Fallen in Newark Cemetery on London Road.Around 200 VIP guests plus Newark’s general public attended a Service held between 10.45am – 11.30am which started with a fly-past of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight’s Lancaster Bomber.

For our Freedom and Yours

Over the other side of the Memorial to the Fallen at Newark Cemetery

Young people putting flowers on the Memorial to the Fallen at Newark Cemetery

Memorial to the Fallen of Newark-On–Trent commemorating those military personnel who lost their lives in conflict since 1914.

War Memorial at Newark Cemetery, we will Remember them

These website is go back in the dark days of 2nd World War with Ransome and Marles bombing, with graves located plus General Sikorski. Airman from British Commonwealth and just over 400 Polish Airman are buried from the 2nd World War and more since choose to be buried in Newark Cemetery Nottinghamshire, England for over 70 years. Visiting Newark Cemetery in 1941 and the many Polish Airman during the 2nd World War. General Sikorski the wartime leader of the Polish Government in exile met his death in an air crash at Gibraltar on the evening of 4th July 1943 and was buried in Newark Nottinghamshire. General Sikorski was buried in the Polish part of cemetery in Newark -On-Trent on 16th July, 1943.

50 years later moved on after a Catholic Mass at Newark Parish Church on 14th September 1993, his remains were brought back to Poland. Each year British and Polish servicemen honoured at Newark service, candles are lit to honour the fallen on the last Sunday in October starting at 3pm from the main gate of Newark Cemetery UK. War veterans and civic dignitaries attended a service on Sunday to honour the Polish servicemen who died during the 2nd World War. Lighting of candles were lit on each of the Polish graves at Newark Cemetery. During the service, conducted in both Polish and English, to mark All Souls Day.

General Sikorski was Laid to Rest in Newark Cemetery From 1943-1993.

General Wladyslaw Sikorski returned home to Poland on September 17, 1993 his remains were repatriated where they lie at the Wawel Cathedral in Kraków, along side Polish royalty and heros including Marshal Józef Piłsudski.

In 1943 General Wladyslaw Sikorski died on July 4th 1943, when a Royal Air Force aircraft he was travelling aboard plunged into the sea seconds after take-off from Gibraltar

General Wladyslaw Sikorski wishes were remembered and on Thursday 15, July 1943, his body arrived in Newark and was taken to Holy Trinity RC Church on Parliament Street Newark, NottinghamshireEngland. A Requiem Mass was held and the Catholic Church was guarded overnight.General Wladyslaw Sikorski wishes were remembered and on Thursday 15, July 1943 , his body arrived in Newark and was taken to Holy Trinity RC Church on Parliament Street Newark , NottinghamshireEngland . A Requiem Mass was held and the Catholic Church was guarded overnight.The following morning was Friday 16, July 1943 early Masses were held and members of the public were allowed to file past the coffin to pay their respects. Outside the Catholic Church, reporters from across theUK and BBC representatives set up their equipment on top of a nearby air raid shelter. A large crowd gathered in the Newark Streets to see the funeral procession.Newark Town Mayor, a guard of honour from the Polish Air Force We will Remember

Laurence Goff  Chairman Friends of Newark Cemetery put these Website together and will take you back in time over the years.

Za wolnosc nasza i wasza / For our freedom and yours

Following the outbreak of the Second World War, General Sikorski took command of the Polish Army which was formed in France in late September 1939. On 30 September he was summoned by the Polish government in exile, which then had its headquarters in Paris. The government was recognised by the majority of European countries except Germany, with which Poland was at war, and the USSR, which had invaded Poland on 17th September 1939. None the less, Sikorski supported the idea of normalising Polish-Soviet relations and began negotiations with Russia in the summer of 1941. On the grounds of an agreement signed in June by Sikorski and Ambassador Mayski for the Soviet Union, the one and a half million Poles who had been deported to the Soviet Union (mostly to Siberia) as a result of Soviet annexation of Polish territories in September 1939, were to be freed and both countries were to support each other in the fight against Hitler’s Germany. This agreement resulted in the creation of a Polish army on Soviet territory under the command of General Anders. Most of the men in this force were freed deportees to Siberia. In August 1942 this 70 thousand-strong Army left Soviet territory for Iran. In June 1943, Władysław Sikorski went to the Middle East to inspect the Polish units. On 4 July, during his return trip, his plane crashed over the Straits of Gibraltar a few minutes after take-off. His daughter Zofia, Chief of Staff General Klimecki, an English liaison officer and all the other passengers on board died with him. Only the Czech pilot survived the crash. General Sikorski was buried in the Polish pilots’ cemetery in Newark, Great Britain. On 14th September 1993, his remains were brought to Poland and laid to rest in Wawel Cathedral, the burial place for the most distinguished men and women of Poland.


Za wolnosc nasza I wasza / For our Freedom and Yours


Newark Cemetery, Nottinghamshire, England

Since 1856

This memorial website is dedicated to the thousands of  people since 1856  and their resting place is

Newark-On-Trent

Cemetery

Nottinghamshire

During the 2nd World War there were a number of RAF stations within a few miles of Newark many of which operated squadrons of the Polish Air Force.


Zawolnosc nasza i wasza / For our freedom and yours

A Memorial cross to the Polish airmen buried here was erected in the plot and unveiled on 14th July 1941 by President Raczkiewicz, ex-President of the Polish Republic and head of the war-time Polish Government in London, supported by General Sikorski, Commander in Chief of the Polish Forces and war-time Prime Minister. When both men subsequently died, General Sikorski (aged 62) in 1943 and President Raczkiewicz in 1947, they were buried at the foot of the Polish Memorial. General Sikorski’s It contains a memorial to Poland’s exiled war leader, General Wladyslaw Sikorski, who died when the aeroplane he was travelling in crashed over Gibraltar. General Sikorski was buried at Newark in July, 1943, and it was his dying wish that his body should be returned to Poland when it was a free country. His remains were returned in 1993A special plot was set aside in Newark Cemetery for RAF burials and this is now the war graves for people to see across the UK  and the World.  Former Airmen choosing to be buried since staying  in England after the 2nd World War. Newark Cemetery also contains  graves from the 1st world war  scattered around the  Cemetery.

Many airmen married lived around Newark and since died and are also buried in Newark Cemetery Nottinghamshire, England. Newark-On-Trent also contains  graves from the 1st and 2nd world War  scattered around the  Cemetery.

Newark Darkest Days during the 2nd World War, this being Important to Newark-On-Trent history that on Friday the 7th March 1941 Ransome and Marles’ Factory was Bombed,  we will Remember the 41 that died in Newark-On-Trent with 29 men and 12 women were killed with a further 165 being injured. Newark was attacked regularly because of its significance to airfields and war work carried out within the area. The most significant attack was on Friday, 7th March 1941 when two German planes dropped a series of bombs on and around Ransome and Marles who made ball bearings for naval gun turrets.

Let’s also Remember the many Polish Airmen that were flying Spitfires fighters with the Royal Air Force during the Battle of Britain. Let’s paid tribute to the contribution made by Polish Airmen. By the end of the 2nd world war, 17,000 Polish pilots and ground crew members had formed 14 squadron in RAF 2.000 were killed with 423 that were buried in Newark Cemetery plus  6 ARAF- Australian,  44 British Servicemen,  17 CRAF- Canadian and  3 RNZAF- New Zealand are also buried in Newark Cemetery. The history of Polish heroism and support for the British people is long and glorious. During our darkest hours in World War Two, when the Battle of Britain hung in the balance, the contribution of Polish airmen helped tip the balance in the Allies’ favour. Eight Polish fighter squadrons formed within the RAF shot down 629 Axis aircraft by May 1945, with the Polish 303 Fighter Squadron claiming more kills than any other squadron during the war.

Laurence Goff Flying the Flag for freedom For All

 


Memorial to the Fallen on the right from the Main Gate

London Road, Newark-On-Trent, Nottinghamshire

 

Cornelius Brown died in 1907 at age 55, he was to become the author of seven major books, including the massive two-volume History of Newark, which took 15 years to write, a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Litera.

A 19th Century chapel in the grounds of Newark Cemetery, Nottinghamshire, It is being used as an interpretation centre and will have an official opening on Saturday Morning at 11am by Newark town mayor Councillor Tony Roberts 11th September 2010.

The former chapel was built in 1856 when the cemetery opened but has not been used for  40 years. The (east wing) is to be used as an interpretation centre thanks to a £50,000 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. Work on the fabric of the building is finished and display boards containing information about the cemetery, as well as screens and a table and benches will be installed later this year. These once beautiful building has been preserve. I has put this Website together as a fitting tribute to the people who resting is at Newark cemetery.

Chapel Interpretation Centre (East side turn left at the Main Arch)

{Location walk from the parking lot to the main Arch turn left red side door}

Organised by the Friends of Newark Cemetery

    The Chapel  Interpretation Centre, at Newark Cemetery, will  open on the 1st weekend each Month from April – October 2pm – 4pm or by appointment for groups for our presentation and selection of exhibition – tours on Monday – Tuesday Am afternoon and pm and weekends afternoon and pm.

29th July 1942-2012 We will Remember them

http://newarkadvertiser.co.uk/articles/news/Honouring-lives-of-past-cadets

Honouring lives of  2 past cadets

Air cadet Joe Parkes (14) of Newark 1260 Squadron, lays a wreath at the grave of Keith Couzin-Wood, who was killed in a plane crash, aged 16, in 1942. Two former air cadets from different eras were remembered during a service at Newark Cemetery .

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Honouring Lives Of Past Cadets | Newark Advertiser

1st Aug 2008

 Fourteen members of 1260 Squadron Newark Air Training Corps marched to the war graves,  led a service at the grave of Keith Couzin-Wood. Plaque for Sergeant Patton near the London Road entrance to the cemetery.

http://newarkadvertiser.co.uk/articles/news/Honouring-lives-of-past-cadets

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Commonwealth and Polish War Graves located at Newark Cemetery

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Air Cadet Keith Rollason Couzin-Wood, the young cadet killed buried in

Newark Cemetery, Nottinghamshire

http://www.flickr.com/photos/newarkcemeteryuk/4847272393/sizes/l/in/photostream/

Honouring lives of past cadets

Lancaster W4270 crash memorial, Staunton in the Vale

On Thursday 18 February 1943, an Avro Lancaster, s/n W4270 of No.61 Squadron had taken off at about 1610 from RAF Syerston.

After 6 hours and 45 minutes a con rod broke on the number 3 engine, resulting in a fire. The crew tried desperately to put it out while they were diverting to RAF Bottesford. When the landing gear was lowered it caused a loss of control and the aircraft dived towards the ground. It crashed at 2256 approximately a mile north west of the Church at Staunon in the Vale.

Mission: Training

Date: 18th February 1943 (Thursday)

Unit: No: 61 Squadron

Type: Lancaster I

Serial: W4270

Code: QR-? (extensively researched, but not found)

Base: R.A.F. Syerston, Nottinghamshire.

Location: In the area of Bottesford Airfield, Lincolnshire.

Pilot: Sgt. Thomas Herbert Warne R/102085 R.C.A.F. Age 23. Killed (Later WO.II)

Fl/Eng: Sgt. George Arthur Hitchon 576765 R.A.F. Age 19. Killed

Obs: Sgt. Robert John Preece 1174086 R.A.F.V.R. Age 22. Killed

W/Op/Air/Gnr: Sgt. Thomas Raine Newton 1119116 R.A.F.V.R. Age 21. Killed

W/Op/Air/Gnr: Sgt. James Milton Whitehead 975551 R.A.F.V.R. Age 22. Killed

Air/Gnr: Sgt. Edward John Loverock 950159 R.A.F.V.R. Age 21. Killed

Air/Gnr: Sgt. John Coaker 1276786 R.A.F.V.R. Age 22. Killed

REASON FOR LOSS:

Whilst on a Cross country training flight W4270 crashed at 22.56 hrs. following an engine fire about 2 miles north west of R.A.F. Bottesford, Leicestershire. The aircraft came down a mile from the village of Staunton in the Vale, Lincolnshire.

This tragic event has been well researched over a period of 11 years + and a Memorial to the crew set up in the burial ground of St Mary’s Church, Staunton-in-the-Vale. Living relatives of all 7 men have been contacted, and the research team are indebted to them for supplying further information, photographs, letters etc.

61 Squadron Lancaster W4270 Crew
Crew of Lancaster W4270 (Courtesy DI Ablewhite)

The crew were;

Sergeant Thomas H Warne         Pilot                                  RCAF  Buried in Newark Cemetery

 Sergeant George A Hitchon       Flight Engineer             RAF

Sergeant Robert J Preece            Observer                          RAFVR

Sergeant Thomas R Newton       W/Op & Air Gunner   RAFVR

Sergeant James M Whitehead   W/Op & Air Gunner   RAFVR

 Sergeant Edward J Loverock    Air Gunner                     RAFVR

Sergeant John Coaker                 Air Gunner                      RAFVR

The memorial is located in the grounds of St Marys Church and it was  dedicated in March 2003. The original brass plaques weathered badly and funds were raised to replace them with hard wearing slate plaques. The memorial was re-dedicated on 3 July 2010.

Thomas Herbert Warne CRAF Buried in Newark Cemetery

This War Graves shown is that of Thomas Herbert Warne, for anyone who wants to know more about what happened to Herb Warne and his crew, they may find this short film of interest. It was made in August 2010 primarily for the relatives of Herb Warne and his crew, so they could feel part of the rededication to the Memorial to the crew of Lancaster W4270 at Staunton in the Vale. Burial details:

Sgt. Thomas Herbert Warne. Newark-Upon-Trent Cemetery. Sec. P. Grave 307
Son of Samuel Kernick Warne and of Isabelle Warne (nee Munro), of Kennedy, Saskatchewan, Canada.
Sgt. George Arthur Hitchon. Padiham Churchyard. Row 3. Div. 7. Grave 5.
Son of Edwin and Lilian Mary Hitchon, of Padiham, Burnley, Lancashire
Sgt. Robert John Preece. Wembdon Churchyard. Sec. C. Row A. Grave 14.
Son of Herbert and Daisy Preece, of Bridgwater, Somerset
Sgt. Thomas Raine Newton. Brandon and Byshottles Cemetery. Grave 46.
Son of Herbert and Gertrude Newton, of Durham.
Sgt. James Milton Whitehead. Cambusnethan Cemetery. Sec. A. Grave 824.
Son of Willie and Janet Reid Greenshields Whitehead, of Riddrie, Glasgow.
Sgt. Edward John Loverock. Matlock Cemetery. Plot 1. Row 12. Grave 15.
Son of Frederick and Mabel Victoria Jubilee Loverock, of Matlock, Derbyshire
Sgt. John Coaker. Leusdon Churchyard..
Son of George and Edith Amy Coaker, of Poundsgate, Newton Abbot, Devon

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Grateful thanks

Aircrew remembrance society

 http://www.aircrewremembrancesociety.com/raf1943/3/warnethomas.html

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The inscription on the Lancaster Bomber Memorial

Halam Memory to the sevon killed on 10th April 1943

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Halam Lancaster Bomber Memory April 2011, three are buried in Newark-On-Trent Cemetery.

Halam Lancaster Bomber Memorial Tribute 10th 

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Halam Lancaster Bomber Memorial 10th April 2011 Near Newark-On-Trent Lancaster ED823 Bomber Aircraft

More videos for halam airmen killed 1943 »

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Crew of Avro Lancaster ED823

 

411919

 

Flight Sergeant

 

L W LEAN

 

Royal Australian Air Force

Pilot

Aged 22   Australian

 

14855

 

Sergeant

 

F DUNKIN

 

Royal Australian Air Force

Flight Engineer

 

Aged 21  Australian

 

127064

 

Flying Officer

 

E LAMBERT

 

Royal Air Force

 

Navigator

Aged 34      British

 

1087359

 

Sergeant

 

H U OXSPRING

 

Royal Air Force

Bomb Aimer

Aged 27  British

 

 

1345277

 

Sergeant

 

W S L GRAHAM

 

Royal Air Force

Wireless Operator

Aged 20      British

 

 

R/11579

 

Flight  Sergeant

 

 

 

 

R D LEWIS

 

Royal Canadian  Air Force

Air Gunner

Aged 22  Canadian

 

 

1231524

 

Sergeant

 

W G STEPHENSON

 

Royal Air Force

Air Gunner

Aged 21         British

 

The Halam Lancaster Memorial displays the badges of the airforces of Great Britain, Australia and Canada in honour of the three different airforces from which the crew was drawn.

Memorial to the Crew of Avro Lancaster ED823

In the early hours of Saturday 10th April 1943 Lancaster ED823 belonging to 1661 Heavy Conversion Unit (H.C.U.) took off from RAF Winthorpe, near Newark, Nottinghamshire,England. At 01:25am the aircraft crashed in Halam shortly after take-off, just eight miles from the airfield.

1661 H.C.U. at RAF Winthorpe was a unit set up to train aircrews to fly heavy bombers such as the Manchester and Lancaster. The six week course was designed to “convert” the crews from flying lighter aircraft to larger, heavier ones. The final part of the aircrews’ training course was night navigational exercises, such as the flight ED823 was making when it crashed. 

All seven crew members were sadly killed in the crash.The crash site is about 1/2 mile from the centre of the village of Halam. It is on the west facing slope of a gentle hill; in 1943 the field was pasture, now in 2011 it is part of Norwood Park Golf Course. 

From the left -Raymond Lewis – air gunner (RCAF); “Jock” Graham – wireless operator;

Ted Lambert – navigator; Len Lean – pilot (RAAF)

The pilot Len Lean and the flight engineer Frank Dunkin were both from Australia. They had both joined the RAAF for initial training before being embarked for Great Britain. Flt Sgt Lean came from Chatswood, Sydney, and Sgt Dunkin’s home was in Armidale, New South Wales. Raymond Lewis, one of the crew’s air gunners was from Melfort, Saskatchewan, Canada.

All three of these Commonwealth airmen are buried in Newark cemetery, about eight miles from this memorial.

The Navigator, Ted Lambert, lived with his wife Lavinia in Overhulton, Bolton, Lancashire. At 34 he was looked on by the rest of the crew as “the daddy” of the aircrew as he was “so much older” than the rest of them. He is buried in Fleetwood Borough Cemetery, near Blackpool.

Sgt Henry Oxspring as bomber aimer, manned the front gun turret and would have been responsible for releasing the plane’s bombs on target once the crew had gone operational and were sent on bombing runs. He is buried in Hoyland Nether Cemetery near Barnsley, South Yorkshire.

Wireless Operator “Jock” Graham’s family came from Glasgow. At 20 years old he was the youngest member of the crew. He is buried in the Glasgow Western Necropolis.

Sergeant William Stephenson was the crew’s second air gunner, along with Flt Sgt Lewis, his job was to provide the Lancaster’s defence against enemy fighters. He was from Leicester, where he is buried in Gilroes Cemetery.

 

 
 


The pilot Len Lean – he is still a trainee pilot in this picture as he has white band on his flying cap


Flying Officer Ted Lambert (navigator) – at 34 years old, the most senior crew member in terms of rank and age

 
 

Frank Dunkin from Australia. He was the Flight Engineer – his role was to support the pilot by keeping “the kite” flying

Sergeant Henry Oxspring – bomb aimer. He would also have manned the front machine gun turret

 
 


Wireless Operator Sergeant “Jock” Graham from Glasgow. Sadly we have been unable to trace any relatives or family for Sgt. Graham – can you help?

 

Canadian Flight Sergeant Lewis was one of the Lancaster’s two air gunners. He would keep a sharp look-out for enemy fighters, and defend the bomber from attack

 

Sergeant Billy Stephenson from Leicester, the other air gunner on the plane. When flying with other bombers, or in formation, the air gunners would also look out for wandering “friendly” aircraft threatening to collide with their own plane, and would warn the pilot to take evasive action.

Official Crash Report

The official crash report was produced the day after the crash. It is a brief summary and gives little detail as to the events leading up to the crash. The report implies “pilot error” as the cause – HOWEVER, there is strong evidence that the Lancaster experienced problems with one of its engines right from take off. In fact it seems most likely that one of the engines was on fire when the plane crashed.

Flt Sgt Lean would have had to struggle to keep the plane on a level flight, especially if the fire was spreading to the wing. It may well be that he was looking for a flat field in which to crash land – a further hundred yards and he would have had somewhere to put the plane down. The trees on the hill at Norwood Park and the power cables across the field where they crashed meant they had no chance for a safe landing. The plane was certainly heading towards open country where a crash landing could be attempted.

Rather than pilot error, it may have been mechanical failure and sheer bad luck that Len couldn’t bring his crew down safely.

Why the engine problems, and possible fire, are not mentioned in the accident report remains a mystery. Was this an oversight in a rushed report by people busy fighting a desperate war? Perhaps it was easier to blame a trainee pilot rather than admit to a faulty, or poorly maintained aircraft…. after all to send an aircrew up in a plane that wasn’t airworthy would be to put seven lives as great risk…. Perhaps we will never know.

So far the official Accident Investigation Branch (A.I.B.) report hasn’t been traced – if that can be found, perhaps more light can be shone on the tragic events.

Can anyone provide any more information on the likely cause of the crash, or help us find the A.I.B. report?

To read the official RAF accident report for ED823 - Click Here

The Avro Lancaster Bomber

 

The Lancaster bomber was the most famous and most successful of the Second World War heavy bombers. Although primarily a night bomber, it excelled in many other roles including daylight precision bombing, and gained worldwide fame as the “Dam Buster” used in the 1943 raids on Germany’s Ruhr Valley dams

Role

Heavy Bomber

Manufacturer

Avro

Designed by

Roy Chadwick

First flight

8 January 1941

Introduced in service

1942

Length

69 ft 5 ins (21.2m)

Wingspan

102 ft (31.1m)

Weight (unloaded)

36,828 lb (16,705kg)

Weight (max. load)

63,000 lb (29,000kg)

Top speed

280mph

Number built

7,377

Unit cost

£45,000 – 50,000
[about £1.3 - £1.5m in 2011 currency]

   

During WWII 7,377 Lancasters were built and this workhorse of Bomber Command flew 156,000 sorties, dropping over 600,000 tons of bombs. Although of an exceptional design and thought by most pilots to be a great plane to fly, almost half of all Lancasters delivered during the war were lost (a total of 3,345 planes lost) on operations with the loss of over 21,000 crew members; a sad reflection of the casualties of war.

Unfortunately accidents involving aircrews in training were all too common. The crew of ED823 were such a trainee aircrew; on that tragic night seven young men “gave their tomorrows for our todays”.

Lest we forget

 

Lafarge granite gives tragic airmen lasting memorial

The generosity of a Leicestershire building materials firm will ensure the sacrifice of a county airman killed in WWII will forever be remembered.

Lafarge Aggregates & Concrete UK has donated a granite boulder from its Mountsorrel quarry, near Loughborough, to be erected as a memorial to second air gunner, Sgt Billy Stephenson and his comrades, who died during a training mission.

All seven airmen perished when their Lancaster bomber crashed in the Nottinghamshire village of Halam in the early hours of Saturday April 10 1943.

Villagers in Halam had long felt the sacrifice of the crew should be honoured and embarked on a mission to erect a memorial and trace relatives of the lost airmen.

Many thanks to Lafarge and Nottinghamshire County Council the memorial was  unveiled during a special ceremony on the 68thanniversary of the crash.

Andrew Paris, part of the Halam team responsible for organising the memorial, said:

 ”The loss of the lives of these seven brave young men was a sad wartime event for the village.

“When they left their homes and families they were really no more than boys. We wanted to do something to honour the sacrifice of these seven brave young men and now a vague idea over a pint in the village pub has become a wonderful reality.”

Angus Shedden, operations manager for Lafarge’s Mountsorrel Quarry, said:

  ”We are delighted that one of our armour stones is being used for such a worthy cause and will help keep alive the memory of these brave airmen.”

Appeals through local newspapers and radio have ensured relatives of almost all of the seven were at the event .

Those expected to attend include Sgt Stephenson’s two nephews and a niece, seven or eight nieces and nephews of the pilot Len Lean, coming from Australia; the son and grandson of navigator Ted Lambert, from Fleetwood, near Blackpool; and a nephew of Canadian air gunner, Raymond ‘Tony’ Lewis travelling from Bangkok.

Andrew, a Halam resident for the past 20 years, said:

We felt that such a significant event the village shouldn’t be forgotten or go unmarked.

“Making contact with so many relatives of the aircrew has been a hugely interesting and very touching experience. We are delighted that so many of them will be there on April 10th“.

 

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The donated rock from Lafarge

The crew of the Lancaster bomber

 


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Newark Cemetery Main Arch since 1856

Many British Commonwealth helped from Australian RAAF,  Canadian RCAF, New Zealand RNZAF and together with the Polish Air Force that were killed and are buried from the 2nd World War and are buried at Newark Cemetery Nottinghamshire.

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The Cemetery lies close to the Town Centre on London Road and have a number of memorials. The cemetery is also important internationally as it contains the Commonwealth and Polish War Cemetery and was the historical burial place of General Sikorski ( the wartime leader of Poland ) whose body has now been retuned to Poland, but whose memorial remains.

The Cemetery currently has both areas for burials and a Garden of Remembrance for cremated remains.It now also has a Memorial to the Fallen of Newark commemorating those military personnel who lost their lives in conflict since 1914.

On 28th April 2007, Richard Todd OBE, officially unveiled the Memorial to the Fallen in Newark Cemetery on London Road.  FoNC has decided to see that the memorial has a display of fresh flowers throughout the year.  This is planned to start in November; other local organisations, associated with the armed forces, have pledged their support to this initiative.

Newark, Nottinghamshire, England UK. Back in the 2005  Friends of Newark Cemetery and started we offer suggestions to Newark Town Council on ways to improve the service and facilities of the Cemetery. We are happy to have Walking Tours  of our local cemetery which was first open over 150 years ago 1856. A website has been set up www.newarkcemeteryuk.wordpress.com/ and since then I have become preoccupied with sharing the history and stories of the people that are buried. You can find out more about what  we are do by visiting Newark Cemetery Chapel interpretation Centre  which has lot’s of history information it is open by volunteers on the weekends from 2-4pm also open by appointment for for  tours.

 

Friends of Newark cemetery (FoNC) instigated and organised the 150th Anniversary of the Cemetery. The event took place on the 7th October 2006 and was opened by the Mayor of Newark. There were displays from Bereavement Groups and the War Graves Commission. There were historical trails and wildlife displays. FoNC hope to hold a yearly Open Day to include both Historical and Wildlife Trails.The next open dayat the cemetery is 8-11 September 2011

A Comfort Book is being produced, containing poems, quotations and scriptural passages, designed to provide comfort and support to bereaving families.  Members of the public have been asked to submit any poems they would like to be included and it is hoped to have the book ready by the end of the year.  Any financial contributions towards the cost of printing would be appreciated. 

Anyone is welcome to join Friends of Newark Cemetery as a member be a volunteer or attend our monthly meetings; please contact the Chairman Laurence Goff 01636-681878,  Mobile 07794613879 Email: friendsofnewarkcemetery@yahoo.co.uk or leave a message at the Newark Town Hall 01636-680333

Click on  for location of Cemetery Newark-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire NG24 1SQ

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The Friends of Newark Cemetery will open The Chapel Interpretation Centre, at Newark Cemetery,   by appointment for groups. Historical walks or help by locating families/casualties both in Newark Cemetery. Friends of Newark Cemetery Volunteers will give assistance members of the public with display of history of well know people that are buried here.

{Location walk from the parking lot to the main Arch turn left red side door}

Chapel Interpretation Centre (East side turn left at the Main Arch and enter at the red door)

Organised by the Friends of Newark Cemetery

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The Chapel Interpretation Centre, at Newark Cemetery, will open by appointment for groups  Please give plenty of notice.


For more information

 Laurence Goff
Friends of Newark Cemetery

friendsofnewarkcemetery@yahoo.co.uk

01636-681878 (home)

07794613879

 

 

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    Contact by post:

    Friends Of Newark Cemetery Chairman Councillor Laurence Goff

    Newark Town Hall, Market Place, Newark, Notts, NG24 1DU

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    There will always be men and women braver than ourselves, Rest in Peace

     

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    We Remember Them On Remembrance Day across UK and Commonwealth

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    British Commonwealth and Polish war graves at Newark-On-Trent, Nottinghamshire England

     

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    Polish Memorial and graves at Newark Cemetery Nottinghamshire

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    Polish Pilots in Battle of Britain 308 Fighter Squadron

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    Poland First to Fight 
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    Polish Flyboys

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    Memorial of Polish Squadrons (1918 -1945)

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    Battle of Britain – Spitfires Defend British Warships

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    We Remember Them not just on Remembrance Day

    Let’s Remember Them not just on Remembrance Day

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    Many Thanks To Margaret Tarrant Isaacs’s Photos – Rememberance Day Canada and  A Former Resident of The UK

    RAF Halton - Aylesbury

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    We Remember Them not just on Remembrance Day

    Lance Corporal Ivano Violino, known as Sean, was killed while serving in Afghanistan on Monday, 17 September, 2007, aged 29. He was described by his commanding officer, Lieutenant Colonel Richard Wardlaw, as “experienced and dedicated … the very epitome of a modern professional soldier, who lived life to the full and gave his all to the Army, his comrades and to his family.” Lance Corporal Violino was born in Salford, Manchester. He joined the Army at 24 and, having completed combat and driver training, joined the Kent-based 36 Engineer Regiment in February 2003. He took part in Operation TELIC in Kuwait and was promoted to Lance Corporal in October 2004, receiving recognition for his high professional standards. At the start of 2007 he was cross-posted with 20 Field Squadron and took part in construction exercises in Canada.

    He arrived in Afghanistan on 2 September, 2007, and was the first fatality from his regiment. Lance Corporal Adam Cornelius, a close friend, said: “Sean was an all round good guy. I will remember Sean best for his ‘Cheeky Chappy’ attitude to life both in and out of work. His death is a massive loss as he was an individual who had so much to give to others.” Lance Corporal Violino was married to Katey Anne and had eight-year-old twins from a previous marriage, Ellie and Lewis. He was an Army canoeist and regularly represented his regiment at rugby. His wife said: “Sean will be sadly missed for his infectious enthusiasm for life and his desire to be everyone’s friend. He was popular with everyone he met and was loved by friends and family alike. Sean was very proud to be a member of the Armed Forces, in particular the Royal Engineers. The world is a poorer place without Sean.” He was killed in an explosion during a routine convoy to transport vital engineering equipment to a Forward Operating Base in the Helmand province. Despite the best efforts of the Air Medical Emergency Response Team, Lance Corporal Violino was pronounced dead on arrival at the field hospital at Camp Bastion. Defence Secretary Des Browne said: “The death of Lance Corporal Violino is profoundly tragic. The Army has lost a highly professional soldier and his death is an immense blow to all who knew him. I hope that his family, friends and comrades will draw comfort from the fact that he died doing a job he clearly excelled at.”

    Lance Corpoal ”Sean” Ivano Violino Our Hero.We departed this life into the next. Though they are hidden in the shadow of Death. Their lives for other in the love of freedom that never dies. In Memory of our Fallen Heroes, greater love hath no person give than they lay down there life for his friends. God looked around his garden in heaven and found an empty space. Then he looked down upon this earth and saw your tired face. He put his arms around you and just lifted you to rest. God’s garden must be beautiful now as he only takes the best people.

    Our Heroes  in memory of father-of-two, Lance Corporal Ivano ‘Sean’ Violino, 29 who went to school in Newark-On-Trent and whose family still live in the town. He was killed in Helmand Province, southern Afghanistan, on September 17, 2007. RIP He joined the Army in January 2002 and had previously served in Kuwait before being promoted to Lance Corporal in October 2004. His Enthusiastic, dedicated and promising Lance Corporal killed in Afghanistan we will Remember.

    He Wishes For The Cloths Of Heaven

    Had I the heavens’ embroidered cloths, 
    Enwrought with golden and silver light, 
    The blue and the dim and the dark cloths 
    Of night and light and the half-light, 
    I would spread the cloths under your feet: 
    But I, being poor, have only my dreams; 
    I have spread my dreams under your feet; 
    Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.

    by W. B. Yeats

    For The Fallen
    With proud thanksgiving, a mother for her children,
    England mourns for her dead across the sea.
    Flesh of her flesh they were, spirit of her spirit,
    Fallen in the cause of the free.

    Solemn the drums thrill; Death august and royal
    Sings sorrow up into immortal spheres,
    There is music in the midst of desolation
    And a glory that shines upon our tears.

    They went with songs to the battle, they were young,
    Straight of limb, true of eye, steady and aglow.
    They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted;
    They fell with their faces to the foe.

    They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
    Age shall not weary them, nor the years contemn.
    At the going down of the sun and in the morning
    We will remember them.

    They mingle not with their laughing comrades again;
    They sit no more at familiar tables of home;
    They have no lot in our labour of the day-time;
    They sleep beyond England’s foam.

    But where our desires are and our hopes profound,
    Felt as a well-spring that is hidden from sight,
    To the innermost heart of their own land they are known
    As the stars are known to the Night;

    As the stars that shall be bright when we are dust,
    Moving in marches upon the heavenly plain;
    As the stars that are starry in the time of our darkness,
    To the end, to the end, they remain.

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-482650/Father-twins-79th-British-soldier-killed-Afghanistan.html#ixzz0VpDMAoOJ



    An ex-Royal Marine is set to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania to raise cash for forces charity Help For Heroes.Gavin Stewart is hoping to raise £3,000 for the charity, which helps injured servicemen and women, and is holding a fundraising quiz night at Chinnor Rugby Club, near Thame, on Friday, November 13, to raise more money towards the climb.


    Entry costs £5 per person with a maximum team of six, with a range of prizes on offer for the winners.

    To book your team’s place at the event, call Gavin on 07966 511472. To sponsor Gavin’s trip up Kilimanjaro, visit http://www.justgiving.com/gavinstewart

    In Flanders Fields

    In Flanders fields the poppies blow 
    Between the crosses, row on row, 
    That mark our place; and in the sky 
    The larks, still bravely singing, fly 
    Scarce heard amid the guns below. 
    We are the Dead. Short days ago 
    We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, 
    Loved and were loved, and now we lie 
    In Flanders fields. 
    Take up our quarrel with the foe: 
    To you from failing hands we throw 
    The torch; be yours to hold it high. 
    If ye break faith with us who die 
    We shall not sleep, though poppies grow 
    In Flanders fields.

    by Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae

    If

    If you can keep your head when all about you
    Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;
    If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
    But make allowance for their doubting too:
    If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
    Or, being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
    Or being hated don’t give way to hating,
    And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise;

    If you can dream—and not make dreams your master;
    If you can think—and not make thoughts your aim,
    If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
    And treat those two impostors just the same:.
    If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
    Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
    Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
    And stoop and build’em up with worn-out tools;

    If you can make one heap of all your winnings
    And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
    And lose, and start again at your beginnings,
    And never breathe a word about your loss:
    If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
    To serve your turn long after they are gone,
    And so hold on when there is nothing in you
    Except the Will which says to them: “Hold on!”

    If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
    Or walk with Kings—nor lose the common touch,
    If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
    If all men count with you, but none too much:
    If you can fill the unforgiving minute
    With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,
    Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
    And—which is more—you’ll be a Man, my son!

    by Rudyard Kipling

    British Legion standard bearers lower their flags for the two minutes silence.

    Where would we be without them, they are appreciated

    Passing out parade

    Where would we be without them, they are appreciated

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    We will Remember them 

    The Yeshiva Boys Choir – “Daddy Come Home”

    Here’s the links  - Thank You!!): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xF7UVW6PLig.

    “Daddy Come Home”
    The Yeshiva Boys Choir
    Featuring Yaakov Mordechai Gerstner

    Song Composed, Arranged & Produced By Eli Gerstner (EG Productions)

    Lyrics By Yossi Toiv & Eli Gerstner
    Video Directed, Filmed & Edited By Mendy Leonorovitz (On Time Studios)
    Music by The Yosis Orchestra
    Choir Conducted By Yossi Newman
    Vocals Recorded @ EG Studios By Yossi Newman & Eli Gerstner
    Mastered By Larry Gates @ Gater Music
    Mixed By Eli Gerstner @ EG Studios

    Daddy’s been gone
    Gone for so long
    For him I pray
    He joined the Corps
    Fighting a war
    Somewhere far away

    He promised me he’d return
    When the Chanukah candles burn
    So here I wait
    The blessings I recite
    By the candle-light
    But it’s getting late

    CHORUS:
    Daddy come home
    Stay with me
    Let me hold your hand
    Let me sit upon your knee
    I see fear
    In Mommy’s eyes
    Every time she cries
    And tries to comfort me

    It’s scary here at home
    My mind begins to roam
    Have I lost you?
    I hear the phone
    Mommy’s mournful moan
    It can’t be true!

    CHORUS

    Where has he gone?
    How will I carry on?
    Tell me what can I say?
    I need to pray…
    …Please hear my plea
    Send my Daddy home to…

    …Who’s that I hear
    Calling my name
    I run into his arms
    Yes, my Daddy came
    Home to me
    He’s on his knees
    Now he’s holding me
    For all eternity

    Now, as night falls
    We stand tall
    Eight candles burning bright
    And they’re lighting up the night
    Home at last
    Eyes aglow
    I hug my Daddy tight
    And I’m not letting go!

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    During the 2nd World Wartime air raid on Ransome & Marles the date to Remember is 7th March 1941 on that Friday afternoon. These was a big part of our history in Newark-On-Trent, Nottinghamshire with the most loss of life with 41 killed and another 165 that were injured. It was a huge event we most remember them and every day.

    Ransome and Marles, the air raid will be Remembered with a permanent Memorial in Newark Parish Church. We will Remember them in time for the 70 Anniversary on 7th March 1941-2011.These was a big part of our history during the 2nd Word War, with the most loss of life with 41 killed and another 165 that were injured. It was a huge event as part of our history, we most remember them and every day.

    Laurence Goff

    Newark Town Councillor and Friends of Newark Cemetery Chairman

     

    Ransome and Marles factory bombing on 7th March 1941, 41 were killed 30 in total are buried in our cemetery.

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    Ransome and Marles Newark Notts their ultimate sacrifice to work in dangerous places during the war will not be in vain

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    Commonwealth War Graves Commission Cemetery, Souda, Crete

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    We are also grateful to ~Newark Town Council~ that it letting Friends of Newark Cemetery use the Chapel Interpretation Centre open by appointment for groups.

    The new chapel Interpretation centre is being used by Friends of Newark  Cemetery. This lovely building at the East side cemetery former chapel, at the present time will open for visitors by appointment. 

    The centre contains an exhibition of the history of Newark cemetery, Commonwealth, Polish during the World War II and Ransome and Marles. 

    Let’s further promote our Newark Cemetery and encouraging interested people to join the tribute. Together as a fitting tribute who resting place is at Newark Cemetery. Our beautiful and historic Newark Cemetery, London Road, Newark, Nottinghamshire for over 150 years.

     

    The Friends of Newark Cemetery will be holding an Open Day for Historical Research in the Chapel Interpretation Centre, at Newark Cemetery on the first weekend each Month April – October 2013 from 2 -4pm.   We are grateful that Newark Town Council will provide staff to man their records system. We are hoping to encourage family research specialists to be on hand to offer assistance to members of the public. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission {CWGC} will also attend with links into their own data base.

    Laurence Goff

    Chairman
    Friends of Newark Cemetery

    This memorial website is Laurence Goff personal views, I have put it together and do not represent Newark Town Council . It dedicated to the thousands of  people since 1856.  I am happy to show you around Newark Cemetery for all to see and view. Having a means of further promoting Newark cemetery, and encouraging interested people to join the tribute.

    Laurence Goff

    01636-681878 (Home) 07794613879

      Friends of Newark Cemetery Volunteer 

    friendsofnewarkcemetery@yahoo.co.uk

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    This memorial website is my personal views, I have put it together and do not represent Newark Town Council . It dedicated to the thousands of  people since 1856.  Many are happy to have a resting place at Newark Cemetery for all to see and view. Having a means of further promoting Newark cemetery, and encouraging interested people to join and learn about cemetery for over 150 years. This is a privately owned and maintained, not-for-profit, website which is supported privately, the content here is solely the responsibility of 

    Newark Town Councillor

    Chairman Friends of Newark Cemetery

     

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