Newark-On-Trent, Nottinghamshire we will remember them

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Street name honour plan for VC hero

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Newark’s only holder of the Victoria Cross could have a street named in his honour.

Members of Newark Town Council suggested a street on a new residential development should be named after William Thomas Marshall.The planning committee was asked to put forward names for the site off Parker Street. Mr Tony Roberts said: “I think someone from the town who won a VC would be fitting.”William Marshall is Newark’s only resident to have been awarded the VC. His citation in the London Gazette of May 21, 1884, said that on February 29 of that year he received Britain’s highest military honour for conspicuous bravery in a cavalry charge at the battle of El Teb during the British Sudan campaign. His commanding officer, Lieutenant-colonel Barrow, of the 19th Hussars, was surrounded by the enemy, severely wounded and on the ground.“Quartermaster-sergeant Marshall seized his hand and dragged him through the enemy back to the regiment. Had Lt-col Barrow been left behind he must have been killed,” said the citation. William Marshall was born in Newark on December 5, 1854, at Cherry Holt Lane.He joined the Army as a private and was promoted through the ranks to later become a lieutenant-colonel. He commanded the Territorial Army in Fife during the first world war and died on September 11, 1920

 

William Thomas Marshall who was born 5th December 1854 in Newark, Nottinghamshire SERVED: 19th Hussars (Prince of Wales Own) He was 29 years old, and a Quartermaster-Sergeant in the 19th Hussars, British Army, during the Mahdist War, when the following deed took place for which he was awarded the VC.  He later became Quartermaster and Captain in the 19th Hussars. In 1905, as a Major, he became Camp Quartermaster ofAldershot. He retired in 1907. In 1918 he was promoted to Lieutenant-Colonel. DATE OF GAZETTE: 21th May 1884  V.C. CITATION: On 29th February 1884, at El Teb, Sudan, the Commanding Officer Lt Col Percy Burrow was severely wounded; his horse was killed and he was surrounded on the ground by the enemy; Quartermaster Sergeant Marshall rode to his assistance, seized his hand and dragged him through the enemy back to the Regiment, saving him from certain death.  DIED: 11th September 1920 BURIED: Kirkcaldy Cemetery, Fife, Scotland. Members of the Light Dragoons Regimental Association (Scottish Branch) hold an annual reunion and, during the day, they attend a ceremony in memory of Lt. Col. Marshall.  His Victoria Cross is displayed at the 15th/19th King’s Royal Hussars Museum in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England In 1914 he was living at 54 Bowbridge Road, Newark, with his wife Mary and six children, and she was expecting number seven.He enlisted in the 1/8 Battalion Sherwood Foresters Notts and Derbys Regiment on November 26, 1914. On June 28, 1915, 3383 Private Marshall was at the Western Front. He had been in France only 50 days. His children were Florence, Elsie, Alice, May, Frank, Frederick, Edna and Harold who was born on April 28, 1915. William had two brothers, Herbert and Edgar. Edgar was also killed in action. I believe he had five sisters, Kate, Gertrude, Emily, Ethel and Minnie.Medals awarded to Newark’s only Victoria Cross RecipientWilliam Thomas MarshallVictoria Cross Medal without Bar.pngBorn 5th December 1854 

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Died 11th September 1920 (aged 65) KirkcaldyFife Buried at Bennochy Road Cemetery, Kirkcaldy Allegiance United Kingdom Service/branch British Army Years of service 1873–1907 Rank Lieutenant-Colonel Unit 19th Hussars Battles/wars 1882 Anglo-Egyptian War Mahdist War Second Boer War Awards Victoria Cross

 

William Thomas Marshall

Born:   5th December 1854

Died:   11th September 1920  AGE   65

VC Won  29 February 1884   AGE   29

Place VC Won   El-Teb, Sudan

War/Campaign  Mahdi Rebellion

 Victoria Cross Issue No.   399   Awards   VC

Regiment   19th Hussars

Later

Now   Light Dragoons

Rank VC Won   Quartermaster-Sergeant

Rank End Of Career   Lieutenant-Colonel & Quartermaster

Place Of Birth   Newark-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire, England

Place Of  Death   Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland

Buried/Location Ashes   Kirkcaldy Cemetery, Bennochy Road, Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland

Date Buried/Cremated

Headstone   Headstone (CWGC)   Plot/Grave no.   Lair 23

Gazetted   21st May 1884

VC Presented   3 July 1884, Queen Victoria, Windsor Castle, Berkshire, England

 

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NEWARK-ON-TRENT CEMETERY UK – WE WILL REMEMBER THEM

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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. 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, Email: friendsofnewarkcemetery@yahoo.co.uk or leave a message at the Newark Town Hall 01636-680333

Laurence Goff

Chairman

Friends of Newark Cemetery 

Howard Heeley on the Poles in World War Two


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Chapel Interpretation Centre at Newark cemetery will open by appointmemt.


Friends of Newark Cemetery laid a wreath at Newark Cemetery War Memorial to the Fallen


Newark-On-Trent is also important internationally as it contains a War Graves Cemetery, which includes graves of many Polish airmen, and was the historical burial place of General Sikorski (the wartime leader of Poland) whose body has now been returned to Poland, but whose memorial remains. There is also a Memorial to the Fallen of Newark commemorating, by name, those local military personnel who lost their lives in conflict since 1914.  A further monument to war time confilict is the Air Bridge Monument which remembers the aircrew who died, during world war two, supporting the popular uprising in Warsaw in 1944.

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“At this time we remember with affection and pride the Polish air and ground crew who fought so valiantly throughout the WAR of 1939-45. Their courage and gallantry became legendary. The Royal Air Force was honoured by their presence, inspired by their example and enlivened by their gaiety. We salute a brave band.”
Air Chief Marshal Sir John Grandy GCB, KBE, DSO.

  1. The 301 (Polish) Bomber Squdron“At this time we remember with affection and pride the Polish air and ground Squadron’s aircraft: 22 July 1940 Fairey Battle ►Oct 1940 Wellington MkI
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The official website of the Newark Air Museum, which currently displays 68 aircraft and cockpit sections from across the history of aviation.

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Located on part of the former World War Two airfield at Winthorpe in eastern Nottinghamshire. There’s a diverse collection of aircraft and cockpit sections covering the history of aviation. The aircraft on display include 10 National Benchmark aircraft; 29 Significant aircraft and 18 Noteworthy aircraft as listed in the National Aviation Heritage Register. Nearly two thirds of the exhibits are now displayed inside. In addition to the aircraft the museum displays a diverse display of aviation artifacts  Open 10.00am – 5.00pm.

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Newark Air Museum, The Showground, Winthorpe, Newark, Notts, NG24 2NY


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50.000 Heritage Lottery funding of one of the Chapels which is a Grade II listed building.

 

The Memorial to the Fallen was unveiled by Richard Todd OBE. by you.NEWARK TOWN NOTTINGHAMSHIRE ENGLAND UK FROM THE FIRST WORLD WAR MEMORIAL TO THE FALLEN by friendsofnewarkcemetery.Newark Cemetery Nottinghamshire Saturday 28th April 2007 by you.

On 28th April 2007, Richard Todd OBE, officially unveiled the Memorial to the Fallen in Newark Cemetery on London Road.

Newark Air Museum, The Showground, Winthorpe, Newark, Notts, NG24 2NY


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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  4 ARAF- Australian,  44 British Servicemen,  17 CRAF- Canadian and  3 RNZAF- New Zealand were killed and are also buried in Newark Cemetery.


Friends of Newark Cemetery meeting is scheduled

on Wednesday, 30th October 2013 at 5.45pm held at Newark town hall in Pickin room.

Interpretation Centre at Newark Cemetery in the former Chapel on the East side, It is fitted with displays boards & leaflets.

The images are full of history of the Cemetery and the two former 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 could 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.

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Anyone is welcome to become a Friends of Newark Cemetery;

please contact Friends of Newark Cemetery Email: friendsofnewarkcemetery@yahoo.co.uk

Let’s offer suggestions to Newark Town Council on ways to improve the service

and facilities of Newark Cemetery in future years working together for good of all.

Young people in Newark-On-Trent Cemetery Flowers ere placed at the Memorial


In Memory of Our Fallen Heroes

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.


Greater Love Hath No Man Than This That a Man Lay Down His Life For His Friend. Lance Corporal Ivano Violino killed in Afghanistan

It is with immense sadness that the Ministry of defence must confirm the death of Corporal Ivano Violino from 20 Field Squadron, 36 Engineer Regiment in southern Afghanistan on Monday 17th September 2007.

Corporal Violino was commanding an FL12 Self-Loading Dump Truck on a routine logistics convoy, moving vital engineering equipment to a Forward Operating Base 19km north east of the town of Gereshk in Helmand province, when his vehicle was caught in an explosion. Despite the best efforts of the Air Medical Emergency Response Team who arrived on the scene shortly after the explosion, Corporal Violino was sadly pronounced dead on arrival at the field hospital at Camp Bastion. RIP

He rejoined the army on 18 January 2002. Having completed basic training at 3 Royal Military Engineering Regiment and driver training at the defence School of Transport, Leaconfield, he joined Combat Support Troop, 50 Headquarters and Support Squadron, 36 Engineer Regiment in Selby, North Yorkshire, on 11th February 2003. He was an Army canoeist and had taken part in the Devizes to Westminster race, which gained him his place to represent the army. He also represented his regiment at rugby.

In March 2003 he took part in Operation TELIC in Kuwait. He was promoted to Lance Corporal in October 2004 and in April 2006 he was cross-posted to within 36 Engineer Regiment, to Support Troop, 20 Field Squadron in Maidstone, Kent. He deployed to Canada in February 2007 – when the winter is in full swing and below -20 degrees centigrade is usual – to construct and upgrade facilities at the British Army Training Unit Suffield (BATUS).

Serving in the pre-deployment training for Afghanistan with his Squadron with 52 Infantry Brigade on Salisbury Plain and live firing exercises on the Thetford Training Area. Prior to the training he was selected for promotion to Corporal. He arrived in Afghanistan on 2nd September 2007. Two months prior to this he had married Katey Anne (known as Katey) and had eight-year-old twins from a previous relationship, Ellie and Lewis. He was promoted to Corporal a few days before he died, aged 29, and died in the Sangin Valley, at just after 3.30pm local time. He is buried in Shipbourne, Kent close to where he and his wife lived.


A brave and True Soldier

plus a Wonderful Person to all

A Great Dad

We will Never Forget You’


Lance Corpoal Ivano Violino Name is on Newark-On-Trent War Memorial to the Fallen. He was a very brave person putting people first. This Fight Men that have defend our Freedom around the World, we should not forget this.


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The Cemetery currently has both areas for burials and this lovely Garden of Remembrance for cremated remains

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44 British Servicemen during the 2nd World war were killed and are buried in Newark Cemetery

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Royal Australian Air Force, 1922-1948

[Royal Australian Air Force ensign, 1922-1948]

The Royal Australian Air Force Ensign was approved in its current form by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in 1981 and proclaimed an Australian Flag by His Excellency the Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia in 1982. This effectively made the Ensign the Battle Ensign of the RAAF. Accordingly the Ensign is always to be treated with the dignity and respect befitting the proud history of the RAAF.

4 ARAF Australian Airmen were killed during the 2nd World war and are buried inbNewark Cemetery

Ensign of the Royal Canadian Air Force

16  CRAF Canadian Airmen were killed during the 2nd World war and are buried in Newark Cemetery

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Ensign of the Royal New Zealand Air Force

3 RNZAF New Zealand  Airmen were killed during the 2nd World war and are buried in Newark Cemetery

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In Flanders Fields

John McCrae
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 courtesy of the Trustees of the Royal Air Force Museum London.

Friends of Newark Cemetery was started in November 2005. We are looking for new members. Our aims to help improve and promote the services and facilities of Newark Cemetery all year round.

Fresh flowers throughout the year at Memorial at Newark Cemetery next to front gate off London Road, Newark

Memorial to the Fallen in Newark Cemetery on London Road. Friends of Newark Cemetery {FoNC} has decided to see that the memorial has a display of fresh flowers throughout the year. Friends of Newark Cemetery was started in November 2005. We are looking for new members. Our aims to help improve and promote the services and facilities of Newark Cemetery all year round. Anyone is welcome to become a member, Friends of Newark Cemetery Member

Newark Cemetery Memorial to the Airbridge

A lovely winter of 2009 which was a snow at Newark Cemetery.

Many people visit from all over the UK and the World with tresured memories.

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NEWARK TOWN NOTTINGHAMSHIRE ENGLAND UK FROM THE FIRST WORLD WAR MEMORIAL TO THE FALLEN by you.TO THE FALLEN by you.

It now also has a Memorial to the Fallen of Newark commemorating those military personnel who lost their lives in conflict since 1914.
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Snowy Season at Newark Cemetery the main drive taken by Laurence Goff 5th Feb 2009
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All Souls Newark-On-Trent Cemetery We will Remember them. Conflicts of long, long ago will not be forgotten

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During the Second World War there were a number of Polish 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 Polish Air Force since Second World War. Many Polish Airmen that served both countries married and stayed in the UK and still have families in Newark and across the UK. They are also buried in Newark Cemetery among friends that gave their lives for Freedom, we will not forget the brave Airmen who are go buried in Newark Cemetery.

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Many Polish Airmen were flying Spitfires fighters for Britain’s Royal Force during the Battle of Britain. Let’s paid tribute to the contribution made by Polish Airmen. By the end of the war, 17,000 Polish pilots and ground crew members had formed 14 squadron in RAF. 2.000 Polish had been kill during the 2nd World War with 423 that were buried in Newark Cemetery fighting and help this country

We will Remember them.



During the Second World War there were a number of Polish 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 Polish Air Force since Second World War. Many Polish Airmen that served both countries married and stayed in the UK and still have families in Newark and across the UK. They are also buried in Newark Cemetery among friends that gave their lives for Freedom, we will not forget the brave Airmen who are go buried in Newark Cemetery. 397 Polish burials were made since the Second World War, with more Polish Airmen that remained and lived since the War have been added around the outside of the Polish War graves since. 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. his remains were returned to Poland in 1993, but there is still a Memorial to him at Newark.
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Władysław Eugeniusz Sikorski (May 20, 1881 – July 4, 1943; Polish pronunciation: [vu̯aˈdɨsu̯af ɕiˈkɔrski] (Speaker Icon.svglisten)) was a Polish military and political leader. He was born in Tuszów Narodowy a village in the present-day Subcarpathian Voivodeship of south-eastern Poland, which at the time was part of Austria-Hungary, one of Poland’s three partitioners. Prior to World War I, he established and participated in several underground organizations that promoted the cause of Polish independence. He fought with distinction in the Polish Legionsduring World War I, and later in the newly created Polish Army during the Polish-Soviet War (1919 to 1921). In that war he played a prominent role in the decisive Battle of Warsaw, when Soviet forces, expecting an easy final victory, were surprised and routed by the Polish counterattack.

In the early years of the Second Polish Republic, Sikorski held government posts including prime minister (1922 to 1923) and minister of military affairs (1923 to 1924). Following Józef Piłsudski‘s May Coup (1926) and the installation of the Sanacja government, he fell out of favor with the new regime. Up until, and throughout 1939, he remained in the opposition, and wrote several books on the art of warfare and on Polish foreign relations.

During World War II he became Prime Minister of the Polish Government in Exile, Commander-in-Chief of the Polish Armed Forces, and a vigorous advocate of the Polish cause on the diplomatic scene. He supported the reestablishment of diplomatic relations between Poland and the Soviet Union, which had been severed after the Soviet alliance with Germany in the 1939 invasion of Poland. In April 1943, however, Soviet dictatorJoseph Stalin broke off Soviet-Polish diplomatic relations following Sikorski’s request that theInternational Red Cross investigate the Katyń massacre. In July 1943, Sikorski was killed in a plane crash into the sea immediately on takeoff from Gibraltar.

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397 Polish airmen are buried during the Second World War, with more Polish Airmen that remained and lived since the War have been added around the outside of the Polish War graves since. 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 remains were returned to Poland in 1993, but there is still a Memorial to him at Newark Cemetery.

Prime Minister of Polish Government in exile during World War Two. In July 1941, he visited Newark to unveil a Memorial Cross dedicated to Polish Serviceman who died fighting alongside the British. He requested should he die while Poland was still occupied that would like to be buried alongside his men in Newark Cemetery.

Died when the plane he was travelling in crashed over Gibraltar 4th July 1943. Whilst returning from visiting Polish soldiers in the Middle East.Thursday 15th July 1943 General Sikorski body was taken to the former Holy Trinity RC Church on Parliament Street, Newark for an Requiem Mass. His boby stayed overnight.

General Sikorski was buried at Newark Cemetery 16th July, 1943. His body was returned to Poland when it was a free Country  14th September 1993. 

On the last Sunday in September each year the Airbridge special Memorial near the Polish War Graves takes place from members across the UK and Poland come to this annual visit, starting at 2:00pm Main gate on London Road, Newark.
 


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Newark Cemetery  Another event that is held on the 4th Sunday in October organised by the Polish Air Force Association. This takes place at 3pm each year.

On the 4th Sunday in September each year the Airbridge special Memorial near the Polish War Graves takes place from members across the UK and Poland come to this annual visit, starting at 2:00pm Main gate on London Road, Newark. Newark Cemetery with a parade of standards With the Newark Town Mayor with members of the UK and Polish supporters with hundreds parading to the large Memorial cross to the Polish and Commonwealth War Graves Section.


We will Remember them

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All Souls 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 of Newark Cemetery UK

War veterans and civic dignitaries attended a service on Sunday to honour the Polish servicemen who died during the second 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.

Around 100 people at the service were Polish war veterans wearing their uniforms and medals, who proceeded through the cemetery from London Road to the Polish war memorial, carrying their standards. Let’s hope that here at Newark Cemetery the resting place of our comrades and three Polish Presidents in exile, that they are remembered by the Polish and Briish communities in future years.

Let’s remember them as we pass by our Newark Cemetery. As you are now so once were many good people that are buried to all and see. You must not be forgotten, are you prepare to help and follow in my foot steps to help save guard our Newark Cemetery. Many trying to found a grave which might be unreadable or difficult to read.

We have a number of our graves at risk. We have obtained 50.000 Heritage Lottery funding of one of the Chapels which is a Grade II listed building. The restoration will start in 2009. On the 4th Sunday in September each year the Airbridge special Memorial near the Polish War Graves takes place from members across the UK and Poland come to this annual.

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Laurence Goff

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 cemetery is also important internationally as it contains the 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.

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Plot Number West side WM 59

Picture and grave of Cornelius Brown (1852-1907) a historian and editor of the Newark Advertiser for 33 years, Mr Cornelius Brown, (plot WM59) was born in Lowdham, Notts, and also lived in Southwell and Newark. The author of seven major books, including the massive two-volume “The History of Newark“.

Among 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 which I have listed.

Joseph Gilstrap,  Plot WT 149, born 1786–1869, owner of the most successful malting firm of the time on Northgate, is buried here. Born in 1785, Joseph Gilstrap spent a long and active life in his native Town of Newark, being elected in 1835 to the Town Council and as Town Mayor in 1838.Newark father of Sir William Gilstrap (brewer) and innkeeper of the ‘Hotel’ in Kirkgate and Cafferata family, plaster and brick manufacturers.

Mayor’s of Newark

Another Mayor, who will go down in history was born in  London and moved to Newark he was Mayor seven times  Alderman  Becher Tidd Pratt who died one hundred years ago December 1908 and resting place is in Newark Cemetery. Newark mayor  Douglas  Pursey Blatherwick and 45 of his family are buried in Newark Cemetery, Mayor’s of Newark Beacher Tidd Pratt Mayor 7 times 1877-1878 two years and 1885, 1886 and 1887 three years, 1896 and 1901, Thomas Earp 1869 and 1891-1892 for two years William Oliver 1884, Oliver Quibell 1907-1908 for two years. Kate Quibell the very first woman Mayor 1957 husband died at age 49 is buried in our cemetery she moved away to her three son’s in Sussex.

Thomas Earp, Plot WP 43,1830–1910, Mayor Benefactor and Brewer (co-founder of Gilstrap & Co); William H. Cubley, Plot WO 129, 1816–1896, artist; Mayor 1866. William Newzam Nicholson, Plot WO 134, Agricultural implement maker and Benefactor, MP for Newark; Sir William Newzam Prior Nicholson. Plot WO 134, 1872–1949. Artist son of Willam Newzan Nicholson.

The list of Quibell’s that are buried in Newark Cemetery UK To all the family of Quibell’s from 1873 to 1974 that are buried in Newark Cemetery

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Three Quibell’s in this photo left William Oliver middle Oliver right side Ernest, Thomas Sarah. Kate Amelia Quibell was the first woman Councillor 1n 1935 and our fist woman Mayor in 1957. I am sorry she was not returned to be buried with her husband who died at age 49. She was the eldest daughter of George Chandler she was born 12th Feb 1884.
She moved to Newark from Surrey in 1905.
We have 16 names plus one of the Quibell family . The first woman Councillor in 1935 and Mayor of Newark was Kate Amelia Quibell 1957. Married at age 21 to Ernest Hall, he died at just age 49, and they had three son’s Noel Quibell a Managing Director of grocery and provision firm in Brighton Sussex, Tom who was lecured at Manchester University, Dr Philip Quibell of challey Sussex. After she gave a lifetime of public service to Newark town and county and voluntary work. In 1935 Kate Amerlia Quibell won a by-election Newark Council first woman Councillor. Ten years late she became a County Councillor and Magistrate. In her 8o’s she moved to Sussex and died on 25 May 1975 at age 91 at St George’s Reteat ,Ditchling Common Sussex

E stands for East with letter from the list A-W and the row by numbers.

1873, Plot EI 51, John Harvey born
16 Dec 1871, died age 2, on the 17th March buried 20th March 1883. Parents of William Oliver and Eleanor Boyd Quibell his father was Mayor of Newark 1884 all three on one monument

1883, Plot EL 52, William died age 78, on the 27th Oct buried 30th Oct 1883

1920 Plot EI 51, Eleanor Boyd died age 83 on the 27th Dec buried
31st Dec 1920. Husband William Oliver son John Harvey died age two all

1921, Plot EH 45, Sarah Alice died age 72 on the 30th Sept buried 3rd Oct 1921

1926, Plot EH 46, Ernest Hall, born 17th Feb 1876, buried at age 49

3rd Oct 1926 Father Thomas, Mother Sarah Alice and Sister Alice
936, Plot WH 134, Emma Walster Quibell, Husband

1937, Plot WH 134, George Walster Quibell Wife

1945, Plot EF 46, Oliver Mayor of Newark for 2 years from 1907-1908.

Born 1863 died age 81 buried 22nd Feb 1945 was also JP. Wife Elizabeth Oliver Henry in on the back of his Parents monument died age 13 three on one monument

1953, Plot EH 47, Alice Leavers Maude Quibell born 8th Dec 1873, died age 79 buried 13th March 1953 daughter of Thomes , Sarah Alice and brother Ernest
1956, Plot EF 46, Elizabeth, also Mayoress of Newark 1907-1908,died age 90 4th June buried 7th June 1956.Husband of Oliver and son Oliver Henry died age 13
1974, Plot EH 47 Kathleen Mary, died at age 97 buried 20th March 1974

To all the family of Quibell’s from 1873 to 1974 that are buried in Newark Cemetery.

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47 blatherwicks that are buried in newark cemetery uk  in newark cemetery uk

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Newark Mayors

Mr Cyril Parlby was Newark Town Mayor 1942 and again the next year 1943.  He first joined the Advertiser staff as a reporter  moving up to editor

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Becher Tidd Pratt died 15th december 1908 Newark Mayor 7 times

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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. 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. You can see British Commonwealth Airmen and Polish burials were made which total over 400. Newark Cemetery also contains 49 scattered around the Newark Cemetery UK who are also buried from the First World War. A Memorial Cross which is in rememberance to the  Polish Airmen that are also buried. On the last Sunday in September each year the Airbridge special Memorial near the Polish War Graves takes place from members across the UK and Poland come to this annual visit. Who lost their lives in the crash at Roe Wood Farm in June 1941. The Wellington bomber had been hit by enemy fire while returning from bombing the German City of Bremen. You mignt have someone or a good friends in our Newark Cemetery UK since 1856. So pay them a persoan vistit from time to time. Though parted from our sight, be with them, within forever with outstretched arms.

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The Town Mayor of Newark for the Civic Year, 2008-2009

Founding member of Friends of Newark Cemetery and interim Chairman 2005. Newark Town Mayor 2008 Cllr Harry Molyneux at last year 2008 Airbridge service and the opening of our Friends Support Centre. All Souls is also an event that is held on the last Sunday in October each year organised by the Polish Air Force Association. This takes place at 3pm from London Road car park of the Newark Cemetery with a parade of standards With the Newark Town Mayor with members of the UK and Polish supporters with hundreds parading to the large Memorial cross to the Polish and Commonwealth War Graves Section

Newark Cemetery

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1897, Plot EI 51, William Oliver of Highfied, Mayor of Newark 1884 died age 62 on the

30th Aug buried 1st Sept 1897. Wife Eleanor Boyd, son John Harvey died age two all three on one monument

1901, Plot EL 52, Ann died age 89, 25th Nov buried 28th Nov 1901, husband William

1908, Plot EH 45, Thomas Oliver died age 64 on the 19th Feb buried 22nd Feb 1908

A son Ernest Hall

1916, Plot EF 46, Major Samuel Boyd Quibell died from the 2nd world war of wound in Germany

5th Feb 1916. His names is on the back of his father Oliver and Mother grave stone.

1920, Plot EF 46, Oliver Henry died at age 13, on 30th Sept buried 2nd Oct 1920

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The 16 names of the Quibell family that are buried in Newark Cemetery Uk plus one family name of member from the 2nd World War of Major Samuel Boyd Quibell died of wound in Germany 5th Feb 1916. His names  on the back of his father Oliver and Mother grave stone. The older part of the cemetery is split into two halves, East and West of the central avenue. Row of plots are given letters of the alphabet A-Z outwards and parallel to the central avenue, and rows of plots along the avenue are given numbers stating at the London Road end.

Friends of Newark Cemetery AGM – meeting 30th April 2014, to be held at Newark Town hall in the Pickin room arrival for a cuppa at  5:45pm, meeting will start at 6:00pm.

 I have put these website together in the public interest. A fitting tribute to the people that choose our cemetery as their last resting place.

Our Historic Newark Cemetery

Newark

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

October – March 8am-6pm

For over 150 years since 1856

We Will Remember Them

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

These website has been set up as a means of further promoting our Newark Cemetery and encouraging interested people to join the tribute. These are my own views and do not represent Newark Town Council.

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.  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 the tribute and Friends of Newark Cemetery.

Laurence Goff Friends of Newark Cemetery Volunteer

friendsofnewarkcemetery@yahoo.co.uk

Chapel Interpretation Centre at Newark cemetery will open every Weekend  by appointment.


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 me.

Laurence Goff {Home 01636-681878

friendsofnewarkcemetery@yahoo.co.uk

Chairman Friends of Newark Cemetery

One thought on “Newark-On-Trent, Nottinghamshire we will remember them

  1. As a researcher, I have a great deal of interest in Newark Cemetery. My subject is 304 Polish Squadron and many of its members lie within this cemetery; ordinary people sent out to do an extraordinary job. Those who are within the cemetery paid the ultimate price for a job well done. It is nice to see that their final resting place is being well cared for. Keep up the good work.

    Neville Bougourd

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