Newark Cemetery, London Road, Newark On Trent – Nottinghamshire, NG24 1SQ

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Newark-On-Trent Cemetery Main Gate off London Road since 1856

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

This memorial website has been put together for Friends of Newark Cemetery. It has been dedicated to the thousands of people who final resting place is in our beautiful and historic Cemetery for over 150 years.

Open all year round April – September 8am-8pm, October – March 8am-6pm 

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 on 16th 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 1993.

 

Za wolnosc nasza i wasza / For our freedom

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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.

Newark Cemetery,  London Road  

Newark

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The operation was called “Warsaw Concerto”. Annual Airbridge Memorial Service at Newark Cemetery is held on the the 4th Sunday in September each year starting from the main gate on London Road, Newark 1:45pm to the Memorial. Annual All Souls at Newark Cemetery is held on the 4th Sunday in October each year starting from the main gate on London Road, Newark at 2:45pm to the Polish war graves service.

 

             

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

Many British Commonwealth helped thanks to  Royal Australian Air Force (4 killed), British, Royal Canadian Air Force (17 killed), Royal New Zealand Air Force (3 killed) and Polish Air Force some (nearly 400 killed) They are Buried in Newark-On-Trent Cemetery 2nd World War at Newark Cemetery Nottinghamshire. Let us all Remember the many Airmen that were flying Spitfires with the Royal Air Force during the Battle to save Europe 1939-1945.  Paying a fitting Tribute to our brave fighters for their contribution. 17,000 Polish pilots and ground crew members had formed 14 squadron in RAF and 2,000 were killed of which nearly 400  from 1940 – 1947 are buried in Newark Cemetery.

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Tribute to British, Commonwealth and Polish their Sacrifice 

 The dark days of the 2nd World War from the British Commonwealth and Polish who also join up with the RAF

 Many were killed who resting place is Newark Cemetery 4 RAAF – Australian, 44 British Servicemen, 17 RCAF – Canadian, 3 RNZAF – New Zealand and 397 Polish Airmen and Servicemen 

                     

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

Newark Cemetery, London Road, Newark-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire NG24 1SQ

Is open all year round 

April – September 8am-8pm

October – March 8am-6pm

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As a fitting tribute to the people who resting place is at Newark cemetery 

This is a privately owned and maintained, not-for-profit, website which is supported privately, the content here is solely the responsibility of  Laurence Goff . The views expressed our solely my own and do not reflect  Newark Town Council.

For over 150 years since 1856

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General Wladyslaw Sikorski  1881 – 1943

 Let’s mark the 70th anniversary of his death

Remembrance for Poland’s War hero

Lest We Forget

4th July 1943 – 2013

Buried in Newark Cemetery on Friday 16th July 1943

Monday 13th September 1993, his remains were disinterred from Newark Cemetery after 50 years

On the same day his coffin stayed overnight,on 13-14 September 1993

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Newark Parish Church of St Mary Magdalene

Tuesday 14th September a farewell high Mass before returning home to Poland on the same day.

  Remember him

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General Sikorski was buried at Newark Cemetery on Friday 16th July, 1943. On 13th September 1993 his remains were taken from Newark Cemetery and taken over night at St. Mary Magdalene (Newark parish church)  a Catholic service (Mass) was held  the  next day. On 14th September 1993 remains re-turn home to Poland after 50 years resting in Newark Cemetery.

 

General Wladyslaw Sikorski Farewell Mass Held At Newark Parish Church 14th September 1993  Re-turning Home To Poland

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Newark Parish Church of St Mary Magdalene

These being a farewell High Mass before he left Newark for the last time after the service, on his a home to Poland. He was buried in Newark Cemetery from 1943-1993

General Sikorski who was Buried in Newark Cemetery from 1943 – 1993 before re-turning to Poland to be buried

For our freedom and yours / Za wolnosc nasza i wasza

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General Sikorski re-turning home to Poland  14th Septrmber 1993

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Let’s go through the Arch into the Newark Cemetery up the Main drive toward the Commonwealth and Polish War Graves. Let’s remember them as we pass by our Newark Cemetery. Amongst them were many good people once lived and are buried to all to see. You must not be forgotten, are you prepare to help and follow in my foot steps to help save guard their memory together.

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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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War Memorial at Newark Cemetery, We will Remember them

Newark Cemetery Nottinghamshire since 1856

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Newark Cemetery, Nottinghamshire, England since 1856

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These being the darkest days during the 2nd World war when 29 men and 12 women died with another 165 that were injured. When 10 bombs were dropped with 5 exploded on that Friday the 7th March 1941.

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The Battle of Britain was not just won by our brave Airmen,  also by the people around Newark that worked during the 1st and 2nd World Wars. Thanks to Ransome & Marles Ball Bearings Factory which provided components to all three Armed Forces. They needed the Ball Bearing and other parts which were needed for our Spitfires, Hurricanes, Lancaster bombers and many after Aircrafts that played such a major part during the 2nd World war. They were a great help to win the war, thanks to the employees of R&M Factory that ensured our Aircrafts got the Ball Bearings on time.

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Newark cemetery

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 Newark Cemetery,  London Road, Nottinghamshire  off the A1

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The Annual Air Bridge Commemoration Service on Sunday 28th September 2014. Assemble at Newark Cemetery Main Gates on London Road, Newark at 2pm procession up the Main Drive to the Air Bridge Memorial near the Commonwealth and Polish War graves.

The Warsaw Uprising (1944) needed the support of the allies to provide food and munitions to the Polish Partisans (AK, Home Army), resulting in the Polish Government in London, appealing to Winston Churchill for assistance. After many discussions with the Allied Command and getting no help from Russia, who refused even to grant permission for allied aircraft to land in Russia, he ordered relief to be flown to Warsaw from Italy, which was some 100 miles less than that from England, but was told by General Durrant, that an airlift of 2000 miles there and back, would have no hope of success, in that the loss of aircraft flying over occupied territory would be tremendous! Although Churchill agreed with him, he nevertheless ordered the operation to be proceeded with. 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 Amazing Spitfire Flying For Our Freedom

                     

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Newark-On-Trent Cemetery Main Gate off London Road since 1856

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

This memorial website has been put together for Friends of Newark Cemetery. It has been dedicated to the thousands of people who final resting place is in our beautiful and historic Cemetery for over 150 years.

Open all year round April – September 8am-8pm, October – March 8am-6pm 

 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 on 16th 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 1993.

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Annual All Souls  held on the Sunday  26th October 2014
(at the Cemetery)
Procession moves off from the Cemetery Gate, London Road at 3pm

A Memorial cross to the Polish airmen buried here during the 2nd World war. It was erected and unveiled on 15th July 1941 by President Raczkiewicz, ex-President of the Polish Republic and head of the war-time Polish Government in London and General Sikorski

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Click on Newark-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire NG24 1SQ

Worth  a Thousand Words

Vadim Komkov

His Father

A son of, Vadim Komkov, has related his story, but he was a member of the Polish RAF during WWII (he was Russian but raised in Poland after his parents died in the Bolshevik Revolution).

He left behind, for his children, a hand written autobiography of his life, especially of the war years, and we have a few photographs of his war experiences.

He spoke of being at Hucknall Air Force base, and mentioned a few names of comrades (Count Pininski and a man named Timurowicz).

He spoke of an instructor named Karol Sumara and another named Adamski. There are many other names he mentioned.

He was sent to Wrexham to practice flying Lancasters, and also flew a training version of the Spitfire XIV (my favorite plane!). Later he became a Mechanical Engineer in London and married my mother. I was born after the war and then we all emigrated to Africa where he worked for a the Rhokana Mining Company.Vadim Komkov, 88, passed away Wednesday, May 14th 2008, in Jacksonville, Fla.

Valerie Komkov Hill from Lubbock

Newark Cemetery Commonwealth and Polish war graves                                                            Laurence Goff Youtube Videos

http://www.aircrewremembered.com/alliedlossesmaster.html                                                

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England/Wales:  “A Polish Flame on a Polish grave

A Polish Flame on a Polish Grave – 2011

www.polishheritage.co.uk/index.php?…a-polishflame-on-a-polishgrave

 The Polish Heritage Society. A Polish Flame on a Polish Grave – 2011 . Polish flame2 3 November 2011 – Campaign Summary. The Polish Heritage 

starting its records in 2010/11. There are about 45,000 recorded Polish graves in the UK, the full number including unrecorded graves is much higher. The cemetery in Newark upon Trent, Nottinghamshire is the beautiful cemetery about a mile south of the railway station of Northgate, near the town centre of Newark. Polish airman from PAF were buried in Newark Cemetery from October 1940 until the end of 1947. The cemetery re-opened in 1962 to allow burial of the five Polish air crew of the Halifax bomber missing since 11th November 1944.

Transcribed Polish grave records England/Wales to date:

icon Polish Army Majors (Majorzy) – 409 records
icon Polish Army Lieutenant-Colonels (Podpułkownicy) – 189 records
icon Polish Cavalry Captains of Horse (Rotmistrze) – 22 records
icon Polish Professors (Profesorowie) – 356 records

 

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Personal Tribute, by Laurence Goff

Royal New Zealand Air Force died Age 30 James Cowan DFC and Royal Canadian Air Force Died Age 23 T.H. Warne, Buried in Newark

Cemetery Nottinghamshire

RAAF, RAF, RNZAF And RCAF were killed during the 2nd World War and are buried in newark Cemetery, Nottinghamshire

I just wanted to add something to this very interesting site, I notice one of the 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 http://www.vimeo.com/14431980

A short clips of Newark Cemetery on the film, on photos of Herb’s funeral that were sent to his family in 1943.

We will remember them.

  1. Lancaster W4270 memorial:: OS grid SK8043 :: Geograph Britain and 

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  10. The War Memorials, Names on Matlock’s Memorial, World War Two

    16 Dec 2010 … Edward died on a training flight when the Lancaster bomber W4270 he was on crashed at Staunton in the Vale, Nottinghamshire, killing all the …
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    My elderly frind’s brother was killed in a Lancaster … a Lancaster bomber crash near the village of Staunton in the vale, near Grantham, … W4270 was delivered to 61 Squadron Oct42. W4270 took part inthe following Key …
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On the night of the 18th February 1943, Lancaster Bomber W4270 crashed during a training mission, resulting in the deaths of all seven of its crew. This is an account of that fateful night and the research that uncovered the airmen’s story. It is a tribute to their brave service and tragic sacrifice.

This is a cut down version of the original 35 minute piece*

http://vimeo.com/14431980

Newark Cemetery, London Road, Newark-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire NG24 1SQ

War Memorial to the Fallen of Newark commemorating, by name, those local military personnel who lost their lives in conflict since of the first World War of 1914

Newark Advertiser Photo of Pete Stevens

The Chapel Interpretation Centre, at Newark Cemetery, will open  an exhibition  by appointment.  Pete Stevens from The Commonwealth War Graves Commission {CWGC} will be on hand to offer assistance to members of the public.  The Friends of Newark Cemetery, we also provide help in finding a specific grave and location  for you at Newark Cemetery.

 

The Chapel  Interpretation Centre, at Newark Cemetery, will  re-open again in 2014

The Friends of Newark Cemetery Newark Family History Day are held  2014  by Appointment for groups on weekends or on Monday – Tuesday

Historical  walk or locating  families/casualties both in Newark Cemetery.  Friends of Newark Cemetery Volunteers will give assistance to members of the public by locating  families/casualties or historical walks.Newark Cemetery have a display of history of well know people that are buried here.The Commonwealth War Graves Commission {CWGC}  with links into their own data base.

Newark Family

History Day
 Come and see what you will find
At the refurbished Interpretation Centre at Newark Cemetery
We will have volunteers on site from Friends of Newark Cemetery
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission
The Friends of Newark Cemetery,
Also we will provide help
In finding a specific grave location and are
Offering a general tour of the Cemetery.
A highlight within the Centre Will be 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.Refreshments available Admission is Free

An exhibition to Remember war dead of Newark with over 200 Photographs plus history by Pete Stevens, a Commonwealth War Graves Commission stonemason from Balderton, we are grateful to him for holding this exhibition.

Video http://youtu.be/11ipWE1C6qo
There are 603 war casualties names on Newark’s Memorial To The Fallen at Newark Cemetery, at the main gate on London Road. There are 456 names are first world war, 144 are from the second world war, one died in West Africa in 1961, one in Malaya in 1952 and one in Afghanistan in 2007.

Pete Stevens exhibition at Newark Cemetery

Newark Family History Day and exhibition was officially opened by Newark Town Council Deputy Mayor Councillor Irene Brown. The Chapel Interpretation Centre, at Newark Cemetery, was holding a Newark Family History Day and exhibition on Saturday 14th April 2012. Historical research day on families/casualties both in Newark Cemetery. We had data links that enable Newark Cemetery own Central records system and obviously the internet as well. We were grateful that Newark Town Council provided James Radley to man their records system. We also had Malcolm Ross and Pete Stevens from The Commonwealth War Graves Commission {CWGC} who was on hand to offer assistance to members of the public with links into their own data base. The Friends of Newark Cemetery, were also on hand to provide help in finding a specific grave and location with tour of the Cemetery. An exhibition to Remember war dead of Newark with over 200 Photographs plus history by Mr Pete Stevens, a Commonwealth War Graves Commission stonemason from Balderton, we are grateful to him for holding this exhibition.

Video http://youtu.be/11ipWE1C6qo

There are 603 war casualties names on Newark’s Memorial To The Fallen at Newark Cemetery, at the main gate on London Road. There are 456 names are first world war, 144 are from the second world war, one died in West Africa in 1961, one in Malaya in 1952 and one in Afghanistan in 2007.

Friends of Newark Cemetery Events

Newark Cemetery at first glance appear to possess anything of particular historical significance, since I have found out that is not the case. I am very grateful to Graham Keal  had a tour and visited the Chapel Interpretation Centre and did this nice write up which I have enclosed.

 

Over the last 8 years we have been lucky to keep the Friends of Newark Cemetery going, and last year we were grateful to have the support from James Radley from Newark Town Council, Pat Alexander, Sue Crosby, Allen and Barbara Towler, Michael and Margaret Wright. We are looking forward to the re-turn of Gillie Wilkinson from of the Newark In Bloom committee – Newark Allotments and Gardening Society.

Friends Of Newark Cemetery next meeting is on Wednesday 27th November 2013, to be held at Newark Town Hall in the Pickin Room. arrive for a cuppa at 5.30pm meeting will start at 5.45pm.

Events

 Newark Cemetery Chapel Interpretation Centre will open by appointment.

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

 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.

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

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,William Oliver 1884, Oliver Quibell 1907-1908 for two years. Kate Quibell the very first woman.

 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.

 Former 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, 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.

Polish contribution to the Allied victory in World War 2 (1939-1945) It was the only country to fight in the 2nd world war from the first to the last day of the greatest armed conflict to remember them to this day. The most important issue of the Polish contribution to the defeat of the enemy with determination, valor and perseverance. 

Since the RAF loses still grew, the decision about forming two Polish bomber squadrons (300 and 301) as well as two Polish fighter squadrons (302 and 303) was made.

Training was performed very slowly. For a long time the British commanders did not believe the Poles could fly modern fighters.

 They were detached to RAF squadrons and were excellent pilots. The first Polish pilot who shot a German airplane was F/O Antoni Ostowicz. It happened on July 19, 1940. But the most famous was Sgt. Antoni Glowacki – on August 24, 1940 he shot five German aircraft and became “the fighter ace” in one day.

Bomber Command WWII Bases: No. 300 (Polish) Squadron Bramcote : Jul 1940-Aug 1940 Swinderby : Aug 1940–Jul 1941 Hemswell : Jul 1941-May 1942 Ingham : May 1942-Jan 1943 Hemswell : Jan 1943-Jun 1943 Ingham : Jun 1943-Mar 1944 Faldingworth : Mar 1944 onwards RAF Station Winthorpe, No. 51 Base, was opened as a satellite station for RAF Swinderby. Early operations were mainly centred on the Polish squadrons 300 and 301, who usually flew Fairey Battles, operating from Winthorpe when Swinderby was water logged. Control of Winthorpe was passed to RAF Ossington and was used for a period as a Relief Landing Ground by No. 14 Pilots Advanced Flying Unit (PAFU) who had arrived at Ossington in January 1942. The Station was selected to investigate improvements to bombing techniques. A Bombing Officer was appointed to each flight and an all round effort from Flying Staff, Armament and Electrical Officers helped with the eventual achievement of worthwhile improvements. We certainly owe them a debt of gratitude.

Time to emphasized the heroism, bravery, valour and determination for freedom. Lest We Forget, Britain honoured its war dead. Tribute to British Commonwealth and Polish Sacrifice.

Britain finally honours Polish war effort with first official Arboretum Memorial

A section of the Polish Memorial, it commemorates the memory of the Polish men and women who gave their lives in the Second World War.  National Memorial Arboretum, 2011.Seventy years after start of second wold war, memorial and book commemorates 500,000 Poles who fought under UK command. They showed extraordinary bravery, many giving their lives as the ultimate sacrifice for our Freedom. The Arboretum, near Lichfield, Staffordshire, contained some 130 war memorials.

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The Memorial at The National Memorial Arboretum, the UK’s Centre of Remembrance

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The Memorial at The National Memorial Arboretum, the UK’s Centre of Remembrance

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The Memorial at The National Memorial Arboretum, the UK’s Centre of Remembrance

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The Memorial at The National Memorial Arboretum, the UK’s Centre of Remembrance

National Memorial

Arboretum

Croxall Road

Alrewas, Staffordshire

DE13 7AR

T: 01283 792 333

Email: info@thenma.org.uk

http://www.thenma.org.uk/

 

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“It is important to recognise the sacrifices that our armed forces have made, and continue to make for our country.”

Lasting Tribute with Recognition to Remember them when Ransome and Marles Ball BearingFactory was Bombed.  On that Darkest day during the 2nd world war on 7th March 1941, This daybecame known as “Black Friday.

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Sunday  Annual Air Bridge 28th September 2014 and 26th October 2014 All Souls Day

Opening

 Newark Cemetery Chapel Interpretation Centre at 12.30pm and after the Air Bridge  and All Souls service at the Commonwealth and Polish War graves .

 The Chapel Interpretation Centre {Location walk from the parking lot to the main Arch turn left red side door} will open for visits from out of town at 12.30pm and after the service. Parade will starts from the Main Gate on London Road at 2pm up the Main Drive to the Air Bridge Memorial.

  Newark Cemetery is open all year round 

 October – March 8am – 6pm

Spring – Summer  April – September 8am – 8pm 

 The Chapel Interpretation Centre will open  by appointment for groups by contact Friends of Newark Cemetery

Laurence Goff 01636-681878 at home or by leaving a message at Newark Town Hall  friendsofnewarkcemetery@yahoo.co.uk

  Laurence Goff

Friends of Newark Cemetery

Newark On Trent

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Chapel Interpretation Centre, Newark Cemetery

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 https://newarkcemeteryuk.wordpress.com/friends-of-newark-cemetery-fonc/general-wladyslaw-sikorski-prime-minister-of-polands-london-based-government-in-exile/

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 Family history day and war graves research day at Newark Cemetery

Chapel Interpretation Centre at Newark Cemetery

As Chairman of the Friends of Newark Cemetery  “We are grateful that Newark Town Council had provided James Radley  to man their records system.

 The Commonwealth War Graves Commission gave has support

The new chapel Interpretation centre is being used by Friends of Newark  Cemetery. New volunteers are needed to help at the centre to ensure it can also re-open every weekend from April – October 2014.

This lovely building at the East side cemetery former chapel, will also open for visitors by appointment on Monday – Tuesday and the weekend Contact Laurence Goff

Friends of Newark Cemetery 

01636-681878 (Home)

07794613879 (Mobile)

 friendsofnewarkcemetery@yahoo.co.uk 

 

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 for over  150 years

Watching over our Newark Cemetery

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We Will Remember Them at Newark Cemetery

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Newark-On-Trent, Cemetery Since 1856

Nottinghamshire

England

This memorial website has been put together for Friends of Newark Cemetery. It has been dedicated to the thousands of people who final resting place is in our beautiful and historic Cemetery for over 150 years.

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British, Commonwealth and Polish fighter and bomber squadrons

Let’s Go Forth and We will Remember them at Newark Cemetery

The Annual Air Bridge Commemoration Service on Sunday 23rd September 2012. Assemble at Newark Cemetery Main Gates on London Road, Newark at 1:45pm, for 2pm procession up the Main Drive to the Air Bridge Memorial near the Commonwealth and Polish War graves.

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The many flowers planted from bulbs from 2007-2010

By Friends of Newark Cemetery Group

The Friends of Newark Cemetery will be hosting events with displays of history from Commonwealth and Polish war graves and history of the Cemetery since 1856.

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Annual Air Bridge on the 4th Sunday in September, 1.45pm Guests and Standard Bearers assemble at Newark Cemetery, Main Gates on London Road, 2pm Procession to the Air Bridge

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We will Remember them at Newark Cemetery

all year round

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The Canada goose was visiting Newark Cemetery .

Taken by Laurencegoff

 

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Memorial to the Fallen of Newark Commemorating those Military Personnel who lost their lives in conflict since 1914. Located at Newark Cemetery,  London Road, Newark, Nottinghamshire

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Ransome and Marles Factory Bombing on 7th March 1941, there were 41 workers killed Newark, Notts

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Newark Cemetery, Nottinghamshire Main Arch built in 1856, located on the main drive

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Newark Cemetery Main Arch since 1856

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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.

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The Memorial to the Fallen was unveiled by Richard Todd OBE

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Newark Cemetery Nottinghamshire Saturday 28th April 2007.
The Memorial to the Fallen was unveiled by Richard Todd OBE.

Sir Andrew Buchanan Lord Lieutenant of Nottinghamshire, Newark Town Mayor,  Vice Chairman of Newark and Sherwood District Council

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Richard Todd OBE
Came to Newark-On-Trent to officially unveiled the Memorial to Fallen on 28th April 2007 at Newark Cemetery, Nottinghamshire. Actor in the Dam Busters and the Longest Day movies, WAR hero and film star died 4th Dec 2009 age 90.

Memorial to the Fallen at Newark Cemetery

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Memorial to the Fallen

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War Memorial to the Fallen at Newark Cemetery from the Main Gate off London Road, Newark

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Laurence Goff at War Memorial to the Fallen at Newark Cemetery

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1st World War Ransome & Marles Employees Newark-On-Trent who gave their lives for our country for Freedom in it’s struggle for Honour, Justice and Liberty. These is posted outside factory walls

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Ransome and Marles workers Newark-On-Trent

during the 1st World war

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RAAF 6  were Killed and Buried in Newark

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A.T. Mc Millan Air Observer Royal Canadian Air Force Died 21st Oct 1941 Age 24

Many British Commonwealth helped came fromAustralians, British, Canadians, New Zealanders and Polish Airman that were killed and are buried from the 2nd World War at Newark Cemetery Nottinghamshire

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Buried in Newark Cemetery Nottinghamshire, Royal New Zealand Air Force Died Age 30 J. Cowan DFC and Royal Canadian Air Force Died Age 23 T.H. Warne

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RAAF, RAF, RNZAF And RCAF were killed during the 2nd World War and are buried in newark Cemetery, Nottinghamshire

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A time to pray for our loss friends


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General Sikorski was killed on the 4th July 1943 on Thursday 15th July 1943 his body was taken to Holy Trinity RC Church on Parliament Street, Newark for a Requiem Mass. His body stayed overnight. General Sikorski was buried at Newark Cemetery on Friday 16th July, 1943. His was returned to Poland when it was a free Country 14th September 1993 he left Newark after a Mass which was held at the Parish Church.

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Newark Cemetery, Nottinghamshire War Memorial to the Fallen

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Chapel Interpretation Centre

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
Re-opened  11th September 2010

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Newark Cemetery

Nottinghamshire West side former Chapel since 1856 which has closed for over 40 years.

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John Henry Green grave died at age 55 when 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. A total of 41 people were killed with a further 165 being injured. More on these can be found on these lick

https://newarkcemeteryuk.wordpress.com/

Laurence Goff and Chris Grent in the Nottingham Evening Post

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I believe in Angels song by ABBA, which I sincerely believe in true God and His angels for sure with all my heart and soul, no doubts. This song is beautifully written and written by someone with deep faith. Beautiful words with these lovely song, just beautiful music in our hearts.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rG4XiqvDX9Y

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Laurence Goff  Visiting Newark Cemetery, Nottinghamshire, England

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Newark Darkest Days  the largest loss of life during the 2nd world war.

I’m taking you  back into the dark days of the 2nd World War to the bombing of Ransome and Marles factory when 41 were killed with 28 are buried in our cemetery. We have Airmen from the British Commonwealth and just over 400 Polish Airmen are  also have Newark Cemetery as their resting place 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.


Coat of Arms used by the 303 (Polish) Fighter Squadron in Great Britain 1940 – 1944.  It was inherited from the Kosciuszko Squadron established in 1919 and operated primarily by American fighter pilots serving as volunteers in the Polish Air Force.  That Squadron contributed significantly to the final victory of Poland against Bolsheviks during Polish – Soviet War (1919 – 1920).

Eight Polish fighter squadrons formed within the RAF shot down 629 Axis aircraft by May 1945, with the Polish 303 Fighter Squadron claiming more killed than any other squadron during the 2nd world war.

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A 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.

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

Air cadet Joe Parkes (14) of Newark 1260 Squadron, lays a wreath at the grave of Keith Couzin-Wood.

Keith 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. Fourteen members of 1260 Squadron Newark Air Training Corps marched to the war graves, where the Newark team curate, the Rev Tim Pownall-Jones, led a service at the grave of Keith Couzin-Wood. The crew, who also included another cadet, Geoffrey Hughes of Chesterfield, and two flying officers, were all killed. During a minute’s silence flags were lowered by corporal Sam Parkes (16) and Mr Robert Doyle, the standard bearer for Newark Royal British Legion. Mrs Karen Grayson, the mother of a current cadet, Kristian Grayson, read a poem called Somebody’s Darling.
Cadet Joe Parkes (14) laid a wreath. The Mayor of Newark, Councillor Harry Molyneux, said: “The youngsters wanted to serve their country but little did they know what could happen to them. They were very brave.” Keith was from Leigh-on-Sea and his father’s family were from Southwell and Normanton. The cadets tracked down Keith’s nephew, who is in his seventies and lives in Australia. One of the pallbearers at Keith’s funeral was Mr Jack Stringer (85) of Grosvenor Road, Balderton. He was unable to attend the ceremony due to illness and was represented by his wife, Mrs Irene Stringer (83). She said her husband, who was a corporal in the RAF stationed at Balderton, was sorry he could not be there.     The cadets also honoured Sergeant Michael Patton, a former cadet of the Newark squadron, who died in September 1996 when he fell from an RAF helicopter during an exercise over south Wales. Air cadets, led by, left, Flight-lieutenant Mark Edwards and Pilot Officer Nick Squire, of the Newark squadron, march to the war graves section at Newark Cemetery. Cadet Andrew Tallis (13) laid a wreath beside a memorial tree and plaque for Sergeant Patton near the London Road entrance to the cemetery.Cadet Andrew Tallis (13) lays a wreath in memory of Sergeant Michael Patton.  Mr Patton’s niece, Miss Natalie Henstock (24) of Newark, represented his family. She said her grandparents, Mr and Mrs Brian Patton, of Bathley, who are Mr Patton’s parents, and her mother, Ruth Hughes, of William Street, Newark, who is Mr Patton’s sister, were unable to attend. 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. Mr Patton’s father-in-law, Mr Chris Grant, of The Park, Newark, attended along with his wife, Mrs Doreen Grant. It is hoped the memorial service, on the Saturday closest to Keith’s death, could become an annual event. Mr Pownall-Jones said: “Those young men stood out because of their uniform and what that uniform still represents. “The young men and women here today are champions of the same core values of the services.” He said the values were teamwork, initiative, dedication and being young at heart, and that the first letters of those words spelt tidy. He said when the cadets checked their uniforms were tidy they should think of those values.The service followed research by the cadets into the plane crash that killed him, aged 16, on July 29, 1942.

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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.

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Lance Corporal Ivano “Sean” Violino

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Memorial to the Fallen in Newark Cemetery Nottinghamshire commemorating those military personnel who lost their lives in conflict since 1914 to the present day.

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Lance Corporal Ivano “Sean” Violino  his name has been added to the War Memorial. Memorial to the Fallen of Newark-On–Trent commemorating those military personnel who lost their lives in conflict since 1914.

Lance Corporal Ivano “Sean” Violino

is one of our Heroes let’s say thanks in his memory, he was a brave person of courage. He was killed in Helmand Province, southern Afghanistan, on September 17, 2007. RIP. His name has been added to the War Memorial.

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Lance Corporal Violino

he will not be forgotten his name has been added to the War Memorial.

He 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.

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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.

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Lance Corporal Ivano ‘Sean’ Violino his name has been added to the War Memorial to the fallen at Newark-On-Trent Cemetery off London Road, Newark, Nottinghamshire. he will not be forgotten as his name has been added.

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.


In Memory of our Fallen Heroes, greater love hath no person give than they lay down there life for his friends.


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War Memorial to the Fallen of Newark commemorating, by name, those local military personnel who lost their lives in conflict since of the first World War of 1914.

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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. The Warsaw Uprising (1944) badly needed the support of the allies to provide food and munitions to the Polish Partisans (AK, Home Army), resulting in the Polish Government in London, appealing to Mr Winston Churchill the Prime Minister for assistance. After many discussions with the Allied Command and getting no help from Russia, who refused even to grant permission for allied aircraft to land in Russia, he ordered relief to be flown to Warsaw from Italy, which was some 100 miles less than that from England, but was told by General Durrant, that an airlift of 2000 miles there and back, would have no hope of success, in that the loss of aircraft flying over occupied territory would be tremendous. Although Churchill agreed with him, he nevertheless ordered the operation to be proceeded with. 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”.

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Airbridge War Memorial at Newark-On-Trent Nottinghamshire UK

War Memorial at Newark Cemetery, We will Remember them

Newark Cemetery Nottinghamshire since 1856

Newark Cemetery, Nottinghamshire, England since 1856

These being the darkest days during the 2nd World war when 29 men and 12 women died with another 165 that were injured. When 10 bombs were dropped with 5 exploded on that Friday the 7th March 1941.

The Battle of Britain was not just won by our brave Airmen,  also by the people around Newark that worked during the 1st and 2nd World Wars. Thanks to Ransome & Marles Ball Bearings Factory which provided components to all three Armed Forces. They needed the Ball Bearing and other parts which were needed for our Spitfires, Hurricanes, Lancaster bombers and many after Aircrafts that played such a major part during the 2nd World war. These was a great help to win the war thanks to the employees of R&M Factory that ensured our Aircrafts got the Ball Bearings on time.

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

https://newarkcemeteryuk.wordpress.com/2011/01/01/ransome-and-marles’-41-killed-by-enemy-action-during-a-bombing-7th-march-1941/

Personal Tribute

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That Ransome and Marles was bombed

Chris Grant  a former Newark Mayor 1991-1992  who loss his Father in the bombing visiting graves. During the 2nd World War, this being Important to Newark-On-Trent history that on Friday the 7th March 1941. Newark Darkest Days a the largest loss of life during the 2nd world war.

Newark-On–Trent, Nottinghamshire

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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. Memorial In Memory To Our Heroes and The Fallen. We departed this life into the next. Though they are hidden in the shadow of Death. Their lives for others in the love of serving Newark-On-Trent that never dies.

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Newark Cemetery plus 6 ARAF- Australian, 44 British Servicemen, 17 CRAF- Canadian and 3 RNZAF- New Zealand are also buried in Newark Cemetery.

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British Commonwealth and Polish War Graves Newark Cemetery, Nottinghamshire

British Commonwealth and Polish War Graves 

Let us all Remember the many Airmen that were flying Spitfires with the Royal Air Force during the Battle of Britain and pay tribute to these brave fighters for their contribution. 17,000 Polish pilots and ground crew members had formed 14 squadron in RAF and 2,000 were killed of which 424 are buried in Newark Cemetery.

By mid-1943 there were nine Polish fighter squadrons, one night fighter squadron, four bomber and one army cooperation squadron, all with their Polish ground personnel, own flying schools and support unit. In the end of 1942 the total number of Polish airmen was at the level of 14,000 people including Polish pilots and personnel serving in British units. There were many squadrons with pilots from Poland, France, Czechoslovakia, Norway, Belgium and Holland. Polish was by far the largest contingent, outnumbering all the others combined.

First Polish manned fighter squadrons formed in UK were Squadrons 302 and

303. They, with other Polish squadrons have played a significant role in defense of England and in escorting Allied Forces’ air attacks on Europe occupied by Germans. For example, in the first thousand bomber raid on Cologne almost one hundred aircraft were Polish manned. Capt.. Herbst took part in many of such raids.

During the Battle of Britain (August – early October 1940) Polish squadrons have shot down approximately 200 German aircraft of which Squadron 303 has contributed with 126. The next highest scorer was the British squadron that shot down about 50 enemy’s aircraft. Germans lost the Battle of Britain with over 1600 German aircraft downed with most of their crews. The price of the victory was also high: RAF’s losses were about 900 aircraft although 1/3 of their pilots were saved.

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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.

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This was a big part of our history in Newark-On-Trent during the Second Word War, with the most loss of life, with 41 killed and another 165 injured.

We certainly owe them a debt of gratitude.

A memorial in Newark around the 70th anniversary on 7th March 2011 is taken place at Newark Town Hall. Ransome and Marles factory workers in Newark-On-Trent will be remembered once again. By Preserving the ultimate sacrifice with their memories for years to come, we will remember them.

Ransome and Marles, Newark-On-Trent

( * Buried   in  Newark   Cemetery    30    in   total)  ( O   No   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 Baldsdale 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 * 

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 * O

41 Arthur Worrell, aged 31 *

On Friday, 7th March 1941, Ransome and Marles bearing factory was bombed. This was the most notable incident of enemy action in the town. The type of work carried out at the factory made it an obvious target for the Germans. It was shortly after 1pm, the sirens had already sounded, when there was a rattle of machine gun fire and the drone of an aircraft engine. Visibility was bad, but people in the streets suddenly saw the raider, an Heinkel 111 bomber, dive through the low clouds and almost immediately release 4 bombs. Two of these landed in the works, one on the road at the side of the factory, and one on an air raid shelter adjacent to Stanley Street. One of the witnesses was Mike Wright age 4 years. There was a constant chatter of machine gun fire from both the raider and the defenders, until the plane reached the sanctuary of the clouds. Civil defense, a network of voluntary groups dedicated to saving life and alleviating suffering came on the seen.

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

Newark-On-Trent Ransome and Marles Ball Bearings Bombing, Factory Workers Remembered 7th March 1941 – 2013

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From Graham Keal Online Advertising Manager Editor for Newark Notts
History and sacrifice come alive in Newark cemetery

Given the prospect of a sunny summer’s day, most folk would contemplate a trip to the seaside rather than visit local cemetery, but having just spent two fascinating hours in Newark Cemetery I’m starting to appreciate its attractions.

These even include a donkey, though he’s not giving rides and he (or she) is there in photographic form only.

The chair of the Friends of Newark Cemetery Laurence Goff showed me round and shared his increasing knowledge about the cemetery its residents. And he told me about the donkey:

“He used to live in the cemetery many years ago and pulled the cart with the coffins. I’m still trying to find out what his name was,” said Laurence.

Apart from the donkey photo there were many more reasons to visit – peace and quiet, flowers and the freshly mown grass, the chaffinch perched perkily on a nearby gravestone while we reviewed the final home of Newark’s local notables, and the chance to quietly appreciate for a moment the sacrifice made by so many young men in assorted wars.

The Victorian chapel now converted into the cemetery’s Interpretation Centre holds a wealth of information, photographic displays and leaflets detailing everything from the sobering number of soldiers and servicemen – English, Polish, Canadians, Australians and New Zealanders – laid to rest here to the most famous residents and the native fauna and flora. Apart from the chaffinch, you might see a spotted flycatcher, gold crests, field fares and tree creepers as well as the more common blackbirds, sparrows and wood pigeons – plus squirrels and hedgehogs.

Laurence has become thoroughly absorbed in the cemetery’s history since becoming a founder member of the Friends of Newark Cemetery in 2005. He has been Chairman of the Friends for three years: “It’s been fascinating to find out about the people here. I didn’t know when I started that I would get so heavily involved, but once you’ve taken that first step, you have to find out the next chapter.”

He gets enquiries from all over the world about long-lost graves of family members – his website athttps://newarkcemeteryuk.wordpress.com/ has had 26,000 hits. Last year a lady from Australia came in search of the grave of Hilda Scaife, who died in 1923, aged 39.

Her gravestone reads “She kept her honour bright” but the grave took some finding, not least because it was smothered in ivy. Laurence later cleared the ivy and tidied the area before emailing a picture of Hilda’s grave, brightness restored, to her relative.

Some 30 fatalities from the Ransome and Marles bombing in 1941 are buried here, including John Henry Green, a roof spotter in the Home Guard who had the misfortune, aged 55, to be up there when the bombs rained down, and Edward Beale. Laurence located his grave last year when far-flung family members travelled to Newark to see it for the first time.

There are of course 397 Polish war graves here from WWII (the figure of 422 given in the cemetery leaflet includes fatalities from 1947) – and General Sikorski was buried here during his country’s occupation, his remains being finally repatriated in 1993.

Pete Stevens of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, who lives in Balderton, has made it a project to try to produce a photo of every one of the 456 WWI fallen who are buried here and all 144 of those from WWII. Photos found so far are displayed in the Interpretation Centre.

Local notables buried here include war hero Sam Derry, whose daring undercover work in The Vatican during WWII was immortalised in his gripping book The Rome Escape Line, about his work with Monsignor Hugh O’Flaherty, sustaining escaped PoWs and smuggling them back to Britain. Their exploits were also recorded in the film The Scarlet and the Black, starring Gregory Peck. Sam even appeared on This Is Your Life.

Balderton’s distinguished actor Sir Donald Wolfit is not buried here, but his older brother Philip Woolfitt is (Sir Donald changed the spelling for his stage name). Philip was a casualty of WWI, aged just 19. He joined up after travelling to Canada and served in the Canadian infantry.

Cornelius Brown, who died in 1907 after writing the definitive history of Newark and editing the Newark Advertiser for 33 years, lies here as do renowned artist William H. Cubley, Joseph Gilstrap, whose son founded Newark’s first free library in 1883, countless Quibells and 48 Blatherwicks, both families having made great contributions to the town’s history and civic life.

 

 

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Laurence Goff  Friends of Newark Cemetery Volunteer in Memory of those buried and resting place is in Newark-On-Trent Cemetery since 1856.

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NEWARK CEMETERY UK

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The Parish Church Link of St Mary Magdalene, Newark-On-Trent


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Link to http://www.cwgc.org

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission – the cemeteries, work memorials, horticulture, architecture and records of CWGC

CWGC – Homepage

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The Commonwealth War Graves Commission – the cemeteries, work memorials, horticulture, architecture and records of CWGC and the commemoration

Libera Stay with Me+Do Not Stand at my Grave

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I will be Strolling through our beautifulgrounds from time to time with my camera, on one of my historical walks looking and locating people at  Newark Cemetery

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10 thoughts on “Newark Cemetery, London Road, Newark On Trent – Nottinghamshire, NG24 1SQ

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  2. Just wanted to add something to this very interesting site, I notice one of the 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 http://www.vimeo.com/14431980

    You may recognise short clips of Newark Cemetery on the film, on photos of Herb’s funeral that were sent to his family in 1943, and which they have very kindly sent us copies. We will remember them.

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