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

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Tribute to British, Commonwealth and Polish their Sacrifice

Let’s  commemorate the 2165 Polish airmen who lost their lives in 2nd World War 

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

RAF

 Killed who resting place is Newark Cemetery, Newark On Trent, Nottinghamshire

4 RAAF – Australian, 44 British RAF and Servicemen, 17 RCAF – Canadian, 

3 RNZAF – New Zealand 

and 

397 Polish Serviceman – Airmen

 

By Laurencegoff

 

 Newark Cemetery Commonwealth and Polish War Graves

 Open all year round 

April – September 8am-8pm

October – March 8am-6pm

 For over 150 years since 1856

 Newark Cemetery

 London Road

Newark

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Commemoration, Honouring Their Memory To Them

Newark On Trent 

Sunday 25th October 2015

Newark Cemetery Annual All Soul’s Day 3pm Parade from the Main Gate on London Road
To the Commonwealth and polish War graves
The Chapel Interpretation Centre will be open from 12 noon – until 2.30pm — at Newark on Trent

 

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All Souls Ceremony of homage and remembrance, organised by th Polish Air Force Association. This  will be held at the War Graves of the Newark Cemetery on Sunday 26th October  2014 at 3pm. The Procession will start from the main gate on London Road Newark to the war memorial.

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A young boy was happy to lay this heart wreath

In memory of those who gave their lives for our freedom.

 From Polish ex-combatants { Parents Permission given}

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The Amazing Spitfire Flying For Our Freedom

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Air Bridge Memorial Newark Cemetery

Wreaths were laid in remembrance

{ Parents Permission given}

 In memory of those who gave their lives for our freedom

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King George V1 and General Wladystaw Sikorski

Great Polish heroes 

General Sikorski The Prime Minister of  Polish Government in exile, and also Commander in Chief of the Polish Armed Forces, which fought with the Allies by land, sea and air throughout the Second World War.  He was thus Political, military and resistance leader, during the war. He was the personal embodiment of the whole Polish Nation’s fight for survival as a free nation and as a people, and liberation from the terrible oppression to which they had become subject. It is little wonder then that this man was so loved and respected by his people, and that they continue to revere and honour his memory to this day. As British Prime Minister, Winston Churchill said in his tribute to General Sikorski in the House of Commons, ‘he was truly the symbol and embodiment of that spirit which has borne the Polish nation through the centuries.’ General Sikorski was also very active in World politics at that time, attending many political conferences with the allies and was, indeed, one of the Architects of the United Nations. Churchill described his death as ‘a most grievous loss to the cause of the United Nations.’ And so it was as Commander in Chief of the Free Polish Forces that General Sikorski left England on 24th May 1943 onboard an RAF Liberator Aircraft bound for Cairo to visit Polish Troops fighting with the Allies in North Africa. On his return from Cairo, his Liberator aircraft touched down at Gibraltar, just as it had done on the way out to Cairo. General Sikorski was accompanied by his daughter Zofia, who was also Chief of the Polish Womens Auxiliary. The Party also included the Polish military Chief Of Staff and Chief of Operations, and their support staff. They arrived at Gibraltar on Saturday 3rd July at 6.37p.m. Their aircraft, the same Liberator, took off from Gibraltar airport at 11p.m. the next day, Sunday 4th July 1943 on the final leg of General Sikorskis return journey from Cairo to London. The aeroplane crashed seconds after take-off,  just off the eastern end of the runway. General Sikorski, his daughter and all his party perished. General Sikorski’s body lay in State for several days at the Cathedral of St Mary the Crowned on Main Street, until a Polish warship could reach Gibraltar to take it to the UK for burial. On arrival at the Cathedral entrance the street was crowded with Gibraltarian men (their wives, children and parents had been evacuated from Gibraltar during the war) who wanted to show their respect to this courageous Polish hero. The then Bishop of Gibraltar celebrated a requiem mass in the Cathedral before the mortal remains of General Sikorski and his party were transferred to the Polish destroyer ‘Orkan’. General Sikorski was buried in Newark Cemetery in England. His grave became a shrine to free Poles throughout the world whose view was that the General’s remains should never be returned to Poland while the country was under foreign domination. It was therefore not until the fall of the Berlin Wall and the liberation of Eastern Europe from Soviet domination not until Monday 13th September 1993, his remains were disinterred and the next day after a farewell Mass was flown home to Warsaw to be re-interred in a special crypt in Wawel Cathedral which lies inside the walls of the ancient castle, traditional burial place of Polish Kings. 

General Sikorski was one of the great Polish heroes

1881 – 1943

 

 

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General Wladystaw Sikorski

 Marking the returning home to Poland 14th September 1993
4th July 2013 the occasion of 70th Anniversary of his death
  
 

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General Wladyslaw Sikorski  1881 – 1943

Newark marked 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

 at 

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

Commemoration, Honouring The Memory As Our Fitting Tribute To Them

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Welcome To Newark-On-Trent Cemetery  London Road, Newark, Nottinghamshire NG24 1SQ

Air Bridge The Chapel Interpretation Centre Sunday  28th September 12 noon  until 1.30pm.   An exhibition of old  news stories photos and pictures of interest to the Polish serviceman during 2nd World War. The Memorial Service will leaving from the Main Gate off London Road at 2pm.



All Souls The Chapel Interpretation Centre Sunday  25th October 1pm  until 2.40pm and 5pm – 8pm. An exhibition of old news stories, photos and pictures of interest to the Polish serviceman during 2nd World War.The Memorial Service will leaving from the Main Gate off London Road at 3pm.  

Wednesday 16th Sept 2015 Friends Of Newark Cemetery next meeting 2pm at Newark Town Hall in the Pickin Room arrive for a cuppa 1.45pm  

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Tribute to British, Commonwealth and Polish

Their Sacrifice

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During 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 together with other servicemen

         

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General Wladyslaw Sikorski

 Poland’s war hero

Lest We Forget

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General Wladyslaw Sikorski. 4th July 2013 we marked the 70th anniversary of his death

Buried in Newark Cemetery on Friday 16th July 1943 until 13th September 1993

  Remember him, RIP

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 After Poland fell to the enemy, thousands of Polish pilots, soldiers, and sailors escaped to England. Devoted to liberating their homeland, some would form the RAF’s 303 squadron, known as the Kosciuszko Squadron, after the elite unit in which many had flown back home. Their thrilling exploits and fearless flying made them celebrities in Britain, where they were “adopted” by socialites and seduced by countless women, even as they yearned for news from home.

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During the Battle of Britain, they downed more German aircraft than any other squadron, but in a stunning twist at the war’s end, the Allies rewarded their valor by abandoning Poland to Joseph Stalin. This moving, fascinating book uncovers a crucial forgotten chapter in World War II–and Polish–history. To the Polish volunteers who were to fly and fight so brilliantly and tenaciously throughout the Battle of Britain, the United Kingdom was justifiably known as ‘Last Hope Island’. Many of them lost their lives, many achieved glory. This book is a tremendous account of their contribution in those hectic days before the RAF began to take the offensive across the Channel. Summer of 1940 and the Battle of Britain — the darkest days during WWII. Great Britain stood alone, fighting for its life against the powerful German war machine. The celebrated squadron of Polish fighter pilots whose superb skill in the air helped save us during its most desperate hours. They not only played a crucial role in the Battle of Britian in 1940, but they also contributed significantly to the Allied war effort.

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The Prime Minister at the time Winston Churchill speaking about the Battle of Britain in 1940 said, “Never was so much owed by so many to so few.” By the beginning of 1941 there was a fully fledged Polish Air Force operating alongside the RAF. With 14 Squadrons it was larger than any other of the Air Force from en-occupied Europe that had joined the Allies. Over 17,000 men and women passed through the ranks of the Polish Air Force while it was stationed in the UK. They shot down 745 enemy aircraft, with a further 175 unconfirmed. They dropped thousands of bombs and laid hundreds of mines, flying 102,486 sorties notching up a total of 290,895 operation flying hours. They achieved this at a cost of 1,973 killed and 1,388 wounded. They received 342 British gallantry awards. A Question of Honour is the gripping, little-known story of the refugee Polish pilots who joined the RAF and played an essential role in saving Britain from the enemy, only to be betrayed by the Allies after the war. Second World War, the story of millions of young men and women who gave everything for freedom and in the final victory were let down.

 

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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 Chairman Friends of Newark cemetery. The views expressed our solely my own and do not reflect  Newark Town Council.

 

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

Organised by the Friends of Newark Cemetery

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

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We will Remember them

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Remembering them

Anyone with a photograph of someone named on the Newark or Balderton memorials can email it to friendsofnewarkcemetery@yahoo.co.uk or  d.churcher@newarkadvertiser.co.uk  or contact Dan Churcher at the Newark Advertiser newsdesk on 01636 681234

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On 28th April 2007, Richard Todd OBE, officially unveiled the Memorial to the Fallen in Newark Cemetery on London Road. Around 200 VIP guests plus Newark’s general public attended a Service which started with a fly-past of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight’s Lancaster Bomber. First World War 1914-1918 total from Newark Killed  456 

Second World War 1939-1945 total from Newark killed 144

One killed from West Africa 1961 

One killed

One from Afghanistan 2007 total killed 1
Total 603

We will Remember them, RIP

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  • Exhibition of photos and newspaper reports can be viewed by appointment for groups at Chapel Interpretation centre at Newark Cemetery

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Friends of Newark Cemetery

Public Meeting  Wednesday, 30th October 2013

 To be held at Newark Cemetery Chapel Interpretation Centre

Arrival at 5:30pm for a cuppa

Meeting will start at 5:45pm 

For more information

Laurence Goff
Friends of Newark Cemetery

friendsofnewarkcemetery@yahoo.co.uk

01636-681878 (home)  07794613879 (Mobile)

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

Spring – Summer  April – September 8am – 8pm

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Spitfire Flying Over Newark On Trent

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Spitfire Flying Over Newark On Trent

For our freedom and yours / Za wolnosc nasza i wasza

Our Historic Newark Cemetery

We Will Remember Them

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Lancaster W4270 crash memorial, Staunton in the Vale

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

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

Mission: Training

Date: 18th February 1943 (Thursday)

Unit: No: 61 Squadron

Type: Lancaster I

Serial: W4270

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

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

Location: In the area of Bottesford Airfield, Lincolnshire.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

REASON FOR LOSS:

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

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

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

The crew were;

Sergeant Thomas H Warne         Pilot                                  RCAF  Buried in Newark Cemetery

 Sergeant George A Hitchon       Flight Engineer             RAF

Sergeant Robert J Preece            Observer                          RAFVR

Sergeant Thomas R Newton       W/Op & Air Gunner   RAFVR

Sergeant James M Whitehead   W/Op & Air Gunner   RAFVR

 Sergeant Edward J Loverock    Air Gunner                     RAFVR

Sergeant John Coaker                 Air Gunner                      RAFVR

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

Thomas Herbert Warne CRAF Buried in Newark Cemetery

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

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

http://www.vimeo.com/14431980

Grateful thanks

Aircrew remembrance society

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

 

           

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The inscription on the Lancaster Bomber Memorial

Halam Memory to the sevon killed on 10th April 1943

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

Halam Lancaster Bomber Memorial Tribute 10th 

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

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Crew of Avro Lancaster ED823

 

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Flight Sergeant

 

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Pilot

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Sergeant

 

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Royal Australian Air Force

Flight Engineer

 

Aged 21  Australian

 

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Flying Officer

 

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Royal Air Force

 

Navigator

Aged 34      British

 

 

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Sergeant

 

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Royal Air Force

Bomb Aimer

Aged 27  British

 

 

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Sergeant

 

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Royal Air Force

Wireless Operator

Aged 20      British

 

 

 

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Flight  Sergeant

 

 

 

 

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Royal Canadian  Air Force

Air Gunner

Aged 22  Canadian

 

 

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Sergeant

 

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Royal Air Force

Air Gunner

Aged 21         British

 

 

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

Memorial to the Crew of Avro Lancaster ED823

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

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

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

From the left -Raymond Lewis – air gunner (RCAF); “Jock” Graham – wireless operator;
Ted Lambert – navigator; Len Lean – pilot (RAAF)

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 
 


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


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

 
 

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

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

 

 

 


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

 

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

 

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

Official Crash Report

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Avro Lancaster Bomber

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

Role

Heavy Bomber

Manufacturer

Avro

Designed by

Roy Chadwick

First flight

8 January 1941

Introduced in service

1942

Length

69 ft 5 ins (21.2m)

Wingspan

102 ft (31.1m)

Weight (unloaded)

36,828 lb (16,705kg)

Weight (max. load)

63,000 lb (29,000kg)

Top speed

280mph

Number built

7,377

Unit cost

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

   

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

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

Lest we forget

Lafarge granite gives tragic airmen lasting memorial

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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The donated rock from Lafarge

The crew of the Lancaster bomber

 

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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 (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 over 400  from 1940 – 1947 are buried in Newark Cemetery.

For all the men who gave their lives so bravely, for our country during the 2nd World War, so many volunteered from The Commonwealth from The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) The Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) The Royal New Zealand Air Force, Polish Airmen fighter pilots served in the RAF during the Battle of Britain. 1940 some 8,400 Polish airmen were evacuated to the United Kingdom, which they now called Wyspa Ostatniej Nadziei or “The Island of Last Hope.”

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Lukasz Lutostański Polish Consul General in Manchester and  Father Krzysztof Kawczynski from the Polish Church, Nottingham

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The United Kingdom, also have over 2,100 Polish War dead, we here in Newark Cemetery have 397 since 1947 and more use Newark as their rest place to the present day. Polish died are also commemorated in 244 different locations. Our lasting tribute, is a time to remember them for their  heroism, bravery, valour and determination for freedom.  Let’s remember them by paying our tribute to them and for their contribution during the 2nd World War.

 

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This Memorial Plaque which is dedicated to the thousands of men and women from the 2nd World War. I found this posted on the Nat West Bank on Stodman Street, Newark near the town hall

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Cadet Keith Rollason CouzinWood, they believed that it would be an air experience flight of a life time.

On this date 29th July 1942, to help mark the 70th anniversary

Sadly two young cadets died in an accident when the plane crash, Keith Rollason Couzin-Wood  age 16 and Geoffrey Hughes of Chesterfield.  They were both on their  first flight, when RAF Hampden bomber from 408 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force, when it stalled and crashed soon after take off from RAF Balderton.

War plane crash boy remembered 70 years on.  A Newark town councillor laid a palm cross of remembrance on the grave of an air cadet killed 70 years ago in a second world war plane crash.

Keith Couzin-Wood, 16, is buried in the war graves section of Newark Cemetery.He was a passenger in an RAF Hampden bomber that crashed just after take-off from RAF Balderton on July 29, 1942.The plane, from 408 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force, stalled and crashed about two miles south-east of the airfield. The crew, which also included another cadet, Geoffrey Hughes, of Chesterfield, and two flying officers, were all killed.

Keith, a member of the Southend-on-Sea squadron of the Air Training Corps, was from Leigh-on-Sea and the youngest of four children. His father’s family were from Southwell and Normanton. It was his first flight. There is no record of the crash in the Advertiser’s archives because information was often heavily censored during the war. Many cadets were sent to work on RAF stations across the country during the war. They were used to carry messages, move equipment, load ammunition and do office work. Town councillor Mr Laurence Goff said he felt compelled to mark the 70th anniversary of Keith’s death as there was no official commemoration. He also laid flowers at the grave on the anniversary.

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Newark Cemetery can boast of having lot’s of impressive benefactors  since 1856. An array of  names and servicemen going back to 1914 to the present day who resting place is located in Newark-On-Trent.

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

Thursday 30th October 1856. The Church of England portion of the new Cemetery was consecrated by the Bishop of Lincoln. Soon after the ceremony took place, the very first burial was made for the family of W.N. Nicholson, Ironmonger, Market Place, Newark. Their three year old son Charles John.

On 23rd February 1856 . At 10 O’clock the members of the Corporation and Burial Board together with Ministers of Churches from the area. The Town Mayor Henry Sutton, Chief Constable, Waterton, with the battle-axe and the Police, W.Newton the Clerk to the Board, Town Crier with Two Mace-bearers, 12 scholars from the Grammar School and other officials assembled at the Town Hall. The procession crossed the Market Place and went by Bridge Street, Carter Gate and Beaumont Street to the New Cemetery site. The corner-stone of the new buildings was laid by Joseph Branston Esq.

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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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Canadian Red Ensign Flag during the 2nd world war, 17 (RCAF) Royal Canadian Air Force

were killed and are buried in Newark-On-Trent Cemetery

This was the official flag of Canada from 1921 until 1957. Since 1868, Canada has used this design with slightly different alterations to the Canadian shield. The Canadian badge in the fly of the flag has gone through several revisions since then. This was used by Canadian troops in the trenches of World War I. It was also the Canadian flag that was carried to the beaches at Normandy, France by Canadian troops during the D-Day invasion of occuppied France. The entities represented in the shield are the arms of the countries where the vast majority of Canadian people hail from: England, Scotland, Ireland and France. The three green maple leaves in the bottom of the shield represent Canada itself. In 1957, the three Maple leaves were changed from green to red and that design was used until the establishment of the maple leaf flag we know today in 1965.

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

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Name: KENNEDY, JOHN BERNARD

Initials: J B
Nationality: New Zealand
Rank: Flight Sergeant (Pilot)
Regiment/Service: Royal New Zealand Air Force
Unit Text: 455 (R.A.A.F.) Sqdn
Age: 26
Date of Death: 13/02/1942
Service No: 402874
Additional information: Son of Patrick and Ethel Kennedy, of Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. R. Grave 298.
Cemetery: NEWARK-UPON-TRENT CEMETERY

Hampden 1 took off 2243 from Wigsley returned early with engine  trouble crashed at 0153 at Eagle, Lincoln while preparing to land. No other crew members of this aircraft are buried in Newark Cemetery. 

4 Royal Australian Air Force died and are buried in Newark Cemetery
Just 21 years old, died for our freedom, 14855 Sergeant F. Dunkin


NEWARK-UPON-TRENT CEMETERY Lancaster 1 of 1661 HCU took off from Winthorpe for general practice with 10 trainee crew members, crashed due to fire in outer port engine crashed at Cromwell near Newark, all crew killed, three crew buried in Newark Cemetery -.Cowan, Burgess and Hannay. Cowan had previously completed a tour of operations with 9 Squadron, his brother was also a pilot on 9 Squadron, it was very rare that brothers served at the same time on the same Squadron.

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Name: BRADLEY, DESMOND GEORGE
Initials: D G
Nationality: New Zealand
Rank: Sergeant (Pilot)
Regiment/Service: Royal New Zealand Air Force
Unit Text: 408 (R.C.A.F.) Sqdn
Age: 22
Date of Death: 21/10/1941
Service No: 401801
Additional information: Son of Vincent Henry and Edith Victoria Bradley, of Waipukurau, Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. Q. Grave 300.
Cemetery: NEWARK-UPON-TRENT CEMETERY 

 4 Royal Australian Air Force died and are buried in Newark Cemetery

Just 22 years old, died for our freedom, 411919 Flight Sergeant L.W. Lean
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Many thanks to Roger Audis 9 Squadron Association Historian help with information

Flight Sergeant R.D.Lewis, Air Gunner Royal Canadian Air Force, 10th April 1943 Age 22

Newark Town Council

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

Nearly 40,000 burial records are available, with a mixture of register scans and computerised records. www.deceasedonline.com/
Deceased Online – research burial and cremation records

Newark Cemetery – Added 7 June 2010

Burials numbered 1 to 37,141 dated 31 December 1856 to 4 March 1997, are available as burial register scans. Subsequent data is only available as full computerised records. Initially, records have been added up to no 39,673 dated 26 March 2010.

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Time to emphasized the Heroism, Bravery, Valour and Determination for our Freedom

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

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

Our beautiful and historic Newark Cemetery, London Road, Newark, Nottinghamshire open all year round Summer 8am-8pm, Winter 8am-6pm for over 150 years since 1856.

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

 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.

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 Pete Stevens photographs of our fallen heroes that came from Newark-On-Trent 

From 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 came from Newark-On-Trent and 144 from WWII.

Newark Town Councillor Laurence Goff  and Pete Stevens of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission had displayed his photos of people who died that came from Newark.  Their  name are posted on the Memorial to the Fallen which is located at  Newark Cemetery  Main gate near London Road, Newark.

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Memorial to the Fallen at Newark Cemetery

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

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

First World War 1914-1918 total from Newark Killed  456

Second World War 1939-1945 total from Newark killed 144

One killed from West Africa 1961 

One killed from Malaya 1962 

One killed from Afghanistan 2007 

Total 603

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A Lasting tribute to mark the ultimate sacrifice made by Newark’s fallen heroes has been officially unveiled 2007

Memorial to the Fallen of 603 Newark residents that have lost their lives in conflict since 1914 to the present day. Located at Newark Cemetery,  Main Gate, London Road, Newark, Nottinghamshire

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Memorial to the Fallen – Newark-On-Trent

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Mr Pete Stevens

Visitors to Newark Town Hall have had the chance to see photographs of some of those who fell during the first world war and in conflicts since. Around 80 pictures of soldiers, sailors and airmen who died are being exhibited. They are part of a project by a Commonwealth War Graves Commission stonemason from Balderton, Mr Pete Stevens.

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Pete Stevens wants to match photographs to the names of all of those from Newark and Balderton who died and whose named appear on appear on either the Memorial To The Fallen in Newark Cemetery or the memorial inside St Giles’ Church, Balderton.There are 603 names on the Memorial To The Fallen, of which 456 are first world war casualties.There are 45 names listed on the memorial inside St Giles’ Church, Balderton, and a further 13 from the second world war. More than 200 photographs have been obtained so far. It is hoped the project could be completed by August 4, 2014, which is the 100th anniversary of the declaration of war by Great Britain on Germany and her allies.

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Mr Pete Stevens, Newark Town Mayor Councillor Irene Brown and Mayor’s consort Mr Alan Morgan

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Remembering the many Polish Airmen that were flying  with the Royal

Air Force, and The Commonwealth from RAAF, RCAF, RNZAF during

the Battle of Britain

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All Souls is held each year from the Main Gate on London Road with a parade at 3pm to the Commonwealth and Polish war graves at Newark Cemetery on the last Sunday in October.

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The inscription on the Lancaster Bomber Memorial

 

Halam Memory to the sevon killed on 10th April 1943

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

 

Halam Lancaster Bomber Memorial Tribute 10th 

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

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

Role

Heavy Bomber

Manufacturer

Avro

Designed by

Roy Chadwick

First flight

8 January 1941

Introduced in service

1942

Length

69 ft 5 ins (21.2m)

Wingspan

102 ft (31.1m)

Weight (unloaded)

36,828 lb (16,705kg)

Weight (max. load)

63,000 lb (29,000kg)

Top speed

280mph

Number built

7,377

Unit cost

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

   

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

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

Lest we forget

Lafarge granite gives tragic airmen lasting memorial

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Let’s pay our tribute to these brave fighters for their contribution

Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn


At the going down of the sun and in the morning


We will remember them

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Our  Lasting Tribute

Time to emphasized the heroism, bravery, valour and determination for freedom. Lest We Forget.Time to emphasized the heroism, bravery, valour and determination for our freedom. Lest We Forget, Britain honoured its war dead.

Tribute to British Commonwealth and Polish Sacrifice that are buried at Newark Cemetery during the 2nd war world

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Air Bridge Memorial  Service At Newark Cemetery in Nottinghamshire

This being held each year on the last Sunday in September, the parade leaves from the Main Gate on London Road at 1:45pm . Let’s remember those who died during the Air Bridge Operations when Britain and the Commonwealth forces answered a plea for help from the Polish Government in Exile to drop supplies to the Polish secret army which was striking back against the enemy in 1944. 

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

Air Bridge  4th Sunday  September 2013 { held on the last Sunday each year in September} from the Main Gate  on London Road at 2pm.

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

For our freedom and yours / Za wolnosc nasza i wasza

All Souls is held at Commonwealth and Polish war graves at Newark Cemetery on 4th Sunday  October  each years. The parade starts from the Main Gate located on London Road at 3pm. 

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Memorial At Newark Cemetery in Nottinghamshire

Inscription

(ON PLINTH) ZA WOLNOSC – FOR FREEDOM 1940 – 1945/
(ON FRONT OF CROSS) TO THE MEMORY OF FALLEN POLISH AIRMEN/ I HAVE FOUGHT A GOOD

 FIGHT, I HAVE FINISHED MY COURSE,

I HAVE KEPT THE FAITH

Physical Description

THESE VERY TALL LATIN CROSS, DECORATED WITH 12 CROSS AND POLISH EAGLE DEVICES ON THE FRONT FACE. ON TWO STAGE PLINTH

There are over 400 hundred graves of Polish airmen who perished during the 2nd World War, 1946 and 1947. These graves are under the care of the (CWGC) The Commonwealth War Graves Commission. It was from Newark cemetery that  General Sikorski, Poland’s Prime Minister and Commander in Chief of the Polish Forces unveiled this principal Memorial on 15th July 1941 together with President Raczkiewicz, ex President of the Polish Republic and head of the war-time Polish Government in London. Over 400  airmen of the Polish Air Force in Britain that died during the 2nd World War and are to be found in Newark Cemetery, Nottinghamshire England. Immediately  next to the Cross was the former grave of General Sikorski from 1943.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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A time to pray for our loss friends at Newark Cemetery

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

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FRIENDS OF NEWARK CEMETERY TRANSLATED INTO POLISH

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General Wladyslaw Sikorski

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Remember those who have given up their lives for Freedom

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

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Newark Cemetery Nottinghamshire, memorial website

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

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Remember those who have given up their lives for Freedom

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

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Newark Cemetery, Nottinghamshire, England Since 1856

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48 BLATHERWICK’S THAT ARE BURIED IN NEWARK CEMETERY UK From 1858-2011

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

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

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The Main Drive at Newark Cemetery two former Chapels built in 1856,  one has been turned into a centre and is opened by volunteers from Friends of Newark Cemetery by appointment.  Chapel Interpretation Centre at Newark Cemetery.

 {left side on the main drive off London Road} Open by appointment for groups  All week. New volunteers are needed  for the weekend,please contact Laurence Goff Chairman Friends of Newark Cemetery 01636-681878 or Mobile 07794613879  friendsofnewarkcemetery@yahoo.co.uk

Many thanks to the Heritage Lottery Fund that gave £50.000 to Restore the former Chapel

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

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Looking over at Cremated Remains at Newark Cemetery

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Photo was taken at Newark Parish Church near the Main Alter

Two Pages of General Sikorski

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https://newarkcemeteryuk.wordpress.com/2011/08/13/on-14th-july-1941-general-wladyslaw-sikorski-visited-newark-on-trent-cemetery/

Our Beautiful and Historic Newark Cemetery, Newark-On-Trent, Nottinghamshire UK

Za wolnosc nasza i wasza / For our freedom and yours

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 Royal Air Force, Royal Australian Air Force, Royal Canadian Air Force, Royal New Zealand Air Force, and

Polish Air Force

 Many came over from The British Commonwealth,  thanks to  Royal Australian Air Force (4 killed), British 44, Royal Canadian Air Force (17 killed), Royal New Zealand Air Force (3 killed) and Polish Air Force  (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 over 400  from 1940 – 1947 are buried in Newark Cemetery.

This website has been set up as a means of further promoting our Newark Cemetery our Fitting tribute

 This memorial website is my personal views, I have put it together in the public interest around Newark and the world . 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 

Laurence Goff

Newark Town Councillor

Chairman Friends of Newark Cemetery

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.

Za wolnosc nasza i wasza / For our freedom and yours.

Tribute to  British Commonwealth and  Polish Airmen

            

Newark-on-Trent is important internationally, as it is home to the Commonwealth and Polish War Graves where there are  graves of Polish airmen who died during the second world war.

Remembering the many

Polish Airmen that were flying Spitfires with the Royal Air Force and the Commonwealth

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In Memory of Private PHILIP WOOLFITT who joined thenCanadian Infantry (Manitoba Regiment)

180165, 43rd Bn., Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Regiment) who died age 19 on 1st November 1916 Son of William Pearce Woolfitt and Emma Woolfitt, of Homeleigh, New Balderton, Newark. 

Remembered with honour, from the 1st World War buried in  

NEWARK-UPON-TRENT CEMETERY


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CLARKE, ROY LESLIE

Flying Officer

408968

01/09/1943

26

Royal Australian Air Force

Australian

Sec. F. Grave 313A.

NEWARK-UPON-TRENT CEMETERY

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DUNKIN, FRANK

Sergeant

14855

09/04/1943

21

Royal Australian Air Force

Australian

Sec. P. Grave 311.

NEWARK-UPON-TRENT CEMETERY

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LEAN, LEONARD WENTWORTH

Flight Sergeant

411919

09/04/1943

22

Royal Australian Air Force

Australian

Sec. P. Grave 310A.

NEWARK-UPON-TRENT CEMETERY

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We always will Remember them, Royal Australian Air Force

LLOYD, HUGH HERBERT

Sergeant

401508

01/02/1943

29

Royal Australian Air Force

Australian

Sec. P. Grave 306A.

NEWARK-UPON-TRENT CEMETERY

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Northholt Memorial

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Newark Cemetery during the War

17 Canadian Royal Air Force from the 2nd World War are buried in the

Commonwealth War Graves at Newark-On-Trent, Nottinghamshire

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British Commonwealth Are Buried in Newark Cemetery

COWAN, JAMES

Flight Lieutenant

411861

12/03/1943

30

Royal New Zealand Air Force

New Zealand

Sec. P. Grave 308.

NEWARK-UPON-TRENT CEMETERY

BRADLEY, DESMOND GEORGE

Sergeant

401801

21/10/1941

22

Royal New Zealand Air Force

New Zealand

Sec. Q. Grave 300.

NEWARK-UPON-TRENT CEMETERY

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KENNEDY, JOHN BERNARD

Flight Sergeant

402874

13/02/1942

26

Royal New Zealand Air Force

New Zealand

Sec. R. Grave 298.

NEWARK-UPON-TRENT CEMETERY

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Thomas Herbert Warne (CRAF) Royal Canadian Air ForceThe crew of Lancaster W4270 at Staunton in the ValeThis 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.  On Thursday 18 February 1943, an Avro Lancaster, s/n W4270 of No.61 Squadron had taken off at about 1610 from RAF Syerston.Burial details:Sgt. Thomas Herbert Warne. Newark-Upon-Trent Cemetery. Sec. P. Grave 307

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

 Churchyard..http://www.vimeo.com/14431980Plus the “Team” at the Society:(All of whom contribute to any replies)David King (Chairman)Melvin Brownless (Luftwaffe Research)http://www.aircrewremembrancesociety.comThe Society relies entirely on donations to conduct its research and provide this website.Please consider a “donation” so that we can continue our work. Or, “Sponsor” a page? If you prefer just to write a few words in our guestbook that would also be appreciated, encourages others to submit information and enables us to place relatives in contact with one another.Mission: TrainingDate: 18th February 1943 (Thursday) Unit: No: 61 Squadron Type: Lancaster ISerial: W4270 Base: R.A.F. Syerston, Nottinghamshire. Location: In the area of Bottesford Airfield, Lincolnshire. Pilot: Sgt. Thomas Herbert Warne R/102085 R.C.A.F. Age 23. Killed (Later WO.II) Fl/Eng: Sgt. George Arthur Hitchon 576765 R.A.F. Age 19. KilledObs: Sgt. Robert John Preece 1174086 R.A.F.V.R. Age 22. KilledW/Op/Air/Gnr: Sgt. Thomas Raine Newton 1119116 R.A.F.V.R. Age 21. Killed W/Op/Air/Gnr: Sgt. James Milton Whitehead 975551 R.A.F.V.R. Age 22. Killed Air/Gnr: Sgt. Edward John Loverock 950159 R.A.F.V.R. Age 21. Killed Air/Gnr: Sgt. John Coaker 1276786 R.A.F.V.R. Age 22. Killed REASON FOR LOSS:Whilst on a Cross country training flight W4270 crashed at 22.56 hrs. following an engine fire about 2 miles north west of R.A.F. Bottesford, Leicestershire. The aircraft came down a mile from the village of Staunton in the Vale, Lincolnshire.This tragic event has been well researched over a period of 11 years + and a Memorial to the crew set up in the burial ground of St Mary’s Church, Staunton-in-the-Vale. Living relatives of all 7 men have been contacted, and the research team are indebted to them for supplying further information, photographs, letters etc.

Funeral  at Newark Cemetery of  Sergeant Thomas H Warne  Pilot  (RCAF) Royal Canadian Air Force is the only one buried in Newark Cemetery, Nottinghamshire, England.Crew of Lancaster W4270 (Courtesy Air Crew Remembrance Society http://www.aircrewremembrancesociety.com/raf1943/3/warnethomas.html

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Ransome and Marles  Newark-On-Trent attack Friday 7th March 1941

Newark in the Second World War records the events surrounding the bombing of the Ransome and Marles bearing factory at Newark-on-Trent. On Friday 7th March 1941 the most well known of all the raids on [Newark-On-Trent] took place when Ransome and Marles factory was bombed. The type of work carried out at the factory made it an obvious target.

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

Link and Title of pages by Laurence Goff on Newark Cemetery UK Website, just click on page

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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A time to pray for our loss friends at Newark Cemetery

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

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FRIENDS OF NEWARK CEMETERY TRANSLATED INTO POLISH

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General Wladyslaw Sikorski

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Remember those who have given up their lives for Freedom

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

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Newark Cemetery Nottinghamshire, memorial website

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

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Remember those who have given up their lives for Freedom

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

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

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Newark Cemetery, Nottinghamshire, England Since 1856

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48 BLATHERWICK’S THAT ARE BURIED IN NEWARK CEMETERY UK From 1858-2011

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

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

41 Remembrances to the people that died on the sad day Friday

7th March 1941

Roll Call of Names that died 1, George Harold Henry Adams, aged 45 * 2, Wilfred Evelyn Andrew, aged 39 * 3, Olive Ash, aged 31 * O 4, Bertie Augustus Ball, aged 18 * O 5, Ernest Patrick Beale, aged 27, Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment (Private) * 6, Edward Beaver, aged 26 (Buried in Mansfield) with no Tombstone 7, Harold Vincent Brown, aged 44 * 8, Vivian Maud Castle, aged 18 9, Enid Winifred Hall Cooper, aged 30 ( Buried in Balderton in St Giles Church Yard) 10, Edna May Cottam, aged 19 * 11, Gladys Cummings, aged 21 * 12, William Joseph Dixey, aged 62 * 13, Frederick Flowler, aged 39 14, George William Godridge, aged 29 * O 15, Robert 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 * O 31, Richard Naylor, aged 25 * O 32, Frederick William Packwood, aged 52 * 33, William Thomas Pepper, aged 18 34, Frederick Richards, aged 32 * O 35, Alfred Mayfield Ridge, aged 68 * O 36, Reginald William Senior, aged 35, died on the 8th March 1941 * 37, George Swanwick, aged 38 * O 38, Norah Trueblood, aged 34, * 39, Esther Evelyn Varney, aged 19, (her body was never found) 40, William Warner, aged 51 * 41 Arthur Worrell, aged 31 * We were happy to do this tribute, the did Remember the people that died during Ransome and Marles Bombing.

41 were killed 30 are buried in Newark Cemetery Nottinghamshire * A Star Buried in Newark Cemetery 20 in total have a Tombstone. O is put after names that do not have a Tombstone.

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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. Together as a fitting tribute who resting place is at Newark Cemetery. Our beautiful and historic Newark Cemetery, London Road, Newark, Nottinghamshire for over 150 years 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.  Newark Cemetery UK  for all to see and view, having a means of further promoting Newark cemetery, and encouraging interested people to join the tribute.

Laurence Goff Chairman  Friends of Newark Cemetery Volunteer 

friendsofnewarkcemetery@yahoo.co.uk

Click on  for location of Cemetery Newark-on-Trent

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The inscription on the Lancaster Bomber Memorial

 

Halam Memory to the sevon killed on 10th April 1943

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

 

Halam Lancaster Bomber Memorial Tribute 10th 

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

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Memorial to the Crew of Avro Lancaster ED823The Halam Lancaster Memorial displays the badges of the airforces of Great Britain, Australia and Canada in honour of the three different airforces from which the crew was drawn.

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

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

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

 

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

Official Crash Report

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lafarge granite gives tragic airmen lasting memorial

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Friends Of Newark Cemetery Public Meeting 

Next meeting:  16th Sept 2015   the Pickin Room, Newark Town Hall.

 Arrive for cuppa at 1.45pm  – meeting 2pm.

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

Needing help to found a graves [plus a tour}

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

If you would like to volunteers at Newark Cemetery, we will look forward to hearing from you.

  

Contact

 Friends of Newark Cemetery

Newark Town Hall/Market Place
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Town Hall 01636-680333

01636-681878 {My Home Phone}

Mobile 07794613879

 Laurence Goff
Chairman
Friends of Newark Cemetery Volunteer
Newark Town Councillor

Laurence Goff Chairman  Friends of Newark Cemetery Volunteer and  

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By Laurencegoff

Battle of Britain – Sunday 7th September 2014

Newark  Town Council is holding a commemorative service, in St Mary Magdalene Parish Church, Newark-On-Trent in conjunction with the Royal Air Force Association (RAFA).

10.55am Wreaths are laid at the War Memorial, with a fly past by a Spitfire

A procession will be formed, which will then make its way to the Parish Church.

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Church of St. Mary Magdalene, Newark-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire

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Disclaimer

 In the public interest

I accept no responsibility for the accuracy of the information contained on this website, which is a non profit project designed soley by Laurence Goff.  

The opinions expressed  are entirely my own, and do not represent the views of Newark Town Council who have possibility of Newark Cemetery.

Newark Town Council, Town Hall/Market Place, Newark-on-Trent NG24 1DU

Phone: 01636 680333

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

  1. Lancaster W4270 Memorial at Staunton-in-the-Vale on which Thomas Herb Warne is dedicated has now got an Interpretation Board as part of Notts County Council’s LIA scheme, so anyone visiting there can read about the crew, including Herb’s brief background and burial place.

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