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Telford, A.S., Cpl., 1940

A.S. Telford

Durham St. Cuthbert's churchyard

In St. Cuthbert's Churchyard is the Commonwealth War Grave of :-

517356 Corporal
A.S. Telford
Royal Air Force
9th March 1940 Age 24

The Dearly Loved Son
of A.R. and H.D.
The Last Enemy that Shall
Be Destroyed is Death

The Auckland and County Chronicle of 15/03/1940 reports the death of Corporal Arthur Stanley Telford on 14th March, aged 24. He was the only son of Mr. and Mrs. A.R. Telford of Durham Moor. His sister was Mrs. Reed of Thornley.

He was educated at Neville's Cross Council School. He worked for Mr. J.B. Lazenby, solicitor in Newcastle, but his ambition was to join the Royal Air Force which he did in 1934. He trained in the south of England then went to the West Indies for two years. He was training to be a pilot and was making rapid progress.

His aircraft, which he was flying solo, crashed in the south of England.

There follows an appreciation of the life of Stan Telford, as he was known.

Arthur Stanley Telford is remembered at Durham on D47.040, D47.38 and D47.054 and at Framwellgate Moor on F40.02

The CWGC entry for Corporal Telford

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