Memorial Details

NEWMP Memorial Image
Photo: J. Brown

Memorial

Plaque Waddell 1944 Methodist

Reference

O5.08

Place

OTTERBURN

Map ref

NY 889929

Original Location

Methodist Church (Closed)

Which war

1939-45

Memorial Description

Plaque 10 inches high x 18 inches wide in a wood frame which is 2 inches wider. There is a single line border. Lettering is in Roman capitals.

Materials used

Brass

Inscription

To the glory of God
and in memory of
George Stephenson Waddell
of this village
who gave his life in the
Second World War
1939-1945

Names

See above

How money was raised

Paid for out of funds raised by villagers to send presents to serving men and women.

Notes

1. This is one of three identical plaques placed in all three churches in Otterburn (See also O5.03 and O5.05)

2. G.S. Waddell was the only Otterburn person killed in the Second World war.

3. He was a pilot in the RAF, serving with 40 Sqdn, which was based at Foggia, Italy, between December 1943 and October 1945, operating Wellington Mark 10 bombers. He was shot down over Budapest on a mission to lay mines in the River Danube on July 1st 1944. He is buried in Yugoslavia.

4. There is a headstone for the Waddell in the churchyard, which gives his rank as “Flight Lieutenant”; CWG gives his rank as “Pilot Officer”.

Newspaper cuttings, photos or archival material

Photos: J. Brown; Tony Harding

Redewetter No.6 Magazine of the Redesdale Society.

External web link

Research acknowledgements

Redesdale Society; Ken and Dorothy Southern; Raymond Ion; Tony Harding

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