Memorial Details

NEWMP Memorial Image
Photo: C.Sanders


Portrait Barton V.C. 1944 Cherry Knowle Hospital





Map ref

NZ 4052

Original Location

Barton Centre

Which war


Dedication, Creation or Publication date

January 1991

Memorial Description

Portrait in frame 525mm (21 inches) wide X 700mm (28 inches) high of medium brown wood. The subscription is in a cutout panel below the picture, printed in lower case sans serif lettering.

Materials used

Paper behind glass.


F/O Cyril J. BARTON V.C. R.A.F.V.R.
Presented by his family
January 1991


See above.

Who commissioned



1. The Barton Centre is part of the Cherry Knowle Hospital.

2. Cyril Barton was taken after his crash to Cherry Knowle Hospital, but died soon after admittance.

3. To see more of the story, see Ryhope R52.09

Newspaper cuttings, photos or archival material

Photos: C. Sanders

Sunderland Echo 24/04/2008 carries the story of Barton V.C.

A Chronicle of Membersí Memoirs 1999 published by The Aircrew Association Northumbrian Branch contains the story told by Len Lambert, navigator in the Halifax aircraft involved.

External web link

Research acknowledgements

J. Pasby; C. Sanders; Alan Vickers; George H. Foster

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