Memorial Details

NEWMP Memorial Image
Photo: C.Sanders


Citation Barton V.C. 1944 Cherry Knowle Hospital





Map ref

NZ 40?52?

Original Location

Barton Centre

Which war


Dedication, Creation or Publication date

9th January 1991

Memorial Description

Portrait in frame 20 in. wide x 22in. high. The portrait is in the top right hand corner. The rest of the frame is filled with the Citation reprinted in extracts from the London Gazette. The details are given in a cutout panel underneath in Roman capitals.

Materials used

Paper behind glass.


Presented to:
Malcolm G Spencer, Unit General Manger
on the occasion of the official naming of
The Barton Memorial Unit
Alan Mitcheson 9th January 1991


See above


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 an account of the crash, on 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.

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Research acknowledgements

C. Sanders; Alan Vickers; George H. Foster

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