Memorial Details

NEWMP Memorial Image
Photo: Dorothy Hall

Memorial

ROH Aircrew 1943 Village Hall

Reference

W107.05

Place

WESTGATE

Map ref

9038

Original Location

Village Hall (former Men’s Institute). In the downstairs room on the way to the kitchen.

Which war

1939-45

Dedication, Creation or Publication date

2005

Memorial Description

Roll of Honour behind glass in a frame 18 inches high x 15 inches wide. There is a single line green border. At the top is the R.A.F. badge in colour. The names are listed in a single column. The lettering is printed using serif lower case.

Materials used

Paper behind glass

Inscription

In memory of / the crew of Wellington LN497. / Who gave their lives on Westernhope Moor / On the 2nd October 1943. /
They gave their tomorrows for our today.

Names

Notes

1. The bomber took off from Hampstead Norris for a training cross country run and ran into bad weather. It crashed into the side of a hill on Swindhope Common.

2. Sgt. Creamer was buried in Stonefall cemetery, Harrogate. The rest were buried in their home towns.

Newspaper cuttings, photos or archival material

Photo: Dorothy Hall

Royal Air Force Bomber Command Losses Volume 7; Operational Training Units 1940-1947. W.R. Chorley. 2002. Midland Publishing; ISBN 1 85780 132 6

Source of quotation:
“They gave their tomorrows for our today”.
“When you go home, tell them of us and say / For your tomorrow we gave our today.” on the memorial at Kohima, Burma, itself thought to be inspired by the poet Simonides.

External web link

Research acknowledgements

Dorothy Hall; George Brown

Research In Progress

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ROH Aircrew 1943 Village Hall (W107.05)

 
WESTGATE   Village Hall
  
   In memory of
   the crew of Wellington LN497.
   Who gave their lives on Westernhope Moor
   On the 2nd October 1943.
  
   Plt/officer J.R. Brannan, age 31
   Sgt. T. Churn, age 20
   Sgt. K.T. Creamer, age 22.
   Sgt. P.M. Lay, age 22
   Sgt. L. Nichol, age 19
   Sgt. D. Postlethwaite, age 34
   They gave their tomorrows for our today.
NamesW107.05
   

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Parish Notes

Every Name A Story