Port Meadow WW1 Aerodrome Memorial

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Port Meadow





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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Other monolith
  • Metal Metal (any)
  • Stone Granite
Lettering: Incised
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: This grey granite monolith standing on tapered granite setts has a brushed stainless steel plaque on each side with etched and filled lettering remembering the 17 airmen who died while training at or visiting the Port Meadow flying training aerodrome in the First World War. It was unveiled by Tim Stevenson OBE, Lord Lieutenant of Oxfordshire, on 23 May 2018
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[Front, facing Wolvercote, beneath emblems of the Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force] In grateful memory of those who served in or with the Royal Flying Corps and later the Royal Air Force, and who died in flying accidents in 1917 and 1918 while stationed at or visiting the flying training aerodrome south of this point on Port Meadow. Erected in May 2018 [Reverse, facing the Meadow] Per Ardua Ad Astra [followed by names and image of a biplane]

Lt. E.D. Wallace 27 March 1917 aged 28, Lt. G.C.N. Cooke 28 July 1917 aged 29, F/Sgt. A.G.B. Rodgman 20 August 1917 aged 21, 2nd Lt. J.R. Nickson 2 January 1918 aged 26, Lt. W.S. Ely 2 January 1918 aged 22, 2nd Lt. A.B. Anstey 22 February 1918 aged 19, 2nd Lt. S.L. Stern 22 February 1918 aged 22, Capt. E.F. Norris 15 March 1918 aged 22, 2AM. R.R. Humphreys 15 March 1918 aged 20, Capt. G.E. Thomson DSO, MC 23 May 1918 aged 20, Capt. E.E. Froneman MC 21 July 1918 aged 25, Lt. W.F. Beachcroft MC 21 July 1918 aged 27, 2nd Lt. C.J. Buckland 19 August 1918 aged 23, Lt. E.H. Westmoreland 20 August 1918 aged 23, 2nd Lt. J. Packer 20 August 1918 aged 21, Capt. L.S. Arbuthnot 1 November 1918 aged 22, 2nd Lt. A.V. Scholes MM 1 November 1918 aged 21

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