W/O R A B Blumer 91 (Nigeria) Squadron, RAAF

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In a field behind the village

Nettlestead, Kent

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Latin cross
Materials:
  • Metal Metal (any)
  • Timber Timber (any)
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
Conflicts:
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: W/O Blumer crashed near the spot. The pin position is estimated. The information is taken from a letter to a local newspaper which says it is "in a field behind out village, about a mile from the nearest road and well of the beaten track". The cross was erected by the local vicar. There is a portrait of W/O Blumer in the Hop Pole Pub.
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In memory of W/O R A B Blumer 91 (Nigeria) Squadron RAAF. Killed when his Spitfire crashed at this spot on June 25 1944.

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