Waithe - 100 Squadron Lancasters

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Reference WMO262658

Address:

Waithe House Farm

Waithe, North Lincolnshire

DN36 5PR

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Unknown
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
Materials:
  • Stone Marble
Conflicts:
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: Black polished marble tablet erected on private land with the details of 4 Lancaster crews of 100 Squadron
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Lancaster JB 678 Take off at 1646 Grimsby to Berlin, collided on return with Lancaster JB674, crashed at 0040 on the 17th. Gilbert Charles Denman, [D.C. on memorial], 1319761, Sergeant (Pilot), Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Son of Reginald A. Denman and A. Agnes Denman, of East Croydon. Aged 21. Interred Plot F. Sec. 4. Grave 20449. Croydon Mitcham Road) Cemetery, Surrey. Ivan Arthur Redman, 1248099, Sergeant (Nav.), Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Son of Roland Mundy Redman and Annie Maria Redman, of Melksham. Aged 23. Interred Grave 7. Shaw (Christ Church) Churchyard, Melksham Without, Wiltshire. Alfred Henry Johnson, 1872886, Sergeant (Flt. Engr.), Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Son of Alfred Percy and Lucy Johnson, of Stalham. Aged 19. Interred Grave 1427., Stalham (St. Mary) Churchyard Extension, Norfolk. Hubert Leslie Blackwell, [H. I. on memorial] 1227154, Sergeant (Bomb Aimer), Sergeant (Bomb Aimer). Son of Arthur Ernest and Mary Elizabeth Blackwell, of Cheltenham; husband of Phyllis Elizabeth Lucy Blackwell, of Gloucester. Aged 25. Interred Sec. C. 1. Grave 514., Cheltenham Cemetery, Prestbury, Gloucestershire James William Christmas, 1335516, Sergeant (W.Op./Air Gnr.), Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Son of James and Alice Rosina Christmas, of Southfields. Aged 21. Interred Block 36. Grave 559., Wandsworth (Earlsfield) Cemetery. London Raymond Gordon Read, 1390976, Sergeant (Air Gnr.), Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Son of Herbert Luke and Florence Read, of Edgware. Aged 21. Interred Little Stanmore (St. Lawrence) Churchyard, Middlesex. Clarence Burdett Wallace, R/167989, Sergeant (Air Gnr.), Royal Canadian Air Force. Son of Berton and Julia Edna Maude Wallace, of Stony Beach, Saskatchewan, Canada., Aged 20, died from his injuries on the 8th January 1944, interred Grave 14751, Cambridge City Cemetery. Lancaster JB 678 Took off 1611, tasked as above Allen James Kevis, 1432344, Flight Sergeant (Pilot), Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Son of William Henry and Margaret Daisy Kevis, of Sevenoaks. Aged 21. Interred Sec. A. Cons. Grave 124. Sevenoaks (Greatness Park) Cemetery, Kent. William Henry Harris, Mentioned in Despatches, 560630, Warrant Officer (Nav.). Royal Air Force. Son of George Henry and Daisy Sarah Harris; husband of Doris Amelia Harris of Whitton, Twickenham, Middlesex.Interred Grave 14317. Cambridge City Cemetery. Derek Shand Watson, 1800433, Sergeant (Flt. Engr.) Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Interred Grave 14316., Cambridge City Cemetery. James Richard Bateman, R/137694, Flight Sergeant (Air Bomber), Royal Canadian Air Force. Royal Canadian Air Force. Interred Royal Canadian Air Force, Cambridge City Cemetery. Robert Myles Joseph Gaffney, 1542807, Sergeant (W.Op./Air Gnr.), Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Interred Grave C.25357-73., Mount Jerome Cemetery, County Dublin, Ireland, Republic of Reginald Alfred Van Walwyk, D.F.M., 148830, Flying Officer (Air Gnr.), Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Son of Alfred and Rosalie van Walwyk; husband of Marion Eileen van Walwyk, of Chiswick. Aged 35. Interred Block S. Grave 19., Chiswick Old Cemetery, Middlesex. Distinguished Flying Medal. 1378586 Sergeant Reginald Alfred VAN-WALWYK, No. 40 Squadron. The above awards are for gallantry and devotion to duty in the execution of air operations. http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/35731/supplements/4342 Pit. Offs. (prob.) to 'be Fig. Offs. on prob. (war subs.): — 2ist Nov. 1943- R. A. VAN-WALWYK, D.F.M. (148830). , http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/36280/supplements/5384 Thomas Edward Cain, 856537, Sergeant, Royal Air Force (Auxiliary Air Force). Interred Sec. R. Grave 135., Warrington Cemetery, Lancashire. Lancaster JB 596 Take off 1618, tasked as above, Cashed 2300 Robert Laval Proudfoot was the son of Charles Laval and Margaret Rose Proudfoot of Brentwood, Essex. He flew as Flying Officer (Pilot) 133419 of the Royal Air Force Voluntary Reserve (RAFVR) and at the time of his death was aged 24 years. He is buried in the St. Giles and All Saints Churchyard, Orsett near Tilbury in Essex. Sidney David Viggers, Sergeant 1853453 of the RAFVR, flew as the Flight Engineer of JB 596. He is buried in the Cardiff (Cathays) Cemetery, Glamorganshire John Bamford, Sergeant (Bomb Aimer) 1428219 in the RAFVR, lies buried in the Beeston and Stapleford Cemetery, Beeston, Nottinghamshire. Bernard Heaton flew as the Wireless Operator/Air Gunner on JB 596, he was Sergeant 1456983 in the RAFVR and his next of kin was given as his uncle, Wilfrid Heaton of Criggleston, Wakefield, Yorkshire in which cemetery he is buried. At the time of his death he was aged 21 Sgt. L. Noyes, the Navigator, Mid Upper Gunner B. Phillips and Rear Gunner F.H. Taylor are recorded as being injured and are not identified in the CWGC database. Lancaster JB560 Took off 1613, crashed near Kelstern airfield David William Holford, D.S.O., D.F.C.. 41704 , Wing Commander (Pilot), Royal Air Force. Son of William and Henrietta Louisa Watson Holford; husband of Joan Audrey Holford (nee Munro), of Leigh-on-Sea, Essex. Interred Grave 14750., Cambridge City Cemetery. The undermentioned Acting Pilot Officers on probation are graded as Pilot Officers on probation on the dates stated: — 6th Nov. 1939. David William HOLFORD (41704) http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/34747/pages/8105 The undermentioned Pilot Officers on probation are confirmed in their appointments on the dates stated: — 28th Dec. 1939 David William HOLFORD (41704). http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/34778/supplements/463 The KING has been graciously pleased to approve the undermentioned appointment and awards: — Awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross. Pilot Officer David William HOLFORD (41704). http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/34976/pages/6136 The undermentioned Pilot Officers are promoted to the rank of Flying Officer:— 6th Nov. 1940. David William HOLFORD, D.F.C. (41704). http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/35019/pages/7117 His Majesty has been graciously pleased to give orders for the publication of the names of the following personnel who have been mentioned in despatches 'by Air Officers Commanding-in-Chief: — Pilot Officer - D. W. HOLFORD (41704). http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/35029/supplements/37 Fig. Offs. to be Fit. Lts. (war subs.): — 6th Nov. 1941 - D. W. HOLFORD, D.F.C. (41704). http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/35387/pages/7185 The KING has been graciously pleased to approve the following awards: — Distinguished Service Order - Acting Squadron Leader David William HOLFORD, D.F.C. (41704), No. 103 Squadron http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/35661/supplements/3497 Fit. Lts. granted the rank of Sqn. Ldr.- (war subs.): — D. W. HOLFORD, D.S.O., D.F.C. (41704). 17th May 1943- http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/36113/supplements/3443 Air Ministry, 14th January, 1944. The KING has been graciously pleased to give orders for the publication of the names of the following personnel who have been mentioned in despatches by Air Officers Commanding-in-Chief:— Wing Commander - D. W. HOLFORD, D.S.O., D.F.C. (41704) (Acting), R.A.F.O http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/36329/pages/288 Joseph Wunderley, 1684109, Sergeant (Flt. Engr.), Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Son of William James Wunderley and Beatrice Ellen Wunderley, of Pendleton, Salford. Died 17th, aged 23. Interred Sec. 21. Grave 901. Sakford (Agecroft) Cemetery, Lancashire Harold Baxter Wareham, J/19309, Pilot Officer (Nav.), Royal Canadian Air Force. Son of Wilfred W. Wareham and Lydia Wareham; husband of Alice E. Wareham, of St. John's, Newfoundland. Aged 30. Interred Grave 14116. Cambridge City Cemetery. Robert Edward Mason, 162612, Pilot Officer (Air Bomber), [Sergeant on memorial and Bomber Command Losses, Vo 4, Page 422] Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Son of Edward Parr Mason and Ruth Mason, of Winchcomb. Aged 21. Interred Sec. A. Grave 389. Winchcombe (Greet Road) Cemetery, Gloucestershire. R. Mackay, Sergeant, Injured, no further information. Horace Whybrow, 910596, Warrant Officer (Air Gnr.) [Flight Sergeant on memorial and Bomber Command Losses], Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Son of William and Lily Whybrow, of Over., aged 27. Interred Over (St. Mary) Churchyard, Cambridgeshire D. Bolinbroke, Flight Sergeant, Injured, no further information.

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