Sturton by Stow - Lancaster Farm

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Reference WMO/263072


Tillbridge Road

Sturton by Stow



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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Roadside
Description: Other sculpture
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: The following is a brief description of the Memorial, which commemorates the dead of Lancaster I R5676. The memorial can be found on the wall to the right of the entrance to Lancaster Farm, which is on the Tillbridge Road adjacent to the turn off for Thorpe in the Fallows. It consists of allegory of a Lancaster bomber inset into a railing on the top of the wall, below which is a blue laminated plate with white lettering 612mm wide x 250mm high x 5mm thick Following abstracted from Vol 8 of Bomber Command Losses, page 39: "Take off from Swinderby on a training flight. Broke up in flight, the starboard wing being first to fall, and circa 1005 at Oldfields Farm, Sturton by Stow, 8 miles NW of Lincoln. F/S Kennedy RCAF, know to his family and friends as "Bunny", was buried in Thurlby (St. Germain) Churchyard, while the funerals for his seven colleagues were held under private arrangement. It is noted F/O Hoy's younger brother had been killed in a flying accident a month previously (see Bomber Command Losses. Volume 7, page 190), both now lie in a joint grave at Hull Eastern Cemetery."
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“In remembrance of the air crew of Lancaster Bomber R5676, Squadron 1660 H.C.U. which crashed on this farm 12th February 1943. Tragically all lives were lost”

Flying Officer Sydney RHY-JONES (Rhys JONES in C.W.G.C.) 65537 R.A.F.V.R. son of John Albert and Jane Ellen JONES: husband of Patricia JONES of Epping, interred Epping Cemetery, Essex. Flying Officer Felix Maurice KRIS (KRISH in C.W.G.C.) 127962, Bomb Aimer / Navigator, R.A.F.V.R., age 26, son of Serge and Jessie KRISH: husband of Tatiana KRISH of Fulham, London. Interred Willesden Jewish Cemetery, Middlesex. Sergeant / Flt. Engr. 1120014 William Turnbull RAESIDE, R.A.F.V.R, age 26, son of Robert and Mary: husband of Anna of Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, buried Kilmarnock Cemetery. Pilot Officer (Flying Officer in C.W.G.C.) Stanley HOY 12711 Bomb Aimer/Nav. R.A.F.V.R., age 31, son of Herbert and Agnes Dorothea of Hull : husband of Violet of Beverley, interred Hull Eastern Cemetery. Sergeant John WESTWOOD 1210749, W.Op/Air Gunner, R.A.F.V.R. age 22, son of John and Mary: husband of Eleanor May of Wychbold, interred Wychbold (St Mary De Wyche) Churchyard, Worcestershire. Sergeant Thomas Henry JACKSON 1112663, R.A.F.V.R., age 23, son of Joseph and Emily: husband of Edith Ervine of Leeholme, buried Coundon (St. James) Churchyard, Durham. Flight Sergeant / Air Gunner Gerald William (Bunny) KENNEDY. R/116232 R.C.A.F., age 20, son of John M. and Scilena M Kennedy of Elm Creek, Manitoba, Canada, interred Thurlby (St. Germain) Churchyard Leading Aircraftman 938010, Elijah Reginald REDFERN, R.A.F.V.R., age 23, son of Elijah and Hannah of Derby. Interred Derby (Nottingham Road) Cemetery.

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