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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Oswestry
Town
Tedsmore
County
Shropshire
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
MR HUGH CAWDRON FRIBA FRSA
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 03rd October 1996
    Attended by: MR HUGH CAWDRON FRIBA FRSA
  • Dedicated
    Date: 03rd October 1996
    Attended by: REV OWAIN WILLIAMS
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
13874
Current location

East boundary of Tedsmore Hall off lane from Pradoe to Henbarns opposite Enbrans opposite Tedsmore Bank Farm
Tedsmore Bank Farm
Tedsmore
Oswestry
Shropshire
SY11 4HD
England

OS Grid Ref: SJ 37176 25866
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Simple roadside cross set into stone rubble around base.
Inscription
WING COMMANDER D S S WILKERSON DSO DFC RAFVR/ DIED HERE FOR HIS COUNTRY ON 16 SEPTEMBER 1944 AGED 27 YEARS/ A SURVIVOR OF 46 HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS AGAINST THE ENEMY AS A PILOT OF A HALIFAX/ BOMBER HE WAS TRAGICALLY KILLED WHEN TRAVELLING AS A PASSENGER IN A BALTIMORE/ AIRCRAFT ON A DOMESTIC FLIGHT WHICH CRASHED INTO THIS HILLSIDE AFTER TAKING OFF/ FROM REDNAL AIRFIELD. HE WAS AN INSPIRED LEADER WHO POSSESSED THE QUALITIES/ OF HUMANITY, GOOD HUMOUR AND UNDERSTANDING, WHICH ENDEARED HIM TO/ EVERYONE WHO HAD THE PRIVILIGE OF KNOWING HIM. THE UNITED STATES AIR FORCE/ POSTHUMOUSLY AWARDED HIM THE SILVER STAR FOR GALLANTRY/ HUGH CAWDRON MADE AND ERECTED THIS CROSS IN MEMORY OF/ HIS FRIEND AND BROTHER SCOUT
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: rank,year died,regiment,place of death,forename,manner of death,age of death,decorations
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: depth 150MM, height 1800MM, width 750MM
    Materials: Wood - Jarrah
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stainless Steel
Listing information
Condition
Costs

Site: £800

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Private
Responsibility
HUGH CAWDRON

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