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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Nottingham
Town
Wollaton
County
Nottinghamshire
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
27287
Current location

St Leonards Church
Wollaton Road
Wollaton
Nottingham
Nottinghamshire
NG8 2AF
England

OS Grid Ref: SK 525 398
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
MARBLE TABLET
Inscription
IN THANKFULNESS TO GOD AND IN PROUD AND LOVING MEMORY OF OUR SON PILOT OFFICER HENRY HETLEY PEARSON, OF BRAMCOTE, AGED 21 YEARS, WHO GAVE HIS LIFE FOR HIS COUNTRY WHILST PILOTING A WHITLEY BOMBER OVER HOLLAND ON THE NIGHT OF AUG 16/17TH 1941. HE WORSHIPPED IN THIS PLACE. HIS BODY, WITH THOSE OF HIS CREW OF FOUR, LIES AT MARTINSLINDE, RYCKHOVEN. NEAR LIEGE, BELGIUM./ THEY SHALL GROW NOT OLD/ AS WE THAT ARE LEFT GROW OLD/ AGE SHALL NOT WEARY THEM/ NOR THE YEARS CONDEMN/ AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN/ AND IN THE MORNING/ WE WILL REMEMBER THEM
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Barker, John
Bland, Basil Claude
Bland, Harry Augustus
Flint, Arthur George
Harriman, Harold
Mather, James
Russell, James Cosmo
Smith, Sydney
Thorley, John
Upton, Leonard
See details for all 11 names
Commemorations
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: Undefined
    Died: 1
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: rank,year died,regiment,place of death,forename,place of birth,place of burial,manner of death,age of death,relationships
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Tablet
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble
Listing information
  • CHURCH OF ST LEONARD AND ATTACHED BOUNDARY WALL
  • Grade II*
  • This memorial is protected, and listed on the National Heritage List for England maintained by Historic England. View list entry
  • More about listing and the protection of historic places can be found on the Historic England website
  • Historic England
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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