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Memorial details

Memorial type
Stone of remembrance
District
South Oxfordshire
Town
Cowleaze Wood
County
Oxfordshire
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Dedicated
    Date: 1994
    Attended by: Serving Service Personnel
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
31382
Current location

Formerly part of the Chiltern Sculpture Trail which stood on this Forestry Commission land.
Cowleaze Wood
South Oxfordshire
Oxfordshire
England

OS Grid Ref: SU 72938 95523
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Rectangular stone with carved inscription on front face.
Inscription
IN MEMORY OF THE CREW OF 51 SQUADRON, HALIFAX LW 579 MH 'V' / KILLED IN ACTION 31.3.1944 / (Names) / To Forget is a Vain Endeavor (sic)/ Remembrance Lasts Forever.
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Brooks, J
Churchill, Da
Connell, Ts
Glass, S
Kelly, Rf
Mccormack, Dp
West, Gw
See details for all 7 names
Commemorations
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 7
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 7
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank,year died
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Stone of remembrance
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
Condition
History
Stone was taken from Lincoln Cathedral.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Unidentified Newspaper/Magazine c1998 'The Freebee'

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