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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
West Lindsey
Town
Bigby
County
Lincolnshire
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
43044
Current location

All Saints Church
Main St
Bigby
West Lindsey
Lincolnshire
DN38 6EW
England

OS Grid Ref: TA 05981 07471
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Plain rectangular brass plaque mounted onto a wooden backboard. Incised black inscription. Badge of 83 Squadron and RAF Crest
Inscription
IN LOVING MEMORY OF/ PILOT OFFICER HAROLD ELVIN HOWSAM OF BIGBY,/ SERVER AND RINGER IN THIS CHURCH/ AND FLIGHT SERGEANT GORDON FLETCHER/ OF LONDON ONTARIO/ AND OF COMRADES LOST WITH THEM ON ACTIVE/ SERVICE WITH THE PATHFINDER SQUADRON RAF/ ON THE NIGHT OF 12-13TH JUNE 1943/ AND LAID TO REST IN THE PROVINCE OF FRIESLAND/ IN HOLLAND/ GRANT UNTO THEM, O LORD, ETERNAL REST
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 2
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 2
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: rank,year died,regiment,forename,place of burial,manner of death
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Backboard
    Measurements: height 540MM, width 660MM
    Materials: Wood
  • Plaque
    Measurements: height 473MM, width 577MM
    Materials: Brass
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Air Force Memorials of Lincolnshire 3rd edition by Ingham, Mike 18 Published:Midland Publishing Limited 1990 Leicester

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