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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
South Holland
Town
Sutton Bridge
County
Lincolnshire
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
43052

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Current location

In the dedicated Air Force Memorial Chapel.
St Matthew's Church
Bridge Road
Sutton Bridge
South Holland
Lincolnshire
PE12 9SA
England

OS Grid Ref: TF 47879 21213
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
A wall-mounted oak board, bearing the names of the fallen in black lettering.
Inscription
IN PROUD MEMORY OF THOSE OF THE ROYAL AIR FORCE,/ COMMONWEALTH AND ALLIED AIR FORCES/ WHO MADE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE 1939 - 1945./ ROYAL AIR FORCE/ (names)/ ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE/ (name)/ ROYAL CANADIAN AIR FORCE/ (names)/ ROYAL NEW ZEALAND AIR FORCE/ (names)/ FRENCH AIR FORCE/ (name)/ POLISH AIR FORCE/ (names).
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Agassiz, R. E. G.
Allen, W. A. M.
Andrew, F N
Appel, H J
Bailey, N G
Bateman, J W H
Brown, C H
Burley, A J
Caird, D F
Chambers, J M
See details for all 59 names
Commemorations
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 58
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 58
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Rank, initials, surname, country of origin
    Order of information: Grouped by national Air Force in which they served; alphabetical by surname within each group.
Components
  • Board
    Measurements: depth 50, height 1220 mm, width 1260 mm
    Materials: Wood - Oak
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
Church of England
Reference
  • Published:Midland Publishing Limited 1990 Leicester
  • The Commonwealth War Graves Commission's Cemetery details for Sutton Bridge (St Matthew) record that: "Sutton Bridge was a Royal Air Force station during the Second World War and there was a prisoner of war camp at Spalding. Most of the Second World War burials are in a plot in the south-eastern corner, the rest are scattered in various parts of the churchyard. Sutton Bridge (St Matthew) Churchyard contains three Commonwealth burials of the First World War and 54 from the Second. There are also four war graves of other nationalities". (There is one War grave at St Matthew of a member of the German Air Force).

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