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Memorial details

Memorial type
Stone of remembrance
District
Berwickshire
Town
Crunklaw
County
Borders
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
ROBERTSON MEMORIALS, MR ANTHONY SAINSBURY
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 6th November 2001
    Attended by: HRH THE DUKE OF KENT
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
44069
Current location

Wooded area
adjacent to the B6460
B6460
Crunklaw
Berwickshire
Borders
TD11 3PU
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NT 83257 55075
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Granite stone of remembrance resembling a headstone. Lettering engraved in gold. Stone of remembrance is set upon a two stepped base and set into a drystone dyke.
Inscription
(FRONT FACE) NEAR HERE AND VERY EARLY ON 8 JANUARY 1943/ FLIGHT LIEUTENANT RICHARD HOPE HILLARY, RAFVR/ AND SERGEANT KENNETH WILFRED YOUNG FISON RAFVR/ WERE KILLED WHEN THEIR BLENHEIM V/ CRASHED AT CRUNKLAW./ THIS MEMORIAL IS DEDICATED TO THEIR MEMORY/ AND TO THAT OF THE MANY OTHER OFFICERS,/ NCO'S (SIC) AIRMEN WHO LOST THEIR LIVES/ WHILE SERVING AT RAF CHARTERHALL,/ MAY 1942 - MAY 1945/ THE LAST ENEMY THAT SHALL BE DESTROYED IS DEATH/ 1 CORINTHIANS XV 26 (REAR) RICHARD HILLARY FOUGHT IN THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN/ WITH 603 (CITY OF EDINBURGH) SQUADRON, RAF./ SHOT DOWN AND SEVERELY BURNED IN 1940,/ HE RECORDED HIS EXPERIENCES IN HIS BOOK/ THE LAST ENEMY/ BEFORE RETURNING TO/ FLYING DUTIES IN NOVEMBER 1942./ BEFORE THE WAR HE HAD STROKED THE TRINITY COLLEGE VIII/ TO THE HEAD OF THE RIVER AT OXFORD./ WILFRED FISON HIS RADIO OBSERVER (SIC), HAD BEEN/ AWARDED A HOCKEY BLUE AT CLARE COLLEGE CAMBRIDGE/ IN 1927. HE JOINED THE RAFVR IN DECEMBER 1941./ THE TWO MEN HAD FLOW TOGETHER/ FOR LESS THAN TWO WEEKS. (SET INTO WALL) THIS MEMORIAL, FUNDED BY MEMBERS OF/ TRINITY COLLEGE AND THEIR FRIENDS,/ WAS UNVEILED ON 6 NOVEMBER 2001 BY/ HRH THE DUKE OF KENT, KG/ IN THE PRESENCE OF/ THE REVEREND GEOFFREY FISON/ WHO DEDICATED IT,/ OF DENISE PATTERSON TO WHOM/ THE LAST ENEMY IS DEDICATED AND OF/ MAJOR ALEXANDER TROTTER,/ HER MAJESTY'S LORD LIEUTENANT,/ ON WHOSE LAND IT STANDS./ THE LAMP BELOW IS THE LAST SURVIVING/ RUNWAY DIRECTIONAL LIGHT FROM RAF CHARTERHALL
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Fison, Kenneth Wilfred Young
Hillary, Richard Hope
See details for all 2 names
Commemorations
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 2
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 2
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Rank, surname, date of death, service, place of death, forenames, place of burial, manner of death, occupation, additional
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Stone of remembrance
    Measurements: height 1750mm, width 800mm
    Materials: Granite
Condition
Costs

Memorial: ?10,000

Trust fund/Scholarship
Yes
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Private,other

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