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Memorial details

Memorial type
Composite
District
Rotheham
Town
Rawmarsh
County
South Yorkshire
Country
England
Commemoration
Non-Combat Deaths
Ceremony
  • Opened
    Date: Unknown
    Attended by: RELATIVES/FRIENDS OF THE FALLEN
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
56110
Current location

In Second World War garden of remembrance
above the Parkgate and Rawmarsh war memorial
Rawmarsh Hill
Rawmarsh
Rotheham
South Yorkshire
England

OS Grid Ref: SK 43581 95875
Denomination: Undefined

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Previous locations
  • Private farmland off Occupation Road
    Occupation Road
    Rawmarsh
    Rotherham
    South Yorkshire
    England

    OS Grid Ref: SK 43300 95700
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
A upright tapered stone with the words Fleet Air Arm stood on a circular stone with a plaque resting between the two. In front of this is another smaller inscribed stone. (When in original location it comprised - an octagonal walled enclosure with wrought iron gate, containing a plinth with dedicatory plaque on it, a stone and a bench)
Inscription
(plaque) WITH PRIDE AND AFFECTION WE HONOUR/ THE MEMORY OF OUR DEAR SON/ IAN FERGUSON WILSON/ AGE 19 YEARS/ MIDSHIPMAN PILOT, FLEET AIR ARM/ LATE STUDENT OF ROTHERHAM GRAMMAR SCHOOL/ WHO LOST HIS LIFE WHEN HIS VAMPIRE T. II./ JET PLANE CRASHED HERE MARCH 9TH 1959/ "ONE CROWDED HOUR OF GLORIOUS LIFE/ IS WORTH AN AGE WITHOUT A NAME" (stone) MIDSHIPMAN/ IAN FERGUSON/ WILSON/ 27TH DECEMBER 1939/ TO 9TH MARCH 1959/ NO ONE WILL EVER KNOW/ HOW VALIANT WAS HIS AIM/ (on bottom edge of stone)/ NOT FORGOTTEN (Exact wording not known)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Wilson, Ian Ferguson
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Commemorations
  • Non-Combat Deaths
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank, date died,date of birth,regiment,forename,manner of death,age of death,relationships,additional
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Plinth
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Unknown
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Metal
  • Tablet
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Seat
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wood
  • Wall
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Brick
  • Gate
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wrought Iron
Listing information
Condition
History
2006: January - The memorial was derelict and overgrown to the extent of being difficult to find.
Costs

Site: Free
Comments: Land donated by Mr and Mrs T Fieldhouse of Parkgate

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Private
Reference
  • Peakland Air Crashes - The North by Pat Cunningham 145-146 Published:Landmark Collectors Library 2006 Considerable detail of the circumstances surrounding the crash.

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