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Memorial details

Memorial type
Wall
District
Sutherland
Town
Inchnadamph
County
Highland
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
57661
Current location

Set into the kirkyard wall
Kirkton Old Churchyard
track off the west side of the A837,l towards Loch Assynt
Inchnadamph
Sutherland
Highland
IV27 4HN
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NC 24951 21974
Denomination: Church of Scotland

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Description
Two tablets set into a convex-headed stone wall that has been placed against the kirkyard wall. There is also a metal information board about the village, which, in part, mentions this memorial and the crash
Inscription
Upper Tablet-ROYAL AIR/ FORCE/ (Names) Lower Tablet- HERE ARE COMMEMORATED/ THE CREW OF AN AIRCRAFT/ CRASHED ON BEN MORE/ ON THE 13TH APRIL 1941/ WHOSE BODIES/ LIE WHERE THEY FELL Information Board-WAR MEMORIAL/In early April 1942, an RAF Anson bomber crashed 2,300/feet (700 metres) above sea level on Ben More Assynt,/near Inchnadamph. Despit an extensive search, it/was six weeks before the snow line receded and a/shepherd found the wrecked plane and bodies of/the six-man crew. The passage of time and remoteness/of the site meant that the airmen were buried at the scene, the only site/in Scotland where this occurred. A cairn protects the hillside grave, but a more accessible memorial was erected at the churchyard gate, the trough below it containing soil from the burial site.
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Drew, W E
Emery, J
Kenny, T B
Mitchell, C M
Steyn, J H
Tompsett, H A
See details for all 6 names
Commemorations
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 6
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 6
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, rank, date of death, service, decorations, place of death, place of burial, manner of death.
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Wall
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Tablet
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
  • Tablet
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
  • Trough
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Trophy / Relic
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Plant Material
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference

This record comprises all information held by IWM’s War Memorials Register for this memorial. Where we hold a names list for the memorial, this information will be displayed on the memorial record. Please check back as we are adding more names to the database.

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