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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Broxtowe
Town
Kimberley
County
Nottinghamshire
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Dedicated
    Date: 2009
    Attended by:
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
59090

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Current location

Roadside
Main Street
Kimberley
Broxtowe
Nottinghamshire
NG16 2LY
England

OS Grid Ref: SK 50101 44649
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Metal plaque set within a stepped polished grey stone frame. The whole is mounted on two upright metal supports. Image of a Lancaster Bomber is at the head of plaque. Inscription is in upright capital lettering with inscription and image picked out in white paint.
Inscription
TO/ COMMEMORATE/ 50TH/ ANNIVERSARY/ 617 SQUADRON DAM BUSTERS/ SGT. RICHARD BOLITHO/ 1211045/ OF JAMES STREET KIMBERLEY/ REAR GUNNER AIRCRAFT ED 864 B-BAKER/ KILLED IN ACTION OPERATION CHASTISE/ DAMS RAID/ CRASHED ACHLING AARBEN. NTH DORSTEN/ 12:15 17TH MAY 1943
Inscription legible?
no
Names on memorial
Bolitho, Richard
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Commemorations
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, rank, date of death, service, place of death, forename, manner of death, service number
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: height 350mm, width 400mm
    Materials: Metal
  • Frame
    Measurements: depth c50mm, height c600mm, width c600mm
    Materials: Stone
  • Other structure
    Measurements: height c1000mm
    Materials: Metal
Listing information
Condition
History
September 2009: Plaque looks to have had screwed fixings in each corner which have been removed. October 2008: Memorial erected.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
Kimberley Town Council
Reference
  • Ripley and Heanor News 16 September 2008; 09 January 2009

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