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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Vale Of White Horse
Town
Lyford
County
Oxfordshire
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Dedicated
    Date: 2008
    Attended by: Mrs. Betty McMillan, Richard Briers, Local Clergy
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
63055
Current location

North wall of Nave,
St. Mary the Virgin Church
The Green
Lyford
Vale Of White Horse
Oxfordshire
OX12 0EG
England

OS Grid Ref: SU 39010 94235
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Wall mounted, landscape orientated tablet with an incised cross at top centre, beneath which, are incised inscriptions and names. All lettering, numerals and cross infilled with black enamel paint.
Inscription
+ / IN MEMORY OF / (7 NAMES) / THE CREW OF AVRO LANCASTER HK 788 / WHICH CRASHED AT LYFORD ON / 8TH APRIL 1945 / PER ARDUA AD ASTRA
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Fisher, Hugh A.
Higgins, Clarence V.
Jeffs, Alfred E.
Mcmillan, Campbell M.
Mousley, Kenneth C.
Symonds, Gordon J.
Thomas, Willy
See details for all 7 names
Commemorations
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 7
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 7
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Forename, surname, rank, regiment
    Order of information: Rank
Components
  • Tablet
    Measurements: height 625 mm, width 875 mm
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
Condition
History
Apparently erected after 1998.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Private
Details: Mrs. Betty McMillan, widow of Flight Sergeant Campbell McMillan.
Reference

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