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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Copeland
Town
Gosforth
County
Cumbria
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Faculty Granted
    Date: 1 Oct 1946
    Attended by:
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
65801
Current location

On wall at the west end of the north aisle.
St Mary's Church
Netherwasdale Road
Gosforth
Copeland
Cumbria
CA20 1AZ
England

OS Grid Ref: NY 07215 03582
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Brass plaque mounted on wooden backboard. RAF badge incised top centre of plaque.
Inscription
IN LOVING REMEMBRANCE OF/ PILOT OFFICER JOHN BIRNIE R.A.F.V.R./ BORN 19 SEPT 1923 KILLED IN ACTION 19 APRIL 1944/ A MEMBER OF THE CHOIR OF THIS CHURCH FOR 10 YEARS/ PER ARDUA AD ASTRA
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Birnie, John
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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,year died,regiment,forename,age of death,occupation
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: depth 5mm, height 230mm, width 480mm
    Materials: Brass
  • Backboard
    Measurements: depth 20mm, height 280mm, width 530mm
    Materials: Wood
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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