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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Alnwick
Town
Rothbury
County
Northumberland
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 11/4/2016
    Attended by: Chris Davies
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
96218
Current location

Accessible only by foot. Approx 4km SW of Rothbury
Dove Crag
Tossen Hill
Rothbury
Alnwick
Northumberland
NE65 7RR
England

OS Grid Ref: NZ03458 98801
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Rectangular black acrylic plaque with thin silver border, mounted on wooden backboard. Dedication is photo-etched in plain lower case silver script. Plaque and backboard are fixed at 45 degrees on top of a 1 metre post, which is supported at the base by a cairn of loose rocks.
Inscription
IN MEMORY OF/132085 FLYING OFFICER/JACOB WILHELM VAN HAMEL +/11TH APRIL 1944/AGE 23/SUPERMARINE SPITFIRE/NH700 VP -L/322 SQUADRON/RAF ACKLINGTON
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Van Hamel, Jacob Wilhelm
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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: Rank, forename, surname, age at death, squadron
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: depth c3 mm, height 115 mm, width 85 mm
    Materials: Acrylic
  • Backboard
    Measurements: depth c5 mm, height c160 mm, width c120 mm
    Materials: Wood
Listing information
Condition
Costs

Comments: Chris Davies and his team of hill-walkers have worked for over 10 years identifying WW2 crash sites in the Cheviot Hills and raising memorials to the airmen who died (and the small number that sometimes survived). Chris Davies has written three books called Almost Forgotten (Volumes 1 - 3) detailing this task.

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Private
Details: Chris Davies
Responsibility
Chris Davies
Reference
  • Almost Forgotten-the search for Aviation Accidents in Northumberland by Chris R Davies, 2011, Amberley Publishing ISBN 978 1 4456 0333 0

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