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DARENT - NATHANIEL BARRY WAR MEMORIAL

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This memorial stands alone at the entrance to a Drent Court farm, Darenth Hill, Darenth, Kent. The memorial is dedicated to a single pilot. The memorial was dedicated on 28th May 2007 by The Shoreham Aircraft Museum. This is part of an ongoing project to commemorated Pilots who crashed near the museum. Flying Officer Nathaniel Barry of 501 Squadron was a South African volunteer. On 7th October 1940, he was involved in combat with Me109s over Wrotham. His Hurricane was hit and severely damaged and he was forced to bale out, but he was dead before he reached the ground. Nat's memorial dedication service was marked by a Hawker Hurricane flypast and took place at Court Lodge Farm, Darenth near Dartford, Kent.He is listed as Flying Officer 72514, 501 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, aged 22. He was the son of Richard Alan and Gladys Isobel Barry, of Keer Weder, Franschhoek, Cape Province, South Africa. He is buried in FINGHALL (ST. ANDREW) CHURCHYARD, Yorkshire, North of the church.

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IM MEMORY OF
FLYING OFFICER
NATHANIEL JOHN
MERRIMAN
BARRY R.A.F.V.R.
OF NO. 501 SQUADRON
FROM SOUTH AFRICA
WHO LOST HIS LIFE
ON 7TH OCTOBER 1940.
HIS HURRICANE V6800
CRASHED NEAR THIS SPOT.
HE WAS 22 YEARS OLD
ONE OF CHURCHILL'S FEW
MEMORIAL DEDICATED ON
26TH MAY 2007
BY THE
SHOREHAM AIRCRAFT MUSEUM

Last updated 2 June, 2013

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