War 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
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appears to be only one memorial in Bigby which is to be found in the
parish church of All Saints. It takes the form of a wall mounted brass
plaque to two men from the PAthfinder Squadron who died during World
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loving memory of
Pilot Officer Harold Elvin Howsam
of Bigby, Server and Ringer in this church,
Flight Sergeant Gordon Fletcher
of London, Ontario
and of all comrades lost with them on active service
with the Pathfinder Squadron, R.A.F.
on the night of 12 – 13th June 1943,
and laid to rest in the province of Friesland in Holland.
Grant unto them O Lord, eternal rest.
Officer (Navigator) 146295. 83 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer
Reserve. Died 13th June 1943, aged 31 years. Son of George and Annie
Howsam of Lincoln, Lincs. Commemorated WORKUM (Spoordyke) GENERAL
CEMEERY. Plot D. Row 1. Grave 9.
Officer (Air Bomber) J/17802, Royal Canadian Air Force. 83 Squadron,
Royal Air Force. Died 13th June 1943, aged 20 years. Son of Arthur
Delaski and Annie McIntosh Fletcher of London, Ontario, Canada.
Commemorated WORKUM (Spoordyke) GENERAL CEMEERY. Plot D. Row 1.
them to be numbered with thy saints.
27 April, 2007