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STURTON BY STOW, LANCASTER FARM WAR MEMORIAL

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Compiled and Copyright © Vernon Masterman 2005 - additional information Martin Edwards

The memorial is to a Lancaster crew which perished on a farm in Lincolnshire. the farm is now called Lancaster Farm and is situated on the Roman Road to the south east of Sturton by Stow Lincolnshire, map ref SK899800. In 1943 Swinderby was the operational training station for No. 5 Group including No. 1660 Heavy Conversion Unit using Manchesters and Lancasters.

Extract from Bomber Command Aviation Resource website:

Oldfield's farm, Sturton-by-Stow
Airborne from Swinderby, the aircraft broke up in flight after the starboard wing failed. The aircraft crashed at 1005 at Oldfield's Farm. F/O S.R. Jones KIA, Sgt W.T. Raeside KIA, F/O P.M. Krish KIA, F/O S. Hoy KIA, Sgt J. Westwood KIA, F/S G.W. Kennedy RCAF KIA, Sgt T.H. Jackson KIA, LAC E.R. Redfern KIA.

Photographs Copyright © Vernon Masterman 2005

In remembrance of the air crew of Lancaster
Bomber R5676 Squadron 1660 H.C.U. which
crashed on this farm 12th February 1943.
tragically all lives were lost.

JONES

Sydney Rhys

Flying Officer (Pilot) 65537, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 12th February 1943. Son of John Albert and Jane Ellen Jones, husband of Patricia Jones. of Epping. Buried in EPPING CEMETERY, Epping, Essex. Row P. Grave 51. See also Epping Memorial

KRISH

Felix Maurice

Flying Officer (Bomb Aimer/Navigator) 127962, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 12th February 1943. Aged 26. Son of Serge and Jessie Krish, husband of Tanya Krish, of Fulham, London (the elder daughter of the great pianist Benno Moiseiwitsch and violinist Daisy Kennedy). Buried in WILLESDEN JEWISH CEMETERY, Willsden, Middlesex. Section GX. Row 6. Grave 270.

RAESIDE

William Turnbull

Sergeant (Flight Engineer) 1120014, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 12th February 1943. Aged 26. Son of Robert and Mary Raeside, of Kilmarnock; husband of Anna Raeside, of Kilmarnock. Buried in KILMARNOCK CEMETERY, Kilmarnock, Ayrshire. Section R. Grave 1041.

HOY

Stanley

[Memorial states Pilot Officer] Flying Officer (Bomb Aimer/Navigator) 127111, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 12th February 1943. Aged 31. Son of Herbert and Agnes Dorothea Hoy, of Hull; husband of Violet Hoy, of Beverley. Buried in HULL EASTERN CEMETERY, Hull, Yorkshire. Compartment 158. Joint Grave 27.

WESTWOOD

John

Sergeant 1210748, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 12th February 1943. Aged 22. Son of John and Mary Westwood; husband of Eleanor May Westwood, of Wychbold. Buried in St. MARY DE WYCHE CHURCHYARD, WYCHBOLD, Worcestershire. Row H. Grave 23.

JACKSON

Thomas Henry

Sergeant (Air Gunner) 1112663, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 12th February 1943. Aged 23. Son of Joseph and Emily Jackson; husband of Edith Ervine Jackson, of Leeholme. Buried in ST. JAMES CHURCHYARD, COUNDON, Durham. Row 2. Grave 2.

KENNEDY

Gerald (Bunny) William

Flight Sergeant (Air Gunner) R/116232, Royal Canadian Air Force. Died 12th February 1943. Aged 20. Son of John M. Kennedy and Scilena M. Kennedy, of Elm Creek, Manitoba, Canada. Buried in ST. GERMAIN CHURCHYARD, THURLBY, Lincolnshire. Grave B.6.

REDFERN

Elijah Reginald

Leading Aircraftman 938010, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 12th February 1943. Aged 23. Son of Elijah and Hannah Redfern, of Derby. Buried in NOTTINGHAM ROAD CEMETERY, DERBY. Section F. Grave 2442.

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