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LEEK ROLL OF HONOUR AIRCREWS WAR MEMORIAL

World War 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Alf Beard 2009

The memorial is located within the parish church of St Edward. It takes the form of a wooden board split into five columns. The whole is boxed in and the centre, top, is domed. There are badges of Allied and German Air Forces at the top with the RAF badge centre. The memroial was unveiled in October 1990. American crews who lost their lives ae listed first then Allied Crews followed a by a single Grman crew.
Photograph Copyright © Alf Beard 2009

Dedicated to the USAAF Aircrews who gave their lives
in flying accidents in the Leek area during the
Second World War

Thunderbolt P47 Crashed 2/12/43
FOSTER Arvil J
Second Lieutenant O-686735, 495th Fighter Group, U.S. Army Air Forces. Enetered from Idaho. Buried in Cambridge American Cemetery. Plot C Row 2 Grave 11
Lightning P 38 Crashed 11/12/43
SENESAC Guy A
2nd Lt Pilot
Skytrain C47 Crashed at Dawson’s Farm nr Bosley 22/12/44 one crew member injured
BARNBY John E
First Lieutenant O-753593, 363rd Tactical Reconnaissance Group, U.S. Army Air Forces. Entered from Arkansas. Buried in Cambridge American Cemetery. Plot D Row 4 Grave 23
DAVIS William E
Sergeant 15044884, 33rd Photographic Squadron, 363rd Reconnaissance Group, U.S. Army Air Forces. Entered from Kentucky. Buried in Cambridge American Cemetery. Plot D Row 1 Grave 23
INGRAM Charles P
Private 14180849, 33rd Photographic Squadron, 363rd Reconnaissance Group, U.S. Army Air Forces. Entered from North Carolina. Buried in Cambridge American Cemetery. Plot D Row 2 Grave 23
CARDOZO Richard L
Lieutenant Colonel O-333521, Headquarters, XXIX Tactical Air Command, U.S. Army Air Forces. Entered from New York. Buried in Cambridge American Cemetery. Plot D Row 7 Grave 16.
PAYNE Holmes P
Lieutenant Colonel
STEELE Cecil R
Major U S Army
Fortress B17 Crashed at Birchenough Hill Nr Congleton 2/1/45
DeCLEENE Donald James
1st Lt
STRAVINSKI Maynard
Second Lieutenant O-827989, 603rd Bomber Squadron, 398th Bomber Group, Heavy, U.S. Army Air Forces. Entered from Pennsylvania. Buried in Cambridge American Cemetery. Plot F Row 1 Grave 105
MANOS Thomas
Flight Officer T-129166, 603rd Bomber Squadron, 398th Bomber Group, Heavy, U.S. Army Air Forces. Entered frpm Illinois. Buried in Cambridge American Cemetery. Plot C Row 3 Grave 28
AYERS Howard F
T Sgt
GARRY Frank E
T.Sgt
Thunderbolt P47 Crashed 3/1/45
JOHNSON E
F/O
Dedicated to the R.A.F & Commonwealth Aircrews who gave their
lives in flying accidents in the Leek area during the
Second World War
Anson Crashed at Wildboarclough Cheshire 14/11/40
TAYLOR Martin James Walton
Lac. 915786 (Pilot) R.A.F age 20. Son of John & elsi Alice Maud of Chiswick Middlesex. Commemorated at Stockport Crematorium Cheshire
Spitfire Crashed near Upper Hulme 17/11/40
WHITE James Beaumont
Flt/Sgt Pilot 741288 R.A.F age 20. Son of Alfred & Henrietta Elizabeth of West Wickham. Buried at St John the Baptist Churchyard West Wickham Kent
Anson Crashed near Bradnop 17/2/41
OWEN Arthur Maelor
Flt/Sgt Pilot 742226 R.A.F age 25. Son of Morgan Maelor & Mabel Jane, husband of Mary Gertrude of Longton Staffs Buried in Dolgelley Non Conformist Cemetery Merionethshire Sec C Grave 159.A The other two crew members were injuried
Oxford Crashed at Fawside Edge near Longnor 16/11/41
DIX Raymond Henry Wattie
Leading Aircraftman. Pilot under training 1383555 R.A.F age 19. Son of Thomas Henry & Nellie Maud of East Finchley. Buried in St Pancras Cemetery Middlesex Sec 3 V Grave 102
Wellington Crashed at Grindon 22/5/42 1 crew injured
McKAY Andrew Donald
P/O 411919, 75th (R.A.F) Sqdn R.N.Z.A.F age 22. Son of David Ferguson & Maud Francis MacKay of Epsom Auckland N Z Buried at Buxton Cemetery Derbyshire Grave 4178. CWGC listed as MacKay.
SMEATON Wilfred Hubert
Flt/Sgt (Obs) 405331 75th (R.A.F) Sqdn R.N.Z.A.F age 28. Son of Smith & Lucy husband of Heather Hinemoa of Davenport Auckland N Z. Buried in Buxton Cemetery Derbyshire Grave 4179
BEAVON James Wilfred
Flt/Sgt (W/Op/Air Gnr) 403566 75th (R A F) Sqdn R.N.Z.A.F age 31. Son of Alfred James & Margaret. Buried in Buxton Cemetery Derbyshire Grave 4180
BODE John William
Flt Sgt (Obs) 75th Squdn R A F age 22. Son of Howard James & Caroline, Northfield Birmingham. Buried in Buxton Cemetery Derbyshire Grave 4181
HAYTON Cyril
Flt.Sgt (W.Op Air/Gnr) 75th Sqdn R.A.F age 22. Son of Moses & Ellen Maria, Walker, Newcastle-on-Tyne. Buried at Byker & Heaton Cemetery Newcastle Upon Tyne Northumberland Sec A.N Grave 152
Stirling Crashed at Merryton Lowe nr. Leek 13/7/42
HURST James Frederick
Flt/Sgt (W.Op Air/Gnr) R/71076 7th (R A F) Sqdn R.C.A.F aged 32. Son of William & Gertrude Louisa, Stonewall Manitoba Canada. Buried in Buxton Cemetery Derbyshire Grave 4182 CWGC listed as HIRST
HELGESEN Thorstein Enevold
Flt/Sgt (W.Op/Air Gnr) R/77394 7th (R A F) Sqdn R.C.A.F age 22. Son of Einar & Anna Louise Nee Enevoldson of Sherbrooke Province of Quebec Canada. Buried in Buxton Cemetery Derbyshire Grave 4183
REGIMBAL Leo Joseph
Sgt de S (Air Gnr) 7th (R A F) Sqdn R C A F age 28. Son of Napoleon & Marie, St Bonifice Manitoba Canada. Buried in Buxton Cemetery Derbyshire Grave 4184
GRIFFEN John Richard
Flt/Sgt ( Obs) R/85633 7th (R A F) Sqdn) R.C.A.F age 24. Son of John Joseph & Bridget of Toronto Canada. Buried in Buxton Cemetery Derbyshire Grave 4195 CWGC listed as GRIFFIN
MORRISON Roderick Urquhart
Sgt/Pilot 1365220 7th Sqdn RAF age 20. son of Alexander Urquhart Morrison and Muriel Evelyn Simpson Morrison of Glasgow. Buried at Cathcart Cemetery Renfrewshire Scotland. Grave 488a This memorial have him listed as R.M.Morrison
Wellington Crashed nr. Upper Hulme 20/11/42 one crew member injured
BARLOW James Robert
Flt/Sgt 401882 R.A.A.F age 22. Son of Maurice & Dorothy Lambourne, East Malvern Victoria. Buried in St Stephen Churchyard Fradley Staffordshire
BAKER William John
Flt.Sgt 405 670 R.A.A.F age 21. Son of John Henry & Janet, Mackay, Queensland. Buried in St Stephen Churchyard Fradley, Staffordshire. Row 6 Grave 4
BUCKLEY Howell James
Flt/Sgt (W.Op Air/Gnr) R.A.F age 22. Husband of Dilys May of Pontypridd. Buried in Glyntaff Cemetery Pontypridd Glam, Wales Plot Z Grave 190
PETTIFORD Keith
F/O 411374 R.A.A.F age 27. son of Henry Augustine Ellen Scott Pettiford, Willoughby, New South Wales. Buried in St Stephen churchyard Fradley Staffordshire. Row c Grave 1
LOVE James
F/O 414051 R.A.A.F age 33. Son of Harold William & Elsie Mary, Ormiston, Queensland. Buried in St Stephen Churchyard Fradley, Staffordshire Row 6 Grave 2
Master Crashed nr Bottomhouse 15/1/43
TREVOR WILLIAMS Patrick Morgan
[Listed as T Williams Flt/Sgt R.A.F on memorial] Second Officer, Air Transport Auxiliary. Died 15 January 1943. Aged 22. Born Morgan T WIllis 1920 in East Preston. Son of the Revd. Ernest Morgan Trevor Williams (Nicar of East Preston with Kingston) and Clara Trevor Williams, of Puttenham, Surrey. His brother Lieutenant Peter Trevor Williams also fell. Buried in LEEK CEMETERY, Staffordshire. Grave 9573.

Note: He was flying a Miles Master Mk III from 7 FPP, Roya;l Air Force, registration W8840. He was en route from Sherburn in Emet to R.A.F. Ternhill. The Master was being flown to Ternhill for use by No.5 (Pilot) Advanced Flying Unit when it encountered un-forecast bad weather in the Buxton-Leek-Ashbourne area. It collided with the ground and the pilot, Patrick Trevor-Williams of the Air Transport Auxiliary, was killed.

Wellington R1598 Crashed 30/1/43
BUTTERLEY Thomas
Flt/Sgt (Nav) 1336746 R.A.F age 36. Son of Percy & Harriet Amelia, husband of Marjorie Grace, North End Portsmouth. Buried in Kingston Cemetery Portsmouth Hampshire Plot 56 (Haskell) Row 8 Grave 6
PRIEST Allan
Flt/Sgt (Air Bomber) 1312544 R.A.F age 26. Adopted son of Mrs J Priest of Reading Berkshire. Buried in St Peter Church Cemetery Stoke upon Tern Shropshire Row 1 Grave 282
Oxford Crashed at Waterhouses 21/5/43
FORSYTH Archibald Douglas Vincent
P/O 403957 R.N.Z.A.F age 23. Son of Archibald William and Irene Nora (nee O’Donoghue) Fraserstown Auckland NZ. Buried in Ashbourne Cemetery Sec a Grave 356
HALESTRAP Harry Charles
LAC 1521896 R.A.F. age 20. Son of Edith Halestrap Bishops Stortford. Buried at Bishops Stortford Old Cemetery Hartfordshire Sec G.12.Gen.Grave 9
SYLVESTER Harry Garnet
Cpl 1157864 R.A.F Buried at Brookwood Military Cemetery Surrey 24.C.18
Whitley Crashed 31/1/44
WILKINSON Ian Leslie
Pilot/Sergt 1238788 R.A.F Buried at Southern Cemetery Nottingham Sec L.23.Grave 22
CUSWORTH John Frederick
F/O (Nav) 148746 R.A.F age 31. Son of Harry and Clara of Pudsey husband of Grace Edna of Pudsey. Commemorated at Lawnswood Crematorium Leeds Screen Wall panel 1
BOURNE George Victor
Flt/Sgt (Air Bomber) 1395380 R.A.F age 21. Son of Albert Ernest and Maud Penelope, Eastham Essex. Buried at Whitchurch Cemetery Shropshire Grave 780
ROBERTSON Andrew Harkes
Flt/Sgt (Wireless Op/Air gunner) 1133189 R.A.F age 30. Son of George and Lizzie of Edinburgh. Buried at Invernesk Parish Churchyard Midlothian Scotland. Sec.c.Nth Ext.Grave 80 CWGC listed as Robertson for the same date.This memorial have him named as Robinson A H
Halifax Crashed 7/2/44
RICHARDS Ernest Charles David
P/O 125875 R.A.F age 26. Son of Ernest Edward and Susan Charlotte Clayhill Gosport Hampshire. Buried at Blacon Cemetery Chester Cheshire Sec.a.Grave 324
MURRAY Kenneth
Flt/Sgt (Nav) 1559341 R.A.F age 23. Son of Thomas Henry and Minnie, Darlington. Buried at Darlington West Cemetery Durham, Sec. v.7.e.Grave301
KERR Hubert Lloyd
F/O (Nav/Bomber) J/27159 R.C.A.F age 28. Son of Wilbur Edmund and Phoebe Toronto Ontario Canada. Buried at Blacon Cemetery Chester Cheshire Sec.a.Grave 675
DENNING Albert John
Sgt/Flt Engineer 1863320 R.A.F age 28. Son of Charles and Ellen Mary of Tooting Surrey. Buried at Streatham Cemetery Wandsworth London Block 14 Grave 98 CWGC listed as DENNY
JOSHUA William Desmond
Flt/Sgt (W.Op/Air Gnr) 1419221 R.A.F age 22. Son of John and E A Joshua of Tondu Aberkenfig. Buried in Sarn Cemetery Glamorgan Grave 134
COULDING Herbet John
Sgt/Air Gnr 1582477 R.A.F age 20. Son of Herbert and Lily Rose Lutterworth Leicestershire. Commemorated at Blacon Cemetery Chester Cheshire Sec.a.Grave 41 CWGC listed as COULING
Spitfire Crashed at Bosley Cloud 21/3/44
KOWALSKI Zygmunt
Flt/Sgt Polish Air Force died aged 22. Death registered with Macclesfield Registery Office
Wellington Crashed at Smearril nr. Youlgreave 21/1/44
EDMONDS Lloyd George
Flt/Sgt 416941 R.A.A.F age 25. Son of Percy John and Edith Marion, Unley South Australia. Buried at Blacon Cemetery Chester Sec.a.Grave 368
BARNES William Thomas
Flt/Sgt 30581 R.A.A.F age 27. Son of Francis James and Queenie Kate. Buried at Blacon Cemetery Chester Sec.a.Grave 455
KYDD James
Flt/Sgt 426621 R.A.A.F age 26. Son of William and Williamina husband of Mary Thelma of Winnum Queensland Australia. Buried at Blacon Cemetery Chester Sec a Grave 544
MURTON Thomas Dudley
Flt/Sgt 430628 R.A.A.F age 19. Son of Dudley Arthur Murray Murton and Ethel Mary Murton, Tatura Victoria Australia. Buried at Blacon Cemetery Chester Sec a Grave 325
PERRETT Keith Jobson
Flt/Sgt 434608 R.A.A.F age 27. Son of Ernest Alfred and Annie Brisbane Queensland Australia. Buried at Blacon Cemetery Chester Sec a Grave 411
DESHON Frederick Popham
Flt/Sgt 426555 R.A.A.F age 27. Son of Arthur Popham Deshon and Violet Brenda of Brisbane. Husband of Betty Phyllis of Ascot Queensland Australia. Buried at Blacon Cemetery Chester Sec a Grave 632
Stirling Crashed at Cliffepark Rudyard 27/5/44 4 crew survived
LEECH Gordon Noble
F/O Pilot 159456 R.A.F age 23. Son of James and Janet Noble Leech Newcastle upon Tyne. Commemorated at West Road Crematorium Newcastle upon Tyne Northumberland Panel 5
FINE Bernard David
Flt/Sgt 419304 R.A.A.F age 20. Son of Myer and Lilian Miriam of Malvern Victoria Australia. Buried at Blacon Cemetery Chester Cheshire Sec a Grave 194
WARD Harry
Flt/Sgt Air Gnr 1768223 R.A.F age 20. Son of Charles and Annie of Yeadon. Buried at Yeadon Cemetery Aireborough Yorkshire. Sec E. Grave 846
HOWES Charles David
Flt/Sgt Air Gnr 1814315 R.A.F age 19. Son of John George and Alice Violet of Forest Hill. Buried and commemorated at Camberwell New Cemetery London. Square 91.Col.Grave 8032 Screenwall Panel 7
Hurricane Crashed at Merryton nr. Leek 27/7/44
MARTIN Roswell Howard Tourle
Flt/Sgt Pilot 42744 R.N.Z.A.F age 19. Son of Thomas and Ada Mary of Otumoetai Auckland New Zealand. Buried at Blacon Cemetery Cheshire Sec.a.Grave 235
Oxford Crashed at Axedge 3/11/44
MAYHEAD C V
F/O R.A.F CWGC not listed
NULLEN A C
F/O R.C.A.F CWGC not listed
BEAN J S
F/O R.C.A.F CWGC not listed
Lancaster Crashed at The Roaches 3/1/45
ALLAMBY Walter Vernon Wilfred
Flying Officer 428516,Royal Australian Air Force Killed aged 26. Son of Alfred Ernest and Ruby Frances Allamby of Millgrove, Victoria, Australia. Buried at Blacon Cemetery, Chester, Cheshire
LEES Norman
Flt/Sgt Engineer 2218806, 467 Sqdn Royal Air Force attached to the Royal Australian Air Force killed age 19. Son of Fred and Dora Lees, of Oldham, Lancashire. Buried at Blacon Cemetery, Chester Cheshire
PRITCHARD Jack Ivan
Flight Lieutenant 421047 Royal Australian Air Force. Son of George and Lillian Grace Pritchard; husband of Catherine Mary Pritchard, of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. Buried at Blacon Cemetery, Chester Cheshire
DUNBAR Geoffrey James
Flight Sergeant 424391 Royal Australian Air Force Killed aged 22. Son of James Coupland Dunbar and Pearl Violet Dunbar, of Strathfield, New South Wales, Australia. Buried at Blacon Cemetery, Chester, Cheshire
EMONSON Richard
Flight Sergeant 430484 Royal Australian Air Force Killed age 21. Son of Keith Glanfield Emonson and Alice Muriel Emonson, of Caulfield, Victoria, Australia. Buried at Blacon Cemetery, Chester, Cheshire
WRIGHT Thomas Edward Harold
Flight Sergeant 430728 Royal Australian Air Force Killed aged 24.Son of William John and Harriet Sarah Wright; husband of Norma Wright, of Kingsford, New South Wales, Australia. Buried at Blacon Cemetery, Chester, Cheshire
WATSON Cleveland Charles
Flight Sergeant 434547 Royal Australian Air Force Killed age 23. Son of Harry and Mary Annetta Watson, of Glen Osmond, South Australia. Buried at Blacon Cemetery, Chester, Cheshire
Mosquito Crashed at Cheddleton Heath 2/3/45
ALBERTSON Arthur Ian
Flight Lieutenant (Pilot) 80126 Royal Air Force Killed aged 30 Son of Richard Wright Albertson and Elizabeth Albertson; husband of Rona Albertson (nee Johnson), of Bulawayo, Southern Rhodesia. Buried at Cambridge City Cemetery, Cambridgeshire Awarded the A.F.C
EATON Robert James
Flight Sergeant 430960 Royal Australian Air Force Killed aged 20. Son of James Bygrove Eaton and Selina Marjorie Eaton, of Albury, New South Wales, Australia. Buried at Cambridge City Cemetery, Cambridgeshire
Oxford Crashed at Shutlingslow 4/4/45 2 crew injured
FEATONBY Horace Garth
Flight Lieutenant (Pilot) 128984 Royal Air Force. Killed aged 32. Son of Horace and Edith Featonby; husband of Muriel F. Featonby, of Chiswick, Middlesex. Buried at Redcar Cemetery, Cleveland
ROSCOE Fred
Leading Aircraftman 1018427 Royal Air Force. Killed aged 31 Son of Thomas and Emily Roscoe, of Ashton-in-Makerfield, Lancashire; husband of Freda Roscoe, of Ashton-in-Makerfield. Buried at Blacon Cemetery, Chester, Cheshire.
FISHWICK George
Aircraftman 1st Class 1512868 Royal Air Force. Killed aged 39. Son of Margaret Fishwick; husband of Phyllis Fishwick, of Salford. Buried at Weaste Cemetery, Salford
Oxford Crashed at Wildboarclough 11/1/46
OLIVER David Fairless
Flying Officer,Pilot, 162316 Royal Air Force Killed aged 22. Son of Christopher Sibley Oliver and Ann Oliver, of Coventry. Buried at Stivichall St James Churchyard, Warwickshire
BULCOCK Eric
Flight Sergeant (Pilot/Obs.) 1625826 Royal Air Killed aged 22. Son of Wilfred and Martha Bulcock, of Burnley; husband of Margaret Bulcock, of Burnley. Buried at Burnley Cemetery
Shot down in combat over Leek during the night of 7th May 1941
Junkers
Von. ZIEHLBERG D
Hpt Luftwaffe
LEMBE W
Oblt Luftwaffe
SCHWALBE R
Ofw Luftwaffe
MAHL G
Fw Luftwaffe
This memorial is compiled with additional information by kind permission of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Last updated 19 June, 2017

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