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Newton upon Ouse parish:

Newton upon Ouse, Memorial Plaque transcription:

The Canadian Memorial Plaque in All Saints Church, Newton on Ouse.


RCAF Canadians
buried at All Saints Newton on Ouse

Williamson, Harry Ward WO2-P-R71602 Humphries, Harry Lancaster F/O-N-J9527
from Port Hope, Ontario from Edgerton, Alberta. Killed in action
Killed July 16th 1942 aged 29 November 6th 1942 aged 29
158 Squadron - Strength in Unity 78 Squadron Nemo Non Paratus
Halifax aircraft BB203 crashed Halifax aircraft crashed at
at Cornborough, Yorkshire Byland Moor, Yorkshire
P/O J F Withy RAF and three other Sgt C F Clark Raf and one other
RAF members of the crew member of the crew were killed
were also killed Two Canadians were injured
   
Craig, William Warren WO2 -AG-R63057 Giddens, Harold Richard FS-WAG-R66046
from Newcastle, New Brunswick from Niagara Falls, Ontario. Killed in action
Killed July 21st 1942 aged 29 July 21st 1942 aged 21
35 Squadron Uno Animo Agimus 35 Squadron Uno Animo Agimus
Halifax aircraft crashed near Halifax aircraft crashed
Tadcaster, Yorks see Craig for details
FS H R Giddens, Sgt P M Thurgood RAF  
and five other RAF crew members  
were also killed  

Memorial stone at Newton on Ouse
Crew list and details

Holenchuk, William P/O (BA)J85619 aged 28 from Portage La Prairie, Manitoba
Parker, Douglas Rendal F/O (P)J26120 aged 27 from Ottawa, Ontario
Parker, Robert Carlton P/O (WAG)J88092 aged 21 from Edmonton, Alberta
Sootheran, Arthur George P/O (N)J86393 aged 23 from Niagara Falls, Ontario
RAF - Howard, F H G Sgt (E) Hughes, J P Sgt (A/G)

June 9th 1944 . 426 Thunderbird Squadron . On wings of fire . Halifax aircraft LW598 was returning
from operations over Mayeene, France and was flying at a low altitude when the number two
cylinder blew off the starboard inner engine causing engine failure and fire. The aircraft crashed
at Newton on Ouse. The crew are buried in Stonefall Cemetery, Wetherby Road, Harrogate


Data transcribed by
Haydn Scott.
from photography by Colin Hinson


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