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Holmpton, Memorial transcription:

The plaque dedicated to the crew of Avro Manchester L7523.


The plaque on top of the pedestal. (see also Photo)

THIS PLAQUE IS DEDICATED TO THE CREW OF
AVRO MANCHESTER L7523 EM:M OF
NO.207 SQUADRON, BOMBER COMMAND,
ROYAL AIR FORCE, WHO ALL PERISHED WHEN
THEIR AIRCRAFT CRASHED ON MILL HILL
AT 20:44 ON THE 14TH JANUARY 1942.

F/SGT (PILOT)BASIL COURTNEY WESCOMBE.AGE:25
F/SGT (PILOT)FREDERICK EDWARD THOMAS.AGE:26
SGT (OBS)ERIC RONALD HARPERAGE:19
F/SGT (Wop/AG)LEONARD SIEVEAGE:24
SGT (Wop/AG)CLAUDE RAYMOND WESTBURYAGE:21
SGT (AG)JOHN THOMAS 'JACK' HOWEAGE:20
SGT (AG)MAURICE ROBERT WALKERAGE:19

THEY SHALL NOT GROW OLD AS WE WHO ARE LEFT GROW OLD.
AGE SHALL NOT WEARY THEM, NOR THE YEARS CONDEMN.
AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN, AND IN THE MORNING,
WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.

There is more information about this crash on the BBC website


Data transcribed by
Jack Parry.
from photography by Colin Hinson