Newton upon Ouse, Memorial Plaque transcription


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, Ontariofrom Edgerton, Alberta. Killed in action
Killed July 16th 1942 aged 29November 6th 1942 aged 29
158 Squadron - Strength in Unity78 Squadron Nemo Non Paratus
Halifax aircraft BB203 crashedHalifax aircraft crashed at
at Cornborough, YorkshireByland Moor, Yorkshire
P/O J F Withy RAF and three otherSgt C F Clark Raf and one other
RAF members of the crewmember of the crew were killed
were also killedTwo Canadians were injured
Craig, William Warren WO2 -AG-R63057Giddens, Harold Richard FS-WAG-R66046
from Newcastle, New Brunswickfrom Niagara Falls, Ontario. Killed in action
Killed July 21st 1942 aged 29July 21st 1942 aged 21
35 Squadron Uno Animo Agimus35 Squadron Uno Animo Agimus
Halifax aircraft crashed nearHalifax aircraft crashed
Tadcaster, Yorkssee 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