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PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 2008 6:05 pm    Post subject: Ayr County Council WW2 Reply with quote

Not listed on UKNIWM

Located in the entrance to South Ayrshire Council county buildings on Wellington Square at OS Map Ref NS 332 218. The entrance is actually at the back of the building behind the RSF WW2 memorial.

This was a lucky find, not listed on UKNIWM and otherwise unknown to the forum, I went into the offices and asked the lass on reception if they had any memorials and she said they did not. I asked if I could look around and there it was, obviously well thought of by someone. Just goes to show that it is always worth looking in the entrances to large public buildings.

I am not sure whether this commemorates council staff or councillors or some other group.

1939 1945/ ERECTED BY THE STAFF OF/ AYR COUNTY COUNCIL/ IN MEMORY OF/

FLYING OFFICER FRANCIS G BURGESS RAF
SERGEANT PILOT THOMAS FULLARTON RAF
SERGEANT JOHN W MERRIE RAF
PILOT OFFICER LIONEL A PASKELL DFM RAF
SERGEANT NAVIGATOR JOHN C B STRANG RAF
CAPTAIN HENRY K McC WRIGHT RSF

THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE

Name: BURGESS, FRANCIS GEORGE
Initials: F G
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Flying Officer
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Unit Text: 272 Sqdn.
Age: 22
Date of Death: 04/09/1944
Service No: 151037
Additional information: Son of Francis John and Jessie Ann Burgess, of Kilmarnock, Ayrshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 13, Column 1.
Memorial: MALTA MEMORIAL


Name: FULLARTON, THOMAS
Initials: T
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Sergeant
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Unit Text: 55 Sqdn.
Age: 23
Date of Death: 23/04/1941
Service No: 745234
Additional information: Son of Robert and Janet Fullarton, of Loans, Ayrshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Column 243.
Memorial: ALAMEIN MEMORIAL

Name: MERRIE, JOHN WEIR
Initials: J W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Sergeant (Flt. Engr.)
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Unit Text: 15 Sqdn.
Age: 27
Date of Death: 28/07/1943
Service No: 1366380
Additional information: Son of David B. and Jessie Merrie, of Saltcoats, Ayrshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Coll. grave 9A. B. 10-13.
Cemetery: HAMBURG CEMETERY

And from the lost bombers website

Stirling EH893 Information
Type Stirling
Serial Number EH893
Squadron 15
X1D LS-J
Operation Hamburg
Date 1 27th July 1943
Date 2 28th July 1943

Further Information
"Serial Range EH875 - EH909. 35 Stirling Mk.111. Part of a batch of 120 Short S.29 Stirling Mk.111. EH875-EH909; EH921-EH961; EH977-EH996; EJ104-EJ127 Mk.111, of which EH897; EH950 and EJ106 were converted to Mk.1V. Delivered by Austin Motors Ltd between May43 and Jul43. Contract No.B982939/39. Delivered to No.15 Sqdn 24Jun43. EH893 was one of two 15 Sqdn Stirlings lost on this operation. See: EF437. Airborne 2225 27Jul43 from Mildenhall. Hit by Flak over the target before being finished off by a night-fighter (Uffz L_schner, 111./NJG3), crashing at Hamburg-Ochsenwerder. Those killed are buried in Hamburg Cemetery, Ohlsdorf. In 1933, Sgt Gomersall was Junior Victor Ludorum at Heath Grammer School, Halifax. He was 19 years of age, F/L J.R.Childs KIA Sgt A.E.A.Holden KIA Sgt J.W.Merrie KIA Sgt S.E.R.Douglas KIA Sgt B.S.Rate KIA Sgt E.Hurley PoW Sgt E.E.R.Gomersall KIA Sgt T.B.Dawson KIA Sgt E.Hurley was interned in Camp 4B, PoW No.222453. "

Name: PASKELL, LIONEL ARTHUR
Initials: L A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Pilot Officer (Pilot)
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Unit Text: 207 Sqdn.
Age: 26
Date of Death: 14/10/1941
Service No: 88020
Awards: D F M
Additional information: Son of Henry James Paskell, and of Mabel Jessica Tibbs Paskell, of Prestwick, Ayrshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Grave 6.
Cemetery: SCHAFFEN COMMUNAL CEMETERY

And from the lost bombers website

Manchester L7373 Information
Type Manchester
Serial Number L7373
Squadron 207
X1D EM-T
Operation Cologne
Date 1 13th October 1941
Date 2 14th October 1941

Further Information
"Serial Range L7276 - L7526. This aircraft was one of 157 Avro 679 Manchester Mk.1s built by A.V.Roe (Woodford) to Contract No.648770/37 of 1Jul37. The 157 aircraft were delivered between Aug40 and Nov41. L7483 - L7526 (27 aircraft) were completed and test-flown as Mk.1As. The others were converted to Mk.1As. L7373 was delivered to No.97 Sqdn 22Mar41. To A&AEE/DGRD 13Apr41. To No.207 Sqdn 16May41. Many Flak hits on ops. None serious, with No.97 Sqdn (possible mistaken ID) 26/27Jun41. Sgt Hall was thrown to the floor of the aircraft by a heavy landing on return from ops. With No.207 Sqdn 13Aug41. MFO 13/14Oct41-Cologne. Had previously completed 13 operations. had a total of 163 hours when lost. L7373 was one of two No.207 Sqdn Manchesters lost on this operation. See: L7321. Airborne from Waddington. Shot down by a night-fighter, Gefr Bruhnke of 111/NJG./1, Twente, and crashed 2 km E of Beverlo (Limburg), 18 km NNW of Hasselt, Belgium. Those killed are buried in Schaffen Communal Cemetery. F/S Houghton gained his DFM with No.83 Sqdn. He was later commissioned and was killed in Serice in the Middle East, where he is buried in Ramleh War Cemetery, Israel. P/O L.A.Paskell DFM KIA Sgt D.V.Chant KIA F/S K.H.L.Houghton DFM Evd F/S G.H.Roberts KIA Sgt A.D.Smith PoW Sgt C.D.G.Walter KIA Sgt L.J.Compton KIA Sgt A.D.Smith was interned in Camps 9C/344, PoW No.39539. "

Name: STRANG, JOHN CALDERHEAD BRUCE
Initials: J C B
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Sergeant (Nav./Bomber)
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Unit Text: 139 Sqdn.
Age: 22
Date of Death: 31/08/1943
Service No: 1343141
Additional information: Son of Septimus Millar Strang and Edith Jane Strang, of Kilmarnock, Ayrshire. Assistant Sanitary Inspector.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Joint grave 6. F. 8.
Cemetery: REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY

Name: WRIGHT, HENRY KITCHENER MCCALL
Initials: H K M
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Captain
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots Fusiliers
Age: 29
Date of Death: 26/08/1944
Service No: 177648
Additional information: Son of Charles and Mary Stewart Wright, of Girvan; husband of Barbara Ailsa Wright (nee Armstrong), of Maidens, Girvan.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Grave 1345.
Cemetery: KIRKOSWALD OLD CHURCHYARD




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PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 2008 7:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Details and photo sent to UKNIWM 20 March 2008.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 29, 2017 7:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is now WMR, ex UKNIWN, memorial 56886
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