The War Graves of St Catherines,

Barmby-on-the-Moor, East Riding, Yorkshire

Project Introduction Page

It was whilst attending the 102 Squadron Association Reunion at Pocklington, Yorkshire in 2019 that this project came about. 

 

I heard that there were quite a few Bomber Command Graves at Barmby Moor and being a Genealogist with a keen interest in WW2 Bomber Command, I just had to take a look.

Following the AGM on the Sunday I got chatting to the Minister from Barmby Moor who said that she would like the Children from the area to know more about who these men were.   After all they are a lot more than just Names & Dates etched in Stone....these men served, fought and died for their country!    

St Catherines Church, Barmby Moor

Section containing RAF Graves at Barmby Moor

War Memorial at Barmby Moor

The War Graves

There are a total of 55 War Graves within the Churchyard at St Catherines Church, Barmby Moor.

One of these is from WW1 and the remainder served with the Air Force during WW2 

Due to the size of the project it has been broken down into several pages.  These include an Individuals page (when only one person from the Aircraft is buried at Barmby Moor) & separate pages for each Aircraft & crew (when more than one person is buried at Barmby Moor)

Please get in touch via the email link below if you have either connections, a special interest in this project or if you would like us to carry out Bomber Command Research on your behalf.

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Unveiling of the War Memorial

The 'Cross of Sacrifice' as shown in the image above was unveiled at a service on Thursday 17th June 1952 at 7pm.

Image courtesy of Alan Smyllie

Index of Names

Index of Aircraft

Special Thanks

I would like to offer Special Thanks to the following people for their assistance with this Project:-

Harry Bartlett, 102 Squadron Association

Reverand Jan Hardy & Gordon Fallowfield, St Catherines Church

Ian MacMillan, Historian, 10 Squadron Association

Gordon Scaife, Town Clerk, Pocklington Town Council

Online Cenotaph and Pou Maumahara Memorial Discovery Centre

David King, Aircrew Remembrance Society

Mary Reilly, Fife

Scott Gillies, Ingersoll Cheese & Agricultural Museum

Peter Heather, East Surrey Family History Society

Margaret Rose, Canada

Nick Peaty

Peter Toms, Brighton Grammar School, Victoria

Calista Lucy, Keeper of the Archive, Dulwich College

Chuck Tolley, Archivist, 158 Squadron Association

Jan Bryars, Oadby – Remembering the Past Group

Dave Woodcock

John Motherwell, a Friend & Canadian Bomber Boy

David Collins

Alan Smyllie

 

John Lauder, a 'Bomber Boy' himself he has became a Great Friend who has not only assisted me in understanding points in this project but from whom I have learned so much about Bomber Command in General.

Street Names

The Local Town Council would go on to commemorate some of the men who are buried at Barmby Moor by naming new streets in their honour.

 

A video of one of the ceremonies can be seen below 

Memorial at RAF Pocklington

A Memorial stands at the Wolds Gliding Club, the old home of RAF Pocklington & commemorates those who lost their lives whilst serving with 102 (Ceylon) Squadron RAF & 405 (Vancouver) Squadron RCAF during World War Two

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If you have information or connections to anyone within this project please get in touch.

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