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The War Graves of St Catherines,

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

These pages are a work in progress, check back soon for more information

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

War Memorial at Barmby Moor

Section containing RAF Graves 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 if 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 a dedicated page for Crews & one for Individuals

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Unveiling of the War Memorial

The 'Cross of Sacrifice' was unveiled at a service on Thursday 17th June 1952 at 7pm.

Index of Names

This list will be updated as men are added


Joseph Cooper - Individuals page


William McGee Stag - Individuals page

Henry Edward Richard Saunders - Crews Page

Henry Farquharson Ley - Crews Page

Alvah Wilkie Flansburgh Washbourne  - Crews Page

Michael Norman Reilly  - Crews Page

Trevor Charles Coles - Crews Page

Henry Edwin Amos - Crews Page

William Patrick James - Individuals Page

Reginald Percy Payton - Individuals Page

Michael Harold Griffith - Individuals Page

Thomas Archibald - Individuals Page

Osborne Bayfield LeFurgey - Crews Page

Peter Wityck - Crews Page

James David Garrow - Crews Page

William Alan Robertson - Crews Page

John Burton Gayfer - Crews Page

John McCormack - Crews Page

William Hugh Fetherston - Crews Page

Douglas Charles Moon - Individuals Page

Special Thanks

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

Harry Bartlett, 102 Squadron Association

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

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