Do you know of  a personal memorial to someone who died in The Second World War  in your town or village?  Would you like to feature it here, and perhaps understand how it came to be?

Frequently in a chapel or quiet corner, or out in the open air.

Airmen are oft remembered close to where their aircraft came down with  a stone or plaque at the edge of a field or a roadside.

Around the world there are thousands of memorials to those lost or injured in World War Two. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission in the UK cares for Graves and memorials to the war dead of the  British Empire, United Kingdom  and British Commonwealth across the world.

Many towns and villages have Formal War Memorials  erected by the council or local dignitaries to those from that place lost to the struggle –  Visited annually to be adorned  with poppy wreaths, a grateful communities annual pilgrimage to the memory of the fallen.

in some places there are very personal tributes and memory paid to people who died , far from home  and often in tragic circumstances. People perhaps never known  by those who honour them but by virtue of the place of their end are held in esteem by those who live there.  It is these , less visited and adorned sites that we would like to feature.


Memorial Plaque Church_980White Crag, SilsdenHutton Bridge memorial 3




Douglas G Davies - RAF Sergeant

On the night of March 5th 1944, a four-engine Stirling Bomber returned to RAF Tempsford after an operational sortie over occupied Europe. As the aircraft approached the airfield it suffered an engine malfunction, Sgt Davies was one of 6 dead.