Memorial Details

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Photo: Dorothy Hall

Memorial

Vase Barrass 1944 St. Paul

Reference

H116.09

Place

HASWELL

Original Location

St. Paulís Church, Church Street.

Which war

1939-45

Memorial Description

Vase 10 inches high of kind popular in churches. The dedication is incised near the bottom in sans serif lettering.

Materials used

Brass

Inscription

In loving memory
of my dear husband
John Morgan Barrass, F/Lt.
Killed in action
24th December 1944

Names

See above

Who commissioned

His wife

Notes

1. F/Lt. Barrass was serving with 166 Sqdn. He was a crew member of Lancaster I PD397 AS-V which took off from Kirmington on a mission to Koln. IT crashed in the target area. All were killed except one who was taken prisoner.
This was a Christmas Eve when 8 aircraft failed to come home from their missions.

2. He is remembered on H116.02 and H116.07

Newspaper cuttings, photos or archival material

Photos: Dorothy Hall

Royal Air Force Bomber Command Losses of the Second World War: 1944; W.R. Chorley; 1997; Midland Counties Publications; ISBN 0 904597 91 1

External web link

Research acknowledgements

Dorothy Hall

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