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625 Squadron R.A.F. Book

Conflict Commemorated:WW2

Address:St Faith, Kelstern

Parish:Calcethorpe with Kelstern

Type of Memorial:Book of Remembrance

Materials Used:paper book in wooden case

Description:Adjacent to the pulpit steps can be found a glazed display cabinet, containing a book with blue covers on which is embossed the badge of 625 Squadron below which are the words "Roll of Honour" and a glazed print of the Squadron Badge. On the top rail of the cabinet is a small brass plate which reads "Dedicated and presented to the Church of St. Faith, Kelstern by 625 Squadron R.A.F. Memorial Association"

Inscription:ADAMS Frank Percy 434217 RAAF ADAMS Gilbert Ernest 54003 DFC ADCOCK William Jeffrey 425856 AISTON Alfred William 1532946 AKENHEAD Thomas Skilbeck 164761 ALAN Norman Sinclair 966502 ALLEN Clifford Frank 1604285 ALLEN Frank Norman 643123 ANDERSON Lloyd George R131824 ANDEWS Richard Walter 1853736 ALVES John Emmanuel 170028 ARMSTRONG Robert Howard J/92624 ASH John Thomas 1399276 ASHURST William 1439610 ASKIE Richard Edward Leslie 1399198 ASPIN James Desmond 171216 D.F.M. AYRES Alfred William Walter 1865089 BAKER Donald 169107 BANKS Peter 2205640 BANKS Robert 147209 BARKER Robert Grainger 2020930 BARNETT Kenneth Gordon 1624095 BARTLETT Charles Henry 3050089 BATCHELOR George William Frederick 169468 BAYLISS Donald George 1622664 BEADLE Robert Eugene 172304 BEECHEY David Henry 1606782 BEILBY Peter Raymond 1318936 BENNETT Alfred 1149235 BENNETT Arthur 1893800 BENNETT Lloyd Douglas R/188356 BISHOP Denzil Yorke 947234 BLACK Percy Alfred William 1606715 BLACKWOOD John Gladstone 656138 BOCK Eric Alan 423214 BOLT Nelson 1836087 BOOTHMAN Robert Arthur 1048079 BOTTOMLEY Harry Frederick R/207383 BOUSFIELD Derek 1237935 BOWEN Harry Elizah 1581233 BOYLAN Martin 1568673 BRADY John William 423280 BRIMELOW Ronald 152038 BROADMORE Wilfred Henry 1437834 BROWN Edward John J/37996 BROWN Geoffrey William 426035 BROWN Kenneth Thomas 428620 BRUCE Allan J/27531 BRYDON Francis Samuel J/90923 BULGER John Percy J/85931 BURKE Thomas Herbert 1057178 CAMPBELL Clelland Mackenzie 1574529 CAMPBELL Robert A 1366029 CAMPBELL Vincent Daniel J/95217 CARTWRIGHT George Alfred 1474347 CHAPMAN Harold Edward 1876520 CHAPMAN Harry 150056 CHARLICK Dean Gordon 417650 CLAPTON Ian Rosse 2205668 CLARK Geoffrey Francis 1442665 CLARK William 1371877 CLARKE Frederick Charles 1463568 CLARKE George Allen 3010578 CLEGG Richard 1578868 CLETHEROE Charles 611721 COLLARD Gaetan Gerard 427847 COLLIER Thomas Phillips 1551018 COLLINGWOOD Joseph Vincent J/38766 CONNELL Peter 2211503 CONNOLLY Cyril William 1587763 COPELAND James Ross 426165 COOK Roy James 168676 D.F.M. COOPER D. N. 154093 CORNISH Howard Norman 417807 COSGROVE Joseph Patrick J/85244 COWIE Peter 177640 COZENS-HARDY Graham Sidney 155075 CRIMMINS William Dennis J/16533 D.F.C. CROSSMAN Thomas James 1892412 CUDE Basil Vincent 170096 CUNLIFFE Robert 150242 CUNNINGHAM James Adrian J/92036 CURLESS George 177256 DADSWELL John Douglas 1678501 DART Henry Raymond J/37816 DAVIS Lewis Ivor 1833380 DAVIES Roy Joseph 575723 DAVISON Richard 178725 DAY Edmund Kenneth 1899663 DEAN Frederick Bert 1852388 DEWEY Kenneth Welland R/210865 DICKINSON Frank 1034670 DICKSON John Arthur R/190510 DIGGLE John Wilson 1607238 DIX Albert Llewellyn 1892030 DOWDEN Max E. R.C.A.F.-U.S.A.A.F. DOUGLAS James Watkin 424566 DOWNES Stanley 921113 DOWNES Thomas Neville 434453 DUDMAN James 174032 DUNN Leslie Thomas 1650666 DRAYCOTT George Arthur 1436076 DURHAM John George 1592562 EARLE Jack 162608 EASTWOOD George Harry 1535672 EDDISON Raymond 1594592 EDWARDS E. T. 929365 EKERS Leonard Charles B 1585302 ESCRITT Benjamin 1071465 ESPIN-HEMPSALL Brian 1593823 ETHERIDGE James Frederick 1801715 EVANS Horace Alexander J/26336 EVANS Ronald George 1581757 EVANS Thomas Randall 1299215 EWINGTON Edward George 1883514 FAIRCLOTH Alfred William 1615348 FARRER Albert Wilson 417824 FETTIS Richard James 1126142 FLETCHER James 186736 FOOTMAN Walter Alec Clarence 1391733 FORSTER Richard Hume J/26693 FOULKES Eric Lewis 1034817 FOX Arthur James Dennis R/155142 FOY Walter William 29904 FRANKFURTH Robert Louis J/86986 FRASER John Michael R/192437 GADSDEN Noel Wilkinson 430256 GALLACHER Peter James 1607032 GALLOP Roy 171215 GARNER Kenneth 1627183 GATENSBURY Richard Peter 1581986 GEDDES Francis John 426336 GIGGER Derrick John 173328 GILL John 1675512 GILPIN Sidney Roy 1896753 GLEDSTONE Robert 1378355 GLOVER Raymond 2210429 GOODIER Sidney 1673585 GOODING Brien Liell 1851689 GRAY Ernest 1288766 GREEN George Francis Rowland 132744 GREEN William John 421702 GUTHRIE Lindsay Leonard J/29986 HADDOCK Robert Edward 135016 HAGUES George Thomas 1819687 HALE Frederick Leslie 146250 HALE Harry 415944 HALL Ambrose William 2200662 HANNAH Lloyd Albert J/87007 HARDING Oliver R/203699 HARDING Charles Ronald 1281951 HARRISON Hugh Raymond 110412 D.F.C. HARRISON Stanley John 1652715 HART Leonard James 1804387 HATTON Thomas Henry 2223136 HAYES Dennis William 1897966 HAZELL Herbert William 170210 D.F.C. HEWETSON Alan Joseph 139712 HEWITT Dennis 1490563 HODGINS Robert Bruce R/197404 HODGKINS Frank Grafton 574399 HOLMES Kenneth John 1604724 HOLTON Jack 183746 HONEY John Richard 1608258 HOWARD Frederick 1119630 HUGGETT Douglas John David 1261850 IVEY Gordon R/150959 JAMES Frank Edward 182100 JAMIESON Ronald David Whamand 1551751 JARVIS William Leonard 151148 JAY Bernard Leslie 1875005 JEEVES Geoffrey Eugene 1390404 JELLEY Christopher 972553 JOHNSON David Walter Thomas 1013070 D.F.C. JOHNSON John George 85585 JOHNSON Leslie 2204527 JOHNSTONE Ernest Carl R/153793 JONES David Rhys 1602369 JONES Derek 1624612 JONES Jack 1647936 JONES Robert Roy J/25514 KENT Owen Vernon 1863958 KENVIN Gwilym John Arthur 612923 KERR Samuel Taylor 1485199 KINCHINGTON Keith James 1338708 KNIGHT John 1549787 KNOTT John Marsland 1468044 KNOWLES Wilfred Martin 172412 LAING Geoffrey 152788 LANDON John Conybeare 1266011 LANE Jeffrey Gordon 25514 LAVENDER John Charles Anthony David 1398485 LAWSON Harry Richard R/170867 LEE George Alfred 1582434 LEVINGS Grahame Arthur 1606948 LEWIS C.F. 1656317 LINCOLN David John 1399207 LITTLEHALES Reginald 1268196 LOYD Leslie Harold 1324223 LOGAN John Faucet 1823610 LOWTHER Ernest James 56625 LYNCH John Donald J/22422 LYNCH William Edward 1389429 McCONKEY John Crawford 1899023 McDONOUGH Frederick Noel 38449 McGAW Neil McArthur 173338 McHUTCHION John Alexander J/26645 McINTOSH James Kerr Murdock 3020834 McINTYRE John McDougal 1568125 McKENDRY John Allan R/173301 McMASTER Ian Edgar 150306 McMILLAN Clarence Orville R/142111 McMILLAN William Henry 1383001 McNEILL Robert Finlay 1559057 McSORLEY Rob J/21393 MADDEN Joseph 1528613 MALIN Alfred Ernest George 151950 MALONEY William Patrick J/29566 D.F.C. MARLER Norman Gordon J/95392 MARTIN David Charles 52912 Mentioned in Dispatches MARTIN Harry 1183447 D.F.M. MARTIN Kenneth 1514078 MARTIN Raymond Henri 1270135 MARY Marcel Paul 1891721 MEADE Frank 1582825 MEDWAY Leslie Frank 143849 MERCER Richard Arthur 1320448 MERRALL William Robert J/23905 MILLS Geoffrey Laurence 1891587 MOFFATT Malcolm Douglas 411099 MOODY Francis Harold Rowlands 177085 MOORE Jack Findley 409004 MORAN James Francis 1344096 MORFOOT Lorne Albert R/210350 MORIARTY Daniel J/26211 MORRISON Donald 1569430 MORSHEAD Owen Henry 150313 MOYLAND Patrick 420478 MUNNS Harold Charles 1804821 MURDOCK Isaac Lynas 1896046 MURRAY Lawrie Edmund 428162 NAYLOR Arthur Edward 1504432 NEWALL Alfred James 1565600 NICHOLLS Thomas Musgrove 111973 NIXON Harry William R/175117 NOLAN Francis Thomas 1397479 NORMANDIN Alexander James J/27320 O'CONNOR Arthur Bryant 1629068 OWEN John David R/138002 PAGE Charles John 1869699 PAICE Peter Reginald 152004 PARKER Neil Earl 429491 PARKINSON Ralph 1682651 PASS Walter Patrick 2223018 PEARCE William George 185421 PEARL Jack Verner J/22368 PEARSON Charles Ernest 1436890 PERCY Francis McLeod 423313 PETCH Basil Harry 1592800 PITMAN Reginald Henry 171789 PLANT Cyril Leslie 1819448 PORTER James Henry 1103268 PORTEOUS James Hardman 1369004 POTTER James 1676178 POWELL Frank Alfred 1603981 PRICE Fred Thomas 1509811 PRIGG George Arthur John 1653715 PUGH Derek Rowley Owen 1581750 PULFORD Oliver James 1852074 RAMSEY James 1822163 RAWLINGS Peter 1823852 REARDON Harold R. 1421525 REID Richard 543427 REYNOLDS John Albert R/161588 RHODES Robert Craven 433648 RICHARDSON Basil 1310928 RICHMOND Norman Cobban 1399781 RILEY William Edward 1515357 RINGWOOD Jack 843261 D.F.M ROBBINS Sidney Aaron 1338962 ROBERTSON John Wadsworth 185773 ROBINSON Clifford 1677459 ROGERS Barlett Leadbeater J/22911 ROLLS Patrick Morley 424322 ROSS Charles Herbert 1877036 ROSS John Archibald Duncan 1365859 RYAN Alfred Allan Joseph 1324923 SAPSED Henry 1892020 SAWKINS Kenneth 1318133 SAYERS Albert John 962804 SCOTT Alexander Gregory 54182 SCOTT James Inglis 1560052 SCOTT Robert Arthur Simpson 1585572 SELLERS Stanley 188352 SHELDON George Joshua 1491267 SHENTON Malcolm Jack 153642 SHEPHARD George Harry Percival J/38734 SHERRIT James Alexander 1822097 SHORT Charles David 175260 SIMPKIN Percival Henry 1388315 SINCLAIR Adam Thompson 1071014 SKEPO Patrick Sylvester R/188577 SKELTON Raymond 1584644 SLADE James Arthur 1896319 SLOCUM Arthur Gordon J/41191 SMALL George Robert 1870362 SMALL Robert William 1521752 SMITH Arthur 1527311 SMITH Desmond R. R/150932 SMITH Frank Raymond 172030 SMITH Harold Alexander J/89897 SMITH James McGregor R/186445 SMITH John Howard 1606296 SMITH Thomas Richie 1825000 SMITHER Horace 1893583 SNOOK Albert Vernon J/22055 SPARK George Aytoun 155494 D.F.C. SPARKES Bernard Kenneth 1320930 SPOONER Samuel John 1868639 STECYK John Michael J/92087 STEWART George Ronald 1365996 STRINGER Victor 1874823 SUFFIELD Leonard Thomas Victor 1586836 SUGDEN Frank Arthur 1385018 SWANN Leslie Ronald 2209106 SYKES Leonard 1594255 TAILBY Reginald John 1332880 TAINSH Charles Stirling Dundas 4188583 TANNER Charles Evan Raymond 171646 TARRANT Cecil James 437369 TAYLOR Sydney Allen 1583320 TAYLOR John 1079856 TAYLOR John Meredith 1419271 TEAGUE John William 435192 THOMPSON Briar Sibbald J/93899 TOINTON David Samuel 177849 TONES Eric Boynton 1697423 TOOTH John Ernest 1622619 TRIVETT Arthur 1587176 TUCK Harry Humphrey 176410 TWETER Lloyd Allan J/89394 TWYNHAM Edward Phipps 422045 VALENTINE George Baird 1555433 WAKEFIELD Edmund Donald 1295505 WALKER Donald William 1323891 WALKER Edward George 1331539 WALLEN Matthew John 1049087 WALLER Eric Gordon 1320142 WALLIS Norman Leslie 1809799 WATKINS Frederick Arthur 1505043 WATMOUGH Kenneth 1213427 WATSON Ronald Somner 922306 WARD Allen Edward Roy 1509409 WASSON Sydney 1063520 WEBBER Dennis William 146864 D.F.C. WELLS John William 175072 WEST Archibald 2218652 WEST Guidferoy 1852405 WHEELDON Paul Robert 1339602 WHITAKER Stanley 168796 WHITE Alfred Ernest 1593166 WHITE Thomas Charles 419560 WHITMARSH William Edmund 1334488 WILKINSON Edward 1029028 WILLIAMS Alfred Ronald 637452 WILLIAMS Cyril 1396380 WILLIAMS Donald 1591420 WILLIAMS John Albert 1866421 WILMOT Earl Duncan J/95499 WILSON Eric Gordon 1806521 WILSON James MacLean 127203 WINDLE Albert Edwin 1576263 WOOD Alan 1502416 WRIGHT Charles Henry 1616630 WRIGHT Eric 159508 D.F.C. YATES Richard Donald 1545898 (There is more detail in the full roll of honour - please see attached document)

Notes on Condition:UKNIWM Ref: 53996

Surveyor/ Supplier of Information:C J Anderson

Notes:The WW2 Roll of Honour from 625 Squadron based at Kelstern was installed in a wooden case at St Faith's Church at the Squadron Reunion in May 1996. No 625 Squadron was formed on 1 October 1943 at Kelstern from C Flight of No.100 Squadron. Its Lancasters took part in Bomber Command's night offensive against Germany for the rest of the war. After a short period of transport duties, when it was engaged in trooping to Italy, the squadron was disbanded on 7 October 1945.

Sources Used:Grimsby Evening Telegraph Monday May 13, 1996

Links:
Kelstern LM1399 to LM1403.pdf

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