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North Rauceby Wellington Memorial.

Conflict Commemorated:WW2

Address:Opposite St Peter's Church

Parish:North Rauceby

Type of Memorial:Board / plaque/ tablet

Materials Used:Stone

Description:Engraved polished marble plaque on rough hewn vertical support stone, placed at the field edge opposite St Peter's Church. The engraving includes an image of a Wellington Bomber in flight and the regimental badges for the RCAF and the RAAF.

Inscription:IN MEMORY OF PILOT OFFICER HENRY ERIC 'HARRY' RATH RCAF AND SERGEANT KARL MORRIS MIEGEL RAAF WHO DIED WHEN THEIR VICKERS WELLINGTON (T2834) CRASHED NEAR HERE IN THE EARLY HOURS OF MONDAY 20TH APRIL 1942 MY ROSE The most perfect rose that I ever knew, Began from a seed and gradually grew, That rose is the love that blossomed in me For someone who died that we may be free How treasured they are Precious memories like those A priceless gift, my perfect rose Lillian Brindley

Surveyor/ Supplier of Information:Michael Peck

Notes:3 OTU (Coastal Command). The aircraft (T2834) was conducting a NF exercise and whilst in the circuit of Cranwell, it crashed close to Rauceby Vicarage killing both crewmen. The location is directly opposite St. Peter's Church, North Rauceby

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