A Poppy
A Poppy

Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- CWGC and other Headstones -
- Northwood Cemetery (Cowes) : B S H Wadham -

Location

In Northwood Cemetery, Cowes, Isle of Wight
 
Description

Additional Memorial stone on parents' grave.
Headstone

Northwood Cemetery (Cowes) : B S H Wadham
 

 

 

 

 


Flt/Lt B S H Wadham
 
Flt Lt Barry Wadham
Photo courtesy of Barry Groves
Inscription


In Proud And Loving Memory
of
F/LT BARRY S H WADHAM D.F.C.
ROYAL AIR FORCE
KILLED IN ACTION OVER HAMBURG
APRIL 5TH 1945 AGED 21 YEARS


 
Further Information
 
Where buried or commemorated :Becklingen War Cemetery
Squadron :7 Sqn
Aircraft :Avro Lancaster Mk.I : NG229 : MG-S
Crew :
Pilot :F/Lt B S H WadhamCWGC record ...
Flight Engineer :F/O S C Haralambides D.F.C.CWGC record ...
Air Bomber :F/Sgt H W EllisCWGC record ...
Navigator :F/Lt R C Halkyard D.F.C. RAAFCWGC record ...
Wireless Operator / Air Gunner :F/O H T Evans, RAAFCWGC record ...
Air Gunner :W/Off E K Coyne D.F.C. RCAFCWGC record ...
Air Gunner :F/Sgt H MinnsCWGC record ...

 
The aircraft took off at 19.55 hrs from RAF Oakington to bomb Rhenania Oil Plant. F/Lt Wadham had flown over 53 Ops, and he and three crew members are buried at Becklingen War Cemetery. F/Sgt Minns and F/O Haralambides (who was a Cypriot) are buried at Hanover War Cemetery.
 
Information and memorial photograph from John Bloodworth

Commemorated at :

Cowes Town War Memorial
Cowes Conservative Club Roll of Honour
Newport Grammar School Book of Remembrance

Barry Groves writes :

Barry Simpson Herridge Wadham DFC - born in Cowes in 1923, educated at Crewkern School, Somerset. Enlisted October 1941 and trained in Canada as Lancaster bomber pilot. Commissioned in July 1944 Number 179945. Joined 7th Squadron as Flight Lieutenant. Shot down over Germany on 5th April 1945 aged 21. Buried in Becklingen War Cemetery.

I was named after him when I was born in 1946 as both my mother and father worked for the Wadham family and they had all been very kind to them. My father worked for Sim Wadham and AE & SC Wadham Estate Agents and my mother worked for Mr Wadham who lived at 155 Park Road as a relief housekeeper when Miss Batt had to have time off.


Barry Groves has written the definitive history of Isle of Wight Scouting - see his book A History of Scouting on the Isle of Wight 1907 - 2007

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page last updated : 11 February 2015 (link to Cowes Conservative Club Roll of Honour)


 
 

 
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