Rissington War Memorial

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Two of the men on this memorial – Patrick Hunter and Alex Howell – were killed in a mission in the North Sea. On 28 April 1943 they took off from England in the same aircraft, in a mission made up of nearly 800 planes but 22 were lost. Hunter and Howell, who were both put in the same bomber crew, were shot down and killed just off the coast of Denmark. The bodies of the two men were never found.

Text on memorial –

“The Rissington War Memorial

29th October 2005
Unveiling by Mabel Farquharson
Dedicated by Brett Walker

This monument is dedicated to honour and pay homage to the servicemen who left the hills of Rissington to fight for freedom and their country. To these 49 men, farmers, teachers, shearers, ploughmen, fencers, traction engine and coachmen, we bequeath a permanent requiem of their names and deeds.

GREAT WAR 1914-1918

J. COOKSEY
L. EBBETT
R. FYFE
J. HARTREE
W. HARTREE Snr
H. HUGHES
H. HOWELL
G. KAY
R. MAWLEY
F. SCOTT
E. WELCH
A. WILLIAMS
B. WILLIAMS
G. WILLIAMS
L. WILLIAMS

SECOND WORLD WAR 1939-1945

N. ANDREWS
R[?]. ARCHIBALD
J. BATT
B. BOWLING
C. CARNEY
H. CLARKE
M. CLARKE
D. COCHRANE
R. CORRY
L. CROON
N. EBBETT
C. FARMER
C. FARQUHARSON
W. HARTREE Jnr
A. HOWELL *
G. HOWELL
G. HUGHES
P. HUNTER *
F. KING
C. MOORE
E. McGREGOR
A. PAWSON
T. PRICHARD
R. ROBERTS
T. SANDERS
T. SAUNDERS
J. SCRAGG
A. SINTON
Mrs R. SUTHERLAND
J. SUTHERLAND
J. THOMPSON
S. WILLIAMS
A. WOOSTER
L. WOOSTER

LEST WE FORGET

Location

39.436310, 176.720077

Format of the original

Digital photographs

Date published

18 March 2021

Acknowledgements

Published with permission of Hawke's Bay Today

People

  • N Andrews
  • R Archibald
  • J Batt
  • B Bowling
  • C Carney
  • H Clarke
  • M D Clarke
  • D Cochrane
  • J R H Cooksey
  • R Corry
  • L Croon
  • L Ebbett
  • N Ebbett
  • C Farmer
  • C Farquharson
  • Mabel Farquharson
  • R S Fyfe
  • J Hartree
  • W Hartree (Junior)
  • W Hartree (Senior)
  • Alexander Clunie Howell
  • G Howell
  • H S Howell
  • G Hughes
  • H Hughes
  • Patrick Torre Hunter
  • G Kay
  • F King
  • R Mawley
  • C C Moore
  • E McGregor
  • A Pawson
  • T A Prichard
  • R Roberts
  • T Sanders
  • T Saunders
  • J D Scragg
  • F Scott
  • A Sinton
  • Mrs R Sutherland
  • J Sutherland
  • J Thompson
  • Brett Walker
  • E W Welch
  • A O Williams
  • B E Williams
  • G Williams
  • L Williams
  • S Williams
  • A Wooster
  • L Wooster

Accession number

504413

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