War Memorial re-dedication, Calton

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Date:2003

Description:The Calton war memorial commemorates those who gave their lives during the First World War. It is set into the wall of the Village Hall, the former Village School.

In a special ceremony, on 28 June 2003, the name of Sergeant Eric William Austin was added to the memorialmemorial to commemorate his service to his country during the Second World War.

Flight Sergeant Eric William Austin of Pales Corner Cottage, Calton joined the Royal Air Force in 1939 and became a wireless operator with 355 Squadron and was promoted to Sergeant. He was stationed in India during the war. Whilst flying in a Liberator over the Bay of Bengal in 1944 the aircraft ditched and, although searches were carried out, no trace was ever found of the aircraft or its crew.


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1890s
Calton School group
Calton School group

A group of Calton School pupils and their teacher. Building work began on the ...

1920s
Calton School group
Calton School group

Back row (left to right): Ida Gerrard, Fred Howson, Enid Austin. 2nd row: Hannah ...

1950s
Calton School group
Calton School group

Pupils and teachers at Calton School in the early 1950s. Building work began ...

2000s
Interior of St. Mary's Church, Calton
Interior of St. Mary's Church, Calton

An interior view of the chancel of St. Mary's Church, Calton showing the altar and ...

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Image courtesy of: Mr Tony Bloor & David Swinscoe

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Source: Mr Tony Bloor & David Swinscoe

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