International Bomber Command Centre Memorial

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Location B1131, Canwick Hill, Lincoln, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Type memorial
Description

Metal walls and spire

The Walls of Names surround the Memorial Spire in a series of circles framing the view of the City and the Cathedral. There are 271 individual panels. Each one is formed from engraved sheets of Corten Weathering Steel.

Every life lost in Bomber Command was equal in sacrifice and, as a result, the walls do not recognise rank or medals awarded.

The IBCC is the only place in the world where all these losses are commemorated.

There are 23 walls
They carry 271 panels of names
There are about 3/4 million individual characters making up the names
The names were cut using lasers
The panels have been cut to allow for poppies to be placed alongside the names
Each panel is numbered to help locate names
The names represent the losses from over 45 nations
The youngest is only 14
The research behind the names took over 100 volunteers 4 years
The welcome panel was created from Aluminium from a RCAF Halifax which crashed in 1944. It was donated to the project by the Bomber Command Museum, Nanton, Canada
Phase 3 which will cover the losses of pre and post war Bomber Command and those from other Bombing Commands based outside of the UK

The following are listed as country of origin of Australia but no link can be found to Australia

STOPFORD, NEWMAN 656400 (RAF)
STOCKTON, NORMAN (Civilian worked for the Sydney Sun Newspaper)
NEWTON, HARRY 1896256 (RAFVR)
MATHIAS, John Lawrence 1813298 (RAFVR)
LANE, Arthur Frederick 1386890 (RAFVR)
JOHNSON, GEORGE WILLIAM 1018928 (RAFVR)
HOLMES, GEOFFREY CHARLES CHRISTIE 1281476 (RAFVR)
GREEN, GEORGE CHARLES 1255176 (RAFVR)
GILL, LESLIE FRANK 53946 (RAF)
DRINKWATER, Fred 541979 (RAF)
DINEEN, Cecil John 53475 (RAF)
CLEZY, WILLIAM 1365054 (RAFVR)
BRIGGS, James 1132443 (RAFVR)

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Names

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EVERETT, John Raymond

Service number 422153
Flight Sergeant
Born 22 Sep 1921

GADSDEN, Noel Wilkinson

Service number 430256
Flight Sergeant
No. 625 Squadron (RAF)
Royal Air Force
Born 1 Nov 1924

GRAYDON, Malcolm Henry

Service number 419443
Flight Sergeant
Born 20 Feb 1921

CALLAGHAN, William Desmond

Service number 433892
Flight Sergeant
No. 170 Squadron (RAAF)
Royal Australian Air Force
Born 20 May 1925

WYLES, Allan

Service number 401264
Sergeant
Royal Air Force - unspecified units
Royal Air Force
Born 22 Feb 1911

TELFORD, Angus Reginald

Service number 437884
Flight Sergeant
Operational Training Units (RAAF)
Royal Australian Air Force
Born 3 Mar 1922

RADLEY, Kenneth McDonald

Service number 418175
Flight Sergeant
Born 24 Apr 1922

ROCHE, Austin Frederick

Service number 5136
Pilot Officer
No. 460 Squadron (RAAF)
Royal Australian Air Force
Born 5 Aug 1917

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