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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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HAWTHORN, Richard Thurston

Service number 431448
Flight Sergeant
No. 463 Squadron (RAAF)
Royal Australian Air Force
Born 19 May 1925

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VON DER GROEBEN, Richard Arthur

Service number 404793
Sergeant
No. 50 Squadron (RAF)
Royal Air Force
Born 18 Sep 1916

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WILSON, Ralph Alexander

Service number 405008
Sergeant
Born 1 Apr 1922

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LYONS, Kenneth Marcus Denbigh

Service number 404752
Flight Lieutenant
No. 463 Squadron (RAAF)
Royal Australian Air Force
Born 28 Dec 1911

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TAYLOR, Frederick Cecil

Service number 412860
Flight Sergeant
No. 460 Squadron (RAAF)
Royal Australian Air Force
Born 14 Aug 1915

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HODDLE, Gordon Bruce

Service number 413156
Flying Officer
No. 550 Squadron (RAF)
Royal Air Force
Born 23 Aug 1921

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PHILPOT, James Temple

Service number 403532
Sergeant
No. 50 Squadron (RAF)
Royal Air Force
Born 24 Nov 1918

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UNDERWOOD, David

Service number 437236
Pilot Officer
Born 9 May 1923

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