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Houghton-le-Spring and World War I - The Great War

Houghton Cenotaph 1914 - 1919
Names of those inscribed on Houghton's cenotaph

Roll of Honour 1914 - 1918
Erected on the north internal wall of St Michael's Church

War Grave Headstones
War casualties buried at Houghton Cemetery, Durham Road

Forgotten War Graves
Four War casualties buried at Hillside Cemetery.
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Information about Houghton-le-Spring's role in the War

Book of Remembrance 1939 - 1945
As kept in St Michael's Church (there is no sculptured memorial for WWII)

Old Boys Who Fell During the War
Casualties from Houghton Grammar School

Houghton's Last Air Raid Shelter
Located in the grounds of Hillside Cemetery

Victory Mugs
Issued after the War from Houghton Rectory Gatehouse

Bombing Incidents
Bombings in the Houghton-le-Spring area during WWII

HMS Wellard
Houghton-le-Spring's adopted Warship

War Savings Campaign Plaques
1943 & 1944 for Houghton's achievements

The Drill Hall
Located on Henry Street, Houghton-le-Spring

Journal Article
Memories of a town's war, Sept 5th 2009

Echo Article
Stories of a village at war, Sept 19th 2009
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Memories of Houghton-le-Spring during World War II

Blackouts, Bombs & Raich Carter
Harry Smith's witty yet poignant Wartime memories of Houghton

Staying Safe with Mum
Elizabeth Richardson's Wartime memories of Houghton

5 Years Old & Growing
Richard Wilson's memories of Houghton's air raids

Soldiers in the Chapel
Joan Lambton's memories of billeted soldiers and eggs with shells on

French Wine in Normandy
Amazing memories from Jack Jordison, a trooper
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Wartime photos of Houghton-le-Spring

Church Street Parade
A photo from 1940

Civil Officers in the Broadway
A photo from 1942

VE Day in Houghton
A photo from 1945

1939 - 2009
Commemorating the 70th anniversary of the outbreak of War
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The Gilpin Crest as adopted by Houghton-le-Spring

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sergeant frank stamp and houghton-le-spring 1941 Hurrican fighter plan crashed in Houghton-le-Spring.
A tank parked outside of Robinson's Brewery on Durham Road, Houghton-le-Spring, during the First World War.
Frederick Denby of Houghton, joined the Durham Light Infantry, was a prisoner of war for four years and returned home at Christmas 1918.
Soldiers marched along Church Street, Houghton-le-Spring, 1940.
Bombing raids in World War 2 in Houghton-le-Spring, included four high explosive bombs being dropped onto Houghton Cut in July 1940, and an incendiary bomb being dropped between Houghton and Seaham in March 1943.
Houghton-le-Spring's adopted warship is HMS Welland, which was adopted during Warship Week in December 1941.
George Fenton of Houghton served with 8th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry, and was a Prisoner of War in Stalag 8B.
During the Second World War, in 1941,a Hurricane fighter tried to make an emergency landing on Houghton Golf Course. The pilot Sergeant Frank Stamp of the Royal Canadian Air Force sadly lost his life.
Captain William Brown, a Territorial Officer, was a solicitor in the Sunderland Street firm of Legge & Miller.
This story was submitted to the People's War Site by Durham Clayport Library on behalf of Jenny Shearer and has been added with her permission. The author fully understands the site's terms and conditions.

The following information is from: http://www.ne-diary.bpears.org.uk:
Saturday, 20th/Sunday, 21st July 1940 N322 - Co Durham.. Houghton Cut District.. Four High Explosive bombs in cornfield at Greenshields. No injuries.
Friday, 28th/Saturday, 29th August 1942 N1091 - Co Durham.. A camouflet (cavern caused by an explosion) was found in a potato patch at Sedgeletch Sewerage Beds, Houghton le Spring
Thursday, 11th/Friday, 12th March 1943 N1286 - 22.00.. Co Durham.. An Anti-Aircraft shell exploded in Waller Terrace, Houghton le Spring, seriously injuring one man and one woman.
Thursday, 11th/Friday, 12th March 1943 N1286 - 22.05.. Co Durham.. Approximately 500 Incendiary Bombs fell at Silksworth. One female adult was slightly injured. An Incendiary Bomb fell through the roof of the Police Station into an upstairs passage, this was extinguished with a stirrup pump. About the same time one Firepot Incendiary Bomb exploded and blocked the B.1404 near Warden Law crossroads on the Houghton le Spring to Seaham road. An NFS fireman was injured when he drove into the damage on the highway.
I was 13 years old when W.W.2 was declared so it did not change my life too much in the beginning. We went to school as usual and there was the odd siren alarm which we thought was great fun, trooping down to the air raid shelter instead of maths lessons. We had a brick shelter built in the yard at home, my Father lined the walls with wood and my Mother and I papered it out to make it look more comfortable. We soon got fed up going into the shelter in the middle of the night because the nearest bombs were dropped in Sunderland 6 miles away. My Father was mostly in nightshift at the pit so my Mother and I took our chances in the cupboard under the stairs. My friends and I thought walking about in the blackout was a great adventure, you never knew who you might bump into! We wore illuminated buttons in our lapels and had torches with just a chink of light showing. My brother had a verbal warning from the police for flashing his torch at a group of girls; he was grounded for a week. I left school at 14 and started work in a grocery store so we were never really short of food. I could always be relied upon to bring home the odd “under the counter” tin. There was always a queue for anything not on ration, the word used to spread like wildfire. We had to take turns at fire watching through the night, but we never had to demonstrate our skills with the stirrup pump thank goodness. My Mother helped out at the Y.M.C.A canteen serving tea and snacks to the soldiers stationed in Houghton-le Spring. I joined the Girls Training Corps; we marched around Houghton very proudly in our uniforms. We did a bit of map reading and knitted “Socks for Soldiers” sure that we were doing our bit for the war effort. I was also a member of the “High Jinks” concert party, we staged shows and pantomimes and the proceeds went to the Welcome Home Fund for local Service men and women. Going to the pictures was our main form of entertainment, with three cinemas in Houghton we were well catered for, we wept buckets at “Gone With the Wind” and laughed a lot at the “Road” films starring Bing Crosby, Bob Hope and Dorothy Lamour, on the Newsreels Winston Churchill always got a big cheer and Hitler got a big boo! Then of course there was the Saturday night dance at the Welfare Hall. My Mother was quite handy with the sewing machine so I had many a dress made from a length of material from Chester market. We listened to the wireless a lot, there was ITMA and of course Glenn Miller and all the big bands. Lord Haw Haw made us laugh at all his propaganda — “Germany calling Germany calling”. With a lot of practice and a few disasters I learned to make a reasonably good Victoria sponge cake with dried egg powder! My brother joined the R.A.F., he was sent to India and we did not see him again for six years. I had been “going out” with Bill Shearer since schooldays and I think the war became real to me when he joined the Royal Marines, he was in the crossing of the Rhine which was a very anxious time for us, and he later transferred to the Army Physical Training Corps where he rose to the rank of staff sergeant instructor. His photograph is at the beginning of my story. The yanks came into the War after Pearl Harbour, they brought with them chewing gum, the jitterbug dance and nylon stockings, we had been used to painting our legs and running an eye-brow pencil down the back for a seam. There was a bit of jealousy amongst our troops who thought they were "over-paid, over-sexed and over here"! So the War came to an end, it took a long time before we got rid of rationing but they got rid of poor old Winston, that was a shock! Bill and I were married in 1947, I remember my Mother and I travelled to my Uncle's farm near Bishop Auckland for the eggs for my wedding cake, we needed three dozen eggs and that was illegal, we were pleased to get them home unbroken. 1948 saw the "New Look" fashion come in and there I was with a brand new baby boy in a brand new Silver Cross pram in my brand "new look", we later had a beautiful baby girl. So that was my war, nothing very exciting but for people of my age group they were our teenage years and we just got on with it. I remember my Mother saying exactly the same thing about the First World War.

Gun, War Loan, 1914-18 A 5.9” German Howitzer gun was the subject of a Diocese of Durham Faculty number 867, issued 28/10/1919, allowing the gun to be sited in St. Michael's churchyard. The pedestal bore the inscription: "He breaketh the bow and knappeth the spear in sunder” (Ps 46 v 9 “He breaketh the bow and cutteth the spear in sunder”). The cost of placing the gun was expected to be borne privately. The petition indicates that the gun was…. ”captured by the Durham Regiment and presented to the Parish by the War Office in recognition of the efforts of the people on behalf of the War Loan”.

His final attack, which consisted of a mere two incendiary bombs, was as pointless as the rest - they landed on grass at Newbottle, just to the north of Houghton-le-Spring.

IT is a miracle he survived to tell the tale of this tiny hidden compass. Second World War veteran Donald Nicholson, 86, should have been flying with his crew when they were shot down over Germany on their sixth bombing raid together. But he happened to have been taken ill soon after completing the training, and was in hospital at the time his pals took the skies for their final, fatal mission together. Three of the crew bailed from the Lancaster and were taken prisoner. Four were killed, including Mr Nicholson’s best friend, Flight Sergeant Duncan, who was only 24 when he died. Mr Nicholson, of Houghton-le-Spring, recovered from his illness and went on to fly 31 operations as a flight engineer with the Special Squadron of Rhodesians. But he never forgot his tragic pal, and to this day he treasures the tiny compass which belonged to the 24-year-old, and was left behind in his locker. Mr Nicholson said this compass, hidden inside a cap button, was the best kept secret of the Second World War. he grandad-of-four explained how they were each issued with an emergency kit in case they were shot down. All the crew members had a compass hidden on them somewhere, disguised in secret places like combs, collar studs, pencils, and trouser buttons. The Germans eventually uncovered all the hiding places, apart from one – the cap button, as issued to Mr Nicholson’s fallen comrade. “Everything was found by the Germans eventually, but the button was never found,” said Mr Nicholson, who recently suffered a stroke and lives with his daughter Joan, 59. “There were two buttons on each cap, and the top one was a compass. I came by it by unexpected means. Flight Sergeant Duncan and I were like brothers, and it was a traumatic time for me. Usually the unit called the Committee of Adjustments would come and take all the belongings of someone who was shot down. His belongings were taken but this compass was somehow left in the locker.” Mr Nicholson’s own compass was hidden inside a button on his trousers. And he came close to needing it when he experienced his closest brush with death, during a raid over Hamburg involving 500 aircraft in 1945. Mr Nicholson explained: “We headed in to the target area on our bombing run and suddenly we were coned by three searchlights. One of the shells burst really close underneath us and toppled us into a dive. “The throttles that control the engine and the flaps were all my special expertise in flying. Somehow I managed to put my left hand down and operate the trim. “The aircraft came out of the dive, and the searchlights couldn’t keep us in the beam.” Mr Nicholson joined the RAF at 19 as a Sergeant, based in Lincolnshire. He joined the Auxiliary Air Force four years later, and moved up the ranks to become a Warrant Officer.

Couple fight for war memorial
A couple are campaigning for a memorial to be built in Houghton to honour the Second World War's dead. And they want to see the First World War monument at St Michael's Church, Church Street, cleaned up. Ethel and Richard Rose, of Ninelands, Houghton, say those who gave their lives for the country during the First and Second World Wars, and those up to the present day should be properly recognised. They believe families and friends should have a place where they can go to remember their loved ones. Mr Rose, 82, said: "It's wrong that there is no memorial for the 1939 to 1945 war as this is such an important part of our history. "Add to the fact that the current memorial for the First World War is so dilapidated and it's such a real shame." Mr Rose, who was 12 when the Second World War started, said it is important that the men who sacrificed their lives are remembered after several of his friends failed to return from battle. "I had a few friends who didn't come back," he said. "And there was one of my neighbours who was one of the first to go from Houghton who was killed at Dunkirk. I would like to be able to properly remember them. "It's a disgrace that there is nothing there for these lads and that there is for those who fought in the First World War, but you can't make out any of the names." Mrs Rose, 84, added: "We lived through the Second World War and can remember them all being sent away and there were a lot who didn't come back. "They deserve to be respected and we want to see a memorial built in Houghton for them. "People always leave wreaths at the First World War Memorial on Remembrance Day. It's just such a pity that no one can read who is being remembered."

Jack Jordison recalls that there was an air raid shelter built out the back of Church House, 18 Church Street, during World War II. It was a control centre for the ARP. The siren was on the top of two telegraph poles. All messages went to and were issued from there.

From the Newcastle Journal website at: http://www.journallive.co.uk/north-east-news/todays-news/2009/09/05/memories-of-second-world-war-put-on-houghton-heritage-website-61634-24612244/
WARTIME memories from one North town have been put online to mark the 70th anniversary of the start of the Second World War. The site contains a growing collection of rare memories and information about life in Houghton-le-Spring between 1939-45. Paul Lanagan, 28, a local historian who has published books on the history of Houghton, said: “The Houghton Heritage website has been online for a couple of years now and has a growing collection of rare photos, articles and memories, but I am particularly pleased to launch the World War Two section. I have always been interested in the Home Front and it was fascinating to discover what the people of Houghton went through. “I focused on what the town was like during the war. These memories will be of interest to lots of people. It will be really great for young kids to see what the world was like back then. “Things are just so different today, it is hard for them to imagine life during war.” Among the memories on the site is that of 80-year-old Harry Smith, who was 10 years old in 1939. He talks of remembering the older teenagers in Houghton leaving to fight: “We watched them walk away up the street in their brand new khaki and kit, never dreaming that it would be five years before we saw them again.” Mr Smith, who now lives in Middlesbrough, has contributed lengthy memories of life in wartime Houghton, including what the air raid precautions undertaken at Newbottle Street School: “A board was stuck in the ground near the school entrance, and had special paint on it which would change colour if there was any gas about. Naturally, like most of the others, I didn't take my eyes off it for three weeks, and in class from wanting to sit beside the exit, now everyone wanted to sit by the windows! “We soon as got back to normal, until one day a lad had been to the toilets (which were of course outside) came back running through the school, still holding up his pants, screaming at the top of his voice “Sir! Sir! It's gone green, it's gone green!” “Pandemonium and any gasmask will do! However, when it was sorted it was found the lad had got himself a load of plums and scoffed them the night before. It was his poo that had gone green!!” Other memories on the website show that life during the war was not all doom and gloom. Joan Lambton, who was four years old when war broke out, remembers going to the shop and asking for eggs with shells on. And five-year-old Richard Wilson remembers rushing to Houghton Market Place with his friends to see a banana for the first time. To look at more of these memories, go to http://www.houghtonheritage.co.uk/ worldwar2 Naturally, like most of the others, I didn’t take my eyes off the board for three weeks

A World War ll Home Guard bunker (HER 5504), located not far from Copt Hill provides the area with the most recent of records. The walls of the bunker still remain, but the roof has collapsed due to landslip from the hillside into which it is built. HER Number District Site Name Grid Reference General Period Specific Period Site Type (Specific) 5504 Sunderland Houghton-le-Spring, Rough Dene, Home Guard Bunker NZ35514895 Modern C20 Underground Military Headquarters

WWII mystery for you to investigate. When I was a kid (a long time ago) we used to play in what we thought was an air raid shelter, however that is completely illogical given it's location. I now believe it be one of a string of secret commando bunkers set up by Churchill to be used in the event of a German invasion. The existence of these has only been revealed in the last 10 or so years. they were so secret that it is believed that many remain intact and will contain weapons and explosives, which the commando's would use against the enemy. They would also go to ground in them and live in these bunkers. I have thought many time about going to see what has become of it. I am sure it became exposed due to soil erosion, which is likely to have worsened in the passage of time. A TV programme a few years ago showed a couple of old solders who could remember their own bunkers and they were located intact, obviously they were not on any maps. The one in Houghton is unfortunately empty or maybe not unfortunately.

An important anniversary in relation to the Second World War recently passed. May 8th 2010 marked the 65th anniversary since Victory in Europe Day (VE Day), the date when Germany signed the act of military surrender in Berlin. Houghton got off lightly from the Germans’ bombing raids during the War, particularly when compared with what neighbouring Sunderland suffered. However, there were several incidents in the Houghton-le-Spring district and details of some are featured here: • In 1941, a Hawker Hurricane fighter tried to make an emergency landing on Houghton Golf Course. The pilot, Sergeant Frank Stamp, of the Royal Canadian Air Force, sadly lost his life when the plane crash-landed. • On Saturday April 26th 1941, a lone Luftwaffe (out of the 120 which were across the UK that night) carried out an erratic bombing raid across many northeast villages. Hundreds of incendiary bombs were scattered across Northumberland and County Durham by a German pilot what was described as being “singularly incompetent”. The pilot’s last attack consisted of two bombs dropping on grass near Newbottle. At twenty-five minutes past midnight, the plane was reported as having cleared the coast. • A camouflet, a cavern caused by an explosion, was found in a potato patch at Sedgeletch Sewerage Beds on the morning of Saturday August 29th 1942, caused by a bomb that had been dropped during the night. High explosive bombs were also dropped on nearby Fencehouses during the same raid. • An anti-aircraft shell, which was dropped on the night of Thursday March 11th and Friday March 12th 1943, exploded in Waller Terrace, near Houghton Racecourse. A man and a woman were seriously injured. Many have relayed tales of how frightening the blackout and air raid sirens were, regardless of where the bombs dropped, and we today can only imagine what it was like to live with the threat of Nazi invasion. Elizabeth Stevens nee Richardson shares her recollections of the air raids: “I was 4 years old when the War started and was living in number 2, Stocksfield Terrace, behind the Black Lion pub on Sunderland Street. There were three cottages in total and we lived in the middle one. Mum was sitting in the living room listening to the radio and heard the news that we were at war with Germany. It didn't mean much to my sister and me at the time, except that our Mum was afraid for her four brothers. My older two uncles went away immediately and Mum wrote them letters every week and sent them parcels whenever she could. One was in Dunkirk and the other was in both Burma and the desert at different times. At home when they first sounded the siren it frightened us because it was so close - just at the side of the Lake grounds. Dad had to erect the air raid shelter in the front garden. He covered it with soil and grew flowers on it; well it might have been weeds! Although he was a miner, Dad was called up and spent some time in Somerset and Wales. We liked it when he came home on leave because he usually brought us a small present back. Presents were few and far between in those days of little money. The air raid shelter was always filling up with water when it rained, so whenever there was an air raid (it always seem to happen through the night, didn't it?) Mum would get us up, wrap us up in blankets, sit us under the stairwell, make us a cup of cocoa each and tell us stories in the candle light. We were all very relieved when the 'all clear' went.” There were some light-hearted moments at home, as Ruth Scott nee Ritchey recalls: “During the war when sweets were on ration we used to get our coupons once a month but they didn’t last long, so we had apples when we could. I was 9 the first time I saw a banana. One day our neighbour knocked on to tell my Gran that Mr Wheatley, the veggie man, had cherries. Grasping my pennies tightly I joined the queue, which went on and on and on. After what seemed like a whole day, I could stand on my tiptoes and just see the basket, and all the deep red cherries smiling at me. Hurry up, hurry up! “Yes, miss?” the big man said. “Some cherries, please,” I whispered. “Oh dear,” said the big man, “we have none left.” I slowly trudged back up Mautland Street, tears on my cheeks and hot sweaty pennies in my hand.” It would appear that not only was food compromised, but even the use of the Mautland Street Methodist Chapel premises had to be shared, as Joan Lambton remembers: “As a small child I was frequently with my Grandfather, Sydney Lee, when he was attending to the boiler and other matters at the chapel. I remember being told “Listen at this door, you can hear the soldiers moving about”. This was because during the War the rear premises were requisitioned. It was explained to me, at about the age of 3 or 4, that the Chapel had more rooms than I had been in (we only had use of the Church, its Vestry and old kitchen leading out to the boiler house) and that one day when the soldiers had gone we would be able to use those rooms again. After the end of the War the rear premises were returned to us and work had to be done in them, including replacing the wooden floor in the large hall; it had had been badly damaged by the soldiers hob nailed boots. The rear premises were de-requisitioned in the very early 1940s and were then again requisitioned by the Artillery for the remainder of the War.” The end of the War did not mean an immediate end for life on the Home Front in Houghton; many had been lost on the front line and the act of remembering the dead was to be undertaken: :: A large leather bound book of Remembrance was made and kept in Houghton’s Parish Church. The cover was adorned with the boar from the Gilpin Crest and was transcribed with the following message: Herein is inscribed with proud and honoured remembrance the name of each man and woman who lived in Houghton-le-Spring Urban District and who died in the service of King and Country during the World War of 1939-1945. :: Houghton Grammar School erected a metal panel in memory of thirty-three old boys of the school who fell during the War. Victory Mugs, which measured about 10cm in height, and were similar to a half pint mouldered beer glass with a V sign on the front, were given out across Britain to children who were born during the War. Houghton’s residents collected theirs from the old Rectory Gatehouse, which was located at what is now Rectory Park. The queue was so long it stretched outside the archway and around the corner. To this day there is no permanent War Memorial in honour of those from Houghton who lost their lives during the Second World War. Each Armistice, we pay our respects at the Cenotaph, which was erected in memory of those killed during the Great War, in the corner of the Parish Church’s churchyard. Paul Lanagan Local historian If you have any Wartime memories or photos which you would like to see preserved as part of Houghton’s heritage, please contact Paul Lanagan on: 0191 268 4688 or info@houghtonheritage.co.uk Further information, photos and memories can be found on the Houghton Heritage website at: www.houghtonheritage.co.uk/worldwar2
Casualties as per screen layout Cemetery ID: 03543 Cemetery Name: HOUGHTON-LE-SPRING (DURHAM ROAD) CEMETERY Casualty Name Marker Add. Burials Remarks Material Location War Maintained County: OS Map Ref: Last Inspection Date: Works Features: Category: TYNE & WEAR 10/02/2010 88/341491 Overall Risk Assessment: 1 MAINTAINED FOC BY CITY OF SUNDERLAND CAMPBELL J S B.2014 CH Portland WW2 0 FOC L/T TURNER F P D.2382 CH Stancliffe WW1 0 FOC L/T. LEECH J R Portland 1 2 short white marble kerbs laid at foot of CH D.2341 CH/PM WW1 FOC PARKIN J L 0 White marble headstone 1m x 0,80. 8 Rows front of Leech. B.2116 PM WW2 FOC WRIGHTSON F 1 Granite headstone 1m x 0,60. 2 Rows front, 2 graves right from Leech. B.2288 PM WW2 FOC WILLIAMSON M 2 Black marble headstone 1m x 0,80. 8 Rows front (across path), 3 graves left from Leech. B.2114 PM WW2 FOC GREATHEAD J D.2426 CH Stancliffe WW1 0 FOC L/T. MACKAY W D.2382 CH Stancliffe WW1 0 FOC L/T. ROBSON L Stancliffe 1 White marble headstone 0,80 x 0,80. 1 Row rear, 5 graves right from MACKAY. D.2451 CH WW1 FOC HUTCHINSON E J A D.2672 CH Portland WW2 0 FOC L/T. SMITH W E D.2732 CH Portland WW2 0 FOC L/T. WATSON J G A D.2789 CH Botticino WW2 0 FOC L/T. PEARCE J G D.2807 CH Botticino WW2 0 FOC L/T. ALLEN R B D.2827 CH Botticino WW2 0 FOC L/T. LIDFORD R F.2887 CH Stancliffe WW1 0 FOC L/T. RICHARDSON B F.2970 CH Stancliffe WW1 0 FOC L/T. LAWS W R E.1058 CH Botticino WW2 0 FOC L/T. TINKLER R W 0 2' x 1 ' F/S headstone with slate plaque. 1 Rear & 8 right of Laws. E.937 PM WW2 FOC MOSS A E C.479 CH Stancliffe WW1 0 FOC L/T. SMITH J B C.478 CH Stancliffe WW1 0 FOC 1 x ch commem JB and WT Smith SMITH W T C.478 WW1 1 FOC 1 X ch commem JB and WT Smith ZERO FOR STATS PURPOSES CLASSED AS BURIED IN CEM 3545 WHEATLEY F W Portland Buried in St Michaels Church BG. L/T. Place J, Place F, Richardson A and Wheatley F counted as 1 x cm for maint purposes. SM WW2 FOC RICHARDSON A E SM Portland WW2 FOC Buried in St Michaels Church BG.L/T. PLACE J Portland 0 (Buried in St.Michaels Church B.G.) L/T SM WW2 FOC PLACE F H SM Portland WW2 FOC Buried in St Michaels Church BG. L/T. 22/08/2011 7:20 pm Page 1 of 2 Casualties as per screen layout MAINTAINED FOC BY CITY OF SUNDERLAND FISHER J K.3309 CH Botticino WW2 0 FOC Level turf. SMITH R S A.58 CH Botticino WW2 0 FOC Level turf. 22/08/2011 7:20 pm Page 2 of 2