Allerton Bywater St Mary’s Church



Cpl Ernest WILSON 19


Cpl Walter A PHILLIPS 23

Pte Albert JACKSON 23

Pte William MENNELL 22


Pte Geo. THOMPSON 18

Pte Joseph WOOD 28




L/Cpl   Jas. H COWELL 47

Rifleman Sam. STREET 22

Sapper M BULLOUGH 45

Pte Arthur ASH

Pte Elijah JONES 35

Pte William MASON

Pte John PRINCE 31

Pte Leonard RIDGWAY 23


Sgt William BLAKEY 22


Cpl Bert STRINGER 30


Pte Thomas BULLOCK 33

Pte William ROACH 20

Pte Albert WHITTAKER 26

Aldborough Courthouse

Located on the wall overlooking the green

In memory of the gallant crew of the Lancaster Bomber 432 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force, based at Eastmoor, which crashed near Aldborough on the evening of 2nd February 1944.

Their aircraft, on a cross-country training flight, had caught fire and was losing height when the pilot, with great skill, managed to avoid the village and instead came down on Studforth Hill, a short distance to the south.

The crew were:

Pilot Officer JG SLEBEN RCAF Pilot age 24

Flying Officer DS KERR RCAF Navigator age 20

Pilot Officer W WOLF RCAF Air Bomber age 20

Pilot Officer PJ POWER RCAF Air Gunner age 21

Pilot Officer D FINCH RCAF Air Gunner age 21

Flight Sergeant R Pratt ROBINSON RAF Wireless Operator/Air Gunner age 20

Flight Sergeant K HUGGINS RAF Flight Engineer age 20


The Federation of Family History Societies is rebranding as Family History Federation.

Rebranding to Family History Federation will officially launch at Family Tree Live in April 2019 along with a new-look website. 

The rebranding to Family History Federation acknowledges that the membership of the Federation is wider than just family history societies, encompassing a range of associated organisations.  ‘Family History Federation’ also reflects how its focus is firmly on family history: the primary purpose being to encourage, educate and support all family historians.  

The Family History Federation will launch at Family Tree Live, at Alexandra Palace on 26 April 2019 which is opportune as this new event is brought to London thanks to a partnership between Family Tree magazine and the Federation. A new website will showcase member organisations and act as a gateway for family historians to find the help and expertise they need to grow their tree.

Ian Waller, Publicity Officer for the Federation, said “As we move forward as a Federation we are working towards encouraging more and more people who pursue their family history to become actively involved in their local organisations and to make it easier for them to find help, gain knowledge and be aware of the many resources available to them as they pursue this absorbing hobby.” 

Steve Manning, Education Officer for the Federation, added “The Federation has a long heritage, which we are very proud of, but it is still important to look to the future, so that the Federation can continue to help grow camaraderie among family historians and encourage them to tap into experienced groups well into the 21st century.“ 

About the Federation 
The Family History Federation is an educational charity with member organisations throughout the world. Most of these focus on a particular geographical area or on a specific surname but there are other specialist organisations with associated disciplines. Using its website, social media and other means of communication, the Federation ensures that family history news, book reviews and guidance on how to learn more about the subject are readily available to the general public as well as to its member organisations. 

Contact details 
For more information, please contact Emma Waltham, Marketing Manager

Family History Federation, PO Box 62, Sheringham NR26 9AR

FFHS Members – FamilySearch changes at Kew

The London FamilySearch Centre, which currently operates at The National Archives, will close on Saturday 23 March 2019. However, The National Archives has agreed to become a FamilySearch Affiliate Library and will provide continued access to all the digitised records that FamilySearch makes available. These include many which for contractual reasons it is not possible to consult at home. FamilySearch volunteers will no longer be present at Kew, but otherwise the service will be much the same as that currently provided. Access to FamilySearch records is free of charge but visitors to its site need a free FamilySearch account, which is easy to set up at any time that suits you.
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