Wednesday, 21 September 2016

All Saints, Barlby

The daylight was beginning to fade by the time I visited this church, but having visited on other occasions I knew of the presence of a couple of war graves here.

However, I was not aware of one of them, due to not previously knowing of the existence of dark grey granite headstones on these graves.

The extant burials are -

T3/031317 Driver McCarthy, W.
Army Service Corps
30th May 1916

14120986 Driver Graves, Albert
Royal Corps of Signals
15th May 1947. Age 20

950321 Cpl Tomlinson, A.E.,
Royal Air Force
7th March 1944. Age 25

S/93598 Cpl Milner, H.,
Royal Army Service Corps
17-18th April 1942. Age 29

25146681 Pte Carlton, Jamie
Royal Logistic Corps
20th December 2004. Age 19

This one really had a sobering effect on me. Most of the war graves ive documented are from the world wars or small post war conflicts. They in many ways are quite distant. This isnt, his time in service would overlap that of many of the ex-forces people I now work with.

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