Thanks for visiting. Please recommend us
[ Post a Response | Thanks for visiting. Please recommend us ]
No Politics or bad language please
Glen St. Bombing - Commemorative Plaque - Suggestion?
Posted by Michael Lynch on October 8, 2018, 7:04 pm
I often wonder why it has never been suggested that a Commemorative Plaque be placed near the former Council Yard in Glen Street, in recognition of the ARP Volunteers who were killed, when it was bombed on 21st October 1941.
These were all a Rescue Party of ARP Volunteers,killed doing there Voluntary Duty.
Those killed were:-
Peter Mc Girvan & his son Bernard (aged 19),
M. Mc Caffrey,
Hugh Lynch (my Uncle)
My Uncle Hugh Lynch had been married only 2 weeks when this tragedy occurred His death Certificate states "Cause of Death" - Due to War Operations. His body was found at 1.15am on the 21st October/
His Gravestone says "Killed by Enemy Action" as were all his fellow ARP Volunteers.
Even after all tis time I think a "Memorial Plaque" would be very appropriate,
- Glen St. Bombing - Commemorative Plaque - Suggestion? - Michael Lynch October 8, 2018, 7:04 pm
« Back to index | View thread »
Recommended Local History websites.
www.oldtyneside.co.uk www.gatesheadeast.co.uk, www.donmouth.co.uk and www.hebburn.org