With grateful thanks to Susan Eldridge for the use of her photographs.


© Susan Eldridge 2005

Ribble Valley Memorials

Second Lieutenant Rowland Mercer Gradwell. York and Lancaster Regiment and Prince of Wales's Own Regiment. Service Number 315027. Died 15/06/1944. Aged 27. Resting Imphal War Cemetery, India.

Sergeant William Sill Gradwell. (W.Op/Air Gunner Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 267 Squadron. Service Number 978111. Died 02/06/1942. Aged 21. Resting Heliopolis War Cemetery, Cairo, Egypt.

William Robinson. Driver. Royal Corps of Signals. Service Number 2364649. Aged 24. Died 21/07/1943. Resting Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery, Myanmar. Formerly Burmah.

Sergeant John Noel Waddington. (W.Op/Air Gunner) 420 Squadron Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Service Number 979926. Aged 22. Died 03/07/1942. Resting Hemelumer Oldeferd (Koudum) General Cemetery, Friesland, Netherlands.

Pilot Officer John Hoyle Whalley. Service Number 173288. 54 Sqaudron Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Aged 23, Died 13/01/1944. Resting Adelaide River War Cemetery, Northern Territory, Australia.