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Stephen Potts (#47130638)
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Bio Photo Stephen Potts is a native of South Warwickshire, England. He became interested in geneology when researching details of ten USAAF airmen who died in a B17 crash near his home village. Since then he has worked to identify the identities of servicemen that have their names inscribed on village war memorials in South Warwickshire.

He lives with his wife near Newbury Berkshire.
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Jim Gambell
RE: Aircrafsman John Phypers
Thank you for transferring the grave to me . Regards Jim
Added by Jim Gambell on Jan 05, 2015 8:58 AM
Jim Gambell
Aircrafsman John Phypers
Hi Stephen
Would you please consider transferring the grave of Aircraftsman John Phypers in Benson St Helen Church Extension to me .I have an interest in the grave, please contact me at

Regards Jim
Added by Jim Gambell on Dec 14, 2014 1:34 PM
Linda Hainey
Aircraftman George Raymond Croucher
Hi Stephen:

I have been recently researching my family history. I have always known I had an uncle in the RAF who was killed in a plane crash, and came across your poignant entry in Find a Grave and the accompanying photograph in Abbington Cemetery. I was always under the impression that he had been buried abroad, as I believe the aircraft was heading for Cyprus. He was a dog handler in the RAF and although we have a few family photographs of him with his dog, his death was never spoken about very often. Shortly after his death my grandparents and my Mum (Raymond's sister) moved to Scotland. Now I know where he was laid to rest I am going to make a serious effort to visit at some point.

Linda Hainey - niece of Raymond Croucher.
Added by Linda Hainey on May 30, 2014 1:14 PM
John Baker
Abingdon - Orrell
Hi. Thanks for the picture. The correct name on this stone should be Stuart Cardy Orrell.
I have full details of the accident when he was killed. The Parish Council close to the crash site have named local lakes ORRELL, HAUPT and CANBERRA in memory of the accident.
If members of either family would like more information please contact me.
Added by John Baker on Mar 25, 2014 3:39 PM
Charles Barnes
Capt. James Nicol

Thank you for putting this memorial up on here. It has filled in many gaps. I think many Torry, Goldie, Nicol & Jeffrey familes will hone in on this.

Added by Charles Barnes on Feb 15, 2014 9:33 AM
Jim Gambell
Pilot Offcer West
Thanks for tranfering the grave to me
Kind Rgards
Jim Gambell
Added by Jim Gambell on Feb 04, 2014 12:24 PM
Jim Gambell
RE: Pilot Officer Frederick Hornby West
Thanks Stephen ,the other pilots grave is in my home town of Sittingbourne.I now live in Benson
would you consider transfering the Benson grave to me as i am geting more information on the crash.
Kind Regards Jim
Added by Jim Gambell on Feb 04, 2014 11:48 AM
Brian Hemmings
Private Montague Percy Hemmings
Thank you so much for locating this grave, his brother Algernon also died in this terrible war and is buried in Gosport,later joined by his wife Ada Langridge.
He was the son of James Hemmings & Fanny Stowe of Oxford, England and he married Lillian Florence Kent abt December 1913 and they had a son in 1914
Montague Percy John William Hemmings who died January 1989 in Selby, Yorkshire, England.
Your research is Greatly appreciated.
And I am sure others will appreciate this too.
Thank you again Brian E Hemmings, East Hertfordshire
Added by Brian Hemmings on Jan 06, 2014 8:25 AM
Caroline Mayow
Warrant Officer TD Mayow, Botley
Just wanted to say thank you for finding and posting the picture of my father's grave and the story of his death after full war service in Bomber Command, all over Europe and North Africa. When he died in the accident over Oxfordshire he was serving in the RAF reserves.
Added by Caroline Mayow on Jul 29, 2013 3:57 PM
David Neller
St James the Less, Litchfield
Hello Stephen
As you were the only contributor with a memorial at St James the Less, Litchfield, Hampshire and have posted a church photo I wonder if you also created the page. If so, perhaps you could also add a map location. I have just started to post memorials for family members buried in that area and a map on the churchyard page would assist me and other family members to locate the graves. Regards and thanks, David
Added by David Neller on Jun 30, 2013 2:20 PM
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