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Robert Clark The Father of Henry Martyn-Clark - A missionary out in the North-West Frontier of India. One of the first Europeans to set foot in Afganistan
Affetside Census
A small village north of Bury, Lancashire, I can trace many of my immediate ancestors from there. On the Roman Road, Watling Street
Andrew Martyn-Clark My Father and his part in my World. Also my mother and his parents too.
Henry Martyn-Clark My Great Grandfather, his roots and his achievements. Discusses malaria but also his confrontations with Islam.

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Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Kirkham Parish church servicemen's graves

Next to the parish church is a graveyard. There are servicemen buried there.

View from the gate of the church graveyard extension.

Looking down church lane away from the church

Directly opposite the church.
This path leads to the War Memorial

FLIGHT LIEUTENANT
P. T. CARDEN. M.C.
ROYAL AIR FORCE
12TH FEBRUARY 1942 AGE 57

FIDE ET AMORE

This is a copy and paste from DNW (Dix Noonan Webb) auctions:


Description
A Royal Flying Corps M.C. group of six awarded to Lieutenant P. T. Carden, Royal Flying Corps, late Royal Fusiliers
Military Cross, G.V.R.; 1914-15 Star (1337 Pte., R. Fus.); British War and Victory Medals (Lieut., R.F.C.); Defence & War Medals, good very fine (6) £1100-1300
Footnote
M.C. London Gazette 25 April 1918: ‘T/Lt. Percy Theodore Carden, Gen. List and R.F.C. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When acting as observer he made a successful wire reconnaissance along a corps front at a height of 300 to 800 feet under heavy machine-gun and rifle fire. On another occasion, while observing during a reconnoitring patrol, he and his pilot had four encounters with enemy aeroplanes, in one of which they were attacked at 800 feet by five enemy scouts. He kept up a continuous fire, and drove off the enemy, and completed a valuable reconnaissance. He showed the greatest keenness and determination at his work.’

Percy Theodore Carden was the son of Major-General G. Carden. He was educated at Wellington College, and Corpus Christi, Oxford, where he graduated with Honours in Law. He was called to the Bar in 1908, Lincoln’s Inn and Innner Temple, and joined the 18th (Public Schools) Battalion, Royal Fusiliers, in 1914. He was commissioned in the Royal Flying Corps in February 1916 and joined No. 12 Squadron in France as an observer on 16 February. He was Brigade Intelligence Officer from December 1916 to February 1917, 12th Corps Wing H.Q. Posted to the Home Establishment for pilot training in December 1917, he qualified as a pilot in 1918 and served with Home Defence units until the end of the war. He was transferred to the Unemployed List in January 1919 and was recalled in 1939, as a Flight Lieutenant, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. He died on active service on 12 February 1942 and is buried in Kirkham (St Michael) Churchyard Extension, Lancashire. Sold with full details of his operational flights in the Great War together with some combat reports, recommendation for M.C. and an original printed Xmas Menu from 1917.




 
Percy Theodore CARDEN  ‎(I9531)‎

Name:
Percy Theodore CARDEN

Gender: MaleMale      
Birth: 14 December 1884 46 35 -- Home Lodge, Surbiton, Surrey
Death: 12 February 1942 ‎(Age 57)‎ -- RAF Station Hospital, Kirkham, Lancs
 
This information comes from the Tollis.com website.


1326 AIRCRAFTMAN 2ND CLASS
G.E. WADEY
ROYAL AIR FORCE
14TH OCTOBER 1940
1053620 CORPORAL
J. D. JONES
ROYAL AIR FORCE
27TH APRIL 1958 AGE 45

REST IN PEACE


621470 CORPORAL
W. WILLIAMS
ROYAL AIR FORCE
12TH AUGUST 1942 AGE 30

1610759 AIRCRAFTMAN 2ND CLASS
E. H. STRIPP
ROYAL AIR FORCE
19TH AUGUST 1943
1515382 LD? AIRCRAFTMAN
A. L. G. BANNER
ROYAL AIR FORCE
22ND NOVEMBER 1943

4040676 AIRCRAFTMAN 2ND CLASS
J.P. RISDON
6TH AUGUST 1950 AGE 21


IN LOVING MEMORY OF
MY DEAR SON, JOHN
TILL WE MEET AGAIN, MOTHER
(Suspect that this is John P Risdon who was born in Marylebone, mother's maiden name was
Raynham. Birth registered in final quart 1928)
LIEUTENANT
A.S. NUTTALL
6TH COUNTY OF LANCASTER BN.
HOME GUARD
2ND MARCH 1942


3817 PRIVATE
G. PARKER
LOYAL NORTH LANCS REGT.
23RD FEBRUARY 1915 AGE 49

BARBARA HALL
"DAUGHTER"
DIED 22ND APRIL
2007
"TILL WE
MEET AGAIN"

174242926
H. SKILLEN
ROYAL ARTILLERY
21ST APRIL 1943 AGE 35


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