Memorial Gate, Tisbury, Wiltshire
Set in the wall of Gaston Manor, their home in the High Street, the gate was designed by Bernard Hebblethwaite in memory of his son Flight Officer Edwin ‘Peter’ Hebblethwaite RAFVR, following his death at the age of 27 whilst serving with Bomber Command on the 3rd May 1942. Whilst on an operation to bomb Hamburg, his aircraft was believed to have been shot down over the North Sea. There were no survivors, he was buried in Germany.
at War by nadderstories
information also appeared in the Salisbury Journal,
A group of young people in Tisbury has got together
to restore a wrought iron gate commemorating a young man from the village
who died in World War II.
I am indebted to David Robertson for alerting me to the photograph of the Memorial Gate by John Wain. David's father was a close friend when he worked in Lincolnshire for the Grimsby Evening Telegraph.
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