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Title: Kentmere churchyard
Post by: Brian on Sunday 20 February 05 13:07 GMT (UK)
I wonder if there is anyone living in Kentmere who could look up the details on a gravestone in the churchyard for me?  It is for John Rutherford Barkway and is to the North of the church.  He died in 1945.
I know its a long shot but thank you in anticipation!
Title: Re: Kentmere churchyard
Post by: Limeycat on Thursday 18 July 13 23:37 BST (UK)
Hi Brian

It's a long time since you posted this request, so you may have the info you were seeking by now, but if not this might help...

I don't live in Kentmere but was there in May and, poking round the churchyard, I spotted a CWGC headstone.  It was for John Rutherford Barkway and, having an idle interest in WW2 RAF history, I took a photo and thought I'd look up the CWGC record some day. 

I finally got round to uploading photos from the trip tonight, and saw the photo of John's grave.  A quick google on his name then brought me to this site and to your question.

So, the dedication on the headstone is fairly simple and is as follows:
_________________________

(RAF crest)

631072 Corporal
J. R. Barkway
Royal Air Force
8th May 1945  Age 46

(cross)

of Greenhead Kentmere
"Steadfast unto death"
_____________________________

Would you like me to send you the photo?

Best regards

Linda
Title: Re: Kentmere churchyard
Post by: Brian on Friday 19 July 13 11:25 BST (UK)
Thank you Linda, I have sent you a personal message.

Brian
Title: Re: Kentmere churchyard
Post by: cristeen on Tuesday 02 August 16 12:51 BST (UK)
Sorry to butt in on the OP's question but Linda, i don't suppose you have any Gilpin information from your visit?
Thanks
Christine
Title: Re: Kentmere churchyard
Post by: clearly on Wednesday 10 August 16 17:10 BST (UK)
I don't want to divert the theme of this thread but there is a memorial to Bernard Gilpin in Kentmere Church. Picture herewith