War Graves

There are 9 registered war graves in the churchyard at St. Mary's.  Further details of the individuals buried here can be found on the Commonwealth War Graves website. The graves are inspected and maintained regularly by the CWGC. A further 3 war graves can be found in the burial ground of Haddenham Baptist Church. The War Graves Photographic Project holds photographic records of individual war graves in St. Mary's churchyard

Name

 Rank

Regiment

 Date of death

 Age

 ASPEN, HAROLD MILNE, H M

 Flying Officer

 Royal Air Force

 13/08/1940

 45

 ATKINSON, JOHN WILLIAM, J W

 Private

 Royal Army Service Corps

 22/06/1921

 22

 CLARKE , A J

 Corporal

 Royal Engineers

 26/04/1919

 43

 KEYWORTH, WILLIAM, W

 Regimental Sergeant Major

 Royal Field Artillery

 23/04/1918

 46

 MacDONALD, CHARLES GEORGE, C G

 Flight Sergeant ( Pilot )

 Royal Canadian Air Force

 24/06/1942

 ?

 MAGNAN, AUGUSTE, A

 Bombardier

 Royal Artillery

 20/12/1945

 37

 MORRISON, LLOYD GEORGE, L G

 Pilot Officer ( W.Op./Air Gnr. )

 Royal Canadian Air Force

 24/06/1942

 24

 PATRICK , G

 Private

 Middlesex Regiment

 20/10/1915

 ?

 WHEELER, JAMES, J

 Gunner

 Royal Artillery

 01/11/1941

 22

 

"They shall not grow old as we who are left grow old.
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.

At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them ..."

 

Canadian Graves

We are often asked about the 2 graves of the Royal Canadian Air Force officers in the churchyard.  Flight Sergeant Charles Macdonald and Pilot Officer Lloyd Morrison were stationed at the 23 OTU in Pershore, Worcestershire which was used to train RCAF bomber crews during World War II.  On 24th June 1942, their Wellington bomber (L7891), returning from a training flight, crash landed in a field west of Tiddington, Oxfordshire and all the crew were killed.  The other members of the crew were British and their bodies were returned to their homes for burial.

Buckinghamshire Remembers

Further details of war dead from Haddenham and the village war memorial may be found at the Buckinghamshire Remembers website

 Please contact our Family History officer for more information.