The chap who was responsible for arranging this memorial was a Major General Peter Cavendish, who lives in the village. The granddaughter of Fl/Sgt. James Kydd came over from Australia to visit the cars site and memorial. Tom Bates (see acknowledgements and link to his article) met her and some of her family and presented them with small items of the wreckage he had discovered.
Chester (Blacon) Cemetery
Fl/Sgt. Lloyd George Edmonds. Chester (Blacon) Cemetery. Sec. A. Grave 368. Further information: Son of Percy John and Edith Marion Edmonds, of Unley, Adelaide, South Australia. Lloyd had four sisters and grew up in Strathalbyn. His parents ran a general store in the town. The family later moved to the suburbs of Adelaide when Lloyd was a young man.
F/O. Keith Jobson Perrett. Chester (Blacon) Cemetery. Sec. A. Grave 411. Son of Ernest Alfred and Annie Perrett, of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
Fl/Sgt. James Kydd. Chester (Blacon) Cemetery. Sec. A. Grave 544. Son of William and Williamina Kydd, husband of Mary Thelma Kydd, of Wynnum, Queensland, Australia.
Fl/Sgt. William Thomas Barnes. Chester (Blacon) Cemetery. Sec. A. Grave 455. Son of Francis James Barnes and Queenie Kate Barnes.
Fl/Sgt. Frederick Popham Deshon. Chester (Blacon) Cemetery. Sec. A. Grave 632. Son of Arthur Popham Deshon and Violet Brenda Deshon, of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, husband of Betty Phyllis Deshon, of Ascot, Queensland, Australia.
Sgt. Thomas Dudley Murton. Chester (Blacon) Cemetery. Sec. A. Grave 325. Son of Dudley Arthur Murray Murton and Ethel Mary Murton, of Tatura, Victoria, Australia.
Researched and dedicated to the relatives of this crew with thanks to Max Slee for Fl/Sgt. Edmonds photograph, the Airfield Information Group for the memorial photograph, Tom Bates from the "About Derbyshire" website for information, Bill Chorley - 'Bomber Command Losses Vol's. 1-9, plus ongoing revisions', Dr. Theo E.W. Boiten and Mr. Roderick J. Mackenzie - 'Nightfighter War Diaries Vol's. 1 and 2', Martin Middlebrook and Chris Everitt - 'Bomber Command War Diaries', Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Tom Kracker - 'Kracker Luftwaffe Archives'. Aircrew Remembered own Archives.