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Chris Green
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Posted - 08/02/2011 :  07:02:59  Show Profile  Visit Chris Green's Homepage Send Chris Green a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Article by Cllr Laurence Goff,
Chairman of the Friends of Newark Cemetery
7th February 2011

News from Newark Cemetery

On Friday 7th March 1941 As a result of this raid 29 men and 12 women were killed at Ransome and Marles Factory on Friday, 7th March 1941, the most well known of all raids on Newark-On-Trent Nottinghamshire took place, the Ransome and Marles factory was bombed at 1.40pm. A single German Heinkell 111 bomber, flying so low that those on the ground could see its markings, approached from the south following the railway line. It dropped four high explosive bombs. Two of these landed on the works causing considerably damage, one on the road at the side of the factory and the other on an air raid shelter adjacent to Stanley Street. The plane machined gunned the site before circling, passing over the factory again and dropping another bomb. This did not explode.

At 2.24pm another enemy aircraft approached dropped five more bombs but only one exploded, causing more damage and casualties, mainly rescue workers. As a result 29 men and 12 women were killed, 65 treated in hospital and 100+ treated at the works own underground hospital. Civil Defence and ARP services in first aid. At the bombing of Ransome and Marles ball bearing factory on March 7, 1941, members of St John Ambulance, Newark (working as part of the -AIR-RAID-PRECAUTIONS-ARP) responded immediately to the crisis, some travelling direct to the scene, others to the nearest designated first aid post (Barnbygate School) and others still to Newark hospital.

This day became known as “Black Friday.”

The manufacture of bearings for the machine tools and spares industry is now the only work done at Northern Road. Founded in Newark, UK, in 1900, Ransome and Marles, or R & M Bearings as many people know it, soon became the leading British manufacturer of Ball and Roller bearings. Their reputation for quality gained them world-wide acceptance in Aerospace, Defence and precision engineering environments. Previously the factory made precision bearings for planes, trains and road vehicles but bearings for wheeled vehicles are now made elsewhere and NSK left the aeronautical business in 1992. Alan Ransome and Co, which later became Ransome and Marles and Ransome, Hoffman and Pollard or RHP, opened the ball bearing factory in 1900.

Newark-On-Trent will be remembered on the 5-6 March 2011 over the week-end from noon t0 4:30pm at the Chapel Interpretation Centre Newark Cemetery. On Monday afternoon Holy Trinity RC School Children from class 6 Newark will be calling out the 41 names that died at Newark Cemetery Centre at 2pm on 7th March 2011.

On Friday 7th March 1941 As a result of this raid 29 men and 12 women were killed.

Roll Call of Names:

1, George Harold Henry Adams, aged 45 *

2, Wilfred Evelyn Andrew, aged 39 *

3, Olive Ash, aged 31 * O

4, Bertie Augustus Ball, aged 18 * O

5, Ernest Patrick Beale, aged 27, Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment (Private) *

6, Edward Beaver, aged 26 (Buried in Mansfield) with no Tombstone

7, Harold Vincent Brown, aged 44 *

8, Vivian Maud Castle, aged 18

9, Enid Winifred Hall Cooper, aged 30 ( Buried in Balderton in St Giles Church Yard)

10, Edna May Cottam, aged 19 *

11, Gladys Cummings, aged 21 *

12, William Joseph Dixey, aged 62 *

13, Frederick Flowler, aged 39

14, George William Godridge, aged 29 * O

15, Robert Grant, aged 47, his son Chris was only five when his Father died, he became Newark town mayor 50 years later in 1991-1992 *

16, John Henry Green, aged 55, Volunteer Home Guard, 11th Nottinghamshire (Newark) * (name inscribed on War Memorial) {CWGC headstone installed on family grave in 2007}

17, Horace Grocock, aged 47 ( Buried in Barnby in the Willows)

18, Albert Robert Gyde, aged 42*

19, Rose Ellen Hall, aged 30 * O

20, James Hazelby Hanger, aged 29 *

21, Thomas McHallam Hardie, aged 26 *

22, Sybil Harriet Hayden, aged 34

23, Joyce May Kirton, aged 18

24, Lily Lambert, aged 22 * O

25, George Felix Lambley, aged 39 *

26, Edith Makins, aged 21 ( Buried in South Collingham)

27, Frederick William Mann, aged 46 * O

28, Frederick Markwell, aged 50 ( Balderton ?)

29, Claude Ware Hannah Martin, aged 36 *

30, Edwin E. Martin, aged 46 *

31, Richard Naylor, aged 25 * O

32, Frederick William Packwood, aged 52 *

33, William Thomas Pepper, aged 18

34, Frederick Richards, aged 32 * O

35, Alfred Mayfield Ridge, aged 68 * O

36, Reginald William Senior, aged 35, died on the 8th March 1941 *

37, George Swanwick, aged 38 * O

38, Norah Trueblood, aged 34, *

39, Esther Evelyn Varney, aged 19, (her body was never found)

40, William Warner, aged 51 *

41 Arthur Worrell, aged 31 *

We Will Remember the Ransome and Marles Bombing 41 were killed 30 are buried in Newark Cemetery Nottinghamshire.

* A Star Buried in Newark Cemetery 20 in total have a Tombstone.

O is put after names that do not have a Tombstone.




Regards,
Chris Green
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Edited by - Chris Green on 08/02/2011 07:04:20

Chris Green
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Posted - 08/02/2011 :  07:11:22  Show Profile  Visit Chris Green's Homepage Send Chris Green a Private Message  Reply with Quote
The memorial will be placed into Newark Town Hall by the stairs, which lead up to the ballroom and council chambers.

It is a wooden plinth onto which some WW2 roller bearings will be mounted and the names of the dead on a plaque.

Regards,
Chris Green
frankgreen2@virginmedia.com
http://chrisgreen.weebly.com/

Service before self

'A Poppy in My Buttonhole' available now SEE:
http://www.rossendalebooks.co.uk/
http://www.lulu.com/content/2791550

My next book will be "The Crcodile Chronicles" and is projected to be launched 2015 or a quarter past eight in time for Christmas.
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Chris Green
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Posted - 08/02/2011 :  07:22:01  Show Profile  Visit Chris Green's Homepage Send Chris Green a Private Message  Reply with Quote
It is easy to overlook those who go to work in factories, which are providing essential materials for the armed forces before, during and after the Second World War.

It is easy to forget that Local Defence Volunteers (Home Guard) were called upon to protect these places in the event of them being attacked, which is what LDV Henry Green was doing, stationed on the roof with a Bren gun; he was killed by MG fire from the second plane.

Equally, it takes a lot of bravery to continue to work in a place that you know is a number one target because the bearings were used in gun turrets for aircraft, ships, tanks, armoured cars, etc., as well as in engines and in the various configurations of engineering equipment.

I place this kind of bravery on a par with those who went to war as pacifists, refusing to carry arms but always to be found in no man's land caring for and collecting the wounded; it takes a special kind of courage to carry on when you have no weapon to hit back with beyond your own skills.

Regards,
Chris Green
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http://chrisgreen.weebly.com/

Service before self

'A Poppy in My Buttonhole' available now SEE:
http://www.rossendalebooks.co.uk/
http://www.lulu.com/content/2791550

My next book will be "The Crcodile Chronicles" and is projected to be launched 2015 or a quarter past eight in time for Christmas.
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Chris Green
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Posted - 18/03/2011 :  22:11:11  Show Profile  Visit Chris Green's Homepage Send Chris Green a Private Message  Reply with Quote
The memorial is now in place and can be viewed, during normal working hours, on the ground floor of Newark Town Hall, by the steps up to the Council Chamber.

Regards,
Chris Green
frankgreen2@virginmedia.com
http://chrisgreen.weebly.com/

Service before self

'A Poppy in My Buttonhole' available now SEE:
http://www.rossendalebooks.co.uk/
http://www.lulu.com/content/2791550

My next book will be "The Crcodile Chronicles" and is projected to be launched 2015 or a quarter past eight in time for Christmas.
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taffy
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Posted - 18/03/2011 :  22:47:47  Show Profile  Visit taffy's Homepage Send taffy a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hello Chris, I agree with your remarks , this is a good effort on all concerned. taffy
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