Monday, June 06, 2011

Commemorating an ARP Warden

Photographs (Top to bottom):

1. Distington War Memorial, Cumbria
The Black Cock Inn can be seen in the background

2. Thomas C. Graham's name on Distington memorial
He was injured on the main road near the memorial
His name can be seen at the bottom of this list

3. The Black Cock Inn, Distington (c. early 1950s)
(Showing a local fox hunting pack outside the inn)
Photograph courtesy of Jeff Wilson,
WW2 researcher & Distington villager

4. The former Black Cock Inn, Distington (2011)

For additional information click on 'Comments' below


Blogger ritsonvaljos said...

Civilian ARP Warden Thomas Charles Graham of Distington, Cumberland (now Cumbria) is commemorated on the local village war memorial along with local service casualties of the two World Wars.

ARP Warden Thomas C. Graham died in hospital on 10 October 1940 as a result of injuries received as the result of an accident while on duty during the night of 8 - 9 September 1940. Mr Graham was hit by a car on the main road near Distington village while the wartime blackout was in force.

Mr Graham was a veteran soldier of the 1914 - 1918 and a member of the local Royal British Legion. It is fitting that Mr Graham is commemorated on the village memorial. He also served and lost his life as the result of injuries sustained while on duty.

Wednesday, 08 June, 2011  
Blogger ritsonvaljos said...

For additional photographs and to read a more detailed account about ARP Warden Thomas Graham in WW2:
Click here

To read an article about the dedication of the Distington War Memorial and the complete list of WW2 casualties commemorated:
Click here

Wednesday, 08 June, 2011  

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