In Memory of
GORDON TAYLOR HUGHES
Petty Officer Airman FX 114001
who died on
Saturday 25th November 1944. Age 19.
Son of John and Harriet Hughes of 36 Hollin Park Crescent, Leeds 8. Formerly a clerk with Howard Chapman, a fruiterer at Kirkgate Market. Telegraphist Air Gunner with No. 812 R.N. Squadron. In Barracuda II (LS 679) which collided with Barracuda II (MD 646) joining in formation, crashed at Cromarty Firth near shore, opposite Barbaraville, Nigg Bay, Scotland. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission Casualty No. 2413167. War Grave photo below. (Enlarged)
|Cemetery:||ROUNDHAY (ST. JOHN) CHURCHYARD Leeds, Yorkshire, United Kingdom.|
|Grave or Reference Panel Number:||Sec. A. Grave 38. (ND 36)|
|Location:||Roundhay (St. John) Churchyard, Wetherby Road, Roundhay, Leeds, Yorkshire. (Photograph)|
|Historical Information:||St. John's Church was founded by the Nicholson family who resided in the Roundhay area in the 19th century. Although instigated by Thomas Nicholson, it was left to Stephen Nicholson, a banker, to start the foundation for the Church and the first stone was laid on 29th September 1824. The first service at the Church commenced on 12th March 1826 and the adjoining cemetery was also consecrated, the first burial taking place on 11th February 1827. The cemetery contains 96 military graves of the servicemen of both World Wars, 61 from the First World War and 35 from the Second World War. (More Information)|
Inscription: 'To live in the hearts of those we love is not to die'