We received this email from Bill yesterday. I wonder if anyone has any information about it !
Over to Bill....
I took these two pictures last weekend while I was out walking.
They show two small war memorials on the site of what was the old St George's boat house on the canal by the side of Captain Clarke's Bridge.
One stone is in memory of Harry Hurst Warburton and the other commemorates three boat club members who were killed in WW2. These are
R H Nash
and Harry H Warburton
One of the stones says that Harry Warburton was killed on active service in Italy, February 23rd 1946.
Strange considering that the war ended in May 1945.
Someone may be able to cast some light on this and tell us more about the other two people.
Incidentally, my Dad used to be a member of the boat club and he told me that they used to row up to the bottom lock at Marple and back.
Hope you can use it.
UPDATE by Sean Dalton
NASH, RONALD HARRY
Date of Death:
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Coll. grave 7. B. 1-4.
RHEINBERG WAR CEMETERY
Son of Harry and Jane Nash, of Northwich, Cheshire.
Many thanks, Sean. :)