Harry Rutherford's
Festival of Britain Mural

Tuesday, 28 September 2010

George Ibbotson


George Ibbotson

Here is another picture sent to us by Harry Smith, he say's
"I have no idea how this came into my possesion but it could be of interest to someone. On the back it says he was killed in June 1944, maybe local newspapers reported it at the time."
When I see such a picture I am left wondering what George Ibbotson was like, where did he live, and which schools he went to... I'm sure he must have relations in the area... and if so and they did not have a picture of him .. they do now thanks to Harry.



Maureen very kindly sent in the above the above picture and the 'Quoted test below:

The only Death I can find registered of a George Ibbotson in 1944 is one registered at Edmonton in April/May/June so this could tie in with the “Flying Bomb” mentioned in the comments by Dave.
He is on the Screen Wall at Stockport Borough Cemetery (above) and I think he is on the Carlscam site for memorials at St Georges, Hyde


Thanks to carlscam for the above link.


ian... said...

Poor fella - only looks a bit of a kid.

Hydonian said...

This should be put in the Advertiser to see if we can find any relatives of his.
I agree ,Ian - he looks so young - a terrible time.

Dave Williams said...

Intriguing this.......'Killed by Flying Bomb' implies a V1 or V2 rocket and therefore that he was killed in England. The first V1 attack on England was apparently on 13 June 1944 and the first V2 was September 1944. I think that the majority of both were aimed at London.

Anonymous said...

Initials: G
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Gunner
Regiment/Service: Royal Artillery
Unit Text: 178 Bty., 88 Lt. A.A. Regt.
Age: 32
Date of Death: 27/06/1944
Service No: 11257368
Additional information: Son of William and Eliza Ibbotson of Hyde; husband of Annie Ibbotson, of Hyde.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 4.

Hydonian said...

Thanks so much, Anonymous. It's lovely to be able to put a bit of history to a photograph.
Gone but not forgotten.

Tom said...

Thanks again for the input here... a true gent.. not many of us left ;o)

Anonymous.. Thanks for this... great information... if you would be so good as to drop me an email where such information can be found I would be very grateful.. I'm sure we could be needing this kind of stuff again in the future..