Family donate model for Ossett Memorial feature

Harry Wakefield at the Ossett Memorial last Saturday. IMAGES: Anne-Marie Fawcett

Victory in Europe (VE) Day traditionally marks the end of the Second World War in 1945, when Germany’s surrender was accepted by Britain on May 8.

Ossett historians Steve Wilson and Alan Howe maintain biographies of the 93 Ossett men and women who gave their lives in this conflict at

There is also some recognition of men from Horbury and Middlestown.

The family of an Ossett WW2 airman who died during an air raid over Europe got in touch with Mr Wilson after reading the biography of their relative and seeing several pictures of the Ossett War Memorial.

“The model of the Lancaster bomber was donated and sent to me,” he said.

“The family asked for it to be placed on the war memorial in memory of all the Ossett airmen who gave their lives during WW2.”

One of Ossett’s oldest ex servicemen and Horbury, Sitlington & Ossett branch of

The Royal British Legion representative, Harry Wakefield placed a memorial piece featuring the model at the Ossett site on VE Day last week.


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