I am now engaged in another Bishop Burton history project relating to the Great War. This time I have been investigating the background and circumstances of the airmen who are listed on the plaque in All Saints’ Church in Bishop Burton. The plaque lists 17 men who died at Beverley Aerodrome which was located on the area of the Beverley racecourse that is next to Mount Pleasant farm. The plaque mentions the YMCA canteen that was on the camp and the role that the vicar (W A Pearman) and the women of the village played in supporting it.

Here are the names of the men listed on the plaque

Surname

Plaque initials

Correct initials

Rank

Anderson

HNS

HNS

2nd Lieut

Barlow

HF

HF

2nd Lieut

Bevington

CC

CC

2nd Lieut

Blount

JH

JH

2nd Lieut

Clayton

JA

JA

2nd Lieut

Fullerton

CAC

CAC

2nd Lieut

Grossart

RD

RD

2nd Lieut

Howell

CH

EI

Lieut.

Isherwood

H

H

2nd Lieut

Jowett

T

T

2nd Lieut

Richardson

L

L

Sergt

Robinson

HE

HE

2nd Lieut

Scott

N

ND

Lieut.

Teetzel

HD

HD

2nd Lieut

Vick

HJ

KJ

2nd Lieut

Wollaston

JD

JD

2nd Lieut

Young

FR

FR

2nd Lieut

 We now have basic details of all of the men on the plaque. So we know where they came from, who their families were and where they are buried or commemorated. One of the highlights has to been to find a diary kept by Sgt. Pilot Linden Richardson of York. We have transcribed this and are looking for help in identifying the individuals and places mentioned in the diary. I have attached the transcribed diary to this article.

A full list of the men and their full names is also attached to this article.

We have also been able to gather information about the Aerodrome itself, but we're keen for any bit of information that may help us. Please contact me on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 01964 550255 if you think you can help.

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