Macclesfield and Uplowman, Devon Cemeteries

Living History


Just unearthed a story from the local papers regarding a road accident on Watling Street, Shenstone, near Lichfield.

On Tuesday 6 November 1945 Private 14928542 Gerald Edward Kimpton and Private 14041786 Robert John Ridgeway (both 18 years) were in a Ford Lynx scout car driven by Kimpton, when they ran off the road overtaking a tank transporter, hit a tree, overturned, and were killed.

Kimpton is buried in Macclesfield Cemetery in Plot 3. Grave 464.

Ridgeway (sometimes spelt Ridgway) is buried in in St. Peter’s Churchyard, Uplowman, Devon in the north east of the church.

Would anyone have pictures of their headstones, by any chance, please.

Many thanks,


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