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Work Finishes On Barnsley Airman's Grave

Tuesday August 13 2013

Barnsley airman's remote war grave Barnsley airman's remote war grave

WORK has been finished on the most remote war grave in the British Isles - and it marks the burial site of a Barnsley airman.

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission has finished a memorial marker project at the crash site where a six-strong RAF crew were killed in the Scottish Highlands during the World War Two - including Flight Sergeant Thomas Brendon Kenny, 20, of Barnsley, who was a wireless operator/air gunner.

Flt Sgt Kenny and the rest of his crew were killed in April 1941.

Due to the inaccessibility of the crash site, the crew were buried on the mountain with their final resting places were marked by a cairn, a man-made stack of stones.

The Commission decided to replace the existing cairn last year, as it had deteriorated due to the harsh climate, and put a granite marker in its place weighing about 600kg.

There are three members of Flt Sgt Kenny's family in Barnsley and they have been kept up to date with the project throughout.

Flt Sgt Kenny and the rest of the crew are also commemorated on a memorial in the nearest graveyard at Inchnadamph Old Churchyard, 20 miles north of Ullapool.

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