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1939 Clark’s Row

From here, came three young men, to serve their Country in World War II – None Returned – Stan Boon, Len Manley, Clark Newbery ‘ON SILVER WINGS OF VALOUR BORNE WERE THEY’

From a small road, Clarks Row, three young men, Stanley John Albert Boon, Leonard A. Manley and Clarence Sidney James Newberry signed up together and joined the Royal Air Force at Uxbridge near London. They joined the Royal Air Force Stan and Len were both appointed as a Class F Reservist.

Stan Boon was born 12 Feb 1920 to John and Kate who lived at No3, he became Sergeant in the 612 Squadron, he was a wireless operator/air gunner who married Florence. He died on 11th February 1944.

Clark Newberry was born on 7th April 1911 to Edward and Alice who lived at No 12.

Len Manley was born April 1918 to Wallace and Roas who lived at No 14

RAF Uxbridge was a station within the London Borough of Hillingdon, during the Second World War RAF Uxbridge was tasked with sending personnel to and from training and operations units in Northern France. In mid 1940 staff at the station processed an average of 2500 recruits and experienced troops per week.

As you can see from the 1841 map, Clark’s Row originally joined up to East Street. Clark’s Close now leads to Clark’s Row.

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