TQ1153 : Barnes Wallis grave

taken 22 days ago, near to Effingham, Surrey, Great Britain

Barnes Wallis grave
Barnes Wallis grave
Barnes Neville Wallis, the wartime inventor of the bouncing bomb, lived in Effingham for 49 years with his wife Mary. Their grave lies just to the east of St Lawrence Church.

He also designed airships, including the R100 - an image of which is etched on the gravestone. After the second world war he carried out pioneering work on aircraft design at the Vickers factory in Brooklands.

From 1932 Wallis joined the governing body of St Lawrence Church, and served as its secretary for eight years. Then for ten years he was Chairman of Effingham Parish Council.

He died aged 92 in 1979. During a memorial service for him at the church, an Avro Lancaster bomber from 617 Squadron (the Dambusters) flew overhead as a mark of respect.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 29 August, 2018   (more nearby)
Friday, 14 September, 2018
Geographical Context
Village, Rural settlement  Religious sites  Burial ground, Crematorium 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 1185 5365 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:16.2621N 0:23.8819W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 1185 5365
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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