On a footpath skirting Newton Upon Rawcliffe, North Yorkshire, there is a secret viewing spot. From it’s well-made bench, you can see right down into Newton Dale and across Levisham Moor. The view being dominated by the steam trains of NYMR that travel along the valley floor between Pickering and Whitby. Pleasing though the views are, that wasn’t what caught my eye and gave me “Pause for thought”…..It was the bench!
On the backrest is inscribed the following text:
In memory of Kenneth George Evans and Patrick Bryant Evans. Cousins who for many years as boys together enjoyed the freedom of these moors.
Both were Killed in Action whilst serving with
Royal Armoured Corps
The former on or about 15th June 1942 at some place unknown in the Western Desert, Egypt.
The latter on the 21 November 1944 at Geilenkirchen, Germany.
Both were aged 21
Further comment doesn’t seem adequate.
That is all.