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Casualties - April 1919


In the list below some non-commissioned personnel are shown with two ranks, the first is generally that shown in the CWGC Register whilst the one in brackets is that shown on their records or what it should have become on 1 January 1919 when the RAF introduced a new rank/classification structure for non-commissioned personnel.  Where only one rank is shown this appears on both the CWGC register and the service records.

01-Apr

AC1

McCARDLE, JOHN McEWAN (140811)

He died from wounds sustained the previous day whilst serving as a Wireless Operator with 'A' Flight, North Russia Expedition and is buried in Archangel Allied Cemetery.

02-Apr

Capt

BAINBRIGGE, WILLIAM ARTHUR DE LANNOY YATES

He was killed whilst flying Avro 504K, H1963 of the Wireless Telephony School, which crashed and is buried in Bournemouth East Cemetery.

02-Apr

AC2

BARRETT, PERCY ALBERT (82959)

He was serving as a Batman with the Base Depot and died in No 36 Casualty Clearing Station from a duodenal ulcer, he is buried in Cologne Southern Cemetery.

02-Apr

2 Lt

DE KOCK, DIRK WOUTER

He was serving at No 5 Fighting School and died from an embolism following an appendectomy, he is buried in Cairo War Memorial Cemetery.

02-Apr

AC2

MARLOW, ROBERT (81974)

He died in Lincoln County Hospital from influenza and broncho-pneumonia whilst serving as a at RAF Cranwell and is buried in Kettering (London Road) Cemetery.

02-Apr

Lt

OTTEWELL, JOHN MILLER

He was killed whilst flying in Avro 504K, H1963 of the Wireless Telephony School, which crashed and is buried in Bournemouth East Cemetery.

02-Apr

AC2

SEAR, HARRY (309720)

He died in the Norfolk War Hospital, Thorpe, Norwich from broncho-pneumonia whilst serving as a Rigger (Aero) with No 228 Sqn at RAF Great Yarmouth and is buried in New Bradwell (or Stantonbury) (St James) Churchyard.

02-Apr

AM3

SMITH, SIDNEY JAMES (34783)

He had been discharged on 6 Jul 1918 suffering from tubercle of the lung from which he presumably died.  At the time of his discharge he had been serving as a Rigger (Aero) at No 1 (Southern) Aircraft Repair Depot and is buried in Harrow Cemetery.

03-Apr

2 Lt

BACKHOUSE, ST JOHN SALMON

He was killed whilst flying in an FK8, which failed to return from an operation and is buried in Sofia Cemetery.

03-Apr

Pte 2 (AC2)

BURTON, JAMES (282356)

He had been discharged on 18 Feb 1919 suffering from acute bronchitis and emphysema whilst serving as a Labourer at the Depot Detachment, Halton Camp, from which he presumably died and is buried in Stoke-on-Trent (Longton) Cemetery.

03-Apr

AM1

CLARK, WILLIAM (23333)

He had been discharged on 18 Jun 1918 suffering from tubercle of lung whilst serving as a Fitter (Aero Engine) with No 72 Training Sqn, from which he presumably died and is buried in Southport (Duke Street) Cemetery.

03-Apr

Cpl

MARSDEN, HERBERT EDWARD (133181)

He died, cause unknown, in the Connaught Hospital, Aldershot whilst serving as a Labourer with No 6 Stores Depot and is buried in Blackburn Cemetery.

03-Apr

Lt

ROBINSON, HENRY

He was died from self inflicted gun shot wounds to the chest sustained accidentally whilst serving at No 1 Aircraft Depot and is buried in Longuenesse (St Omer) Souvenir Cemetery.

04-Apr

AC2

PARKES, ALBERT (160640)

He died, cause unknown, whilst serving as a Hospital Orderly with No 9 Aircraft Park and is buried in Bilston Cemetery.

04-Apr

AM3 (AC2)

SMITH, W (281721)

He had been discharged on 22 Feb 1919, subsequently dying from an unknown cause and is buried in Newbold (St John) Churchyard.  Prior to discharge he had served as a Bricklayer with North-East Area ACS.

04-Apr

AC2

WADDELL, WILLIAM (253466)

He had been discharged on 22 Feb 1919, subsequently dying from an unknown cause and is buried in Arbroath Eastern Cemetery, prior to which he had been serving as a Hydrogen Worker with No 1 Balloon Training Depot.

05-Apr

AM3 (AC2)

GILLON, WILLIAM GILLESPIE (66000)

He died in 2nd General Hospital, Edinburgh, cause unknown, whilst on leave from No 49 Sqn in France, where he was serving as a Driver and is buried in Edinburgh (Rosebank) Cemetery.

05-Apr

AC2

KINSELLA, GERALD (404432)

He died from broncho-pneumonia in No 20 Casualty Clearing Station whilst serving as a Driver with No 57 Sqn and is buried in Charleroi Communal Cemetery.

06-Apr

Lt

BAILLIE, WILLIAM MC

He was serving with No 49 Wing H.Q. and died from a fractured skull, cause unknown and is buried in Dalziel (Airbles) Cemetery.

06-Apr

Pte

CHIRCOP, CARMOLE

He was serving at Spinola and died in the Military Hospital, Valetta from influenza and pneumonia, he is buried in Addolorata Cemetery.

07-Apr

Sgt

BARTON, FRANK CLAUDE (210297)

He was serving as a Fitter (Aero Engine) with No 14 Training Depot Station and died in the Military Hospital, Fargo from tuberculosis, he is buried in Ashford (Willesborough) Cemetery.

07-Apr

AC2

BIRD, ALFRED OWEN (126300)

He died in the Military Hospital, Tidworth from double pneumonia whilst serving as a Cook with No 3 Training Depot Station and is buried in St Pancras Cemetery.

07-Apr

AM2

EVANS, RICHARD (138487)

He was serving as a Carpenter with No 2 Aircraft Depot and died in 7 CCS from influenza, he is buried in Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun.

09-Apr

LAC

SIMMONS, ARTHUR HUGH (224004)

He died in the Royal Naval Hospital, Chatham from broncho-pneumonia whilst serving as a Rigger (Aero) with No 204 Training Depot Station, Eastchurch and is buried in Gilingham (Woodlands) Cemetery.

09-Apr

AC1

WELLS, SIDNEY (89828)

He died in the Clevedon Section, 2nd Southern General Hospital, Bristol from valvular disease of the heart whilst serving as a Fitter (Aero Engine) with 3rd (Western) Aircraft Repair Depot and is buried in Wolverton (New Bradwell) Cemetery.

10-Apr

Cpl

BIRT, ALBERT VICTOR (121597)

He had been drinking at a village inn on 30 March and was found the next day half frozen on the road with severe wounds on the back of his head, punctured lips and a black eye, with his watch and chain missing.  Taken to Stroud Hospital on 1 April, where he later died from his injuries, a verdict of murder by person or persons unknown being passed by the coroner.  Discharged from the RAF in March he had been serving as a Labourer at No 5 (Eastern) Aircraft Repair Depot (Cambridge) and is buried in Sheepscombe (St John) Churchyard Extension.

10-Apr

AC2

HAMBROOK, CHARLES ARTHUR (281095)

He died, cause unknown, whilst serving as a Cook with HQ 9 Brigade, probably during a home leave and is buried in Maidstone Cemetery, Kent.

10-Apr

Cpl

NODINE, LEWIS CHARLES (43514)

He died in Torbay Hospital from influenza whilst serving as a Driver with No 49 Sqn, probably during a home leave and is buried in Torquay Cemetery and Extension.

12-Apr

Sgt

LEVI, CYRIL JOSEPH (302572)

An Observer, he was killed in an accident involving a BE2e of the Observers School and is buried in Cairo War Memorial Cemetery.

12-Apr

LAC

NEWARK, ALBERT ERNEST (7821)

He died from influenza in No 44 Casualty Clearing Station whilst serving as a Driver with HQ, 9th Brigade and is buried in Cologne Southern Cemetery.

12-Apr

Lt

O'REILLY, NICHOLAS

He was serving at the Central Pay Office when he was killed on duty in a motor-cycle accident whilst attempting to avoid a runaway horse and is buried in Deptford (Brockley) Cemetery.

12-Apr

AM1 (LAC)

SMITH, JAMES ALEXANDER (64999)

He had been discharged in March 1919, possibly dying whilst on demobilisation leave and id buried in Dunnichen Parish Churchyard.  Prior to discharge he had been serving as a Fitter (General) with No 42 Training Depot Station.

12-Apr

Clk 3 (AC2)

WILSON, CHARLES WILLIAM (164068)

He died, cause unknown, whilst serving as a Clerk (General) with the Recruiting Wing, RAF Depot, Blandford (Halton) and is buried in Cambridge (Mill Road) Cemetery.

14-Apr

Flt Sgt

DAVISON, EDWARD JAMES (9012)

He was serving at No 5 Training Depot Station and died in Paddington Military Hospital from lobar pneumonia, he is buried in Paddington Cemetery.

15-Apr

AM3 (AC2)

ADAMS, CECEL HY EDWARD (133238)

He was serving as a Fitter (Aero Engine) at the "X" Engine Repair Depot and died in the Government Fever Hospital from smallpox, he is buried in Cairo War Memorial Cemetery.

15-Apr

AM3 (AC2)

GOERTZ, FAUSTIN HENRY WALTER (127038)

He died in the Chelsea VAD Hospital from congestion of the lungs and nephritis whilst serving as a Batman with No 5 Training Depot Station and is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery.

15-Apr

Pte2 (AC2)

JENNER, NORMAN WILLIAM (177209)

He was undergoing training as a Deckhand on Motor Boat 1138 of the Marine Training Depot, when he slipped overboard and drowned, he is buried in Chiswick Old Cemetery.

16-Apr

Mem

NICHOLSON, MAY PHILLIPS (22201)

A member of the WRAF, she is buried in Cathcart Cemetery.

16-Apr

Capt

RITCHIE, STANLEY EDWARD

He was killed whilst  flying Avro 504, E1615 of HMS Argus, which fell off the deck into the sea following an engine failure and is buried in Dorking Cemetery.

18-Apr

Pte2 (AC2)

DIBLEY, WILLIAM FRANK (281033)

He was serving at the Fleet Aircraft Depot, Donibristle but died in the Royal Naval hospital, Hull from epileptic exhaustion and is buried in Basingstoke (South View or Old) Cemetery.

18-Apr

AM1 (LAC)

O'NEILL, WILLIAM FRANCIS (123747)

He died in the VAD Hospital, Middlesborough from pneumonia, probably on leave, whilst serving as a Wireless Operator with No 7 Sqn and is buried in North Ormesby (St Joseph's) Roman Catholic Cemetery.

19-Apr

Boy

GRAY, HERBERT JAMES (328970)

He enlisted on 2 Apr 1919 but died in Halton General Hospital, cause unknown, whilst serving with the Boys' Section, School of Technical Training (Halton) and is buried in Bexhill Cemetery.

21-Apr

Sgt

COCKERILL, THOMAS WRAY (25416)

A Fitter (Aero Engine), he was killed in a flying accident whilst flying Avro 504, D7789 of No 66 Sqn (Cadre)/No 36 Training Depot Station, Yatesbury and is buried in New Malton Cemetery.

21-Apr

Flt Cdt

SHAW, GEORGE EDWARD (137459)

He died from septic throat septicaemia whilst awaiting demobilisation from Harrowby Dispersal Centre and is buried in Cambridge (Histon Road) Cemetery.

21-Apr

Lt

TOLLEY, CHARLES ROBERT

He was serving with the South-West Area Accounts Centre and was killed whilst flying Dolphin, C8096 of the South-West Area Accounts Centre, which dived into the ground near Beaulieu after stalling, he is buried in Aldershot Military Cemetery.

22-Apr

Capt

ADKINS, REGINALD

He was killed in a flying accident when Handley Page 0/400 F3758 of No 2 School of Navigation and Bomb Dropping crashed into the roof of a building taking off at night from Andover.  He is buried in Penton Mewsey (Holy Trinity) Churchyard.

22-Apr

Maj

BATCHELOR, THOMAS ARCHIBALD

He was killed in a flying accident when Handley Page 0/400 F3758 of No 2 School of Navigation and Bomb Dropping crashed into the roof of a building taking off at night from Andover.  He is buried in Penton Mewsey (Holy Trinity) Churchyard.

22-Apr

AC2

CAM, ARTHUR JAMES (190846)

He died, cause unknown, probably during a home leave having recently served as a Rigger (Aero) with No 2 Aeroplane Supply Depot and is buried in Smethwick (Uplands) Cemetery.

22-Apr

Flt Sgt

HEALES, HORACE HENRY (6859)

An Electrician, he was killed when Handley Page 0/400, F3758 of No 2 School of Navigation and Bomb Dropping crashed into the roof of a building, as it was taking off at night from Andover.  He is buried in Islington Cemetery and Crematorium.

22-Apr

Cpl

WARD, EDGAR GEORGE (7375)

A Fitter (General), he was killed when Handley Page 0/400, F3758 of No 2 School of Navigation and Bomb Dropping crashed into the roof of a building, as it was taking off at night from Andover.  He is buried in Leeds (Armley) Cemetery.

22-Apr

Lt

WHITESIDE, ARTHUR BARLOW

He was killed in a flying accident when Handley Page 0/400 F3758 of No 2 School of Navigation and Bomb Dropping crashed into the roof of a building taking off at night from Andover.  He is buried in Penton Mewsey (Holy Trinity) Churchyard.

23-Apr

LAC

FOSTER, CYRIL LAMBERT (204203) - Served as LAMBERT, CYRIL FRANCIS

He died from acute spinal meningitis whilst awaiting discharge from the Dispersal Centre, Chisledon, having previously served as a Driver with No 208 Sqn and is buried in Hastings Cemetery, Sussex.

23-Apr

Boy

HISCOCK, EDWIN SIDNEY (328881)

He appears to have died, cause unknown, at home whilst serving with the Boys' Section, School of Technical Training (Halton) and is buried in Monkton Combe (St Michael) Churchyard Extension.

23-Apr

Lt

HUNT, CYRIL FRANK

He was killed whilst flying DH10, E5444 of No 97 Sqn, which possibly crashed at Ford Junction and is buried in Richmond Cemetery, Surrey.

23-Apr

AC1

MACE, ALFRED (6042)

He was killed in an air-crash in France, whilst serving as a Cook with No 1 Aeroplane Supply Depot and is buried in Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez.

23-Apr

AC1

PEPLOE, CHARLES REGINALD (239034)

He was killed in an air-crash in France, whilst serving as a Labourer with the Issues Section, No 1 Aeroplane Supply Depot and is buried in Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez.

24-Apr

Cpl

SMITH, FREDERICK WILLIAM (216160)

A Carpenter, he died, cause unknown, whilst on demobilisation leave from No 2 Aeroplane Supply Depot and is buried in Terling (All Saints) Churchyard.

25-Apr

Lt

TWILTON, REGINALD JOHN

He was killed in a flying accident whilst serving with No 88 Sqn and is buried in Marcinelle New Communal Cemetery.

26-Apr

AC2

EVERARD, CHARLES (61562)

He died from a fractured skull, cause unknown, whilst serving as a Batman with No 12 Sqn and is buried in Cologne Southern Cemetery.

26-Apr

Pte 1 (LAC)

WAY, ALFRED SYDNEY (90633)

Having been discharged from Crystal Palace on 1 Apr 1919, he died in the South African Hospital, Richmond Park from septic pneumonia and is burieed in Richmond Cemetery, Surrey.  Prior to discharge he had been serving as a Cook with No 46 Training Depot Station.

27-Apr

Capt

PACE, WILLIAM JOHN DFC

He died from injuries sustained the previous day in a motor accident whilst serving with HQ, No 16 Communication Wing, when a tyre on the car burst whilst taking evasive action to avoid a dog, he is buried in Heston (St Leonard) Churchyard.

28-Apr

AC1

BROWN, J T (136034)

He died in Boundary Park Military Hospital, Oldham, cause unknown, whilst serving as a Telephone Operator with the Wireless Experimental Establishment and is buried in Oldham (Greenacres) Cemetery.

28-Apr

Capt

HAYNE, EDWIN TUFNELL DSC, DFC

He was killed whilst flying Bristol F2B, 5098 of No 14 Aircraft Acceptance Park, which dived into the ground as it attempted to regain the aerodrome following an engine failure on take off and is buried in Castle Bromwich (SS. Mary and Margaret) Churchyard.

28-Apr

Maj

PERRIN, MAURICE NASMITH

He was killed whilst flying Bristol F2B, F5098 of No 14 Aircraft Acceptance Park, which dived into the ground after turning back to the aerodrome following an engine failure on take off and is buried in Walton and Weybridge (Weybridge) Cemetery.

30-Apr

Cpl

INMAN, HARRY (206836)

He died in Paddington Military Hospital from influenza and pneumonia and is buried in Manchester (Gorton) Cemetery.  Prior to his return to the UK he had served as a Fitter (Aero Engine) at the Spinola APD, Malta.

30-Apr

Mem

MARTIN, ADA E (25645)

She was a member of the WRAF and is buried in Sheerness (Isle-of-Sheppey) Cemetery.

30-Apr

Capt

WIGRAM, ARTHUR DUNBAR

He had relinquished his commission on 15 Apr 1919 due to his ill health dying in Wokingham Sanatorium from Psychosis and is buried in Wokingham (St Sebastian) Churchyard.  Prior to being taken ill he had served as an Admin Officer at the Air Ministry.

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