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Casualties - May 1918


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-May

AM1 (LAC)

CHIVERS, JOSEPH SHORE (39243)

He died, cause unknown, in 4th Northern General Hospital, Lincoln whilst serving as a Rigger (Aero) with No 120 Sqn at Bracebridge Heath and is buried in Bath (St James's) Cemetery.

01-May

Lt

FOX, LESLIE ROBERT DFC

He was serving as a pilot with No 166 Sqn and died in the Norfolk War Hospital, Norwich from Bright's disease, he is buried in or was cremated at the City of London Cemetery. and Crematorium, Manor Park.

01-May

Boy

GORDON, T F

He probably enlisted in March and was serving at the School of Technical Training, when he died from broncho-pneumonia, he is buried in Halton (St Michael) Churchyard.  His service records have so far not been located.

01-May

Lt

HARWOOD, GERALD AFC

He died from injuries sustained whilst flying DH10, E5446 of No 97 Sqn, which crashed following an engine failure during a climbing turn and is buried in Chislehurst (St Nicholas) Churchyard

01-May

2 Lt

SALMON, FREDERICK CHARLES

He was killed whilst flying in DH10, E5446 of No 97 Sqn, which crashed following an engine failure during a climbing turn and is buried in or was cremated at Beckenham Crematorium and Cemetery.

03-May

2 Lt

HARRISON, CUTHBERT

He was killed in a flying accident, whilst flying Cuckoo, N6927 of No 186 Sqn, which stalled and spun into the ground, he is buried in Gosport (Ann's Hill) Cemetery.

03-May

Capt

KNOTT, E MIDDLETON

He sustained serious injuries whilst flying a DH4A of No 1 Communication Sqn, which crashed on take off from Kenley following an engine failure.  He was extracted from the wreckage by his passenger, Maj-Gen Sir Frederick Sykes but died on the way to hospital and is buried in Sutton Coldfield Cemetery.

03-May

Flt Sgt

PARRY, REGINALD TOM (3747) AFM

He was serving as a pilot with No 15 Aircraft Acceptance Park and died in Mill Lane Military Hospital, West Didsbury from injuries sustained in an accident when DH9A, J592 stalled whilst carrying out aerobatics during a test flight prior to a delivery flight to France, he is buried in Welsh Newton (St Mary) Churchyard.

03-May

Maj

ROBINSON, HUGH HUNTLEY MC and Bar

A Medical Officer, he was killed whilst flying in an unidentified DH4A of 9th Wing which stalled and dived into the ground at Mons following an engine failure on take off and is buried in Mons (Bergen) Communal Cemetery.

03-May

Cpl

SMITH, HAROLD PERCY (208092)

He had been discharged through Edinburgh Castle Dispersal Centre on 13 Mar 1919, having served as a Wireless Operator at Turnhouse.  His cause of death is currently not known but he is buried in Croydon (Queen's Road) Cemetery.

03-May

2 Lt

STACE, ARTHUR HOWARD BARTLETT

He was killed whilst flying in an unidentified DH4A of 9th Wing which stalled and dived into the ground at Mons following an engine failure on take off and is buried in Mons (Bergen) Communal Cemetery..

03-May

AC2

TAYLOR, CHARLES WILLIAM CHAMBERLAIN (248912)

He died on the way to hospital having been shot by a member of the guard whilst serving with No 78 Sqn and is buried in Lugwardine (St Peter) Churchyard Extension.

06-May

Boy

CHAMBERLAIN, MAURICE (159953)

He died in the County Hospital, Lincoln from neuritis, whilst serving with the Boys Training Wing (Cranwell) and is buried in Bristol (Greenbank) Cemetery.

06-May

AC1

TRICKER, ERNEST JAMES (221485)

He was serving as a Fitter (Aero Engine) when he was killed in an accident whilst flying in Bristol F2B, D or E2721 of No 8 Sqn and is buried in Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille.

06-May

Lt

WEAVER, HERBERT JOHN

He was killed in an accident whilst flying Bristol F2B, D or E2721 of No 8 Sqn and is buried in Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille.

07-May

2 Lt

DAVIS, CECIL SEALEY

He was killed whilst flying Camel, B5739 of No 27 Training Depot Station, Crail, which stalled, crashed and burst into flames, he is buried in Crail Parish Churchyard.

07-May

Lt

GAUKROGER, HERBERT

He was an Assistant Inspector for the AID with the Directorate of Aircraft Production when he died from pulmonary tuberculosis and is buried in Sowerby (St Mary) Churchyard.

07-May

Lt

KRETMAR, WILLIAM FORREST KING

He was killed whilst flying Bristol F2B, E2764 of No 141 Sqn, which crashed on landing and is buried in Grangegorman Military Cemetery.

07-May

Pte1

RUTTER, HENRY (25366)

He had been discharged from the RAF on 7 Nov 1918 suffering from bronchitis and pneumonia, although whether this is what he died from is not known, at present and is buried in Upavon Cemetery.  When he was discharged he was serving as a Batman at the Central Flying School.

08-May

Capt

BEANLANDS, BERNARD PAUL GASCOIGNE MC

He was killed whilst flying SE5A, B109 of No 30 Training Depot Station which spun into the ground after stalling on take off at Northolt and is buried in Sevenoaks (St Nicholas) Churchyard

08-May

AC2

FLITNEY, LEONARD (247280)

He was serving as a Blacksmith at No 1 Aircraft Depart and was drowned in an accident, he is buried in Longuenesse (St Omer) Souvenir Cemetery.

09-May

AC2

BORTHWICK, JAMES (281701)

A Fitter (Aero Engine), he was killed whilst flying DH4, H7121 of No 25 Sqn, which stalled at low level during a turn on landing and is buried in Mons (Bergen) Communal Cemetery.

09-May

Lt

COOPER, DAVID GARDINER

He was killed in a flying accident whilst flying Camel, F8497 of No 1 School of Air Gunnery and Fighting, which hit the ground whilst executing a slow roll at low level and is buried in Northernden (St Wilfred) Churchyard.

09-May

Lt

EVANS, LLEWELLYN LEWIS MEREDITH AFC

He was serving with the Central Despatch Pool and was killed whilst flying Bristol F2B, F4838, his body was recovered and is buried in Springfield (Holy Trinity) Churchyard.

09-May

Sgt

FILLMORE, REGINALD FRANK (1479)

He was serving with the Central Despatch Pool and drowned as a result of Bristol F2B, F4838, in which he was flying, coming down in the Channel, he is buried in Oxford (Osney St Mary) Cemetery.

09-May

AC2

LENTON, WILLIAM A (121703)

He had been discharged on 29 Mar 1919 suffering from carcinoma of the tongue, from which he presumably died and is buried in Portsmouth (Eastney or Highland Road) Cemetery.  Prior to discharge he was serving as a Labourer with No 143 Sqn.

09-May

Lt

STOKES, HENRY JOHN EDGAR

He was serving with the Central Despatch Pool and was killed whilst flying in Bristol F2B, F4838, which came down in the Channel, he is buried in Margate Cemetery, Kent.

10-May

2 Lt

BARCLAY, JOHN GEORGE

He died from injuries sustained the previous day whilst flying DH4, H7121 of No 25 Sqn, which stalled at low level during a turn on landing and is buried in Mons (Bergen) Communal Cemetery.

10-May

Lt

NORTON, GEORGE

He died in the Empire Hospital, Vincent Square from injuries sustained whilst flying Bristol F2B, C4799 of 5 Sqn, No 1 Observers School of Aerial Gunnery on 30 Oct 1918 and is buried in Lisbon (St George) British Churchyard.

11-May

Pte2

PEARSON, WILLIAM HENRY R (306257)

He had been discharged on 31 Oct 1918 suffering from emphysema and a gun shot wound to his right hand, possibly dying from the former and is buried in Dundee (Balgay) Cemetery.  Prior to discharge he had been serving as a Labourer with 'E' Section, RAF Depot, Blandford.

12-May

2 Lt

KIME, GILBERT HENRY ERNEST

He died from septic pneumonia whilst serving with No 10 Sqn and is buried in Woodgrange Park Cemetery, East Ham.

12-May

Capt

WARMAN, CLIVE WILSON DSO, MC

He was killed whilst flying Avro 504, F8736 of No 81 Sqn, which crashed, reason not apparent and is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery.

13-May

2 Lt

CARTWRIGHT, JOHN WILLIAM PLUSH

He was killed whilst flying in Avro 504K, E9239 of the Artillery Co-operation School, which crashed, reason not apparent and is buried in Lower Cam (St Bartholomew) Churchyard.

13-May

Pte 2

ELLIS, DAVID CLARENCE (118248)

He had been discharged on 4 Sep 1918, cause unknown and is buried in Lampeter (St Peter) Churchyard.  Prior to discharge he had been training as a Driver at the RAF Depot, Blandford.

13-May

Boy

STEWART, NORMAN EMINGTON (330522)

He was serving at RAF Halton when he drowned whilst bathing at Weston Turville and is buried in Great Crosby (St Luke) Churchyard.

13-May

Lt

THORNHILL, ARCHIBALD GEORGE

He was killed whilst flying Avro 504K, E9239 of the Artillery Co-operation School, which crashed, reason not apparent and is buried in Lower Cam (St Bartholomew) Churchyard.

14-May

AC2

GALE, GEORGE (292430)

He died, cause unknown, whilst serving as a Labourer with the ACS at Pulham Airship Station and is buried in King Cross Methodist Chapelyard.

14-May

Lt

GIBBS, STANLEY

He died from injuries sustained in a flying accident whilst flying DH9, D7380 of 206 Sqn and is buried in Cologne Southern Cemetery.

14-May

AM2

HIGGINS, JOHN (196901)

He had been discharged on 23 Dec 1918 as being unfit for further service and died, cause unknown, at his home, Northbourne Street, Gateshead and is buried in Gateshead East Cemetery.   Prior to discharge he had been serving as a Fitter (General) with the RAF Depot, Blandford and No 57 Sqn before that.

14-May

AC1

McDONALD, ROBERT HAY (17836)

He died, cause unknown, whilst serving as a Shoemaker with the RAF Depot, Blandford and is buried in Hendon Cemetery.

14-May

Sgt

PAGE, ARTHUR BADEN (176156)

He was killed in a flying accident whilst flying in DH9, D7380 of 206 Sqn and is buried in Cologne Southern Cemetery.

15-May

Capt

JEFFERSON, ELGIE BLYTH BARWISE

He was killed/drowned whilst flying DH4, H5894 of No 1 Communication Sqn which force landed in the Channel whilst carrying dispatches to Paris and is buried in Dunkirk Town Cemetery.

15-May

2 Lt

JEMMESON, GEORGE EDWIN

He was killed whilst flying in an aircraft of No 221 Sqn, which crashed and burst into flames during a raid against Chechan and is commemorated on the Haidar Pasha Memorial.

15-May

Pte 2 (AC2)

JOHNSTON, GEORGE (125373)

He was serving aas a Labourer with No 10 Mechanical Transport Repair Depot when he was found hanged, having apparently committed suicide and is Kensal Green (All Souls') Cemetery.

15-May

AC2

RUNCIEMAN, ALEXANDER JOHN (145692)

He drowned at Denham Fisheries whilst bathing and is buried in Denham (St Mary) Churchyard.  At the time he was serving as a Batman with No 5 School of Aeronautics .

15-May

2 Lt

SMITH, HUGH CASSILLIS

He was killed whilst flying Snipe, E8139 of No 78 Sqn, which spun into the ground and is buried in Hornchurch (St Andrew) Churchyard.

15-May

Lt

TURNER, BERTRAM ERIC NELSON

He was killed whilst flying a DH9A aircraft of No 221 Sqn, which crashed and burst into flames during a raid against Chechan and is commemorated on the Haidar Pasha Memorial.

16-May

AM3 (AC2)

THORN, CHARLES (106421)

He died in 32 Stationary Hospital from miliary tuberculosis whilst serving as a Hydrogen Worker with No 2 Balloon Section, No 5 Balloon Company and is buried in Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille.

17-May

Pte 2 (AC2)

HARRISON, JOSEPH (310384)

He died in the Northumberland Military Hospital, Gosforth from pneumonia whilst serving as a trainee Wireless Operator with No 2 (Newcastle) Stores Distribution Park and is buried in Audenshaw Cemetery.

17-May

2 Lt

PRINCE, FREDERICK GEORGE

He was killed whilst flying in Handley Page O/400, D5439 of No 58 Sqn, which crashed on Centocelle aerodrome and is buried in Rome (Testaccio) Protestant Cemetery.

17-May

2 Lt

SPRATT, SIDNEY

He died from injuries sustained whilst flying in Handley Page O/400, D5439 of No 58 Sqn, which crashed on Centocelle aerodrome and is buried in Rome (Testaccio) Protestant Cemetery.

18-May

Clk 3 (AC2)

ATHERTON, FREDERICK (282558)

He was discharged through the Prees Heath Dispersal Centre on 7 Apr 1919 but the cause of his death is unknown at present and he is buried in Stalybridge (St Paul) Churchyard. Prior to discharge he was serving as a Clerk (Stores) with No 5 Stores Depot.

18-May

Pte 2 (AC2)

PAUL, JACK served as NEWMAN, J P (243215)

He was killed when he fell over a cliff at Mullion, whilst serving as a Wireless Operator with HQ, No 10 Group and is buried in Grade (St Grade and Holy Cross) Churchyard.

19-May

Capt

BARKER, LESLIE IVAN

A Flight Commander with No 7 Sqn, he was killed in a flying accident whilst flying a Bristol F2B of the unit and is buried in Cologne Southern Cemetery.  He had been due to be appointed to a Permanent Commission on 1 Aug 1919.

20-May

2 Lt

DAVIS, HARRY MM

He was killed in a flying accident in a Bristol F2B of No 59 Sqn and is buried in Cologne Southern Cemetery.

20-May

Pte 2

HILL, GEORGE (235727)

He had been discharged suffering from tuberculosis on 9 Oct 1918, from which he presumably died and is buried in Brighouse Cemetery.  At the time of his discharge he was serving as a Batman at S of HT (O), Greenwich.

20-May

Lt

McEACHRAN, NEIL

He was killed in a flying accident whilst flying as the observer in a Bristol F2B of No 59 Sqn at Duren and is buried in Cologne Southern Cemetery.

20-May

AM3 (AC2)

SEARLE, HENRY WALTER (93184)

He died whilst on demobilisation leave from the RAF Depot, as the result of tuberculosis of the larynx and is buried in Plumstead Cemetery.  Prior to discharge he had been serving as a Painter with No 2 Aircraft Depot. 

21-May

Pte 2 (AC2)

GRIFFEN, WILLIAM BERNARD (192642)

He died from Carcinoma oesophagus whilst serving as a Labourer with No 46 Training Depot Station and is buried in Smethwick (Uplands) Cemetery.

22-May

Maj

CARTER, ALBERT DESBRISAY

He was serving with No 123 Sqn and was killed whilst flying Fokker, 8482/18, which collapsed in the air as it pulled out of a dive, he is buried in Old Shoreham Cemetery.

22-May

Capt

ROWELL, WILLIAM CECIL

He died at the RAF Auxiliary Hospital, Eaton Square, London from septicaemia after having his leg amputated following an accident on 12 Nov 1918 whilst he was flying Camel, F2124, which collided with a hanger, he is buried in Wolborough (St Mary) Churchyard

24-May

AC1

BRISLEY, WALTER DANIEL ROBERT (106436)

He was admitted to hospital with bronchitis in December 1918 and then transferred to the UK where he died in Southmead Hospital, Bristol from heart disease and is buried in Margate Cemetery, Kent.  Prior to being invalided back to the UK he had been serving as a Coppersmith's Mate with the Base MT Repair Depot in France.

24-May

2 Lt

GEEKIE, ARCHIBALD

He was training as a pilot in the Middle East and died in 21 General Hospital from basal meningitis, he is buried in Alexandria (Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery.

24-May

Lt

JACOBI, EDWARD WILLIAM SYDNEY

He was killed in an aircraft crash near Aldeburgh, whilst flying DH6, C7829 of No. 1 Marine Observers' School, which collided with C6861 of the same unit and is buried in Aldeburgh (SS. Peter and Paul) Churchyard

24-May

AM3 (AC2)

STANLEY, GEORGE ROBERT (163155)

He died in the RAF Hospital, Halton from malignant endocarditis whilst serving as a Turner at the School of Technical Training (Halton) and is buried in Salford (Agecroft) Cemetery.

24-May

Lt

WRIGHT, CYRIL VICTOR CLARENCE

He died from injuries sustained in an aircraft crash near Aldeburgh, whilst flying DH6, C7829 of No. 1 Marine Observers' School, which collied with C6861 of the same unit and is buried in Aldeburgh (SS. Peter and Paul) Churchyard

25-May

Pte 2 (AC2)

RUTHERFURD, WILLIAM SELWYN (270982)

He had been discharged on 13 Jan 1919 as surplus to RAF requirements having become impaired since entry into the service, presumably dying from the impairment and is buried in Victoria (Ross Bay) Cemetery.

26-May

Capt

RAWLINGS, PERCY TOWNLEY DSC

He was serving at RAE Farnborough and died from injuries sustained whilst test flying the Tarrant Triplane and is buried in Highgate Cemetery.

26-May

AC2

SCOTT, ARTHUR (267521)

He died in Stowbridge Military Hospital, cause unknown, whilst serving as a Aircrafthand with the Wireless Experimental Establishment and is buried in Pedmore (St Peter) Churchyard.

26-May

Lt

WYATT, WILLIAM

He died from injuries sustained whilst flying DH6, C6861 of No 1 Marine Observers' School, which collided with DH6, C7829 and is buried in Aldeburgh (SS. Peter and Paul) Churchyard.

27-May

Flt Sgt

PRICHARD, WILLIAM JAMES (313868)

He died, cause unknown, in the Military Hospital, Sleaford whilst serving at Pulham Airship Station and is buried in St Arvans Churchyard.

28-May

Lt

CHISNALL, CHARLES ALAIN

He had served as an Observer and was probably an instructor with No 1 (Observer) School of Gunnery, Hythe when he relinquished his commission on 13 Apr 1919.  His cause of death is unknown but he is buried in Ripon Cemetery.

28-May

AC2

DOBBIN, ALBERT (298101)

He died in Halton General Hospital from pleurisy and pneumonia whilst training as a Fitter (Aero Engine) at the School of Technical Training, Halton Camp and is buried in Drumbo (Holy Trinity) Church of Ireland Churchyard.

28-May

Capt

DUNN, FREDERICK AFC

Having been transferred to the Unemployed List on 13 Jan 1919, he was serving at RAE Farnborough and died from injuries sustained whilst test flying the Tarrant Triplane and is buried in Farnborough (Victoria Road) Cemetery.

28-May

LAC

FORSTER, ERNEST WILSON (142131)

He was accidentally drowned at Bereznik whilst serving as a Wireless Mechanic in North Russia and is buried in Archangel Allied Cemetery.

28-May

Sgt

MART, JOSEPH WILLIAM (202660)

He died, cause unknown whilst serving as a Storeman with No 14 Balloon Base (Hythe) and is buried in Dover (St James's) Cemetery.

30-May

Capt

HAYNES, GEORGE WILLIAM NORMAN RIDSDALE

He was killed whilst flying a Bristol F2B of No 11 Sqn and is buried in Cologne Southern Cemetery.

 

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