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Casualties - June 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.

02-Jun

Pte 1

BALDWIN, WILLIAM GEORGE (33194)

He had been discharged on 3 May 1918 suffering from a gastric ulcer but his cause of death is unknown and is buried in Abbots Langley (St Lawrence) Churchyard.  Prior to discharge he had been serving as a Batman at the RAF Depot, Blandford.

02-Jun

Capt

RAVEN, CHARLES HENRY REGINALD EARLE

He was serving as a Technical Officer with the Directorate of Aircraft Production at the Air Ministry when he was killed in a motor cycle accident when his machine was hit a lorry of the Army Service Corps at a dangerous crossroads, he is buried in Feltham Cemetery.

03-Jun

AM1

HARTLEY, WILLIAM (23440)

He had been discharged on 8 Apr 1919 after being admitted to East Leeds Hospital on 17 Feb 1919, presumably dying from whatever he was suffering from and he is buried in Adel (St John The Baptist) Churchyard.  Prior to being taken ill he had served as a Driver with No 54 Sqn.

03-Jun

Lt Col

WALKER, HOWARD NAPIER OBE, MC

He died in the RAF Central Hospital in Finchley from the effects of wounds he had suffered in 1914 and is buried in Plymouth (Efford) Cemetery.  Prior to being admitted to hospital he was serving as a Staff Officer 1st Class with the Directorate of Training at the Air Ministry.

04-Jun

Cpl

ROYSTON, JOHN (20696)

He died from a fractured skull sustained in an accident on the main road from Purley to Epsom and is buried in Charlton Cemetery, Greenwich.  At the time he was serving as an Instrument Repairer with the Wireless Experimental Establishment. 

05-Jun

2 Lt

PALLISTER, LESLIE HARRY

He had been training as a pilot when he was transferred to the Unemployed List on 30 Apr 1919 and his cause of death is unknown but he is buried in Littleton (St Mary Magdalene) Churchyard.

06-Jun

2 Lt

CLARKE, FRED

He died from injuries sustained the previous day whilst flying Bristol F2B, F4669 of No 105 Sqn, which failed to recover from a spin and is buried in Reigate Cemetery.

06-Jun

Boy

FALCONER, ROBERT JOHN (157191)

He was died in Lincoln County Hospital from influenza, whilst serving with the Boys' Training Wing RAF Cranwell and is buried in Perth (Wellshill) Cemetery.

07-Jun

Pte 2 (AC2)

LAMSDALE, FREDERICK CHESTERTON (124323)

He had been discharged on 18 Feb 1919 from the Dispersal Centre, Clipstone, his cause of death being unknown at present and is buried in Stone Cemetery, Staffordshire.  Prior to discharge he had been serving as a Batman with No 6 School of Aeronautics. 

08-Jun

Lt

BANNERMAN, GILBERT GUNN

He was killed whilst flying as the observer in DH9A, E9898 of No 110 Sqn, which was involved in a flying accident, he is buried in Belgrade Cemetery.

08-Jun

Pte 2 (AC2)

ROSS, WILLIAM (129330)

He died in Dundee Royal Infirmary, cause unknown whilst serving as a Batman at the Seaplane Station (Dundee) and is buried in Dundee Eastern Necropolis.

08-Jun

Lt

WILSON, WILLIAM NICHOL

He was killed whilst flying DH9A, E9898 of No 110 Sqn, which was involved in a flying accident, he is buried in Belgrade Cemetery.

09-Jun

Cdt

REID, WILLIAM SCOTT

He had been training as a pilot in Egypt when he was demobilised in Apr 1919, embarking for the UK on 1 May but died in the Cottage Hospital, Hawick from a ruptured liver sustaining in a bus accident and is buried in Selkirk (Shawfield) Cemetery.

10-Jun

Cpl

FINCH, FENIMORE VICTOR (131862)

He died in the Cottage Hospital, Cobham, cause unknown, whilst serving as a Fitter (Aero Engine) at the School of Technical Training, Halton and is buried in Esher (Cobham) Cemetery.

10-Jun

AC2

NEARNE, CHRISTOPHER (277263)

He was probably on demobilisation leave when he died, cause unknown, and is buried in Birmingham (Lodge Hill) Cemetery.  Prior to his dispersal he had been serving as a Labourer with No 199 Training Sqn.

10-Jun

Cpl

WHARTON, THOMAS STANLEY (217552)

He died from burns to his hands and legs sustained whilst serving as a Labourer with No 207 Sqn and is buried in Cologne Southern Cemetery.

11-Jun

Lt

INGLEBY, JOHN SEYMOUR

He was killed whilst flying DH10, E6043 of No 14 Aircraft Acceptance Park, which crashed on landing either due to an engine failure or the mismanagement of the throttles, he is buried Sonning (St Andrew) Churchyard.

12-Jun

Lt

PAULL, JOSEPH ALBERT AFC

He was serving in a supernumerary capacity at HQ No 13 Group and was killed whilst flying Avro 504K, F8985  which was blown into the ground by a gust of wind, he is buried in Worcester (Astwood) Cemetery.

13-Jun

LAC

NOURSE, PERCY L (85797)

He died in 27 General Hospital, Cairo from nephritis whist serving as a Fitter (Aero Engine) at No 5 Fighting School and is buried in Cairo War Memorial Cemetery.

15-Jun

AM3 (AC2)

BOTTOMLEY, WILLIAM RUSSELL (124238)

He was serving as a Turner with No 47 Sqn and died in the Stationary Hospital, Abbeville from syncope due to compound fractures of both legs sustained in a railway accident, he is buried in Abbeville Communal Cemetery. Extension.

15-Jun

Lt

GATTENS, CHARLES

He was killed whilst flying RE8, B6659 of No 63 Sqn, cause unknown and is buried in  Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery.

15-Jun

Sgt

LINDLEY, HIRST (20845)

A Fitter (Aero Engine), he was killed whilst flying in RE8, B6659 of No 63 Sqn, cause unknown and is buried in  Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery.

16-Jun

Lt

CLARK, HARRY THOMAS

He was killed in a flying accident whilst flying SE5A, 8709? of No 84 Sqn and is buried in Cologne Southern Cemetery.

16-Jun

AM3 (AC2)

DREWELL, ALBERT EDWARD (119909)

He died in the Central Military Hospital, Eastbourne, cause unknown, whilst serving as a Wireless Operator with No 2 Balloon Training Wing and is buried in Eastbourne (Ocklynge) Cemetery.

16-Jun

Sgt

FISHER, GEORGE (20755)

He was drowned accidentally whilst serving as a Fitter (Aero Engine) with No 29 Sqn and is commemorated on the Arras Flying Services Memorial.

17-Jun

AM1 (LAC)

ANDREWS, HERBERT WILLIAM (10937)

He had been discharged on 30 Apr 1919 suffering from pulmonary tuberculosis, from he presumably died and is buried in New Brentford Cemetery.  Prior to discharge he had served as a Fitter (Aero Engine) with the Reinforcement Wing.

18-Jun

LAC (Act Cpl)

DARE, SAMUEL (29829)

He was serving as a Batman at the Central Flying School and died suddenly from a cerebral haemorrhage, he is buried in Upavon Cemetery.

18-Jun

AC1

HASEMORE, ARTHUR SIDNEY (409046)

He died in the Station Hospital, Lahore from heat stroke whilst serving as a Wireless Operator with No 114 Sqn and is commemorated on the Karachi 1914-1918 War Memorial.

18-Jun

2 Lt

STEWART, GEORGE S.

No details on this officer have been found but he was buried in Akron (Glendale) Cemetery.

19-Jun

Capt

LYSTER-SMYTHE, RICHARD LITTON

He was serving with HQ, Palestine Brigade when he drowned whilst bathing in Jaffa and is buried in the Ramleh War Cemetery.

20-Jun

Pte 2 (AC2)

HADKISS, FREDERICK (218769)

He had been discharged on 28 Sep 1918 suffering from tuberculosis of the lung, from which he presumably died and is buried in Edmonton Cemetery, Middlesex.  Prior to being discharged he had served as a Batman at Otranto.

21-Jun

Lt

KNIGHT, CLARENCE RAYMOND WENTWORTH

He died in captivity from wounds sustained after being hit by ground fire during an attack on Bolshevik troops at Topsa and is buried in Archangel Allied Cemetery.

21-Jun

AC2

PEEPS, CHARLES WILLIAM (145643)

He died in 4 Stationary Hospital from acute gastritis whilst serving asa Labourer at the Reinforcement Park and is buried in Longuenesse (St Omer) Souvenir Cemetery.

22-Jun

Lt Col

BODDAM-WHETHAM, ARTHUR COURTNEY DSO

He was serving as a staff officer at HQ, Middle East and was seriously injured whilst flying in Bristol F2B, C4728 of No 111 Sqn, which side-slipped into a spin from a steep turn at low level following an engine failure.  He died on the way to hospital and was buried with full military honours in Ramleh War Cemetery.

22-Jun

Lt

MILLS, JOHN MCFARLANE DENHOLM

He was killed whilst flying Bristol F2B, C4728 of No 111 Sqn, which side-slipped into a spin from a steep turn at low level following an engine failure and is buried in Ramleh War Cemetery.

23-Jun

LAC

GREGORY, FRED (33846)

He died in the Bermondsey Military Hospital from valvular disease of the heart and is buried in Westhoughton Cemetery.  Prior to his return to the UK he had served as a Fitter (Instrument) with No 2 Aircraft Depot.

23-Jun

Lt

TURKINGTON, IVAN

He was killed in an accident whilst flying a Dolphin of No 79 Sqn and is buried in Cologne Southern Cemetery.

24-Jun

AC1

MUNDY, THOMAS WILLIAM VICTOR (115143)

He died in 4 Stationary Hospital from gall stones whilst serving asa Driver with No 10 Reserve Lorry Park and is buried in Longuenesse (St Omer) Souvenir Cemetery.

25-Jun

AC2

DAVIES, ALFRED JOHN (166821)

He was serving as a Labourer with No 8 Tent Detachment and died in No 30 Casualty Clearing Station from acute peritonitis, he is buried in Marcinelle New Communal Cemetery.

25-Jun

AC2

GRIFFITHS, TITUS (241338)

He was probably on demobilisation leave from the Dispersal Centre at Crystal Palace when he died, cause unknown, and is buried in Wednesbury Cemetery, prior to which he had served as a Fitter (Aero Engine) at Eastchurch.

25-Jun

LAC

HAZELWOOD, ROBERT BARTLETT (125921)

He had been discharged from the Forvant Dispersal Centre on 18 Mar 1919 but is cause of death is currently unknown and he is buried in Brixham (St Mary) Churchyard.  Prior to discharge he was serving as a Carpenter with No 31 Training Depot Station.

25-Jun

AC2

POOLE, MAURICE ARTHUR (160690)

He died, cause unknown, whilst serving as a Fitter (General) with 'X' Aircraft Depot and is buried in Alexandria (Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery.

26-Jun

AM1

CROSSLEY, FRED WILLIAM (70983)

He had been discharged on 26 Jun 1918 whilst serving as a Rigger with No 44 Wing and died from heart failure and is buried in Amherst (Christ Church) Cemetery.

26-Jun

Maj

FEARNSIDES, EDWIN GRAVES

He had been transferred to the Unemployed List on 31 May 1919 but his cause of death is unknown at present and he is buried in Four Mile Bridge (or Pont Rhyd Bont) Wesleyan Chapelyard.  Prior to his transfer he had been training as a Medical Officer at the Medical Officers' School of Instruction.

26-Jun

2 Lt

FOWLER, DONALD ALEXANDER

He was serving at HQ, 6th Bde and was killed whilst flying in Avro 504K, H1947 No 1 Wireless Sqn which stalled in a turn in order to regain the aerodrome, he is buried in Bedford Cemetery, Bedfordshire.

26-Jun

AC2

SHIRLEY, WALTER (101995)

He died in the Clearing Station Hospital, Hamadan from an abscess of the liver whilst serving as a Fitter (Aero Engine) with No 63 Sqn and is buried in Tehran War Cemetery.

26-Jun

AC1

WOOLLAND, RICHARD JOHN (139546)

He was serving as a Tailor at the Equipment and Personnel Depot, Blandford, when he committed suicide by hanging himself and is buried Ford Park Cemetery (Formerly Plymouth Old Cemetery (Pennycomequick).

27-Jun

Capt

FRY, ALFRED ANDREW  MBE

He was serving as an Admin Officer with HQ, No 12 Wing when he died from chronic nephritis at home and is buried in Esher (Christ Church) Churchyard.

27-Jun

AC2

LAVILLE, WILLIAM (123473)

He died from heart failure whilst serving as a Labourer with No 8 Sqn and is buried in Spa Communal Cemetery.

27-Jun

Sgt

WITHERS, ERNEST WILLIAM (4890)

He died in the Station Hospital, Risalpur from heatstroke whilst serving as a Fitter (Aero Engine) with No 20 Sqn and is commemorated on the Karachi 1914-1918 War Memorial.

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