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Casualties - July 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-Jul

Boy

COLLETT, ERNEST JOSEPH (328156)

He died in the Auxiliary Military Hospital, Blandford from pulmonary tuberculosis whilst serving as a Boy with the Boys' Section, RAF Depot, Blandford and is buried in Blandford Cemetery.

02-Jul

AC1

SCUDDER, HENRY WILLIAM (227344)

He was killed by an enemy mine whilst serving as a Fitter (Aero Engine) with the Dwina River Force in North Russia and is commemorated on the Archangel Memorial.

02-Jul

2 Lt

UNDERWOOD, FREDERICK NELSON

He was drowned when Camel, N7147 of HMS Furious, which he was flying spun into the sea from 200 ft and is buried in Edinburgh (Comely Bank) Cemetery.

03-Jul

AC2

HASSALL, CHARLES (113335)

He had been discharged on 6 Apr 1919 but died from pneumonia and injuries sustained in an accident at Snodland Cement Works and is buried in Snodland Cemetery.  Prior to discharge he had been serving as a Fitter (General) with the Engine Repair Shops.

03-Jul

AC1

SHEATH, WALTER (408410)

He was possibly on leave in the UK when he died, cause unknown, whilst serving as a Rigger (Aero) with a training unit in Egypt and is buried in Whitwell New Burial Ground.

03-Jul

AC2

SMITH, THOMAS HENRY (243937)

He died from appendicitis whilst serving as a Fitter (Aero Engine) with the North Russia Expedition and is commemorated on the Archangel Memorial.

04-Jul

AC2

GREEN, CHARLES JAMES TYRRELL (331185)

He serving as an Aircrafthand and died from injuries sustained in a railway accident in France whilst en-route to Russia, he is buried in Les Gonards Cemetery, Versailles

04-Jul

Lt

MATURIN, WILLIAM HENRY

He had resigned his commission on 3 July 1918 whilst serving at the Air Ministry and committed suicide a year later, he is buried in Portsmouth (Kingston) Cemetery.

06-Jul

AC1

COOPER, GERALD ALFRED (106303)

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

06-Jul

AC1

PAYNE, HORATIO ALFRED (232877)

He died from injuries sustained in a motor accident in France whilst serving as a Batman with HQ, 11th Wing and is buried in Cologne Southern Cemetery.

07-Jul

AC2

CAYGILL, GEORGE (297507)

He died from a revolver inflicted wound, cause unknown, whilst serving as a Driver (Petrol) with No 106 Sqn and is buried in Bedale (St Gregory) Churchyard.

07-Jul

Lt

NAYLOR, LEYLAND ASHWELL

He had relinquished his commission on 29 Dec 1918 on ceasing to be seconded to the RAF and later drowned, he is buried in Winnipeg (Elmwood) Cemetery.  Prior to leaving the RAF he had been an observer with No 100 Sqn.

09-Jul

Lt

HALL, CLIFFORD

He was killed whilst flying O/400, D5491 of No 214 Sqn, which caught fire in the air and is buried in Mazargues War Cemetery, Marseilles.

09-Jul

Lt

SUMNER, FRANCIS CYRIL

He was killed whilst flying O/400, D4591 of No 214 Sqn, which crashed at Trets near Draguignam in France and is buried in Mazargues War Cemetery, Marseilles.

10-Jul

Cpl

FLINTOFT, ELTON HUMPHERUS (44937)

A Fitter (Aero Engine), he was killed whilst flying O/400, D4591 of No 214 Sqn, which crashed at Trets near Draguignam in France and is buried in Mazargues War Cemetery, Marseilles

10-Jul

AC2

HAWKINS, WILLIAM (265621)

He died, cause unknown, whilst serving as a Labourer with No 40 Training Sqn (which had been redesignated No 61 TDS in Dec 1918) and is buried in Shiplake (SS. Peter and Paul) Churchyard.

10-Jul

Cpl

JAFFE, LOUIS HYMAN (29637)

A Rigger (Aero), he was killed whilst flying O/400, D4591 of No 214 Sqn, which crashed at Trets near Draguignam in France and is buried in Mazargues War Cemetery, Marseilles

10-Jul

AC2

JONES, JOHN EDWARD (21298)

He died from lobar pneumonia in France whilst serving as a Driver with No 207 Sqn and is buried in Cologne Southern Cemetery.

10-Jul

AC1

WHITE, ERNEST FREDERICK GEORGE (62145)

He died in the Station Hospital, Risalpur whilst serving as a Rigger (Aero) with No 20 Sqn and is commemorated on the Karachi 1914-1918 War Memorial.  He had previously served as an Instrument Repairer.

11-Jul

Lt

DEVONSHIRE, FERAY VULLIAMY

He was reported missing whilst flying a BE2 but was confirmed as being killed nine days later near the Afghan frontier and is commemorated on the Delhi Memorial (India Gate).

11-Jul

Boy

DRING, BERTRAM FREDERIC (327133)

He died, cause unknown, whilst serving at the Boys' Training School, Eastchurch and is buried in Leysdown (St Clement) Churchyard.

12-Jul

AM1

BELZARD, R B DFM He served as BROCK (212506)

He served as a Magneto Repairer at Polegate before being repatriated to Canada, where he drowned in the Muskobea Lakes, Northern Ontario and is buried in Hamilton Cemetery.

12-Jul

Clk 3 (AC2)

EDGAR, ALFRED CARLISLE (196691)

He had been discharged on 4 Mar 1919 but his cause of death is unknown and he is buried in Exeter Higher Cemetery.  Prior to discharge he had served asa Clerk (General) with the Centrel Pay Office.

13-Jul

Pte 1 (LAC)

MAYLAND, FREDERICK WILLIAM (121711)

He had been discharged on 29 May 1919 but his cause of death is unknown and he is buried in Newcastle-under-Lyme Cemetery.  Prior to discharge he had been serving as a Shoemaker at No 2 Cadet Wing.

14-Jul

Pte 1 (AC1)

BERESFORD, WILLIAM (91930)

He had been discharged from the Dispersal Centre, Ripon on 6 Apr 1919 but the cause of his death is unknown and he is buried in Newcastle-upon-Tyne (Byker and Heaton) Cemetery.  Prior to discharge he had served as a Labourer with No 1 Training Depot Station.

14-Jul

Lt

BIZIOU, HENRY ARTHUR RICHARD DFC

He was killed whilst flying SE5A, D7014 of the RAE (Experimental Sqn), which collided with E3651 and is buried in Aldershot Military Cemetery.

14-Jul

Flt Sgt

HAINING, WALLACE CORSON (21713)

He died in the War Hospital, Napsbury, St Albans from lobar pneumonia whilst serving as a Clerk (General) with No 2 Stores Depot and is buried in Greenwich Cemetery.

14-Jul

Capt

TONKS, ADRIAN JAMES BOSWELL

He died from injuries sustained whilst flying Pup, C480 of No 80 Sqn and is buried in Alexandria (Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery.

15-Jul

AC1

CAMERON, FREDERICK

He was drowned whilst flying in North Sea Airship No XI, which caught fire and fell into the sea, during a mine sweeper operation, he is commemorated on the Hollybrook Memorial, Southampton.

15-Jul

LAC

CONNELLY, THOMAS (220367)

He was drowned whilst flying as a Wireless Operator in North Sea Airship No XI, which caught fire and fell into the sea, during a mine sweeper operation and is commemorated on the Hollybrook Memorial, Southampton.

15-Jul

Capt

ELLIOTT, ARTHUR STANLEY DSC

He was reported missing and is presumed to have been killed whilst flying in HM Airship, NS11, he is commemorated on the Hollybrook Memorial, Southampton

15-Jul

AC2

JACQUES, ALFRED THOMAS (240902)

He was drowned whilst flying as a Wireless Operator in North Sea Airship No XI, which caught fire and fell into the sea, during a mine sweeper operation, he is commemorated on the Hollybrook Memorial, Southampton.

15-Jul

AC2

JARRETT, THOMAS GEORGE (220797)

He was drowned whilst flying as a Fitter (Aero-Engine) in North Sea Airship No XI, which caught fire and fell into the sea, during a mine sweeper operation, he is commemorated on the Hollybrook Memorial, Southampton.

15-Jul

Lt

KYNASTON, JOHN VALENTINE

He died from injuries sustained in a motor cycle accident the previous day whilst serving with as pilot No 14 Training Depot Station and is buried in Durrington Cemetery.

15-Jul

Sgt

LEWRY, CHARLES HENRY FORD (313806)

He is believed to have drowned whislt flying in Airship NS11 of the Airship Experimental Station at Pulham, which caught fire in the air and crashed into the sea, he is buried in Gosport (Ann's Hill) Cemetery.  His records have not yet been found.

15-Jul

Flt Sgt

O'CONNOR, CHARLES (202460)

Although he had remustered as a Driver (Petrol), he was probably acting in his previous trade of Fitter (Aero Engine) when he was drowned whilst flying in North Sea Airship No XI, which caught fire and fell into the sea, during a mine sweeper operation, he is commemorated on the Hollybrook Memorial, Southampton.

15-Jul

Sgt

WAGHORN, PERCY JAMES (202161)

He was drowned whilst flying as a Rigger (Airship) in North Sea Airship No XI, which caught fire and fell into the sea, during a mine sweeper operation, he is commemorated on the Hollybrook Memorial, Southampton.

15-Jul

Capt

WARNEFORD, WALTER KEMEYS FRANCIS

He was drowned whilst flying in North Sea Airship No XI, which caught fire and fell into the sea, during a mine sweeper operation, he is commemorated on the Hollybrook Memorial, Southampton.

17-Jul

AM3 (AC2)

RICHARDS, THOMAS LAUNDER (102886)

He had been a Rigger (Aero) a No 2 (Northern) Aircraft Repair Depot but was awaiting discharge at the Crystal Palace Dispersal Centre when he died, cause unknown, and is buried in Croydon (Mitcham Road) Cemetery.

17-Jul

AC2

SIMPSON, WILLIAM ORAM (298890)

He was accidentally drowned whilst serving as a Wireless Operator with the Advanced section of No 1 Aircraft Supply Depot and is buried in Cologne Southern Cemetery.

17-Jul

Mem

SMITH, ANNIE GERTRUDE (31366)

A member of the WRAF, she is buried in Smethwick (Uplands) Cemetery.

17-Jul

Capt

WRIGHT, JAMES TURSTEN

An Admin Officer at Barrow, he died from injuries sustained in a motor cycle accident on 25 May and is buried in Barrow-in-Furness Cemetery.

18-Jul

Capt

CAIN, RICHARD CLAUDE

He was killed whilst flying DH10, E5557 of No 2 Aircraft Acceptance Park, which crashed and burst into flames at Hendon, he is buried in Kirk Malew (St Malew) Churchyard.

18-Jul

AC2

GRIFFITHS, THOMAS HAROLD (189597)

A Fitter (Aero engine), he was killed whilst flying in DH10, E5557 of No 2 Aircraft Acceptance Park, which crashed and burst into flames at Hendon and is buried in Erdington (St Barnabas) Churchyard

20-Jul

2 Lt

GONDRE, JEAN

He is believed to have drowned after crashing into a barge in Fairey IIIC, N9251 of No 48 Sqn and is commemorated on the Archangel Memorial.

22-Jul

LAC

ENGLAND, CHARLES HENRY (249558)

He was serving as a Rigger (Aero) on board HMS Vindictive and accidentally drowned whilst bathing in the Gulf of Finland, he is commemorated on the Archangel Memorial.

22-Jul

Pte 2 (AC2)

KENT, ALBERT EDWARD (278981)

He was discharged on 13 Jun 1919 as being physically unfit and died from tuberculosis of the lung, he is buried in Sandown-Shanklin (Shanklin) Cemetery.  Prior to discharge he had been whilst serving as a Labourer with No 59 Training Depot Station.

23-Jul

Lt

CROUCHER, RICHARD

He was serving with No 111 Sqn and died from spinal injuries sustained three days previously after slipping during a dive whilst bathing, he is buried in Ismailia War Memorial Cemetery.

23-Jul

Pte 2 (AC2)

DAMMS, JOSEPH (294631)

He died as the result of a bomb explosion whilst serving as a Fitter (Aero Engine) with 'A' Flight, North Russia Expedition and is buried in Archangel Allied Cemetery.

23-Jul

Sgt

HALL, HENRY JOHN (209947)

He died in the RAMC Hospital, Petrovsk, cause unknown, whilst serving as a Rigger (Aero) with No 221 Sqn and is commemorated on the Haidar Pasha Memorial

23-Jul

Cpl

WILLIAMS, WILLIAM (165358)

He died, cause unknown, whilst serving as a Disciplinarian with the Airship Training Wing, Cranwell and is buried in Cranwell (St Andrew) Churchyard.

24-Jul

Lt

CROSS, RUSSELL WILFRED

He had been transferred to the Unemployed List on 1 May 1919 but his cause of death is currently unknown and he is buried in Winnipeg (Elmwood) Cemetery.  Prior to discharge he had been a PoW, having been captured in 1917 whilst an observer with No 11 Sqn.

24-Jul

AC2

DILLON, WILLIAM HENRY (188021)

He died in the Military Hospital, Shorncliffe, cause unknown, whilst serving as a Labourer with No 8 Aircraft Acceptance Park and is buried in Islington Cemetery and Crematorium.

24-Jul

AC2

HEARN, JAMES DAVID (286902)

He died, cause unknown, whilst serving as a Fitter (Aero Engine) with No 16 Aircraft Acceptance Park and is buried in Leamington (Whitnash Road) Cemetery.

24-Jul

Flt Sgt

RICHARDS, FRANK (210960)

He died in 32 Stationary Hospital from injuries sustained in an accident whilst serving as a Rigger  (Aero) with No 1 Aeroplane Supply Depot and is buried in Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille.

25-Jul

Lt

COLLINGE, CHARLES INGHAM

He was serving with No 216 Sqn and was killed when he fell in the sea at Monterosso, he is buried in Ravenna War Cemetery.

25-Jul

AC1

PLOWMAN, REGINALD ERNEST STEPHEN (48069)

He died at Cheltenham general Hospital from osteomyelitis of the skull whilst serving as a Shoemaker with the Depot Detachment, Halton Camp and is buried in Esher (Christ Church) Churchyard.

25-Jul

Sgt

SUTTON, GEORGE (34864)

He was killed in a flying accident whilst serving as a Pilot with No 1 Aeroplane Supply Depot, prior to which he had been a Fitter (General) and is buried in Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille.

26-Jul

Lt

CONATY, DESMOND GEORGE

He died from injuries sustained in a flying accident on 23 July, aircraft and circumstances currently unknown, whilst serving with No 16 Training Depot Station and is buried in Alexandria (Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery.

26-Jul

Lt

LOUPINSKY, JAHOFF

He was killed in a starting accident whilst serving with No 38 Training Sqn and is buried in Doncaster Hyde Park Cemetery.

27-Jul

Pte 1

COLLINS, DAVID (115543)

He had been discharged as unfit or further service on 13 Nov 1918, but the cause of his death is currently unknown and is buried in Edinburgh (Dalry) Cemetery.  Prior to discharge he had served as a Labourer with No 2 Balloon Training Wing.

29-Jul

Maj

WHITE, EVELYN NEVILLE LEWIS

He was serving as an Equipment Officer with the Controller-General of Civil Aviation at the Air Ministry but died at home from pulmonary peritoneal tuberculosis and is buried in Forrabury (St Symphorian) Churchyard.

29-Jul

AC1

WOODWARD, FRANK WEBSTER (401176)

He died, cause unknown, whilst serving as a Rigger (Aero) with HQ, No 2 Group and is buried in Epsom Cemetery.

30-Jul

AM2

ROCHESTER, THOMAS (296167)

He had been discharged on 15 Feb 1919 but his cause of death is currently unknown and he is buried in Blaydon Cemetery.  Prior to discharge he had served as a Turner with the Naval Base Devonport.

30-Jul

AC1

STALKER, THOMAS (60774)

He died, cause unknown, whilst serving as a Motor Cyclist with HQ, 11th Wing and is buried in Holme (Holy Trinity) Churchyard.

31-Jul

Flt Sgt

BENNETT, ALFRED (33170)

He had been discharged as a Fitter (Aero Engine) from the Depot Detachment (Halton Camp) on 13 Feb 1919 but his cause of death is currently unknown and he is buried in Leicester (Belgrave) Cemetery.

31-Jul

2 Lt

IRELAND, EDWARD

He was serving with the Airship Training Wing (Cranwell) but was killed whilst flying as a passenger in Bristol F2B, E1969, which crashed after stalling in a climbing turn at low level and is buried in Liverpool (Toxteth Park) Cemetery.

31-Jul

Lt

ROBERTS, WILLIAM ALEXANDER

He was killed whilst flying Bristol F2B, E1969 of RAF Cranwell, which dived into the ground after stalling in a climbing turn and is buried in Shirebrook Cemetery.

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