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Casualties - August 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-Aug

Lt

HALL-SMITH, PHILIP

He was killed whilst flying Camel, F5014 of the Grand Fleet Aerial Gunnery and Fighting School, which spun into the ground at Leuchars and is buried in Leuchars Cemetery.

02-Aug

Lt

SWEETING, ALAN ERNEST

He was killed whilst flying FK8, A7442 of the Wireless Experimental Establishment (Biggin Hill) and is buried in Wednesfield (St Thomas) Churchyard Extension.

04-Aug

AC2

COOK, RICHARD NOAH (84508)

He had been discharged from No 10A Dispersal Centre on 24 Jul 1919 and died in King's College Hospital from a gastric ulcer and peritonitis, he is buried in Camberwell Old Cemetery.  Prior to discharge he had been serving as a Batman with No 79 Sqn.

04-Aug

AC2

GRIFFITHS, HAROLD (132896)

He died, cause unknown, in Mill Lane Military Hospital whilst serving as a Labourer at the Depot Detachment, Halton Camp and is buried in Higher Broughton (St John) Churchyard.

05-Aug

AC1

CROKE, MARTIN (288203)

He died in the RAF Hospital, Blandford from chronic nephritis, pleural effusion and congestion of the lungs and liver whilst serving as a Clerk (General) at the RAF Depot and is buried in Killea (Holy Cross) Catholic Churchyard.

05-Aug

AC1

MARSHALL, ALBERT EDWARD JOHN (243709)

He drowned through misadventure whilst serving as a Driver (Petrol) with No 1 Aeroplane Supply Depot and is buried in Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille.

08-Aug

Lt

KIRBY, ERIC JOHN CAMPBELL

He died from injuries sustained whilst flying Bristol F2B, E1902, which crashed in an attempted forced landing following n engine failure and is buried in Leuchars Cemetery.

09-Aug

AC2

JONES, CYRIL ARTHUR (63571)

He was serving as a Draughtsman with the MT Repair Depot at Harlescott, Shrewsbury when he drowned whilst bathing in the River Severn and is buried in Worcester (St John's) Cemetery.

10-Aug

Capt

D'ARCY-LEVY, JOHN MARTIN

He was reported missing whilst serving in North Russia and is commemorated on the Archangel Memorial.

10-Aug

AM2

FOWLER, CHARLES THOMAS (143976)

He was serving as a Batman at No 4 Store Depot (Ruislip) and was killed when he fell from a Crossley tender, he is buried in Ruislip (St Martin) Churchyard Extension.

10-Aug

Sgt

HEARSEY, GEORGE HENRY (204437)

He had been discharged on 22 May 1919 but his cause of death is currently unknown and he is buried in Willesden New Cemetery.  Prior to discharge he had been serving as a Blacksmith with Spinola APD, Malta.

11-Aug

AC2

EDGAR, ALEXANDER STODDART (156801)

He died in the Military Hospital, Grantham from miliary tuberculosis whilst serving as a Blacksmith with No 5 Training Sqn and is buried in Rothesay Cemetery.

11-Aug

Lt

McLEOD, SAMUEL EVANS SMITH

He was killed whilst flying in Porte Super Baby flying boat of No 4 Communication Sqn, which crashed on take off en-route to Africa and is buried in Felixstowe (SS. Peter and Paul) Churchyard.

11-Aug

Pte 2

OGDEN, FRANK (143409)

He accidentally drowned while bathing in a pool near the station whilst was serving as a Batman with No 117 Sqn at RAF Tern Hill and is buried in Stoke-upon-Tern (St Peter) Church Cemetery.

13-Aug

Lt

MOORE, JAMES GORDON

He died in Palace Green Hospital from burns sustained on 18 Oct 1918 when the DH9 of No 4 Communication Sqn he was flying in crashed following a spin from 20,000 ft near Boulogne.  Thrown clear on impact he received his burns whilst attempting to rescue the pilot and is buried in Hampstead Cemetery.

13-Aug

Lt

TAYLOR, NORMAN SAMUEL

He died from a fractured skull at Kolvisto whilst serving aboard HMS Vindictive and is commemorated on the Archangel Memorial.

14-Aug

2 Lt

MORRIS, HERBERT STANLEY

He was killed whilst flying Bristol F2B, C4879 of the Netheravon Flying School and is buried in Kensal Green (St Mary's) Roman Catholic Cemetery.

15-Aug

Capt

EVERSDEN, ROBERT ERNEST

He was serving with No 47 Sqn and was killed in an accident, not flying, on the airfield at Ekaterindal and is commemorated on the Haidar Pasha Memorial

15-Aug

Lt

HEMSWORTH, GORE WILLIAM

He was killed whilst flying SE5A, F9123 of No 1 Aeroplane Supply Depot, which was lost on this date and is buried in Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille.

16-Aug

Pte 2 (AC2)

MILLETT, ERNEST (263812)

He died in Blandford Military Hospital, cause unknown whilst serving as a Fabric Worker with the RAF Depot Detachment, Halton Camp, having recently returned from 38 Sqn and is buried in Walsall (Ryecroft) Cemetery.

18-Aug

AC2

FAIRLESS, WILLIAM STEWART (329990)

He was killed, presumably accidentally whilst serving as a Motor Cyclist with No 7 Stores Depot (Doncaster) and his buried in York Cemetery.

18-Aug

AM2 (AC1)

MITCHELL, FRANCIS FORBES (126214)

He died in Uxbridge Military Hospital from septic meningitis whilst serving as an Armourer at No 2 Depot (Uxbridge) and is buried in East Lulworth (St Andrew) Churchyard.

19-Aug

LAC

WEBB, BERNARD PERCY NORLEY (46533)

He died in the General Hospital, Alexandria from lobar pneumonia whilst serving as a Fitter (Aero Engine) with No 'X' Sqn, Aboukir and is buried in Alexandria (Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery.

20-Aug

Sgt

CLARK, DUNCAN JAMES SIDNEY (317801)

He had been discharged on 21 Mar 1919 whilst training as a pilot with No 75 Training Sqn but died as the result of a fall sustained whilst serving in the Army and is buried in Marton (St Paul) Church Burial Ground.

20-Aug

Lt

EVANS, RICHARD RALPH

He was killed in a flying accident whilst flying a Bristol F2B of No 5 Sqn and is buried in Cologne Southern Cemetery.

20-Aug

2 Lt

LE MOINE, CLAUDE MELVIN

He was killed whilst flying Short 184, N9090 seaplane which failed to recover from a spin during an ait test whilst serving in North Russia and is buried in Archangel Allied Cemetery.

20-Aug

Lt

LIMERICK, VICTOR

He died from injuries sustained in a flying accident whilst flying in a Bristol F2B of No 5 Sqn and is buried in Cologne Southern Cemetery.

20-Aug

Pte 2

POLSON, CROMERTIE SUTHERLAND LEVESON GOWER (126338)

A Cook, he had been discharged on 10 Nov 1918 as being unfit for further service but his cause of death is currently unknown and is buried in Nairn Cemetery.

21-Aug

Lt

HARBORD, LIONEL ANTHONY

He was serving at the Aircraft Park, India when he committed suicide by shooting himself in the head, he is commemorated on the Karachi 1914-1918 War Memorial.

21-Aug

Lt

KANN, RAYMOND VICTOR

He was killed whilst flying Snipe, E6200 of the Central Flying School, which crashed after stalling in a climbing turn and is buried in Hampstead Cemetery.

22-Aug

AM2 (AC1)

WEEKS, WILLIAM CECIL (404283)

A Driver (MT), he died from malaria whilst serving with No 114 Sqn and is commemorated on the Delhi Memorial (India Gate).

24-Aug

AC2

GOULD, A C JOSEPH (169117)

He died in 6th General Hospital, Dieppe from pleurisy whilst serving as a Labourer with the Port Depot (Dieppe) and is buried in St Sever Cemetery. Extension, Rouen.

25-Aug

Capt

MacDOUGALL, DUGALD DFC

He was serving on board HMS Pegasus but detached to HMS Glowworm and was killed whilst the ship's company was fighting a fire on a barge containing ammunition, which exploded, he is buried in Archangel Allied Cemetery.

26-Aug

Capt

MOCATTA, FREDERICK ELIAS

He was serving in the Directorate of Aircraft Production and died at home, 49 Hamilton Terrace, St John's Wood, following an operation for an abscess on the brain and is buried in Golders Green Jewish Cemetery.

27-Aug

2 Lt

LINKLETTER, SILAS MONTAGUE

He died in the Cottage Hospital, Southport from tuberculosis and peritonitis whilst serving with No 2 Sqn and is buried in Southport (St Cuthbert) Churchyard.

28-Aug

Capt

McLENNAN, JOHN LAWRENCE MC

He died from injuries sustained whilst flying in DH9, E8994 of No 47 Sqn during service in Southern Russia, he was originally buried at Ekakarinador but is now commemorated on the Haidar Pasha Memorial.

30-Aug

Cpl

FOLLY, REGINALD ARTHUR (6801)

He died as the result of a cycle accident whilst serving as a Fitter (General) with No 2 Base Mechanical Transport Reserve Depot and is buried in Longuenesse (St Omer) Souvenir Cemetery.

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