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Casualties - October 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-Oct

Plt Off

CLARKE, JOSEPH MC

He was serving with No 99 Sqn and was flying DH9A, J585 which crashed at Ambala on this date.  He is commemorated on the Kirkee 1914-1918 Memorial.

02-Oct

Fg Off

SHEPARD, FREDERICK HUBERT GUY AFC

He died from injuries sustained whilst flying DH4, F5783 of No 1 Communication Sqn, which crashed in a forced landing on a football field in Newcastle upon Tyne and is buried in Cowley (St Laurence) Churchyard.

02-Oct

Sgt

SPONG, MAYNARD GEORGE (11010)

He was killed whilst flying in DH9, J585 of No 99 Sqn, which crashed at Ambala and is commemorated on the Kirkee 1914-1918 Memorial.

04-Oct

Sgt

BANTING, THOMAS WILLIAM (115176)

He died in Cornelia Hospital, Poole from burns to his face, hands and knees sustained whilst serving as a Fitter (Aero Engine) at the Marine Training Depot and is buried in Wolverhampton Borough Cemetery.

05-Oct

AC2

COX, JOSEPH BUTLER (142052)

He was serving as a Fitter (Aero Engine) with No 63 Sqn and accidentally drowned whilst off duty at Amara, he is buried in Amara War Cemetery.

07-Oct

Sgt

HARRIS, ALBERT CHARLES (14558)

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

09-Oct

Pte 1 (AC1)

BROOMFIELD, JOSEPH CHARLES (300886)

He had been discharged through the Dispersal Station at Heaton Park on 14 Mar 1919, prior to which he had served as a Labourer with No 6 Sub Unit.  His cause of death is unknown but he is buried in Preston (New Hall Lane) Cemetery.

09-Oct

Lt

COOK, FREDERICK CHARLES

He died in the Queen Alexandra Hospital, Millbank from nephritis and is buried in Luton General Cemetery.  He had served as an Observer with No 6 Sqn until being wounded in August 1918 and he may have been convalescing from then.

11-Oct

Pte 2 (AC2)

BROUGHTON, G possibly GEORGE (146378)

He had probaly been discharged in 9 Mar 1919 as being unfit for further service and his cause of death is unknown but he was buried in Birmingham (Brandwood End) Cemetery.  If this is him, he had served as a Batman with No 45 Training Depot Station prior to discharge.  The service number 143094 shown on CWGC is incorrect.

11-Oct

Sgt

WILKINS, AUGUSTINE  THOMAS HERBERT (223736)

He had been discharged on 13 Feb 1919 and the cause of his death is currently unknown but he is buried in Hove Old Cemetery.  Prior to discharge he served as an Armourer with No 10 Sqn. 

12-Oct

AC2/LAC

TAIT, LEONARD HENDERSON (261765)

He was accidentally killed when he attempted to board a moving lorry whilst serving as a Fitter (Aero Engine) with No 47 Sqn in South Russia and is commemorated on the Haidar Pasha Memorial.  His records only show him as an AC2

13-Oct

Fg Off

RALLI, EUSTACE JOHN

He died in the RAF Auxiliary Hospital, Swanage from injuries received whilst flying in Bristol F2B, C847 of No 141 Sqn during a practice flight with search lights on 8 May 1918.  He is buried in Kensal Green (All Souls') Cemetery.

14-Oct

AC2

BALLIE, FRANK (135041)

He was serving as a Driver (Petrol) at Base Depot (Egypt) and died in the Citadel Military Hospital, Cairo from pneumonia and is buried in Cairo War Memorial Cemetery.  At the time of his death he was serving a 60 day sentence for being part of a mutiny.

14-Oct

AC2

TAYLOR, JOHN (275957)

He had been discharged on 26 Jun 1919 suffering from bronchitis and pulmonary TB, from which he presumably died and is buried in Birmingham (Warstone Lane) Cemetery.  Prior to discharge he had been serving as a Fitter (Aero Engine) with No 105 Sqn.

18-Oct

Fg Off

FENWICK, CECIL JAMES

He was serving at "X" Engine Repair Depot and died from a fractured skull sustained when the Crossley car he was driving collided with a lorry, he is buried in Cairo War Memorial Cemetery.

18-Oct

AC2

STARKEY, LOUIS (251283)

He died in 57 General Hospital, Marseilles from septicaemia whilst en-route back to the UK from the Seaplane Base, Malta, where he had been serving as a Wireless Operator and is buried in Mazargues War Cemetery, Marseilles.

20-Oct

Mem

HART, SARAH FRANCES RUBY (3479)

She was a member of the WRAF and is buried in Willingham Cemetery.

23-Oct

AC1 or LAC?

BLACKWELL, ALFRED GEORGE (38414)

He had been discharged from Crystal Palace Dispersal Centre on 8 May 1919 and his cause of death is currently unknown but he is buried in Old Mortlake Burial Ground.  Prior to discharge he has been serving a Labourer with No 5 Stores Depot.

23-Oct

AC2

COX, FREDRICK (83843)

He was serving as a Driver with No 3 Balloon Sqn when he died in the Christchurch VAD Hospital, Beckenham from influenza, and is buried in Oxford (Botley) Cemetery.

23-Oct

AC2

WILKINSON, WILLIAM ALFRED (196663)

He died in Halton General Hospital from an intestinal obstruction whilst serving or training as a Fitter (Aero Engine) at the School of Technical Training, Halton and is buried in Camberwell Old Cemetery.

24-Oct

Capt

KEYMER, BASIL GRAHAM HOMFRAY DFC and Bar

He was killed in action whilst flying DH9A, F1086 of 'A' Detachment, RAF Instructional Mission South Russia when a bomb dropped from its rack and exploded shortly after take off from Beketovka, he is commemorated on the Haidar Pasha Memorial.

24-Oct

AM1

McQUARRIE, THOMAS EMMETT (8033)

He had been discharged as physically unfit for further service on 28 Oct 1919 and his cause of death is currently unknown but he is buried in Bootle Cemetery.  Prior to discharge he had served as a Wireless Operator with No 14 Sqn. 

24-Oct

AC1

RUSSELL, ERNEST STUART (199735)

He was serving as a Hospital Orderly at the Storage Unit, South Shields and died in Ingham Infirmary, South Shields after being accidentally run over by a Corporation tram whilst off duty and is buried in South Shields (Harton) Cemetery.

24-Oct

Lt

THOMPSON, DOUGLAS BLAXLAND

A member of No 47 Sqn, he was killed in action whilst flying DH9A, F1086 of 'A' Detachment, RAF Instructional Mission South Russia when a bomb dropped from its rack and exploded shortly after take off from Beketovka, he is commemorated on the Haidar Pasha Memorial.

25-Oct

Fg Off

CARDWELL, FRED

He was serving aboard HMS Vindictive and is was killed in action at Krasnaya Gorka on the south shore of Petrograd Bay, he is commemorated on the Archangel Memorial.

26-Oct

AC2

ADAMS, HERBERT GEORGE (161234)

He died from Phthisis whilst serving as a Rigger (Aero) with No 47/'A' Sqn in South Russia and is commemorated on the Haidar Pasha Memorial.

26-Oct

AC1

GREGORY, WALTER JAMES (32874)

He died, cause unknown whilst serving as a Storeman with No 4 Stores Depot and is buried in Willesden New Cemetery.

27-Oct

Pte 2

CARBERRY, P (147425)

He had been discharged on 28 Aug 1918 and is cause of death is currently unknown but he is buried in Barrow-in-Furness Cemetery.  Prior to discharge he was serving as a Batman with the Air-Infantry Co-operation School.

27-Oct

Pte

GRAHAM, EDWARD (144195)

He had been discharged on 20 Dec 1918 and is cause of death is currently unknown but he is buried in Thornaby-on-Tees Cemetery.  Prior to discharge he was serving as a Moulder with No 4 Aircraft Repair Depot.

28-Oct

AM3

BARTRUM, ARTHUR (112941)

He had been discharged on 2 Dec 1918 and is cause of death is currently unknown but he is buried in Marham (Holy Trinity) Churchyard.  Prior to discharge he was serving as a Driver with the Reserve Depot.

28-Oct

Capt

HOWARD, ANDREW

He had been transferred to the Unemployed List on 14 May 1919, his cause of death being unknown at present but he is buried in Knotty Ash (St John) Churchyard.  Prior to discharge he had been serving as a Kite Balloon Officer with No 1 Balloon Training Wing.

29-Oct

Flt Cdt

CLAY, NORMAN ANDREW (319104)

He had been discharged from the Dispersal Centre at Ripon on 19 Feb 1919 and died at home, cause unknown, but he is buried in West Auckland Cemetery.  Prior to discharge he training as a Pilot at No 21 Training Depot Station, Driffield.

29-Oct

Cpl

SMITH, FREDERICK JAMES (37109)

He had been discharged on 20 Oct 1919 and his cause of death is currently unknown but he is buried in Sheffield (City Road) Cemetery.  Prior to discharge he was serving as a Disciplinarian with the Engine Repair Shops, Egypt.

30-Oct

Flt Sgt

REID, WILLIAM (142596)

He died in Whitchurch Hospital, near Cardiff as a result of exhaustion from mania whilst serving as a Drill Instructor with No 5 Stores Depot and is buried in Wandsworth (Streatham) Cemetery.

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