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RAF Casualties 1919 - C


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.

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.

02-Mar

Maj

CALLAWAY, FRANK LE MOIGNAN

He was serving as a Staff Officer at HQ, Malta and died from influenza in Aldershot Military Hospital whilst on leave, he is buried in Aldershot Military Cemetery.

22-Apr

AC2

CAM, ARTHUR JAMES (190846)

He died, cause unknown, probably during a home leave having recently served as a Rigger (Aero) with No 2 Aeroplane Supply Depot and is buried in Smethwick (Uplands) Cemetery.

29-Jan

AM3

CAMERON, DUGALD (250144)

He appears to have been discharged from the RAF on 18 Sep 1918 having been a Carpenter at 36th Wing ARS.  He died from tuberculosis and is buried in Kilvickeon Old Churchyard, Kilfinichen and Kilvickeon, Isle of Mull

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.

20-Mar

AM3 (AC2)

CAMPBELL, ALBERT EDWARD (284656)

He was serving as a Rigger (Aero) with No 5 (Eastern) Aircraft Repair Depot and died in  Bedford Military Hospital from pneumonia, and is buried in Belfast City Cemetery.

06-Feb

AM2

CAMPBELL, FRANK (98291)

He died in Endell Street Military Hospital, cause unknown, whilst serving as a Driver with No 4 Stores Depot and is buried in Windermere (Bowness) Cemetery.

27-Oct

Pte 2

CARBERRY, PETER (147425)

He had been discharged on 28 Aug 1918 and his 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.

15-Nov

Pte 2 (AC2)

CARDNO, ALFRED M (408316)

He had been discharged on 24 Apr 1919, his cause of death being currently unknown but he is buried in Aberdeen (Trinity) Cemetery.  Prior to discharge, he had been serving as a Labourer with the Cadet Brigade.

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.

11-Mar

AC2

CAREY, THOMAS JOSEPH (126155)

He was discharged as unfit for service on 25 Jun 1918 whilst serving as a Rigger (Aero) with No 7 Aircraft Acceptance Park, dying from bronchitis and is buried in Woolwich Cemetery.

06-Feb

2 Lt

CARLETON-SMITH, BEAVAN

A member of No 100 Sqn, he died from injuries sustained whilst flying in AEG CIV, 527 which spun into the ground on take off from Cologne and is buried in Cologne Southern Cemetery.

06-Feb

Cpl

CARLYLE, WILLIAM FREDERICK (200515)

He was serving as a Driver (Petrol) with No 5 Group HQ and was killed in a motor accident near Dunkirk and is buried in Dunkirk Town Cemetery.

27-Jan

AM2

CARLYON, EDWARD HENRY (88150)

He died in No 44 Casualty Clearing Station whilst serving as a Turner with No 207 Sqn from broncho-pneumonia and is buried in Cologne Southern 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.

19-Mar

AM3 (AC2)

CARTER, GEORGE (278363)

He died in the Military Hospital, Curragh, cause unknown, whilst serving as a Rigger (Aero) with No 19 Training Sqn and is buried in Curragh 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.

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.

28-Feb

AC2

CHALLENOR, EWART OSWALD (248333)

He died in 53 CCS from broncho-pneumonia whilst serving as a Fitter (General) with No 57 Sqn and is buried in Houyet Churchyard.

06-May

Boy

CHAMBERLAIN, MAURICE (159953)

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

11-Feb

AM2 (AC1)

CHAMBERLAIN, W (135657)

He was serving as a Moulder at the Engine Repair Shops and died in No 8 General Hospital, Rouen from broncho-pneumonia, he is buried in Bois Guillaume Communal Cemetery. Extension.

01-Feb

2 Lt

CHAMBERS, JOHN HAROLD

He died from injuries sustained the previous day whilst flying in Avro 504, C5281 of No 7 Training Depot Station, which crashed on the approach to land at Feltwell.  He is buried in Feltwell (St Nicholas) Churchyard

27-Feb

Maj

CHANEY, HENRY EDWARD OBE

He died, cause unknown, whilst serving as the Insprector of Gunnery in the Directorate of training at the Air Ministry and is buried in North Sheen Cemetery.

14-Mar

LAC

CHEADLE, EDWARD (20250)

He was serving as a Driver with No 53 Sqn and died in 32 Stationary Hospital from pneumonia having been admitted to hospital with tonsillitis in February, he is buried in Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille.

06-Apr

Pte

CHIRCOP, CARMOLE

He was serving at Spinola and died in the Military Hospital, Valetta from influenza and pneumonia, he is buried in Addolorata Cemetery.

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.

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.

23-Feb

Lt

CHRISTIE, DONALD MURDOCH

He had been a member of No 3 Sqn at some point but died in Hampstead Hospital from pneumonia whilst serving with No 81 Sqn and is buried in Hampstead Cemetery.

18-Sep

Mem

CHURCH, ROSE MARIA (28656)

A member of the WRAF, she is buried in Bromley Hill Cemetery.

30-Jan

AM1

CLARK, C (8324)

According to CWGC he was serving with 81st Wing but a service record has not been found at present.  He is buried in Tourcoing (Pont-Neuville) Communal 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.

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.

03-Apr

AM1

CLARK, WILLIAM (23333)

He had been discharged on 18 Jun 1918 suffering from tubercle of lung whilst serving as a Fitter (Aero Engine) with No 72 Training Sqn, from which he presumably died and is buried in Southport (Duke Street) Cemetery.

16-Feb

2 Lt

CLARKE, CLARENCE VICTOR

He was awaiting repatriation to Canada when he died at his sister's in Nottinghamshire from pneumonia and heart failure and is buried in Heanor Cemetery.

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.

08-Feb

Cpl

CLARKE, JOHN CASSELL (219639)

He died from broncho-pneumonia whilst serving as a Disciplinarian at No 1 Aircraft Dept and is buried in Longuenesse (St Omer) Souvenir Cemetery.

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.

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.

02-Mar

Sgt

CLAYTON, SMITH (37142)

He died in the King George V Hospital, Dublin from influenza and pneumonia whilst serving as a Rigger (Aero) with No 105 Sqn and is buried in Windhill Methodist Cemetery.

30-Nov

Fg Off

CLELLAND, ROBERT

He died in the station hospital at Lahore from enteric fever whilst serving as an Equipment Officer at the Aircraft Factory, Lahore and is commemorated on the Karachi 1914-1918 War Memorial.

10-Feb

Lt

CLIFFORD, COLIN HAMLEY

He was serving as an Admin Officer with 18th Wing, when he died of double pneumonia following influenza in Eaton Square Hospital and is buried in Hampstead Cemetery.

21-Apr

Sgt

COCKERILL, THOMAS WRAY (25416)

A Fitter (Aero Engine), he was killed in a flying accident whilst flying Avro 504, D7789 of No 66 Sqn (Cadre)/No 36 Training Depot Station, Yatesbury and is buried in New Malton Cemetery.

10-Dec

Fg Off

COCKMAN, CHARLES BURTON BLENHEIM

He was serving with No 111 Sqn and was killed in a motor accident caused by the failure of the near side front ball race and is buried in Ramleh War Cemetery.

06-Mar

AM1 (LAC)

COE, VALENTINE HENRY (210450)

He died in the Northern Convalescent Fever Hospital, Winchmore Hill from pulmonary tuberculosis, having been discharged on 7 Feb 1919, prior to which he had been serving as a Carpenter at RAF Manston and is buried in Acton Cemetery.

24-Feb

2 Lt

COFFING, GEORGE LEE

He was killed whilst flying Camel, D9535 of No 2 Training Depot Station, which stalled in a spin and is buried in Covington (Mount Hope) Cemetery.

18-Feb

AM1 (LAC)

COLLARD, EDWARD JOHN (80556)

He was serving as a Driver with No 1 Aircraft Depot and died from broncho-pneumonia, he is buried in Longuenesse (St Omer) Souvenir Cemetery.

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.

20-Feb

LAC

COLLETT, GEORGE (76978)

He died in the Military Hospital, Exeter from pneumonia, whilst on the strength of the Dispersal Centre, Forvant, prior to which he had been a Driver (MT) at No 6 Stores Distribution Park and is buried in Exeter Higher Cemetery.

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.

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 curently unknown and is buried in Edinburgh (Dalry) Cemetery.  Prior to discharge he had served as a Labourer with No 2 Balloon Training Wing.

24-Jan

AC2

COLLINS, WILLIAM UME (114635)

He was serving as an Aircrafthand with No 1 Aircraft Depot and died in No 30 General Hospital, Calais from broncho-pneumonia, he is buried in Les Baraques Military Cemetery, Sangatte.

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.

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.

18-Feb

Mem

CONNOR, Mrs. ANNE (27934)

A member of the WRAF, she was serving with No 23 Training Depot Station (Baldonnell) and is buried in Glasnevin (or Prospect) Cemetery.

17-Sep

Flt Lt

COOCH, THEODORE ALGERNON

He was killed whilst flying in DH4, F5783 of No 2 Communication Sqn, which crashed during a test flight and is buried in the City of Paris Cemetery, Pantin.

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.

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.

20-Feb

Sgt

COOMBS, ERNEST VICTOR GEORGE (66272)

He died in the Alfred Street Military Hospital in Manchester from pneumonia, whilst serving as a Clerk (Pay) with No 1 MT Park and is buried in Manchester Southern 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.

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.

28-Feb

Sgt

COPE, FRANCIS EDWARD (5977)

He died in No 55 Casualty Clearing Station from influenza whilst serving as a Rigger (Aero) with No 59 Sqn and is buried in Charleroi Communal Cemetery.

18-Feb

Pte 1 (LAC)

COSENS, ARCHIBALD (236997)

His death on active service as a Labourer, cause unknown, seems to have been registered in Hartlepool but notification was issued by No 63 Wing in the Aegean and he is buried in Chichester Cemetery.

10-Sep

Sgt Maj 2

COSS, ARCHIBALD FRANK (103290) DCM

He died, cause unknown, whilst serving as a Drill Instructor at the Kantara and is buried in Cairo War Memorial Cemetery.

18-Jan

2 Lt

COTTERELL, ROBERT JAMES

He was killed whilst flying DH9, C1304 of No 236 Sqn, which spun into the ground following an engine failure and is buried in Whiteparish (All Saints) Churchyard.

05-Sep

Lt

COULSON, WILLIAM EUGENE

He was killed whilst flying Bristol F2B, F4330 of No 59 Training Sqn, which dived vertically into the ground, possibly following a structural failure and is buried in Epsom Cemetery.

08-Jan

Flt Sgt

COUND , RUSSELL JAMES

He was killed whilst flying in Avro 504K, D8944 of No 54 Training Depot Station, which crashed at Fairlop as the result of a sideslip following an engine failure.  He is buried in Bromsgrove Cemetery.

05-Nov

Boy

COURT, THOMAS CHARLES (149360)

He had been discharged on 14 Apr 1919 as unfit for further service, and probably died from tuberculosis of the lung but he is buried in Finchley (Holy Trinity) Churchyard.  Prior to discharge, he had been serving with No 3 Aircraft Repair Depot.

05-Mar

Flt Sgt

COURTNADGE, WALTER HENRY WILFRED (1433)

He died at home in Worplesdon whilst on the strength of 'C' Section, Reserve Depot, prior to which he been serving as a Rigger (Aero) with No 21 Training Sqn, Egypt and is buried in Worplesdon (St Mary) Churchyard.

20-Feb

Pte 1 (LAC)

COWBURN, THOMAS KEY (85206)

He died at 14 Bourdon Road, Anerley, London whilst proceeding to the Dispersal Unit at Heaton Park, prior to which he had been serving as a Batman at the Equipment and Personnel Depot, Chingford and is buried in Sale Cemetery.

22-Feb

AM2 (AC1)

COWELL, GEORGE BASIL (291526)

He died from broncho-pneumonia whilst serving as a Batman with No 6 Balloon Company and is buried in Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille.

06-Jan

Pte 2

COX, CHARLES EDWARD JAMES (130244)

He was serving as a Labourer at the School of Technical Training (Halton Camp), when he died, cause unknown and buried in Fulham Palace Road Cemetery.

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.

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.

21-Mar

AM1 (LAC)

CRADDOCK, GEORGE SPENCER (53801)

He was serving as a Fitter (Aero Engine) at No 1 Aircraft Acceptance Park in Coventry and died from injuries sustained whilst flying in Avro 504K, F2593, which side-slipped then dived into the ground as the result of a loss of flying speed following an engine failure.  He is buried in Kettering (London Road) Cemetery.

28-Jan

LAC

CRAGIE, BENJAMIN DUDLEY (37404)

He was killed in an accident whilst serving as a Driver with No 1 Aircraft Depot and is buried in Longuenesse (St Omer) Souvenir Cemetery.

09-Feb

2 Lt

CRAIG, ALEXANDER CAMPBELL

Serving at the Armament School, he was killed whilst descending Ben Nevis, when he lost his footing on snow and fell from a height of about 1,000 ft.  He is buried in Kilmallie Old Churchyard

04-Jan

AM1

CROCKER, ERNEST (144949)

He was serving as a Carpenter with No 26 Sqn and died from pneumonia, being buried in Etaples Military Cemetery.

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.

17-Feb

AC2

CROMPTON, RICHARD (123351)

He died in Blandford Auxiliary Hospital from pneumonia whilst serving as an Electrician with the Airship Construction Service and is buried in Eccles (Peel Green) Cemetery.

05-Feb

Cpl

CROOK, MICHAEL

He died in 44 Stationary Hospital, Cairo from influenza and broncho-pneumonia whilst serving as a Carpenter with No 111 Sqn and is buried in Kantara War Memorial Cemetery.

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.

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.

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.

13-Jan

Lt

CROUDACE, HAROLD

He was killed whilst flying Camel, B1763 of No 36 Sqn, which collided with another aircraft and is buried in or was cremated at Wandsworth (Putney Vale) Cemetery and Crematorium.

31-Jan

Lt

CUMMING, CHARLES LINNAEUS

He was killed whilst flying DH9, E8877 of No 206 Sqn which caught fire in the air near Cologne and is buried in Cologne Southern Cemetery.

02-Mar

AM2

CURRAN, MICHAEL (291713)

He died in 50 CCS from broncho-pneumonia whilst serving as a Labourer with No 23 Tent Detachment, ASU and is buried in Huy (La Sarte) Communal Cemetery.

24-Feb

Clk 3 (AC2)

CUSHEN, WILLIAM (134009)

He died in 5 CCS from broncho-pneumonia whilst serving as a Storeman with No 9 Aircraft Acceptance Park and is buried in Maubeuge (Sous-le-Bois) Cemetery.

 

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