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RAF Casualties 1919   R


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.

14-Mar

AC2

RAEBURN, GEORGE (280015)

He died in 4 Stationary Hospital, St Omer from lobar pneumonia whilst serving as a Carpenter with No 1 Aircraft Depot Mechanical Transport Reserve Park and is buried in Longuenesse (St Omer) Souvenir Cemetery.

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.

08-Mar

Boy

RANDALL, REGINALD ALBERT (327465)

He died, cause unknown, whilst serving with the Boys Section, Reserve Depot and is buried in Blandford Cemetery.

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.

16-Mar

2 Lt

RAW, WILFRED ADDISON

He was killed whilst flying Avro 504, E9815 of No 78 Sqn, which stalled and dived into the ground, he is buried in Hornchurch (St Andrew) Churchyard.

26-May

Capt

RAWLINGS, PERCY TOWNLEY DSC

He was serving at RAE Farnborough and died from injuries sustained whilst test flying the Tarrant Triplane and is buried in Highgate Cemetery.

03-Feb

AC2

REEVE, HERBERT GEORGE (104935)

He died in No 3 Australian CCS from appendicitis whilst serving as a Photographer with No 9 Sqn and is buried in Cologne Southern Cemetery.

10-Jan

Flt Cdt

REID, CECIL GLENFORD

He was killed whilst flying Avro 504, E4299 of No 48 Training Depot Station, cause unknown and is buried in Lincoln (Newport) Cemetery.

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.

28-Feb

Lt

REID, WILLIAM REXFORD

He was killed whilst flying SE5A, E5930 of No 21 Training Depot Station, which stalled in a climbing turn at low level and is buried in Driffield 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.

28-Feb

LAC

REIDSNIA/REIDSMA, THOMAS (45994)

He died from broncho-pneumonia whilst serving as a Fitter (General) with No 59 Sqn and is buried in Charleroi Communal Cemetery.  The CWGC shows his name as Reidsma whilst his service records and Muster Roll show Reidsnia?

08-Mar

Boy

RENTON, JACK ASHLEY (326372)

He died in Lincoln County Hospital from influenza and pneumonia whilst serving with the Boys' Wing, Cranwell and is buried in Sowerby (St Oswald) Churchyard.

07-Feb

AM2 (AC1)

RETTER, ALBERT (239512)

A Labourer, he died at home from double pneumonia, possibly whilst awaiting demobilisation and is buried in Newton Poppleford Cemetery.

11-Jan

Sgt

RICHARDS, FRANCIS (11747)

He died in Grove Military Hospital, Tooting, cause unknown, whilst serving as a pilot at the RAF Depot and is buried in Shrewsbury General 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.

15-Sep

AC2

RICHARDS, OSSIAN EMANUEL (193814)

He was discharged on 19 Mar 1919 whilst still under training as a Fitter (Aero Engine) but his cause of death is currently unknown and he is buried in Weston Zoyland Cemetery.

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.

02-Nov

AC2

RICHARDSON, GEORGE (147348)

He had been discharged on 7 Mar 1919 as unfit for further service, his cause of death being currently unknown but he is buried in Bury Cemetery, Redvales.  Prior to discharge, he had been serving as a Pattern Maker with No 5 Aircraft Repair Depot.

12-Mar

AM3

RICHARDSON, HARRY HARDWICK (122484)

He had been discharged on 8 Aug 1918, reason unknown, whilst serving as a Clerk (Stores) with No 9 Aircraft Repair Depot and died, cause unknown, being buried in Ashford Burial Ground.

05-Mar

Lt

RICHARDSON, IAN DACRE

He died from double pneumonia and syncope whilst serving at the Repatriation Camp (Blandford) and is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery.

15-Jan

Pte 1 (AC2)

RIMMER, ROBERT (408929)

He was serving as a Labourer at the School of Technical Training, Halton Camp when he died in the Lord Derby War Hospital, Warrington from Acute Nephritis and is buried in Newton-le-Willows Cemetery.

16-Apr

Capt

RITCHIE, STANLEY EDWARD

He was killed whilst  flying Avro 504, E1615 of HMS Argus, which fell off the deck into the sea following an engine failure and is buried in Dorking Cemetery.

30-Jan

Lt

ROBERTS, DONALD ARTHUR

He died from pneumonia whilst serving on board HMS "Iron Duke" and is buried in Lewisham (Ladywell) Cemetery.

06-Jan

AM2 (AC1)

ROBERTS, GEORGE WILLIAM (302122)

An electrician with No 2 (PoW) MT RD, he died in Huddersfield Hospital from broncho pneumonia, whilst on leave and is buried in South Crosland Church Burial Ground.

29-Mar

Sgt Maj 2

ROBERTS, HENRY JOHN (301590)

He died at home, cause unknown, whilst serving with the Aeroplane Experimental Unit, Isle of Grain and is buried in East Sheen 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.

19-Feb

AM1 (LAC)

ROBERTSON, DAVID MILLER (101860)

He died in 57 CCS from pneumonia whilst serving as a Fitter (Aero Engine) with No 99 Sqn and is buried in Valenciennes (St Roch) Communal Cemetery.

16-Jan

Lt

ROBERTSON, PETER

He was killed whilst flying Avro 504, E3648 of No 48 Training Depot Station, which stalled and crashed following an engine failure during a contact patrol with the Palestine Brigade, he is buried in Halliwell (St Peter) Churchyard.

20-Jan

Lt

ROBINSON, ERNEST CHARLES

He died from pneumonia whilst serving with No 10 Sqn and is buried in Lille Southern Cemetery.

03-Apr

Lt

ROBINSON, HENRY

He was died from self inflicted gun shot wounds to the chest sustained accidently whilst serving at No 1 Aircraft Depot and is buried in Longuenesse (St Omer) Souvenir Cemetery.

03-May

Maj

ROBINSON, HUGH HUNTLEY MC and Bar

A Medical Officer, he was killed whilst flying in an unidentified DH4A of 9th Wing which stalled and dived into the ground at Mons following an engine failure on take off and is buried in Mons (Bergen) Communal Cemetery..

14-Feb

Cpl

ROBINSON, LAMBERT (313798)

He died, cause unknown, whilst serving as a Disciplinarian with No 5 Group (No 202 Sqn) and is buried in Brugge General 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.

18-Feb

Sgt

RODGER, JOHN (20588)

He died in 4 Stationary Hospital from broncho-pneumonia whilst serving as a Rigger (Airship) with No 11 Balloon Section and is buried in Longuenesse (St Omer) Souvenir Cemetery.

03-Feb

Pte

RODGERS, WILLIAM (116089)

He died in the General Hospital, Colchester from broncho-pneumonia whilst at home on leave from 44th Balloon Section in France, where he was serving as a Labourer, he is buried in Fingringhoe (St Andrew) Churchyard

18-Sep

AC1

RODWELL, EDWARD JAMES (29891)

He had been discharged on 18 Feb 1919 but the cause of his death is currently unknown and he is buried in Ashford Burial Ground.  Prior to discharge he had served as Storeman with No 43 Sqn.  CWGC state he was a Corporal but his records do not support this.

24-Feb

Cpl

ROGERS, JOSEPH (202207)

He died, cause unknown, whilst serving as a Driver (Petrol) with HQ, 82nd Wing and is buried in Gateshead East 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.

22-May

Capt

ROWELL, WILLIAM CECIL

He died at the RAF Auxiliary Hospital, Eaton Square, London from septicaemia after having his leg amputated following an accident on 12 Nov 1918 whilst he was flying Camel, F2124, which collided with a hanger, he is buried in Wolborough (St Mary) Churchyard

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. 

20-Feb

Cpl

RUMBELL, JOHN SAMUEL (36826)

He died in Chelsea (probably his home) from pneumonia whilst on demobilisation leave from No 1 Dispersal Centre, Dover, prior to which he had served as an Armourer with No 1 Aerial Range and is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery.

15-May

AC2

RUNCIEMAN, ALEXANDER JOHN (145692)

He drowned at Denham Fisheries whilst bathing and is buried in Denham (St Mary) Churchyard.  At the time he was serving as a Batman with No 5 School of Aeronautics .

05-Mar

Capt

RUSSELL, CYRIL ERNEST SHAFTESBURY

He died in the 36 CCS from pneumonia following influenza whilst serving as a Flight Commander with No 149 Sqn and is buried in Cologne Southern Cemetery.

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.

27-Jan

AM2 (AC1)

RUSSELL, ROBERT HENDERSON (194460)

An Armourer he was serving with the RAF Depot Detach when he died, cause unknown and is buried in Liverpool (Toxteth Park) Cemetery.

25-May

Pte 2 (AC2)

RUTHERFURD, WILLIAM SELWYN (270982)

He had been discharged on 13 Jan 1919 as surplus to RAF requirements having become impaired since entry into the service, presumably dying from the impairment and is buried in Victoria (Ross Bay) Cemetery.

07-May

Pte1

RUTTER, HENRY (25366)

He had been discharged from the RAF on 7 Nov 1918 suffering from bronchitis and pneumonia, although whether this is what he died from is not known, at present and is buried in Upavon Cemetery.  When he was discharged he was serving as a Batman at the Central Flying School.

 

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