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Casualties - January - May 1920


The fatal casualties listed below are those shown on the Commonwealth War Graves Register as having died due to World War One, however they can be divided into two distinct groups.

The first group are those who were still on active service at the time of their death and the second those who had been demobilised but whose death was attributed to their war service.

Group 1 - Died on active service

01-Jan

Lt

BRAMWELL, EDWARD HARGREAVES

He was serving with No 1 Sqn and died from tonsillitis, he is buried in Hampton Cemetery.

01-Jan

Fg Off

PIPE, JAMES

He was killed whilst flying Bristol F2B, E2538 of No 31 Sqn, which crashed after stalling in a climbing turn during a test flight and is commemorated on the Karachi 1914-1918 War Memorial.

02-Jan

Pvt

COOPER, C

He was or had been serving as a Labourer at No 1 Observers School of Aerial Gunnery and is buried in Nantwich (All Saints) Church Cemetery.

05-Jan

AC2

GETTY, J

He was killed in a collision with two tram cars and is buried in Cologne Southern Cemetery.

07-Jan

Lt

PALMER, ALEC JOHN

He died in the Special Military Surgical Hospital, Birmingham from an abscess on his back and is buried in Hadzor Churchyard.

08-Jan

Sgt

BLAKEMAN, WILLIAM VICTOR

He was or had been serving as a Fitter (General) and is buried in Stone Cemetery, Staffordshire.

10-Jan

Lt

WOOD, CHARLES CAMPBELL

Whilst serving at No. 1 Technical Wireless School, he was injured whilst rescuing a woman from drowning and died of his injuries in Finchley Hospital.  He is buried in East Finchley Cemetery and St Marylebone Crematorium

13-Jan

Plt Off

ADAM, J

He died from influenza

17-Jan

Fg Off

CARTER, GERALD MARK

He died from a gun shot wound, possibly whilst serving in Ireland and is buried in North Stoneham (St Nicholas) Churchyard.

21-Jan

AC1

CARRO, WALTER JOHN

He was serving with HQ No 47 "A" Sqn and died from typhus, he is commemorated on the Doiran Memorial.

01-Feb

Flt Lt

WAIN, WILLIAM DOUSTEN

He died in hospital in Berlin from bronchopneumonia whilst serving with the Inter Allied Aeronatical Commission and is buried in Marlow Cemetery.

04-Feb

1AM

BUCKLEY, W

He had been serving as a Fitter (Aero Engine) with No 28 Training Depot Station and is buried in Liverpool (Anfield) Cemetery.

06-Feb

CPO

BUDDS, GILBERT H WILLIAM DSM

He died of pulmonary tuberculosis, which he contracted whilst on active service and is buried Minster (Thanet) Cemetery.  At the time he was held on the establishment of H.M.S. President.

07-Feb

2AM

BOORER, G S

He was or had been serving as an Assistant Armourer and is buried in Dorking Cemetery.

08-Feb

Sqn Ldr

BOURKE, J P

He was serving in the Directorate of Airships at the Air Ministry and died from hemothorax and exhausion, he is buried in Hammersmith Old Cemetery.

17-Feb

AC2

DAWSON, ROBERT HENRY

Aircraft Depot (Egypt).  Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery

21-Feb

Fg Off

HOLLAND, HORACE LLOYD

He is presumed to have drowned in the Irish Sea whilst ferrying Bristol Fighter, H1567 of No 100 Sqn and is commemorated on the Hollybrook Memorial, Southampton.

21-Feb

Fg Off

PITHEY, CROYE ROTHER DFC and Bar

He is presumed to have drowned whilst flying Bristol Fighter, H1567 of No 2 Sqn, which went missing on flight across the Irish Sea and is commemorated on the Hollybrook Memorial, Southampton

21-Feb

Plt Off

WALLER, HARDRESS De WARRENNE

He was killed whilst Bristol Fighter, H1621 of No 2 Sqn, which went missing on flight across the Irish Sea and is commemorated on the Hollybrook Memorial, Southampton.

22-Feb

2 Lt

BATE, WILLIAM FRANKLIN

He was admitted to the War Hospital in Reading with kidney problems from which he died and is buried in Reading Cemetery.

25-Feb

Fg Off

MURCHISON, RODERICK JOHN

He died from self inflicted injuries (suicide?) whilst serving at the Aircraft Servicing Depot in Alexandria and is buried in Cairo War Memorial Cemetery.

09-Mar

Flt Sgt

CHEER, BENJAMIN HARVEY

He was serving with No 208 Sqn and died from pneumonia, he is buried in Ismailia War Memorial Cemetery.

12-Mar

AC1

BLEAKEN, FRED

He was or had been serving as a Batman and is buried in Hawkesbury Cemetery, Gloucestershire.

19-Mar

Flt Lt

CARROLL, PATRICK MORDAUNT

He died in the City Hospital, Edinburgh form Pulmonary Tuberculosis ad is buried in Edinburgh (Mount Vernon) Roman Catholic Cemetery.

19-Mar

AC2

POWELL, J

He died on No 26 Stationary Hospital from pneumonia whilst serving with "B" Sqn and is buried in Port Said War Memorial Cemetery.

20-Mar

Lt

DEANE, WILLIAM MC

He was killed whilst flying Bristol F2B, F4447 of No 20 Sqn crashed during a bombing raid on Sherrani on the NWF.  He was buried near the crash scene but is now commemorated on the Delhi Memorial (India Gate).

20-Mar

Obs Off

GORDON, ROBERT BISSETT DFC

He was killed in action whilst flying in Bristol F2B, F4447 of No 20 Sqn crashed during a bombing raid on Sherrani on the NWF and is commemorated on the Delhi Memorial (India Gate).

21-Mar

Fg Off

COURTENAY-DUNN, ADRIAN LANCELOT

He was serving with No 99  Sqn and died from wounds (burns) in No 27 Casualty Clearing Station caused by bomb fragments and is commemorated on the Delhi Memorial (India Gate).

25-Mar

Sgt

SMITH, STANLEY CLARENCE

Hollybrook Memorial, Southampton

01-Apr

Fg Off

JAQUES, JOHN BARCLAY MC, DFC

He was killed in an aircraft crash between Khartoum and Cairo, probably whilst flying in Handley Page O/400, F302 of No 216 Sqn and is buried in Khartoum War Cemetery.

01-Apr

AC2

MELDRUM, REGGIE COLIN

He was killed in an aircraft crash between Khartoum and Cairo, probably whilst flying in Handley Page O/400, F302 of No 216 Sqn and is buried in Khartoum War Cemetery.

01-Apr

Plt Off

SIBLEY, DESMOND WILKIE

He was killed in an aircraft crash between Khartoum and Cairo, probably whilst flying in Handley Page O/400, F302 of No 216 Sqn and is buried in Khartoum War Cemetery.

01-Apr

Sgt

WADEY, EDMUND WEST DFM

He was killed in an aircraft crash between Khartoum and Cairo, probably whilst flying in Handley Page O/400, F302 of No 216 Sqn and is buried in Khartoum War Cemetery.

02-Apr

Sgt

PARKS, GEORGE

He drowned accidentally at sea whilst en-route to the Middle East and is commemorated on the Hollybrook Memorial, Southampton.

07-Apr

Cpl

ADAMS, WILLIAM THOMAS F

He was serving with No 114 Sqn and died in the Station Hospital at Ambala after being admitted for peritonitis, he is commemorated on the Kirkee 1914-1918 Memorial.

16-Apr

Fg Off

PUGHE, ROBERT

He was killed whilst flying Bristol Fighter, F4627 of No 5 Sqn, which crashed at Loralei Landing Ground and is commemorated on the Delhi Memorial (India Gate).

17-Apr

Flt Sgt

MARTIN, ERNEST

He was reported missing from his home and possibly drowned in the Thames or one of the London docks, he is commemorated on the Hollybrook Memorial, Southampton.

17-Apr

Fg Off

OSTLER, JOHN ERIC

He died in the RAF Central Hospital, Finchley from general tuberculosis and is buried in or was cremated at East Finchley Cemetery and St Marylebone Crematorium.

26-Apr

AC2

BONNER, FREDERICK WILLIAM

He was serving with No 70 Sqn and died from injuries sustained in a motor accident, he is buried in Cairo War Memorial Cemetery.

28-Apr

2AM

BONAS, F H

He was or had been serving as a Machinist with HQ, 7th Wing and died in the Royal Victoria Hospital, Netley from tuberculosis, he is buried in Netley Military Cemetery.

28-Apr

2AM

WESTON, ROBERT REDVERS

He died from self inflicted injuries whilst serving at the Aeroplane Supply Depot, Egypt and is buried in Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery.

29-Apr

AC2

BASS, GERALD TIPPING

He was killed whilst flying in Felixstowe F5, N4044 of No 230 Sqn, flown by Sqn Ldr E R Moon, in which he was a crew member inexplicably entered a spin at 1,500 ft and he was unable to recover before the boat hit the water and broke up. He was killed in the impact and is commemorated on the Hollybrook Memorial, Southampton.

29-Apr

Fg Off

FYFIELD, ALBERT JOHN

He was killed whilst flying in Felixstowe F5, N4044, flown by Sqn Ldr E R Moon, in which he was a crew member inexplicably entered a spin at 1,500 ft and he was unable to recover before the boat hit the water and broke up. He was killed in the impact and is buried in Felixstowe (SS. Peter and Paul) Churchyard

29-Apr

Sqn Ldr

MOON, EDWIN ROWLAND DSO and Bar

He was killed whilst flying Felixstowe F5, N4044, which inexplicably entered a spin at 1,500 ft and he was unable to recover before the boat hit the water and broke up. He was killed in the impact and is buried in Southampton Old Cemetery.

29-Apr

Cpl

WILSON, JOSEPH GEORGE HERBERT

He died in 35 Casualty Clearing Station from septacaemia whilst serving with No 12 Sqn and is buried in Cologne Southern Cemetery.

30-Apr

AC2

SMITH, AUBREY LAWRENCE

He died in the Military Hospital, Dublin from traumatic bronchitis whilst serving with No 141 Sqn and is buried in Coventry (London Road) Cemetery.

30-Apr

LAC

WALKER, JOHN WILKIE

He died in No 20 Stationary British Hospital, Constantinople from typhus whilst serving with No 47 Sqn and is buried in Haidar Pasha Cemetery.

03-May

Sqn Ldr

ANSTEY, CHISHOLM WILFRED

He died at home as the result of heart failure and is buried in Fleet (All Saints) Churchyard.

04-May

Pvt

BILSBOROUGH, R

He was or had been serving as a Labourer and is buried in Lancaster Cemetery, Lancashire.

06-May

2 Lt

WORKMAN, GUY

He died in the RAF Central Hospital, Finchley and is buried in Woodchester (Church of the Annunciation) Churchyard

15-May

2AM

ROYAL, ALFRED THOMAS

He died in hthe RAF Hospital, Halton from pulmonary tuberculosis whilst serving with No 11 Training Sqn (Old Sarum) and is buried in Knowbury (St Paul) Churchyard.

17-May

Fg Off

DE PENCIER, JOHN DARTNELL

He was killed flying either Bristol Fighter, D8059 of No 12 Sqn which collided with  H1566 of the same unit near Cologne.  He is buried in Cologne Southern Cemetery.

17-May

Flt Lt

RIDLEY, CYRIL BURFIELD DSC

He was killed flying either Bristol Fighter, D8059 of No 12 Sqn which collided with  H1566 of the same unit near Cologne.  He is buried in Cologne Southern Cemetery.

20-May

LAC

GUNN, THOMAS

He was serving at te Armament and Gunnery School at Eastchurch and died in the Royal Naval Hospital, Chatham from measles and septecaemia, he is buried in Cadder Cemetery.

24-May

Boy

WATSON, FRANK LOUIS

He died in the Military Hospital, Edmonton from injuries sustained in a car accident whilst serving at the Inland Area Aircraft Depot and is buried in South Ealing Cemetery.

27-May

Fg Off

BIRD, CLARENCE OSCAR DFC

He was flying Bristol Fighter, D7927 of No 70 Sqn with A/Cdre R M Groves, when their aircraft spun in after running out of fuel at Almaza in Egypt.  He is buried in Cairo New British Protestant Cemetery.

27-May

A/Cdre

GROVES, ROBERT MARSLAND CB, DSO, DFC

He was the AOC, Middle East Area and was killled when Bristol Fighter, D7927 of No 70 Sqn, being flown by Fg Off C O Bird, spun in after running out of fuel at Almaza.  He is buried in Cairo New British Protestant Cemetery. 

Group 2 - Died after demobilisation. Units shown in this section are probably the last unit on which they served prior to demobilisation.

01-Jan

Cpl

SHARPLIN, FREDERICK ALFRED

CamberwellL Old Cemetery

02-Jan

P/O

CURTIS, WILLIAM HENRY

H.M.S. "President"  Morden Cemetery

03-Jan

LAC

WOOD, G

Edinburgh (North Merchiston) Cemetery

04-Jan

Pvt

FLYNN, JOHN ANDREW

6th Stores Depot.  Grangegorman Military Cemetery

04-Jan

2 Lt

KELLY, ROY HAMILTON

Saskatoon (Woodlawn) Cemetery

06-Jan

2AM

MACLENNAN, JOHN M.

New Glasgow (Brookside) Cemetery

08-Jan

2AM

HUGGETT, HERBERT HENRY

Uxbridge Depot.  Plumstead Cemetery

14-Jan

LAC

DONALD, J G

No. 2 Base Mechanical Transport Repair Depot.  Rushton (All Saints) Churchyard

14-Jan

Boy

KING, WILFRID GEORGE

Freshwater (All Saints) Churchyard

14-Jan

Capt

WOODHEAD, HARRY TORDOFF

Low Moor (Holy Trinity) Churchyard

16-Jan

Capt?

BENNETT, WILLIAM HARRIS

HQ Middle East Area?  Heliopolis (Aden) Memorial

16-Jan

Cpl

EVANS, THOMAS JOHN

Isle of Grain.  Islington Cemetery and Crematorium

16-Jan

2AM

HALE, ALFRED GEORGE

Bath (Locksbrook) Cemetery

18-Jan

2AM

DOLAN, CHRISTOPHER

Halton Depot.  Grangegorman Memorial

20-Jan

AC2

HALES, W

Warton (St Oswald) Churchyard

22-Jan

LAC

CARTER, W J

Lewisham (Ladywell) Cemetery

22-Jan

1AM

CHAMBERS, R J

Cardiff (Cathays Cemetery

23-Jan

AC2

BRUNDRED, WILLIAM

Haidar Pasha Memorial

23-Jan

AC2

McINTOSH, J W

58 Sqn.  Glasgow Western Necropolis

24-Jan

Sgt

PRITCHARD, ROBERT HENRY

Reception Depot.  Liverpool (Anfield) Cemetery

30-Jan

2AM

BENTON, WILLIAM HAROLD

Willenhall (St Giles) Churchyard

31-Jan

1AM

KELSALL, J J

Great Sankey (St Mary) Churchyard Extension

01-Feb

1AM

GARDNER, JAMES

Plympton St Maurice Nonconformist Burial Ground

03-Feb

Pvt

TOMPKINS, W

Denver (St Mary's) Church Cemetery

10-Feb

CSM?

BANCE, HENRY DANIEL

Woolwich Cemetery

11-Feb

Lt

SUTHERLAND, J H R OBE, AFC

West Kildonan Cemetery

13-Feb

LAC

McGINLEY, MICHAEL

Addolorata Cemetery

17-Feb

LAC

SMITH, J

Lymm (St Mary) Churchyard

19-Feb

Cpl

HOLGATE, D

Uxbridge Depot.  Bradford (Bowling) Cemetery

19-Feb

AC1

STAFFORD, J

Kirkburton (Kirkheaton) Cemetery

20-Feb

LAC

HART, G W

Rochford (St Andrew) Churchyard

22-Feb

2AM

FULBROOK, W J

Halton (St Michael) Churchyard

24-Feb

LAC

STEER, CHARLES FRANK

Central Flying School.  Upavon Cemetery

25-Feb

1AM

CAMPION, THOMAS ROBSON

Burnley Cemetery

25-Feb

Pvt 2

JONES, ALFRED GEORGE

Gloucester Old Cemetery

26-Feb

Lt

SWAYNE, WILLIAM K.

Dunnville (Riverside) Cemetery

28-Feb

Sgt

STAMPER, GEORGE

Appleby Cemetery

01-Mar

AC1

CALLINGHAM, G T

Worplesdon (St Mary) Churchyard

03-Mar

2AM

BARWICK, GUY SPENCER

Canterbury Cemetery, Kent

04-Mar

2AM

COLLYER, J R

Halton (St Michael) Churchyard

10-Mar

Pvt 2

JONES, THOMAS JOHN

He died shortly after being discharged from the RAF and is buried in Shrewsbury General Cemetery.

11-Mar

2AM

BOWMAN, J

79 Sqn.  Edinburgh Eastern Cemetery

11-Mar

2 Lt

CROSS, G J

Twickenham Cemetery

12-Mar

2AM

WOOD, FRANK

Mils Hill Baptist Chapelyard

14-Mar

2 Lt

GODFREY, CHESTER H.

Godfrey (Piccadilly) Cemetery

14-Mar

2 Lt

SCRIVEN, S A

Badgeworth (Holy Trinity) Churchyard

16-Mar

AC2

PULLEN, W G

Checkendon (SS. Peter and Paul) Churchyard

18-Mar

1AM

BUNTING, ROBERT HARRY

Depot (Halton).  Reading Cemetery

20-Mar

Pvt

MASON, E R

He was attached to H.M.S. "Vindictive".  Newcastle-under-Lyme Cemetery

20-Mar

AC2

REEVES, HENRY EDWARD

Seaplane Station (Dundee).  Dundee Eastern Necropolis

22-Mar

Pvt 1

WALLEY, G

Nantwich (All Saints) Church Cemetery

23-Mar

2AM

BARRY, J B

52 Training Depot Staion? (Cramlington).  Wandsworth (Earlsfield) Cemetery

23-Mar

Lt

PROTHERO, O I

"C" Flight, No 4 Sqn.  Aylesbury Cemetery

24-Mar

2 Lt

PETIPAS, HUBERT EDWARD

Tracadie (St Peter's Church) Cemetery

25-Mar

AC1

BOOMER, J P

Glasnevin (or Prospect) Cemetery

25-Mar

2AM

CHAPMAN, R

Leeds (Armley) Cemetery

25-Mar

2AM

DACK, WILLIAM

Barnstaple Cemetery

28-Mar

Pvt

HARMAN, E

Dispersal Centre (Purfleet).  Luton Church Burial Ground

31-Mar

Pvt

EGAN, JOHN

Depot Detachment (Halton Camp).  Preston (New Hall Lane) Cemetery

03-Apr

2AM

MARCH, J

Lewisham (Hither Green) Cemetery

04-Apr

AC2

POLLER, CHARLES ALFRED

Birmingham (Brandwood End) Cemetery

07-Apr

2AM

HARDING, EDWARD ROBERT

Halton Camp.  Halton (St Michael) Churchyard

07-Apr

Cpl

PHILLPOTT, H F

Gloucester Old Cemetery

07-Apr

2AM

TANNER, A R

Cardiff (Cathays) Cemetery

08-Apr

1AM

CLARKE, FREDERICK EDWARD

Middlewich Cemetery

09-Apr

2AM

LLOYD, ERNEST

Ruyton (St John The Baptist) Churchyard

10-Apr

Cpl

HARGREAVES, N

51 Training Depot Station.  Inghamite Church, Wheatley Carr

10-Apr

2AM

STEWART, BENJAMIN

31 Training Depot Station.  Glasgow (Riddrie Park) Cemetery

12-Apr

2AM

HILL, JOHN WILLIAM

1st Aircraft Depot.  West Bromwich Cemetery

12-Apr

1AM

WICKS, ROWLAND KEMMIS

Bandon Hill Cemetery

13-Apr

Sgt

REEVE, ARTHUR

H.Q. 83rd Wing.  Tottenham Cemetery

16-Apr

2AM

TISDALL, H E

Watford Cemetery

17-Apr

AC2

FLYNN, DENIS

Fleet Aircraft Depot.  Durrow Catholic Churchyard

17-Apr

LAC

MARTIN, CLARENCE LORD

Rilla Mill Methodist Chapelyard

19-Apr

Pvt 2

JONES, R T

Llanrhos (or Eglwys-Rhos) (SS. Eleri and Mary) Churchyard

26-Apr

2AM

SQUIBBS, A G

Gravesend Cemetery

27-Apr

Pvt

JONES, JOHN PERON

Broughton (St Paul) Churchyard

28-Apr

1AM

HOOPER, H M

Bromley Hill Cemetery

30-Apr

Cdt

BOWERMAN, H E

6th Sqdn. No. 1 Cadet Wing.  Cullompton Cemetery

30-Apr

1AM

WATSON, A E

Epsom Cemetery

02-May

Pvt 2

SMITH, W T B

Canterbury Cemetery, Kent

06-May

3AM

LEWIS, W

Recruits Depot.  Birkenhead (Flaybrick Hill) Cemetery

10-May

3AM

BEATON, ALEX JAMES

Aberdeen (Allenvale) Cemetery

12-May

Lt

HADDON, W

Ogley Hay (St James) Churchyard Extension

14-May

AC1

CULLEN, EDWARD KEOGH

Glasnevin (or Prospect) Cemetery

15-May

1AM

TINKLER, JOSEPH

Carlisle (Dalston Road) Cemetery

16-May

Cpl

THOMAS, J

Recruits Depot.  Grangegorman Military Cemetery

18-May

Pvt 1

DUNNE, HUGH

Portlaoighise (St Peter and Paul) Cemetery

19-May

2AM

JOBEY, STANLEY ROBERT

No. 5 (E) Aircraft Repair Depot.  Newcastle-upon-Tyne (Byker and Heaton) Cemetery

20-May

Lt

GRIMSHAW, A V S

Kirkby Stephen Cemetery

20-May

Cpl

SUTHERLAND, J

Glasgow (Craigton) Cemetery

24-May

1AM

WINSTANLEY, W T

Hammersmith Old Cemetery

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