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Casualties - June - December 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

13-Jun

AC1

GARDINER, L J

He was serving at the Aircraft Park, Iraq and accidentally drowned whilst bathing, he is buried in Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery.

14-Jun

Fg Off

FITZGERALD-EAGER, N

He died from exposure whilst flying Bristol F2B, E2293 of No 14 Sqn which crashed in the Sinai Desert near Nekhl after flying off course.   He is buried in Suez War Memorial Cemetery

14-Jun

1AM

THACKER, PERCY WILLIAM JAMES

He died from exposure whilst flying in Bristol F2B, E2293 of No 14 Sqn which crashed in the Sinai Desert near Nekhl after flying off course.   He is buried in Suez War Memorial Cemetery

16-Jun

3AM

BUTLER, T W

He was or had been serving as a Painter and is buried in Kensal Green (St Mary's) Roman Catholic Cemetery

23-Jun

2AM

KING, HENRY GEORGE MILDENHALL

He died from heart failure following bacillary dysentery whilst serving with No 56 Sqn and is burid in Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery.

25-Jun

2AM

HEATH, R R

He died in hospital at Quetta following an operation for appendicitis whilst serving with No 5 Sqn and is commemorated on the Delhi Memorial (India Gate).

28-Jun

Flt Sgt

DE VIELL, CHARLES ERNEST

He was killed in an accident at RAF Martlesham Heath when Buzzard F4, H7746 fell of trestles and is buried in Exeter (Exwick or St Thomas) Cemetery.

28-Jun

LAC

MARTIN, ALLAN OSBORNE

He died in a hospital in Sheffield from injuries sustained when a crane over-turned and is buried in Rutherglen Cemetery.

28-Jun

AC2

OLIVER, F C

He was killed when DH10, E9081 of No 60 Sqn spun in and caught fire at Risalpur.  He is commemorated on the Karachi 1914-1918 War Memorial.

28-Jun

Fg Off

SWANSTON, J R DFC

He was killed when DH10, E9081 of No 60 Sqn spun in and caught fire at Risalpur.  He is commemorated on the Karachi 1914-1918 War Memorial.

05-Jul

Fg Off

MACQUEEN, A J

He was killed whilst flying Bristol Fighter, H1594 of No 12 Sqn crashed on take off after suffering an engine failure during a practice flight and is buried in Cologne Southern Cemetery.

06-Jul

Flt Sgt

BUSHELL, ARTHUR

He was or had been serving as a Fitter (General) and is buried in Womenswold (St Margaret) Churchyard.

12-Jul

AC2

BRAITHWAITE, PERCY

He was flying with Fg Off V O Reynolds on a test flight in DH9A, F1646 of No 24 Sqn from Kenley but at between 200-300 ft the engine stopped and they crashed, the aircraft catching fire.  He his buried in Coventry (St Paul's) Cemetery.

12-Jul

Fg Off

REYNOLDS, VICTOR OLIVER

He took off at 11:00 on a test flight with AC Braithwaite in DH9A, F1646 of No 24 Sqn from Kenley but at between 200-300 ft the engine stopped and they crashed, the aircraft catching fire.  He his buried in Bandon Hill Cemetery.

13-Jul

AC2

LAMBERT, LESLIE REGINALD

He died in No 35 British Military Hospital, Peshawar from heatstroke whilst serving at HQ No 1 Indian Wing and is commemorated on the Delhi Memorial (India Gate).

16-Jul

AC2

GRADY, MATTHEW

He committed suicide whilst serving at the RAF College, Cranwell and is buried in Edinburgh Eastern Cemetery.

19-Jul

2AM

GATES, JOHN GEORGE

He was serving at the Stores Depot, Egypt and died from hyperpyrexia, he is buried in Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery.

22-Jul

AC2

NORTH, ALFRED LEONARD

He was serving with No 6 Sqn when he drowned whilst bathing and is commemorated on the Basra Memorial.

23-Jul

Cdt

WHITCOMBE, HUGH DONALD GORE

Mikra British Cemetery, Kalamaria

30-Jul

AC2

DOVE, WALLACE

He was serving at "X" Engine Repair Depot and died in hospital from burns sustained in an accident, he is buried Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery.

30-Jul

Fg Off

HAVELOCK-SUTTON, G H MC

He died from natural causes (acute nephirtis) in the RAF Hospital, Halton and is buried in Halton (St Michael) Churchyard.

30-Jul

Cpl

WHEELER, ARTHUR THOMAS

He died in Tidworth Military Hospital fron injuries sustained on 26 Jul 1920 when he was knocked down by an RAF Tender and is buried in Little Badminton Churchyard.

02-Aug

Fg Off

HUTCHINSON, HAROLD

He died of injuries sustained the previous day when Bristol Fighter, H1462 of  6 Sqn, spun in from 3,000 ft. He is buried in Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery.

02-Aug

Fg Off

PALMER, ROBERT DANIEL CECIL DFC

He died of injuries sustained the previous day when Bristol Fighter, H1462 of  6 Sqn, which spun into the ground from 3,000 ft. He is buried in Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery.

05-Aug

AC2

COOMBS, ARTHUR

He was serving with "X" Engine Repair Depot and died in the Military Hospital at Ras-el-Ain from dysentery, he is buried in Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery.

05-Aug

Flt Lt

ORDE, MICHEAL A JULIAN

He was killed in an accident on Salisbury Plain and is buried in Beaulieu Cemetery.  Possibly whilst flying Bristol Fighter, C4870 of No 1 FTS.

07-Aug

AC2

CARTER, PATRICK

He was serving with No 6 Sqn and died in 23 British Stationary Hospital from heatstroke and is buried in Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery.

07-Aug

Sgt

EDWARDS, WALTER

He was serving with No 30 Sqn and died from heatstroke, he is buried in Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery.

12-Aug

2AM

BRIAN, ALEXANDER JAMES

He was serving at the Recruits Depot and died from a perforated gastric ulcer, he is buried in Halton (St Michael) Churchyard.

17-Aug

AC2

SHAW, ELY

He died in Halton Hospital from pleurisy whilst serving with "M" Section, RAF Depot, Uxbridge and is buried in Hartlepool (Stranton) Cemetery.

23-Aug

Plt Off

CEMERY, THOMAS GEORGE

He died from natural causes and is buried in Edinburgh (Morningside) Cemetery.

27-Aug

2AM

ABEL, WILLIAM A.

He was serving as an Hospital Orderley at RAF Cattewater and died suddenly, cause unknown.  He is buries in Hooe (St John) Churchyard Extension.

30-Aug

AC2

MERMOD, E C

He died in No 23 British Stationary Hospital from enteritis whilst serving at the Aircraft Park, Iraq and is buried in Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery.

02-Sep

Fg Off

BUTOW, JOHN MICHEAL

He was initially admitted to hospital in 1918 suffering with Plurisy as a 2 Lt at No 48 Training Depot Station.  He remained in hospital throughout 1919 and was eventually transferred to a hospital in South Africa, where he died from tuberculosis and is buried in Cape Town (Plumstead) Cemetery.

03-Sep

Obs Off

BYRNE, BRENNAN CLAUDE SYDNEY

He was killed whilst flying in DH9, D9824 of No 47 Sqn spun into the ground at Almaza after stalling in a turn and is buried in Cairo War Memorial Cemetery.

03-Sep

AC2

WAISTELL, HARRY

He died in No 23 Stationary Hospital, Baghdad from dysentary whilst serving with No 31 Wing and is buried in Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery.

07-Sep

2AM

RIGBY, GEORGE

He died from malaria whilst serving with No 84 Sqn and is buried in Basra War Cemetery.

08-Sep

AC2

MARTIN, THOMAS

He died in the Station Hospital, Lahore from anthrax and is commemorated on the Karachi 1914-1918 War Memorial.

09-Sep

Cpl

BASSENGER, HENRY GEORGE

He had been serving as an aerial gunner and is buried in Woodgrange Park Cemetery, East Ham.

09-Sep

2AM

EVANS, PHILIP WALTER

He died in Ramsgate General Hospital from Peritonitis following appendicitis and is buried in Sidcup (St John) Churchyard.

18-Sep

LAC

DELLOW, LEONARD ALFRED

He was killed whilst flying in RE8, D4698 of No 30 Sqn, which spun into the ground from 300 ft at Kasvin and is buried in Tehran War Cemetery

18-Sep

Flt Lt

NUTTALL, FRANK MC, DFC, AFC

He was killed whilst flying in RE8, D4698 of No 30 Sqn, which spun into the ground from 300 ft at Kasvin

21-Sep

Flt Lt

DREW, JOHN

He had been demobilised and died from a malignant endocardiac condition and is buried in East Finchley Cemetery and St Marylebone Crematorium.

22-Sep

Fg Off

BOCKETT-PUGH, HENRY CHARLES EDWARD DFC

He was killed in action whilst serving with No 84 Sqn in Iraq.  He was shot down whilst dropping food in DH9A, F2838 to the the stranded vessel 'Greenfly'.  Landing in a river at Samawahon he was seen to wade ashore but was captured and later killed at Dangatora.  He is commemorated on the Basra Memorial.

22-Sep

Fg Off

McDONALD, IAN DONALD RAY MC, DFC

He was killed in action whilst serving with No 84 Sqn in Iraq.  He was shot down whilst dropping food in DH9A, F2838 to the the stranded vessel 'Greenfly'.  Landing in a river at Samawahon he was seen to wade ashore but was captured and later killed at Dangatora.  He is commemorated on the Basra Memorial.

22-Sep

AC2

STRATFORD, VICTOR JAMES

He died in Halton General Hospital whilst serving at the School of Air Navigation, Calshott and is buried in Halton (St Michael) Churchyard.

24-Sep

AC2

WAITE, F W

H.M.S. Ark Royal.  Basra War Cemetery

26-Sep

AC1

SWALE, ERNEST

He died from chronic nephertis whilst serving with No 267 Sqn and is buried in Imtarfa Military Cemetery.

27-Sep

AC2

WILLIAMS, FRED MORRIS

He died in the station hospital, Lahore from Addison's disease and is commemorated on the Karachi 1914-1918 War Memorial.

03-Oct

Flt Lt

HALSTED, FRANCIS NEVILLE DSC, DFC

He is believed to have drowned following the collision of aa tug and the motor launch in which he was travelling, he is commemorated on the Hollybrook Memorial, Southampton.

04-Oct

AC1

YATES, W

He died in the station hospital at Bangalore from influenza whilst serving with No 3 Sqn and is commemorated on the Madras 1914-1918 War Memorial, Chennai.

07-Oct

AC2 (Act Cpl)

MORRISON, WALTER JAMES

He was killed in a motor accident involving a lorry whilst serving at the Aircraft Depot, Egypt and is buried in Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery.

07-Oct

LAC

NEWTON, H W

He was killed in an accident involvtng a motor lorry whilst seving at the Aircraft Depot (Egypt) and is buried in Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery.

10-Oct

Flt Lt

RICHARDSON, GURTH ALWYN

He was killed whilst serving with the Wireless Section in Ireland and is commemorated on the Hollybrook Memorial, Southampton.

14-Oct

AC2

BARBER, WILLIAM SAMUEL CHARLES

He was serving at the Electrical and Wireless School, Flowerdown and was considered to have committed suicide by hanging himself, he is buried in Winchester (West Hill) Old Cemetery.

17-Oct

Fg Off

HILLS, WILLIAM HENRY

He was serving at No 1 Stores Depot (Medical Stores) when he committed suicide by corrosive sublimate poisoning and is buried in Greenwich Cemetery.

18-Oct

Obs Off

GARNER, ERNEST JAMES

He was killed when Fairey IIIB, N9257 of  H.M.S. "Pegasus" spun into the sea after take off .  His pilot Fg Off F H Isaac was injured and Garner is buried in Haidar Pasha Cemetery.

28-Oct

AC2

LLOYD, EDWARD

He was reported missing whilst serving at No 2 Fighting School, no further details at present and is commemorated on the Hollybrook Memorial, Southampton.

31-Oct

2AM

CONLON, A

He was or had been serving as a Driver (Petrol) and is buried in Hull Western Cemetery.

01-Nov

2AM

MARSHALL, ALEXANDER LANGTON

He was killed when a bomb on DH9A, E779 of No 84 Sqn exploded accidentally.  He is buried in Basra War Cemetery.

01-Nov

Cpl

STEWART, WILLIAM BISHOP

He died in the Military Hospital, Alexandria from acute alcoholic poisoning whilst serving at the Aircraft Depot (Egypt) and is buried in Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery.

01-Nov

2AM

WALLWORK, W

He killed when a 112lb bomb on DH9A, E779 of No 84 Sqn exploded accidentally.  He is buried in Basra War Cemetery.

03-Nov

AC2

EARL, JOHN BRADFORD PURDIE

He was serving at the School of Technical Training (Manston) and died in Shorncliffe Military Hospital from catarrhal jaundice and is buried in Glasgow Western Necropolis.

04-Nov

Fg Off

FENWICK, HORACE EDGAR

He was serving with No 24 Sqn and was killed whilst flying as the passenger in Bristol Fighter, F4852, which struck a tree in fog whilst returning from a wireless exercise at Winchester, he is buried inSt Albans Cemetery.

04-Nov

Fg Off

PROUT, HAROLD OLIVER AFC

He was killed whilst flying Bristol Fighter, F4852 of No 24 Sqn, which struck a tree in fog and is buried in Croydon (Mitcham Road) Cemetery  .

05-Nov

Boy

LEWIS, ALFRED EDWARD

He died in the Infectious Diseases Hospital at Halton from cerebral spinal meningitis whilst serving with No 1 School of Technical Training and is buried in Halton (St Michael) Churchyard.

27-Nov

Sgt

BROOKS, W

He was or had been serving as a Carpenter and is buried in Middlewich Cemetery.

29-Nov

AC1

GOODILL, A L

He was killed when DH10, E9062 of No 216 Sqn crashed whilst approaching to land.  He is buried in Cairo War Memorial Cemetery.  Fg Off C O Rigden was also killed whilst Fg Off S T B Cripps was seriously injured.

29-Nov

Fg Off

RIGDEN, C O

He was killed when DH10, E9062 of No 216 Sqn crashed whilst approaching to land.  He is buried in Cairo War Memorial Cemetery.  AC1 Goodill was also killed and Fg Off S T B Cripps was seriously injured.

30-Nov

Flt Lt

SHIRLEY, FRANK LAWRENCE JAMES MC

He died in hospital at Rugby from dysentary and is buried in Rugby (Clifton Road) Cemetery.

08-Dec

Fg Off

SIDEBOTTOM, WILLIAM DFC

He was flying DH9, E780 of No 30 Sqn on a raid against Enzeli when he was forced to make a forced landing and was shot by the Bolsheviks as he tried to escape, he is commemorated on the Tehran Memorial.

09-Dec

Fg Off

ESSELL, ROBERT NARCISSUS

He was killed whilst flying Bristol F2B, D7867 of No 6 Sqn, which crashed in a forced landing at Tauk during a ferry flight to Kitkuk and is buried in Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery.

20-Dec

Lt

JOYCE, JAMES ALFRED

He died in Gillingham Hospital whilst serving at theBoys School of Technical Training and is buried in Gillingham (Woddlands) Cemetery.

24-Dec

Sgt

READ, WALTER SAMUEL MM

He died from pulmonary tuberculosis whilst serving with 'M' Section, RAF Uxbridge and is buried in Halton (St Michael) Churchyard.

30-Dec

AC2

CONLAN, J W

He was serving with No 30 Sqn when he committed suicide by cutting his throat and is buried in Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery.

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

02-Jun

Pvt 2

JONES, J

Wolverhampton Borough Cemetery

04-Jun

2AM

JARDINE, JAMES

Vancouver (Mountain View) Cemetery

06-Jun

AC2

McFERRAN, THOMAS

Cadet College (Cranwell).  Larne New Cemetery

09-Jun

Sgt

WADE, B O

Nunhead (All Saints) Cemetery

12-Jun

Clk 3

BURKE, M

Derby (Nottingham Road) Cemetery

12-Jun

1AM

JARMAN, ALBERT

Walthamstow (Queen's Road) Cemetery

14-Jun

Capt

SUTHERLAND, THOMAS

Liverpool (Anfield) Cemetery

19-Jun

Pvt 2

COOPER, W

Willenhall Cemetery

21-Jun

2AM

ROWLINSON, PERCY GEORGE

Ellastone (St Peter) Churchyard

26-Jun

3AM

PILKINGTON, FREDERICK

Withnell (St Paul) Churchyard

28-Jun

Pvt

GENOVESE, L

Addolorata Cemetery

30-Jun

Pvt 1

PRINGLE, STANLEY ROBERT

49 Sqn.  Paines Lane Cemetery, Pinner, Harrow

02-Jul

Cpl

HARRIS, G T H

No. 2 Aircraft Depot.  Eversholt (St John The Baptist) Churchyard

06-Jul

1AM

POLLARD, L

Recruits Depot.  Mount Tabor Methodist Chapelyard

06-Jul

2AM

THOMAS, BERTIE D.

Newport (St Woolos) Cemetery

15-Jul

Capt

ILLINGWORTH, M O

Heysham (St Peter) Churchyard

16-Jul

AC2

SMITH, LEONARD ARTHUR

Coastal Area Aircraft Depot (Donnibristle).  East Halton (St Peter) Churchyard

28-Jul

LAC

EVANS, J

Stoke-on-Trent (Hanley) Cemetery

31-Jul

Clk 3

NIXON, JOHN ANDREW

No. 1 Aircraft Supply Depot.  Newcastle-upon-Tyne (All Saints) Cemetery

31-Jul

Pvt

SMITH, W

Ormiston Parish Churchyard

01-Aug

Pvt

MANKTELOW, WILLIAM ALBERT

Montreal Hawthorn-Dale Cemetery

03-Aug

Pvt 2

NYE, ALFRED JAMES

Brighton (Lewes Road) Borough Cemetery

04-Aug

1AM

MOUNTCASTLE, EDWARD ALFRED

Manor Park Cemetery

06-Aug

1AM

TURNBULL, ALFRED

Birkenhead (Flaybrick Hill) Cemetery

12-Aug

2AM

SCRIMGEOUR, WILLIAM FRANK

3 Sqn.  Glasgow (Riddrie Park) Cemetery

13-Aug

Pvt 1

KIRK, J W

Discharge Centre (Prees Heath).  Stockport Borough Cemetery

15-Aug

Capt?

BUCHANAN, EDWARD LAWRIE

Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery

15-Aug

3AM

MAYNARD, EDWIN ALFRED

H.M.S. "Argus".  Highgate Cemetery

20-Aug

2AM

HEDGES, ERNEST HAROLD

Harbone (St Peter) Churchyard

25-Aug

2AM

COLE, P V

Great Bentley (St Mary) Churchyard

28-Aug

Pvt

BELL, CHARLES P.

Vancouver (Mountain View) Cemetery

05-Sep

AC1

MORROW, W W

Wrexham Cemetery

13-Sep

AC2

JOBE, DAVID

Newcastle-upon-Tyne (All Saints) Cemetery

19-Sep

LAC

RANDALL, E J

Kintbury (Chhrist Church) Churchyard

20-Sep

1AM

TURNER, SIDNEY THOMAS

Biscot (Holy Trinity) Churchyard

22-Sep

Cdt

JAMES, WALLACE HENRY

Hamilton Cemetery

29-Sep

Maj

PERCY-SMITH, V

Kirkee 1914-1918 Memorial

03-Oct

Pvt 1

BINES, IVOR CYRIL

School of Technical Training.  Cardiff (Cathays Cemetery

04-Oct

LAC

MUNDY, C G

Rhondda (Treorchy) Cemetery

04-Oct

Pvt

SMITH, E

Birmingham (Lodge Hill) Cemetery

06-Oct

2AM

LEIGHTON, J G

Dunoon Cemetery

09-Oct

Pvt

GLOVER, T H

Rawtenstall Cemetery

12-Oct

Sgt

THOMSON, W A

Glasgow Recruiting Office. Glasgow Western Necropolis

14-Oct

Clk 2

CARPENTER, F

Dispersal Centre (Crystal Palace).  Highgate Cemetery

14-Oct

Cpl

MILLS, M

Middleton Old Cemetery

14-Oct

Cpl

SCOTT, WALTER PERCY

Dispersal Centre (Crystal Palace).  Highgate Cemetery

22-Oct

Flt Sgt

DAVIES, WILLIAM JOHN

E.P.D. (Chingford).  Ystrad Mynach (Holy Trinity) Churchyard

27-Oct

Lt

FERGUSON, JOHN ALVIN ARTHUR

Toronto (Mount Pleasant) Cemetery

09-Nov

Cpl

DRAYTON, WILLIAM GEORGE

118 Sqn.  Gateshead (Saltwell) Cemetery

17-Nov

AC1

SELL, S

Cranbourne (St Peter) Churchyard

18-Nov

Cpl

COLE, W

Grangegorman Military Cemetery

22-Nov

2AM

LEES, J H

Great Lever (St Michael) Churchyard

01-Dec

Pvt 2

CADDY, ALBERT HENRY

Beverley (Queensgate) Cemetery

02-Dec

Cpl

NICOLL, JOHN

Training Reserve.  Aberdeen (Allenvale) Cemetery

05-Dec

LAC

RAPLEY, R A

Gateshead (Saltwell) Cemetery

07-Dec

Capt

IRA-SMITH, HERBERT WILLIAM EDWIN

Tehran War Cemetery

08-Dec

Lt

McMAHAN, WILLIAM JOHN

Wyoming Public Cemetery

12-Dec

1AM

DAVISON, JOHN HUTCHINSON

11th Irish Wing.  Alnwick Cemetery

15-Dec

3AM

BAMBURY, FRED

Training Depot Station?  Manchester (Philips Park) Cemetery

15-Dec

2AM

GOSSETT, W G

34 Sqn.  Lewisham (Ladywell) Cemetery

15-Dec

3AM

RAVENHILL, WILLIAM JOHN BRYANT

Cheshunt Burial Ground

16-Dec

LAC

SANGWAY, C J

East Finchley Cemetery and St Marylebone Crematorium

18-Dec

2AM

CRADOCK, JAMES EDWARD

Abney Park Cemetery

18-Dec

Lt

KIERAN, JOHN F. J.

Montreal (Notre Dame des Neiges) Cemetery

19-Dec

2AM

YOUNG, DOUGLAS

39th Training Sqdn. (Blandford).  Benwell (St James) Churchyard

23-Dec

Boy

METCALFE, J

Pudsey Cemetery

25-Dec

LAC

JEFFREYS, D J

Aeroplane Supply Depot.  Llanymynech (St Agatha) Churchyard

30-Dec

Flt Sgt

WALTERS, MORGAN

"E" Reserve.  Gwaun-cae-Gurwen (Carmel) Congregational Burial Ground

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