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RAF Casualties 1920 - A - J


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

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.

13-Jan

Plt Off

ADAM, J

He died from influenza

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.

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.

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.

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.

09-Sep

Cpl

BASSENGER, HENRY GEORGE

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

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.

04-May

Pvt

BILSBOROUGH, R

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

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.

08-Jan

Sgt

BLAKEMAN, WILLIAM VICTOR

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

12-Mar

AC1

BLEAKEN, FRED

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

22-Sep

Fg Off

BOCKETT-PUGH, HENRY CHARLES EDWARD DFC

He was serving with No 84 Sqn in Iraq and 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

01-Jan

Lt

BRAMWELL, EDWARD HARGREAVES

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

27-Nov

Sgt

BROOKS, W

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

06-Jul

Flt Sgt

BUSHELL, ARTHUR

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

23-Aug

Plt Off

CEMERY, THOMAS GEORGE

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

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.

31-Oct

2AM

CONLON, A

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

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.

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).

17-Feb

AC2

DAWSON, ROBERT HENRY

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

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.

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.

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).

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

09-Sep

2AM

EVANS, PHILIP WALTER

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

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

05-Jan

AC2

GETTY, J

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

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).

16-Jul

AC2

GRADY, MATTHEW

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

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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

15-Dec

3AM

BAMBURY, FRED

Training Depot Station?  Manchester (Philips Park) Cemetery

10-Feb

CSM?

BANCE, HENRY DANIEL

Woolwich Cemetery

23-Mar

2AM

BARRY, J B

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

03-Mar

2AM

BARWICK, GUY SPENCER

Canterbury Cemetery, Kent

10-May

3AM

BEATON, ALEX JAMES

Aberdeen (Allenvale) Cemetery

28-Aug

Pvt

BELL, CHARLES P.

Vancouver (Mountain View) Cemetery

16-Jan

Capt?

BENNETT, WILLIAM HARRIS

HQ Middle East Area?  Heliopolis (Aden) Memorial

30-Jan

2AM

BENTON, WILLIAM HAROLD

Willenhall (St Giles) Churchyard

03-Oct

Pvt 1

BINES, IVOR CYRIL

School of Technical Training.  Cardiff (Cathays Cemetery

25-Mar

AC1

BOOMER, J P

Glasnevin (or Prospect) Cemetery

30-Apr

Cdt

BOWERMAN, H E

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

11-Mar

2AM

BOWMAN, J

79 Sqn.  Edinburgh Eastern Cemetery

23-Jan

AC2

BRUNDRED, WILLIAM

Haidar Pasha Memorial

15-Aug

Capt?

BUCHANAN, EDWARD LAWRIE

Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery

18-Mar

1AM

BUNTING, ROBERT HARRY

Depot (Halton).  Reading Cemetery

12-Jun

Clk 3

BURKE, M

Derby (Nottingham Road) Cemetery

01-Dec

Pvt 2

CADDY, ALBERT HENRY

Beverley (Queensgate) Cemetery

01-Mar

AC1

CALLINGHAM, G T

Worplesdon (St Mary) Churchyard

25-Feb

1AM

CAMPION, THOMAS ROBSON

Burnley Cemetery

14-Oct

Clk 2

CARPENTER, F

Dispersal Centre (Crystal Palace).  Highgate Cemetery

22-Jan

LAC

CARTER, W J

Lewisham (Ladywell) Cemetery

22-Jan

1AM

CHAMBERS, R J

Cardiff (Cathays Cemetery

25-Mar

2AM

CHAPMAN, R

Leeds (Armley) Cemetery

08-Apr

1AM

CLARKE, FREDERICK EDWARD

Middlewich Cemetery

25-Aug

2AM

COLE, P V

Great Bentley (St Mary) Churchyard

18-Nov

Cpl

COLE, W

Grangegorman Military Cemetery

04-Mar

2AM

COLLYER, J R

Halton (St Michael) Churchyard

19-Jun

Pvt 2

COOPER, W

Willenhall Cemetery

18-Dec

2AM

CRADOCK, JAMES EDWARD

Abney Park Cemetery

11-Mar

2 Lt

CROSS, G J

Twickenham Cemetery

14-May

AC1

CULLEN, EDWARD KEOGH

Glasnevin (or Prospect) Cemetery

02-Jan

P/O

CURTIS, WILLIAM HENRY

H.M.S. "President"  Morden Cemetery

25-Mar

2AM

DACK, WILLIAM

Barnstaple Cemetery

22-Oct

Flt Sgt

DAVIES, WILLIAM JOHN

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

12-Dec

1AM

DAVISON, JOHN HUTCHINSON

11th Irish Wing.  Alnwick Cemetery

18-Jan

2AM

DOLAN, CHRISTOPHER

Halton Depot.  Grangegorman Memorial

14-Jan

LAC

DONALD, J G

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

09-Nov

Cpl

DRAYTON, WILLIAM GEORGE

118 Sqn.  Gateshead (Saltwell) Cemetery

18-May

Pvt 1

DUNNE, HUGH

Portlaoighise (St Peter and Paul) Cemetery

31-Mar

Pvt

EGAN, JOHN

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

28-Jul

LAC

EVANS, J

Stoke-on-Trent (Hanley) Cemetery

16-Jan

Cpl

EVANS, THOMAS JOHN

Isle of Grain.  Islington Cemetery and Crematorium

27-Oct

Lt

FERGUSON, JOHN ALVIN ARTHUR

Toronto (Mount Pleasant) Cemetery

17-Apr

AC2

FLYNN, DENIS

Fleet Aircraft Depot.  Durrow Catholic Churchyard

04-Jan

Pvt

FLYNN, JOHN ANDREW

6th Stores Depot.  Grangegorman Military Cemetery

22-Feb

2AM

FULBROOK, W J

Halton (St Michael) Churchyard

01-Feb

1AM

GARDNER, JAMES

Plympton St Maurice Nonconformist Burial Ground

28-Jun

Pvt

GENOVESE, L

Addolorata Cemetery

09-Oct

Pvt

GLOVER, T H

Rawtenstall Cemetery

14-Mar

2 Lt

GODFREY, CHESTER H.

Godfrey (Piccadilly) Cemetery

15-Dec

2AM

GOSSETT, W G

34 Sqn.  Lewisham (Ladywell) Cemetery

20-May

Lt

GRIMSHAW, A V S

Kirkby Stephen Cemetery

12-May

Lt

HADDON, W

Ogley Hay (St James) Churchyard Extension

16-Jan

2AM

HALE, ALFRED GEORGE

Bath (Locksbrook) Cemetery

20-Jan

AC2

HALES, W

Warton (St Oswald) Churchyard

07-Apr

2AM

HARDING, EDWARD ROBERT

Halton Camp.  Halton (St Michael) Churchyard

10-Apr

Cpl

HARGREAVES, N

51 Training Depot Station.  Inghamite Church, Wheatley Carr

28-Mar

Pvt

HARMAN, E

Dispersal Centre (Purfleet).  Luton Church Burial Ground

02-Jul

Cpl

HARRIS, G T H

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

20-Feb

LAC

HART, G W

Rochford (St Andrew) Churchyard

20-Aug

2AM

HEDGES, ERNEST HAROLD

Harbone (St Peter) Churchyard

12-Apr

2AM

HILL, JOHN WILLIAM

1st Aircraft Depot.  West Bromwich Cemetery

19-Feb

Cpl

HOLGATE, D

Uxbridge Depot.  Bradford (Bowling) Cemetery

28-Apr

1AM

HOOPER, H M

Bromley Hill Cemetery

08-Jan

2AM

HUGGETT, HERBERT HENRY

Uxbridge Depot.  Plumstead Cemetery

15-Jul

Capt

ILLINGWORTH, M O

Heysham (St Peter) Churchyard

07-Dec

Capt

IRA-SMITH, HERBERT WILLIAM EDWIN

Tehran War Cemetery

22-Sep

Cdt

JAMES, WALLACE HENRY

Hamilton Cemetery

04-Jun

2AM

JARDINE, JAMES

Vancouver (Mountain View) Cemetery

12-Jun

1AM

JARMAN, ALBERT

Walthamstow (Queen's Road) Cemetery

25-Dec

LAC

JEFFREYS, D J

Aeroplane Supply Depot.  Llanymynech (St Agatha) Churchyard

13-Sep

AC2

JOBE, DAVID

Newcastle-upon-Tyne (All Saints) Cemetery

19-May

2AM

JOBEY, STANLEY ROBERT

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

25-Feb

Pvt 2

JONES, ALFRED GEORGE

Gloucester Old Cemetery

02-Jun

Pvt 2

JONES, J

Wolverhampton Borough Cemetery

27-Apr

Pvt

JONES, JOHN PERON

Broughton (St Paul) Churchyard

19-Apr

Pvt 2

JONES, R T

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

10-Mar

Pvt 2

JONES, THOMAS JOHN

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

 

 

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