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Casualties - January - December 1923


Date Rank Name Unit, Aircraft & Comments

11-Jan

Cpl

AMESS, ARTHUR JAMES

He died from injuries sustained whilst flying in Bristol F2B, F4482, which stalled and crashed following an engine failure, he is buried in Netheravon (All Saints) Churchyard.

02-Feb

Fg Off

CHAMBERS, CYRIL

He was serving with No 100 Sqn but was killed whilst flying Avro 504K, J732 of No 39 Sqn spun in at Spittlgate during aerobatics.

06-Feb

Fg Off

BRADLEY, HAROLD JOSEPH

He was flying as a passenger and was killed  whilst flying in Vimy, F9165 of No 216 Sqn which made a downwind forced landing following an engine failure, sank into soft ground and went on its nose.

14-Feb

Sgt

GUY, GEORGE HERBERT

He was serving at No 1 Flying Training School and died from heart failure during an organised football match, he is buried in Netheravon (All Saints) Churchyard .

14-Feb

Fg Off

JAMES, THOMAS CARVETH

He died in Risalpur Hospital from heart failure following bronchitis whilst serving with No 27 Sqn.

16-Feb

Plt Off

HARDSTAFF, JACK WILKINSON

He was killed whilst flying Avro 504K, H2613 of No 2 FTS which crashed at Stanmore Hill Farm Whittlesford, Cambridgeshire during a solo practice flight.  He is buried in Warmwell (Holy Trinity) Churchyard.

23-Feb

Fg Off

CURTIS, PHILLIP FRANK AXFORD

He was killed whilst flying in Vimy, F9150 of No 216 Sqn which crashed near Cairo and is buried in the Cairo New British Protestant Cemetery.

23-Feb

Fg Off

EMBLETON, CLIFFORD FREDERICK

He was killed whilst flying in Vimy, F9150 of No 216 Sqn which crashed near Cairo and is buried in the Cairo New British Protestant Cemetery.

23 Feb

LAC

PLOWS, WILLIAM

He was serving as an Aircrafthand and killed whilst flying in Vimy, F9150 of No 216 Sqn which crashed near Cairo and is buried in the Cairo New British Protestant Cemetery.

8 Mar

AC2

BROWN, STEPHEN HENRY

He was serving as a Rigger (Aero) with the Aden Flight and died in hospital from bronchitis, he is buried in Maala Cemetery.

20-Mar

Plt Off

WRIDE, LEONARD BASIL WILLIAM BLAKE

He died from injuries sustained whilst flying Bristol Fighter, F4761 of No 5 FTS which stalled whilst landing at Shotwick.

26-Mar

Plt Off

BROOKE-HUNT, ROBERT CECIL

He was killed in a flying accident, when DH9A, E8628 of No 5 FTS broke up following structural failure and came down in the sea at Heswell near Sealand.

26-Mar

AC1

SMITH, W

He died from heart failure during an operation for appendicitis in the RAF Hospital, Halton.

07-Apr

Fg Off

LOCH, DESMOND REGINALD

He was killed whilst flying in Bristol F2B, J6594 of No 20 Sqn which crashed near Kach.

07-Apr

Fg Off

STRINGER, HUGH MANSFIELD

He was killed whilst flying Bristol F2B, J6594 of No 20 Sqn which crashed near Kach.

12-Apr

Fg Off

MEIKLE, JOHN BOYD

He was serving as a Technical Officer at the Marine Experimental Establishment and died, cause unknown, at the Royal Navy Hospital, Gillingham.

21-Apr

Fg Off (Hon Flt Lt)

STREET, HAROLD WILBERT MB

He was serving as the medical officer with No 207 Sqn in Constantinople when he died from typhus fever and pneumonia, he is buried in Haidar Pasha Cemetery.

24-Apr

Plt Off

HARRIS, FREDERIC SAMUEL

He was killed whilst flying in DH9A, E8489 of No 39 Sqn, which crashed shortly after take off when it spun in from 100 ft at Spittlegate.

24-Apr

Fg Off

GOSSIP, GEORGE HATFIELD DINGLEY

He was killed probably whilst flying Snipe, F2487 of No 56 Sqn which spun in at San Stefano.  He is buried in Haidar Pasha Cemetery.

24-Apr

Fg Off

TRENCH, MAURICE CROSBIE

He was killed whilst flying in DH9A, E8489 of No 39 Sqn, which crashed shortly after take off when it spun in from 100 ft at Spittlegate.

29-Apr

AC2

YORSTON, CHARLES GRINDLEY

He was serving with No 55 Sqn and was washed away whilst bathing, he is buried in Ma'asker Al Raschid RAF Cemetery.

01-May

Fg Off

HAUGHTON, EDWARD PERCEVAL OSBOURNE

He was killed whilst flying Nightjar, J6938 of No 401 Flt, which spun in during a steep turn at Leuchars.

19-May

Flt Sgt DIXON, JOHN GEORGE He was killed in a motor cycle accident whilst serving at the Inland Area Aircraft Depot, RAF Henlow.

22-May

Fg Off

HINE, ALEXANDER CLAUDE

He died in Tidworth Military Hospital from injuries sustained whilst flying Avro 504K, E9213 of the Central Flying School, which crashed in an attempted forced landing resulting from an engine failure after executing a loop below 2,000 ft.

26-May

AC1

McCORMACK, THOMAS

He was serving aboard the defence vessel 'He was serving as an Aircrafthand aboard the defence vessel 'Blackfly' and drowned after he went missing following a collision with a bridge, he is buried in Ma'asker Al Raschid RAF Cemetery.

26-May

Cpl

MORTIMER, FREDERICK JAMES

He was serving aboard the defence vessel 'Blackfly' and drowned after he went missing following a collision with a bridge, he is buried in Ma'asker Al Raschid RAF Cemetery.

31-May

AC2

HENDERSON, JOHN

He died in the RAF British Hospital, Hinaidi from sandfly fever and bronchitis whilst serving with No 6 Armoured Car Company and is buried in Ma'asker Al Raschid RAF Cemetery

14-Jun

Plt Off

ROSE, JAMES BARCLAY

He was killed when Westland Walrus, N9510 stalled and spun in to trees from 500 ft shortly after take off from Yeovil on a delivery flight to RAF Base Gosport.

15-Jun

Obs Off

PORTER, FREDERICK GRENVILLE

He was killed whilst flying Bristol Fighter, F4922 of No 4 FTS when it stalled and spun in at Khormaksar, Aden.  He is buried in Maala Cemetery. 

18-Jun

AC1

JARVIS, WILLIAM He was killed whilst flying in Vimy, FR3173 of No 216 Sqn, which crashed in the Mohattam Hills near Cairo and is buried in Cairo New British Protestant Cemetery.

19-Jun

Fg Off

LINGWOOD, PERCY WILLIAM

He was killed whilst flying in Vimy, FR3173 of No 216 Sqn, which crashed in the Mohattam Hills near Cairo and is buried in Cairo New British Protestant Cemetery.

19-Jun

Flt Lt

WARD, NEVILLE BYRON

He was killed whilst flying Vimy, FR3173 of No 216 Sqn, which crashed in the Mohattam Hills near Cairo and is buried in Cairo New British Protestant Cemetery.

19-Jun

AC2

SKUSE, FREDERICK WILLIAM

He was killed whilst flying in Vimy, FR3173 of No 216 Sqn, which crashed in the Mohattam Hills near Cairo and is buried in Cairo New British Protestant Cemetery.

26-Jun

Sgt

BEAUMONT, HERBERT BADEN

He died in the RAF Hospital, Cranwell from injuries sustained whilst flying Vimy, F9163 of 100 Squadron, which crashed at Spittlegate.

02-Jul

AC2

OVENS, ROBERT JOHN

He died in the RAF Combined Hospital, Basrah from syncope whilst serving at the RAF Stores Depot, Iraq and is buried in Basrah (Makina) RAF Cemetery.

03-Jul

Fg Off

SQUIRES, GEORGE JAMES AFC

HHe died in the RAF Central Hospital, Finchley from phlebitis whilst serving at the Inland Area Aircraft Depot.

07-Jul

Fg Off

LOGSDAIL, EDWARD WILLIAM

He was killed whilst DH9A, H3431 of No 24 Sqn which crashed into a house at Kenley from 1,500 ft.

07-Jul

Fg Off

TRAPAGNA-LEROY, MARCEL GUSTAVE LOUIS

He was killed whilst DH9A, H3431 of No 24 Sqn which crashed into a house at Kenley from 1,500 ft.

11-Jul

Plt Off

WAKE, GUY

He was killed whilst Blackburn Blackburn, N9583 which lost flying speed  and dived in at Lee-on-Solent having just been recovered from a spin.

12-Jul

Plt Off

LOXTON, VICTOR TREVOR He was serving as a Fitter (Aero Engine) at the Aircraft Park, India when he was killed when he fell from an aircraft at 2,500 feet

14-Jul

Plt Off

FITZMAURICE, MAURICE JAMES

He died of his injuries in the Royal Herbert Hospital, Woolwich sustained whilst flying Snipe, E8259 of No 56 Sqn which suffered an engine failure take off at Biggin Hill.

14-Jul

Flt Lt

GERRARD, THOMAS FRANCIS NETTERVILLE DSC

He died whilst serving with No 1 Sqn from a cerebral haemorrhage in the SSQ at Mosul, he is buried in Ma'asker Al Raschid RAF Cemetery.

17-Jul

Sgt

WRIGHT, ARTHUR CHRISTOPHER

He died from malignant malaria whilst serving with No 84 Sqn and is buried in Basra (Makina) RAF Cemetery.

19-Jul

 

DAWSON, ALBERT

He was serving as a Storekeeper with No 6 Armoured Car Company when he committed suicide by cutting his throat and is buried in Ma'asker Al Raschid RAF Cemetery.

22-Jul

LAC

WATERS, ERNEST GEORGE

He was killed/died whilst serving with No 8 Sqn and is buried in Ma'asker Al Raschid RAF Cemetery.

23-Jul

Flt Sgt

SHARP, WILLIAM

He died in the RAF Combined Hospital from complications following burns and is buried in Basra (Makina) RAF Cemetery.

31-Jul

AC1

BAKER, E

He was serving with the Aircraft Depot, Iraq when he died in the British Hospital, Hinaidi from pneumonia and is buried in Ma'asker Al Raschid R.A.F. Cemetery.

05-Aug

Cpl

GOODARE, WILLIAM

HHe was serving as a Clerk when he died in the RAF Hospital at Hinaidi from the effects of the heat and is buried in Ma'asker Al Raschid RAF Cemetery.

07-Aug

Cpl

PEARCE, THOMAS

He died in the RAF British Hospital, Hinaidi from heart failure and is buried in Ma'asker Al Raschid RAF Cemetery

08-Aug

Plt Off

FRASER, MALCOLM

He was killed in a motor cycle accident and died in Salisbury Infirmary.

08-Aug

Fg Off

JAQUES, ROBIN

He was killed whilst flying Avro 504K, H2002 of No 100 Sqn, which crashed at Spittlegate after sideslipping in a turn.  His daughter, Josephine, whose nickname was Hattie, went on to become one of Britainís best loved actresses, famous for her roles in the 'Carry On' films.

08-Aug

Cpl

SADLER, JOHN WILLIAM

He died in the British Military Hospital, Hinaidi from acute liver atrophy and is buried in Ma'asker Al Raschid RAF Cemetery.

21-Aug

Fg Off

WHITMORE, FIELDING GRIFFITH

He was killed whilst flying Bristol Fighter, J6769 of No 28 Sqn, which spun into the ground at Peshawar during a camera gun practice.

21-Aug

LAC

TAYLOR, GERALD ARTHUR

He was serving as a Rigger (Aero) was killed whilst flying in Bristol Fighter, J6769 of No 28 Sqn, which spun into the ground at Peshawar during a camera gun practice.

28-Aug

Fg Off

WALTHO, NEVILLE CHARLES

He was killed in the first fatal gliding accident in England.  He crashed in a monoplane glider at Milton Hill in Wiltshire, being thrown from the glider on impact.  He is buried in Upavon Church Cemetery.

29-Aug

AC1

MOSES FRANK WILLIAM

He was serving as a Carpenter Rigger and died from injuries sustained the previous day in a propeller accident involving Fairey IIID, N9491 of the Seaplane Training School at Calshot

05-Sep

Flt Lt

BUCKNELL, CLAUDE VERNON ARISTIDES

He was serving with the Superintendent of RAF Reserve and committed suicide following the rejection of his marriage proposal.

08-Sep

Flt Lt (Act Sqn Ldr?)

JOHNSTONE, WILLIAM BOYD

He died in the British Station Hospital in Poona from Hemiplegia whilst serving in the Accounts Office.

29 Sep

Plt Off

COVENTRY, EDWARD BERNARD

He was killed whilst flying DH9A, E8695 of No 39 Sqn which dived into the ground on take off from Spittlegate and burnt out.

29 Sep

Cpl

WARDLE, W

He was killed whilst flying in DH9A, E8695 of No 39 Sqn which dived into the ground on take off from Spittlegate and burnt out.

12-Oct

AC1

YOUNG, A L

He died from injuries sustained whilst flying DH9A, E8678 of No 31 Sqn, which spun into the ground at Dardoni on 11 Oct 1923.

14-Oct

Fg Off

TALLENTIRE, MILES

He died from injuries sustained whilst flying DH9A, E8678 of No 31 Sqn, which spun into the ground at Dardoni on 11 Oct 1923.

15-Oct

Plt Off

KEEY, EDWARD CHARLES

He was serving at the CFS and was attempting to land at Farnborough in Bristol F2B, J6665 when he stalled and crashed.  He died in the ambulance taking him the Cambridge Hospital.

16-Oct

AC1

WATSON, RONALD SINCLAIR He was serving as a Clerk with No 7 Sqn when he was killed whilst flying as a passenger in Vimy, F9187 of the unit, which overturned on landing at night.

17-Oct

Sqn Ldr

ROBESON, VYVYAN ARTHUR HEMMING MC

He died following an operation at Tewkesbury, whilst serving as OC, RAF Station, Farnborough.

20-Oct

Flt Sgt

COLLIER, ERNEST CHARLES

He was serving with No 5 Armoured Car Company and died in the SSQ at Mosul from pneumonia, he is buried in Ma'asker Al Raschid RAF Cemetery.

03-Nov

Cpl

DAWSON, ALFRED JOSEPH

He was serving with No 55 Sqn and died from enteric fever at Mosul, he is buried in Ma'asker Al Raschid RAF Cemetery.

07-Nov

Fg Off

WILSON, LAURENCE FARRELL

He was killed whilst flying Snipe, F2492 of CFS which spun into the ground during aerobatics after the wings collapsed.

08-Nov

AC1

GOODBODY, W

He was serving with No 45 Sqn and died in the RAF Hospital, Hinaidi from bronchopneumonia, he is buried in Ma'asker Al Raschid RAF Cemetery.  His service record has not yet been found.

10-Nov

AC2

NICHOLLS, REGINALD ALBERT

He died in the RAF British Hospital from enteritis and is buried in Ma'asker Al Raschid RAF Cemetery.

11-Nov

Flt Sgt

PEGLEY, ALFRED JOHN

A Fitter (Aero Engine), he died in the RAF British Hospital, Hinaidi from incised wounds to the throat and is buried in Ma'asker Al Raschid RAF Cemetery.

22-Nov

Fg Off

ABBOTT, GEORGE PERCY

He died of pneumonia, whilst serving at RAF Henlow.  He was aged 42 and had taken part in Scott's last expedition.  He was buried with full military honours in Northampton on 26 Nov 1923.

27-Nov

Sgt

HODGETTS, ARTHUR THOMAS

He was serving as a Clerk (Pay) with No 47 Sqn and was shot whilst off duty, he is buried in Cairo New British Protestant Cemetery.

30-Nov

Fg Off

BIRD, ERNEST

He was killed whilst flying Short Springbok, J6975, which was on a test flight at AEE when it spun in shortly after take off from 1,500 ft at Martlesham Heath.

30-Nov

Cpl

BUDD, GEORGE ROGER

He was killed whilst flying Short Springbok, J6975, which was on a test flight at AEE when it spun in shortly after take off from 1,500 ft at Martlesham Heath.

04-Dec

Fg Off

LEDGER, AUBREY

He was killed whilst flying DH9A, H173 of No 55 Sqn, which dived into the ground after entering a flat spin at low altitude and is buried in Ma'asker Al Raschid RAF Cemetery.

06-Dec

AC2

PORTER, EDWIN FRANK

He died from an intestinal obstruction whilst serving with No 14 Sqn and is buried in Ramleh War Cemetery.

07-Dec

Flt Lt

GENDLE, ALBERT EDGAR OBE

He was killed in an attack by Arabs on the outskirts of Baghdad and is buried in Ma'asker Al Raschid RAF Cemetery.

11-Dec

Flt Lt

MAGRATH, WALTER STANLEY

He was killed when he sustained a fractured skull after being thrown from a horse whilst serving at RAF Amman and is buried in Ramleh War Cemetery.

14-Dec

Plt Off

BARNES, JOHN OWEN

He was killed whilst flying DH9A, F1642 of No 55 Sqn, which spun into the ground at Mosul from 1,500 ft and is buried in Ma'asker Al Raschid R.A.F. Cemetery.

14-Dec

LAC

SAINSBURY, GEORGE REDVERS

He was serving as a Rigger (Aero) when he was killed whilst flying as the crewman in DH9A, F1642 of No 55 Sqn which spun in at Mosul from 1,500 ft.  He is buried in Ma'asker Al Raschid R.A.F. Cemetery.

17-Dec

Plt Off

CATZ, JOSEPH

He died from injuries sustained whilst flying Avro 504K, E1772 of No 4 FTS, which spun into the ground near Abu Sueir.

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