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Casualties - January - December 1924


Date Rank Name Unit, Aircraft & Comments

 4 Jan

Fg Off

HARRISON, ROBERT CUTHBERT

He was killed whilst flying a DH9A (9854?) of No 84 Sqn which spun into the desert near Naziriyah and is buried in Basra (Makina) RAF Cemetery.

 4 Jan

LAC

KEY, HAROLD WALTER

He was killed whilst flying in a DH9A (9854?) of No 84 Sqn which spun into the desert near Naziriyah and is buried in Basra (Makina) RAF Cemetery.

 4 Jan

Flt Lt

McALERY, JOHN MECREDY

He was killed whilst flying Snipe, F4096 of No 1 Sqn, which crashed, possibly due to him fainting in the air and is buried in Ma'asker Al Raschid RAF Cemetery.

 6 Jan

Sqn Ldr

CONRAN, ERIC LEWIS MC

He died in a nursing home in London following an operation.

14 Jan

Flt Lt

NICHOLSON, ERNEST WILLIAM

He died in St Bartholomew's Hospital, cause unknown.

15 Jan

Flt Lt

CURTIS, WILLIAM REGINALD

He was killed in a flying accident at Grain Experimental Air Station test flying a Bristol Fighter (identity unknown), when it spun into the ground following a loss of engine power..

25 Jan

LAC

STEVENS, He was killed whilst flying in Bristol F2B, D8039 of No 20 Sqn.

29 Jan

Fg Off

HUGH-JONES, DAVID JASPER

He was killed whilst flying DH9A, E8629 of No 27 Sqn, which flew into a tree and burnt out.

11 Feb

Cpl HALL, ? He died from injuries sustained on 29 Jan 1924 whilst flying in DH9A, E8629 of No 27 Sqn, which flew into a tree and burnt out.

15 Feb

Plt Off

SAVORY JOHN CHARLES

Killed.  (Snipe, F2472 of No 56 Sqn spun in whilst landing at Biggin Hill or Vimy, F9185 of No 216 Sqn involved in flying accident at Heliopolis?)

15 Feb

Flt Lt

SCOTT, GEORGE HOWARD HOMER

He was killed in a flying accident whilst flying Snipe, E7601 of No 25 Sqn failed to pull out of formation dive over the airfield at Hawkinge

26 Feb

AC1

BRUCE, C A

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

26 Feb

Cpl

CONGERTON S

He was killed in a propellor accident involving Fairey IIID, N9485 of the Seaplane Training Flt at Calshot.

 3 Mar

Fg Off

PECK, JASPER GODFREY

He was killed whilst flying Snipe, E6617 of No 111 Sqn which collided with Avro 504K, H3071 of No 2 FTS as they were coming into land at Duxford.  He is buried in Warmwell (Holy Trinity) Churchyard.

 3 Mar

Sgt BOND, GEORGE THOMAS

He was killed whilst flying Avro 504K, H3071 of No 2 FTS which collided with Snipe, E6617 of No 111 Sqn as they were coming into land at Duxford.  He is buried in Warmwell (Holy Trinity) Churchyard.

 3 Mar

Fg Off

SMITH, SYDNEY WILLIAM

He was killed whilst flying in Vimy, F9181 of the Night Flying Flt which dived into trees whilst carrying out a mock dogfight at Biggin Hill during the filming of an Air Ministry film

 3 Mar

Sgt

LISTER, FRED

Photo courtesy - Peter Moran

He was killed whilst flying in Vimy, F9181 of the Night Flying Flt which dived into trees whilst carrying out a mock dogfight at Biggin Hill during the filming of an Air Ministry film

 4 Mar

AC2

BENNETT, SOLOMON

He died in the station hospital at RAF Cranwell from pneumonia.

 8 Mar

AC1

BRAIN, HERBERT EDMUND

He was serving with No 208 Sqn and drowned in the Suez Canal, he is buried in Ismailia War Memorial Cemetery.

11 Mar

Flt Lt

TILMAN, KENNETH CROMAR

He was killed flying as the observer in Parnell Panther, N7461 of No 442 Flt, which went over the side of HMS Argus on take off.  His pilot, Plt Off R Lewes was slightly injured.  He is buried in Mallorca and part of the aircraft's propeller has been placed as a memorial to him (see photos below).

Photos courtesy - Victoria Cānaves

14 Mar

Cpl SHELLEY, I B He was killed whilst flying DH9A, E8724 of No 1 FTS which stalled during a flat turn on take off from Farnborough and the fuel tank burst.

17 Mar

Plt Off

RYDER, WALTER HARRY

He was killed, probably whilst flying Bristol Fighter, J6628 of No 5 Sqn, which crashed at Razani on the North West Frontier.  He is buried in Ma'asker Al Raschid R.A.F. Cemetery.

17 Mar

LAC

TURNER, KENNETH

Ma'asker Al Raschid R.A.F. Cemetery

19 Mar

Cpl

RYAN, M J

Cairo New British Protestant Cemetery

29 Mar

Plt Off

PELLOW, EDWARD HUMPHREY LANGFORD

Died of injuries. He is buried in Warmwell (Holy Trinity) Churchyard.

30 Mar

AC2

BUSUTTIL, C

He was possibly a locally recruited member (Iraq Levies?) and is buried in Ma'asker Al Raschid RAF Cemetery

 2 Apr

Sgt

MURRAY, A C

He was killed whilst flying DH9A, E8661 of No 4 FTS, which spun into the ground after stalled at low altitude, he is buries in Ismailia War Memorial Cemetery.

 4 Apr

Plt Off

PLEDGER, JACK HAMILTON

He was on a training flight in Bristol Fighter, D7816 of No 1 FTS at Netheravon, flying at about 1,000 ft, when his aircraft caught fire and dived into the ground at West Kennett near Marlborough.  He was thrown from the aircraft and killed.

 8 Apr

Plt Off

GOLDSMID, FRANCIS FREDERIC ROWSELL

He died from injuries sustained whilst flying Bristol Fighter, F4606 of the School of Army Co-operation which stalled and crashed at Old Sarum

 8 Apr

LAC

NICHOLLS, H S

He died from injuries sustained whilst flying Bristol Fighter, F4606 of the School of Army Co-operation which stalled and crashed at Old Sarum

 8 Apr

Fg Off

KLYNES, ALEXANDER HENRY

He died in the Central RAF Hospital from carcinoma calcium.

 9 Apr

Plt Off

MOSS, CHARLES WILLIAM

He was possibly killed, in Bristol Fighter, J6784 of No 4 Sqn, which spun in from 400 ft at Farnborough.

12 Apr

Flt Lt

KEMP, WALRT HORACE ERNEST AFC

He was killed, whilst serving with No 84 Sqn, possibly whilst flying DH9A, J552, which stalled on take off.  He is buried in Basra (Makina) R.A.F. Cemetery.

12 Apr

?

ADAMS, ARTHUR LEE

He was killed whilst flying with Flt Lt W H E Kemp of No 84 Sqn, in DH9A, J552, which stalled on take off.  He is buried in Basra (Makina) R.A.F. Cemetery.

19 Apr

Cpl

WEBSTER, J

Ma'asker Al Raschid R.A.F. Cemetery

29 Apr

Fg Off

JONES. THOMAS PERCY TAYLOR

He was killed whilst flying Bristol F2B, F4954 of No 5 FTS which spun into the ground and burst into flames.

 2 May

Plt Off

MARTIN, ERIC MC

He was killed whilst flying Bristol Fighter, F4485 of No 2 FTS, which collided with Avro 504K, F8945 of the same unit at Duxford.

 4 May

LAC

SIMMONDS, JACK KENYON

Ma'asker Al Raschid R.A.F. Cemetery

 7 May

LAC

PEARLESS, E. WILLIAM

45 Sqn.  Ma'asker Al Raschid R.A.F. Cemetery

16 May

Fg Off

USHER-SOMERS, EDMUND CRONIN

He was probably killed whilst flying Bristol Fighter, D7821 of No 20 Sqn which climbed steeply after take off and on turning dived into the ground

31 May

Sqn Ldr

JONES, ROBERT HILTON

He was or had been serving with the Rest Camp, Iraq but died in Marseilles from pleurisy.

 5 Jun

Fg Off

DALY, ROWAN HEYWOOD DSC, DFC

He was killed whilst flying DH9A, E8654 of No 39 Sqn, which collided with J7087 of the same unit over Spittlegate.

 5 Jun

Sgt BREWER, W H He was killed whilst flying DH9A, E8654 of No 39 Sqn, which collided with J7087 of the same unit over Spittlegate.

 5 Jun

Fg Off

LUCAS, LESLIE GORDON

He was killed whilst flying DH9A, J7087 of No 39 Sqn, which collided with E8654 of the same unit over Spittlegate.

 5 Jun

AC1

COPLESTON, FRANCIS LESLIE ('TAFFY')

He was killed whilst flying in DH9A, J7087 of No 39 Sqn, which collided with E8654 of the same unit over Spittlegate.  He is buried in Grantham Churchyard.

 5 Jun

Flt Lt

USHER, ROBERT HOWELL CRASTER MC, AFC

Killed

 8 Jun

AC1

McMANUS,

He drowned while bathing whilst serving with No 5 Sqn.

25 Jun

Fg Off

CREAMER, REGINALD CYRIL DFC

He was killed whilst flying DH9A, H151 of No 14 Sqn, which spun into the ground at landing Ground 'D' and burst into flames and is buried in Ramleh War Cemetery.

25 Jun

Fg Off

SMITH, EDWARD EWART PAULL

He was taking off in Supermarine Sea Lion II, N170 of the Marine Experimental Establishment when it bounced, stalled and dived into the sea and he was drowned.  He is buried in Felixstowe New Cemetery.

26 Jun

LAC

PERREN, F C

He was killed whilst flying in DH9A, H151 of No 14 Sqn, which spun into the ground at landing Ground 'D' and burst into flames and is buried in Ramleh War Cemetery.

 6 Jul

Cpl

CARLESS, A J

He was serving with No 70 Sqn and died in the RAF British Hospital at Hinaidi from typhoid, he is buried in Ma'asker Al Raschid RAF Cemetery.

11 Jul

Flt Lt

TOOKE, BENJAMIN CECIL

Died, AHQ Iraq.  He is buried in Basra (Makina) R.A.F. Cemetery.

13 Jul

Cpl

BOLAN, FRANK STUART

He was serving with No 3 Armoured Car Company and died in the RAF Combined Hospital in Basra from syncope during delirium, and is buried in Basra (Makina) RAF Cemetery.

17 Jul

Flt Lt

GLEN, JOHN McGOWAN MC

Died

18 Jul

Fg Off

PHILLIPS W H

He was killed piloting Fairey IIID, N9467 of the Seaplane Training Sqn at Calshot.  The engine caught fire and he glided down to land in the Solent, but the aircraft overturned and sank.

18 Jul

AC2

BURDON E

He was killed whilst flying in Fairey IIID, N9467 of the Seaplane Training Sqn at Calshot with Fg Off W H Phillips.  Their engine caught fire and the pilot glided down to land in the Solent, but the aircraft overturned and sank.

21 Jul

Fg Off

WATSON, MYLES BIRKET FOSTER

He died and is buried in Ma'asker Al Raschid R.A.F. Cemetery.

22 Jul

Sgt

DICKS, CHARLES ALBERT

He was killed whilst flying DH9A, E9911 of No 55 Sqn, which stalled and crashed during a turn at Mosul.  He is buried in Ma'asker Al Raschid RAF Cemetery.

25 Jul

Flt Lt

DAY, WILLIAM CONWAY MC

He was killed whilst flying in DH9A, H147 of No 84 Sqn which force landed in the desert near Jalibah and is buried in Basra (Makina) R.A.F. Cemetery.

25 Jul

Fg Off

STEWART, DONALD RAMSAY

He was killed whilst flying in DH9A, H147 of No 84 Sqn which force landed in the desert near Jalibah and is buried in Basra (Makina) R.A.F. Cemetery.

28 Jul

Fg Off

ANDERSON, IAN PATRICK

He was killed  whilst flying Bristol Fighter, F4286 of No 28 Sqn, which crashed on landing at Razmak.

28 Jul

AC1 TAYLOR, K H He was killed whilst flying in a Bristol Fighter of No 28 Sqn piloted by Fg Off I P Anderson, which crashed on landing at Razmak.

28 Jul

Fg Off

BELL, EDWARD

He was killed whilst flying Bristol Fighter, F4286 of No 28 Sqn, which flew into a hill in cloud and its bombs exploded.

29 Jul

Flt Cdt

ASPINALL, HARRY HOWARTH

He was killed whilst flying Bristol F2B, 4552 of the RAF College, Cranwell, which spun into the ground during a solo cross-country sortie.

30 Jul

AC1 SLACK, P He was severely injured whilst flying in Bristol Fighter, F4286 of No 28 Sqn piloted by Fg Off E Bell, which flew into a hill in cloud and its bombs exploded 0n 28 Jul 1924. He died from his injuries two days later.

31 Jul

LAC MASKELL, GEORGE WILLIAM He was probably killed whilst flying in Fairey Fawn II, J6990 of No 11 Sqn, which spun into the ground from 200ft whilst attempting to avoid another aircraft at Netheravon

 4 Aug

Fg Off

MORPHY, DOUGLAS McGILLYCUDDY

He was killed when Bristol Fighter, D8057 of No 28 Sqn crashed at Peshawar.

 4 Aug

?

COOK,  BENJAMIN

He was with No 2 Wireless Station, but may have been flying with Fg Off D McG Morphy in Bristol Fighter, D8057 of No 28 Sqn at the time of his death.  He is buried in Ma'asker Al Raschid R.A.F. Cemetery

 5 Aug

LAC

COBLEY, L

He was serving at the Aircraft Depot, Iraq and was killed in a motor cycle accident, he is buried in Ma'asker Al Raschid RAF Cemetery.

11 Aug

AC1

WALTERS, F J

Orpington (All Saints) Churchyard Extension

 6 Aug

Plt Off

HALL, GEOFFREY SHEWELL

Killed

12 Aug

Plt Off

HILLIER, CHRISTOPHER ERNEST

He was killed whilst flying as the passenger in Bristol Fighter, C806 of No 5 FTS, which dived inverted into the ground near Sealand.

12 Aug

Plt Off

SHAW, HAMPDEN CHARLTON MASON

He was killed whilst flying Bristol Fighter, C806 of No 5 FTS, which dived inverted into the ground near Sealand.

15 Aug

Plt Off

BREAKEY, CHARLES VICTOR

He was being instructed by Fg Off G S L Hayward in Avro 504K, H9863 of No 2 FTS when it suffered an engine failure and dived into the ground at Digby.  He later died of his injuries.

15 Aug

Fg Off

HAYWARD, GEORGE SEARLE LOMAX MC

 He was instructing Plt Off C V Breakey in Avro 504K, H9863 of No 2 FTS when it suffered an engine failure and dived into the ground at Digby.  He later died of injuries.

19 Aug

?

CARDOZA, LAURENCE

He was serving as a Cook and was possibly a locally recruited member, he is buried in Ma'asker Al Raschid RAF Cemetery.

26 Aug

Fg Off

HARCOURT-VERNON, JOHN WILLIAM CARL

He was killed whilst flying Bristol Fighter, F4955 of No 13 Sqn which crashed at Mid Lavant, Sussex during a photo-recce sortie.

26 Aug

Cpl

CARPENTER, CHARLES

He was killed whilst flying in Bristol Fighter, F4955 of No 13 Sqn which crashed at Mid Lavant, Sussex during a photo-recce sortie.

28 Aug

Fg Off

MASON, STANLEY JAMES

He was killed whilst flying Snipe, F2444 of No 19 Sqn which dived into the ground at Duxford whilst inverted.

 6 Sep

Flt Sgt

SCURLOCK, WILLIAM JOHN

Honeybrough Cemetery

12 Sep

Fg Off

REEVE, GUY FRANCIS

He was killed whilst flying Nightjar, J6932 of No 404 (Fleet Fighter) Flight, which crashed as it recovered from a spin.

15 Sep

Plt Off

BAILLIE, ARTHUR DOUGLAS

He was killed whilst flying Snipe, F2484 of No 17 Sqn which crashed at Eastchurch after stalling in a low climbing turn.

22 Sep

Plt Off

HALL, STANLEY EDWARD

He was killed whilst flying Avro 504K, E9379 of No 4 FTS when he spun in at Abu Sueir in Egypt.  He is buried in Ismailia War Memorial Cemetery.

 2 Oct

Fg Off

BOUSFIELD, COLIN

He was killed whilst flying Bristol Fighter, J6606 of No 14 Sqn when it spun in from 300 ft at Heliopolis.  He is buried in Cairo New British Protestant Cemetery.

 2 Oct

Fg Off

STIRLING, ARCHIBALD HAY

He was killed whilst flying Bristol F2B, F4572 of No 13 Sqn which crashed at Penton Mewsey, Wiltshire.  Flying at 2,000 ft he began a spiral descent, but failed to flatten out and consequently flew into the ground.  LAC Turton was also killed in this crash.

 2 Oct

LAC

TURTON, WILLIAM JAMES ARTHUR

He was killed flying as the crewman of Bristol F2B, F4572 of No 13 Sqn which crashed at Penton Mewsey, Wiltshire, flown by Fg Off A H Stirling, who was also killed.  Flying at 2,000 ft he began a spiral descent, but failed to flatten out and consequently flew into the ground.

 6 Oct

?

JOSHUA, K G A

Ma'asker Al Raschid R.A.F. Cemetery

 6 Oct

Sgt

ROBERTS, ALBERT ERNEST

Ma'asker Al Raschid R.A.F. Cemetery

 7 Oct

LAC

BLISS, JOHN

He was serving with No 6 Armoured Car Company and died at Hinaidi from burns and shock, he is buried in Ma'asker Al Raschid RAF Cemetery.

 9 Oct

Plt Off

ST. GEORGE-TAYLOR, HAROLD

Killed (Siskin III, J7147 of No 41 Sqn.  Dived into the ground at the bottom of a loop following a formation take off or Avro 504K, H5252 of No 100 Sqn stalled whilst undertaking aerobatics at Manston?)

11 Oct

Fg Off

FRANKLIN, JOHN HAYWARD GODFREY

He was killed in a flying accident at Shaibah, whilst flying DH9A, J7253 of No 84 Sqn which overturned and burst into flames.  He is buried in Basra (Makina) R.A.F. Cemetery.

15 Oct

Flt Cdt

HENRY, JOHN EDWARD (JACK)

He died of Meningitis at the RAF Central Hospital, Finchley whilst undergoing training at the RAF College, Cranwell.

19 Oct

Fg Off

PECKOVER, RICHARD GURNEY

He died from injuries sustained whilst flying DH9A, F2807 of No 4 FTS, which spun into the ground from 800 ft near Abu Sueir on 17 Oct 1924 and is buried in Ismailia War Memorial Cemetery.

30 Oct

AC2

FISHER, WILLIAM JAMES

He was serving at the Central Flying School and died from a pulmonary haemorrhage, he is buried in Upavon Church Cemetery.

 1 Nov

Flt Lt

QUINLAN, ARTHUR FRANCIS

He was killed whilst flying Bristol Fighter, F4566 of No 5 Sqn, which spun in off a turn at Dardoni

10 Nov

Fg Off

CHANDLER, JOHN MAURICE  (Lt RN)

He was killed whilst flying Snipe, E6968 of No 1 FTS, which collided with Fawn, J7202 on the approach to Netheravon.

10 Nov

Sgt

TAYLOR, G

He was probably killed whilst flying Fawn, J7202 of No 1 FTS, which collided with Snipe, E6968 on the approach to Netheravon and is buried in Netheravon (All Saints) Churchyard .

10 Nov

~?

unknown

He was probably killed whilst flying Fawn, J7202 of No 1 FTS, which collided with Snipe, E6968 on the approach to Netheravon.

12 Nov

Fg Off

REID, ELLIS

He was killed whilst flying Snipe, F2499 of No 1 Sqn which spun into the ground at Hinaidi and is buried in Ma'asker Al Raschid RAF Cemetery.

21 Nov

Fg Off

LOCHNER, JOHN TOBIAS ALBERT

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

26 Nov

AC2

BUGEJA, PIO

He was serving in the Stores Depot, Basra and was possibly a locally recruited member, he is buried in Basra (Makina) RAF Cemetery.

28 Nov

Fg Off

BYRNE, CYRIL WILLIAM ANTHONY

He was killed whilst flying Snipe, E6838 of No 19 Sqn, which spun into a haystack during aerobatics.

4 Dec

Plt Off

GAIN, DOUGLAS ELPHINSTONE

He died of injuries from injuries sustained whilst flying Avro 504K, E6671 of the Central Flying School, which spun into the ground after stalling in a gliding turn.

 7 Dec

?

LOFTS, F

Cairo New British Protestant Cemetery

14 Dec

LAC

BARTLETT, WILLIAM LEWIS

He was serving with No  6 Armoured Car Company and died at Hinaidi from pneumonia and dysentery, he is buried in Ma'asker Al Raschid RAF Cemetery.

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