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Casualties - January - December 1925


Date Rank Name Unit, Aircraft & Comments

17 Jan

Fg Off

BRUCE, RONALD REID HARDCASTLE

He was severely injured in an accident at Ramleh whilst flying an unidentified Bristol Fighter, of No 14 Sqn.  He died from his injuries later the same day in the Palestine General Hospital.  He is buried in Ramleh War Cemetery.

17 Jan

Fg Off

McLAREN, JAMES ALEXANDER MC

He was killed in an accident at Ismailia, whilst flying Bristol Fighter, xxxxx of No 208 Sqn.  He is buried in Ismailia War Memorial Cemetery.

21 Jan

AC1

LITTLE, JOSEPH

He died in the station hospital at RAF Hinaidi whilst attached to No 1 Sqn, from acute appendicitis, peritonitis and pneumonia, he is buried in Ma'asker Al Raschid RAF Cemetery.

29 Jan

Fg Off

LEWES, RICHARD

He was killed in an accident at Hal Far in Malta, when he overturned in Flycatcher, N9666 of No 402 (Fleet Fighter) Flt.  He is buried in Pieta Military Cemetery.

20 Feb

Sqn Ldr

CRUIKSHANK, JASPER WALLACE OBE

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

27 Feb

Plt Off

WOODE, CECIL STANLEY MARSHALL

He was killed in a flying accident at Bircham Newton, whilst flying Avro 504K, H3083 of No 99 Sqn.  His passenger, AC1 Ernest Forrester was seriously injured.

4 Mar

Flt Lt

PRICE, DUDLEY

Died

10 Mar Cpl

JUDGE, ALBERT EDWIN

He died in hospital in Karachi whilst serving at the Aircraft Depot, India.

19 Mar

AC1

McCANN, HERBERT

He died in Moascar General Hospital from pericarditis and endocarditis whilst serving with No 208 Sqn and is buried in Ismailia War Memorial Cemetery.

21 Mar

Fg Off

DASHWOOD, EDWARD JOHN

He was flying as observer to Fg Off Hayter-Hames in DH9A, E8792 of No 27 Sqn on a  bombing aid when they was forced to land in hostile territory, during which his machine was completely wrecked. The pilot was killed  instantly but Fg Off Dashwood fell into the hands of friendly Guri Khel, unfortunately he died of his injuries shortly afterwards.

21 Mar

Fg Off

HAYTER-HAMES, NOEL CECIL

He was flying DH9A, E8792 of No 27 Sqn on a  bombing aid when he was forced to land in hostile territory, during which his machine was completely wrecked. He was killed  instantly but Fg Off Dashwood fell into the hands of friendly Guri Khel, unfortunately he died of his injuries shortly afterwards.

25 Mar

Plt Off

SCOTT, IAN MALCOLM

He was killed in a flying accident at Caterham whilst piloting Snipe, E6792 of No 32 Sqn, when he flew into trees during low flying.

30 Mar

Fg Off

BERRIDGE, THOMAS DONALD

He was flying an unidentified Bristol Fighter of No 28 Sqn, when he was involved in an accident at Quetta.  He was killed and his gunner, AC2 Alexander Bidmead was seriously injuried.

7 Apr

AC1

ERNEST EDWARD MILLS

He was flying in a Virginia, J7439of No 9 Sqn which ran into fog at 11:00.  The pilot (Plt Off Eric Alfred Claude Bushell) put the aircraft down in the sea off Birchington and was slightly injured.  AC2 Horace Eustace Grellis was seriously injured but  Mills and Plt Off Walker were reported missing believed drowned.

7 Apr

Plt Off

WALKER, NEIL COULL

He was flying in a Virginia, J7439 of No 9 Sqn which ran into fog at 11:00.  The pilot (Plt Off Eric Alfred Claude Bushell) put the aircraft down in the sea off Birchington and was slightly injured.  AC2 Horace Eustace Grellis was seriously injured but Walker and AC1 Mills were reported missing believed drowned.

8 Apr

Plt Off

MASON, ANTHONY CECIL CARBERY

He was killed at Leysdown whilst flying a Bristol Fighter, ? of the Armament and Gunnery School.

12 Apr

AC2

CRANG, CLAUDE REDVERS

He was serving with 'C' Section, No 4 Armoured Car Company and is presumed to have drowned, he is buried in Basra (Makina) RAF Cemetery.

14 Apr

Flt Sgt

CHINNERY, ARTHUR HENRY

He was serving at the Aircraft Depot, Iraq and died from peritonitis, he is buried in Ma'asker Al Raschid RAF Cemetery.

17 Apr

Fg Off

THOMSON, THOMAS

He was killed whilst flying as observer to Flt Lt Cyril Jameson Truran in DH9A, ? of No 84 Sqn at Shaibah in Iraq.  He is buried in Basra (Makina) R.A.F. Cemetery.

18 Apr

AC2

BARBER, E E

He was killed whilst flying as the crewman in Bristol Fighter, F4961 of No 6 Sqn, piloted by Fg Off R W Pontifex, which crashed in flames whilst bombing. He is buried in Ma'asker Al Raschid R.A.F. Cemetery.

18 Apr

Fg Off

PONTIFEX, RUPERT WILLIAM

He was killed whilst flying Bristol Fighter, F4961 of No 6 Sqn, which crashed in flames whilst bombing. He is buried in Ma'asker Al Raschid R.A.F. Cemetery.  His crewman, AC2 E E Barber was also killed.

29 Apr

Fg Off

DEREDGE, FELIX ALLEN St GEORGE  (Lt RN)

Killed

30 Apr

Fg Off

DENISON, CHRISTOPHER

He was killed whilst piloting Fairey IIID, N9780 of No 440 Flt, when it stalled and crashed near Mellieha Church in Malta.  Lt Henry Thew Rust RN and Telegraphist C L D Oliver died of their injuries later.  He is buried in Pieta Military Cemetery.

1 May

Fg Off

ROSEVEARE, HARRY LESTOURGEON  (Lt RN)

He was killed piloting Fairey IIID, N9756 of No 443 Flt, when he collided with N9754 at about 1,000 ft over Leuchars, whilst taking up formation, his aircraft spinning in.

1 May

Cpl

WARWICK, TOM VINCENT

He was killed whilst flying in Fairey IIID, N9756 of No 443 Flt piloted by Fg Off Roseveare, when they collided with N9754 at about 1,000 ft over Leuchars, whilst taking up formation, their aircraft spinning in.

2 May

AC

WILTSHIRE, P T

Orpington (All Saints) Churchyard Extension

3 May

Flt Lt

ROCHE, JOHN FRANCIS

He died, cause unknown whilst serving with No 70 Sqn and is buried in Ma'asker Al Raschid RAF Cemetery.

4 May

Lt

GRIFFITH, JOHN ELLERTHORP

He was killed whilst a passenger in a Bristol Fighter of No 6 Sqn piloted by Flt Lt W A B Saville, who was slightly injuried.

5 May

Fg Off

McDONALD, HUGH CRICHTON RAFO

He was died of his injuries following an accident whilst piloting a Blackburn Kangaroo at Brough.  He was probaly undertaking a refresher flying course at the Blackburn training school

8 May

AC1

TURNBULL, J C

He was serving with No 84 Sqn and died from burns sustained whilst making adjustments to an engine, he is buried in Basra (Makina) RAF Cemetery.

10 May

Fg Off

WALLER, ROBERT RICHARD STUDDERT

He was severely injured whilst piloting Bristol Fighter, ? of No 31 Sqn on 9 May and died from his injuries the following day.

15 May

Fg Off

MORGAN, DAVID BROWN (Lt RN)

He was killed flying DH9A, J7053 of No 1 FTS, which lost its wings following recovery from a dive.  He is buried in Netheravon (All Saints) Churchyard.

20 May

Fg Off

FINDLEY, ARTHUR

He was killed flying Bristol Fighter, ? of  No 31 Sqn at Sialkot in India as was his passenger, Capt Gregory Rich, Indian Army

22 May

Fg Off

WOODYATT, ARTHUR REINAGLE

He was killed when Snipe, E6794 of No 32 Sqn stalled and dived in the ground at Northolt.

25 May

AC1

BRUCE, GEORGE EDWARD

He was flying in Fawn, J7226 of No 100 Sqn, piloted by Plt Off J T Eve which crashed near Spittlegate

25 May

Plt Off

EVE, JACK TERENCE

He was killed piloting Fawn, J7226 of No 100 Sqn near Spittlegate and his crew, AC1 George Edward Bruce and AC2 Percival Thomas Sharpe were both injured

25 May

Flt Lt

LOWE, THEODORE LINLEY

Died of injuries, 84 Sqn.  He is buried in Basra (Makina) R.A.F. Cemetery.

25 May

Cpl

WILSON, SYDNEY RONALD

He was killed whilst undertaking a practice parachute jump at Andover whilst serving with No 12 Sqn, when his parachute failed to open.

29 May

LAC

EGAN, ARTHUR REGINALD

He drowned whilst serving at the Stores Depot, Basra and is buried in Basra (Makina) RAF Cemetery.

1 Jun

Fg Off

AIKEN, LAWRENCE WILLIAM

He was serving with No 60 Sqn at Miranshah and died from Enteric fever in Nowshera Hospital.

5 Jun

LAC

BACCHUS, WILLIAM RICHARD J

He was killed when he was struck by the propeller of an unidentified Grebe of No 56 Sqn, which he was swinging with another airman.

17 Jun

Sgt

HUME, DAVID

He died by hanging, probably suicide, whilst serving with No 30 Sqn and is buried in Ma'asker Al Raschid RAF Cemetery.

21 Jun

Sgt

BLANCHE, HENRY EUSTACE

He was piloting an unidentified DH9A of No 60 Sqn, which was involved in an accident at Peshawar.  His passenger, Fg Off N C Bretherton was also killed.

21 Jun

Fg Off

BRETHERTON, NORRIS CARDEN

He was killed in an accident at Peshawar whilst flying in an unidentified DH9A of No 60 Sqn piloted by Sgt H E Blanche.

24 Jun

AC2

WEBB, THOMAS WILSON

He died from acute yellow atrophy of the liver whilst serving at the Stores Depot, Basra and is buried in Basra (Makina) RAF Cemetery.

25 Jun

LAC

STICKLEY, ARTHUR JOHN

He died at Hinaidi from pneumonia and malignant malaria whilst serving with No 4 Armoured Car Company and is buried in Ma'asker Al Raschid RAF Cemetery.

26 Jun

LAC

GAMAGE, CHARLES WILLIAM

He was killed whilst flying with Plt Off D C Wilson in an unidentified DH9A of No 4 FTS, Abu Sueir, when their wing broke off in a low altitude loop.  He is buried in Ismailia War Memorial Cemetery.

26 Jun

Plt Off

WILSON, DANIEL GEOFFREY

He was killed whilst flying an unidentified DH9A of No 4 FTS at Abu Sueir, when his port wing broke off during a low altitude loop.  His observer/gunner, LAC C W Gamage, was also killed.  He is buried in Ismailia War Memorial Cemetery.

2 Jul

Fg Off

KERCKHOVE, HERBERT VINCENT MC

He was possibly killed whilst flying Avro 504K, H3098 of No 19 Sqn which stalled whilst turning in to land at Duxford.  He is buried in Whittlesford (SS Mary and Andrew) Churchyard.

4 Jul

Sgt

CRANE, LEONARD

He was serving at HQ Iraq and is presumed to have drowned, he is buried in Ma'asker Al Raschid RAF Cemetery.

4 Jul

AC2

CRASKE, W B

He was serving with No 208 Sqn and was found dead in a lake near Ismailia and is presumed to have drowned, he is buried in Ismailia War Memorial Cemetery.

4 Jul

Flt Sgt

MANSER, LENORD ALBERT

He was serving at HQ RAF Iraq and is presumed to have drowned, he is buried in Ma'asker Al Raschid RAF Cemetery.

5 Jul

LAC

KERSLAKE, S IVOR

He was serving with No 5 Armoured Car Company and was killed in an accident in a Lancia armoured car, he is buried in Ma'asker Al Raschid RAF Cemetery.

8 Jul

Fg Off

PENNY, MARCUS GLANFIELD (Lt RA)

He was killed in a flying accident east of Kirkuk in Iraq, whilst flying an unidentified DH9A of No 30 Sqn.  His passenger, Lt G D E Heather (Iraq Levies) was also killed. He is buried in Ma'asker Al Raschid R.A.F. Cemetery.

14 Jul

Fg Off

RYAN, JOHN (Mate RN)

He was killed in a flying accident at Charlton, Wiltshire whilst piloting Avro 504K, H9814 of No 1 FTS.  He is buried in Netheravon (All Saints) Churchyard.

5 Aug

Sgt

GAZE, JOHN REGINALD

He was killed in a flying accident at Hinaidi whilst piloting DH9A, J7042 of No 55 Sqn.  He is buried in Ma'asker Al Raschid R.A.F. Cemetery.

5 Aug

LAC

YOUNG, FRANCIS

He was killed in a flying accident at Hinaidi whilst flying in DH9A, J7042 of No 55 Sqn piloted by Sgt J R Gaze.  He is buried in Ma'asker Al Raschid R.A.F. Cemetery.

12 Aug

Plt Off

FITZGERALD, JOHN JELLETT

He was killed in a flying accident near Ur in Iraq flying DH9A, xxxxx of No 84 Sqn.  His gunner, AC1 Frank Edward Leatherdale was slightly wounded.  He is buried in Basra (Makina) R.A.F. Cemetery.

28 Aug

Fg Off

BUTLIN, HARRY

He was flying Siskin, J7181 of No 111 Sqn when he collided with another Siskin of the same  squadron being flown by Plt Off H Peck. He was carrying a passenger, Plt Of De Robeck and all three officers were killed.

28 Aug

Plt Off

De ROBECK, DERMOT

He was flying as a passenger in Siskin IIIDC, J7181 of No 111 Sqn being flown by Fg Off Butlin, when it collided with another Siskin of the same squadron. He is buried in Warmwell (Holy Trinity) Churchyard.

28 Aug

AC1

MITCHELL, GEORGE HENRY

He died in the RAF British Hospital, Hinaidi from typhoid fever and is buried in Ma'asker Al Raschid RAF Cemetery.

28 Aug

Plt Off

PECK, HUGH

He was flying Siskin, J7553 of No 111 Sqn when he collided with another Siskin of the same squadron being flown by Fg Off Butlin, who was carrying a passenger, Plt Of De Robeck and all three officers were killed.  He is buried in Warmwell (Holy Trinity) Churchyard

4 Sep

Fg Off

CAVE-BROWN, GEOFFREY ASHTON (Hon Flt Lt)

He was flying a Blackburn Blackburn, N9827 of the RAF Base Gosport and was involved in an accident at Lee on Solent.  He was dangerously injured and died shortly afterwards.

8 Sep

Lt

MONCKTON, THOMAS CHARLES CAMPBELL (RA attached RAF)

Died.

14 Sep

LAC

MARTIN, ALBERT JAMES

He died from appendicitis whilst serving with No 47 Sqn and is buried in Cairo New British Protestant Cemetery.

14 Sep

Plt Off

SPURWAY, WILLIAM LANGDON

He was flying Bristol Fighter, C799 of No 5 FTS solo when the aircraft caught fire and crashed at Sealand.  He was severely injured in the crash and died later the same day.

16 Sep

Fg Off

CAVE WILLIAMS, WILLIAM

He was flying an unidentified Bristol Fighter, of No 2 FTS with Plt Off Kellaway as passenger, when it spun in from 1,800 ft near Cranwell, both officers being killed.

16 Sep

Plt Off

KELLAWAY, FREDERICK MARTIN

He was the passenger in  Bristol Fighter of No 2 FTS being flown by Fg Off Cave Williams, when  when it spun in from 1,800 ft near Cranwell, both officers being killed.

21 Sep

Fg Off

EVANS, HENRY COLLINS

He was involved in a flying accident near Antrim, Northern Ireland whilst flying an unidentified Avro 504K of No 502 Sqn.  He was taken to hospital but died shortly after being admitted.

23 Sep

Fg Off

COX, PERCIVAL ALAN RAFO

He was flying Bristol Fighter, xxxxx when he was involved in a mid-air collision with another Bristol Fighter, xxxxx, of the Flying School at Filton being flown by Fg Off G W Thorpe RAFO.

23 Sep

AC

THOMASSON,

Cairo New British Protestant Cemetery

23 Sep

Fg Off

THORPE, GEORGE WILLIAM RAFO

He was flying Bristol Fighter, xxxxx when he was involved in a mid-air collision with another Bristol Fighter, xxxxx, of the Flying School at Filton being flown by Fg Off P A Cox RAFO.

24 Sep

Flt Lt

CUDDON-DAVIS, ARTHUR WILFRED

He was killed in a flying accident near Felixstowe, whilst flying Snipe, xxxxx of No 17 Sqn.

25 Sep

Flt Lt

CARTER, BASIL ROYSTON AFC

He was killed as a result of a mid-air collision over Elmdon, Cambridgeshire whilst flying Grebe, J7385 or J7395 of No 29 Sqn.  The other machine was piloted by Sgt T J McGrath.  He is buried in Whittlesford (SS Mary and Andrew) Churchyard.

25 Sep

Sgt

McGRATH, THOMAS JAMES

He was killed as a result of a mid-air collision over Elmdon, Cambridgeshire whilst flying Grebe, J7385 or J7395 of No 29 Sqn.  The other machine was piloted by Flt Lt B R Carter.

5 Oct

Fg Off

HOGBEN, EDGAR THOMAS O'NEIL

He was injured in a flying accident in India on 2 Oct 1925 and died of his injuries at Kohat three days later.

5 Oct

AC1

SUTCLIFFE, HARRY

He died in hospital at Kohat from acute appendicitis whilst serving with No 5 Sqn.

8 Oct

LAC

McCARTHY, DENNIS

He was found hanged in a bath house whilst serving with No 4 FTS and is buried in Ismailia War Memorial Cemetery.

16 Oct

Plt Off

BALLANTYNE, JOHN ALEXANDER

Killed

16 Oct

Plt Off

BRANCH, JOHN STROYAN

He was killed

17 Oct

Flt Lt

WILSON, JOHN STEVENSON MD, BA, RAFO

Died

18 Oct

Sgt

GRAHAM, THOMAS

He was killed whilst flying DH9A, J7102 of No 8 Sqn, which crashed near the junctions of the Rivers Tigris and Lesser Dab following a fire in the air and is buried in Ma'asker Al Raschid RAF Cemetery.

19 Oct

Flt Lt

RANSFORD, ALAN CARPMAEL

Died

20 Oct

Gp Capt

KILNER, CECIL FRANCIS DSO, ADC

He died at home following a long illness and is buried in Kensal Green Cemetery

20 Oct

AC1

WHIPP, JOHN EDWARD

He died from secondary haemorrhaging following acute appendicitis whilst attached to the Stores Depot, Iraq from No 6 Sqn and is buried in Basra (Makina) RAF Cemetery.

21 Oct

Plt Off

CRIPPS, GEOFFREY WALTER

He was killed whilst flying an unidentified DH9A of 4 FTS, which spun in at Abu Sueir and is buried in Ismailia War Memorial Cemetery

20 Nov

Plt Off

SMITH, CECIL W N

He was killed whilst flying an unidentified Grebe of No 29 Sqn when it crashed at Leysdown.

23 Nov

Fg Off

MOORE, JOSEPH ALBERT

He was killed whilst flying DH9A, H120 of No 30 Sqn, which and crashed and caught fire, he is buried in Ma'asker Al Raschid RAF Cemetery.

23 Nov

AC1

RICKABY, ARTHUR ALGERNON

He was killed whilst flying DH9A, H120 of No 30 Sqn, which and crashed and caught fire, he is buried in Ma'asker Al Raschid RAF Cemetery.

26 Nov

Plt Off

EARLY, WILLIAM JOHN REGINALD

He was killed flying (in) an unidentified Snipe DC of No 3 Sqn,  when it dived in shortly after take off coming down about a mile and a half from Upavon.  He is buried in Upavon Church Cemetery.  Flt Lt J A Slater was also killed in this accident.

26 Nov

Flt Lt

SLATER, JAMES ANDERSON

He was killed flying (in) an unidentified Snipe DC of No 3 Sqn,  when it dived in shortly after take off coming down about a mile and a half from Upavon.  He is buried in Upavon Church Cemetery.  Plt Off W J R Early was also killed in this accident

3 Dec

AC1

COOPER, WILLIAM ISAIAH DAVID

He was killed in a motor cycle accident when he collided with a lorry at Hinaidi and he is buried in Ma'asker Al Raschid RAF Cemetery.

13 Dec

LAC

CHAPMAN, HENRY JOSEPH

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

16 Dec

LAC

DUNN, EDWARD EMANUEL

He was killed as a result of a mid-air collision whilst flying Avro 504K, E2914 of No 9 Sqn.  The other aircraft, E3798 was being flown by LAC W E Parrish, who was seriously injured

23 Dec

Plt Off

WOODBYRNE, CECIL WILLIAM

He was flying DH9A, E8751 of No 4 FTS when he was involved in a flying accident near Abu Sueir in which he and his passenger, AC1 Arthur Thomas Groom were seriously injured.  However, he died of his injuries later that day.

24 Dec

LAC

GROOM, ARTHUR THOMAS

He was the passenger in DH9A, E8751 of No 4 FTS when it struck the mast of a boat in the Suez Canal whilst low flying the previous day, in which he and his pilot, Plt Off C  Woodbyrne were seriously injured.  However, he died of his injuries the following day.  He is buried in Ismailia War Memorial Cemetery.

27 Dec

Plt Off

WATEN, EDWARD JOHN HULBERT

Killed

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