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Casualties - January - December 1928


Date Rank Name Unit, Aircraft & Comments

4 Jan

Fg Off

BRADBURY, GEOFFREY

Died of injuries

8 Jan

Plt Off

FISHER, LIONEL EDWARD RUGGLES MC (Lt RARO)

He was killed in a flying accident at Hinaidi, piloting Bristol Fighter, xxxxx No 6 Sqn.  His passenger, Lt S G Haserick, King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry (attached Iraq Levies), was dangerously injured, and died of his injuries later that day.  He is buried in Ma'asker Al Raschid R.A.F. Cemetery.

17 Jan

Plt Off

STEVINSON, GUY

He was killed in a flying accident at Tidworth whilst flying Woodcock, xxxxx of No 17 Sqn.  He is buried in Upavon Church Cemetery.

23 Jan

Fg Off

DAUNCEY, HAROLD CAMPBELL GAMBIER

He was killed in a flying accident at Martlesham Heath whilst carrying out trials in an experimental aircraft.

30 Jan

SM1

COLLIN, WILLIAM

He died from a brain haemorrhage resulting from a fall from a bicycle whilst serving with No 502 Sqn.

30 Jan

LAC

FISHER, HAROLD EDWIN

He was killed in a flying accident at Helwan in Egypt in DH9A, J8118 of No 45 Sqn, flown by Sgt F E Omeara and is buried in Cairo New British Protestant Cemetery.

30 Jan

Sgt

OMEARA, FREDERICK ERNEST

He was killed in a flying accident at Helwan in Egypt whilst flying DH9A, J8118of No 45 Sqn.  Also killed in the crash was LAC H E Fisher.

1 Feb

AC1

THOMPSON, PERCY

He died from burns whilst serving with No 8 Sqn and is buried in Maala Cemetery.

8 Feb

Plt Off

CHALMERS, PETER JOHN BASIL

He was killed in a flying accident near Emsworth, Hants, whilst flying Gamecock, J7919 of No 43 Sqn.

17 Feb

Plt Off

WATSON, ERIC JAMES

He was seriously injured in a mid-air collision between three Grebes of No 25 Sqn at Capel near Folkestone.  He was flying either J7372 or J7392 and later died of his injuries.  The pilot of the the other aircraft Grebe, J7372 or J7392 successfully abandoned his aircraft and was uninjured, as was the pilot of the third aircraft, J7412.

20 Feb

Fg Off

JACKSON, ROLF BOOTH HILTON

He was killed in action when he was shot down near Busaiyah in Iraq, whilst flying an unidentified DH9A of No 55 Sqn. He survived the crash but was shot by tribesmen and is buried in Basra (Makina) R.A.F. Cemetery.

2 Mar

AC1

LOWMAN, W G

He was killed flying in Fairey IIIF, S1195 of No 207 Sqn which crashed on the Isle of Grain.

2 Mar

Sgt

MALTMAN, W

He was killed flying Fairey IIIF, S1195 of No 207 Sqn which crashed on the Isle of Grain.

2 Mar

LAC

MASON, S C

He was killed flying in Fairey IIIF, S1195 of No 207 Sqn which crashed on the Isle of Grain.

8 Mar

Flt Lt

HOILE, WILLIAM HENRY MBE

Died

12 Mar

Flt Lt

KINKEAD, SAMUEL MARCUS DSO, DSC, DFC

He was making an attempt on the World Absolute Speed Record in Supermarine S5, N221 of the RAF High Speed Flt when he misjudged his landing on a glassy sea in bad visibility and he flew into the Solent and was killed.

14 Mar

Fg Off

MUMFORD-MATHEWS, HORACE JAMES JOSEPH

He was probably killed whilst flying Bristol Fighter, J7666 of No 2 Sqn which collided with Virginia, J8239 of No 9 Sqn near Manston.

22 Mar

Flt Lt

JEZZARD, FRANK MBE

He was killed whilst flying Avro 504N, J8581 which crashed two miles south of Henlow after hitting telegraph wires near the main road to the camp.

22 Mar

LAC HOOPER, ? He was killed whilst flying as a passenger in Avro 504N, J8581 which crashed two miles south of Henlow after hitting telegraph wires near the main road to the camp

28 Mar

LAC

KIMBERLY, J

He was killed whilst flying as the crewman in an unidentified DH9A of No 14 Sqn near Amman, flown by Flt Lt G McCormack.  He is buried in Ramleh War Cemetery

28 Mar

Flt Lt

McCORMACK, GEORGE

He was severely injured whilst flying an unidentified DH9A of No 14 Sqn near Amman and later died of his injuries.   He is buried in Ramleh War Cemetery.

29 Mar

Fg Off

REVE, JAMES VARNEY

Died

1 Apr

Plt Off

MADOCKS, KENRICK ALEXANDER NAPIER RAFO

Died

1 Apr

LAC

MOORE, R E

8 Sqn.  Maala Cemetery.  1st - 30th April 1928

2 Apr

Fg Off

HADDEN, JACK (Lt Black Watch)

He was killed in a flying accident near Colchester whilst flying Bristol Fighter, J7651 of No. 2 Sqn, AC1 George Henry Towers was also killed.  At the time they were carrying out a low level strafing exerercise and hit trees.

2 Apr

AC1

TOWERS, GEORGE HENRY

He was killed in a flying accident near Colchester whilst flying in Bristol Fighter, J7651 of No. 2 Sqn, flown by Fg Off J Hadden.  At the time they were carrying out a low level strafing exerercise and hit trees.

2 Apr

AC1

WAUGH, WILLIAM

He was killed in a flying accident near Hillah, Iraq, whilst in flying D.H.9A, J7854 of No 30 Sqn, being flown by Plt Off J W Wood.  They were trying to land near a stranded aircraft when he spun in.  He is buried in Ma'asker Al Raschid R.A.F. Cemetery.

2 Apr

Plt Off

WOOD, JACK WHITWORTH

He was killed in a flying accident near Hillah, Iraq, whilst flying D.H.9A, J7854 of No 30 Sqn, AC1 William Waugh was also killed.  He was trying to land near a stranded aircraft when their aircraft spun in.  He is buried in Ma'asker Al Raschid R.A.F. Cemetery.

3 Apr

Fg Off

HALE, ALFRED WILLIAM BEVERLEY

He was killed  in a flying accident in Hong Kong whilst flying Fairey IIIF, S1216 of No 440 (Fleet Spotter Reconnaissance) Flt, H.M.S. Hermes, when it bounced on landing on deck and went over the side into the sea.  Also killed were his passengers, Lt. J H P Graham, RN and Tel S Jackson.

25 Apr

Sgt

IRVING, DAVID

He drowned as a result of a flying accident at Attock in India, whilst flying DH9A, xxxxx of No 27 Sqn, Also drowned in the accident was  LAC E A Turner.

25 Apr

LAC

TURNER, ERNEST ARTHUR

He drowned as a result of a flying accident at Attock in India, whilst flying in DH9A, xxxxx of No 27 Sqn, flown by Sgt D Irving.

27 Apr

Flt Cdt

MEAKIN, PETER ANTHONY

He was severely injured in a flying accident o 26 Apr 1928 in Siskin IIIA, J8956 of the Royal Air Force Cadet College, Cranwell when he dived into the ground and his aircraft caught fire.  He died the following day from his injuries.

6 May

Fg Off

HOPPER, RICHARD ERIC RAFO

Killed (DH9A, J7083 of No 600 Sqn AAF, spin in whilst making a formation turn at Mill Hill and burst into flames?)

11 May

Fg Off

ATKIN, HUBERT CLARE RAFO

Killed

11 May

Fg Off

UNDERDOWN, GERALD ARTHUR

Killed

12 May

AC1

BOLTON, J G

He was killed flying in Fairey IIIF, S1260 of 446 Flt when it stalled on the approach to land at Farnborough and crashed into a house.

13 May

Sgt

WOODS, WILLIAM STANLEY

He died in the RAF General Hospital, Baghdad from acute bulbar paralysis whilst serving at AHQ Iraq and is buried in Ma'asker Al Raschid RAF Cemetery.

18 May

AC1

FRYER, ARTHUR ROBERT

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

18 May

Fg Off

GOLDIE, MAURICE WYNDHAM

Died

21 May

Plt Off

DREW, JAMES PEARSON AAF

Killed

26 May

Flt Lt

FENWICK, WILLIAM LONGSTAFFE

He died whilst serving with No 5 Armoured Car Company and is buried in Ma'asker Al Raschid RAF Cemetery.

26 May

Fg Off

FORSTER, EDWARD BERESFORD

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

28 May

Fg Off

MALYAN, BERNARD JAMES RAFO

Died

29 May

Fg Off

COOPER, ARTHUR GABBETIS RAFO

Killed

5 Jun

Fg Off

CRANSWICK, PHILIP MC

He was killed in a mid-air collision at Upavon with another aircraft from his squadron, whilst flying either Woodcock, J8316 or J7728 of No 3 Sqn.  The other aircraft was being flown by Fg Off D J F McMillan.  He is buried in Upavon Church Cemetery.

5 Jun

Fg Off

McMILLAN, DOUGLAS JAMES FREDERICK

He was killed in a mid-air collision at Upavon with another aircraft from his squadron, whilst flying either Woodcock, J8316 or J7728 of No 3 Sqn.  The other aircraft was being flown by Fg Off P Cranswick.  He is buried in Upavon Church Cemetery.

8 Jun

Sgt

FUTCHER, W F

He was killed whilst flying as the crewman in an unidentified Bristol Fighter of No 6 Sqn, which spun in near Mosul and is buried in Ma'asker Al Raschid R.A.F. Cemetery.  The pilot, Sgt A J Garner was also killed.

8 Jun

Sgt

GARNER, A J

He was killed whilst flying an unidentified Bristol Fighter of No 6 Sqn, which spun in near Mosul and is buried in Ma'asker Al Raschid R.A.F. Cemetery.  His crewman, Sgt W F Futcher was also killed.

12 Jun

Sgt

BAMFORD, FRANCIS GEORGE

No 84 Sqn.  Basra (Makina) R.A.F. Cemetery

12 Jun

AC1

FROST, ARTHUR SYDNEY

No 84 Sqn.  Basra (Makina) R.A.F. Cemetery

20 Jun

Fg Off

ALDRIDGE, RAYMOND ARTHUR (Lt RN)

He was killed  in a flying accident at Wei-hai-wei whilst serving with No 403 (Fleet Fighter) Flight, H.M.S. Hermes in China.

22 Jun

AC2

SMITH, S H

Khartoum War Cemetery

25 Jun

Fg Off

NICHOLSON JOHN (Lt RN)

He was killed whilst flying Blackburn Dart, S1119 of No 463 Flt when taking off from HMS Courageous.  He swung to starboard, his wing hit the superstructure and his aircraft dived over the side into the sea.

26 Jun

Plt Off

MAUND, JOHN HENRY LORRAINE

He was killed  in a flying accident near Amman whilst flying an unidentified DH9A of No 14 Sqn.  His air gunner, AC1 J J H Middleton  was also killed.

26 Jun

AC1

MIDDLETON, JACK JAMES HEATHERSTONE

He was killed  in a flying accident near Amman whilst flying as the crewman in an unidentified DH9A, of No 14 Sqn, piloted by Plt Off J H L Maund.  He is buried in Ramleh War Cemetery.

28 Jun

AC2

ROWE, A E

Imtarfa Military Cemetery

29 Jun

Fg Off

GORDON, ROBERT WILLIAM (Capt RM)

Died

1 Jul

Flt Lt

CALVEY, HAROLD CHARLES

He was killed in a flying accident at Clifton, Bedfordshire whilst flying Avro 504N, H2534 of the RAF Practice Camp, Sutton Bridge.  His passenger, Flt Sgt W C Hollier was also killed in the accident.

1 Jul

Flt Sgt

HOLLIER, WILLIAN CHARLES

He was killed in a flying accident at Clifton, Bedfordshire whilst flying Avro 504N, H2534 of the RAF Practice Camp, Sutton Bridge, being flown by Flt Lt H C Calvey

1 Jul

Sgt

MORRIS, C N

Maala Cemetery

3 Jul

LAC

MASON, JAMES LESLIE

He was killed in a flying accident in Quetta, India, flying in a Bristol Fighter, possibly J6758, of No 31 Sqn, flown by Fg Off C R McEvoy.

3 Jul

Fg Off

McEVOY, CLARENCE REGINALD

He was killed in a flying accident in Quetta, India, flying a Bristol Fighter, possibly J6758, of No 31 Sqn.  His air gunner, LAC J L Mason  was also killed.

4 Jul

Fg Off

KAY, ALEXANDER BRUCE

He was severely injured in a flying accident at Mosul in Iraq whilst flying an unidentified Bristol Fighter of No 6 Sqn on 2 Jul 1928, when he hit telegraph wires near the Mosul bridge and crashed into the River Tigris. He later died of his injuries an is buried in Ma'asker Al Raschid R.A.F. Cemetery. His passenger LAC A H Bolton was injured and later died.

4 Jul

LAC

BOLTON, A H

He was severely injured in a flying accident at Mosul in Iraq whilst flying in an unidentified Bristol Fighter of No 6 Sqn, piloted by Fg Off A B Kay on 2 Jul 1928, when it hit telegraph wires near the Mosul bridge and crashed into the River Tigris. He later died of his injuries

7 Jul

Plt Off

SHIELLS, JOHN TEMPLE LYALL AAF

He was killed in a flying accident at Corstorphine whilst flying Avro 504K, xxxxx of No 603 (City of Edinburgh) Sqn.

18 Jul

LAC

HALLETT, ALLEN ALPHONSO

No 30 Sqn.  He is buried in Ma'asker Al Raschid R.A.F. Cemetery.

20 Jul

Fg Off

WARWICK, GUY NEVILE RAFO

Killed

21 Jul

Fg Off

MORRISON, JOHN OSWALD

He drowned whilst serving at AHQ Iraq and is buried in Ma'asker Al Raschid RAF Cemetery.

31 Jul

Sgt

MORRIS, CECIL NORMAN

He was killed in a flying accident near Aden whilst flying Fairey IIIF, xxxxx of No 8 Sqn, his passenger,  L/Cpl, (Act Sgt) Gwilym Williams, 2nd Battalion, The South Wales Borderers, was slightly injured.  He is buried in Maala Cemetery.

2 Aug

Flt Lt

BROWNING, LANCE HAROLD MC, DFC

He was killed in a flying accident on the Holbeach Ranges, whilst flying an unidentified Woodcock of No 3 Sqn.

14 Aug

Flt Lt

EDWARDES, EDWARD NORMAN TICKNER

He was killed in a flying accident at Sheikh Othman, Aden, whilst flying Fairey IIIF, xxxxx of No 8 Sqn.  His air gunner, LAC A W Jones was slightly injured.  He is buried in Maala Cemetery.

17 Aug

Plt Off

COLE, ADRIAN GORDON

He was killed in a mid-air collision Digby whilst flying Avro 504N, J9016  of No. 2 FTS.  The other aircraft was DH9A, J7795 also of No 2 FTS flown by Fg Off Alfred Rodney Feather, who was seriously injured although his passenger, Plt Off B G D'Olier was killed. Fg Off Feather was admitted to hospital but died of his injuries later.

17 Aug

Plt Off

D'OLIER, BERTRAND GUY

He was killed in a mid-air collision at Digby with  Avro 504N, J9016 of No 2 FTS whilst flying as a passenger in DH9A, J7795, flown by Fg Off A R Feather.  The Avro, also belonging to No 2 FTS was being flown by Plt Off A G Cole, who was also killed.  Fg Off Feather was admitted to hospital but died of his injuries later.

17 Aug

Fg Off

FEATHER, ALFRED RODNEY

He was killed in a mid-air collision at Digby with Avro 504N, J9016 of No 2 FTS whilst flying DH9A, J7795, also belonging to No 2 FTS.  The Avro was being flown by Plt Off A G Cole, who was also killed as was Fg Off Feather's passenger, Plt Off D G D'Olier.  Fg Off Feather was admitted to hospital but died of his injuries later.

29 Aug

LAC

STEVENS, SYDNEY CHARLES

He was killed in a flying accident at Abu Sueir, Egypt, whilst flying Avro 504N, J8719 of No 4 FTS.  He stalled and spun in, the aircraft catching fire and burning out.  He is buried in Ismailia War Memorial Cemetery.

31 Aug

LAC

FLETCHER, FREDERICK WILLIAM

He was killed in a flying accident at Amman whilst flying in DH9A, J7833 of No 14 Sqn, flown by Sgt V R Saunders.  The aircraft stalled whilst making a turn downwind.  He is buried in Ramleh War Cemetery.

31 Aug

Plt Off

JOHNSTONE, EDWARD LEO

He was killed in a flying accident at  Grantham whilst flying Avro 504K, xxxxx of No 3 FTS.

31 Aug

Plt Off

RIESS, JAMES GRAYDON

He was seriously injured in a flying accident near Nocton, Lincolnshire on 30 Aug 1928, whilst flying Avro 504N, H2201 of No 2 FTS but died the following day in hospital.

31 Aug

Sgt

SAUNDERS, VICTOR ROBERT

He was killed in a flying accident at Amman whilst flying DH9A, J7833 of No 14 Sqn, his gunner LAC F W Fletcher was also killed.  He stalled whilst making a turn downwind.  He is buried in Ramleh War Cemetery.

2 Sep

Plt Off

ALDRIDGE, GEORGE HERBERT AuxAF

He was killed in a flying accident at Great Glen, near Leicester, whilst flying DH9A, J8107 of No 605 (County of Warwick) Sqn.

2 Sep

Fg Off

AULIFF, HARRY RAFO

Died

6 Sep

Plt Off

HATTON, SAMUEL

He is presumed to have died as a result of a flying accident over the North Sea, whilst flying Blackburn, xxxxx of No 422 Flt, H.M.S. "Argus"  Also reported missing :- Lt. Charles Sheldon Booth, RN and Tel Edmund George Bourke Grigson RN.

19 Sep

Fg Off

DE WOULF DE WYTT, ATHAL PATRICK

He was killed in a flying accident at Eastchurch whilst flying Siskin, xxxxx of the Armament and Gunnery School.

24 Sep

?

HEPPLE, CHARLES

He was serving with the Base Party, Far East Flight and died in the General Hospital, Singapore from encephalitis lethargica ('sleepy sickness') and is buried in Kranji Military Cemetery.

30 Sep

Flt Lt

EDWARDS, BRIAN LAMBURN MB

Died

7 Oct

Fg Off

ROBINS, RICHARD WILLIAM NORMAN BA, MB

Died

11 Oct

AC1

HOLDSWORTH, ROBERT HENRY

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

11 Oct

Flt Lt

SOMERVELL, WILLIAM EDMUND AFC

He was killed possibly whilst flying Fairey Fox, J7946 of No 12 Sqn, which lost its tails following a dive in salute to the Sultan of Oman at RAF Hendon.

19 Oct

Sqn Ldr

PARK, WALTER HENRY MC, DFC

He died in Shorncliffe Military Hospital following an operation.  At the time of his death he was Officer Commanding, RAF Hawkinge.

1 Nov

AC1

GINGER, HENRY RUSSELL

He died in the RAF General Hospital at Hinaidi from typhoid and is buried in Ma'asker Al Raschid RAF Cemetery.

6 Nov

AC2

CHADWICK, HENRY

He was killed in a flying accident  at Preston Moor, Yorkshire, whilst flying Atlas, J9043 of No 26 Squadron.  His air gunner, AC2 H Chadwick was also killed.

6 Nov

Plt Off

MYERS, CHARLES LILBURN

He was killed in a flying accident  at Preston Moor, Yorkshire, whilst flying Atlas, J9043 of No 26 Squadron.  His air gunner, AC2 H Chadwick was also killed.

7 Nov

Plt Off

COUPE, RICHARD HAROLD

He was killed in a flying accident near Boothby Graffoe, Lincolnshire, whilst flying Avro 504N, E3150 of No 2 FTS, Digby.

8 Nov

Sgt

LOCKWOOD, HERBERT EDWARD

He was killed in a flying accident near Buckingham whilst flying Horsley, xxxxx of No 100 Sqn.

11 Nov

LAC

MONGER, ALFRED CHARLES

He died in the RAF Hospital, Hinaidi from typhoid fever whilst serving at the Aircraft Depot, Iraq and is buried in Ma'asker Al Raschid RAF Cemetery..

12 Nov

Fg Off

SMITH, ERNEST

Died

24 Nov

Flt Lt

ARCHER, GORDON

He was severely injured whilst flying (as the instructor?) in an unidentified Avro 504 of No 3 FTS, which crashed at Grantham, he died from his injuries later that day.  His (pupil?), LAC R Wallace was injured in the accident.

10 Dec

Flt Sgt

TOSTEVIN, OSMOND CECIL

He was killed in a mid-air collision near Whittlesford whilst flying Siskin IIIA, J8872 of the Station Flight, Duxford.  The pilot of the other aircraft, also a Siskin IIIA, J8851 of No 19 Sqn abandoned his aircraft and made a safe descent by parachute.  He is buried in Warmwell (Holy Trinity) Churchyard.

11 Dec

Fg Off

SLATER, JOSEPH BENJAMIN RAFO

Died

26 Dec

Sgt

LONG, CHARLES LEONARD

He was killed  in a flying accident south-west of Khartoum whilst flying in Fairey IIIF, S1206 of No 47 Sqn piloted by Fg Off A W A Ricks.  He is buried in Khartoum War Cemetery.

26 Dec

Flt Lt

MARSH, FRANCIS CALDWELL

Killed (Avro 504N, J9269, dived in to ground at Formby)

26 Dec

Fg Off

RICKS, ARNOLD WILLIAM ALEXANDER

He was killed  in a flying accident south-west of Khartoum whilst flying Fairey IIIF, S1206 of No 47 Sqn.   His passengers, Capt. James Charles Doyle of the Aeronautical Inspection Directorate and Sgt C L Long, were also killed.  He is buried in Khartoum War Cemetery.

26 Dec

Flt Lt

SUTHERLAND, WILLIAM MBE

He died whilst serving with the Armoured Car Wing and is buried in Ma'asker Al Raschid RAF Cemetery.

 

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