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Casualties - January - December 1929


Date Rank Name Unit, Aircraft & Comments

2 Jan

Plt Off

CARROLL, RAYMOND RUSSELL

He was killed whilst flying in DH9A, J7838 of No 55 Sqn, when it overturned on landing at Hinaidi after a test flight and burnt out.  He is buried in Ma'asker Al Raschid RAF Cemetery.

3 Jan

LAC

BELLAMY, GEORGE A Motor-cyclist, he had recently returned from India and as found dead in the Union Jack Club after committing suicide.

20 Jan

Fg Off

CAYLEY, EDWARD GORDON

He was serving as an Armament Officer with No 29 Sqn and was killed whilst flying DH.60 Moth G-EBPS which crashed at Duxford.

26 Jan

Flt Lt

WALSH, JOHN JOSEPH RAFO

He was found dead in a room in a hotel in Buchanan Street, Glasgow.

? Jan LAC BELLEMY, GEORGE He was found dead in the Union Jack Club after committing suicide.

30 Jan

Fg Off

INGLE, GEOFFREY, HUGH CONNINGSBY RAFO

He was killed whilst flying Fairey IIID, N9759 of the Armament and Gunnery School, which crashed at Eastchurch.  His crewmen, LAC F N Howick and AC2 G H Johnson were also killed.

30 Jan

LAC

HOWICK, FRANK NELSON

A Fitter (Aero Engine), he was killed whilst flying as a crewman in Fairey IIID, N9759 of the Armament and Gunnery School, piloted by Fg Off G H C Ingle RAFO, who was also killed, when it crashed at Eastchurch.  The other crewman, AC2 G H Johnson was also killed.

30 Jan

AC2

JOHNSON, GEORGE HENRY

He was serving as an Aircrafthand with the Coast Defence Training Flight when he was killed whilst flying as a crewman in Fairey IIID, N9759 of the Armament and Gunnery School, piloted by Fg Off G H C Ingle RAFO, who was also killed, when it crashed at Eastchurch.  The other crewman, LAC F N Howick was also killed.

6 Feb

Fg Off

CECIL, RICHARD FRANCIS BAIN (Lt RN)

He was killed in a flying accident in Fairey IIID, S1023 of HMS Argus whilst towing a drogue target.  His aircraft hit an air pocket and dived into the Gibraltar Bay.  His crew member, Lt H A J Grant was seriously injured and later died.

13 Feb

Flt Lt

COURTNEY, REGINALD ALOYSIUS MBE

He was serving at HQ No 23 Group on Signals duties when he died, cause unknown, in the RAF Hospital, Cranwell.

16 Feb

LAC

PRUNTY, JOHN

 Wireless Operator, he died from injuries sustained two days earlier after being hit by the propeller of DH9A, J8192 of No 30 Sqn during start up and is buried in Ma'asker Al Raschid RAF Cemetery.

18 Feb

Sgt

PEACE, JOHN WILLIAM

He was killed whilst flying Siskin IIIA, J9319 of  No 25 Sqn, which crashed at Lagham Manor, South Godstone after being overcome by fumes.

28 Feb

Flt Lt

BUCKNALL, GEORGE ANTHONY FIELDING

He was killed whilst flying an unidentified Siskin IIIA of No 19 Sqn when it dived into the ground at Duxford following a spin during aerobatics.  He is buried in Whittlesford (SS Mary and Andrew) Churchyard.

1 Mar

Fg Off

SEALY-ALLIN, PATRICK NELSON

He was killed whilst flying Gamecock, J8094 of No 23 Sqn which collided with J8415 of the same unit near Kenley at 1,800 ft.

3 Mar

?

KNIGHT, JAMES RICHARD

He was serving as a Wireless Operator/Mechanic with No 84 Sqn and was killed in action whilst flying in an unidentified Wapiti during an engagement with Wahibi raiders and is buried in Basra (Makina) RAF Cemetery.

9 Mar

Fg Off

PEACEY, ARTHUR JOHN RAFO

A member of the Nottingham Aero Club he was flying DH.60X Moth, G-AABA which disappeared on a short flight, the wreckage being found by the German steamer 'Margot' 90 miles ESE of Hull.

11 Mar

Cpl

SHRUBSOLE, WILLIAM DAVID

He was serving as Armoured Car Crew with No 2 Armoured Car Company and was killed in a motor accident, he is buried in Ramleh War Cemetery.

18 Mar

Fg Off

BURNETT, YVON WILLIAM

He was killed whilst flying Fairey IIIF, SR1191 of No 47 Sqn, which crashed at Gwelo in Southern Rhodesia.  His crewman, Sgt C Turner was also killed.

18 Mar

Sgt

TURNER, THOMAS CONDY

A Fitter (Aero Engine), he was killed whilst flying as the crewman in Fairey IIIF, SR1191 of No 47 Sqn, which crashed at Gwelo in Southern Rhodesia.  The pilot, Fg Off Y W Burnett was also killed.

23 Mar

Fg Off

MOON, FRANCIS JACK

He died at the RAF Hospital in Aden from enteric (Typhoid) fever whilst serving with No 8 Sqn and is buried in Maala Cemetery.

29 Mar

Cpl

PARKER, REGINALD JAMES

He was serving as an Aircrafthand with No 84 Sqn, when he drowned in the River Tigris and is buried in Basra (Makina) RAF Cemetery.

2 Apr

Cpl

DONALD, JOHN

He was serving as a Fitter/Driver (Petrol) with HQ, Armoured Car Wing and died in the RAF General Hospital from suspected anthrax, he is buried in Ma'asker Al Raschid RAF Cemetery.

12 Apr

Plt Off

GIBBS, HUGH WASHBOURNE

A member of No 16 Sqn, he died from injuries sustained in a motor cycle accident.

17 Apr

Plt Off

IONS, EUSTACE

He died in hospital at Poole following an operation.

2 May

Plt Off

MILNER, LIONEL TREADWAY (2 Lt, KOYLI, TA)

He was killed whilst flying in Atlas TM, J9470 of No 3 FTS, which spun in near Grantham

2 May

Sgt

WILLIAM, GEOFFREY LESLIE

He died from injuries sustained whilst flying Atlas TM, J9470 of No 3 FTS, which spun in near Grantham

3 May

AC1

MASON, RICHARD FREDERICK A Fitter (Aero Engine), he was killed at South Mimms whilst flying in Vickers Venture, J7280 of the Home Aircraft Depot, when he was thrown out of the aircraft whilst low flying.  The pilot, Fg Off Denys Stanley Thomas was unhurt but was cashiered for being drunk.

10 May

Plt Off

JACKSON, MALCOLM MENZIES

He was killed whilst flying Avro 504N, J8727 of No 1 FTS, which crashed in a forced landing near Beaches Barn, Netheravon and catching fire.  He is buried in Netheravon (All Saints) Churchyard.

13 May

AC1

WALLIS JAMES ARTHUR GEORGE

A Fitter (Aero Engine), he was killed whilst flying in Fairey IIIF, S1304 of No 440 Flt when it bounced on landing on the deck of HMS Hermes, went over the side and sank in the sea off Hong Kong.  The other crew members, Lt J E Fenton RN and AC1 F T Harding were unhurt.

16 May

Fg Off

BAYES, JOHN WALDEN

He was killed whilst flying an unidentified Siskin IIIA of No 19 Sqn, which hit the ground at Northolt whilst executing a slow roll.

18 May

Fg Off

BUTLER, LEONARD RAFO

He was killed whilst flying DH60 Moth, G-EBUW, owned by the Irving Air Chute Company, which crashed at Odsey, Cambridgeshire whilst practising for a flying display.

21 May

LAC

SKYRME, DAVID WILLIAM

He died from acute tonsillitis whilst serving as a Fitter (Aero Engine) with No 4 FTS and is buried in Ismailia War Memorial Cemetery.

10 Jun

Wg Cdr

DUNVILLE, JOHN DUNVILLE CBE RAFO

He was the head of Dunville & Co, whiskey distillers and died at home after a long illness.

16 Jun

Fg Off

BARRETT, HENRY BALLIE

He died from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident.

16 Jun

Sgt

GARLINGE, GEORGE

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

17 Jun

Sgt

GROOM, CHARLES BENJAMIN He was killed in a flying accident flying Siskin IIIDC, J9196 of No 3 Sqn when the wings of the aircraft folded up during aerobatics.

17 Jun

Plt Off

JORGENSEN, JAMES ERNEST

He was killed in a flying accident flying Siskin IIIDC, J9196 of No 3 Sqn when the wings of the aircraft folded up during aerobatics.

27 Jun

Fg Off

EYRE, VICKERS OSBORNE

He was serving with No 56 Sqn and he died in Redhill Hospital from injuries sustained whilst flying Siskin, J8949 which spun into the ground at Hendon during a practice for the RAF Pageant.

27 Jun

Flt Lt

HALLIDAY, CHRISTOPHER GEORGE

He was killed whilst flying an unidentified Wapiti of No 30 Sqn, which crashed whilst escorting a French aircraft at Loquit. He is buried in Basra (Makina) R.A.F. Cemetery.

2 Jul

Plt Off

BOOTES, RONALD YULE

He was killed whilst flying an unidentified Atlas of No 1 FTS, which crashed at Netheravon.

7 Jul

Wg Cdr

DE DOMBASLE, GUY CYRIL ST POURCIN OBE

He died in a nursing home.

11 Jul

Plt Off

SWAINE, REGINALD MONTAGUE

He was killed whilst flying an unidentified Avro 504N of No 1 FTS, which crashed near Trowbridge in Wiltshire.  He is buried in Netheravon (All Saints) Churchyard.

17 Jul

Fg Off

PRINCE, STANLEY FRANK

He was killed whilst flying an unidentified Fairey IIIF of No 207 Sqn, which crashed of the coast at Skipsea, East Yorkshire whilst executing a low roll.  His crewman, LAC E W Buttenshaw was also killed.

17 Jul

LAC

BUTTENSAW, E W

A Carpenter Rigger, he was killed whilst flying in a Fairey IIIF of No 207 Sqn, off Skipsea East, Yorkshire.

17 Jul

LAC

SAVAGE, ERNEST WALTER

He died in the RAF General Hospital, Hinaidi from sub-acute appendicitis and heat exhaustion whilst serving as a Clerk (Stores Accounting) at AHQ Iraq, he is buried in Ma'asker Al Raschid RAF Cemetery.

19 Jul

Plt Off

BENNETT, WALTER PATRICK DILLON RAFO

He was killed in a flying accident at Borehamwood whilst flying DH60X Moth, G-EBZS of the DH School of Flying, which spun in off a loop.

27 Jul

Fg Off

WILLIAMSON, JOHN DOUGLAS RAFO

He died of injuries sustained on 9 Jul 1929 whilst flying DH9J, G-EBOQ of the Armstrong Whitworth Reserve School, Whitley, which stalled at 400 feet during a flat turn approach and crashed heavily three fields outside airfield.

29 Jul

Fg Off

WHITE, ARCHER STATHAM (Hon Flt Lt) RAFO

He was killed whilst flying DH60G Moth, G-AAKL of the De Havilland Aircraft Co Ltd, when he collided with G-AAJU at Valley Farm, near Kingsbury.

30 Jul

Fg Off

CAULFIELD, JACK HARLEY RAFO

He died in Hounslow Hospital from injuries sustained whilst flying Simmonds Spartan, G-AAMC belonging to National Flying Services Ltd, which spun in during low aerobatics and caught fire at Hanworth.

2 Aug

Lt

WALLACE, MICHAEL HUGH (HLI)

He died from malaria at Hinaidi.

4 Aug

Fg Off

JONES, WALTER GEORGE

Died

5 Aug

Plt Off

ESLER, DERMOTT PATRICK HOWARD RAFO

Working as a journalist, he died from injuries sustained on 4 July 1929 whilst flying in Avro 504K, G-AAED belonging to J Sale & A Barnett of Shoreham, which spun in on the downwind leg of the approach to Stag Lane.

11 Aug

Fg Off

GARDNER, HERBERT PATRICK LEGGE RAFO

Died

14 Aug

Fg Off

JONES, CHARLES HENRY

He was killed whilst flying Gamecock, J7914 of No 23 Sqn which stalled during a steep turn after take off from RAF Sutton Bridge.

24 Aug

Plt Off

WILSON, JOHN

He was killed whilst flying an unidentified Victoria of No 216 Sqn, which crashed at Heliopolis.  Three other crew members/passengers were also killed,  Sgt J Melville, LAC C E Larigan and LAC M C Creed.  Two other were injured, Sgt S Deacon and AC1 F W Mabbett.  The aircraft could have possibly been J8228 or J8065.

24 Aug

Sgt

MELVILLE, JOHN

He was killed whilst flying in an unidentified Victoria of No 216 Sqn, which crashed at Heliopolis.  Three other crew members/passengers were also killed,  Plt Off J Wilson (pilot), LAC C E Larigan and LAC M C Creed.  Two other were injured, Sgt S Deacon and AC1 F W Mabbett.  The aircraft could have possibly been J8228 or J8065.

24 Aug

LAC

LARIGAN, CHARLES ERNEST

He was killed whilst flying in an unidentified Victoria of No 216 Sqn, which crashed at Heliopolis.  Three other crew members/passengers were also killed,  Plt Off J Wilson (pilot), Sgt J Melville and LAC M C Creed.  Two other were injured, Sgt S Deacon and AC1 F W Mabbett.  The aircraft could have possibly been J8228 or J8065.

25 Aug

AC1

CREED, MERVYN HENRY

A Fitter (Aero Engine), he died from injuries sustained the previous day whilst flying in an unidentified Victoria of No 216 Sqn, which crashed at Heliopolis.  Three other crew members/passengers were also killed,  Plt Off J Wilson (pilot), Sgt J Melville and LAC C E Larigan.  Two other were injured, Sgt S Deacon and AC1 F W Mabbett.  The aircraft could have possibly been J8228 or J8065.

25 Aug

Cpl

COLLINSON, ROBERT SYLVESTER

He was serving as a Storekeeper at the Aircraft Depot, Iraq and drowned, he is buried in Ma'asker Al Raschid RAF Cemetery.

26 Aug

Sqn Ldr

GROSVENOR, LORD EDWARD ARTHUR AAF

He was OC, No 601 (County of London) Sqn, AuxAF when he died, cause unknown on the Isle of Wight.

6 Sep

Flt Lt WOODBRIDGE, ALBERT EDWARD RAFO He was killed whilst flying De Havilland DH.66 Hercules, G-EBMZ "City of Jerusalem' of  Imperial Airways, which was destroyed by fire after stalling on a night approach to Jask in Persia.

8 Sep

LAC

MORGAN, ARTHUR JOHN THOMPSON

He was serving as a Clerk (GD) at the Aircraft Depot, Iraq when he died, cause unknown in the General Hospital, Hinaidi and is buried in Ma'asker Al Raschid RAF Cemetery.

10 Sep

Plt Off

LUCAS, LAWRENCE ERRINGTON JEFF

He was killed in flying accident at Upavon, whilst flying an unidentified Siskin IIIA of No 17 Sqn and is buried in Upavon Church Cemetery.

21 Sep

LAC

PARKER, A A

He was serving with No 45 Sqn, when he died, cause unknown in the Palestine General Hospital and is buried in Ramleh War Cemetery.

23 Sep

Cpl

HASLER, FREDERICK

He was serving as Armoured Car Crew with No 2 Armoured Car Company, when he died, cause unknown and is buried in Ramleh War Cemetery.

23 Sep

LAC LANE, ERNEST GEORGE RICHARD (364690) He was a Fitter (Armourer) undergoing pilot training when he was killed whilst flying in Atlas, J9471 of No 3 FTS, along with Flt Lt R Pyne, which spun into the ground at Harrowby Hall Farm near Grantham.

3 Oct

AC1

EDGLEY, GEORGE WILLIAM He was killed whilst swinging a propeller on Virginia X, J7424, 58 Sqn at night at Upper Heyford

10 Oct

LAC

CAIRD, THOMAS WHITE served as  KELLY, THOMAS WHITE

He had been a Storekeeper and was probably retraining as a pilot when he was killed whilst flying Atlas TM, J9440 of No 1 Flying Training School when he collided with J9437 of the same unit, the pilot of which, Plt Off Hugh Dunsmuir Primrose, was dangerously injured.  He is buried in Netheravon (All Saints) Churchyard.

11 Oct

Fg Off

CLARKE, JOHN

He was killed whilst flying an unidentified Siskin IIIA of No 29 Sqn when the wing caught a building as it was taking off from Brough.

24 Oct

Cpl

WALMSLEY, WILLIAM

He was killed whilst as the crewman in DH9A, J8176 of No 55 Sqn, which hit a signpost whilst low flying crashing near Diyala and is buried in Ma'asker Al Raschid RAF Cemetery.

26 Oct

Fg Off

BIRT, LASCELLES SPENCE RAFO

“One of the Calcutta flying boats, the City of Rome, running on the Alexandria-Genoa Imperial Airways route was lost about ten miles southwest of Spezia on Saturday, October 26. It appears that heavy weather caused her to come down and she subsequently sank with the loss of all hands. Seven people were on board, including the pilot, Captain L.S. Birt, the flight engineer, wireless operator and four passengers, and up to date three of the bodies have been recovered. The wireless operator succeeded in sending as S.O.S. before they landed but no ship with wireless seems to have been in the vicinity. A tug, the Famiglia, sighted the boat and got her in tow, but the terrific seas carried away the tow rope and the tug lost sight of her and returned to Spezzia. We deal further with this regrettable disaster in our Editorial Comment.”  - Flight, 1 November 1929

28 Oct

Fg Off

WARD, ALBERT ROSS

He was killed whilst flying Fairey IIID, S1018 of No 442 Flt, HMS Hermes.  Taking off slightly out of wind, he stalled as he turned downwind and dived into Honk Kong harbour.  His crew, LAC G T Cant RAF, and Tel W F S Aplin RN were uninjured.

28 Oct

AC2

WILSON, ROBERT HENRY

He was serving as a Rigger (Aero) when he was killed whilst flying in Horsley II, S1245 of No 36 Sqn, which crashed into the Firth of Forth, near Queensferry near HMS Argus.

5 Nov

Fg Off

HALLIWELL, JOHN HASSELL RAFO (Capt TARO)

He died, cause unknown in North Lonsdale Hospital, Barrow-in-Furness.

3 Dec

Fg Off

FORBES, HAROLD VERNON

He was killed whilst flying Bristol Fighter, J8454 of the Home Aircraft Depot which dived into the ground inverted after control was lost.

17 Dec

Flt Lt

JENKINS, NORMAN HUGH OBE, DFC, DSM

He was killed whilst undertaking to fly non-stop from Cranwell to Cape Town in the Fairey Long Range monoplane, J9479, the aircraft crashing in mountains at Djibel Lit, Zaghaouan near Tunis.  He was accompanying Sqn Ldr A G Jones-Williams who was also killed.

17 Dec

Sqn Ldr

JONES-WILLIAMS, ARTHUR GORDON MC

He was killed whilst undertaking to fly non-stop from Cranwell to Cape Town in the Fairey Long Range monoplane, J9479, the aircraft crashing in mountains at Djibel Lit, Zaghaouan near Tunis.  He was accompanying Flt Lt N H Jenkins who was also killed.

25 Dec

LAC

BREACH, KENNETH HORACE

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

30 Dec

Flt Lt

LAWSON, JOHN FRANCIS AFC

He was killed in a motor accident whilst serving on the staff at HQ In land Area.

30 Dec

Flt Lt

SIMS, CHARLES JOHN DFC

Died

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