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Casualties - February 1940


Date Name Rank Comments

1 Feb

FORSTER, ANTHONY

AC2

He was serving with No 929 Sqn, at the time of his death.  He is buried in Bristol (Greenbank) Cemetery.

1 Feb

VICKERAGE, LESLIE ALFRED

Sgt

He is buried in Bristol (Arnos Vale) Cemetery.

2 Feb

FARNWORTH, CYRIL

AC2

He is buried in Walkden (St Paul) Churchyard.

2 Feb

WOOD, GODFREY WILLIAM MILLS

AC2

He is buried in Sidcup Cemetery.

4 Feb

BROWNING, BRIAN MORTIMER

Fg Off

He was serving with No 70 Sqn, at the time of his death.  He was killed in a motor traffic accident in Cairo when his car collided with a lamp post and a telegraph post, he is buried in Cairo War Memorial Cemetery.

4 Feb

McGREGOR, HAROLD ALEXANDER

AC2

He is buried in Aberdeen (Trinity) Cemetery, Broadhill Extension

5 Feb

WRIGHT, ARTHUR HUGH MONCRIEFF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, K8746 MW-O of No 217 Sqn, which dived into the sea off a turn near the Bishop's Rock.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

5 Feb

HAY, STANLEY JOSEPH

Sgt

He was possibly killed whilst flying Henley III, L3314 of No 1 AACU which crashed on approach to Weston super Mare and is buried in Hastings Cemetery, Sussex.

5 Feb

ROSS, JOHN RONALD

AC2

He died on active service, his death being registered in Oxford and is buried in Castle Douglas Cemetery, Kelton.

6 Feb

MARSDEN, HERBERT JAMES NOEL

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, K8746 MW-O of No 217 Sqn, which dived into the sea off a turn near the Bishop's Rock.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

6 Feb

WHITE, JOHN ARTHUR CHARLES

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying Anson I, K8746 MW-O of No 217 Sqn, which dived into the sea off a turn near the Bishop's Rock.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

6 Feb

DENTON, THOMAS

AC2

He was serving with No 936 Sqn, at the time of his death.  He was cremated at Newcastle-upon-Tyne (West Road) Crematorium

6 Feb

WILSON, ARCHIBALD

AC2

He was serving with No 947 Sqn, at the time of his death.  He is buried in Glasgow (Cardonald) Cemetery.

6 Feb

SQUIRES, WILLIAM ALFRED

AC2

He was killed whilst flying in Wallace, K8687 of No 9 Bombing and Gunnery School when it was ditched off Pwliheli following an engine failure. He is buried in Darlington West Cemetery.

8 Feb

TAYLOR, JOHN ERNEST

AC2

He is buried in Leyburn Cemetery.

9 Feb

MUNN, JAMES

Sgt

He was serving with No 44 Sqn, at the time of his death.  He is buried in Dalnottar Cemetery.

9 Feb

SCUPHAM, V A B

Flt Lt

He was cremated at Golders Green Crematorium

10 Feb

BLIGH, ORLEY WHITNEY

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying Whitley II, K7255 of No 97 Sqn, which crashed in the circuit at Abingdon and is buried in Abingdon Cemetery.

10 Feb

DUPE, REGINALD FREDERICK CYRIL

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying Whitley II, K7255 of No 97 Sqn, which crashed in the circuit at Abingdon and is buried in Lympne (St Stephen) Churchyard.

10 Feb

ROUT, GEORGE ERIC HIRST

AC1

He was serving with No 939 Sqn and died in Sheffield Royal Infirmary.  He is buried in Sheffield (Intake Village) Cemetery.

11 Feb

MISSELBROOK, GEORGE EDWIN JOHN

Cpl

He was serving with No 88 Sqn, at the time of his death.  He is buried in Janval Cemetery, Dieppe

11 Feb

BLEKSLEY, HAROLD FRANCIS

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson I, N7294 NR-E of No 220 Sqn, which crashed shortly after take off and a result of a build up of ice. He is buried in Bristol (Canford) Cemetery.

11 Feb

DRURY, NORMAN RICHARD

Cpl

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson I, N7294 NR-E of No 220 Sqn, which crashed shortly after take off and a result of a build up of ice. He is buried in North Walsham New Cemetery.

11 Feb

PARKER, TOM MACKINLAY

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying Hudson I, N7294 NR-E of No 220 Sqn, which crashed shortly after take off and a result of a build up of ice. He is buried in Thornaby-on-Tees Cemetery.

11 Feb

BERESFORD, ERIC STANTON

AC1

He is buried in Leicester (Saffron Hill) Cemetery.

11 Feb

THORNEWILL, JOHN NICHOLAS

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying Henley III, L3339 of No 7 BGS which flew into the sea near Porthcawl.  He is buried in Pyle Cemetery.

11 Feb

LEMON, REGINALD HENRY

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Henley III, L3339 of No 7 BGS which flew into the sea near Porthcawl.  He is buried in Theydon Garnon (All Saints) Churchyard.

11 Feb

SEYMOUR-SMITH, CLIFFORD PARKER

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying Wallace, K4340 of No 7 Bombing and Gunnery School when it dived into the ground at Margam ranges in Glamorganshire after it had stalled. He is buried in Worthing (Durrington) Cemetery.

11 Feb

STRATFORD, LAURENCE DACRE

LAC

He was killed whilst flying as a WOp/ AG in Wallace, K4340 of No 7 Bombing and Gunnery School when it dived into the ground at Margam ranges in Glamorganshire after it had stalled. He is buried in Worthing (Durrington) Cemetery.

11 Feb

THOMAS, IRWIN EDMOND

AC2

He was serving at RAF Locking but committed suicide near his home in Yorton in Shropshire and is buried in Broughton (St Mary) Churchyard., Shropshire.

11 Feb

TYLER, FREDERICK THOMAS

AC2

He is buried in Rugeley Cemetery.

12 Feb

HOTTEN, THOMAS JOHN

AC2

He was serving with No 53 Sqn, and was found dead in a tent probably having been overcome by fumes from a paraffin heater whilst on guard duty.  He is buried in Bienvillers Military Cemetery.

12 Feb

THURGAR, PERCY FREDERICK HAROLD

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying Hurricane, L1613 'L' of No 87 Sqn when he crashed at Plechatel in France. He is buried in Rennes Eastern Communal Cemetery.

12 Feb

McKAY, JOHN

AC1

He was serving with No 67 Wing at the time of his death and is buried in Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille.

13 Feb

DUNNACHIE, JAMES

AC2

He is buried in Glasgow (St Kentigern's) Roman Catholic Cemetery.

14 Feb

WILSON, DOUGLAS

AC1

He is buried in Loughborough (Leicester Road) Cemetery.

16 Feb

BIRCH, FRANK

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, L8759 of No 21 Sqn, which was shot down by fighters near Heligoland and is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

16 Feb

TICE, GEORGE HEDLEY

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying Blenheim IV, L8759 of No 21 Sqn, which was shot down by fighters near Heligoland and is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

16 Feb

WADMORE, JOHN HOWARD

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, L8759 of No 21 Sqn, which was shot down by fighters near Heligoland and is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

16 Feb

DOWLE, ALFRED ALBERT GILBERT

Sgt

He was serving with No 44 Sqn, at the time of his death.  He is buried in Cardiff Western Cemetery.

16 Feb

TARLINGTON, JAMES JOSEPH

Plt Off

He was killed when he ditched Hurricane I, L1699 of No 79 Sqn, off Reculver in Kent.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

17 Feb

BIGG, FREDERICK JOHN RAYMOND

Sgt

He was killed flying Blenheim IV, N6211 of No 110 Sqn, which was lost without trace on a reconnaissance mission to Heligoland and Borkum.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

17 Feb

ORCHARD, JACK

AC1

He was killed flying in Blenheim IV, N6211 of No 110 Sqn, which was lost without trace on a reconnaissance mission to Heligoland and Borkum.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

17 Feb

WOODS, WILLIAM BARNARD

Sgt

He was killed flying in Blenheim IV, N6211 of No 110 Sqn, which was lost without trace on a reconnaissance mission to Heligoland and Borkum.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

17 Feb

THOMPSON, THOMAS MARTIN

LAC

He was serving with No 81 Sqn, at the time of his death.  He is buried in Bienvillers Military Cemetery.

18 Feb

HAIGH, ARTHUR COOPER

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying as the observer in Blenheim IV, L4875 of No 90 Sqn, which crashed and burst into flames near Upwood and is buried in Alverthorpe (St Paul) Churchyard.

18 Feb

McEWAN, WILLIAM

AC2

He was killed whilst flying as the W.Op/AG in Blenheim IV, L4875 of No 90 Sqn, which crashed and burst into flames near Upwood and is buried in Glasgow (Riddrie Park) Cemetery.

18 Feb

McLEAN, JAMES ARCHIBALD DUNLOP

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying Blenheim IV, L4875 of No 90 Sqn, which crashed and burst into flames near Upwood and is buried in Cathcart Cemetery.

18 Feb

LOVELL, HAROLD ARTHUR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying Hurricane I, L1724 of No 151 Sqn, which crashed when it hit a tree at Waltham Abbey, Herts. He is buried in North Weald Bassett (St Andrew) Churchyard.

18 Feb

DELAMORE, ARTHUR FRANK

Plt Off

He probably died from injuries sustained whilst flying Magister I, R1827 of No 222 Sqn which flew into the ground near Ashwell in Hertfordshire the previous day, he is buried in Whittlesford (SS Mary and Andrew) Churchyard.

18 Feb

SWEET, ALFRED

LAC

He is buried in Halton (St Michael) Churchyard.

18 Feb

WINN, CHARLES VERNON MORRIS

AC1

He was serving at RAF Cosford or was a patient in the RAF Hospital there at the time of his death and is buried in Llanrhos (or Eglwys-Rhos) (SS Eleri and Mary Churchyard.

19 Feb

GRAHAM, ROBERT MATHERSON

Cpl

He is buried in Kaimshill Cemetery, Kilmarnock

20 Feb

CORBY, GEORGE ARTHUR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying Lerwick I, L7253 WQ-G of No 209 Sqn, which stalled when force landing in bad weather and sank. He is buried in Langdon Hills (St Mary and All Saints) Old Churchyard.

20 Feb

PETERSON, GEORGE

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Lerwick I, L7253 WQ-G of No 209 Sqn, which stalled when force landing in bad weather and sank.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

20 Feb

TRUMAY, LAWRENCE HERBERT

AC2

He was killed whilst flying in Lerwick I, L7253 WQ-G of No 209 Sqn, which stalled when force landing in bad weather and sank.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

20 Feb

WEBBER, RICHARD JAMES

AC1

He was killed whilst flying in Lerwick I, L7253 WQ-G of No 209 Sqn, which stalled when force landing in bad weather and sank.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

21 Feb

SLATER, STANLEY OWEN

Cpl

He was serving with No 26 Sqn, at the time of his death.  He is buried in Gezaincourt Communal Cemetery. Extension

21 Feb

CHAPMAN, ARTHUR REX

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IA, N2951 of No 38 Sqn, which was presumed lost over the sea on a shipping reconnaissance and is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

21 Feb

COND, LESLIE CHARLES

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IA, N2951 of No 38 Sqn, which was presumed lost over the sea on a shipping reconnaissance and is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

21 Feb

HAWXBY, NOEL

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying Wellington IA, N2951 of No 38 Sqn, which was presumed lost over the sea on a shipping reconnaissance and is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

21 Feb

HILL, ANTHONY

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying Wellington IA, N2951 of No 38 Sqn, which was presumed lost over the sea on a shipping reconnaissance and is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

21 Feb

JOHNSON, THOMAS FREDERICK

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IA, N2951 of No 38 Sqn, which was presumed lost over the sea on a shipping reconnaissance and is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

21 Feb

JONES, FREDERICK GLYN

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IA, N2951 of No 38 Sqn, which was presumed lost over the sea on a shipping reconnaissance and is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

21 Feb

COYSH, DAVID WHITTIER

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying Magister I, N3859 of No 234, which collided with Spitfire I, K9988.  He is buried in Torquay Cemetery and Extension.

21 Feb

WILSON, ANTHONY NEVILLE

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst fling Spitfire I, K9810 of No 616 Sqn, which flew into the sea on convoy patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

21 Feb

MORTIMER, BASIL ALLEN

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying Hart, K4768 of No 1 FTS when he flew into high ground at Devizes, Wiltshire whilst on a ferry flight in cloud. He is buried in Upavon Cemetery.

23 Feb

BREESE, GERALD

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying Tiger Moth, G-ADIC of No 13 EFTS, which failed to recover from a practice side-slip and spun into the ground at Littlewick Green, Berkshire.  He is buried in Grimsby (Scartho Road) Cemetery.

23 Feb

HEAD, DOUGLAS WATLEY TURNER

AC2

He is buried in Shepton Mallet Burial Ground (Served as Douglas Watley Turner)

23 Feb

LEDSHAM, WILLIAM

AC2

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, N5086 of the School of Air Navigation, which flew into a hill near Rhosilli in bad visibility, he is buried in buried in Chester (Overleigh) Cemetery.

23 Feb

MACKENZIE, ROBERT JAMES

AC2

He is buried in Wandsworth (Streatham) Cemetery.

23 Feb

PARKES, WILLIAM CHARLES

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying Anson I, N5086 of the School of Air Navigation, which flew into a hill near Rhosilli in bad visibility, he is buried in Stretton-cum-Wetmoor (St Mary) Churchyard.

23 Feb

SUTCLIFFE, ANDREW ROBERTS

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, N5086 of the School of Air Navigation, which flew into a hill near Rhosilli in bad visibility, he is buried in Brampton (St Martin) Old Churchyard.

23 Feb

WEBSTER, FREDERIC ARTHUR

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, N5086 of the School of Air Navigation, which flew into a hill near Rhosilli in bad visibility, he is buried in Shoeburyness (or South Shoebury) (St Andrew) Churchyard.

24 Feb

WHITMARSH, REGINALD JERVELAND

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying Blenheim I, L6724 of No 92 Sqn, which crashed into some house after take off from Croydon. He is buried in Plymouth (Efford) Cemetery.

24 Feb

CARTER, GEORGE ARTHUR

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim I, L6742 of No 229 Sqn, which crashed out of control after the pilot was dazzled by searchlights. He is buried in Nottingham Southern Cemetery.

24 Feb

LOMAX, PETER FRANCIS NAPIER

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying Blenheim I, L6742 of No 229 Sqn, which crashed out of control after he was dazzled by searchlights. He is buried in Hampstead (St John) Additional Burial Ground

24 Feb

HUNTER, WILLIAM BRUCE

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying Hawker Demon, K5736 of No 3 Bombing and Gunnery School when it crashed near Donna Nook following a collision with Demon, K8196 of No 1 Air Armament School. He is buried in Liverpool (Kirkdale) Cemetery.

24 Feb

LYNCH, ARTHUR WILLIAM

LAC

He is buried in Oxford (Rose Hill) Cemetery.

24 Feb

MARSHALL, GEORGE

AC2

He is buried in Bradford (North Bierley) Cemetery.

24 Feb

OUTTEN, STANLEY SAMUEL

AC1

He is buried in West Ham Cemetery.

25 Feb

POTTER, JOHN ABRAHAM HUMPHRIES

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying as the observer in Blenheim I, L1444 of No 18 Sqn, which was damaged over Germany and crash landed near North Coated. He is buried in East Grinstead (Mount Noddy) Cemetery.

25 Feb

WINDER, GUY WILLIAM

Plt Off

He died from injuries sustained the previous day whilst flying in Demon I, K5736 of No 3 BGS, which collided with K8196 of No 1 AAS over the ranges at Donna Nook.  He is buried in Manby (St Mary) Churchyard.

26 Feb

MAHON, WILLIAM

AC2

He was killed whilst flying in Battle I, P2260 of No 3 Gp TTF, which dived into the ground near Spalding during a target towing detail after control was lost in cloud.  He is buried in Moston (St Joseph's) Roman Catholic Cemetery.

26 Feb

OWENS, THOMAS

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Battle I, P2260 of No 3 Gp TTF, which dived into the ground near Spalding during a target towing detail after control was lost in cloud.  He is buried in Merthyr Tydfil (Aberfan Bryntaf) Cemetery.

26 Feb

WAKE, HAROLD

LAC

He is buried in Dorchester Cemetery, Dorset

27 Feb

BLAKE, JOHN CHRISTOPHER HOWELL

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying Blenheim IV, P4842 of No 82 Sqn, which was lost on a reconnaissance of the Elbe Estuary and is buried in Sage War Cemetery.

27 Feb

MIDDLETON, SAMUEL NEWTON

AC1

He was killed whilst flying as the W.Op/AG in Blenheim IV, P4842 of No 82 Sqn, which was lost on a reconnaissance of the Elbe Estuary and is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

27 Feb

WEIGHTMAN, THOMAS SINCLAIR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying as the observer in Blenheim IV, P4842 of No 82 Sqn, which was lost on a reconnaissance of the Elbe Estuary and is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

27 Feb

DODGSON, HAROLD

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying Blenheim IV, L8838 of No 114 Sqn, when he lost control in cloud and crashed near Acheux en Amienois and is buried in Bienvillers Military Cemetery.

27 Feb

MOULT, HAROLD THOMPSON

LAC

He was serving with No 114 Sqn, at the time of his death .  He is buried in Hucknall Cemetery.

28 Feb

BRUCE, ALFRED ERIC ANDREW

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying Spitfire I, L1051 of No 611 Sqn, which crashed near the East Dudgeon Lightship and is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

28 Feb

KETLEY, ANNIE SYLVIA PMRAFNS

Sister

She died from cerebro spinal fever in the RAF Hospital at Cosford and is buried in Sandon (St Andrew).

28 Feb

MEACHAM, WALTER THOMAS

AC2

He was serving at RAF Cosford or was a patient in the RAF Hospital there at the time of his death and is buried Smethwick (Uplands) Cemetery.

29 Feb

TRENCHARD, HORACE ARTHUR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying Spitfire I, K9809 of No 19 Sqn, which crashed on take off from Duxford at night. He is buried in Whittlesford (SS Mary and Andrew) Churchyard.

29 Feb

SHUTE, FREDERIC WILLIAM CHARLES

Sqn Ldr

He was the OC of No 152 Sqn and was killed whilst flying Gladiator II, N5646 which was lost over the North Sea due to engine failure and is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

29 Feb

SMITH, LEONARD GORDON JEFFCOAT

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Audax, K7385 of No 8 SFTS, which crashed at Dysart in Fife after its wing hit the ground whilst low flying.  He was cremated at Woking (St John's) Crematorium.

 

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