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Casualties - 5 - 7 March 1942


05-Mar

FISHER, PETER JOHN  (40901) RAF - age 25

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z1042 'S' of No 70 Sqn, which crashed in the desert near Bomba and was destroyed by fire during a raid on Benghazi.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

05-Mar

CHAMBERS, GEOFFREY PENDER  (41308) RNZAF - age 21

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z1042 'S' of No 70 Sqn, which crashed in the desert near Bomba and was destroyed by fire during a raid on Benghazi.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

05-Mar

MAGGS, ROGER  (84731) RAFVR - age Unknown

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z1042 'S' of No 70 Sqn, which crashed in the desert near Bomba and was destroyed by fire during a raid on Benghazi.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

05-Mar

MIDDLEBROOK, THOMAS GEORGE  (908327) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z1042 'S' of No 70 Sqn, which crashed in the desert near Bomba and was destroyed by fire during a raid on Benghazi.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

05-Mar

ROGERS, ROBERT CRANSTOUN VAUGHAN  (954854) RAFVR - age Unknown

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z1042 'S' of No 70 Sqn, which crashed in the desert near Bomba and was destroyed by fire during a raid on Benghazi.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

05-Mar

TUCK, KENNETH MARTIN (1261090) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z1042 'S' of No 70 Sqn, which crashed in the desert near Bomba and was destroyed by fire during a raid on Benghazi.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

05-Mar

KENNY, THOMAS STANLEY PHILLIP  (1281600) RAFVR - age 21

LAC

He was serving with 84 at the time of his death, and was probably killed in the fighting to capture Kalidjati airfield by the Japanese.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

05-Mar

SALMON, EDWARD  (1309871) RAFVR - age 30

LAC

He was serving with 84 at the time of his death, and was probably killed in the fighting to capture Kalidjati airfield by the Japanese.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

05-Mar

KIDSON, MARCUS WILLIAM TERENCE  (115800) RAFVR - age 20

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIA, Z2402 of No 126 Sqn, which was shot down into the sea by Bf 109s off Malta.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

05-Mar

DAY, WILFRED ARTHUR  (1114611) RAFVR - age 31

AC2

He was serving with No 232 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

05-Mar

BANKS, HAROLD  (980452) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, R3839 of No 254 Sqn, which flew into high ground near Carew Cheriton.  He is buried in Accrington Cemetery.

05-Mar

McPHERSON, JAMES QUAR  (1054475) RAFVR - age 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, R3839 of No 254 Sqn, which flew into high ground near Carew Cheriton.  He is buried in Newcastle-upon-Tyne (St Andrew's and Jesmond) Cemetery.

05-Mar

ROLFE, NORMAN JACK  (1377013) RAFVR - age 29

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, R3839 of No 254 Sqn, which flew into high ground near Carew Cheriton.  He is buried in Pembroke Dock (Llanion) Cemetery.

05-Mar

ST. HILAIRE, RENE JOSEPH AUGUSTE GERARD  (R/104575) RCAF - age 23

AC1

He was serving with No 409 Sqn, and died in the RAF Hospital at Rauceby after being hit by an Army lorry on the Lincoln-Sleaford road (A15).  He is buried in Scopwick Church Burial Ground.

05-Mar

PAULSEN, JOHN MCKECHNIE  (109325) RAF - age 34

Plt Off

He was serving with No 151 MU, and was killed by a direct bomb hit on an airfield in Cilacap, Indonesia.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

05-Mar

HEBDITCH, KENNETH NOEL  (1187258) RAFVR - age 23

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Tomahawk IIA, AH957 of No 71 OTU, which dived into the ground near Gordons Tree whilst carrying out aerobatics.  He is buried in Khartoum War Cemetery.

05-Mar

FREER, STANLEY WILLIAM  (1094970) RAFVR - age Unknown

LAC

He was serving at Alor Star at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

05-Mar

HUGHES, FRED  (620709) RAF - age 32

Cpl

He was travelling or serving aboard HMT Kota Gede, and died whilst travelling from Sumatra to Colombo.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

05-Mar

ARTHUR, RUPERT TOM GUY  (66048) RAFVR - age 41

Fg Off

He was serving at Tongal at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Jakarta War Cemetery.

05-Mar

MURRAY, DAVID MATTHEW SINCLAIR  (551162) RAF - age 21

Sgt

He was serving in the UK as an armourer and was accidentally killed.  His death was registered in Surrey SE.  He was cremated at Aberdeen Crematorium.

06-Mar

APPLEBY, BRUCE  (40955) RNZAF - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Vildebeest III, ? of No 36 Sqn, which crashed into a paddy field on its return from a raid on the airfield at Kalidjati, having been damaged in the attack and ten suffering an engine failure.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

06-Mar

SHEA, DENIS JOSEPH  (925195) RAFVR - age Unknown

AC1

He was serving with No 84 Sqn, and was killed whilst evacuating Tjilatjap when the train he was travelling on was ambushed, whilst crossing the bridge over the River Serajoe at Kesogihan as it was demolished by Dutch troops.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

06-Mar

ANDERSON, NEIL  (103705V) SAAF - age 21

Lt

He was flying a Hurricane of No 242 Sqn, which failed to return from an attack on the Japanese airfield at Kalidjati on 4 Mar 1942, it is thought he died in captivity.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

06-Mar

FARRELL, ALEXANDER HAMILTON  (979215) RAFVR - age Unknown

AC1

He was serving with No 286 Sqn at the time of his death, which may have occurred at sea.  He is buried in Stranaer (Glebe) Cemetery.

06-Mar

BINDING, DONALD JAMES  (906685) RAFVR - age 22

AC5

He was serving with No 151 MU and was probably killed whilst evacuating Tjilatjap either when the train they were travelling on was ambushed, whilst crossing the bridge over the River Serajoe at Kesogihan when it was demolished by Dutch troops, or being massacred by Japanese troops having been injured in the previous events.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

06-Mar

SHIRLEY, GEORGE ERNEST  (523280) RAF - age 28

Flt Sgt

He was serving with No 152 MU and was probably killed whilst evacuating Tjilatjap either when the train they were travelling on was ambushed, whilst crossing the bridge over the River Serajoe at Kesogihan when it was demolished by Dutch troops, or being massacred by Japanese troops having been injured in the previous events.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

06-Mar

WEDGE, ERNEST CHARLES  (701328) RAF - age Unknown

LAC

He was serving with No 152 MU and was probably killed whilst evacuating Tjilatjap either when the train they were travelling on was ambushed, whilst crossing the bridge over the River Serajoe at Kesogihan when it was demolished by Dutch troops, or being massacred by Japanese troops having been injured in the previous events.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

06-Mar

FINES, RONALD ARTHUR  (1052385) RAFVR - age Unknown

AC2

He was serving with No 25 AMES and was probably killed whilst evacuating Tjilatjap either when the train they were travelling on was ambushed, whilst crossing the bridge over the River Serajoe at Kesogihan when it was demolished by Dutch troops, or being massacred by Japanese troops having been injured in the previous events.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

06-Mar

WILLIAMS, GORDON THOMAS GARFIELD  (932450) RAFVR - age 33

AC2

He was serving with No 307 AMES and was probably killed whilst evacuating Tjilatjap either when the train they were travelling on was ambushed, whilst crossing the bridge over the River Serajoe at Kesogihan when it was demolished by Dutch troops, or being massacred by Japanese troops having been injured in the previous events.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

06-Mar

DOBSON, JAMES HOWE  (1005360) RAFVR - age 31

AC2

He was serving with No 512 AMES and was probably killed whilst evacuating Tjilatjap either when the train they were travelling on was ambushed, whilst crossing the bridge over the River Serajoe at Kesogihan when it was demolished by Dutch troops, or being massacred by Japanese troops having been injured in the previous events.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

06-Mar

HARDING, FRANK GERALD BERREY  (978788) RAFVR - age 23

Cpl

He was serving with No 518 AMES and was probably killed whilst evacuating Tjilatjap either when the train they were travelling on was ambushed, whilst crossing the bridge over the River Serajoe at Kesogihan when it was demolished by Dutch troops, or being massacred by Japanese troops having been injured in the previous events.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

06-Mar

LEWIS, ELFED  (1106956) RAF - age 31

LAC

He was serving with No 518 AMES and was probably killed whilst evacuating Tjilatjap either when the train they were travelling on was ambushed, whilst crossing the bridge over the River Serajoe at Kesogihan when it was demolished by Dutch troops, or being massacred by Japanese troops having been injured in the previous events.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

06-Mar

ARNOTT, DAVID BLAIR  (116974) RAF - age Unknown

Plt Off

He was serving with AHQ FE and was probably killed whilst evacuating Tjilatjap either when the train they were travelling on was ambushed, whilst crossing the bridge over the River Serajoe at Kesogihan when it was demolished by Dutch troops, or being massacred by Japanese troops having been injured in the previous events.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

06-Mar

STONE, HERBERT FREDERICK JOHN  (508820) RAFVR - age 30

WO

He was serving with AHQ FE and was probably killed whilst evacuating Tjilatjap either when the train they were travelling on was ambushed, whilst crossing the bridge over the River Serajoe at Kesogihan when it was demolished by Dutch troops, or being massacred by Japanese troops having been injured in the previous events.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

06-Mar

LAING, SIDNEY  (1072473) RAFVR - age 27

AC1

He was serving with AHQ Kakit Timah and was probably killed whilst evacuating Tjilatjap either when the train they were travelling on was ambushed, whilst crossing the bridge over the River Serajoe at Kesogihan when it was demolished by Dutch troops, or being massacred by Japanese troops having been injured in the previous events.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

06-Mar

BIRCH, WYNDHAM THOMAS  (591687) RAF - age 20

LAC

He was serving at Gong Kedah and was probably killed whilst evacuating Tjilatjap either when the train they were travelling on was ambushed, whilst crossing the bridge over the River Serajoe at Kesogihan when it was demolished by Dutch troops, or being massacred by Japanese troops having been injured in the previous events.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

06-Mar

PICKLES, JAMES  (1029474) RAFVR - age Unknown

AC1

He was serving at Halodjata and was probably killed whilst evacuating Tjilatjap either when the train they were travelling on was ambushed, whilst crossing the bridge over the River Serajoe at Kesogihan when it was demolished by Dutch troops, or being massacred by Japanese troops having been injured in the previous events.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

06-Mar

ALLAN, JOHN FERGUSON  (591275) RAF - age 20

Cpl

He was serving at Kellang and was probably killed whilst evacuating Tjilatjap either when the train they were travelling on was ambushed, whilst crossing the bridge over the River Serajoe at Kesogihan when it was demolished by Dutch troops, or being massacred by Japanese troops having been injured in the previous events.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

06-Mar

GRIFFITHS, GEORGE WILLIAM  (1110896) RAFVR - age 29

LAC

He was serving at Nuk and was probably killed whilst evacuating Tjilatjap either when the train they were travelling on was ambushed, whilst crossing the bridge over the River Serajoe at Kesogihan when it was demolished by Dutch troops, or being massacred by Japanese troops having been injured in the previous events.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

06-Mar

FINCH, LEONARD MATTHEW  (932802) RAFVR - age 28

AC1

He was serving at the Radio School, Sembawang and was probably killed whilst evacuating Tjilatjap either when the train they were travelling on was ambushed, whilst crossing the bridge over the River Serajoe at Kesogihan when it was demolished by Dutch troops, or being massacred by Japanese troops having been injured in the previous events.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

06-Mar

TILLEY, ROLAND KENNETH  (575335) RAF - age Unknown

Cpl

He was serving at Seletar at the time of his death, which was probably killed whilst evacuating Tjilatjap either when the train they were travelling on was ambushed, whilst crossing the bridge over the River Serajoe at Kesogihan when it was demolished by Dutch troops, or being massacred by Japanese troops having been injured in the previous events.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

06-Mar

CROMPTON, THOMAS DONWY  (524980) RAF - age 25

Sgt

He was serving at Seletar at the time of his death, which was probably killed whilst evacuating Tjilatjap either when the train they were travelling on was ambushed, whilst crossing the bridge over the River Serajoe at Kesogihan when it was demolished by Dutch troops, or being massacred by Japanese troops having been injured in the previous events.  He is buried in Jakarta War Cemetery.

06-Mar

EVE, ASHFORD BERRIDGE  (900839) RAFVR - age 24

Cpl

He was serving at Tengah at the time of his death, which was probably killed whilst evacuating Tjilatjap either when the train they were travelling on was ambushed, whilst crossing the bridge over the River Serajoe at Kesogihan when it was demolished by Dutch troops, or being massacred by Japanese troops having been injured in the previous events.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

06-Mar

DENMAN, ROBERT HOLDER  (963555) RAFVR - age Unknown

AC1

He was serving at Tengah at the time of his death, which was probably killed whilst evacuating Tjilatjap either when the train they were travelling on was ambushed, whilst crossing the bridge over the River Serajoe at Kesogihan when it was demolished by Dutch troops, or being massacred by Japanese troops having been injured in the previous events.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

06-Mar

SHEALS, HUBERT STANLEY  (61116) RAF - age 37

Fg Off

He was serving in the Far East at the time of his death, which was probably killed whilst evacuating Tjilatjap either when the train they were travelling on was ambushed, whilst crossing the bridge over the River Serajoe at Kesogihan when it was demolished by Dutch troops, or being massacred by Japanese troops having been injured in the previous events.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

06-Mar

SMITH, FRANK  (1002643) RAFVR - age 20

Cpl

He was serving in the Far East at the time of his death, which and probably killed whilst evacuating Tjilatjap either when the train they were travelling on was ambushed, whilst crossing the bridge over the River Serajoe at Kesogihan when it was demolished by Dutch troops, or being massacred by Japanese troops having been injured in the previous events.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

06-Mar

WILSON, FRANCIS  (1026539) RAFVR - age 21

AC1

He was serving in the Far East at the time of his death, which was probably killed whilst evacuating Tjilatjap either when the train they were travelling on was ambushed, whilst crossing the bridge over the River Serajoe at Kesogihan when it was demolished by Dutch troops, or being massacred by Japanese troops having been injured in the previous events.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

06-Mar

SMITH, SYDNEY JOSEPH  (1091853) RAFVR - age 27

LAC

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  His death was registered in Aylesbury.  He is buried in Kirton New Cemetery.

07-Mar

JOHNSON, LAWSON  (1052114) RAFVR - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, V5954 of No 14 Sqn, which flew into the ground in haze during a raid to Tmimi.  He is buried in El Alamein War Cemetery.

07-Mar

STEVENSON, KENNETH WILLIAM  (1180650) RAFVR - age 19

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, V5954 of No 14 Sqn, which flew into the ground in haze during a raid to Tmimi.  He is buried in El Alamein War Cemetery.

07-Mar

HOWEY, WILLIAM VALENTINE  (R/60904) RCAF - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, V5954 of No 14 Sqn, which flew into the ground in haze during a raid to Tmimi.  He is buried in El Alamein War Cemetery.

07-Mar

CRICHTON, CHARLES WILLIAM DOUGLAS  (R/79575) RCAF - age 25

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIB, Z5311 of No 33 Sqn, which dived into the ground near LG115.  He is buried in El Alamein War Cemetery.

07-Mar

LEES, HARRY  (1154650) RAFVR - age 30

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AE387 of No 50 Sqn, which swung on take off from Skellingthorpe and burst into flames on a training sortie.  He is buried in Leicester (Welford Road) Cemetery.

07-Mar

KOSCIK Bronislaw (P782480) PAF - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire Vb, P8564  of No 317 Sqn, which exploded in the air over Marlborough, Devon.  He is buried in Exeter Higher Cemetery.

07-Mar

WHITTAKER, JAMES  (530110) RAF - age 27

Sgt

He was serving with No 972 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Khayat Beach War Cemetery.

07-Mar

STRICKLAND, WALTER CLAUDE  (1254032) RAFVR - age Unknown

AC1

He was serving with No 151 MU and probably killed whilst evacuating Tjilatjap either when the train they were travelling on was ambushed, whilst crossing the bridge over the River Serajoe at Kesogihan when it was demolished by Dutch troops, or being massacred by Japanese troops having been injured in the previous events.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

07-Mar

HURLEY, MARTIN MAHER  (R/64892) RCAF - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter IC, T3231 of No 2 (C) OTU, which crashed on the approach to Catfoss following an engine failure on his first solo on type.  He is buried in Brandesburton (St Mary) Churchyard.

07-Mar

CRAPPER, CHARLES ALLAN  (656335) RAF - age Unknown

Cpl

He was serving with No 37 SFTS and died on active service.  He was cremated at  Golders Green Crematorium.

07-Mar

JOHNSON, CLARENCE MELVILLE  (1031258) RAFVR - age 25

LAC

He was serving at AFS Alabama at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Americus (Oak Grove) Cemetery.

07-Mar

JEFFERY, HERBERT ALBERT  (1537862) RAFVR - age 20

AC2

He was serving in the Far East at the time of his death, which was probably killed whilst evacuating Tjilatjap either when the train they were travelling on was ambushed whilst crossing the bridge over the River Serajoe at Kesogihan as it was demolished by Dutch troops, or by being massacred by Japanese troops having been injured in the previous events.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

07-Mar

NAYLOR, KEITH TURTON  (536822) RAF - age 24

Sgt

He was serving in the UK and died from injuries in Haymeads Hospital, Bishops Stortford sustained after being hit by a motor lorry.  He is buried in Childwall (All Saints) Churchyard.

07-Mar

OGBOURNE, ERNEST STANLEY  (1472635) RAFVR - age Unknown

AC2

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  His death was registered in Scotland?.  He is buried in Southgate Cemetery.

07-Mar

HILTON, THOMAS  (1535907) RAFVR - age 20 AC2 He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  His death was registered in York.  He is buried in Standish (St Marie) Roman Catholic Churchyard.

 

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