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Casualties - 16 - 31 August 1945


16-Aug

SHARROCK, THOMAS  (1032510); age Unknown RAFVR

AC1

He had been serving with No 36 Sqn, when he was captured by the Japanese.  He died in Japanese captivity whilst being held in a camp at Palembang.  He is buried in Jakarta War Cemetery

16-Aug

PHILIP, ROY THOMAS  (157426); age 30 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito XXV, KB674 of No 162 Sqn, which flew into trees on a hill whilst flying below the briefed safety height.  He is buried in Munster Heath War Cemetery

16-Aug

SARGEANT, RICHARD ALBERT  (164815); age 21 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito XXV, KB674 of No 162 Sqn, which flew into trees on a hill whilst flying below the briefed safety height.  He is buried in Munster Heath War Cemetery

16-Aug

WATERHOUSE, JOHN  (964788); age 23 RAFVR

AC2

He was serving in the Far East (unit unknown) when he was captured by the Japanese.  He died in Japanese captivity whilst being held in a camp at Makassar.  He is buried in Ambon War Cemetery

16-Aug

WERSTINE, JAMES EDWARD  (R/168061); age Unknown RCAF

LAC

 

16-Aug

MELTON-SPEIRS, GEORGE  (941047); age 23 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death is registered in Scotland?.  He is buried in Waltham Cemetery

16-Aug

BRADLEY, WILLIAM ARTHUR  (1145914); age 23 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death is registered in Stafford.  He is buried in Norwich Cemetery, Norfolk

16-Aug

ROBERTSON, HAROLD  (1308203); age 38 RAFVR

Cpl

He was serving in the UK  at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained, but occurred in the RAF Hospital at Wroughton.  He is buried in Newcastle-upon-Tyne (St Nicholas) Cemetery.

16-Aug

JOUBERT, PIERRE SIMOND DSO, AFC (129204); age 48 SAAF

Lt Col

He was serving in the UK  at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained, but possibly occurred in the RAF Hospital at Wroughton, his death being registered in Swindon.  He is buried in Bath (Haycombe) Cemetery

17-Aug

MARES, SYDNEY  (1209490); age 34 RAFVR

AC2

He had been serving with No 211 Sqn, when he was captured by the Japanese.  He died in Japanese captivity whilst being held in a camp in Java.  He is buried in Jakarta War Cemetery

17-Aug

SHANAHAN, JOSEPH PATRICK  (418186); age 23 RAAF

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota III, FL603 of No 353 Sqn, which dived into the ground after the port wing broke off on a routine transport flight.  He is buried in Kirkee War Cemetery

17-Aug

GAZZARD, GEORGE EDWARD  (328379); age 43 RAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota III, FL603 of No 353 Sqn, which dived into the ground after the port wing broke off on a routine transport flight.  He is buried in Kirkee War Cemetery

17-Aug

CAFFERTY, ANTHONY  (1535754); age 22 RAFVR

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota III, FL603 of No 353 Sqn, which dived into the ground after the port wing broke off on a routine transport flight.  He is buried in Kirkee War Cemetery

17-Aug

DARLOW, JOHN MICHAEL  (168713); age 23 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota III, FL603 of No 353 Sqn, which dived into the ground after the port wing broke off on a routine transport flight.  He is buried in Kirkee War Cemetery

17-Aug

JONES, JOHN JAMES  (1183468); age 23 RAFVR

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota III, FL603 of No 353 Sqn, which dived into the ground after the port wing broke off on a routine transport flight.  He is buried in Kirkee War Cemetery

17-Aug

LEMAN, ARTHUR EDWARD  (108416); age 40 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota III, FL603 of No 353 Sqn, which dived into the ground after the port wing broke off on a routine transport flight.  He is buried in Kirkee War Cemetery

17-Aug

WILLIAMS, PHILLIP WILLIAM  (1375918); age 32 RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota III, FL603 of No 353 Sqn, which dived into the ground after the port wing broke off on a routine transport flight.  He is buried in Kirkee War Cemetery

17-Aug

WYNNE, HAROLD  (1516012); age 23 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota III, FL603 of No 353 Sqn, which dived into the ground after the port wing broke off on a routine transport flight.  He is buried in Kirkee War Cemetery

17-Aug

WOODMAN, SAMUEL DRIFFIELD  (J/29198); age 22 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota III, FL603 of No 353 Sqn, which dived into the ground after the port wing broke off on a routine transport flight.  He is buried in Kirkee War Cemetery

17-Aug

HODGKINSON, KEITH NORMAN  (3020365); age 21 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 681 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Colombo (Liveramentu) Cemetery

17-Aug

STROMINSKI, Karol (P.703666); age 40 PAF

AC1

At the moment neither his unit nor his cause of death has yet been ascertained but his death was registered in Northumberland Central.  He is buried in Morpeth (SS Mary and James) Churchyard

17-Aug

TUCKER, ARTHUR JOHN  (51676); age 27 RAF

Flt Lt

He was serving with No 2 ACDU at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Naples War Cemetery

17-Aug

CAMPBELL, ARTHUR DAVID ANDREW  (3038753); age 19 RAFVR

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Cornell, 14660 of No 23 EFTS, which dived into the ground near Waldron, Saskatchewan during a solo cross-country sortie.  He is buried in Yorkton Cemetery.

17-Aug

HAZEL, WALTER  (1038868); age 33 RAFVR

AC1

He had been serving at RAF Seletar when he was captured by the Japanese.  He died in Japanese captivity whilst being held in a camp at Kuching.  He is buried in Labuan War Cemetery

17-Aug

BAGULEY, PETER GEORGE  (754309); age 25 RAF

AC1

He had been serving at RAF Sungei Patani when he was captured by the Japanese.  He died in Japanese captivity whilst being held in a camp at Palembang.  He is buried in Jakarta War Cemetery

17-Aug

LOVELL, ANTHONY DESMOND JOSEPH DSO and Bar, DFC and Bar, DFC (US) (40402); age 26 RAF

Wg Cdr

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire XII, EN234 of the Station Flt, RAF Old Sarum Sqn, which crashed into the ground whilst executing a slow roll at low level without being strapped into the aircraft.  He is buried in Portrush Cemetery.

17-Aug

RAMSAY, GORDON HUGH  (77719); age 36 RAFVR

Sqn Ldr

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death is registered in Haverfordwest.  He is buried in Middleton-on-Sea (St Nicholas) Churchyard.

18-Aug

SANDERSON, REGINALD  (621609); age 23 RAF

LAC

He had been serving with No 211 Sqn, when he was captured by the Japanese.  He died in Japanese captivity whilst working on the Sumatran railway.  He is buried in Jakarta War Cemetery

18-Aug

A'HERN , JOHN HENRY  (1284776); age 31 RAFVR

LAC

He had been serving with No 224 when he was captured by the Japanese.  He died at Palembang whilst in Japanese captivity.  He is buried in Jakarta War Cemetery

18-Aug

AARONS, SIDNEY SOLOMON  (2200115); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KH218 of No 356 Sqn, which was ditched in the Andaman Sea during a night special duties sortie, cause unknown.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

18-Aug

GONSALVES, FRANK WINSTON  (605687); age 28 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KH218 of No 356 Sqn, which was ditched in the Andaman Sea during a night special duties sortie, cause unknown.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

18-Aug

PENFOLD, ERNEST ALBERT  (164096); age 23 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KH218 of No 356 Sqn, which was ditched in the Andaman Sea during a night special duties sortie, cause unknown.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

18-Aug

SKIPWORTH, WALTER FREDERICK MONS  (195479); age 30 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KH218 of No 356 Sqn, which was ditched in the Andaman Sea during a night special duties sortie, cause unknown.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

18-Aug

SNEWING, GEORGE JAMES HARRY  (1641867); age 22 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KH218 of No 356 Sqn, which was ditched in the Andaman Sea during a night special duties sortie, cause unknown.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

18-Aug

STEWART, JOHN  (1802355); age 22 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KH218 of No 356 Sqn, which was ditched in the Andaman Sea during a night special duties sortie, cause unknown.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

18-Aug

LACEY, ROBERT HENRY  (R/193335); age 22 RCAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KH218 of No 356 Sqn, which was ditched in the Andaman Sea during a night special duties sortie, cause unknown.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

18-Aug

McLEOD, ROYDON HUBERT  (J/44389); age 20 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KH218 of No 356 Sqn, which was ditched in the Andaman Sea during a night special duties sortie, cause unknown.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

18-Aug

GREEN, MICHAEL JAMES  (572522); age 24 RAF

Sgt

He was serving with No 168 MU and died from injuries sustained three days previously, details of which are unknown at present.  He is buried in Heliopolis War Cemetery.

18-Aug

HUNTER, JOHN HARDWICKE CUTHBERT  (72862); age 32 RAFVR

Wg Cdr

He was serving with HQ ACSEA at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Kandy War Cemetery

19-Aug

KEARNS, THOMAS FRANCIS  (1901378); age 22 RAFVR

AC2

At the moment neither his unit nor his cause of death has yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Mount Jerome Cemetery

19-Aug

HAMMON, CHARLES JAMES  (1633127); age 23 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 114 MU at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Milan War Cemetery

19-Aug

GREEN, GERALD CHARLES DUNCAN  (103594); age 23 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Mustang IV, KM622 of No 158 SP, which probably lost control in cloud, diving into the ground at Karjulia.  He is buried in Ranchi War Cemetery

19-Aug

MITCHELL, DENYS  (1338666); age 23 RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Mustang IV, KM631 of No 158 SP, which probably lost control in cloud, diving into the ground at Karjulia.  He is buried in Ranchi War Cemetery

19-Aug

UPTON, MAURICE JOHN WOODSTAFF  (644066); age 24 RAF

Cpl

He was serving with No 352 MU at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Delhi War Cemetery

19-Aug

POWELL, WILLIAM WALTER  (2249804); age 39 RAFVR

Cpl

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death is registered in Winchester.  He is buried in Portsmouth (Kingston) Cemetery

20-Aug

WATSON, RAYMOND  (618580); age 25 RAF

LAC

He had been serving with No 36 Sqn, when he was captured by the Japanese.  He died in Japanese captivity whilst working on the Sumatran railway.  He is buried in Jakarta War Cemetery

20-Aug

NICHOLSON, CHARLES  (347984); age 44 RAF

WO

He was serving with No 207 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death was registered in Warrington.  He is buried in Warrington Cemetery

20-Aug

RUTECKI, Alojzy (P.780703); age 26 PAF

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Mustang III, KM113  of No 303 Sqn, which collided with Mustang, KM113 of the same unit during a practice bomber escort flight.  He is buried in Bath (Haycombe) Cemetery.

20-Aug

MAGDZIAK, Stanislaw (P.782139); age 24 PAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Mustang III, KM201  of No 303 Sqn, which collided with Mustang, KM201 of the same unit during a practice bomber escort flight.  He is buried in Hucknall Cemetery

20-Aug

JEANES, JAMES ARTHUR  (1601918); age 21 RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, RD714 of No 132 OTU, which dived into the ground, disintegrated and burst into flames after stalling as the result of taking off with the elevator trim set at the fully 'tail down' position.  He is buried in Southall (Hortus) Cemetery

20-Aug

MOORE, ALFRED  (1130480); age 39 RAFVR

AC2

He had been serving with No 153 MU when he was captured by the Japanese.  He died in Japanese captivity whilst working on the Sumatran railway.  He is buried in Jakarta War Cemetery

20-Aug

CORNER, LEONARD  (917039); age 25 RAFVR

Cpl

He had been serving with RIMU when he was captured by the Japanese.  He died in Japanese captivity whilst working on the Sumatran railway.  He is buried in Jakarta War Cemetery

20-Aug

LIDDARD, ROBERT CHARLES (BOB)  (142486); age 32 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death is registered in Birmingham.  He is buried in Sutton and Cheam (Cuddington) Cemetery

20-Aug

BARCLAY, FREDERICK  (2252654); age 17 RAFVR

AC2

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death is registered in Chippenham.  He is buried in Aberdeen (Grove) Cemetery

20-Aug

THORNEWELL, EDWIN  (1138844); age 38 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death is registered in Oxford.  He is buried in Loughborough (Leicester Road) Cemetery

20-Aug

COOK, GEORGE ARTHUR  (1559107); age 40 RAFVR

LAC

He had probably been discharged from the RAF as he died at The Hotel, Inchture, Perthshire from Coronary Artery Thrombosis and Coronary Arteritis and his occupation was given as innkeeper.  He is buried in Inchture Parish Churchyard.

20-Aug

WEBB, FREDERICK THOMAS JOHN  (1283016); age 39 RAFVR

Cpl

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death is registered in Swindon.  He is buried in East Finchley Cemetery and St Marylebone Crematorium.

21-Aug

HARPER, LEONARD ERNEST  (1152477); age 27 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was serving with No 1 RAF Hill Depot at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Karachi War Cemetery

21-Aug

DICKIE, ADAM  (1366714); age 36 RAFVR

AC1

He had been serving at AHQ FE when he was captured by the Japanese.  He died in Japanese captivity whilst working on the Sumatran railway.  He is buried in Jakarta War Cemetery

21-Aug

LAIRD, ALBERT EDWARD  (356044); age 44 RAF

Flt Sgt

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death is registered in Epping.  He is buried in Loughton Burial Ground

21-Aug

SEX, ESTHER MARY  (1694); age 36 WAAF

Flt Off

She was serving in the UK at the time of her death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death is registered in Hendon (34).  She is buried in Southgate Cemetery

21-Aug

HUNN, WILLIAM RICHARD  (1283091); age Unknown RAFVR

LAC

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death is registered in Great Yarmouth.  He is buried in Great Yarmouth New Cemetery.

21-Aug

MILLS, JOHN ANDERSON  (935531); age 25 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death is registered in Sheffield.  He is buried in Sheffield (Abbey Lane) Cemetery

21-Aug

ANDERSON, ELSIE BLANCHE  (2050719); age 51 WAAF

Cpl

She was serving in the UK at the time of her death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death is registered in Westmorland S.  She is buried in Middlesborough (Linthorpe) Cemetery

22-Aug

TYSON , NEVILLE LACE  (2228248); age 20 RAFVR

AC1

He was serving at RAF Koggala at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Colombo (Liveramentu) Cemetery

22-Aug

LEWIS, ALLAN CHARLES  (1285889); age Unknown RAFVR

LAC

He had been serving with RIMU when he was captured by the Japanese.  He died in Japanese captivity whilst working on the Sumatran railway.  He is buried in Jakarta War Cemetery

22-Aug

SHREWSBURY, RONALD EDGAR  (1189639); age 33 RAFVR

LAC

He had been serving with RIMU when he was captured by the Japanese.  He died in Japanese captivity whilst working on the Sumatran railway.  He is buried in Jakarta War Cemetery

22-Aug

SCHOFIELD, ALAN HEYWORTH  (1085579); age 31 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving in the UK and died in the RAF Hospital at Kirkham following a short illness.  He is buried in Inghamite Church, Wheatley Carr.

22-Aug

HUTCHINS, EDWARD VICTOR  (1167567); age 41 RAFVR

Cpl

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death is registered in Newton Abbott.  He is buried in Torquay Cemetery and Extension

22-Aug

COLE-HAMILTON, JOHN BERESFORD CB, CBE (); age 51 RAF

AVM

He was serving as the AOC, No 11 Group and died from cancer.  He is buried in Bradford (or Bradford-on-Tone) (St Giles) Churchyard.

22-Aug

BRYANT, WALTER EDWARD GEORGE MBE (); age 52 RAF

A/Cdre

He was serving as the AOC, RAF Cranwell and died in Rauceby Hospital.  He is buried in Cranwell (St Andrew) Churchyard.

22-Aug

RAYNES, TOM CRAWSHAW  (969128); age 25 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death is registered in Towcester.  He was cremated at Leeds (Lawns Wood) Cemetery

23-Aug

BREES, ALEC  (106178); age Unknown RAFVR

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor III, EE280 of No 245 Sqn, which dived into the sea off Weston-super-Mare after being hit by EE283 during a formation turn.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

23-Aug

FORREST, GEORGE BROWN  (145850); age 25 RAFVR

See photo below

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, RF612 of No 248 Sqn, which spun into the sea off Plymouth whilst making a tight turn during a Wing training sortie involving 'dummy' attacks on Spitfires.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial. See photo from John Ollerton

23-Aug

GREEN, JOHN FREDERICK  (128359); age 26 RAFVR

See photo below

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying Mosquito VI, RF612 of No 248 Sqn, which spun into the sea off Plymouth whilst making a tight turn during a Wing training sortie involving 'dummy' attacks on Spitfires.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial. See photo from John Ollerton

John Green and George Forrest

Photo Courtesy - John Ollerton

23-Aug

RAE, WILLIAM DUNCAN  (1823993); age 20 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 276 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death was registered in Braintree.  He is buried in Keith (Broomhill) Cemetery

23-Aug

BLAKEY, JACK  (1582692); age 31 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KL654 of No 356 Sqn, which failed to return from a sortie over Thailand.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

23-Aug

BROMFIELD, JOHN TREVOR  (166369); age 20 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KL654 of No 356 Sqn, which failed to return from a sortie over Thailand.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

23-Aug

DOVEY, WILLIAM KENNETH  (166352); age Unknown RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KL654 of No 356 Sqn, which failed to return from a sortie over Thailand.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

23-Aug

MASON, EDWARD DONALD  (166082); age Unknown RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KL654 of No 356 Sqn, which failed to return from a sortie over Thailand.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

23-Aug

ROSS, WILLIAM  (2213814); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KL654 of No 356 Sqn, which failed to return from a sortie over Thailand.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

23-Aug

TOWELL, RAYMOND ARTHUR  (1624252); age 21 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KL654 of No 356 Sqn, which failed to return from a sortie over Thailand.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

23-Aug

TURNER, ARTHUR  (1621393); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KL654 of No 356 Sqn, which failed to return from a sortie over Thailand.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

23-Aug

WATTS, JOHN SELWYN  (158017); age 24 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KL654 of No 356 Sqn, which failed to return from a sortie over Thailand.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

23-Aug

SMITH, LAWRENCE ALLAN  (1228486); age 34 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 612 Sqn, and died in the Princess Mary's RAF Hospital at Halton, cause unknown.  He is buried in Welwyn Cemetery, Hertfordshire.

23-Aug

BLAYNEY, WALTER PERCIVAL STANLEY  (1382802); age Unknown RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 166 Wing at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Delhi War Cemetery

23-Aug

KELLY, KEITH LESLIE  (4212723); age Unknown RNZAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito XXI, KB194 of No 6 OTU, which broke up in the air during a night training sortie over Oxfordshire.  He is buried in Oxford (Botley) Cemetery

23-Aug

PROCTOR, GEORGE MANSELL  (424519); age 22 RNZAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito XXI, KB194 of No 6 OTU, which broke up in the air during a night training sortie over Oxfordshire.  He is buried in Oxford (Botley) Cemetery

23-Aug

HALL, JAMES DICKSON  (1010159); age 25 RAFVR

LAC

He had been serving at RAF Butterworth when he was captured by the Japanese.  He died in Japanese captivity whilst working on the Sumatran railway.  He is buried in Jakarta War Cemetery

23-Aug

BECKFORD, VICTOR ELLIOTT  (714783); age 33 RAFVR

AC2

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, which may have occurred in the RAF Hospital at Halton, his death being registered in Aylesbury.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

23-Aug

DEARDEN, ROBERT  (6555); age 56 RAF

Flt Sgt

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death is registered in Horsham.  He is buried in Warnham (St Margaret) Churchyard

24-Aug

MANN, DENIS  (1330088); age 24 RAFVR

WO

He was serving with No 681 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Calcutta (Bhowanipore) Cemetery, Kolkata

24-Aug

DAVIS, HERBERT EDGAR  (1035502); age Unknown RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 2883 Sqn RAF Regiment at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Viborg Cemetery

24-Aug

O'GRADY, CLARENCE JOSEPH  (R/143990); age 26 RCAF

Flt Sgt

At the moment neither his unit nor his cause of death has yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery

24-Aug

COYNE, LAWRENCE  (1674969); age 38 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving at RAF Mauripur at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Karachi War Cemetery

24-Aug

PEACOCK, FREDERICK JOHN  (1233025); age 24 RAFVR

AC2

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death is registered in Croydon.  He is buried in BANDON Hill Cemetery

24-Aug

TUNWELL, HAROLD SATCHELL  (1102544); age 30 RAFVR

Cpl

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death is registered in Edmonton.  He is buried in Cheshunt New Burial Ground

24-Aug

CHANCE, HORACE RAMSDALL  (620753); age 26 RAF

Cpl

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death is registered in Melton Mowbray.  He is buried in Nether Whitacre (St Giles) Churchyard

25-Aug

BRIDGES, NORMAN GEORGE  (198797); age 23 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was serving with No 114 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Udine War Cemetery

25-Aug

WILKES, JAMES FRANCIS  (1281207); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was serving with No 294 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Basra War Cemetery

25-Aug

ROSS, JOHN ANDREW  (1124787); age Unknown RAFVR

AC1

He was serving in the Far East (unit unknown) when he was captured by the Japanese.  He died in Japanese captivity whilst being held in a camp at Palembang.  He is buried in Jakarta War Cemetery

25-Aug

BRANCH, DERRICK ROBERT  (1316887); age Unknown RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 94 ASP at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Maymamati War Cemetery

25-Aug

SNAPE, FRANCIS  (1080249); age 35 RAFVR

LAC

He had been serving at RAF Seletar when he was captured by the Japanese.  He died in Japanese captivity whilst being held in a camp at Palembang.  He is buried in Jakarta War Cemetery

25-Aug

LEWIS, PATRICK JOHN  (1306561); age 40 RAFVR

AC2

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death is registered in Camberwell.  He is buried in Brockley Cemetery

25-Aug

GRANT, WALTER STEWART  (564185); age 30 RAF

Flt Sgt

He was serving at RAF Pilstock and died in hospital from an illness.  He is buried in Cullompton Cemetery.

26-Aug

KRAKOWSKI, Antoni (P.0698); age 28 PAF

Fg Off

He was serving with No 309 Sqn and was killed in road traffic accident at Niemczeck.  He is buried in Celle War Cemetery.

26-Aug

BENNETT, CYRIL DOUGLAS  (78296); age 47 RAFVR

Sqn Ldr

He was serving with HQ ? at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Munster Heath War Cemetery

27-Aug

WILKINSON, FRANCIS BERNARD  (1576373); age 23 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IID, HW440 of No 20 Sqn, which crashed out of control into the sea shortly after entering cloud on a squadron move from St Thomas Mount to Gannavarem.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

27-Aug

MacFARLANE, HAMISH DUNCAN  (412707); age 24 RNZAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Harvard IIB, FE683 of No 20 APC, which dived into the sea off Colombo whilst carrying out low level aerobatics.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

27-Aug

BURGESS, HUMPHREY GEORGE  (63906); age 41 RAFVR

Fg Off

He had been serving with No 266 Wing when he was captured by the Japanese.  He was massacred by the Japanese at Ranau after being force marched across Java from Brunai to Mira.  He is buried in Labuan War Cemetery

27-Aug

FAWCITT, CLIFFORD ROBERT  (175437); age 43 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was serving at No 4 REC at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Suez War Memorial Cemetery

27-Aug

ATKINSON, CLIFFORD  (1431788); age 21 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death is registered in Knaresborough.  He is buried in Bury Cemetery, Redvales

27-Aug

GODDARD, LESLIE EDWARD MORGAN  (1193626); age 35 RAFVR

Cpl

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death is registered in Oxford.  He is buried in Cheltenham Cemetery

27-Aug

CONNELLY, JOHN  (1109067); age Unknown RAFVR

AC2

He was serving in the UK and died in Erskine Hospital, Bishopton from Chronic Bronchitis, Emphysema and Myocardial Failure, possibly linked to his occupation which is listed as 'Coal Miner (AC1 Royal Air Force)'.  He is buried in Glasgow (Cardonald) Cemetery.

27-Aug

FEARN, HERBERT STANLEY  (1480199); age 25 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death is registered in West Hartlepool.  He is buried in Hartlepool (Stranton) Cemetery

28-Aug

FROST, ERIC ALFRED  (154737); age 36 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Tiger Moth II, T7273 of No 11 EFTS, which collided with the rear of T6974 whilst attempting to rejoin formation.  He is buried in Perth (Wellshill) Cemetery

28-Aug

TILFORD, STANLEY GERALD  (3036459); age 18 RAFVR

AC2

He was killed whilst flying in Tiger Moth II, T7273 of No 11 EFTS, which collided with the rear of T6974 whilst attempting to rejoin formation.  He is buried in Perth (Wellshill) Cemetery

28-Aug

JONES, CLIFFORD ARTHUR  (1607193); age 22 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, PG394 of No 11 OTU, which dived into the ground after entering cu-nim cloud on a night cross country exercise.  He is buried in Hornchurch Cemetery

28-Aug

LAWRENCE, GORDON NEVILLE  (1835883); age 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, PG394 of No 11 OTU, which dived into the ground after entering cu-nim cloud on a night cross country exercise.  He was cremated at Pontypridd Crematorium

28-Aug

RICE, DENIS SIDNEY  (1867355); age Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, PG394 of No 11 OTU, which dived into the ground after entering cu-nim cloud on a night cross country exercise.  He is buried in Witham (All Saints) Churchyard

28-Aug

SMITH, LESLIE NORMAN  (1320175); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, PG394 of No 11 OTU, which dived into the ground after entering cu-nim cloud on a night cross country exercise.  He is buried in Hampreston (All Saints) Churchyard

28-Aug

TAYLOR, MICHAEL ARTHUR  (3045039); age 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, PG394 of No 11 OTU, which dived into the ground after entering cu-nim cloud on a night cross country exercise.  He is buried in Reading Cemetery

28-Aug

EVISON, GEORGE JOHN ROBERT  (1621404); age 22 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, NM640 of No 21 (P) AFU, which spun into the ground whilst attempting to avoid three Dakotas in the circuit at Seighford.  He is buried in Reighton (St Peter) Churchyard

28-Aug

STRATFORD, ERIC FREDERICK WALTER  (150932); age 22 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, NM640 of No 21 (P) AFU, which spun into the ground whilst attempting to avoid three Dakotas in the circuit at Seighford.  He is buried in Knebworth (St Martin) Churchyard

28-Aug

CARROLL, DANIEL  (1154111); age 33 RAFVR

LAC

He had been serving with No 307 AMES when he was captured by the Japanese.  He died in Japanese captivity whilst working on the Sumatran railway.  He is buried in Jakarta War Cemetery

28-Aug

HELLARD, SAMUEL CHARLES  (50377); age 38 RAF

Flt Lt

He was serving with No 8501 Wing at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Celle War Cemetery

28-Aug

HAYES, GEORGE HOWARD  (3020986); age Unknown RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with HQ Base Bombay at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Kirkee War Cemetery

28-Aug

TASH, KENNETH ROBERT GEORGE  (756060); age 32 RAFVR

AC2

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death is registered in Cambridge.  He is buried in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Wisbech

28-Aug

SUMNER, RICHARD FREDERICK  (534531); age 32 RAF

WO

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death is registered in Edmonton.  He is buried in Heythorp (St Nicholas) Churchyard

28-Aug

BROWN, JAMES WILLIAM KENWICK  (1832464); age 53 RAFVR

AC2

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death is registered in Manchester.  He is buried in Manchester Southern Cemetery

28-Aug

HIGGIN, ALFRED  (1032028); age 28 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death is registered in Scotland?.  He is buried in Cleator Moor (St John) Churchyard

29-Aug

MELLES, ROSS ALEXANDER  (422538); age 23 RNZAF

Fg Off

He was serving with No 486 when he died from injuries sustained in a collision between two motor cycles on a road near Lubeck.  He is buried in Hamburg Cemetery

29-Aug

PARK, DOUGLAS STEWART  (130676); age 25 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was serving with No 681 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Rangoon War Cemetery

29-Aug

PARROTT, GERALD WILLIAM  (969416); age 28 RAFVR

Cpl

He had been serving with No 307 AMES when he was captured by the Japanese.  He died in Japanese captivity whilst working on the Sumatran railway.  He is buried in Jakarta War Cemetery

29-Aug

MARSH, LEONARD ERNEST  (1182160); age 37 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving at RAF Elmas at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Cagliari (St Michele) Communal Cemetery

29-Aug

MEAGER, DENNIS DOUGLAS WALLACE  (916731); age 26 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death is registered in Edmonton.  He is buried in St Pancras Cemetery

30-Aug

FRANCOM, LEONARD MONTAGUE  (169142); age 31 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota IV, KJ974 of No 24 Sqn, which broke up in severe turbulence having taken off in bad weather against the briefed instructions.  He is buried in Mazargues War Cemetery, Marseilles

30-Aug

GIBSON, ROBERT THOMAS  (146650); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota IV, KJ974 of No 24 Sqn, which broke up in severe turbulence having taken off in bad weather against the briefed instructions.  He is buried in Mazargues War Cemetery, Marseilles

30-Aug

YOUNG, HAROLD OLIVER  (190583); age 24 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota IV, KJ974 of No 24 Sqn, which broke up in severe turbulence having taken off in bad weather against the briefed instructions.  He is buried in Mazargues War Cemetery, Marseilles

30-Aug

DANIELS, A J RNNAS (); age  RNNAS

Lt Cdr

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota IV, KJ974 of No 24 Sqn, which broke up in severe turbulence having taken off in bad weather against the briefed instructions.  

30-Aug

HENLEY, WILLIAM JOHN HENRY  (416486); age 29 RNZAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota IV, KJ974 of No 24 Sqn, which broke up in severe turbulence having taken off in bad weather against the briefed instructions.  He is buried in Mazargues War Cemetery, Marseilles

30-Aug

CHANEY, GEORGE EDWIN  (1318357); age 24 RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Thunderbolt II, KJ356 of No 34 Sqn, which crashed and burst into flames  during a leaflet dropping exercise over MALAYA.  He is buried in Kanchanaburi War Cemetery

30-Aug

FORD, BRUCE EDWARD CHARLES  (416754); age 26 RAAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VII, EW622 of No 232 Sqn, which struck the sea and exploded off the Cocos Islands following a double engine failure shortly after take-off.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

30-Aug

DEARLOVE, WALTER ALBERT JOHN  (195889); age 21 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VII, EW622 of No 232 Sqn, which struck the sea and exploded off the Cocos Islands following a double engine failure shortly after take-off.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

30-Aug

DEERY, ROBERT JAMES  (1522872); age 22 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VII, EW622 of No 232 Sqn, which struck the sea and exploded off the Cocos Islands following a double engine failure shortly after take-off.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

30-Aug

GOLDSWORTHY, STUART EDWARD  (151101); age 29 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VII, EW622 of No 232 Sqn, which struck the sea and exploded off the Cocos Islands following a double engine failure shortly after take-off.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

30-Aug

HILDER, LEONARD WILLIAM EDWARD  (1270683); age 24 RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VII, EW622 of No 232 Sqn, which struck the sea and exploded off the Cocos Islands following a double engine failure shortly after take-off.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

30-Aug

SWEETMAN, RONALD GEORGE  (187483); age Unknown RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VII, EW622 of No 232 Sqn, which struck the sea and exploded off the Cocos Islands following a double engine failure shortly after take-off.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

30-Aug

WOOD, JOHN STEPHEN  (1019494); age 34 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 102 ASP at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Madras War Cemetery, Chennai

30-Aug

LAMB, DONALD LINDSEY  (1584943); age 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito II, HJ703 of No 13 OTU, which crashed and burst into flames after overshooting a single engine landing following an engine failure.  He is buried in Barrow-upon-Soar Cemetery

30-Aug

NOLAN, PETER ERNEST  (153510); age 21 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, HX824 of No 13 OTU, which he abandoned following an uncontrollable engine fire but left his exit too late and was too low for his parachute to deploy fully.  He is buried in East Harnham (All Saints) Churchyard

30-Aug

CAPON, WALTER STANLEY  (1256149); age 30 RAFVR

AC1

He had been serving with No 307 AMES when he was captured by the Japanese.  He died in Singapore as the result of being held in captivity.  He is buried in Kranji War Cemetery

30-Aug

HETHERINGTON, SYDNEY FREDERICK  (186360); age Unknown RAFVR

Fg Off

He was serving with No 46 Staging Post when he drowned in a diving accident at Nalsamand Lake.  He is buried in Delhi War Cemetery

30-Aug

PRESTON, HAROLD HENRY  (1179858); age 25 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 85 LU at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Schoonselhof Cemetery

30-Aug

GRAY, HORACE EDWARD  (157356); age 44 RAF

Sgt

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death is registered in Reading.  He is buried in Reading (Henley Road) Cemetery

30-Aug

BOOTH, RALPH EDWIN  (1668839); age 21 RAFVR

AC1

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death is registered in Surrey N E.  He is buried in Willesden New Cemetery

30-Aug

SMITH, DEREK VINEY DFC (116688); age 22 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death is registered in Uckfield.  He is buried in Rusthall (St Paul) New Churchyard

31-Aug

FENDLEY, FRANK RICHARD  (196068); age 24 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire XVI, TE210 of No 631 Sqn, which flew into Minera Mountain near Wrexham during a routine training flight.  He is buried in Poole Cemetery

31-Aug

BATCHELER, HARRY GEORGE WALTER  (190812); age 35 RAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, RD725 of No 12 FU, which dived into the ground at Melton Mowbrey following an engine failure on take-off.  He is buried in Oxford (Botley) Cemetery

31-Aug

BRANSON, RICHARD ARTHUR  (162939); age 27 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, RD725 of No 12 FU, which dived into the ground at Melton Mowbrey following an engine failure on take-off.  He is buried in Melton Mowbray (Thorpe Road) Cemetery

31-Aug

PHILLIPS, DENIS  (1103174); age Unknown RAFVR

AC2

He had been serving with No 307 AMES when he was captured by the Japanese.  He died in Japanese captivity whilst working on the Sumatran railway.  He is buried in Jakarta War Cemetery

31-Aug

WATSON, ALFRED JOHN  (1205581); age 37 RAFVR

Cpl

He was serving with No 322 MU at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Delhi War Cemetery

31-Aug

ROBERTS, JOHN CHARLES EDGAR  (87118); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was serving with No 8302 (Dis) Wing  at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Kiel War Cemetery

31-Aug

WHITMORE, ARTHUR  (132092); age 44 RAFVR

Sqn Ldr

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death is registered in Cannock.  He is buried in Southport (Duke Street) Cemetery

31-Aug

CLARKE, BRIAN HAMILTON  (164524); age 21 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death is registered in Epping.  He is buried in Nottingham Southern Cemetery

31-Aug

FOWLER, ARTHUR  (1669980); age 50 RAFVR

AC2

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death is registered in Kidderminster.  He is buried in Kidderminster Cemetery

31-Aug

BANIN, MARCUS  (1425014); age 23 RAFVR

AC1

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death is registered in Scotland?.  He is buried in East Ham (Marlow Road) Jewish Cemetery

31-Aug

BANNER, FRANCIS SCOTT DFC and Bar (118153); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Seafire XVII, SW987 of Vickers, which .  He is buried in Kirkcaldy (Hayfield) Cemetery

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