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Casualties - 16 - 31 October 1945


16-Oct

RUDKIN, RICHARD CHARLES  (164375); age 21 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Tempest V, NV703 of No 80 Sqn, which struck the ground whilst flying below the cloud base during a formation flying practice.  He is buried in Hamburg Cemetery

16-Oct

HOLMES, CHARLES GEORGE  (923937); age 28 RAFVR

Cpl

He was serving with No 6 Base Postal Unit at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Kranji War Cemetery

16-Oct

BLAKE, JAMES HENRY BANNING  (33433); age Unknown RAF

Wg Cdr

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LP803 of the ME Comm Sqn, which dived into the ground whilst making an emergency landing at Capodichino following an engine failure.  He is buried in Naples War Cemetery

16-Oct

BIRD, DONALD CHARLES  (1256225); age 29 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LP803 of the ME Comm Sqn, which dived into the ground whilst making an emergency landing at Capodichino following an engine failure.  He is buried in Naples War Cemetery

16-Oct

BURRELL, DEREK THOMAS  (1865843); age 20 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LP803 of the ME Comm Sqn, which dived into the ground whilst making an emergency landing at Capodichino following an engine failure.  He is buried in Naples War Cemetery

16-Oct

CLIFFORD, WALTER PAUL  (136405); age 24 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LP803 of the ME Comm Sqn, which dived into the ground whilst making an emergency landing at Capodichino following an engine failure.  He is buried in Naples War Cemetery

16-Oct

HODGETT, GEOFFREY  (1039198); age 24 RAFVR

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LP803 of the ME Comm Sqn, which dived into the ground whilst making an emergency landing at Capodichino following an engine failure.  He is buried in Naples War Cemetery

16-Oct

JACKSON, WALTER JAMES  (1234936); age 22 RAFVR

AC1

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LP803 of the ME Comm Sqn, which dived into the ground whilst making an emergency landing at Capodichino following an engine failure.  He is buried in Naples War Cemetery

16-Oct

NIELSEN, BORGE  (163012); age 29 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LP803 of the ME Comm Sqn, which dived into the ground whilst making an emergency landing at Capodichino following an engine failure.  He is buried in Naples War Cemetery

16-Oct

STEELE, REGINALD ALBERT  (100196); age Unknown RAFVR

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LP803 of the ME Comm Sqn, which dived into the ground whilst making an emergency landing at Capodichino following an engine failure.  He is buried in Naples War Cemetery

16-Oct

WILKINSON, GEORGE  (1504624); age 25 RAFVR

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LP803 of the ME Comm Sqn, which dived into the ground whilst making an emergency landing at Capodichino following an engine failure.  He is buried in Naples War Cemetery

16-Oct

HAINES, NORMAN  (236898); age 51 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 Portsmouth.  He is buried in Portsmouth (Kingston) Cemetery

16-Oct

JAMES, RICHARD SAMUEL  (1430693); age 22 RAFVR

Cpl

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 Military Hospital in Westminster, his death being registered in Westminster.  He is buried in Shrewsbury General Cemetery

16-Oct

FORMSTONE, GEORGE NEVITT  (1123549); age 29 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 Wrexham.  He is buried in Wrexham Cemetery

17-Oct

VERRAN, REGINALD STANLEY EDWARD DFC (187743); age 23 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was serving with No 80 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Hamburg Cemetery

17-Oct

CARSWELL, ALBERT STEWART  (89368); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, NA929 of the MAEE, which crashed into the Firth of Clyde after being damaged by the premature explosion of a depth charge it had just dropped.  He is buried in Glasgow (Eastwood) Cemetery

17-Oct

SPARKES, JAMES NORMAN  (1534177); age 26 RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, NA929 of the MAEE, which crashed into the Firth of Clyde after being damaged by the premature explosion of a depth charge it had just dropped.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

17-Oct

RAWLINSON, TREVOR CAREW  (112852); age 38 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He died in the RAF Officer’s Hospital at Cleveleys, Blackpool from colon cancer having been transferred from the RAF Hospital at Halton.  He is buried in East Finchley Cemetery and St Marylebone Crematorium

17-Oct

BANHAM, WILLIAM GODFREY  (1385806); age 25 RAFVR

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 Cambridge.  He is buried in Kensington (Gunnersbury) Cemetery

18-Oct

GILLARD, JOHN EDWARD JAMES  (172908); age Unknown RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KL676 of No 59 Sqn, which was lost without trace on a flight from Castel Benito in Libya to Waterbeach.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

18-Oct

JONES, JOHN HENRY  (1048837); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KL676 of No 59 Sqn, which was lost without trace on a flight from Castel Benito in Libya to Waterbeach.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

18-Oct

PATERSON, WILLIAM SIMPSON  (1552554); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KL676 of No 59 Sqn, which was lost without trace on a flight from Castel Benito in Libya to Waterbeach.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

18-Oct

SMITH, GERALD  (1600340); age 23 RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KL676 of No 59 Sqn, which was lost without trace on a flight from Castel Benito in Libya to Waterbeach.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

18-Oct

THOMAS, BRINLEY JAMES  (181214); age 32 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KL676 of No 59 Sqn, which was lost without trace on a flight from Castel Benito in Libya to Waterbeach.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

18-Oct

HYMAS, HAROLD JOHN PHILLIP  (1330502); age Unknown RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito XXX, MM796 of No 151 Sqn, which dived into the ground on the approach to Bradwell following an engine failure caused by flying through debris thrown up by its cannon shells during a ground strafing exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

18-Oct

TURNER, RONALD EDWARD  (1399269); age 22 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was serving with No 355 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Ranchi War Cemetery

18-Oct

MARSHALL, WILLIAM  (1239317); age Unknown RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 7099 SE at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Colombo (Liveramentu) Cemetery

18-Oct

MARTIN, JAMES HARRY  (1112934); age 34 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 Stockport.  He is buried in Cheadle and Gatley Cemetery

18-Oct

GUMBLETON, LESLIE CHARLES  (546358); age 30 RAF

WO

He was serving in the UK  at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained, but it occurred in the RAF Hospital at Uxbridge, his death being registered in Uxbridge.  He is buried in Poole (Branksome) Cemetery.

19-Oct

OWEN, RONALD  (1316538); age 24 RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota IV, KJ987 of No 48 Sqn, which crashed and burst into flames after swinging on take off from Patenga following an engine failure.  He is buried in Chittagong War Cemetery

19-Oct

McINTYRE, GORDON ANGUS  (J/45877); age 25 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota III, KG439 of No 435 Sqn, which crashed near Sanderstead in Surrey on take off following an engine failure.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

19-Oct

SEAMAN, FRANK HARRY  (J/23101); age Unknown RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota III, KG439 of No 435 Sqn, which crashed near Sanderstead in Surrey on take off following an engine failure.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

19-Oct

SHAW, EARL JOSEPH  (J/26928); age Unknown RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota III, KG439 of No 435 Sqn, which crashed near Sanderstead in Surrey on take off following an engine failure.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

19-Oct

BALSHAW, JAMES HESELTINE  (35251); age 48 RAF

Wg Cdr

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator III, BZ928 of No 144 MU, which side-slipped into the ground and exploded as it attempted to make a three engined landing at Maison Blanche.  He is buried in Dely Ibrahim War Cemetery

19-Oct

BARRY, WILLIAM MANSELL  (43484); age 38 RAF

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator III, BZ928 of No 144 MU, which side-slipped into the ground and exploded as it attempted to make a three engined landing at Maison Blanche.  He is buried in Dely Ibrahim War Cemetery

19-Oct

EWENS, VICTOR CLARENCE  (44290); age Unknown RAF

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator III, BZ928 of No 144 MU, which side-slipped into the ground and exploded as it attempted to make a three engined landing at Maison Blanche.  He is buried in Dely Ibrahim War Cemetery

19-Oct

GLAISHER, JOHN MALCOLM DFC (7102); age 51 RAF

Gp Capt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator III, BZ928 of No 144 MU, which side-slipped into the ground and exploded as it attempted to make a three engined landing at Maison Blanche.  He is buried in Dely Ibrahim War Cemetery

19-Oct

HAWKES, WILLIAM ALFRED  (48387); age 33 RAF

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator III, BZ928 of No 144 MU, which side-slipped into the ground and exploded as it attempted to make a three engined landing at Maison Blanche.  He is buried in Dely Ibrahim War Cemetery

19-Oct

SCLATER, DONALD JAMES  (47557); age 25 RAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator III, BZ928 of No 144 MU, which side-slipped into the ground and exploded as it attempted to make a three engined landing at Maison Blanche.  He is buried in Dely Ibrahim War Cemetery

19-Oct

ALEXANDER, HAROLD VICTOR  (117438); age 25 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator III, BZ928 of No 144 MU, which side-slipped into the ground and exploded as it attempted to make a three engined landing at Maison Blanche.  He is buried in Dely Ibrahim War Cemetery

19-Oct

BULLMAN, BERTIE ALLAN  (101773); age 33 RAFVR

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator III, BZ928 of No 144 MU, which side-slipped into the ground and exploded as it attempted to make a three engined landing at Maison Blanche.  He is buried in Dely Ibrahim War Cemetery

19-Oct

GIBBS, WILLIAM HAROLD  (108386); age 39 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator III, BZ928 of No 144 MU, which side-slipped into the ground and exploded as it attempted to make a three engined landing at Maison Blanche.  He is buried in Dely Ibrahim War Cemetery

19-Oct

HARRISON, CARLTON  (110995); age 39 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator III, BZ928 of No 144 MU, which side-slipped into the ground and exploded as it attempted to make a three engined landing at Maison Blanche.  He is buried in Dely Ibrahim War Cemetery

19-Oct

HOBBS, BERNARD  (1282416); age 25 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator III, BZ928 of No 144 MU, which side-slipped into the ground and exploded as it attempted to make a three engined landing at Maison Blanche.  He is buried in Dely Ibrahim War Cemetery

19-Oct

PHILLIPS, BENJAMIN JAMES  (1617070); age 22 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator III, BZ928 of No 144 MU, which side-slipped into the ground and exploded as it attempted to make a three engined landing at Maison Blanche.  He is buried in Dely Ibrahim War Cemetery

19-Oct

PITTOCK, LESLIE JAMES  (1616268); age 22 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator III, BZ928 of No 144 MU, which side-slipped into the ground and exploded as it attempted to make a three engined landing at Maison Blanche.  He is buried in Dely Ibrahim War Cemetery

19-Oct

ROBINSON, STANLEY  (1014852); age 25 RAFVR

Cpl

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator III, BZ928 of No 144 MU, which side-slipped into the ground and exploded as it attempted to make a three engined landing at Maison Blanche.  He is buried in Dely Ibrahim War Cemetery

19-Oct

WYNESS, WALTER JAMES  (123475); age 38 RAFVR

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator III, BZ928 of No 144 MU, which side-slipped into the ground and exploded as it attempted to make a three engined landing at Maison Blanche.  He is buried in Dely Ibrahim War Cemetery

19-Oct

ALEXANDER, ERNEST FREDERICK  (146388); age 23 RAFVR

Flt Lt

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

19-Oct

JEUDWINE, JOHN RAYMOND DSO, OBE, DFC (33116); age 32 RAF

Gp Capt

He was killed whilst flying in Typhoon IB, JR390 of Little Staughton Stn Flt, which spun into the ground from a slow roll at Little Staughton.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

19-Oct

CHAYTOR, DENNIS  (1142628); 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 Durham S E.  He is buried in Trimdon Grange Cemetery

19-Oct

FISH, HERBERT JAMES  (40379); age 30 RAF

Wg Cdr

He was serving at RAF Kastrup and died in Copenhagen from a burst appendix.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery..

19-Oct

HEALD, GEORGE  (1359535); age 39 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 Scunthorpe.  He is buried in Scunthorpe (Brumby and Frodingham) Cemetery

19-Oct

CAYGILL, FRANK  (1499561); age 32 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving at RAF Woolfox Lodge and died in the RAF Hospital at Rauceby, from injuries sustained when he was thrown from the back of the lorry in which he was travelling.    He is buried in Rawtenstall Cemetery.

19-Oct

HEATHER, EDWIN WILLIAM  (1449811); age 39 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 Staines.  He is buried in Heston (St Leonard) Churchyard

20-Oct

BUDD, HERBERT GEORGE  (1316397); age 23 RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, HR648 of No 84 Sqn, which dived into the ground from cloud.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

20-Oct

HARRIS, NORMAN CHARLES  (1579508); age 23 RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, HR648 of No 84 Sqn, which dived into the ground from cloud.  He is buried in Taiping War Cemetery

20-Oct

MOORE, FRANK EDWARD  (641493); age 29 RAF

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Dakota III, KG439 of No 435 Sqn, which crashed near Sanderstead in Surrey on take off following an engine failure.  He is buried in Edmonton Cemetery, Middlesex

20-Oct

BLACKLER, RICHARD ALAN  (1701226); age 23 RAFVR

LAC

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

20-Oct

MASTERS, ERICA MARY  (429014); age 20 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 Barnstaple.  She is buried in Thanington (St Nicholas) Churchyard

20-Oct

HUNT, HAROLD  (1157872); 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 Burton upon Trent.  He is buried in Birmingham (Witton) Cemetery

20-Oct

JOHNSON, ALBERT  (1025631); age 30 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 Hull Eastern Cemetery

20-Oct

TORODE, GEORGE RODERIC JOHN  (1534153); age 22 RAFVR

LAC

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 Uxbridge, his death being registered in Uxbridge.  He is buried in Preston under Scar Cemetery

21-Oct

FAWKNER, JAMES ALFRED HARRY  (1382899); age 24 RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito XVI, NS690 of No 684 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a transit flight from Alipore to Saigon.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

21-Oct

WORKMAN, MICHAEL CHARLTON  (129389); age 25 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito XVI, NS690 of No 684 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a transit flight from Alipore to Saigon.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

21-Oct

SAUNDERS, VICTOR JAMES  (1196536); age 31 RAFVR

WO

He was serving with No 5023 (Airfield Construction) Sqn at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Munster Heath War Cemetery

21-Oct

BENNETT, KENNETH WALTON  (195591); age Unknown RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, NC532 of No 2 FU, which was lost without a trace on a ferry flight from Benina and Luqa.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

21-Oct

JESSUP, GEOFFREY GORDON  (1391789); age 22 RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, NC532 of No 2 FU, which was lost without a trace on a ferry flight from Benina and Luqa.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

21-Oct

PLATTS, HUGH JAMES  (162128); age 24 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, NC532 of No 2 FU, which was lost without a trace on a ferry flight from Benina and Luqa.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

21-Oct

WINTON, STANLEY JAMES  (1472349); age 25 RAFVR

LAC

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

21-Oct

SARGEANT, ROWLAND  (1039679); age 32 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 Hull.  He is buried in Brentwood (London Road) Cemetery

21-Oct

BUCK, JOHN  (1502697); age 33 RAFVR

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 Leeds.  He is buried in Leeds (Harehills) Cemetery

21-Oct

FARISH, HENRY  (1359319); age 32 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 Ripon.  He is buried in Carlisle (Dalston Road) Cemetery

22-Oct

MARTIN, DOUGLAS VICTOR  (614192); age 25 RAF

Cpl

He was serving with No 2777 Sqn RAF Regiment at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Becklingen War Cemetery

22-Oct

BENNETT, ALEXANDER COLIN  (912992); age 27 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster VII, NX635 of No 32 MU, which crashed into building at St Athan following an undercarriage collapse on take off.  He is buried in Cardiff (Cathys) Cemetery

22-Oct

TALBOT, WALTER  (120616); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster VII, NX635 of No 32 MU, which crashed into building at St Athan following an undercarriage collapse on take off.  He is buried in Kingston-upon-Thames Cemetery

22-Oct

BUSHBY, JOHN  (514451); age 35 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 Northumberland Central.  He is buried in Morpeth (SS Mary and James) Churchyard

23-Oct

McCRACKEN, WILLIAM BILLY  (146120); age 24 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He died from injuries sustained on 12 Oct 1945  whilst flying in Mosquito VI, RF697 of No 45 Sqn, which crashed out of control and burst into flames when it flew through the slipstream of the aircraft in front as it was landing at St Thomas Mount.  He is buried in Madras War Cemetery, Chennai

23-Oct

BROWNING, CYRIL REGINALD ARTHUR  (165962); age Unknown RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota IV, KJ957 of No 48 Sqn, which probably broke up in a cu-nim cloud en-route to Hmawbi.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

23-Oct

MARTIN, STANLEY WILFRED  (1239540); age 23 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota IV, KJ957 of No 48 Sqn, which probably broke up in a cu-nim cloud en-route to Hmawbi.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

23-Oct

SELLEY, EDWARD CHARLES MITCHELL  (1607826); age 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota IV, KJ957 of No 48 Sqn, which probably broke up in a cu-nim cloud en-route to Hmawbi.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

23-Oct

SMITH, EDWARD ALBERT  (179337); age Unknown RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota IV, KJ957 of No 48 Sqn, which probably broke up in a cu-nim cloud en-route to Hmawbi.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

23-Oct

THURSFIELD, JOSEPH  (1071768); age 24 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota IV, KJ957 of No 48 Sqn, which probably broke up in a cu-nim cloud en-route to Hmawbi.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

23-Oct

TRIGG, NORMAN CHARLES  (143031); age 27 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota IV, KJ957 of No 48 Sqn, which probably broke up in a cu-nim cloud en-route to Hmawbi.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

23-Oct

WROE, HERBERT  (119828); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota IV, KJ957 of No 48 Sqn, which probably broke up in a cu-nim cloud en-route to Hmawbi.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

23-Oct

DYER, FRANCIS CHARLES  (196414); age 26 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Baltimore IIIA, FA400 of No 2 FU, which came down about 13 miles from Kisumu, cause unknown.  He is buried in Kisumu Cemetery

23-Oct

SABAT, SAID (); age 

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Baltimore IIIA, FA400 of No 2 FU, which came down about 13 miles from Kisumu, cause unknown.  

23-Oct

HIRST, NORRIS TOMLINSON  (1496587); age Unknown RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 63 EU at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Madras War Cemetery, Chennai

23-Oct

POTTER, CHARLES WILLIAM BEM (330756); age 43 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 Bury St Edmunds.  He is buried in Rougham (St Mary) Churchyard, Suffolk

23-Oct

JENNINGS, ARTHUR ROBERT  (1894503); age 34 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 Chatham.  He is buried in Rochester (STROOD) Cemetery

23-Oct

GLISTER, GEORGE HENRY  (1649477); age 42 RAF

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 Doncaster.  He is buried in Doncaster (Rose Hill) Cemetery

24-Oct

DAINTY, SAMUEL  (960125); age 31 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 2721 Sqn RAF Regiment and died at Sandfield House [hospital], Wordsley, Staffordshire.  He is buried in Stourbridge Cemetery.

24-Oct

BALL, JOSEPH  (1536019); age 24 RAFVR

LAC

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

24-Oct

DAVIES, ARTHUR JOHN  (551757); age 34 RAF

LAC

He was serving in the UK and died at the Royal South Hampshire Hospital, Southampton.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

24-Oct

COWAN, ELIZABETH  (2096437); age 30 WAAF

LACW

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 Whitehaven.  She is buried in Whitehaven Cemetery

25-Oct

HARDY, ERIC GRIERSON  (1560939); age 23 RAFVR

AC1

He was serving with No 849 AMES at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Taukkyan War Cemetery

25-Oct

TONKIN, RICHARD JOHN  (2217672); age 20 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with HQ BAFSEA and died in a military hospital in Delhi .  He is buried in Delhi War Cemetery.

25-Oct

JACQUES, ARTHUR DFC and Bar (128978); age 30 RAFVR

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito IV, DZ579 of the MAEE, which broke up after being hit by the water splash created when their Highball bomb was dropped in rough sea.  He is buried in Bowmore New Parish Churchyard, Isle of Islay

25-Oct

SAVILL, ERIC JOHN DFC (136063); age 35 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito IV, DZ579 of the MAEE, which broke up after being hit by the water splash created when their Highball bomb was dropped in rough sea.  He is buried in Bowmore New Parish Churchyard, Isle of Islay

25-Oct

JONES, MAURICE  (1038211); age 36 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 Islington.  He is buried in St Pancras Cemetery

25-Oct

LEAK, CYRIL KENNETH  (646733); age 24 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 Peterborough.  He is buried in Great Yarmouth (Caister) Cemetery

25-Oct

HATFIELD, PETER  (2217115); age 20 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 Sleaford.  He is buried in Boston Cemetery

25-Oct

CARINGTON, GRAHAM ARTHUR CECIL DFM (156449); age 24 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was serving in the UK and died as the result of an accident.  His death is registered in Wolverhampton.  He was cremated at Woking (St John's) Crematorium

26-Oct

BULLIVANT, WALTER ROY  (2248778); age Unknown RAFVR

LAC

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

26-Oct

WILLIAMS, GILBERT GEORGE  (818237); age 31 AuxAF

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 Bridgend.  He is buried in Cardiff (Cathys) Cemetery

26-Oct

CROWE, ALEXANDER  (1517178); age 43 RAFVR

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 Gateshead.  He is buried in Gateshead (Saltwell) Cemetery

26-Oct

CLARK, ANDREW  (333441); age 47 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 Scotland?.  He is buried in Laurencekirk Cemetery

26-Oct

SKEATES, HILDA MAY  (2070139); age 21 WAAF

LACW

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.  She is buried in Weyhill (St Michael) Church Cemetery

27-Oct

KNAPP, GEORGE  (150298); age 22 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito XIX, TA138 of No 89 Sqn, which broke up in the air over Seletar during a formation flying practice.  He is buried in Kranji War Cemetery

27-Oct

STEVENS, JACK TREVOR DFC (151116); age 24 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito XIX, TA138 of No 89 Sqn, which broke up in the air over Seletar during a formation flying practice.  He is buried in Kranji War Cemetery

27-Oct

REID, LEO DAVID ROY  (925905); age 25 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 242 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

27-Oct

NEWTON, RONALD GEORGE  (128916); age 24 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was serving in the UK and died at Hounslow Hospital.  He is buried in Wembley (Alperton) Burial Ground.

27-Oct

GILLARD, DENNIS GEORGE  (939997); age 26 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving in the UK and died at the Royal Infirmary, Doncaster.  He is buried in Nuneaton (Our Lady of the Angels) Roman Catholic Churchyard.

27-Oct

BENTLEY, ROBERT GEOFFREY  (1292190); age 25 RAFVR

WO

He was serving in the UK and was killed when the car he was driving was in collision with a bus at Woodford, the car owner who was a passenger was also killed.  He is buried in or was cremated at City of London Cemetery and Crematorium, Manor Park.

27-Oct

TREMAYNE, JOHN WILLIAM  (912993); age 28 RAFVR

Cpl

He was serving in the UK and  died at Standish House Sanatorium.  He is buried in Shortwood (All Saints) Churchyard.

27-Oct

CHANTLER, BETTY EDWINA VIOLET  (2031049); age 21 WAAF

LACW

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 Kings Lynn.  She is buried in Twickenham Cemetery

27-Oct

HAWELL, JAMES WILLIAM  (1133928); age 24 RAFVR

AC1

He was serving in the UK and sustained fatal injuries when he was knocked off his cycle by a farmer, who failed to report the accident. Hawell was riding without lights.  He is buried in Greystoke (St Andrew) Churchyard.

27-Oct

PERRIAM, FRANCIS  (919438); age 26 RAFVR

WO

He was probably serving at RAF Defford and was killed when a three ton lorry overturned while taking a party of 17 back to the aerodrome, after a dance.  He is buried in Castle Eden (St James) Churchyard.

28-Oct

PERRY, GEORGE JOHN SAMUEL  (1452549); age 22 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 267 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Rangoon War Cemetery

28-Oct

GARNETT, JOHN DOUGLAS  (655509); age Unknown RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota III, FZ686 of No 1336 TSCU, which crashed whilst attempting a downwind landing on one engine following an engine failure during a night training sortie.  He is buried in Sheffield (Abbey Lane) Cemetery

28-Oct

McDOUGALL, LESLIE IAN  (183537); age 20 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota III, FZ686 of No 1336 TSCU, which crashed whilst attempting a downwind landing on one engine following an engine failure during a night training sortie.  He is buried in Liverpool (Anfield) Cemetery

28-Oct

SARA, STANLEY FREDERICK EDWARD  (162313); age 22 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota III, FZ686 of No 1336 TSCU, which crashed whilst attempting a downwind landing on one engine following an engine failure during a night training sortie.  He is buried in Birmingham (Handsworth) Cemetery

28-Oct

TYLER , ALBERT CHRISTOPHER  (135094); age 24 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota III, FZ686 of No 1336 TSCU, which crashed whilst attempting a downwind landing on one engine following an engine failure during a night training sortie.  He is buried in Newport (Christchurch) Cemetery

28-Oct

COOPER, ROY NORMAN  (188171); age 29 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was serving with the Anti Locust Flt, Eastleigh at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Jinja War Cemetery

28-Oct

WILSON, JACK LESLIE  (175789); age 24 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was serving with DAF Comm Sqn at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Naples War Cemetery

28-Oct

WILLIAMS, EDGAR TALIESIN  (973692); 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 Pontypridd.  He is buried in Rhondda (Trealaw) Cemetery

28-Oct

PLENDERLEITH, ALEXANDER  (1039938); age 37 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving in the UK and collapsed the previous day whilst home on leave, probably dying from malaria contracted whilst on active service overseas.  He is buried in Aberdeen (St Peter's) Cemetery.

29-Oct

DONOVAN, MICHAEL  (1269448); age 34 RAFVR

AC1

He was serving with No 3 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death was registered in Isle of Wight.  He is buried in Ryde Borough Cemetery

29-Oct

WELLARD, JACQUES VICTOR (); age  FFAF

 

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax VI, RG561 of No 347 Sqn, which crashed in a forced landing shortly after take off following an engine fire.  

29-Oct

PRADES, HENRY JACQUES ANDRE  (36925); age Unknown RAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax VI, RG561 of No 347 Sqn, which crashed in a forced landing shortly after take off following an engine fire.  He is commemorated in The Maidenhead Register

29-Oct

CROSLAND, JACK  (1332341); age 24 RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Martinet I, HP264 of No 17 APC, which spun into the ground shortly after taking off from RAF Sylt.  He is buried in Kiel War Cemetery

29-Oct

POOLEY, RONALD  (1530862); age Unknown RAFVR

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Martinet I, HP264 of No 17 APC, which spun into the ground shortly after taking off from RAF Sylt.  He is buried in Kiel War Cemetery

29-Oct

RUSSELL, ALFRED ARTHUR MCKAY  (1566068); age 24 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 5756 MSU at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Jakarta War Cemetery

29-Oct

WYLIE, KENNETH THOMAS  (1170082); age Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was serving with No 6223 BD Flt and died from injuries sustained on 29 Oct 1945 following an explosion of Luftwaffe ordnance during its off-loading into a crater for demolition.  He is buried in Tilburg (Gilzerbaan) General Cemetery.

29-Oct

CLINCH, DENYS STANLEY  (46369); age 26 RAF

Sqn Ldr

He was serving with HQ 231 Grp at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Kranji War Cemetery

29-Oct

WELLINGTON, LESLIE FRANCIS  (169264); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Lt

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

29-Oct

SWANNELL, BERTRAM GEORGE  (962065); age 26 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving in the UK and died suddenly at the home of his mother in Bedford.  He is buried in Wootton (St Mary) Churchyard and Extension.

29-Oct

DUNNINGTON, LAWRENCE  (743422); age 37 RAFVR

Sgt

He was serving in the UK and died in Hull Royal Infirmary, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Driffield Cemetery.

29-Oct

VAINES, HAROLD  (981411); age 29 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 Marylebone.  He is buried in Bolton (Astley Bridge) Cemetery

29-Oct

LEWIS, ROSE EDITH  (2001988); age 30 WAAF

LACW

She was probably serving at RAF Bicester at the time of her death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  She is buried in Morden Cemetery.

29-Oct

ELLIS, ALEXANDER  (105892); age 39 RAFVR

Fg Off

He had been a POW of the Japanese since the fall of Singapore but died in the City Hospital, Aberdeen, following repatriation.  He is buried in Aberdeen (Springbank) Cemetery.

30-Oct

JORDAN, ALEXANDER  (854350); age 42 AuxAF

AC1

He was serving with No 920 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death was registered in Wallasey (51).  He is buried in Wallasey (Rake Lane) Cemetery

30-Oct

DUGAN, JOHN  (1543460); age 41 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 5003 (Airfield Construction) Sqn at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death was registered in Southport.  He is buried in Southport (Duke Street) Cemetery

30-Oct

BODDY, GEOFFREY ARTHUR  (1894525); age 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NN813 of No 1653 CU, which was lost without a trace on a familiarisation training flight.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

30-Oct

CUMBERWORTH, PROVIS  (1853122); age 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NN813 of No 1653 CU, which was lost without a trace on a familiarisation training flight.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

30-Oct

LEES, WILLIAM SPEARS  (189171); age Unknown RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NN813 of No 1653 CU, which was lost without a trace on a familiarisation training flight.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

30-Oct

OGDEN, JOHN OLIVER EDWARD  (1897358); age Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NN813 of No 1653 CU, which was lost without a trace on a familiarisation training flight.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

30-Oct

PRINCE, JOHN COLEMAN  (201082); age 23 RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NN813 of No 1653 CU, which was lost without a trace on a familiarisation training flight.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

30-Oct

SIDWELL, KENNETH FREDERICK  (179585); age 33 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NN813 of No 1653 CU, which was lost without a trace on a familiarisation training flight.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

30-Oct

TREBBLE, RICHARD JAMES  (3032284); age 19 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, NN813 of No 1653 CU, which was lost without a trace on a familiarisation training flight.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

30-Oct

GREENWOOD, ALBERT  (1685040); age 22 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Typhoon IB, SW573 of No 56 OTU, which dived out of cloud during a cine camera gun sortie when he was supposed to maintain VFR.  He is buried in Keighley (Haworth) Cemetery

30-Oct

REES, WILLIAM JOHN  (1651589); age 25 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 6165 SE at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Vaernes Churchyard

30-Oct

GILES, REGINALD HERBERT  (1397162); age Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was serving with No 6223 BD Flt and died from injuries sustained on 29 Oct 1945 following an explosion of Luftwaffe ordnance during its off-loading into a crater for demolition.  He is buried in Tilburg (Gilzerbaan) General Cemetery.

30-Oct

THOMPSON, JAMES CHAMBERS  (140776); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was serving with HQ Western Area at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Perth War Cemetery and Annex

30-Oct

PIZZEY, GEORGE CLEMENT RUSSELL  (1621043); age 34 RAFVR

Cpl

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 Meldreth Cemetery

30-Oct

GRATION, JAMES WILLIAM  (1112732); age 47 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 Leeds.  He was cremated at Leeds (Lawns Wood) Cemetery

30-Oct

POYNTER, DENNIS WALTER  (164531); age 21 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was serving in the UK and died at Corbett Hospital, Stourbridge.  He is buried in Calverton (All Saints) Churchyard.

30-Oct

GILLESPIE, ROBERT DICK MB, ChB, MD (); age 47 RAF

A/Cdre

He was serving in the UK and died at Guy's Hospital, a colleague reported that he died of "Heart Exhaustion".  His death is registered in Southwark.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

30-Oct

SCOTT, THOMAS ROBERT  (962240); age 28 RAFVR

Sgt

He was serving in the UK and died at Horton Military Hospital, Epsom.  He is buried in Surbiton Cemetery.

31-Oct

MOUNT, CECIL EDWARD  (1176192); age 32 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 29 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death was registered in Surrey N W.  He is buried in Hersham (St Peter) Churchyard

31-Oct

HANSON, JEFFREY GRAYDON  (55136); age 22 RAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Thunderbolt II, KL179 of No 131 Sqn, which crashed into a stream whilst attempting an emergency landing at Kuala Lumper following engine problems and a fire during an air test.  He is buried in Kuala Lumper (Cheras Road) Civil Cemetery, Malaysia

31-Oct

BROWN, JOHN ARTHUR  (1091151); age 39 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 Bodmin.  He is buried in Padstow Cemetery

31-Oct

GANT, ALBERT ROBERT  (639612); age 25 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 Sleaford.  He is buried in Norwich Cemetery, Norfolk

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