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Casualties - 1 - 16 December 1945


01-Dec

FOODY, JAMES PETER  (30293); age 28 RAAF

WO

He was serving with No 62 when he died from a liver infection at RAF Dhubalia, India.  He is buried in Calcutta (Bhowanipore) Cemetery, Kolkata

01-Dec

ANDREWS, TREVOR AUBREY  (135275); age 22 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, TA498 of No 84 Sqn, which failed to return from an attack on terrorist road traffic in Indonesian, the wreckage being found amongst that of the enemy traffic.  He is buried in Jakarta War Cemetery

01-Dec

SLIP, BERNARD GEORGE  (119311); age Unknown RAFVR

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, TA498 of No 84 Sqn, which failed to return from an attack on terrorist road traffic in Indonesian, the wreckage being found amongst that of the enemy traffic.  He is buried in Jakarta War Cemetery

01-Dec

SLEEP, KENNETH STEPHEN  (J/9483); age Unknown RCAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire XIV, NH899 of No 411 Sqn, which dived into sea off Romo Island, cause unknown.  He is buried in Hamburg Cemetery

01-Dec

JAMIL SALEH  (6897); age Unknown IL

Pvt

He was serving with IL at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery

01-Dec

BLACK, JOSEPH  (2207280); age 34 RAFVR

LAC

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

01-Dec

BOULDEN, SYLVIA PEGGY  (2131371); age 21 WAAF

LACW

She was serving in the UK and died in West Middlesex Hospital after a long illness.  She is buried in South Ealing Cemetery.

01-Dec

FRADD, FREDERICK HORATIO  (84445); age 59 RAF

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 Romford.  He is buried in or was cremated at City of London Cemetery and Crematorium, Manor Park

02-Dec

CARTER, ROBERT CHARLES  (1029571); age 24 RAFVR

Cpl

He was serving with No 243 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Cowra War Cemetery

02-Dec

KEMP, DONALD  (1111695); age 25 RAFVR

WO

He died from injuries sustained on 30 Nov 1945 whilst flying in Dakota IV, KN432 of No 525 Sqn on 30 November 1945, which struck a bank on the approach to land at Almaza on its return from a training sortie.  He is buried in Heliopolis War Cemetery

02-Dec

MUNT, THOMAS MARTIN  (958354); age 26 RAFVR

Cpl

He was serving with No 40 ASP and was killed in motor traffic accident.  He is buried in Klagenfurt War Cemetery.

02-Dec

McMANUS, JOHN ARTHUR  (1522972); age 31 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 7055 SE at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Madras War Cemetery, Chennai

02-Dec

YOUNGMAN, CECIL JAMES  (1668838); 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 Battersea.  He is buried in Lambeth Cemetery

02-Dec

ROLLISON, FRANK LEONARD  (841948); age Unknown 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 Scotland?.  He is buried in Chislehurst (The Annciation) Churchyard

03-Dec

HUNTER, ROBERT WATSON  (167765); age 22 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VII, KL677 of No 159 Sqn, which crashed shortly after take off from Pegu as it set off on a weather recce.  He is buried in Rangoon War Cemetery

03-Dec

NEEDHAM, GEORGE COLIN KEITH  (163752); age 21 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VII, KL677 of No 159 Sqn, which crashed shortly after take off from Pegu as it set off on a weather recce.  He is buried in Rangoon War Cemetery

03-Dec

SHERWOOD, CYRIL CHARLES  (167555); age 28 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VII, KL677 of No 159 Sqn, which crashed shortly after take off from Pegu as it set off on a weather recce.  He is buried in Rangoon War Cemetery

03-Dec

SILSON, JACK  (1676027); age 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VII, KL677 of No 159 Sqn, which crashed shortly after take off from Pegu as it set off on a weather recce.  He is buried in Rangoon War Cemetery

03-Dec

SLADE, KENNETH ARTHUR ROBERT  (57050); age 22 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VII, KL677 of No 159 Sqn, which crashed shortly after take off from Pegu as it set off on a weather recce.  He is buried in Rangoon War Cemetery

03-Dec

SMITH, JAMES  (1797362); age 25 RAFVR

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VII, KL677 of No 159 Sqn, which crashed shortly after take off from Pegu as it set off on a weather recce.  He is buried in Rangoon War Cemetery

03-Dec

SMITH, PETER NEWMAN  (1802627); age 23 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VII, KL677 of No 159 Sqn, which crashed shortly after take off from Pegu as it set off on a weather recce.  He is buried in Rangoon War Cemetery

03-Dec

TUDGE, ERIC ROY  (167783); age 20 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VII, KL677 of No 159 Sqn, which crashed shortly after take off from Pegu as it set off on a weather recce.  He is buried in Rangoon War Cemetery

03-Dec

BAKER, CYRIL CLAUDE  (1219314); age 24 RAFVR

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VIII, KH125 of No 220 Sqn, which lost the port outer wing after flying into cu-nim cloud near Rochefort on its return from a trooping flight from the UK to the Middle East.  He is buried in Rochefort-sur-Mer Naval Cemetery

03-Dec

BALSOM, ALBERT JOHN  (153832); age 23 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VIII, KH125 of No 220 Sqn, which lost the port outer wing after flying into cu-nim cloud near Rochefort on its return from a trooping flight from the UK to the Middle East.  He is buried in Rochefort-sur-Mer Naval Cemetery

03-Dec

BEECH, EDWIN WALTER  (153958); age 21 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VIII, KH125 of No 220 Sqn, which lost the port outer wing after flying into cu-nim cloud near Rochefort on its return from a trooping flight from the UK to the Middle East.  He is buried in Rochefort-sur-Mer Naval Cemetery

03-Dec

BIRKETT, WILLIAM RITSON  (1081474); age 23 RAFVR

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VIII, KH125 of No 220 Sqn, which lost the port outer wing after flying into cu-nim cloud near Rochefort on its return from a trooping flight from the UK to the Middle East.  He is buried in Rochefort-sur-Mer Naval Cemetery

03-Dec

BLACKBOURN, BARRY FRANK  (1439342); age 23 RAFVR

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VIII, KH125 of No 220 Sqn, which lost the port outer wing after flying into cu-nim cloud near Rochefort on its return from a trooping flight from the UK to the Middle East.  He is buried in Rochefort-sur-Mer Naval Cemetery

03-Dec

BOLTON, HARRY  (1188678); age 33 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VIII, KH125 of No 220 Sqn, which lost the port outer wing after flying into cu-nim cloud near Rochefort on its return from a trooping flight from the UK to the Middle East.  He is buried in Rochefort-sur-Mer Naval Cemetery

03-Dec

GIBSON, WILLIAM GEORGE  (105294); age 42 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VIII, KH125 of No 220 Sqn, which lost the port outer wing after flying into cu-nim cloud near Rochefort on its return from a trooping flight from the UK to the Middle East.  He is buried in Rochefort-sur-Mer Naval Cemetery

03-Dec

GILLINGHAM, SIDNEY JOHN  (1338852); age 22 RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VIII, KH125 of No 220 Sqn, which lost the port outer wing after flying into cu-nim cloud near Rochefort on its return from a trooping flight from the UK to the Middle East.  He is buried in Rochefort-sur-Mer Naval Cemetery

03-Dec

HALLIDAY, JOHN GORDON  (78912); age 30 RAFVR

Wg Cdr

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VIII, KH125 of No 220 Sqn, which lost the port outer wing after flying into cu-nim cloud near Rochefort on its return from a trooping flight from the UK to the Middle East.  He is buried in Rochefort-sur-Mer Naval Cemetery

03-Dec

ROWE, HAROLD  (190277); age 36 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VIII, KH125 of No 220 Sqn, which lost the port outer wing after flying into cu-nim cloud near Rochefort on its return from a trooping flight from the UK to the Middle East.  He is buried in Rochefort-sur-Mer Naval Cemetery

03-Dec

SLACK, LESLIE JOSEPH  (125827); age 24 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VIII, KH125 of No 220 Sqn, which lost the port outer wing after flying into cu-nim cloud near Rochefort on its return from a trooping flight from the UK to the Middle East.  He is buried in Rochefort-sur-Mer Naval Cemetery

03-Dec

GRAHAM, HARVEY ALLAN  (R/263049); age 20 RCAF

Flt Sgt

He was serving with No 437 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Brussels Town Cemetery

03-Dec

TURNER, FRANK GEOFFREY  (542960); age 25 RAF

Sgt

He was serving with No 317 S & TC at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Hamburg Cemetery

03-Dec

GLEW, FREDERICK GEORGE WALTER  (366093); age 35 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 Chichester 1 Qtr 1946.  He is buried in Chichester Cemetery

03-Dec

HOOPER, STANLEY  (73525); age 62 RAF

Flt Lt

He was serving in the UK and died at Woodend Hutted Annexe, Aberdeen, due to 'heart block' and cardiovascular degeneration.  He is buried in Peterhead Cemetery.

03-Dec

BRUCE, THOMAS REID  (2208296); 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 Scotland?.  He is buried in Peterhead Cemetery

03-Dec

ANDERSON, ERIC FARQUHARSON  (1358931); age 34 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 Wirral.  He is buried in Liverpool (Anfield) Cemetery

04-Dec

SKINNER, DESMOND  (1806848); age 21 RAFVR

AC2

At the moment neither his unit nor his cause of death has yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Johannesburg (West Park) Cemetery

04-Dec

JEPSON, GUY BROOKS  (76406); age Unknown RAFVR

Wg Cdr

He was serving with ACA1 ADI (K) at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Hannover War Cemetery

04-Dec

STUMBLES, ANDREW WRIGHT  (522310); age Unknown 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 Scotland?.  He was cremated at Edinburgh (Warriston) Cemetery

05-Dec

REDFERN, EDWIN CURTIS  (76541); age 32 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was serving with No 238 Wing at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Udine War Cemetery

05-Dec

BYWOOD, ALAN  (196311); age 23 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Warwick I, BV512 of No 6 OTU, which spun and dived into the ground during a dual asymmetric flying exercise.  He was cremated at Leeds (Lawns Wood) Cemetery

05-Dec

MITCHELL, ROY HOWARD DFC (133678); age 24 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Warwick I, BV512 of No 6 OTU, which spun and dived into the ground during a dual asymmetric flying exercise.  He is buried in Gillingham (Woodlands) Cemetery

05-Dec

ELLIS, DEREK HUGH  (1461488); age 24 RAFVR

LAC

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

05-Dec

LEACH, LESLIE CHARLES  (139119); age 46 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 Edmonton.  He is buried in Edmonton Cemetery, Middlesex

05-Dec

TAYLOR, DONALD  (1118013); 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 Hyde.  He is buried in Runcorn Cemetery

05-Dec

YOUNG, FREDERICK BERTRAND  (617402); age 26 RAF

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 Leeds.  He is buried in Leeds (Harehills) Cemetery

05-Dec

STUBBS, HENRY  (1000457); age 43 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 Northallerton.  He is buried in Carlisle (Dalston Road) Cemetery

05-Dec

JOHNSON, FREDERICK WILLIAM  (1017902); age 32 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving in the UK and died at 2 Park View, East Grove, Kingston-upon-Hull on war service.  He is buried in Hull Western Cemetery.

05-Dec

EDE, ALAN CECIL  (570446); age 26 RAF

Cpl

He was serving with No 48 Sqn at RAF Thorney Island, Hampshire and died at The General Hospital, Margate.  He is buried in Rochester (St Margaret's) Cemetery.

06-Dec

GOOCH, MICHAEL JOHN COVINGTON  (132302); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, RF622 of No 14 Sqn, which hit the sea and burst into flames on recovering from a dive bombing attack on the ranges at Sylt.  He is buried in Kiel War Cemetery

06-Dec

HOLME, MAURICE  (133662); age 24 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, RF622 of No 14 Sqn, which hit the sea and burst into flames on recovering from a dive bombing attack on the ranges at Sylt.  He is buried in Kiel War Cemetery

06-Dec

WILLIAMS, RALPH EDWARD PASCOE  (189383); age 20 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was serving with No 84 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Celle War Cemetery

06-Dec

PROSSER, GARNET GODFREY  (54066); age 23 RAF

Flt Lt

He was serving with No 209 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Calcutta (Bhowanipore) Cemetery, Kolkata

06-Dec

ZALEWSKI, Feliks (P.2439); age 34 PAF

Fg Off

He was serving with No 316 Sqn, and died from natural causes.  His death was registered in Weston super Mare.  He is buried in Weston-super-Mare Cemetery.

06-Dec

NEILL, ROBERT MURRAY  (149323); age 27 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Boston IIIA, BZ332 of No MAEE, which crashed into the sea after being damaged by the blast of the bombs it dropped during a low level test drop, the bombs having been dropped below the prescribed test height.  He is buried in Ayr Cemetery, Ayrshire

06-Dec

SMITH, ROBERT KENNEDY (); age  RNVR

Sub Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Boston IIIA, BZ332 of No MAEE, which crashed into the sea after being damaged by the blast of the bombs it dropped during a low level test drop, the bombs having been dropped below the prescribed test height.  

06-Dec

BALL, IVOR GEORGE  (1380004); 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 Warminster.  He is buried in Horningsham (St John the Baptist) Churchyard

07-Dec

KENYON, EDMUND JOHN  (195086); age Unknown RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, NT115 of No 21 Sqn, which dived into the ground inverted after control was lost whilst flying in cloud.  He is buried in Munster Heath War Cemetery

07-Dec

UTTING, JOHN  (1584534); age 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, NT115 of No 21 Sqn, which dived into the ground inverted after control was lost whilst flying in cloud.  He is buried in Munster Heath War Cemetery

07-Dec

BUCKLAND, CHARLES ERNEST  (1457397); age Unknown RAFVR

AC1

He was serving with No 55515 MSU at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Jakarta War Cemetery

07-Dec

BIGGINS, WALTER BARRON  (1076797); age 37 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 Biggleswade.  He is buried in Mexborough Cemetery

07-Dec

GAUNTLETT, ARTHUR VICTOR  (508478); age 40 RAF

Sgt

He was serving in the UK and died at 1b Raddlebarne Road, Birmingham.  He is buried in Birmingham (Lodge Hill) Cemetery.

07-Dec

MARSDEN, GEORGE BERNARD NEWTON  (1375666); age 31 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 Brentwood.  He is buried in or was cremated at City of London Cemetery and Crematorium, Manor Park

07-Dec

HOLT, MARGARET BEATRICE  (2088304); age 23 WAAF

Cpl

She was serving in the UK and died at The Sanatorium, Baguley, Cheshire.  She was cremated at Manchester Crematorium.

07-Dec

LAIRD, THOMAS  (2270649); age 19 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 Newton.  He is buried in Glasgow (Eastwood) Cemetery

07-Dec

ROGERSON, ALEXANDER MALCOLM  (996988); age Unknown RAFVR

LAC

He was serving in the UK and died at home in his mothers residence from natural causes.  He is buried in Closeburn Cemetery.

07-Dec

IBBERTSON, NEIL BRADFORD  (3032554); age 19 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 Sleaford.  He was cremated at Bournemouth Crematorium

07-Dec

KEMP, WALTER GEORGE JAMES  (1226185); age 25 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 Thurrock.  He is buried in Thurrock (West Thurrock) Cemetery

08-Dec

HALE, ERIC  (1583590); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, RF961 of No 84 Sqn, which was lost near Soerabaya during an offensive support patrol.  He is buried in Jakarta War Cemetery

08-Dec

TAYLOR, JAMES DAVIS DFC (141717); age 25 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, RF961 of No 84 Sqn, which was lost near Soerabaya during an offensive support patrol.  He is buried in Jakarta War Cemetery

08-Dec

DAVIDSON, WILLIAM  (1090984); age 39 RAFVR

Cpl

He was serving with No 524 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death was registered in Loughborough?.  He is buried in Bradford (Scholemoor) Cemetery.

08-Dec

RUTLEDGE, CHARLES IRWIN  (652115); age 24 RAF

LAC

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

08-Dec

MacDONALD, CATHERINE ANN  (485789); age Unknown WAAF

ACW2

She was serving at RAF Stornoway and died from TB at the Lewis Sanitorium.  She is buried in Laxay Cemetery, Lochs.

08-Dec

WYLIE, RONALD  (552933); age 24 RAF

LAC

He was serving in the UK and died in the RAF Hospital at Wroughton, cause unknown.  He is buried in Sunderland (Mere Knolls) Cemetery.

08-Dec

ALLISON, FLORENCE ELIZABETH  (2130584); 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 in the 1st Quarter of 1946.  She is buried in New Southgate Cemetery

09-Dec

CLARK, ALFRED STANLEY  (1548586); age 28 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 5051 (Airfield Construction) Sqn at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Heliopolis War Cemetery

09-Dec

DUKE, ROBERT WALTER EDWARD  (133422); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Lt

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

09-Dec

BARTLETT, EILEEN MARIE VAGO  (457213); age 24 WAAF

LACW

She 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.  She is buried in Harrow (Pinner) New Cemetery

10-Dec

HARRIS, JOHN MATTHEW  (267729); age 27 RAAF

Flt Lt

He was serving with No 457 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Labuan War Cemetery

10-Dec

BROCKWAY, HARRY STANLEY  (1422619); age 36 RAFVR

AC1

He was serving with No 3 Signals Depot at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Asmara War Cemetery

10-Dec

HENDERSON, CHARLES EDWARD  (176611); age 37 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was serving with No 343 MU at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Madras War Cemetery, Chennai

10-Dec

COWLES, GEORGE HENRY DFC (47803); age 33 RAF

Flt Lt

He was serving with No 1333 TSCU and was found in a ditch near Syerston on 4 December with serious head injuries, after deplaning from a Dakota shortly after landing from a night glider exercise.  He later died from his injuries in the station sick quarters.  An open verdict was returned and he is buried in Weston Zoyland Cemetery.

11-Dec

MOONEY, WILLIAM DFC, DFM (171182); age 30 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was serving with No 101 RSU at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Calcutta (Bhowanipore) Cemetery, Kolkata

11-Dec

STOREY, GEORGE POTTS  (1107679); age 23 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 54 EU and died from injuries, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Calcutta (Bhowanipore) Cemetery, Kolkata.

11-Dec

DORSETT, KENNETH  (1006380); age 25 RAFVR

Sgt

He was serving with No 6228 BD Flt and was killed at Aalhorn whilst off-loading Luftwaffe missiles for stacking whhich exploded.  He is buried in Becklingen War Cemetery.

11-Dec

ROWE, EDGAR WILLIAM  (1702549); age Unknown RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 6228 BD Flt and was killed at Aalhorn whilst off-loading Luftwaffe missiles for stacking whhich exploded.  He is buried in Becklingen War Cemetery.

11-Dec

MORTON, JOHN  (633858); age 26 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 Wenlock, 1st Qtr 1946?  He is buried in Great Harwood (Oor Lady and St Hubert) Roman Catholic Churchyard.

11-Dec

PARTRIDGE, ALLEN EDWARD  (1468732); age 43 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving in the UK and died at the Westminster Hospital, Horseferry Road, London.  He is buried in Kescrave (All Saints) Churchyard.

12-Dec

CLEMENTSON, FRANK HOUGHTON  (1784006); age 23 RAFVR

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VII, EW624 of No 232 Sqn, which crashed near Negombo in Ceylon during a test flight when both outboard engines were feathered well below the briefed safety height for this activity.  He is buried in Colombo (Liveramentu) Cemetery

12-Dec

COATSWORTH, ERIC  (196866); age 24 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VII, EW624 of No 232 Sqn, which crashed near Negombo in Ceylon during a test flight when both outboard engines were feathered well below the briefed safety height for this activity.  He is buried in Colombo (Liveramentu) Cemetery

12-Dec

FARDLE, MERVYN OLIVER CLIVE  (1895203); age 20 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VII, EW624 of No 232 Sqn, which crashed near Negombo in Ceylon during a test flight when both outboard engines were feathered well below the briefed safety height for this activity.  He is buried in Colombo (Liveramentu) Cemetery

12-Dec

OFFORD, LESLIE WILLIAM  (1814621); age Unknown RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VII, EW624 of No 232 Sqn, which crashed near Negombo in Ceylon during a test flight when both outboard engines were feathered well below the briefed safety height for this activity.  He is buried in Colombo (Liveramentu) Cemetery

12-Dec

SING, HENRY LEE  (3008574); age 20 RAFVR

AC1

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VII, EW624 of No 232 Sqn, which crashed near Negombo in Ceylon during a test flight when both outboard engines were feathered well below the briefed safety height for this activity.  He is buried in Colombo (Liveramentu) Cemetery

12-Dec

WILFORD, ERNEST THOMAS  (2202364); age 21 RAFVR

AC1

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VII, EW624 of No 232 Sqn, which crashed near Negombo in Ceylon during a test flight when both outboard engines were feathered well below the briefed safety height for this activity.  He is buried in Colombo (Liveramentu) Cemetery

12-Dec

WOODWARD, HARRY  (1199390); age 29 RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VII, EW624 of No 232 Sqn, which crashed near Negombo in Ceylon during a test flight when both outboard engines were feathered well below the briefed safety height for this activity.  He is buried in Colombo (Liveramentu) Cemetery

12-Dec

PETTIT, ROBERT WILLIAM  (1232638); age 23 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 55578 MSU at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Rangoon War Cemetery

12-Dec

THATCHER, HUBERT GEORGE  (1434843); age 22 RAFVR

Cpl

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

13-Dec

ENGLAND, JAMES EDWARD MC (); age 51 Army

Capt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, RF588 of No 211 Sqn, which broke up in the air during a courier sortie about 20 miles from Ipoh.  He is buried in Taiping War Cemetery

13-Dec

DUNNETT, STEPHEN FALCONER  (179774); age 22 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, RF588 of No 211 Sqn, which broke up in the air during a courier sortie about 20 miles from Ipoh.  He is buried in Taiping War Cemetery

13-Dec

TREVOR, GUY  (144178); age 25 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito PR34, RG228 of No 540 Sqn, which overshot a force landing near Ford and crashed into a river following an engine failure.  He is buried in Castle Eden (St James) Churchyard

13-Dec

VALLANCE, ERIC WILLIAM  (1353544); age 34 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was serving with No 2789 Sqn RAF Regiment at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death was registered in Henley.  He was cremated at Mortlake Crematorium.

13-Dec

FENWICK, CHARLES  (55911); age Unknown RAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XIII, NC446 of No 26 OTU, which flew into the ground at high speed near Newbury during a night cross country flight.  He is buried in Cadoxton-juxta-Neath (SS Cattwg and Illtyd) Churchyard

13-Dec

CASTLE, IVOR  (201308); age Unknown RAFVR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XIII, NC446 of No 26 OTU, which flew into the ground at high speed near Newbury during a night cross country flight.  He is buried in Oxford (Botley) Cemetery

13-Dec

DE WINTER, REGINALD SAMUEL (REX)  (1629798); age Unknown RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XIII, NC446 of No 26 OTU, which flew into the ground at high speed near Newbury during a night cross country flight.  He is buried in Oxford (Botley) Cemetery

13-Dec

GILLESPIE, COLIN CAMPBELL FREW  (1672004); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XIII, NC446 of No 26 OTU, which flew into the ground at high speed near Newbury during a night cross country flight.  He is buried in Auchtermuchty Cemetery

13-Dec

RICHARDS, DONALD ERNEST  (1590458); age 20 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XIII, NC446 of No 26 OTU, which flew into the ground at high speed near Newbury during a night cross country flight.  He is buried in Eccleshall (All Saints) Churchyard

13-Dec

TIMMS, BERNARD ARTHUR JOHN  (1805475); age 22 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XIII, NC446 of No 26 OTU, which flew into the ground at high speed near Newbury during a night cross country flight.  He is buried in or was cremated at Hendon Cemetery and Crematorium

13-Dec

WATERSON, LEONARD ROBERT  (1293879); age 25 RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington XIII, NC446 of No 26 OTU, which flew into the ground at high speed near Newbury during a night cross country flight.  He is buried in Harrow (Pinner) New Cemetery

13-Dec

LE MONNIER, JACQUES FFAF (); age  FFAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IX, BS242 of No 80 OTU, which collided with BS463 of the same unit neat East Castel in County Durham during a formation flying practice.  

13-Dec

JENNINGS, JESSE WILLIAM HENRY  (51133); age 38 RAF

Flt Lt

He was serving in the UK and was last seen on 13 December, his body being found at Chatteris, Isle of Ely.  He is buried in Bristol (Arnos Vale) Cemetery.

13-Dec

CHURCH, DOROTHY  (2142041); age 22 WAAF

LACW

She was serving in the UK at the time of her death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  Her death is registered in March.  She is buried in Canterbury Cemetery, Kent

14-Dec

PARRY, RICHARD GRIFFITH  (591084); age 25 RAF

Flt Sgt

He was serving with No 1341 Flt at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Kirkee War Cemetery

14-Dec

KENT, ARNOLD WATSON  (1377257); age 33 RAFVR

AC2

He had been serving with No 41 ASP when he was captured by the Japanese.  He died in the RN Hospital, Herne Bay, Sydney, NSW from Pulmonary Tuberculosis following his release from captivity.  He is buried in Sydney War Cemetery.

14-Dec

TILEY, ARTHUR WESLEY  (974511); age 28 RAFVR

Sgt

He was serving with No 85 Grp Comm Sqn at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Brussels Town Cemetery

14-Dec

CHESTERS, WALTER ERNEST  (2267127); age 22 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 Ipswich.  He is buried in Crewe Cemetery

14-Dec

CUMMINS, DOROTHY  (2087652); age 22 WAAF

ACW1

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 Wirral.  She is buried in Liverpool (Ford) Roman Catholic Cemetery

15-Dec

NICHOLLS, FRANK JOSEPH  (1654385); age 30 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 216 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Heliopolis War Cemetery

15-Dec

LOCKHART, WALTER LENNIE  (1372786); 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 Louth.  He is buried in Glasgow (Cardonald) Cemetery

16-Dec

BEAL, DAVID CHARLES  (163763); age Unknown RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VII, EW629 of No 232 Sqn, which undershot an emergency landing at night on an USAAF airfield following an engine failure on a flight from Palem to Dum Dum.  He is buried in Calcutta (Bhowanipore) Cemetery, Kolkata

16-Dec

DEYES, ERIC EDMUND  (164687); age 25 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VII, EW629 of No 232 Sqn, which undershot an emergency landing at night on an USAAF airfield following an engine failure on a flight from Palem to Dum Dum.  He is buried in Calcutta (Bhowanipore) Cemetery, Kolkata

16-Dec

CORK, WILLIAM NORMAN  (2222037); age Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KH134 of No 1348 Flt, which crashed into the sea off Thai Muang, Siam during an ASR sortie.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

16-Dec

DAVIDSON, DAVID  (1672590); age 23 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KH134 of No 1348 Flt, which crashed into the sea off Thai Muang, Siam during an ASR sortie.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

16-Dec

LOMAX, WILLIAM ARTHUR BARBER  (165682); age 28 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KH134 of No 1348 Flt, which crashed into the sea off Thai Muang, Siam during an ASR sortie.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

16-Dec

MIDDLETON, NORMAN EDWARD  (189433); age 23 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KH134 of No 1348 Flt, which crashed into the sea off Thai Muang, Siam during an ASR sortie.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

16-Dec

STEPHENS, RONALD WILLIAM  (1322459); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KH134 of No 1348 Flt, which crashed into the sea off Thai Muang, Siam during an ASR sortie.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

16-Dec

WHALLEY, GEOFFREY ALAN  (2202704); age Unknown RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KH134 of No 1348 Flt, which crashed into the sea off Thai Muang, Siam during an ASR sortie.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

16-Dec

WOOD, HUGH JOHN  (152282); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator VI, KH134 of No 1348 Flt, which crashed into the sea off Thai Muang, Siam during an ASR sortie.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

16-Dec

BOOTH, CHRISTOPHER RICHARD  (46846); age Unknown RAF

Flt Lt

He was fatally injured whilst flying in Lancaster III, RE180 of No 16 FU, which attempted a force landing  at Morthoe in Devon following an engine failure.  He is buried in Coalville (Broom Leys) Cemetery

16-Dec

HARBERTSON, JOHN (); age  ATC

Cdt

A member of No 167 Sqn, ATC, he was killed whilst flying in Master II, AZ282 of No 80 OTU, which spun into the ground on the approach to RAF Ouston during an air experience flight

16-Dec

POIRIER, ANDRE FFAF (); age  FFAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Master II, AZ282 of No 80 OTU, which spun into the ground on the approach to RAF Ouston during an air experience flight.  

16-Dec

THOMASON, JOHN  (1024683); age 38 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 Barton.  He is buried in Peel Green Cemetery

16-Dec

WILD, COLIN  (2229655); age 21 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 Fylde.  He is buried in Chester (Blacon) Cemetery

16-Dec

BALLARD, NORMAN GARNET  (1229852); age 25 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 Leicester.  He is buried in Leicester (Welford Road) Cemetery

16-Dec

DUFFILL, FREDERICK WILLIAM  (1879145); age 43 RAFVR

AC2

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 Brookwood Military Cemetery

16-Dec

GIBBS, KENNETH JOHN  (953249); age 29 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 Worcester 1 Qtr 1946.  He is buried in Worcester (Astwood) Cemetery

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