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Casualties - 17 - 31 December 1945


17-Dec

RICHLEY, GEORGE MICHAEL JORDON  (357075); age 39 RAF

Sgt

He was serving with No 59 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death was registered in Newcastle upon Tyne.  He is buried in Newcastle-upon-Tyne (St John's Westgate and Elswick) Cemetery

17-Dec

KEMBER, ALFRED  (157925); age 43 RAF

Cpl

At the moment neither his unit nor his cause of death has yet been ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

17-Dec

JONES, EMYR  (549041); age 26 RAF

Cpl

He was serving with No 139 Wing at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Brussels Town Cemetery

17-Dec

CULL, BILLIE RICHARD GORDON  (55506); age 25 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, LX530 of No 21 (P) AFU, which dived into the ground near Atcham during a night cross country sortie.  He is buried in Chester (Blacon) Cemetery

17-Dec

SERVIS, VICTOR THOMAS WILLIAM  (1607118); age 22 RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, LX530 of No 21 (P) AFU, which dived into the ground near Atcham during a night cross country sortie.  He is buried in Woodgrange Park Cemetery, East Ham

17-Dec

APLIN, DONALD JOSEPH  (1315255); age 23 RAFVR

AC1

He was serving with No 228 ASR Unit at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Sai Wan War Cemetery

17-Dec

MORGAN, JOHN THOMAS  (1196400); age 24 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 Birmingham.  He is buried in Birmingham (Yardley) Cemetery

17-Dec

HOLLEY, LESLIE RAYMOND  (1409339); age 24 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 Bucklow.  He is buried in Huntspill (St Peter) Churchyard

17-Dec

BROWN, NORMAN JAMES  (1413212); 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 Stroud.  He is buried in Eastcombe Baptist Cemetery

17-Dec

WIGGIN, CHARLES  (1069830); 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 Wirral.  He is buried in Huyton (St Michael) Churchyard

18-Dec

STONELY, ALBERT CLIFFORD  (1805145); age 22 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Mustang IV, KH707 of No 65 Sqn, which dived into the ground from an upward roll during an air test.  He was cremated at Norwich and Norfolk Crematorium

18-Dec

REMY, MAURICE HUBERT PAUL  (1424995); age 24 RAFVR

WO

He was probably killed whilst flying in Spitfire LFXVI, TD232 of No 349 Sqn, which burst into flames when it crashed on the approach to Fassberg.  He is buried in Hotton War Cemetery.

18-Dec

CONNOR, WILLIAM HENRY  (614326); age 25 RAF

Cpl

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota IV, KN413 of No 435 Sqn, which flew into high ground as it attempted an overshoot at Gardermoen in Oslo in very poor weather conditions.  He is buried in Oslo Western Civil Cemetery

18-Dec

CURTIS, HERBERT WILLIAM  (1035657); age 24 RAFVR

Cpl

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota IV, KN413 of No 435 Sqn, which flew into high ground as it attempted an overshoot at Gardermoen in Oslo in very poor weather conditions.  He is buried in Oslo Western Civil Cemetery

18-Dec

KERRY, CHARLES ERIC  (2218023); age 37 RAFVR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota IV, KN413 of No 435 Sqn, which flew into high ground as it attempted an overshoot at Gardermoen in Oslo in very poor weather conditions.  He is buried in Oslo Western Civil Cemetery

18-Dec

KNIGHT, GEOFFREY  (1862145); age 24 RAFVR

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota IV, KN413 of No 435 Sqn, which flew into high ground as it attempted an overshoot at Gardermoen in Oslo in very poor weather conditions.  He is buried in Oslo Western Civil Cemetery

18-Dec

MUNDY, ALFRED CLIFFORD  (107651); age 37 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota IV, KN413 of No 435 Sqn, which flew into high ground as it attempted an overshoot at Gardermoen in Oslo in very poor weather conditions.  He is buried in Oslo Western Civil Cemetery

18-Dec

WARD, JACK  (1300358); age Unknown RAFVR

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota IV, KN413 of No 435 Sqn, which flew into high ground as it attempted an overshoot at Gardermoen in Oslo in very poor weather conditions.  He is buried in Oslo Western Civil Cemetery

18-Dec

DAGENAIS, ROGER JEAN MARIE JOSEPH  (J/26492); age 32 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota IV, KN413 of No 435 Sqn, which flew into high ground as it attempted an overshoot at Gardermoen in Oslo in very poor weather conditions.  He is buried in Oslo Western Civil Cemetery

18-Dec

FEE, WILLIAM REGINALD  (J/28140); age Unknown RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota IV, KN413 of No 435 Sqn, which flew into high ground as it attempted an overshoot at Gardermoen in Oslo in very poor weather conditions.  He is buried in Oslo Western Civil Cemetery

18-Dec

STUDY, KENNETH FRANK  (J/38577); age 24 RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota IV, KN413 of No 435 Sqn, which flew into high ground as it attempted an overshoot at Gardermoen in Oslo in very poor weather conditions.  He is buried in Oslo Western Civil Cemetery

18-Dec

YOUNG, WILLIAM ARCHIE  (J/25177); age 25 RCAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota IV, KN413 of No 435 Sqn, which flew into high ground as it attempted an overshoot at Gardermoen in Oslo in very poor weather conditions.  He is buried in Oslo Western Civil Cemetery

18-Dec

KEMPER, JOSEPH OBE (1182); age 59 RAF

Wg Cdr

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 Hammersmith.  He is buried in Willesden Jewish Cemetery

18-Dec

NORWICH, JOHN ALFRED  (645822); age 31 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 Nottingham.  He is buried in Nottingham Northern Cemetery

18-Dec

BRUNNING, GEORGE EDWARD  (1720057); age 22 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving in the UK and died unexpectedly at the RAF Hospital, Cosford, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Galleywood (St Michael) Churchyard.

19-Dec

WHEELER, ROBERT ARTHUR  (185155); age 24 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Tempest V, SN337 of No 80 Sqn, which struck the sea after spinning out of formation due to flying through his leader's slipstream.  He is buried in Hamburg Cemetery

19-Dec

WHEATLEY, WARWICK HERBERT  (702653); age 27 RAFVR

Sgt

He was serving with No 103 RSU at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery

19-Dec

WEST, ARTHUR WINTER  (1463604); age 24 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 145 RSU at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Colombo (Liveramentu) Cemetery

19-Dec

CLARKE, RONALD FREDERICK  (39063); age 28 RAF

Sqn Ldr

He was flying in Queen Martinet, RH123 of No 2 FP, which he ditched near Fairwood Common following an engine failure but he was not wearing a life preserver and drowned in the rough sea.  He is buried in Alderholt Congregational Chapelyard

19-Dec

COTTAM, JAMES  (1596259); age 33 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was serving with No 305 MU at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Kirkee War Cemetery

19-Dec

MILBURN, GEORGE HENRY LAWS  (1627590); 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

19-Dec

LAIDMAN, JOHN WILFRED  (1459757); age 52 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 Edmonton.  He was cremated at Golders Green Crematorium

19-Dec

GYMER, EDWARD SYDNEY  (1189134); 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 Greenwich.  He is buried in Charlton Cemetery, Greenwich

19-Dec

CANNING, ALBERT GEORGE  (1283677); 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 Hawarden 1 Qtr 1946.  He is buried in Cardiff Western Cemetery

19-Dec

SHAW, JAMES DUNCAN BEATON  (1360524); age 32 RAFVR

Sgt

He was serving in the UK and died at Cowglen Military Hospital, Glasgow due to a combination of peritonitis and chronic amoebia.  He is buried in New Kilpatrick (or Hillfoot) Cemetery.

20-Dec

WILKINSON, JOHN EDWARD FRANK  (J/95532); age 22 RCAF

Plt Off

He was serving with No 437 Sqn and died from injuries sustained whilst riding his motorcycle near Odiham, on the South Warnborough Road.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery.

20-Dec

STRUTHERS, ROBERT  (163161); age 22 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LP912 of No 1380 TCU, which crashed on landing near Tilstock when the flaps were raised too soon on an overshoot during an instrument approach.  He is buried in Glasgow (Eastwood) Cemetery

20-Dec

BEHAN, PATRICK BERNARD  (1900146); age 21 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 402 ASP at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Celle War Cemetery

20-Dec

GELDER, LEONARD ARTHUR  (1495770); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was serving with No 5451 Wing at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Heliopolis War Cemetery

20-Dec

BORKOWSKI, Bronislaw (P.784870); age 39 PAF

Sgt

He was serving in the 6317 SE and was killed in a motorcycle accident in Masselina (Niemcy) .  He is buried in Cloppenburg Cemetery.

20-Dec

GARDINER, ROSS ERNEST  (R/191727); age 23 RCAF

LAC

He was serving in the UK and collapsed on his way to the lavatory at 03:00, death being ascertained as a dislocated first cerebral vertebra.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery.

20-Dec

TAYLOR, HERBERT  (618077); age 41 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 Burton upon Trent/Hyde.  He is buried in Bebington Cemetery

20-Dec

CLARK, LEO  (1016352); age 31 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 Newcastle-upon-Tyne (St John's Westgate and Elswick) Cemetery

20-Dec

TAYLOR, ALEXANDER E.  (); age 40 RAF

Gp Capt

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 Kensington (Gunnersbury) Cemetery

20-Dec

WINDSOR, REGINALD ARTHUR  (1423643); age 41 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 Weston super Mare.  He is buried in Bristol (Arnos Vale) Cemetery

21-Dec

FROST, WILLIAM GEORGE EDWARD  (1435253); age 25 RAFVR

Cpl

He was serving with No 31 Sqn and was killed when the lorry carrying them from the airfield to their mess was ambushed.  He is buried in Jakarta War Cemetery.

21-Dec

KUPINSKY, PHIL  (1687510); age 39 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 31 Sqn and was killed when the lorry carrying them from the airfield to their mess was ambushed.  He is buried in Jakarta War Cemetery.

21-Dec

ROWBOTHAM, GEORGE ERIC  (1624267); age 22 RAFVR

AC1

He was serving with No 31 Sqn and was killed when the lorry carrying them from the airfield to their mess was ambushed.  He is buried in Jakarta War Cemetery.

21-Dec

WILLIAMS, RALPH ERNEST  (1652758); age Unknown RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was serving with No 31 Sqn and was killed when the lorry carrying them from the airfield to their mess was ambushed.  He is buried in Jakarta War Cemetery.

21-Dec

DAVIES, MORRIS  (175714); age 26 RAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Martinet I, HN888 of No 595 Sqn, which flew into high ground at Cwm Bach in Radnorshire on a flight from Pembrey to Castle Bromwich.  He is buried in Sale Cemetery

21-Dec

HAMMOND, GEORGE HORACE  (109431); age 39 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Martinet I, HN888 of No 595 Sqn, which flew into high ground at Cwm Bach in Radnorshire on a flight from Pembrey to Castle Bromwich.  He is buried in Arnold Cemetery

21-Dec

KALINOWSKI, Bronislaw (P.782545); age 44 PAF

Sgt

He was serving with No 16 (P) SFTS when he died of heart attack.  He is buried in Newark-Upon-Trent Cemetery

21-Dec

GORDON, JAMES GORDON  (46601); age 36 RAF

Flt Lt

He was serving at RAF Aboukir at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Alexandria (Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery

21-Dec

FISHER, BERYL ANNICE  (2141804); age 23 WAAF

LACW

She was serving at RAF Cosford at the time of her death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  Her death is registered in Bridgnorth.  She is buried in Bognor Regis Cemetery.

22-Dec

GILBEY, HENRY GEORGE  (1624860); age 21 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Boston IV, BZ550 of No 18 Sqn, which crashed into the sea off Salonika whilst flying at low level in fog during a mail delivery flight.  He is buried in Phaleron War Cemetery

22-Dec

GRAINGER, IVOR WILLIAM  (1584157); age 22 RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Boston IV, BZ550 of No 18 Sqn, which crashed into the sea off Salonika whilst flying at low level in fog during a mail delivery flight.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

22-Dec

GRIFFITHS, STANLEY CLIFFORD  (1653585); age 22 RAFVR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Boston IV, BZ550 of No 18 Sqn, which crashed into the sea off Salonika whilst flying at low level in fog during a mail delivery flight.  He is buried in Phaleron War Cemetery

22-Dec

HARMAN, FRANCIS WILFRED  (1587573); age 22 RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Boston IV, BZ550 of No 18 Sqn, which crashed into the sea off Salonika whilst flying at low level in fog during a mail delivery flight.  He is buried in Phaleron War Cemetery

22-Dec

MACLEAN, IAN DFC (66023); age 24 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was serving with No 47 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Jakarta War Cemetery

22-Dec

HARDERN, ERNEST THOMAS  (1436219); age 28 RAFVR

WO

He was serving with No 205 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Kandy War Cemetery

22-Dec

DUXBURY, FRED  (136866); age 33 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was serving with No 238 Sqn and was killed in a motor accident when the jeep he was in overturned, cause unknown.  He is buried in Adelaide (Centennial Park) Cemetery.

22-Dec

OWENS, VIVIAN  (1087522); age 25 RAFVR

AC1

He was serving with No 272 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death was registered in Durham W.  He is buried in Eldon (St Mark) Churchyard

22-Dec

JOYCE, EDMUND JOHN CHARLES  (1873279); age 39 RAFVR

LAC

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

22-Dec

ACKROYD, HARRY  (1539334); age 24 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 337 MU at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Madras War Cemetery, Chennai

22-Dec

BARLOW, ALASTAIR GEORGE  (1573867); age 21 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 6350 SE at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Hannover War Cemetery

22-Dec

FULLER, ROBERT CHARLES WILLIAM  (1618302); age 22 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 64 PTS at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Madras War Cemetery, Chennai

22-Dec

CHITTY, EDWARD  (1209792); age 30 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving in the UK and was  killed when his motor cycle collided with a six wheeled Army lorry near Cambridge.  He is buried in Swanley (St Mary) Churchyard.

22-Dec

JOHNS, REGINALD ARTHUR  (1407116); age 24 RAFVR

AC1

He was serving in the UK and was killed whilst riding as a pillion passenger when the motor cycle collided with a six wheeled Army lorry near Cambridge.  He is buried in Barnham (St Gregory) Churchyard.

22-Dec

GOODWIN, FRANCIS  (1342725); age 38 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving in the UK and died in the Broadgreen EMS Hospital  following transfer from the RAF Hospital at Kirkham on 29 Nov 1945 for specialist treatment.  He is buried in Greenock Cemetery.

22-Dec

HINXMAN, ERNEST ARTHUR  (79238); age 47 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 Salisbury.  He is buried in Salisbury (Devizes Road) Cemetery

22-Dec

SCOTT, ADAM  (1368177); age 24 RAFVR

AC2

He was serving in the UK and died at Cranshaws Post Office from the result of Pulmonary TB.  He is buried in Cranshaws Churchyard.

23-Dec

ASHLEY, FREDERICK WILLIAM  (153987); age 22 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was serving with No 102 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  His death was registered in Biggleswade 1 Qtr.  He is buried in Harrow Cemetery

23-Dec

WHITBY, CYRIL JOHN  (1808146); age 22 RAFVR

LAC

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 Johannesburg (West Park) Cemetery

23-Dec

KOTKIN, MAC  (121966); age Unknown RAFVR

Fg Off

He was serving in South Africa at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Johannesburg (West Park) Cemetery

23-Dec

HILL, JOHN DANIEL  (1485600); age 33 RAF

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 Chapel-en-Le-Frith.  He is buried in New Mills (St George) Churchyard

23-Dec

MOWTHORPE, JOHN WILLIAM  (1145957); age 37 RAFVR

Cpl

He was serving in the UK and he died at Beverley Base Hospital.  He is buried in Hull Northern Cemetery.

23-Dec

WELSH, PETER  (653531); age Unknown RAF

LAC

He was serving in the UK and he died from TB in Bo'ness Fever Hospital.  He is buried in Douglas (Gateside) Cemetery.

23-Dec

COHEN, HARRY  (1674441); age 39 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving at RAF Tuddenham and was killed when he was knocked down by a Jeep whose driver had suffered a black-out. A verdict of misadventure was recorded.  He is buried in Leeds (Geldred Road) English Hebrew Cemetery.

23-Dec

O'BOYE, MICHAEL JAMES  (1209486); 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 Scotland?.  He is buried in Kilmurray Cemetery

24-Dec

RHODD, OSWALD WINWORTH  (715104); age 20 RAFVR

AC1

He was serving in the 5044  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 in the 2nd Quarter of 1946.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

24-Dec

McKEE, ALBERT JAMES  (1903009); age 34 RAFVR

AC2

He was serving with No 130 AMES at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Medjez-el-Bab War Cemetery

24-Dec

TEBBUTT, JACK ANDREW  (197652); age 22 RAFVR

Fg Off

He was serving with No 232 Grp at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Kirkee War Cemetery

24-Dec

BROWNING, ALBERT CHARLES  (1179328); age 33 RAFVR

Sgt

He was serving with No 56 PTC at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Naples War Cemetery

24-Dec

STASIAK, Zbigniew Mieczyslaw (P.704021); age 22 PAF

Cpl

He was serving with No 6309 SE and died of injuries received sustained at RAF Coltishall. He and a colleague were cleaning their uniforms with petrol in a hangar when a stove ignited the petrol.  He is buried in Norwich Cemetery., Norfolk.

24-Dec

GOODWIN, SYDNEY JOHN  (1650706); age Unknown RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 71 MTLRU at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Hamburg Cemetery

24-Dec

MARS, IDRIS GEORGE  (920888); age Unknown RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 71 MTLRU at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Hamburg Cemetery.

24-Dec

SPANSWICK, ERNEST THOMAS  (111841); age 37 RAFVR

Flt Lt

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

24-Dec

GREEN, THOMAS  (1450267); age 36 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 Acle.  He was cremated at Norwich and Norfolk Crematorium

24-Dec

ROBERTS, ARTHUR  (1653414); 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.  His death is registered in Birmingham.  He is buried in Birmingham (Brandwood End) Cemetery

24-Dec

HUGHES, NORMAN  (1078820); age 36 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 Camberwell.  He is buried in Streatham Park Cemetery

24-Dec

IDLE, ERNEST  (1494425); age 36 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 Cleveland 1 Qtr.  He is buried in Thornaby-on-Tees Cemetery

24-Dec

COX, STEPHEN  (117932); age 28 RAFVR

Sqn Ldr

He was serving in the UK and died at Doncaster Infirmary.  He is buried in Sedgley (All Saints) Churchyard West Extension.

24-Dec

IRVINE, ANNIE  (2165476); age 30 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 Newtownards (Movilla) Cemetery

25-Dec

RINGROSE, LILIAN BEATRICE MAY  (461047); age 26 WAAF

Cpl

At the moment neither her unit nor her cause of death has yet been ascertained.  She is buried in Dely Ibrahim War Cemetery

25-Dec

HAWKESWOOD, HORACE  (633998); age 25 RAF

Cpl

He was serving with No 62016 AMES at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Kuala Lumper (Cheras Road) Civil Cemetery, Malaysia

25-Dec

GARVIN, DONALD  (626380); age 26 RAF

LAC

He was killed whilst flying as a passenger in Auster V, NJ630 of the A & AEE, which was taken on an unauthorised flight and flew at low level over the airfield and station at Kingston Bagpuize until the wing struck a nissan hut, crashed and burst into flames.  He is buried in Sheffield (Tinsley Park) Cemetery

25-Dec

WYKES, GEOFFREY FRANCIS  (1627761); age 21 RAFVR

Sgt

He was retraining to be a clerk but was killed whilst flying in Auster V, NJ630 of the A & AEE, which he took on an unauthorised flight and flew at low level over the airfield and station at Kingston Bagpuize until the wing struck a nissan hut, crashed and burst into flames.  He is buried in Elstow (SS. Mary and Helena) Churchyard

26-Dec

WOOD, PERCY CHARLES  (358570); age 41 RAF

WO

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

26-Dec

MORTON, KENNETH LEWIS  (1532196); age 23 RAFVR

LAC

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

26-Dec

HOPPS, JOHN GEORGE  (3021893); 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 Durham Central 1 Qtr.  He is buried in Eldon (St Mark) Churchyard

26-Dec

WALKER, WILFRED  (1689161); 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 Leeds.  He is buried in Leeds (Harehills) Cemetery

26-Dec

SMITH, HECTOR MCNEILL  (1373273); age 24 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving in the UK and died in Killearn Hospital, Glasgow from of Meningitis.  He is buried in Glasgow (Riddrie Park) Cemetery.

26-Dec

TAYLOR, STANLEY  (1261447); age 27 RAFVR

Cpl

He was serving in the UK and was home on leave when he died in Colchester Hospital as the result of back injury received while playing football for Colchester Junior League against Colchester United on Christmas Day.  He is buried in Tollesbury Cemetery.

26-Dec

TAYLOR, HAROLD  (2268797); 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 Ulverston (Harold H 25).  He is buried in Wakefield Cemetery

27-Dec

GIBBS, WILLIAM  (145684); age 20 RAAF

LAC

He was serving with No 453 Sqn, at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Becklingen War Cemetery

27-Dec

FARREN, JAMES PATRICK  (1903877); age Unknown RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 5005 (Airfield Construction) Sqn at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Kranji War Cemetery

27-Dec

HEYES, LESLIE  (2209780); age Unknown RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 5005 (Airfield Construction) Sqn at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

27-Dec

McHALE, THOMAS FRANCIS  (1039683); age 30 RAF

AC2

He was serving with No 322 MU and was found hanging from a tree about a mile from the station's domestic site.  He is buried in Delhi War Cemetery.

27-Dec

McKAY, HENRY DUNCAN  (1372087); age 24 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 7160 SE at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Colombo (Liveramentu) Cemetery

27-Dec

CASSIDY, PATRICIA  (463766); age 23 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 Darlington.  She is buried in Darlington West Cemetery

27-Dec

YATES, VIVIAN ASHLEY  (1404251); age 42 RAFVR

LAC

He had probably been discharged from the RAF when he died at the Gloucestershire Royal Infirmary from the effects of an illness he contracted while serving in the RAF.  He is buried in Newent Cemetery.

27-Dec

ROSCOE, LEONARD  (1306106); 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 Hove 1 Qtr.  He was cremated at Brighton (Downs) Crematorium

27-Dec

WAGGOTT, THOMAS HENRY  (1106258); 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 Newcastle upon Tyne.  He is buried in Newcastle-upon-Tyne (Byker and Heaton) Cemetery

27-Dec

BALL, ALBERT  (1692624); 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 Ormskirk.  He is buried in North Meols (St Stephen-in-the-Banks) Churchyard

27-Dec

SUMMERS, MAURICE LUTY  (1013815); age 34 RAFVR

Cpl

He was discharged from the RAF in April 1945 due to a ‘gastric ulcer attributable to war service’. He died as a result of ‘cardiac failure, exhaustion and carcinoma of stomach’.  He is buried in Long Ditton (St Mary) Churchyard.

28-Dec

BENTLEY, HARRY  (1351277); age 23 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 78 Sqn, and died at No 5 RAF Hospital, Egypt, from diphtheria.  He is buried in Heliopolis War Cemetery.

28-Dec

McCRACKEN, SAMUEL MEEK  (49313); age 27 RAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, RD507 of No 254 Sqn, which flew into high ground near Salthouse in Norfolk whilst flying at low level in bad weather.  He is buried in Wells-next-the-Sea Cemetery

28-Dec

SHARPLEY, HERBERT LEIGH  (1582077); age 22 RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, RD507 of No 254 Sqn, which flew into high ground near Salthouse in Norfolk whilst flying at low level in bad weather.  He is buried in Macclesfield Cemetery

28-Dec

WALLACE, SAMUEL ARCHIBALD  (115049); age 36 RAFVR

Flt Lt

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

29-Dec

BECKWITH, NORMAN THOMAS  (1430238); age 23 RAFVR

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Tempest V, SN116 of No 33 Sqn, which flew into the ground at RAF Fassberg with a damaged wing and rough running engine, possibly due to hitting a tree whilst flying at low level.  He is buried in Hannover War Cemetery

29-Dec

LOVELOCK, LESLIE EDWARD DFC (49834); age 33 RAF

Flt Lt

He was serving with No 2 TAF Comm Sqn and was probably killed in an accident on the Achum-Buckeburg Road.  He is buried in Hannover War Cemetery.

29-Dec

FITZGERALD, HANLEY HUNT  (637863); age Unknown RAF

Sgt

He was serving with No 322 MU and died from a Sub Arachnoid Haemorrhage in No 64 Mobile Field Hospital, Cawnpore.  He is buried in Delhi War Cemetery.

29-Dec

TOMLINSON, STANLEY ARNOLD  (561651); age 34 RAF

Flt Sgt

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 Long Eaton Cemetery

29-Dec

CARTER, CONAN FRAMPTON  (566959); age 27 RAF

Flt Sgt

He was serving in the UK and died in the Redhill County Hospital.  He was cremated at Croydon (Mitcham Road) Cemetery.

30-Dec

WORMWELL, HENRY RILEY (HARRY)  (169102); age 29 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in York I, MW134 of No 246 Sqn, which crashed at Bashley New Milton and burst intro flames after the speed was allowed to decay below the three engined safety speed during an asymmetric approach at night.  He is buried in Thornton-in-Craven (St Mary) Churchyard

30-Dec

DURINGER, CHARLES HENRY  (68089); age 39 RAFVR

Sqn Ldr

He was serving with No 83 Grp at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Becklingen War Cemetery

30-Dec

CONNOR, JAMES LAWRENCE  (104184); age 30 RAFVR

Flt Lt

He was a Medical Officer and died in the Sick Quarters at RAF Madley.  He is buried in Hereford Cemetery.

31-Dec

GARRATON, JOHN  (1562119); age 33 RAFVR

LAC

He was serving with No 121 Sqn, and died in an accident in Southern France.  He is buried in Pornic War Cemetery.

31-Dec

PERKINS, CHARLES RONALD  (650884); age 25 RAF

Cpl

He was serving with or died in No 22 MFH but the cause of death has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Naples War Cemetery

31-Dec

SAKOWICZ, Henryk (P.792663); age 38 PAF

Cpl

He was serving with No 6309 SE when he died of injuries received sustained at RAF Coltishall on 24 December. He and a colleague were cleaning their uniforms with petrol in a hangar when a stove ignited the petrol.  He is buried in Norwich Cemetery, Norfolk.

31-Dec

BEAN, RONALD ARTHUR  (1015591); age 28 RAFVR

Cpl

He was serving with No 8403 Wing at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Kiel War Cemetery

31-Dec

MILLER, DOUGLAS CLINGAN  (637127); age 25 RAF

Sgt

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

31-Dec

MALLOCH, GORDON FRANCIS  (1319223); age 24 RAFVR

Cpl

He was serving with G6 BRD at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Rawalpindi War Cemetery

31-Dec

GILES, CECIL FREDERICK  (35376); age 43 RAF

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 Eton.  He is buried in Slough (Stoke Road) Cemetery

31-Dec

McKINNEY, MARTIN JOSEPH  (1883720); age 49 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 Surrey Mid East.  He is buried in Sutton Cemetery

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