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Casualties - May 1946


01-May

HOLMES, WILLIAM; RAFVR (2215615), age: Unknown

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

02-May

SCOTT, CHARLES; RAFVR (1347931), age: 24

Cpl

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained, but his death was registered in Bucklow.  He is buried in Perth (Wellshill) Cemetery

03-May

TRAPPENIERS, RENATUS; RAFVR (2791656), age: 20

AC2

He was serving with the Belgian Training School at the time of his death, the cause of which has yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Overijse (Maleizen) Churchyard

03-May

WADDELL, IAN WATSON; RAF (570293), age: 26

Sgt

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

03-May

METCALFE, KATHLEEN VIVIENNE; WAAF (895528), age: 31

Cpl

She was serving in the UK and died in the RAF Hospital Cosford.  She is buried in Donnington (St Cuthbert) Churchyard.

04-May

BLUNT, GEORGE; RAFVR (1821859), age: Unknown

LAC

He was serving with No 644 Sqn at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.   He is buried in Khayat Beach War Cemetery

04-May

SUTTON, ARTHUR CLIFFORD; RAFVR (1584180), age: 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Harvard II, FE698 of the Malaya Comm Sqn, which broke up on hitting the water whilst attempting to avoid a collision during a formation flight off the Burmese coast.  He is buried in Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery

04-May

GIBBS, PHILIP DANE; RAFVR (1333102), age: 23

LAC

He was serving at RAF Castel Benito at the time of his death, the cause of which has yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Tripoli War Cemetery

04-May

KIDDIE, ANDREW; RAFVR (1109467), age: 25

LAC

He was serving in the UK and died at Friarton Hospital, Perth.  He is buried in Perth (Wellshill) Cemetery

04-May

CARTER, REGINALD LESLIE; RAFVR (1224375), age: 25

WO

He was serving in the UK and died at Mount Vernon Hospital, Northwood, Middlesex.  He is buried in Southend-on-Sea (Sutton Road) Cemetery.

04-May

BELL, ALBERT RENNISON; RAFVR (1243879), age: 40

AC2

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained, but his death was registered in Willesden.  He is buried in Northolt (St Mary) Churchyard

05-May

BRIDGES, EDWARD JOHN (TED); RAF (622363), age: 31

Sgt

He was serving with No 11 Hill Depot and died at Lebong Military Hospital, Darjeeling, India, due to injuries sustained in a motor transport accident.  He is buried in Gauhati War Cemetery.

06-May

FOXCROFT, THOMAS FRANCIS; RAFVR (1012192), age: 32

LAC

He had served with No 100 Sqn but had recently been demobilised when he died at Lancaster Royal Infirmary from an illness.  He is buried in Lancaster (Scotforth) Cemetery.

06-May

WYATT, FRANCIS CHARLES; RAF (577271), age: 23

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito XIX, TA127 of No 255 Sqn, which dived into the ground during a slow roll whilst 'beating up' the airfield at Gianaclis in Egypt.  He is buried in Alexandria (Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery

06-May

LITTLE, EDMUND JOHN RICHARD; RAF (180906), age: 45

Cpl

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained, but his death was registered in Hatfield.  He was cremated at  Enfield Crematorium

06-May

DARROCH, JOHN; RAFVR (1366268), age: 26

AC2

He was serving in the UK and died at 7 Shortroods Avenue, Paisley from TB of the vertebrae  He is buried in Paisley (Hawkhead) Cemetery.

06-May

DASHPER, ROBERT BRUCE; RAF (26156), age: 36

Wg Cdr

He was serving in the UK and was found shot in the yard of Richmond Police Station, later dying in the Royal Hospital at Richmond in Surrey.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery.

07-May

BAUGH, HARRY JEFFREY; RAFVR (198658), age: Unknown

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hornet I, PX253 of No 64 Sqn, which dived into the ground as a result of the port engine and wing leading edge separating from the aircraft due to a faulty weld in the engine mounting.  He is buried in Old Catton (St Margaret) Churchyard

07-May

TAN KUNG SUN; RAFVR (785962), age: Unknown

AC2

 

07-May

DREDGE, EVELYN MAY; WAAF (2105725), age: 22

ACW1

She was serving in the UK at the time of her death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained, but her death was registered in Derby.  She is buried in Derby (Nottingham Road) Cemetery

07-May

HOLLIS, REGINALD; RAFVR (1671772), age: 23

LAC

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

08-May

SCHILG, JUSTIN ROLAND; RAFVR (154126), age: Unknown

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Harvard II, FS938 of No 670 Sqn, which flew into a hill whilst taking off from Razmak in India.  He is buried in Karachi War Cemetery

08-May

NOSOWSKI, Stefan Kazimierz; PAF (P.781282), age: 27

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, HN207 of No 16 (P) SFTS, which dived into the ground at Nuthall in Nottinghamshire during the final approach.  He is buried in Sheffield (City Road) Cemetery

08-May

SUTERSKI, Karol; PAF (P.784563), age: 49

WO

He was serving with the Centrum Wyszkolenia Ziemnego Training Centre and died whilst on leave.  He is buried in Blackpool (Layton) Cemetery.

08-May

WARDA OSHANA; IL (3548), age: Unknown

Pvt

He was serving at Iraq Levies at the time of his death, the cause of which has yet to be ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Habbaniya Memorial

08-May

COOMBES, THOMAS BISHOP; RAF (342651), age: 56

Cpl

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

09-May

HAYLOCK, CLIFFORD RICHARD; RAFVR (1431164), age: 24

LAC

He was serving with No 7027 SE at the time of his death, the cause of which has yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Taiping War Cemetery

09-May

HAIGH, CLIFFORD; RAFVR (195289), age: 29

Fg Off

He was serving with the Aden Protectorate Levies and died in No 7 RAF Hospital after being accidentally wounded by a gun in his quarters in Champion Line.  He is buried in Maala Cemetery.

09-May

LAULE, LESLIE FREDERICK; RAFVR (1270058), age: 23

LAC

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained, but his death was registered in Ploughley.  He is buried in or was cremated at  Hendon Cemetery and Crematorium

10-May

FOX, SONNY; RAFVR (1893152), age: 20

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax VII, PP349 of No 1665 HCU, which spun into the ground near Linton on Ouse following an engine fire in the air.  He is buried in East Ham (Marlow Road) Jewish Cemetery

10-May

HARVEY, WILLIAM IAN; RAFVR (176669), age: 21

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax VII, PP349 of No 1665 HCU, which spun into the ground near Linton on Ouse following an engine fire in the air.  He is buried in Markinch (St Drostan's) Cemetery

10-May

JONES, DAVID ROBERT; RAFVR (1076904), age: 33

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax VII, PP349 of No 1665 HCU, which spun into the ground near Linton on Ouse following an engine fire in the air.  He is buried in Rhyl Town Cemetery

10-May

PRITCHARD, GLYNDWR; RAFVR (1653762), age: 22

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax VII, PP349 of No 1665 HCU, which spun into the ground near Linton on Ouse following an engine fire in the air.  He is buried in Merthyr Tydfil (Pant) Cemetery

10-May

SHARLING, HAMPTON; RAFVR (1500420), age: 23

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax VII, PP349 of No 1665 HCU, which spun into the ground near Linton on Ouse following an engine fire in the air.  He is buried in Childwall (All Saints) Churchyard

10-May

SIMPSON, JOHN CHARLES; RAFVR (1530898), age: 22

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax VII, PP349 of No 1665 HCU, which spun into the ground near Linton on Ouse following an engine fire in the air.  He is buried in Newark-upon-Trent Cemetery

10-May

STAMMERS, KENNETH SEARBY DFC, AFC, DFM; RAF (65989), age: 31

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax VII, PP349 of No 1665 HCU, which spun into the ground near Linton on Ouse following an engine fire in the air.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery

10-May

DAVEY, JOHN ARTHUR; RAF (358239), age: 45

WO

He was serving with No 5 BSD at the time of his death, the cause of which has yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Calcutta (Bhowanipore) Cemetery, Kolkata

10-May

MUNNS, WINIFRED MARGOT; WAAF (473659), age: 25

LACW

She was serving in the UK at the time of her death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained, but her death was registered in Leicester.  She is buried in Knighton (St Mary Magdalene) Churchyard

10-May

BARROW, TOM; RAFVR (1068471), age: 31

Sgt

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained, but his death was registered in Macclesfield.  He was cremated at  Manchester Crematorium

10-May

NIXON, ROBERT GORDON; RAFVR (976255), age: 37

LAC

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

10-May

GRIFFITHS, DELMAR; WAAF (491062), age: 23

LACW

She was serving in the UK at the time of her death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained, but her death was registered in Scotland?  She is buried in Cardiff (Cathays) Cemetery

11-May

GOODMAN, ERNEST CHRISTOPHER; RAFVR (1219647), age: Unknown

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito III, LR565 of No 13 OTU, which spun into the ground from a vertical bank whilst practicing instrument flying.  He is buried in Fakenham Cemetery

11-May

WILLIAMS, ARTHUR GEORGE DFC; RAF (45986), age: Unknown

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito III, LR565 of No 13 OTU, which spun into the ground from a vertical bank whilst practicing instrument flying.  He is buried in Coedffranc Cemetery

11-May

DANIELSON, ALEXANDER JOHN SCOTT; RAFVR (1370703), age: 36

AC2

He was serving in the UK and died at 138 North Saughton Road, Edinburgh from pulmonary TB.   He is buried in Yell (est Sandwick) Cemetery.

12-May

TOUGH, ALAN MCGILLIVRAY; RAFVR (105321), age: 36

Sqn Ldr

He was serving at AHQ Hong Kong at the time of his death, the cause of which has yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Sai Wan War Cemetery

12-May

WOODCOCK, LESLIE CLIFFORD; RAFVR (183855), age: 21

Fg Off

He was serving at RAF Palam at the time of his death, the cause of which has yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Kirkee War Cemetery

12-May

SHADBOLT, ARTHUR ERNEST; RAFVR (1447532), age: 39

LAC

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

12-May

BRETT, ARTHUR THEODORE; RAFVR (1256678), age: 26

Cpl

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

12-May

CARTER, HAROLD; RAFVR (1066020), age: 37

AC1

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained, but his death was registered in Liverpool South.  He is buried in Liverpool (Allerton) Cemetery

12-May

DAY, DOUGLAS ARTHUR; RAFVR (748698), age: 26

WO

He was at home on demobilisation leave and was killed when his car collided with a lamp standard in Beech Hill, Luton.  He is buried in Luton Church Burial Ground.

13-May

SUTHERLAND, CLAUDE TREVOR; RAFVR (1208361), age: 34

Cpl

He was serving in the UK and died at The General Hospital, Grimsby.  He is buried in Twickenham Cemetery.

13-May

MAWSON, LEONARD WILFRED; RAFVR (1030922), age: 25

AC2

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

14-May

COLLIER, DONALD KENNETH; RAFVR (1723618), age: 23

Cpl

He was serving with No 2 SoTT and  died at 127 Indian Base General Hospital, Trimulgherry, India.  He is buried in Madras War Cemetery, Chennai.

14-May

PALING, JAMES HENRY; RAFVR (1251679), age: 25

LAC

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

15-May

ELLIS, WILLIAM RAYMOND; RAFVR (1315307), age: Unknown

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Anson XII, PH747 of the DAF CF, which broke in the air whilst flying in cu-nim cloud.  He is buried in Udine War Cemetery

15-May

WARNE, FRANCIS CHARLES ALBERT; RAFVR (201977), age: 26

Plt Off

He was serving at RAF Jerusalem at the time of his death, the cause of which has yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Ramleh War Cemetery

15-May

HOWARD, ROBERT GEORGE; RAFVR (930126), age: 38

Cpl

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained, but his death was registered in Brentwood.  He is buried in Pitsea Old (St Michael) Cemetery

15-May

TAYLOR, JOHN THOMAS; RAFVR (1358809), age: 32

LAC

He was serving in the UK and died from chronic bronchitis, bronchiextasis and emphysema, and wasting. A coroner stated he may have been able to fight his illness, had his application for extra rations been granted by the Ministry of Food.  He is buried in Stourbridge Cemetery.

15-May

ELLIOTT, SAMUEL COATS; RAFVR (1241465), age: 32

Cpl

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

16-May

HALLETT, ALAN LESLIE STOOKE; RAFVR (126642), age: 22

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Tempest II, MW772 of No 54 Sqn, which collided with MW812 of the same unit in the circuit at Chilbolton.  He is buried in Bradninch Burial Ground

16-May

OMAN, LESLIE FRANK; RAFVR (1805316), age: 22

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Tempest II, MW812 of No 54 Sqn, which collided with MW772 of the same unit in the circuit at Chilbolton.  He is buried in Morden Cemetery

16-May

GLENDENING, LEICESTER JOHN; RAFVR (181815), age: 22

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, TE669 of No 114 Sqn, which broke up in the air whilst carrying out unauthorised low level aerobatics.  He is buried in Maala Cemetery

16-May

VENUS, ARTHUR HENRY; RAFVR (3010720), age: 21

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, TE669 of No 114 Sqn, which broke up in the air whilst carrying out unauthorised low level aerobatics.  He is buried in Maala Cemetery

16-May

BATES, NORMAN FREDERICK; RAFVR (1584225), age: 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Warwick V, PN749 of No 6 (C) OTU, which dived into the ground whilst attempting to regain the runway centreline during a single engined approach at Leuchars.  He is buried in Manchester Southern Cemetery

16-May

GREEN, GEORGE RICHARD; RAFVR (1867362), age: 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Warwick V, PN749 of No 6 (C) OTU, which dived into the ground whilst attempting to regain the runway centreline during a single engined approach at Leuchars.  He is buried in Eltham Cemetery, London

16-May

MAGEE, JAMES PARK; RAFVR (1820581), age: 21

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Warwick V, PN749 of No 6 (C) OTU, which dived into the ground whilst attempting to regain the runway centreline during a single engined approach at Leuchars.  He is buried in Cadder Cemetery

16-May

TITCHENER, STANLEY VICTOR; RAFVR (1850792), age: 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Warwick V, PN749 of No 6 (C) OTU, which dived into the ground whilst attempting to regain the runway centreline during a single engined approach at Leuchars.  He is buried in Swindon (Whitworth Road) Cemetery

16-May

WILLMOTT, JOHN ALFRED; RAFVR (1801146), age: 23

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Warwick V, PN749 of No 6 (C) OTU, which dived into the ground whilst attempting to regain the runway centreline during a single engined approach at Leuchars.  He is buried in or was cremated at  Islington Cemetery and Crematorium

16-May

MORTON, TERENCE BERKELEY DSO; RAF (32250), age: 32

Wg Cdr

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained, but his death was registered in Marylebone.  He was cremated at  Golders Green Crematorium

16-May

USHER, ERNEST GEORGE; RAFVR (1189582), age: 25

LAC

He was serving in the UK and died at The Sanatorium, Kelling, Norfolk.  He is buried in Clenchwarton (St Margaret) Churchyard.

16-May

WOOD, LESLIE VICTOR; RAFVR (1219404), age: 25

LAC

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

16-May

HOPPER, EDWARD ARTHUR; RAFVR (1642991), age: 22

Cpl

He was serving in the UK and died in Wheatley Hospital for Head Injuries, Oxford.  He is buried in Newcastle-upon-Tyne (West Road) Cemetery.

17-May

HULL, GEORGE LAURENCE BAZETT DFC; RAF (37355), age: 34

Wg Cdr

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito III, TW108 of No 16 OTU, which hit a tree and disintegrated during a forced landing following an engine failure.  He is buried in Oving (All Saints) Churchyard

17-May

GRAY, ANTHONY; RAFVR (198952), age: 22

Fg Off

He was serving with No 904 Wing at the time of his death, the cause of which has yet to be ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

17-May

HONEYWILL, LESLIE ALBERT WILLIAM; RAFVR (1312973), age: 24

LAC

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

17-May

MacCUAIG, NEIL LEITCH; RAFVR (1049749), age: 24

Cpl

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained, but his death was registered in Scotland?  He is buried in Birmingham (Lodge Hill) Cemetery

17-May

RIGBY, LESLIE; RAF (1033388), age: 23

LAC

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

18-May

JONES, GEORGE ARNOL; RAFVR (149637), age: 24

Flt Lt

He was serving with No 3 REC at the time of his death, the cause of which has yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Kirkee War Cemetery

18-May

WISE, GERARD BERNARD; RAFVR (1641395), age: 23

AC1

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained, but his death was registered in Birmingham.  He is buried in Erdington (SS Thomas and Edmund of Canterbury) Roman Catholic Cemetery

18-May

RICHARDSON, THOMAS WILLIAM; RAFVR (1482086), age: 31

LAC

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

18-May

STOTT, ARTHUR; RAFVR (747009), age: 25

Cpl

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

19-May

POSZELUZNY, Wincenty Wiktor; PAF (P.784076), age: 25

Sergeant

He was serving with No 305 Sqn and died in Long Grove Hospital, Epsom.  He is buried in Battersea (Morden) Cemetery

19-May

JOHN, JAMES KENNETH (KEN); RAF (579048), age: 20

AC1

He was serving with No 59 PTC at the time of his death, the cause of which has yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Klagenfurt War Cemetery

19-May

WHEELER, GEORGE HENRY; RAFVR (1083284), age: 25

Cpl

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained, but his death was registered in Salisbury.  He is buried in Neath (Llantwit) Cemetery

20-May

CHAPMAN, TUDOR; RAFVR (1652113), age: 23

LAC

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

20-May

GROOM, GEORGE ARTHUR; RAFVR (930607), age: 34

LAC

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained, but his death was registered in Newport.  He is buried in Newport (Christchurch) Cemetery

21-May

GORDON, WILLIAM GALLAGHER; RAFVR (1682131), age: Unknown

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Tiger Moth II, DE523 of the CFS, which crashed near Poulton in Gloucestershire during low level aerobatics.  He is buried in Newtownards (Movilla) Cemetery

21-May

RUCHWALDY, DESMOND FRED DFC, DFM; RAFVR (127048), age: 25

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Tiger Moth II, DE523 of the CFS, which crashed near Poulton in Gloucestershire during low level aerobatics.  He is buried in Bath (Haycombe) Cemetery

21-May

CAVE, ALAN FREDERICK; RAFVR (3001675), age: 20

AC1

He was serving at RAF Kohat at the time of his death, the cause of which has yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Rawalpindi War Cemetery

22-May

PETTIT, CHARLES HENRY DFC; RAFVR (171788), age: 23

Flt Lt

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained, but his death was registered in Rochford.  He is buried in Southend-on-Sea (Sutton Road) Cemetery

22-May

IDRIAN, Ryszard; PAF (P.784079), age: 29

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire XIV, RN130 of No 36 SP, which flew into the ground near Agra in India whilst flying in a sandstorm.  He is buried in Delhi War Cemetery

22-May

LEWIN, LESLIE THOMAS; RAFVR (2202089), age: 24

Sgt

He was serving at HQ 85 Group and died at Munster, the cause of which has yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Munster Heath War Cemetery.

22-May

HOLLYHEAD, KENNETH ROY; RAFVR (2258000), age: 19

AC2

He was serving at RAF Cairo West at the time of his death, the cause of which has yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Heliopolis War Cemetery

22-May

EDWARDS, VINCENT GRAHAM STANDISH; RAFVR (2288120), age: 18

AC2

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained, but his death was registered in Liverpool South.  He is buried in Liverpool (Yew Tree) Roman Catholic Cemetery

22-May

JENKINS, LESLIE; RAFVR (1850990), age: 29

Flt Sgt

He was serving at RAF Honington and was killed when he was struck by a van whilst he was cycling back to the station after a night out in Thetford, he was on the wrong side of the road at the time.  He is buried in Merthyr Tydfil (Ffrwd) Cemetery, Penderyn.

23-May

McLACHLAN, RONALD GRAHAM; RAFVR (3024743), age: 20

LAC

He was serving with No 684 Sqn and died in 53rd Indian General Hospital, Bangkok, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.   He is buried in Kanchanaburi War Cemetery.

23-May

RICHARDS, DAVID DANIEL JENKYN; RAFVR (1406999), age: 25

AC1

He was serving in the UK and died at Borth, Cardiganshire, from TB.  He is buried in Penygarn Calvinistic Methodist Cemetery, Tirynach.

23-May

ROBINSON, FRANK CHAMBERLAIN; RAFVR (1438959), age: 23

AC1

He had been serving in Canada and the Bahamas, where he contracted a tropical disease, from which he died after his return home to Chelmsford.   He is buried in Chelmsford (Writtle Road) Cemetery.

24-May

BOLLAN, DAVID; RAFVR (1571598), age: 21

LAC

He was serving with No 73 Sqn and was killed in an accident in Malta, no further details.  He is buried in Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery.

24-May

INNES, ROBERT; RAF (552359), age: 24

Cpl

He was serving with No 37 SP at the time of his death, the cause of which has yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Jakarta War Cemetery

24-May

THRELFALL, DEREK THORLEY; RAFVR (1098879), age: 23

Cpl

He was serving at RAF Akyab and died at Apaukwa, Burma from drowning whilst bathing in a river, it seems he suffered cramp and became a victim of the treacherous currents.  He is buried in Taukkyan War Cemetery.

24-May

MAYER, GORDON HOWARD; RAFVR (3082736), age: 18

AC2

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

24-May

JONES, ALVA; RAFVR (1141043), age: 40

LAC

She was serving in the UK and died at the Emergency Hospital, Burntwood, Staffordshire  She is buried in Birmingham (Witton) Cemetery.

25-May

PALMER, ROBIN HENRY; RAFVR (101485), age: 30

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Seafire III, NN313 of the AFEE, which spun into the ground near Beaulieu.  He is buried in Eston Cemetery

25-May

GALE, EDWARD BAGLEY AFC; RCAF (C/1618), age: 28

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Mustang III, KH505 of the RAE, which failure to recover from a high speed dive near Broxbourne in Hertfordshire during a test flight to investigate flight near the sound barrier.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

25-May

McLAUCHLAN, NEIL HANNAH; RAF (529452), age: 28

Sgt

He was serving at RAF Alexandria at the time of his death, the cause of which has yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Alexandria (Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery

25-May

MATTHEWS, DERRICK HUGH; RAFVR (1737192), age: 22

LAC

He was serving at RAF Marham and was accidentally killed when he was crushed between a truck and a hanger door during a dance at the station.  He is buried in Saxby (St Helen) Churchyard.

25-May

RAYNER, HENRY; RAF (249005), age: 46

Flt Sgt

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

26-May

COTTON, PERCY; RAFVR (1487843), age: 25

LAC

He was serving as a MT driver at RAF Ranchi and was murdered by decapitation whilst walking his dog early in the morning.  He is buried in Ranchi War Cemetery.

26-May

TRICKER, ARTHUR WILLIAM; RAFVR (1353577), age: 25

LAC

He was serving in the UK and died at Abingdon Pigotts, Melbourne, Cambridgeshire.  He is buried in Abington-Pigotts (St Michael) Churchyard.

26-May

SARGEANT, ARCHIBALD EDWIN; RAF (51322), age: 48

Fg Off

He was serving in the UK and died of a Coronary Thrombosis, his death being registered in Chatham.  He is buried in Chatham (Maidstone Road) Cemetery.

26-May

EMSALL, HAROLD; RAFVR (2226202), age: 42

Cpl

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained, but his death was registered in Newton.  He is buried in Salford (Agecroft) Cemetery

26-May

SOMERS, GUY MOUSLEY; RAF (44321), age: Unknown

Wg Cdr

He was probably serving at RAF Kinloss, where he died from Syncope due to Coronary Occlusion, Arterio Schelrosis and Renal Impairment.  He is buried in Chesham Burial Ground.

27-May

DERBYSHIRE, DONALD; RAF (548179), age: 30

Sgt

He was serving at RAF Mauripur and died in the Hospital, Karachi, the cause of which has yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Karachi War Cemetery.

27-May

FENN, BERTIE; RAF (357151), age: 49

WO

He was serving in the UK and died at the Royal Naval Auxiliary Hospital, Londonderry.  He is buried in Eglantine Church of Ireland Cemetery.

27-May

ROACH, THOMAS; RAFVR (1492457), age: 32

Cpl

He was serving in the UK and Shaftsbury Military Hospital, cause unknown at present.  He is buried in Sunderland (Bishopwearmouth) Cemetery.

28-May

BUCHANAN, MARGARET LINDSAY; WAAF (2035854), age: 23

ACW1

She was serving in the UK at the time of her death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained, but her death was registered in Chippenham.  She is buried in Bournemouth East Cemetery

29-May

ASPELL, THOMAS; RAFVR (1900854), age: Unknown

AC1

He was serving at the Sig Centre Calcutta at the time of his death, the cause of which has yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Calcutta (Bhowanipore) Cemetery, Kolkata

29-May

ELLINTHORPE, BRIAN; RAFVR (1597977), age: 20

AC2

He was serving in the UK and died in the Station Hospital, Innsworth, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He was cremated at  Cheltenham Crematorium.

29-May

DAY, VICTOR CHARLES; RAFVR (1199411), age: 23

Cpl

He was serving in the UK and died in the RAF Hospital, Wroughton, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Westbury Cemetery, Wiltshire.

30-May

MANNION, DENIS STEPHEN; RAFVR (198046), age: 24

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VIII, JN642 of No 92 Sqn, which crashed into the sea off Venice during unauthorised low level aerobatics.  He is buried in Padua War Cemetery

30-May

GODDARD, VICTOR FREDERICK DFC; RAFVR (124504), age: 25

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, TE865 of No 1 FU, which crashed after stalling on take off from Habbaniya on a ferry flight.  He is buried in Habbaniya War Cemetery

30-May

STALLARD, EAMON; RAFVR (1393726), age: 24

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, TE865 of No 1 FU, which crashed after stalling on take off from Habbaniya on a ferry flight.  He is buried in Habbaniya War Cemetery

30-May

BYRNE, PATRICK JOSEPH; RAFVR (1908993), age: Unknown

AC2

He was serving with No 107 MU at the time of his death, the cause of which has yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Fayid War Cemetery

30-May

YOUNG, SYDNEY GEORGE HENRY; RAFVR (1716737), age: 23

Cpl

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained, but his death was registered in Halstead.  He is buried in Wandsworth (Earlsfield) Cemetery

31-May

CURTIS, JACK WILLIAM; RAFVR (2231885), age: Unknown

AC2

He was serving at RAF Santa Cruz died at Naini Tal, United Provinces, India, the cause of which has yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Delhi War Cemetery.

31-May

SPRIGGS, ALBERT FREDERICK; RAFVR (1715966), age: 23

LAC

He was serving at RAF Santa Cruz at the time of his death, the cause of which has yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Delhi War Cemetery

31-May

DUFFY, MATHEW DOUGLAS; RAFVR (1100060), age: Unknown

LAC

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained, but his death was registered in Durham Central.  He is buried in Durham (St Cuthbert) Churchyard

31-May

MORGAN, THOMAS HENRY; RAF (591012), age: 27

Flt Sgt

He was serving in the UK and died in South Wales Sanatorium, Bronllys, Breconshire, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Pontypridd (Glyntaff) Cemetery.

31-May

WILLIAMS, JOHN VERRANT; RAF (632758), age: 33

LAC

He was serving in the UK and died in the Prince of Wales Hospital, Plymouth, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Penzance Cemetery.

31-May

CALLOW, HERBERT REGINALD; RAFVR (1867603), age: 21

LAC

HHe was serving in the UK and died in Harefield County Hospital, Uxbridge, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Harrow (Eastcote Lane) Cemetery.

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