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Casualties - July 1946


01-Jul

BROWNE, GUY FOUNTAIN DFC; RAFVR (130223), age: 29

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, PZ439 of No 21 Sqn, which broke up and crashed near Munster on the approach to land.  He is buried in Munster Heath War Cemetery

01-Jul

SHEWRY, GEOFFREY WALTER; RAFVR (1802216), age: 21

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, PZ439 of No 21 Sqn, which broke up and crashed near Munster on the approach to land.  He is buried in Munster Heath War Cemetery

01-Jul

THOROGOOD, JOHN DAVID (JOHNNY); RAFVR (148183), age: 23

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor III, EE295 of No 222 Sqn, which flew into the ground near Powderham, Devon whilst flying at low level in fog.  He was cremated at  Ipswich Crematorium

01-Jul

FLOWER, RICHARD COLIN; RNZAF (405477), age: 27

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LP764 of No 10 AGS, which was lost over the Irish Sea during a flight from Eglinton to Andreas in poor weather conditions.  He is buried in Stranraer (Glebe) Cemetery

01-Jul

GRAY, ROBERT; RAFVR (191697), age: 24

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, LP764 of No 10 AGS, which was lost over the Irish Sea during a flight from Eglinton to Andreas in poor weather conditions.  He is buried in Walney Island (St Mary) Churchyard

01-Jul

GRIFFITHS, GEORGE; RAFVR (1159751), age: 33

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 Birmingham  He is buried in Birmingham (Witton) Cemetery

01-Jul

RUDLING, DENNIS VERNON ANTHONY; RAF (579924), age: 18

A/C App

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 Abbott  He is buried in Exeter  (Exwick or St Thomas) Cemetery

01-Jul

RICE, EDWARD GEORGE; RAFVR (1235075), age: 25

LAC

He was on the strength of No 104 PDC and died at sea on HMT Matrona from cerebral malaria.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery.

01-Jul

OPIE, KENNETH; RAFVR (1205089), age: 38

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 Truro  He is buried in Campdowns Cemetery, Charlestown

02-Jul

CROW, JOHN THOMAS MARCHAM; RAFVR (3040690), age: 20

AC2

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, MG437 of No 5 ANS, which crashed into the Irish Sea after hitting the mast of a fishing boat during a search for Wellington, LP764 which had disappeared the previous day.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

02-Jul

LOOKER, JOHN MURRAY; RAFVR (180028), age: 22

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, MG437 of No 5 ANS, which crashed into the Irish Sea after hitting the mast of a fishing boat during a search for Wellington, LP764 which had disappeared the previous day.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

02-Jul

McCLYMONT, GEORGE BARRY; RAFVR (3022108), age: 20

AC2

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, MG437 of No 5 ANS, which crashed into the Irish Sea after hitting the mast of a fishing boat during a search for Wellington, LP764 which had disappeared the previous day.  He is buried in Kilbarchan Cemetery

02-Jul

STEELE, GEORGE; RAFVR (1021148), age: 25

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, MG437 of No 5 ANS, which crashed into the Irish Sea after hitting the mast of a fishing boat during a search for Wellington, LP764 which had disappeared the previous day.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

02-Jul

MAJCHERCZYK, Antoni Robert; PAF (P.1801), age: 33

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor III, EE312 of the AAEE, which dived into the ground at Porton near Salisbury in Wiltshire after being unable to recover from a spin during spinning trials following failure of the anti-spin parachute.  He is buried in Durrington Cemetery

02-Jul

ASHLEY, RICHARD KENNETH; RAFVR (1727314), age: 21

LAC

He was serving with No 4147 Servicing Echelon and suffered broken ribs after falling  from a tractor at Croydon airfield.  Admitted to Croydon General Hospital. who failed to detect this, he was placed on two weeks sick leave and then returned to duty, but collapsed and died after readmission to the Hospital  He is buried in High Wycombe Cemetery.

02-Jul

McCALLUM, DUNCAN JAMES; RAFVR (1126526), age: 25

LAC

He was on the strength of No 102 PDC and committed suicide by hanging himself, his death being registered in Durham N W  He is buried in Kenmore Parish Churchyard.

02-Jul

HUBBARD, CHARLES ERNEST HASTINGS; RAFVR (1619683), age: 44

Cpl

He was on the strength of No 104 PDC and died in Redhill Hospital, Edgware from a paralytic illeus and toxaemia.  He is buried in Lowestoft (St Margaret) Churchyard

02-Jul

POWELL, JOHN MORGAN; RAFVR (1277219), age: 24

AC1

He was on the strength of No 1 Personnel Holding Unit, Innsworth and died in Morriston Emergency Hospital, Swansea, from haemoptysis.  He is buried in Coedgwilym Cemetery.

02-Jul

HOEY, JOHN; RAF (53532), age: 36

Flt Lt

He was serving with an ERS and died in the RAF Hospital, West Kirby, Cheshire, from chronic nephritis.  He is buried in Wallasey (Frankby) Cemetery.

03-Jul

THOMAS, ALBERT LEO; RAFVR (1837524), age: 21

Flt Sgt

He was serving in the UK and drowned after getting into difficulties whilst bathing in Mill Pond at Lakenheath, despite efforts to save him.  He is buried in Gowerton (Bethel) Calvinistic Methodist Chapelyard.

03-Jul

RICKETTS, ERNEST WILLIAM; RAFVR (157767), age: Unknown

Flt Lt

He was serving with No 5355 (AC) Wing and died from gun shot wounds accidentally sustained whilst out rabbit shooting.  He is buried in Hanover War Cemetery.

04-Jul

LEIGH, NORMAN HENRY; RAFVR (1491710), age: 23

LAC

He had been medically discharged when he died from pulmonary tuberculosis  He is buried in Preston (New Hall Lane) Cemetery.

05-Jul

GABBITAS, ROY; RAFVR (1874091), age: 22

LAC

He was serving with No 132 MU and was killed at RAF Ismailia by a gun shot wound which was believed to have been self inflicted.  He is buried in Moascar War Cemetery.

05-Jul

NICOLSON, CHARLES GAVIN; RAFVR (1313568), age: 23

Sgt

He was serving with No 85 Wing and was reported missing believed drowned in a sailing accident at Alster Hamburg, his body being recovered from the Elbe.  He is buried in Hamburg Cemetery.

05-Jul

COHEN, ARNOLD; RAFVR (1691191), age: 23

Sgt

He was serving with 'A' Sqn, 8501 AD Wing and died from injuries sustained in a MT accident at Wende near Gottingen.  He is buried in Hanover War Cemetery.

05-Jul

STEVENS, ERIC LAURENCE WILLIAM; RAFVR (1613125), age: 24

Cpl

He was serving at RAF Mauripur and died in Karachi Hospital, from anterior poliomyelitis, just prior to being repatriated home for demobilisation.  He is buried in Karachi War Cemetery.

05-Jul

TURNER, HARRY; RAFVR (2251804), age: 33

AC2

He was attached to No 1 MRU, Chessington from RAF Waltham where he died from a pulmonary embolism.  He is buried in Sheffield (City Road) Cemetery.

06-Jul

KULINSKA, Anastazja; PAF (P.792152), age: 26

ACW1

She was serving with No 300 Sqn and was shot by her husband at RAF Faldingworth, who then killed himself.  She is buried in Newark-upon-Trent Cemetery.

06-Jul

CHIN AH YIN; RAFVR (786040), age: Unknown

AC2

He was probably a locally recruited member of the RAF and died in service.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

06-Jul

LEHAN, ELIZABETH ANNE; WAAF (2041349), age: 23

LACW

He was serving at RAF El Gedida and died in Hospital from injuries sustained when the lorry taking a party of WAAFs from a dance to their billet crashed into railings when the driver lost control.  She is buried in Heliopolis War Cemetery.

06-Jul

DICKINSON, GEORGE HENRY MSM; RAFVR (1329833), age: 63

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 Leeds  He was cremated at  Leeds (Lawns Wood) Crematorium

07-Jul

McINNES, ALEXANDER GRAHAM; RAFVR (1073261), age: 23

WO

He was probably serving at RAF Bramcote and was killed in an motorcycle accident on the Lutterworth Road, near to the station, four miles from Nuneaton.  He was one of two passengers on the motorcycle, the rider and other passenger also being killed.   He is buried in Stonehouse Cemetery.

07-Jul

PARKE, MATTHEW DSM; RAF (543666), age: 26

WO

He was probably serving at RAF Bramcote and died from injuries sustained in an motorcycle accident on the Lutterworth Road, near to the station, four miles from Nuneaton.  He was one of two passengers on the motorcycle, the rider and other passenger also being killed.   He is buried in Londonderry City Cemetery.

07-Jul

JOHNSTONE, JOHN THOMAS; RAFVR (1555684), age: Unknown

AC1

He was serving in the UK and died at 6 Ferguson Place, Lockerbie, from Carcinoma.  He is buried in Lockerbie (Dryfesdale) Cemetery.

07-Jul

EAGLES, ALBERT EDWARD; RAFVR (1322287), age: 25

Cpl

He was on the strength of No 1 Personnel Holding Unit, Innsworth and died in the RAF Hospital at Locking from nephritis.  He is buried in Bridgwater (Quantock Road) Cemetery.

08-Jul

COCKBURN, JOHN GILLIES; RAF (591939), age: 23

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax VIII, NA461 of No 297 Sqn, which crashed and burst into flames after a swing developed on take off from RAF Tarrant Rushton.  He is buried in Edinburgh (Comely Bank) Cemetery

08-Jul

CRABTREE, PETER JAMES; RAFVR (197216), age: 22

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax VIII, NA461 of No 297 Sqn, which crashed and burst into flames after a swing developed on take off from RAF Tarrant Rushton.  He is buried in Birmingham (Quinton) Cemetery, Warley

08-Jul

GRANT, CAMERON ROCKCLIFFE; RAFVR (2209386), age: 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax VIII, NA461 of No 297 Sqn, which crashed and burst into flames after a swing developed on take off from RAF Tarrant Rushton.  He is buried in Windermere (St Mary's) Cemetery

08-Jul

JONES, JOHN ROBERT; RAFVR (3025712), age: 20

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax VIII, NA461 of No 297 Sqn, which crashed and burst into flames after a swing developed on take off from RAF Tarrant Rushton.  He is buried in Ebbw Vale Cemetery

08-Jul

NASH, REGINALD WILLIAM; RAFVR (1809452), age: 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax VIII, NA461 of No 297 Sqn, which crashed and burst into flames after a swing developed on take off from RAF Tarrant Rushton.  He is buried in Bath (Haycombe) Cemetery

08-Jul

SMITH, ERIC ELSTON; RAFVR (166224), age: 22

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax VIII, NA461 of No 297 Sqn, which crashed and burst into flames after a swing developed on take off from RAF Tarrant Rushton.  He is buried in Garforth Cemetery

08-Jul

WILKINSON, ARTHUR DFM; RAFVR (190528), age: 32

Flt Lt

He was serving with No 322 MU and died from injuries sustained in a motor accident.  He is buried in Delhi War Cemetery.

08-Jul

WEDGWOOD, THOMAS GEORGE; RAFVR (578473), age: 21

Cpl

He was serving with No 355 MU and was killed in a landslide whilst returning to his unit following leave at a Hill station.  He is buried in Delhi War Cemetery.

08-Jul

MURISON, JAMES FRASER DFC; RAFVR (175161), age: 24

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Warwick I, HF944 of No 5 Ferry Pool, which crashed after hitting trees during a single engine overshoot at RAF Silloth.  He is buried in Fraserburgh (Kirkton) Cemetery

08-Jul

MARSHALL, FREDERICK ARTHUR; RAFVR (1643313), age: 42

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 Surrey S W  He is buried in Worplesdon (St Mary) Churchyard

08-Jul

WORDSWORTH, WALTER; RAFVR (3002193), age: Unknown

LAC

He was serving at RAF Melksham and died in hospital from shock and haemorrhage following a rupture of the liver and spleen, which he sustained when the coach he was travelling in collided with a telegraph post on the way back to the station.  He is buried in Rawcliffe Cemetery.

09-Jul

MACDONALD, IAN; RAFVR (1570587), age: 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Thunderbolt II, KL211 of No 60 Sqn, which crashed short of the runway at Kemajoran following an engine failure on the approach.  He is buried in Jakarta War Cemetery

09-Jul

ISAACS, JAMES DAVID ALBERT; RAFVR (1612573), age: 24

LAC

He was serving with No 222 Sqn and died in the RAF Hospital, Wilmslow from acute myeloid leukaemia.  He is buried in Birmingham (Witton) Cemetery.

09-Jul

GORING, STANLEY ALFRED; RAFVR (1881962), age: 24

LAC

He was serving with No 154 SP and died in No 72 Indian General Hospital from a cerebral haemorrhage caused by a self inflicted gunshot wound to the head.  He is buried in Kuala Lumper (Cheras Road) Civil Cemetery, Malaysia.

09-Jul

BOTTOMLEY, MARIAN; WAAF (2102389), age: 20

ACW1

She was killed whilst flying in Proctor III, HM422 of the RWE, which spun into the ground and exploded after control was lost during an air experience sortie.  She is buried in Oldham (Greenacres) Cemetery

09-Jul

CARTER, EDWARD RONALD; RAF (51728), age: 27

Flt Lt

She was killed whilst flying in Proctor III, HM422 of the RWE, which spun into the ground and exploded after control was lost during an air experience sortie.  He is buried in Watton (St Mary) Churchyard

09-Jul

WILLIS, DOROTHY MARY JUNE DORRIE; WAAF (2107562), age: 21

LACW

She was killed whilst flying in Proctor III, HM422 of the RWE, which spun into the ground and exploded after control was lost during an air experience sortie.  She is buried in Leicester (Gilroes) Cemetery

09-Jul

JONES, ERIC CHARLES CARLES; RAFVR (1015292), age: 26

LAC

He was on the strength of No 101 PDC and died in the RAF Hospital, St. Athan from pulmonary tuberculosis.  He is buried in Barry (Merthyr Dyfan) Burial Ground.

09-Jul

PIKE, THOMAS FREDERICK; RAFVR (1255621), age: 24

LAC

He was serving with No 317 S & TC and died at home at Acol Road, Hampstead NW6 whilst on sick leave from sarcoma of the left leg and is buried in Hampstead Cemetery.

09-Jul

SANGSTER, PETER FYFFE; RAFVR (743844), age: Unknown

LAC

He was serving in the UK died in the Royal Infirmary, Dundee from partial stenosis.  He is buried in Dundee (Balgay) Cemetery.

10-Jul

DAVIES, DAVID WYNDHAM; RAFVR (168659), age: 23

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor III, EE334 of No 74 Sqn, which collided with Meteor, EE309 of the same unit near Durton in Gloucestershire.  He is buried in Bridgend Cemetery

10-Jul

MERCER, ARNOLD; RAFVR (1588635), age: 30

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IX, TD363 of No 164 Sqn, which dived into the ground from cloud, possibly as the result of anoxia.  He is buried in Over Wallop (St Peter) Churchyard

10-Jul

SPENCER, RONALD; RAFVR (1768013), age: 21

LAC

He was serving with No 2942 Sqn, RAF Regiment and died whilst on duty in Mingaladon from a self inflicted gun shot wound to the lower abdomen.   He is buried in Rangoon War Cemetery.

10-Jul

BRINTON, LESLIE RONALD; RAF (517611), age: 31

WO

He was serving at RAF Seletar and was killed whilst off duty, when his motorcycle combination overturned into a ditch.   He is buried in Kranji War Cemetery.

10-Jul

BEAUMONT, CHARLES ROBERT; RAF (618176), 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 Basford  He was cremated at  Nottingham Crematorium

10-Jul

CARR, ALBERT EDWARD; RAFVR (1180761), age: 26

LAC

He was serving at RAF North Weald and died in Queen Marys Hospital, Roehampton, Surrey from meningitis.  He is buried in or was cremated at Islington Cemetery and Crematorium.

11-Jul

FFRENCH-KEHOE, CHRISTOPHER JARLATH; RAFVR (166608), age: 23

Fg Off

He was serving with No 229 Group and died whilst off duty in Karachi from a self inflicted gun shot wound.  He is buried in Karachi War Cemetery.

11-Jul

PHILLIPS, RONALD DURSTON; RAFVR (3006131), age: 21

LAC

He was serving at RAF Kai Tak and died in SSQ from pneumonia.  He is commemorated on the Sai Wan (China) Memorial.

11-Jul

WILLIAMS, RALPH; RAF (45143), age: 41

Sqn Ldr

He had served with No 47 Group but had been under long term treatment in the RAF Hospital for terminal cancer but returned home to Newcastle upon Tyne, where he died.  He was cremated at  Newcastle-upon-Tyne (West Road) Cemetery.

11-Jul

FARROW, RITA LILIANE ELSA; WAAF (4642), age: 37

SO

She was serving in the UK and was found dead along with her husband, Wing Commander William H Farrow, DFC, in a locked room at the Bayswater Hotel, both suffering from bullet wounds. She had two wounds, and he a single one.  She was cremated at Golders Green Crematorium.

11-Jul

PHILLIPS, MAURICE MOSS; RAFVR (135928), age: 45

Fg Off

He was serving with the EANS and died from chronic emphysema due to asthma in the Central Middlesex County Hospital, Willesden.  He is buried in Willesden Jewish Cemetery.

12-Jul

JOHNSON, GEORGE HENRY PERCY; RAFVR (2238328), age: 19

Cpl

He was probably serving at RAF Hereford and was drowned in the River Wye in a bathing accident at Hereford.  He is buried in Baxterley Churchyard.

12-Jul

McGARRY, JOHN; RAFVR (191084), age: 23

Flt Lt

He was serving at HQ, No 3 Group and was killed in a motorcycle accident on Newmarket Road, Newmarket and is buried in Moston (St Joseph's) Roman Catholic Cemetery.

13-Jul

DAVIES, RICHARD BRUCE; RAF (2281052), age: 18

AC2

He had served with No 18 Recruits Centre prior to his death in the RAF Hospital Ely from pulmonary tuberculosis  He is buried in Harrow (Pinner) New Cemetery.

14-Jul

QUICK, DESMOND O'CONNOR (CHUNKY); RAFVR (160257), age: 21

Flt Lt

He was serving with No 11 Sqn and died, cause unknown, in the BCAIR Hospital.   He is buried in Yokohama War Cemetery.

14-Jul

PEAKE, JOSEPH; RAFVR (2247452), age: 32

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 Stoke on Trent  He is buried in Stoke-on-Trent (Hartshill) Cemetery

15-Jul

OWEN, RICHARD EDWARD; RAFVR (2268520), age: Unknown

AC2

He was serving with the ABCU Karachi and died in the RAF Hospital, Karachi from typhoid fever.  He is buried in Karachi War Cemetery.

15-Jul

STROCK, GUILD; WAAF (7408), age: 26/32?

SO

He was serving with HQ, No 216 Group and died in No  3 RAF Hospital from a fractured skull and multiple injuries sustained in a night time road accident when a jeep overturned outside RAF Lydda.  She is buried in Ramleh War Cemetery.

15-Jul

ECCLES, EDWARD; RAFVR (1699487), age: 45

AC2

He was serving in the UK and an inquest found that his death was due to heart failure following treatment for pulmonary tuberculosis, aggravated by war service.  He is buried in Lower Darwen (St James) Churchyard.

15-Jul

MUTTON, PERCIVAL ALBERT; RAFVR (1717467), age: 47

LAC

He had been medically discharged when he died at Archway Holloway, Upper Holloway from pulmonary tuberculosis.  He is buried in St Pancras Cemetery.

15-Jul

MITCHELL, MAGNUS WALLACE; RAFVR (1367214), age: 39

LAC

He was serving in the UK and died at Dundee Royal Infirmary.  He is buried in Dundee Western Cemetery.

15-Jul

SNART, BERTIE; RAFVR (1268657), age: 38

LAC

He was on the strength of No 1 Personnel Holding Unit, Innsworth and died at Black Notley Sanatorium, near Colchester from pulmonary tuberculosis.  He is buried in Clacton Cemetery.

15-Jul

KEEN, ANDREW MARTIN; RAFVR (3061608), age: Unknown

AC2

He was serving at RAF Locking and died from head injuries sustained the previous day in an accident about two miles from the station whilst returning from leave on his motorcycle.  He is buried in Amersham Consecrated Cemetery.

16-Jul

MALIPHANT, FRANK; RAFVR (1653135), age: 23

LAC

He was serving with No 124 SP and died at 114 Indian Light Field Ambulance Hospital, Rhodes, from gas gangrene of the left thigh.  He is buried in Rhodes War Cemetery.

16-Jul

TAYLOR, WILLIAM EDWARD; RAF (650643), age: Unknown

LAC

He was serving with No 8301 AD Wing and died at Weyhausen, Western Germany, when his jeep overturned.  He is buried in Hanover War Cemetery.

16-Jul

DICK, JAMES JOHNSTON; RAFVR (1064627), age: 24

Flt Sgt

He was serving in the UK and was killed in a motor cycle accident near the Burton Coggles turning on the Corby-Grantham road.   He is buried in East Wemyss Cemetery.

16-Jul

MELVILLE, JAMES RUSSELL; RAFVR (1240637), age: 25

Cpl

He was on the strength of No 101 PDC and died in the General Hospital, Grimsby, from a cerebral tumour.  He is buried in Cleethorpes Cemetery.

16-Jul

MARLEY, PHILLIP ANTHONY; RAFVR (772116), age: 21

AC2

He was serving at RAF Wittering and was killed in Westgate, Peterborough whilst on leave, when a motorcycle hit him as he stepped into the road after alighting from a bus.  He is buried in Sheffield (City Road) Cemetery.

17-Jul

FOX, ARTHUR EDWARD; RAFVR (2266625), age: Unknown

AC1

He was serving at AHQ Italy and was killed in a traffic accident 2 miles north of Grado.  He is buried in Udine War Cemetery.

17-Jul

CARTER, GERALD AMBROSE; RAFVR (2279377), age: 21

Cpl

He was serving at RAF El Adam and died in 63 General Hospital from injuries sustained in an off duty road accident when his vehicle overturned on a recreational south of El Adem on the Tobruk road.  He is buried in Heliopolis War Cemetery.

17-Jul

DEANS, HENRY LEWIS RABON; RAFVR (1021064), age: 26

Sgt

He was serving in the UK and died at 223 Ashley Terrace, Alloa from pulmonary TB  He is buried in Alloa (Sunnyside) Cemetery.

17-Jul

REID, ARCHIBALD; RAF (70569), age: 38

Sqn Ldr

He had been invalided from the service in 1944 and died in the Royal Infirmary, Aberdeen, from a post operative haemorrhage following an operation on a duodenal ulcer.  He was cremated at  Aberdeen Crematorium.

18-Jul

BRADLEY, PERCY FREDERICK GEORGE; RAF (), age: Unknown

Gp Capt

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor IV, EE538 of the Glosters, which dived into the ground from cloud near Lambourne after taking off in poor weather conditions against the advice of ATC.  He only had four hours experience on type and an unserviceable radio.  He is buried in Oxford (Botley) Cemetery

18-Jul

BERRY, STANLEY JAMES; RAFVR (1851703), age: 23

AC2

He had been medically discharged when he died from pleural effusion, his death being registered in Exeter  He is buried in Exeter  Higher Cemetery.

18-Jul

FRANKLAND, PERCY; RAFVR (176649), age: 22

Flt Lt

He was serving at RAF Finningley and was killed whilst flying in Oxford, PH442 of the FAA, which crashed on this date.  His death is registered at Kingsclere  He is buried in Honyngham (or Hunningham) (St Margaret) Churchyard.

18-Jul

HALL, JOHN MARSHALL; RAFVR (1407516), age: 25

Cpl

He was on the strength of No 100 PDC on demobilisation leave, when he died in the Royal Cornwall infirmary, Truro, from a cerebral tumour.  He is buried in Stithians Methodist Chapelyard.

18-Jul

BURR, HAROLD; RAFVR (1201657), age: 36

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 Wycombe  He is buried in Lane End (Holy Trinity) Churchyard

19-Jul

COOK, JAMES; RAFVR (1552924), age: Unknown

LAC

He was serving with No 2765 Sqn, RAF Regiment and died in No 67 British Military Hospital  from injuries sustained in a road traffic accident 4 miles from Kiel, on the Kiel Econforde road when the motor cycle he was riding was in collision with a United States truck on 16 July.  He is buried in Hamburg Cemetery.

19-Jul

BENNETT, GORDON WILLIAM; RAFVR (1491042), age: Unknown

LAC

He was serving with No 8501 AD Wing and died from injuries sustained in a MT accident in Hannover.  He is buried in Hanover War Cemetery.

19-Jul

HOBBY, EDITH KATHLEEN; WAAF (883854), age: 27

Sgt

She was serving as an Equipment Assistant with No 31 (WAAF) Recruits Centre and died at home at Cove Road, Cove, Hampshire, from cachexia due to generalised carcinomatosis due to epithalioma of the vulva.  She is buried in Cove (St John) Churchyard

19-Jul

CLARKE, JOHN; RAFVR (1514630), age: 44

LAC

He was serving with No 2 Radio School and was in a detention cell at RAF Yatesbury when he committed suicide by hanging himself with a handkerchief.   He is buried in Shirebrook Cemetery.

19-Jul

THOMPSON, IAN MCLAREN; RAFVR (1823495), age: 21

AC2

He was serving in the UK and died at Bridge of Earn, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Perth (Wellshill) Cemetery.

19-Jul

TINKLER, FRANCIS JAMES; RAFVR (1017653), 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 Northumberland South  He is buried in Wallsend (Church Bank) Cemetery.

20-Jul

TOONE, ALBERT JAMES; RAFVR (1425661), age: 23

LAC

He was serving with No 22 MTRU and died whilst on duty from self inflicted injuries.  He is buried in Rangoon War Cemetery.

20-Jul

DRUCE, DAVID JAMES; RAFVR (3061744), age: 19

AC2

He was on the strength of No 1 Personnel Holding Unit, Innsworth and died in Chaseside hospital, Enfield, Middlesex, from hemiplegic shock following nephrectomy of the right kidney due to renal tuberculosis.   He is buried in Enfield (Lavender Hill) Cemetery.

21-Jul

BLEAZARD, ALAN; RAFVR (997368), 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 Buckrose  He is buried in Bramley Baptist Chapelyard

21-Jul

GOODMAN, SYDNEY; RAFVR (1682194), age: 24

LAC

He was serving with No 2829 Sqn, RAF Regiment and died from injuries sustained in a truck accident while serving in Germany, his death being registered in Ploughley  He is buried in Leeds (Hunslet New) Cemetery.

22-Jul

PRATT, STANLEY HORACE; RAF (551169), age: 26

Sgt

He was serving with No 84 Sqn and died from typhus.   He is buried in Kuala Lumper (Cheras Road) Civil Cemetery, Malaysia.

22-Jul

GAME, FREDERICK LEONARD; RAFVR (1608870), age: 22

Flt Sgt

He was serving at RAF Aqir and was found at in Room 2, Block 214 at the station having shot himself in the head.  He is buried in Ramleh War Cemetery.

22-Jul

OSBORNE, GEORGE GODOLPHIN; RAF (44493), age: 51

Sqn Ldr

He was serving with No 45 MU and died in the RAF Hospital at Halton, from carcinoma of the stomach.  He was cremated at  Cheltenham Crematorium.

22-Jul

WHITEFOOT, ANDREW WILLIAM; RAFVR (1094700), age: 24

Cpl

He was serving in the UK and  died from TB in Ward H at the RAF Hospital, Kirkham.  He is buried in Shrewsbury General Cemetery.

22-Jul

WHITTAM, PETER CHRISTOPHER; AuxAF (853658), age: 48

Cpl

He was serving in the UK and died in St Vincent's Hospital, Old Swan, Liverpool, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Liverpool (Yew Tree) Roman Catholic Cemetery.

22-Jul

LOUDEN, GEORGE; RAFVR (1548423), 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 Salford  He was cremated at  Manchester Crematorium

22-Jul

HARRISON, DAVID MARTIN; RAF (577773), age: 22

Cpl

He was serving with No 4046 Servicing Echelon and died at the Royal South Hampshire and Southampton Hospital from a compound fracture of the right tibia and fibula.  He is buried in Hove Old Cemetery.

22-Jul

MATTINGLEY, RALPH WILLIAM; RAFVR (2301982), age: 18

AC2

He was serving at RAF Padgate and died in the RAF Hospital, Wroughton from haemoptysis and bronchiectasis.  He is buried in Horton (St Barnabas) Churchyard.

23-Jul

CHADD, DENIS THOMAS; RAFVR (160576), age: 23

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Warwick I, HG136 of No 280 Sqn, which flew into high ground in the Cheviots near Wooler after straying from the planned route.  He is buried in Chevington Cemetery

23-Jul

CODY, HERBERT ARTHUR; RAFVR (196217), age: Unknown

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Warwick I, HG136 of No 280 Sqn, which flew into high ground in the Cheviots near Wooler after straying from the planned route.  He is buried in Charlton Cemetery, Greenwich

23-Jul

WYETT, KENNETH FREDERICK; RAFVR (158764), age: 23

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Warwick I, HG136 of No 280 Sqn, which flew into high ground in the Cheviots near Wooler after straying from the planned route.  He is buried in Orpington (St Mary Cray) Cemetery

23-Jul

WIZNER, Kazimierz; PAF (P.706220), age: 25

LAC

He was serving with No 72 (P) MT LRU and died in British Hospital at Quakenbruck, Nienczech, from injuries sustained in a motor accident.    He is buried in Quakenbruck Cemetery.

23-Jul

MEJBAIL HUSSEIN; IL (3545), 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

23-Jul

GEDGE, GEORGE JOSEPH HENRY; RAF (516957), age: 33

Flt Sgt

He was serving at RAF West Raynham and died in Kings Lynn Hospital from injuries sustained whilst riding a motorcycle on the airfield, as the result of a collision with a Naval Airman riding a motorcycle in the opposite direction.   He is buried in East Raynham (St Mary) Churchyard.

24-Jul

BOWDEN, EDWIN ROBERT DFC; RAFVR (170256), age: 35

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, TA495 of No 107 Sqn, which crashed during an attempted forced landing following a double engine failure during an air-to-air gunnery sortie.  He is buried in Kiel War Cemetery

24-Jul

MAHER, WILLIAM CHRISTOPHER DFC, AFM; RAF (43177), age: 38

Wg Cdr

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, TA495 of No 107 Sqn, which crashed during an attempted forced landing following a double engine failure during an air-to-air gunnery sortie.  He is buried in Kiel War Cemetery

24-Jul

ARMSTRONG, JOHN FOREST; RAFVR (1867735), age: 21

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BJ895 of the CGS, which dived into the ground near Wykeham Abbey in Yorkshire possibly due to the aircraft being nose heavy.  He was cremated at  Darlington Crematorium

24-Jul

HALDON, JOHN CHRISTOPHER; RAFVR (161008), age: 26

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BJ895 of the CGS, which dived into the ground near Wykeham Abbey in Yorkshire possibly due to the aircraft being nose heavy.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

24-Jul

HARRISON, ROLAND; RAFVR (1600786), age: 25

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BJ895 of the CGS, which dived into the ground near Wykeham Abbey in Yorkshire possibly due to the aircraft being nose heavy.  He is buried in High Wycombe Cemetery

24-Jul

INGRAM, PETER; RAFVR (1604044), age: 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BJ895 of the CGS, which dived into the ground near Wykeham Abbey in Yorkshire possibly due to the aircraft being nose heavy.  He is buried in Fulham Palace Road Cemetery

24-Jul

STIFF, FREDERICK CHARLES; RAFVR (931202), age: 34

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BJ895 of the CGS, which dived into the ground near Wykeham Abbey in Yorkshire possibly due to the aircraft being nose heavy.  He is buried in Hartest Cemetery

24-Jul

DAVIS, GEORGE ROBERT; RAFVR (3051108), age: 20

Cpl

He was serving at RAF Dum Dum and died as the result of electrocution.  He is buried in Calcutta (Bhowanipore) Cemetery, Kolkata.

24-Jul

BARKER, DONALD SCHOFIELD; RAFVR (1622608), age: 29

WO

He was on the strength of No 100 PDC and was on holiday with his wife and child at Borth Y Gast near Porthmadog when he drowned whilst swimming.  He

25-Jul

BROWN, GEORGE HAMILTON; RAFVR (3023986), age: Unknown

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota IV, KN585 of No 267 Sqn, which crashed into a swamp in Burma following the loss of the port wing whilst flying in turbulent conditions  He is buried in Rangoon War Cemetery

25-Jul

CAMPBELL, CHRISTOPHER NICHOLAS; RAFVR (1901322), age: 28

AC1

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota IV, KN585 of No 267 Sqn, which crashed into a swamp in Burma following the loss of the port wing whilst flying in turbulent conditions  He is buried in Taukkyan War Cemetery

25-Jul

CHURCH, RUSSELL THOMAS; RAFVR (153067), age: 22

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota IV, KN585 of No 267 Sqn, which crashed into a swamp in Burma following the loss of the port wing whilst flying in turbulent conditions  He is buried in Rangoon War Cemetery

25-Jul

COLES, ALAN GEORGE; RAFVR (3209755), age: 20

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota IV, KN585 of No 267 Sqn, which crashed into a swamp in Burma following the loss of the port wing whilst flying in turbulent conditions  He is buried in Rangoon War Cemetery

25-Jul

CONLON, JACK; RAFVR (183556), age: 21

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota IV, KN585 of No 267 Sqn, which crashed into a swamp in Burma following the loss of the port wing whilst flying in turbulent conditions  He is buried in Rangoon War Cemetery

25-Jul

CURSONS, GRAHAME WALTER; RAFVR (1603390), age: Unknown

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota IV, KN585 of No 267 Sqn, which crashed into a swamp in Burma following the loss of the port wing whilst flying in turbulent conditions  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

25-Jul

DONALDSON, WILLIAM HENRY; RAFVR (1568647), age: Unknown

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota IV, KN585 of No 267 Sqn, which crashed into a swamp in Burma following the loss of the port wing whilst flying in turbulent conditions  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

25-Jul

DUNLOP, ROBERT; RAFVR (2211185), age: 24

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota IV, KN585 of No 267 Sqn, which crashed into a swamp in Burma following the loss of the port wing whilst flying in turbulent conditions  He is buried in Rangoon War Cemetery

25-Jul

ENEVER, RAYMOND FREDERICK; RAFVR (1603114), age: 23

AC2

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota IV, KN585 of No 267 Sqn, which crashed into a swamp in Burma following the loss of the port wing whilst flying in turbulent conditions  He is buried in Rangoon War Cemetery

25-Jul

EVANS, DILWYN; RAFVR (1835931), age: 21

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota IV, KN585 of No 267 Sqn, which crashed into a swamp in Burma following the loss of the port wing whilst flying in turbulent conditions  He is buried in Rangoon War Cemetery

25-Jul

GUTHRIE, ALFRED JAMES; RAFVR (1861716), age: 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota IV, KN585 of No 267 Sqn, which crashed into a swamp in Burma following the loss of the port wing whilst flying in turbulent conditions  He is buried in Rangoon War Cemetery

25-Jul

HEAP, ALBERT EDWARD; RAFVR (1677506), age: 22

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota IV, KN585 of No 267 Sqn, which crashed into a swamp in Burma following the loss of the port wing whilst flying in turbulent conditions  He is buried in Rangoon War Cemetery

25-Jul

HEFFRON, JACK; RAFVR (1768314), age: 21

AC1

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota IV, KN585 of No 267 Sqn, which crashed into a swamp in Burma following the loss of the port wing whilst flying in turbulent conditions  He is buried in Rangoon War Cemetery

25-Jul

McGHEE, PATRICK CHARLES; RAFVR (181954), age: 23

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota IV, KN585 of No 267 Sqn, which crashed into a swamp in Burma following the loss of the port wing whilst flying in turbulent conditions  He is buried in Rangoon War Cemetery

25-Jul

MILLS, WILLIAM GEORGE; RAFVR (1872485), age: 22

AC2

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota IV, KN585 of No 267 Sqn, which crashed into a swamp in Burma following the loss of the port wing whilst flying in turbulent conditions  He is buried in Taukkyan War Cemetery

25-Jul

ROBINSON, THOMAS STANLEY; RAFVR (3009535), age: 20

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota IV, KN585 of No 267 Sqn, which crashed into a swamp in Burma following the loss of the port wing whilst flying in turbulent conditions  He is buried in Rangoon War Cemetery

25-Jul

ROWLEY, CLIFFORD ARTHUR; RAF (1581476), age: 23

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota IV, KN585 of No 267 Sqn, which crashed into a swamp in Burma following the loss of the port wing whilst flying in turbulent conditions  He is buried in Rangoon War Cemetery

25-Jul

SCOTT, WALTER ALAN THOMAS; RAFVR (1651236), age: Unknown

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota IV, KN585 of No 267 Sqn, which crashed into a swamp in Burma following the loss of the port wing whilst flying in turbulent conditions  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

25-Jul

SIVELL, ROBERT ALFRED CHARLES; RAFVR (1819281), age: 24

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota IV, KN585 of No 267 Sqn, which crashed into a swamp in Burma following the loss of the port wing whilst flying in turbulent conditions  He is buried in Taukkyan War Cemetery

25-Jul

SMEDLEY, RAYMOND; RAFVR (3051773), age: 20

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota IV, KN585 of No 267 Sqn, which crashed into a swamp in Burma following the loss of the port wing whilst flying in turbulent conditions  He is buried in Rangoon War Cemetery

25-Jul

TONNER, EDWARD THOMAS; RAFVR (1665582), age: 24

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota IV, KN585 of No 267 Sqn, which crashed into a swamp in Burma following the loss of the port wing whilst flying in turbulent conditions  He is buried in Taukkyan War Cemetery

25-Jul

TREACY, ROBERT FRANCIS; RAFVR (1796178), age: 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota IV, KN585 of No 267 Sqn, which crashed into a swamp in Burma following the loss of the port wing whilst flying in turbulent conditions  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

25-Jul

GILFORD, MAURICE SWEETENHAM; RAFVR (1802033), age: 23

WO

He was serving with No 200 SP and died in No 28 Indian General Hospital, Hong Kong, the cause of which has yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Sai Wan War Cemetery.

25-Jul

STRACHAN, WILLIAM GEORGE (BILL); RAF (200826), age: 21

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire XI, BS497 of No 8 OTU, which dived into the ground near Newmarket possibly due to the pilot suffering from anoxia.  He is buried in Lochlee Churchyard

25-Jul

HALL, WALTER WILLIAM ERNEST; RAF (553760), 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 Tonbridge  He is buried in Tonbridge Cemetery

26-Jul

BAILEY, JAMES WILLIAM; RAFVR (1825458), age: 21

LAC

He was serving at AHQ India and died in the British Military Hospital, Delhi from encephalitis.  He is buried in Delhi War Cemetery.

26-Jul

McANDREW, STANLEY; RAF (48716), age: 26

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire XVI, SL676 of the CGS, which collided with Wellington, BJ884 of the same unit near Pickering, North Yorkshire during a fighter affiliation exercise.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery

26-Jul

HALL, ROBERT; ATC (), age: 16

Cdt

A member of the ATC, he was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BJ884 of the CGS, which collided with Spitfire, SL676 of the same unit near Pickering, North Yorkshire during a fighter affiliation exercise.  He was cremated at Leeds (Lawnswood) Crematorium.

26-Jul

LAIN, WILLIAM ANTHONY; ATC (), age: 17

Cdt

A member of the ATC, he was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BJ884 of the CGS, which collided with Spitfire, SL676 of the same unit near Pickering, North Yorkshire during a fighter affiliation exercise.  He was buried in York Cemetery.

26-Jul

SZWEDOWSKI, Henryk; PAF (P.780128), age: 45

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BJ884 of the CGS, which collided with Spitfire, SL676 of the same unit near Pickering, North Yorkshire during a fighter affiliation exercise.  Accidentally Killed whilst flying Newark-upon-Trent Cemetery

26-Jul

CRUSE, ROY FREDERICK JOHN; RAFVR (2291727), age: 21

AC2

He was serving with No 4 Recruits Centre and died in the RAF Hospital at Halton, from malignant hypertension.  He is buried in or was cremated at  Hendon Cemetery and Crematorium.

26-Jul

EDNEY, DENNIS FRANK ERNEST; RAFVR (1625554), age: 22

AC2

He was serving with No 1 Radio School and committed suicide by gassing himself at Broadlea Terrace, Bramley, whilst depressed.  He was cremated at  Leeds (Lawns Wood) Crematorium.

27-Jul

HEWITT, MICHAEL RICHARD SIMON (MIKE); RAF (578937), age: 20

LAC

His unit is unknown but he died at home at Kings Avenue, Bromley, Kent, from a self-inflicted gunshot wound and was cremated at  Camberwell (Honor Oak) Crematorium.

27-Jul

GUTSELL, LESLIE HAROLD; RAFVR (1420016), age: 25

AC1

He was serving as an electrician at Market Drayton and died in St Albans Hospital from injuries whilst riding on the pillion of a motor cycle on his way home to Westerham when it was involved in a collision with a motor coach.  He is buried in Westerham (St Mary) Churchyard.

27-Jul

SKELLY, CHARLES; RAFVR (1907508), age: 18

AC2

He was serving with No 2 Mobile Parachute Servicing Unit and died in the RAF Hospital at Wroughton from Tuberculous Pericarditis.  He is buried in Cornamagh Cemetery.

27-Jul

WRIGHT, ARTHUR LESLIE; RAF (528849), age: 31

Sgt

He was serving at No 5 School of Technical Training, RAF Locking and was found hanging from a beam in a wash room at the station.  He is buried in Liverpool (Toxteth Park) Cemetery.

28-Jul

INGRAM, RODNEY LEVER; RAFVR (1862099), age: 22

LAC

He was serving with No 28 Sqn and died in No 72 Indian General Hospital, Kuala Lumpur, as the result of a sinusitis subdural abscess.  He is buried in Kuala Lumper (Cheras Road) Civil Cemetery, Malaysia.

28-Jul

WILLIAMS, RENE; RAF (570511), age: 26

Sgt

He was serving at RAF Seletar, and. Was admitted to the RAF Hospital, Singapore with amoebic hepatitis, where he died from right lobar pneumonia.  He is buried in Kranji War Cemetery.

28-Jul

EYLES, LEONARD; RAFVR (1890507), age: 22

AC1

He was serving with No 2 Anti-Malarial Unit at the time of his death in a jeep accident.  He is buried in Fayid War Cemetery.

28-Jul

CRACKNELL, EVAN JOHN; RAFVR (1878370), age: 22

Flt Sgt

He was serving at RAF El Adam and was reported missing, his mutilated body being found in the desert area to the east of the station, his death having apparently occurred as the result of the explosion of old ammunition.  He is buried in Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Acroma.

29-Jul

MILES, CHARLES ARTHUR RICHARD; RAFVR (1513016), age: 41

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 Blaby  He is buried in Wigston Cemetery

29-Jul

CONYERS, JOHN; RAFVR (1680119), age: 41

AC2

He was serving in the UK and died at Harpham, near Driffield, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Harpham (St John of Beverley) Churchyard.

29-Jul

LOYND, GEORGE; RAFVR (1557158), age: 25

LAC

He was serving at RAF Boscombe Down and died at Tower House Hospital, Salisbury from injuries sustained in a road accident at Amesbury on the Stonehenge Road on 25 July.  He is buried in Manchester Southern Cemetery.

30-Jul

WARD, ALBERT EDGAR; RAFVR (180247), age: 24

Fg Off

He was serving with No 6 EFTS and was killed in a motorcycle accident near Kettering on the Kettering to Wellingborough Road.  He is buried in Birmingham (Handsworth) Cemetery.

30-Jul

BACH, VAUGHAN CHARLES SIMSON; RAFVR (72776), age: 46

Flt Lt

He had served in the transport service of the RAF during WW2 and died in Northampton General Hospital, having suffered failing health for some time  He is buried in Kilsby (St Faith) Churchyard

31-Jul

DELLER, DOROTHY RUBY; WAAF (889319), age: 25

LACW

She was serving as a Photographer at RAF Hemswell and died at her father's house in Kingsbury, London from a melanoma of the forearm.  She is buried in or was cremated at  Hendon Cemetery and Crematorium.

31-Jul

KINGSTON, PERCIVAL ALFRED; RAFVR (1845129), age: 29

AC1

He was at RAF Welford and died in the North Wales Sanatorium, Denbigh from pulmonary tuberculosis.  He is buried in Risca (Danygraig) Cemetery.

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