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Casualties - April 1949


05-Apr

WILMSHURST, HERBERT STANLEY  (553159) age: 26

Cpl

He was serving at RAF Bentley Priory at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Hendon.  He is buried in Pinner New Cemetery

06-Apr

FALCONER, JOHN FRISKEN  (2353841) age: 20

AC1

He was serving at RAF El Firdan where he died from multiple bullet wounds.  He is buried in Moascar Garrison Cemetery.

07-Apr

LANDER, CUTHBERT HENRY  (633833) age: 36

Cpl

He was serving at RAF El Hamra at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Coedgwylym Cemetery, Swansea

15-Apr

ARGUE, JOHN  (4013978) age: 20

AC1

He was serving at RAF Montrose and died in SSQ, No 101 Reserve Centre, RAF Bishopbriggs from a chronic tempera sphenoid cerebral abscess which ruptured. He is buried in Cadder Cemetery.

18-Apr

HUGHES, EDWARD  (1797761) age: 49

Cpl

He was serving at RAF Bentwaters at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Deben.  He is buried in Mount Jerome Cemetery, Dublin

20-Apr

DAWSON, THOMAS  (3112027) age: 19

AC1

He was serving at RAF Lyneham and died from severe crushing head injuries sustained under a trailer whilst attempting to mount it on the move at Lyneham.  He is buried in Methodist Church Burial Ground, Grindleton.

20-Apr

WILCOCK, JOHN ANDERTON  (3111696) age: 19

AC2

He was serving at RAF Rufforth at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Bradford.  He is buried in Hirst Wood Cemetery, Shipley

21-Apr

HAUPT, ALBERT SIDNEY  (1801406) age: 25

Plt II

He was killed whilst flying in Proctor C Mk 3, LZ627 of No 31 Sqn, which crashed into the grounds of the Police College at Hendon shortly after take off whilst attempting to turn back to the airfield following engine problems.  He is buried in Brookwood Cemetery

21-Apr

HIGGINSON, FREDERICK  (2374976) age: 19

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Proctor C Mk 3, LZ627 of No 31 Sqn, which crashed into the grounds of the Police College at Hendon shortly after take off whilst attempting to turn back to the airfield following engine problems.  He is buried in Chester General Cemetery

21-Apr

McBRIDE, ROBERT  (1235867) age: 27

Plt I

He was killed whilst flying in Proctor C Mk 3, LZ627 of No 31 Sqn, which crashed into the grounds of the Police College at Hendon shortly after take off whilst attempting to turn back to the airfield following engine problems.  He is buried in Garden House Cemetery, Whickham

22-Apr

HOPE, JOHN  (59231) age: 24

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito FB Mk 6, RS521 of the Central Gunnery School which broke up and crashed into the sea off Spurn Head whilst carrying out a practice attack on another aircraft.  He is buried in St Catherine's Churchyard, Leconfield

22-Apr

BLAKER, JOHN  (577739) age: 25

Cpl

He was serving at RAF Wahn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Zollstock Military Cemetery, Cologne

24-Apr

SMITH, ALFRED NORMAN  (2352577) age: 20

AC1

He was serving at RAF North Front at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in North Front Cemetery, Gibraltar

26-Apr

PITHER, FREDERICK CHARLES  (2342662) age: 20

A/Cpl

He was serving at RAF Feltwell at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Ilford.  He was cremated at Manor Park Crematorium

27-Apr

CARPENTER, STANLEY THOMAS  (45880) age: 40

Sqn Ldr

He was probably on the non-effective establishment of RAF Innsworth and died in the RAF Hospital at Halton as his death was registered in Aylesbury.  He is buried in Halton Cemetery

27-Apr

JOYCE, MICHAEL JOSEPH  (2362670) age: 19

AC1

He was serving at RAF Middleton St. George at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Darlington.  He is buried in Jarrow Cemetery

29-Apr

McMASTER, JOHN ROSS  (4031066) age: 18

AC2

He was serving at RAF Old Sarum when he was found dead in bed. An investigation discovered puncture wounds on his body and a WAAF declared that he had told her he had taken morphine which was discovered to have been stolen from the unit's ambulances.  He is buried in London Road Cemetery, Salisbury

 

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