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Casualties - December 1946


01-Dec

ROBINSON, FREDERICK; RAFVR (167920), age: 22

Fg Off

He was serving with No 110 Embarkation Unit at the time of his death, the cause of which has yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Hook of Holland General Cemetery.

01-Dec

BATER, HENRY JOHN; RAFVR (1133254), age: 31

LAC

He was on the strength of No 100 PDC at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained, but his death was registered in Croydon.  He is buried in Lewisham (Hither Green) Cemetery.

01-Dec

HAMILTON, ANDREW; RAFVR (2283306), age: 18

AC1

He was serving with No 8 School of Technical Training at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained, but his death was registered in Fylde.  He is buried in Dunoon Cemetery.

01-Dec

SAUNDERS, JAMES VICTOR GM; RAF (201690), age: 59

WO

He was serving with No 21 (P) AFU at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained, but his death was registered in Midhurst.  He was cremated at Ipswich Crematorium.

02-Dec

WAREING, EDMUND GEORGE HANSON; RAF (57561), age: 21

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito B Mk 16, PF573 of No 139 Sqn, which crashed at Ilfracombe in Devon after control was lost following a loss of engine power as a result of the carburettors freezing up.  He is buried in Widnes Cemetery

02-Dec

COLBOURNE, DONALD; RAFVR (1850283), age: Unknown

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito B Mk 16, PF573 of No 139 Sqn, which crashed at Ilfracombe in Devon after control was lost following a loss of engine power as a result of the carburettors freezing up.  He is buried in Windsor Cemetery, Berkshire

02-Dec

ROBINSON, KENNETH JOHN; RAFVR (3057063), age: 19

AC1

He was serving with No 2702 Sqn RAF Regiment and was killed in a road accident whilst riding on a GMC Otter of No 2 Armoured Car Company which overturned.   He is buried in Ramleh War Cemetery.

02-Dec

TOWERSEY, CHARLES ARTHUR; RAFVR (1433492), age: 24

Cpl

He was on the strength of No 104 PDC and died in Mayday Hospital, Thornton Heath, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Croydon (Mitcham Road) Cemetery.

02-Dec

SPEARING, JAMES; RAFVR (2328496), age: 18

AC2

He was serving iat RAF Padgate 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 Leytonstone (St Patrick's) Roman Catholic Cemetery.

03-Dec

EDWARDS, JAMES; RAF (59059), age: 23

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito FB Mk 6, TE811 of No 45 Sqn, which crashed into the sea near Trincomalee whilst carrying out unauthorised aerobatics.  He is buried in Trincomalee War Cemetery

03-Dec

GARLAND, EDWARD; RAFVR (160098), age: Unknown

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito FB Mk 6, TE811 of No 45 Sqn, which crashed into the sea near Trincomalee whilst carrying out unauthorised aerobatics.  He is buried in Trincomalee War Cemetery

04-Dec

FLETCHER, BRIAN; RAFVR (1113150), age: 26

WO

He had been serving with No 216 Sqn and died in Scarborough Hospital, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Darton (All Saints) Churchyard.

04-Dec

McKENNA, PHILIP PROBERT; RAFVR (3022356), age: 21

AC2

He was serving in the UK and died in the County Hospital, Stonehouse, from TB, from which he had been suffering for 2-3 years.  He is buried in Glasgow (Sandymount) Cemetery.

04-Dec

WEEKS, STUART ANTHONY; RAFVR (1101122), age: 31

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 Southport.  He is buried in Formby (St Peter) Churchyard

04-Dec

MOYNIHAN, HUMPHREY; RAFVR (1906035), age: 30

AC2

He was on the strength of No 1 Personnel Holding Unit, Innsworth, having been medically evacuated to the UK on 25 Nov 1945 suffering from schizophrenia. Admitted to the Banstead Military Hospital in Surrey, he became dangerously ill and died of his mental disorder and tuberculosis.  He is buried in Cullen Old Cemetery.

04-Dec

BARTON, DOROTHY; WAAF (2000661), age: 24

ACW1

She had been medically discharged when she died in the County Hospital, Pembury, from tuberculosis of the kidneys and spine.  She is buried in Southborough Cemetery.

05-Dec

NASH, ALBERT HENRY BERT; RAFVR (2288788), age: 18

AC2

He was serving with No 2924 Sqn, RAF Regiment at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.   He is buried in Ramleh War Cemetery

05-Dec

HICKEY, WILLIAM; RAFVR (1797597), age: 23

LAC

He was serving or travelling on board HMT Britannic and died at sea off Port Said, the cause of which has yet to be ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

05-Dec

JONES, SARAH ELLEN; WAAF (446086), age: 26

ACW2

She was serving at RAF Syerston at the time of her death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained, but her death was registered in Islington.  She is buried in or was cremated at Islington Cemetery and Crematorium.

05-Dec

GRANT, EDWARD HUGH; RAFVR (1382312), age: 26

LAC

He was serving in the UK and died in The Grove Hospital, Tooting, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Streatham Park Cemetery.

05-Dec

HATTON, JAMES WILLIAM DFC; RAFVR (142035), age: 27

Sqn Ldr

He had probably been discharged from No 104 PDC when he died in Rushden Sanatorium, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He was cremated at  Kettering Crematorium.

06-Dec

DZWIAK, Wladyslaw; PAF (P.780103), age: 50

Flt Sgt

He was serving with No 16 (P) SFTS and died from self inflicted injuries on the L.M.S. Railway.  He is buried in Newark-upon-Trent Cemetery

07-Dec

ROBERTSON, DAVID LAMB; RAFVR (108604), age: 44

Flt Lt

He was serving with No 10 RAW and died in the 31st British General Hospital, Klagenfurt from jaundice.  He is buried in Klagenfurt War Cemetery.

07-Dec

PYBUS, THOMAS; RAFVR (4000474), age: 19

AC2

He was serving at RAF Folkingham and was killed whilst being transported by lorry from to Grantham LNER Station when the vehicle skidded and turned on its side on Somerby Hill, Grantham.  He is buried in West Auckland Cemetery.

08-Dec

MOORE, HERBERT WILLIAM; RAFVR (2249786), age: 33

AC2

He was serving at RAF Eastleigh and died, cause unknown, at Naivasha, near Nairobi.  He is buried in Nairobi War Cemetery.

08-Dec

SMITH, THOMAS; RAF (543093), age: 29

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 Bromley.  He was cremated at  Camberwell (Honor Oak) Crematorium

08-Dec

ROCHE, PATRICK; RAFVR (1902957), age: 21

LAC

He had been serving with No 73 (Signals) Wing and died in Catterick Military Hospital from toxic encephalopathy following arsenical therapy.  He is buried in Mount Collins Catholic Churchyard.

08-Dec

UTRIDGE, PETER EDWARD; RAFVR (3040095), age: 21

LAC

He was serving at RAF Hendon and died in the Westminster Hospital from post operative complications.  He is buried in Croydon (Queen's Road) Cemetery.

09-Dec

PLOWRIGHT, FREDERICK JOSEPH; RAFVR (917426), age: 39

Cpl

He was or had previously served with No 8 Sqn and died at St. Helier's Hospital, Carshalton.  He is buried in Bandon Hill Cemetery.

09-Dec

DARAGON, PETER; RAFVR (1812380), age: Unknown

Sgt

He was serving with No 14 L & R Camp, Juhu at the time of his death, the cause of which has yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Kirkee War Cemetery

09-Dec

EWING, KENNETH GEORGE; RAFVR (1250852), 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 Norwich.  He is buried in Norwich (The Rosary) Cemetery

10-Dec

GOODCHILD, JOAN LUCILLE; WAAF (895857), age: 28

Sgt

She was serving at RAF Innsworth at the time of her death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained, but her death was registered in Gloucester Rural.  She is buried in Gloucester Old Cemetery.

11-Dec

BAKER, NAUNTON MORGAN; RAFVR (1837025), age: Unknown

Flt Sgt

He was serving with No 202 Sqn and died in Musgrave Park Hospital, Belfast from a fractured skull sustained when he collided with a bus whilst riding a motor-cycle.  He is buried in Sarn Cemetery.

11-Dec

PARR, DAVID; AuxAF (870292), age: 45

AC1

He was serving in the UK and died at 47 West Don Street, Sheffield, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Sheffield (Norton) Cemetery.

12-Dec

COLTON, EDWIN CHARLES DALE DFC; RAFVR (187894), age: 23

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Auster AOP Mk 6, VF563 of No 3 Ferry Pool, which crashed at Frampton Mansell in Gloucestershire whilst turning crosswind in the circuit.  He is buried in Wallasey (Rake Lane) Cemetery

12-Dec

HOPE, JOSEPH CAVANER; RAFVR (1571627), age: Unknown

LAC

He was serving with No 21 OTU and died in Hairmyres Hospital from pulmonary tuberculosis.  He is buried in Glasgow (Lambhill) Cemetery

12-Dec

FOSTER, JOHN WILLIS; RAF (356885), age: 57

Flt Sgt

He died at home at 9 Lillian Road, Ramsgate, having served in the RAF for 26 years until invalided out in November 1944.  His last posting prior to discharge was at the Met. Station on Tiree, Outer Hebrides.  He is buried in Ramsgate and St Lawrence Cemetery.

12-Dec

YARWOOD, ALBERT EDWARD; RAFVR (358176), age: 40

WO

He was serving with No 5 Recruits Centre at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained, but his death was registered in Wirral.  He was cremated at  Liverpool (Anfield) Crematorium.

13-Dec

MARRISON, NEVILLE CHARLES LEWIS; RAF (101693), age: 40

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 Edmonton.  He was cremated at  Golders Green Crematorium

13-Dec

GIBSON, HAROLD; RAFVR (1020356), age: 37

LAC

He was serving in the UK and died at The Royal Infirmary, Halifax, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Heptonstall (St Thomas Apostle) Church Cemetery.

13-Dec

SEARS, ROBERT HENRY; RAF (370800), age: 42

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 Lambeth.  He is buried in or was cremated at  Beckenham Crematorium and Cemetery

14-Dec

AKHURST, JAMES DUTNALL; RAFVR (1443998), age: 38

LAC

He had been serving with No 157 Sqn at some point prior to his death from tuberculosis, his death being registered in Tonbridge.  He is buried in Sittingbourne Cemetery.

14-Dec

COX, FRANK TREVOR; RAFVR (1811256), age: 22

LAC

He was serving with No 58 MT Coy and was killed in a road accident 16 miles from Terracina on the Rome road, when his vehicle hit a tree.  He is buried in Rome War Cemetery.

14-Dec

LEWIS, DONALD; RAFVR (1837160), age: 22

Sgt

He was serving with No 58 MT Coy and died in No 2 British General Hospital from injuries sustained in a road accident 16 miles from Terracina on the Rome road, when his vehicle hit a tree.  He is buried in Rome War Cemetery.

14-Dec

STEPHENS, EDNA FLORENCE; WAAF (2090972), age: 30

Sgt

She was serving at RAF Padgate at the time of her death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained, but her death was registered in Crosby in the 1st Quarter of 1947.  She is buried in Great Crosby (St Luke) Churchyard.

14-Dec

HILLS, CYRIL; RAF (411621), age: 32

Sgt

He was serving in the UK and died at Beverley Base Hospital due from bronchial pneumonia.  He is buried in Bridlington Cemetery.

14-Dec

DIXON, HAROLD; RAFVR (1101626), age: 30

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 Leeds.  He is buried in Leeds (Harehills) Cemetery

15-Dec

MOXHAM, CLEMENT BENJAMIN; RAF (51190), age: 36

Flt Lt

He was serving at RAF Palam and died 'whilst travelling by train to Bombay', the cause of which has yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Kirkee War Cemetery.

15-Dec

HUMPHREYS, EDWARD; RAFVR (1305973), age: 49

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 Pontypridd.  He is buried in Rhondda (Treorchy) Cemetery

16-Dec

POULTER, DENNIS ALBERT; RAFVR (1584960), age: 23

AC1

HHe was serving with No 19 Sqn and he was killed in a motor cycle accident when he ran into the back of a lorry whilst returning to Wittering from a weekend's leave.  He is buried in Lillington (St Mary Magdalene) Churchyard.

16-Dec

FUGE, ANTHONY JAMES; RAFVR (1388591), age: 26

WO

On the strength of No 1 Personnel Holding Unit, he had been captured in 1943 whilst serving with No 158 Sqn and died in Colindale Hospital, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Kensal Green (St Mary's) Roman Catholic Cemetery.

16-Dec

HILL, NORMAN; RAFVR (1516536), age: 41

AC1

He was serving with No 2773 Sqn RAF Regiment at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained. but his death was registered in West Cheshire.  He is buried in Stretford Cemetery.

16-Dec

McCLOSKEY, The Rev. BERNARD CHARLES; RAFVR (126136), age: 31

Sqn Ldr

He was serving at RAF Andover and died in the RAF Hospital, Wroughton, from uraemia and a post operative haemorrhage following an operation on a duodenal ulcer.  He is buried in Ballyshannon (St Joseph) Catholic Churchyard.

18-Dec

MARTINCICH, JOSEPH; RAF (722457), age: 24

AC2

He was serving with No 126 MU at the time of his death, the cause of which has yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Udine War Cemetery

18-Dec

GOODMAN, HAROLD LAWRENCE; RAFVR (1418959), 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 Brighton.  He is buried in Portslade Cemetery

18-Dec

WALLER, MAURICE NORMAN; RAFVR (1668477), age: 39

AC1

He was serving in the UK and died in The Royal Free Hospital Annexe, Barnsbury, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Potters Bar (St Mary) Church Cemetery.

18-Dec

LAZARECKI, Henryk; PAF (P.792881), age: 28

LAC

A week into training as a Met Observer, he was taken ill with TB in the autumn of 1943.  In January 1944 he was moved to Gallowhill Hall Hospital near Morpeth, where he remained until taking his own life by shooting himself in the head.  He is buried in Morpeth (SS Mary and James) Churchyard.

19-Dec

APTHORPE, BEATRICE MARY (BETTY); WAAF (936), age: 30

Flt Off

She was serving as a Code & Cypher Officer at HQ (U) MedME and died in the British Military Hospital, Helmieh, Egypt, from diphtheria.  She is buried in Heliopolis War Cemetery.

19-Dec

BARRY, MAURICE WORTHINGTON; RAFVR (1688878), age: 37

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 Bucklow.  He is buried in Stretford Cemetery

19-Dec

WHITBREAD, PERCY WILLIAM; AuxAF (845342), age: 50

AC1

He was serving in the UK and died from TB, his death being registered in Epping.  He is buried in/or was cremated at City of London Cemetery and Crematorium., Manor Park.

19-Dec

PELLATT, ALFRED THORNAMBY; AuxAF (847107), age: 58

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 Westminster.  He is buried in Tottenham Cemetery

20-Dec

CLARK, WILLIAM MITCHELL; RAFVR (1569860), age: Unknown

P II

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito FB Mk 26, KA282 of No 39 Sqn, which crashed on the approach to St Eval whilst attempting an emergency landing following an engine failure on take off.  He is buried in Montrose (Rosehill) Cemetery

20-Dec

WALLINGTON, KENNETH RICHARD NOBLE; RAFVR (1607694), age: 23

Nav I

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito FB Mk 26, KA282 of No 39 Sqn, which crashed on the approach to St Eval whilst attempting an emergency landing following an engine failure on take off.  He is buried in Shirley (St John) Churchyard

20-Dec

TOMCZYK, Alfons; PAF (P.706120), age: 35

AC2

He was serving with No 5029 AMES at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Hamburg Cemetery.

20-Dec

WIGHTON, ALEXANDER; RAFVR (1341124), age: 25

AC2

He was or had been serving in the UK and died in the Burgh Hospital, Falkirk from pthisis pulmonalis (pulmonary TB).  He is buried in Camelon Cemetery.

21-Dec

NAYLOR, WALTER DOUGLAS; RAFVR (1678395), age: 46

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 Leeds.  He is buried in Oldham (Greenacres) Cemetery

21-Dec

SHEEKY, THOMAS; RAFVR (2278271), age: 19

AC2

He was serving with No 238 MU at RAF Mount Batten when he disappeared, his body being found three weeks later wedged under a slipway.  He is buried in Glasgow (St Peter's) Roman Catholic Cemetery.

22-Dec

HILL, WILLIAM JAMES; RAFVR (1417968), age: 33

Sgt

He was on the strength of No 1 Personnel Holding Unit, Innsworth and died in Grove Park Hospital, Lee, London.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery.

23-Dec

JANES, DEREK NORMAN; RAF (41793), age: Unknown

Flt Lt

He was on the strength of No 100 PDC when he was killed whilst flying Avro York I, LV-XIG of FAMA (Flota Aerea Mercante Argentina) that crashed into Pico do Papagaio Mountain, near Rio de Janiero, Brazil  He is buried in Gamboa British Cemetery.

23-Dec

HOGAN, MICHAEL; RAFVR (1798606), age: 27

AC1

He was serving at HQ No 3 (Indian) Group at the time of his death, the cause of which has yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Ranchi War Cemetery.

23-Dec

CANN, FRANK GLANRILL; RAFVR (1702540), 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 Plympton.  He is buried in Tamerton Foliott (St Mary) Churchyard

25-Dec

JONES, DAVID STUART; RAFVR (1463208), age: 37

LAC

He was serving with No 422 AFAP at the time of his death, the cause of which has yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Hanover War Cemetery

25-Dec

HICKS, JOHN JAMES; RAFVR (2318782), age: 18

AC2

He was serving at RAF Digby and was home in Coventry on leave when he died from asphyxia whilst taking a bath with the geyser switched on but not alight.  He is buried in Coventry (London Road) Cemetery.

25-Dec

ROSS, WILLIAM KNOX FORREST; RAFVR (1572503), age: 22

LAC

He was on the strength of No 101 PDC and was travelling home to Renfrew on demobilisation leave when he was found on the railway line between Tamworth and Lichfield.  He is buried in Abbey Cemetery, Thorn.

25-Dec

ABBOTT, ALOYSIUS JOSEPH; RAFVR (713170), age: 21

AC2

He was serving at RAF Little Rissington and was shot dead in a café on Cavendish Street, London by Frederick Rowland Westbrook, a deserter.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery.

25-Dec

LINES, ERNEST ROBERT; RAFVR (1649162), age: 43

LAC

He was serving in the UK and died in University College Hospital, London WC1, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in or was cremated at  Hendon Cemetery and Crematorium

26-Dec

MOXHAM, ALBERT JOSEPH; RAFVR (1651874), age: 24

LAC

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

27-Dec

SHAW, ERNEST; RAFVR (3211123), age: 18

AC1

He was serving with No 109 MU and died in No 19 General Hospital from typhoid.  He is buried in Fayid War Cemetery.

27-Dec

VARNEY, WILLIAM HENRY; RAFVR (1260668), age: 38

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 Barton.  He is buried in Urmston Cemetery

28-Dec

CURTIS, WILLIAM ARTHUR; RAF (1329725), age: 56

WO

He was serving at RAF Locking, where he died in the RAF Hospital, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Weston super Mare Cemetery.

29-Dec

SQUIRE, ALFRED; RAFVR (2266211), age: 22

AC1

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

29-Dec

BURLAND, CLIFFORD JOHN; RAFVR (3205026), age: 20

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 Aylesbury.  He is buried in Dagenham (Chadwell Heath) Cemetery

30-Dec

PRITCHARD, CHARLES DAVID; RAFVR (2277337), age: 19

AC2

He was serving with No 139 Wing and died as the result of a gunshot wound whilst serving in Germany.  He is buried in Munster Heath War Cemetery.

30-Dec

DYRE-MATTHEWS, IRVINE DFC; RAFVR (182132), age: 37

Fg Off

He was serving in the UK died when he fell under a train at Piccadilly Circus underground station.  He was cremated at  Mortlake Crematorium.

31-Dec

HARROLD, THOMAS WILLIAM EPHRAIM; RAFVR (1026504), 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 Blaby.  He is buried in Wigston Cemetery

31-Dec

STOCKER, GEORGE ALBERT; RAF (45014), age: 49

Sqn Ldr

He had been serving at RAF Halton when he collapsed and died at home (in Folkstone) following heart disease .  He is buried in Hawkinge Cemetery.

31-Dec

CANNING, THOMAS; RAFVR (1564435), age: 24

LAC

He was serving in the UK and died at 98 Canberra Avenue, Dalmuir from Pulmonary TB.  He is buried in Dalnottar Cemetery.

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