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Casualties - March 1947


01-Mar

CLARK, SARAH DOCHERTY  WAAF (2118006), age: 24

LACW

She was on the strength of No 9 Personnel Holing Unit (WAAF), Uxbridge and died in Bangour Hospital, Broxburn, from pulmonary TB.  She is buried in Stane Cemetery.

01-Mar

LLOYD, DONALD HERBERT  RAFVR (2335879), age: 18

AC2

He was serving with No 4238 Servicing Echelon at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained but his death was registered in Shrewsbury.  He is buried in Berriew (St Beuno) Churchyard Extension.

01-Mar

LOVERING, WILLIAM FRANK  RAF (22029), age: 47

Sqn Ldr

He was on the strength of No 1 Personnel Holding Unit, Innsworth and died in Scio House Hospital, Portsmouth Road, Wandsworth, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Gillingham (Woodlands) Cemetery.

02-Mar

CLARK, DOUGLAS FORD  RAFVR (2310444), age: 19

AC2

He was serving at RAF Filton at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained but his death was registered in Thornbury.  He is buried in Glasgow (Eastwood) Cemetery.

03-Mar

BUTLER, FREDERICK JAMES  RAF (632646), age: 25

Sgt

He was serving with No 4 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 Hastings.  He is buried in Pett (SS Mary and Peter) Churchyard.

03-Mar

SEVER, EDWARD  AuxAF (870910), age: 58

LAC

He was serving in the UK when he collapsed and died at the Kingston Bowling and Tennis Club, Ash Grove, Beverley Road, Hull.  He is buried in Hull Northern Cemetery.

03-Mar

McCORMICK, ANDREW  RAFVR (1351473), age: 34

AC1

He had been medically discharged from the RAF when he died at 10 Fairymount Square, Lisburn from cardiac failure due to pulmonary tuberculosis.  He is buried in Lisburn (Holy Trinity) Roman Catholic Cemetery.

04-Mar

SAUNDERS, CYRIL VINCENT  RAFVR (3084468), age: 19

AC2

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 Bilston.  He is buried in Bentley Cemetery, Staffordshire.

04-Mar

MURPHY, WILLIAM HENRY GEORGE  RAF (44616), age: 51

Sqn Ldr

He was serving with No 2 Radio School and died at Bishops Canning, Wiltshire, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Cherhill (St James the Great) Churchyard.

04-Mar

DINES, GERALD HUGH  RAFVR (1571021), age: 25

AC2

He was serving in the UK and died in the Royal National Hospital, Ventnor, Isle of Wight, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He was cremated at  South London Crematorium, Mitcham.

05-Mar

DEAN, ALFRED WILLIAM  AuxAF (842903), age: 48

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 Camberwell.  He is buried in Aberdare Cemetery, Glamorganshire

05-Mar

CHARNOCK, KENNETH ROBERT  RAFVR (1123115), 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 Southport.  He is buried in Southport (Duke Street) Cemetery

06-Mar

UCHMAN, Boleslaw Otto PAF (P.706553), age: 29

WO

He was serving at RAF Skipton-on-Swale and was found dead in a gas-filled room at Southampton Villa, High Street, Cheltenham. An inquest returned a verdict of Accidental death, due to a badly fitted gas fire in the room.

07-Mar

MEHIGAN, JEREMIAH JOSEPH  RAF (182787), age: 31

Flt Lt

He was serving with No 428 RSU and died at the British Military Hospital, Paris, the cause of which has yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Clichy Northern Cemetery.

07-Mar

MOORE, LEONARD STANLEY  RAFVR (910864), age: 27

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 Bristol.  He is buried in Bristol (Avon View) Cemetery

07-Mar

ELSTON, HAROLD WILLIAM  RAFVR (1528584), 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 Liverpool S.  He is buried in Liverpool (Toxteth Park) Cemetery

07-Mar

POPE, CYRIL AUBREY  RAFVR (1296324), 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 possibly registered in Isle of Man?  He is buried in Newport (St Woolos) Cemetery.

08-Mar

ROWE, ERIC WILLIAM  RAF (567999), age: 28

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota C Mk 4, KK122 of No 216 Sqn, which flew into a mountain at Ischia in Italy whilst off track in poor visibility.  He is buried in Naples War Cemetery

08-Mar

BAWLER, REGINALD CHARLES ARTHUR  RAFVR (1852785), age: 22

Sig II

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota C Mk 4, KK122 of No 216 Sqn, which flew into a mountain at Ischia in Italy whilst off track in poor visibility.  He is buried in Naples War Cemetery

08-Mar

BRUCE, FREDERICK THOMPSON  RAFVR (154969), age: 23

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota C Mk 4, KK122 of No 216 Sqn, which flew into a mountain at Ischia in Italy whilst off track in poor visibility.  He is buried in Naples War Cemetery

08-Mar

LEWIS, FRANK GEORGE  RAFVR (1811442), age: 22

Nav II

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota C Mk 4, KK122 of No 216 Sqn, which flew into a mountain at Ischia in Italy whilst off track in poor visibility.  He is buried in Naples War Cemetery

08-Mar

PATON, DAVID  RAFVR (1366179), age: 23

P I

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota C Mk 4, KK122 of No 216 Sqn, which flew into a mountain at Ischia in Italy whilst off track in poor visibility.  He is buried in Naples War Cemetery

08-Mar

WESTWOOD, GEORGE  RAFVR (1274847), 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 Dudley.  He is buried in Dudley Borough Cemetery

08-Mar

BROWN, WILLIAM HENRY  RAFVR (2315046), age: 18

AC2

He was serving with No 11 School of Technical Training and died from injuries sustained the previous day when he was amongst a group of men clambering on board a moving lorry, when they fell underneath it.  He is buried in Pudsey Cemetery.

08-Mar

WHEATLEY, JOHN  RAFVR (1540632), age: 53

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 Wellington?  He is buried in Kingswinford (St Mary) Churchyard.

08-Mar

STONE, CHRISTOPHER LLEWELLYN  RAFVR (1850666), age: 22

Cpl

He was serving at RAF Long Kesh and was killed on the Great Northern Railway at Lower Maze, his decapitated body being found on the line.  He is buried in Ruan St Major (St Rumon) Churchyard.

09-Mar

HUKE, LESLIE CECIL  RAFVR (1488867), age: 26

Sgt

He was serving in the UK and died in the RAF Hospital, Kirkham from pulmonary tuberculosis.  He is buried in Great Yarmouth (Gorleston) Cemetery.

10-Mar

WILLIAMS, GLYNDWR ARTHUR  RAFVR (412301), age: Unknown

LAC

He was serving with No 205 Group and died in the ambulance en route to No 15 General Hospital from injuries sustained in a road accident involving a petrol tanker which failed to stop.  He is buried in Tel el Kebir War Memorial Cemetery.

11-Mar

COKE-KERR, WALTER HAROLD DFC RAF (67712), age: Unknown

Flt Lt

He died from cancer in America after leaving the RAF and is buried in Jamaica, but his death was attributable to his war service.

11-Mar

SYMMONDS, DEREK RAYMOND  RAFVR (2329608), age: 18

AC2

He was serving with No 11 School of Technical Training and died from injuries sustained on 7 March when he was amongst a group of men clambering on board the moving lorry, when they fell underneath it.  He is buried in Croydon (Mitcham Road) Cemetery.

12-Mar

CLYNE, MICHAEL FREDERICK WINTON  RAF (44103), age: 41

Sqn Ldr

He was serving at HQ Technical Training Command and died, cause unknown in Cambridge.  He is buried in Brampton Cemetery, Huntingdonshire.

12-Mar

SUMMERS, MATTHEW  RAFVR (1489305), age: 39

AC1

He had been medically discharged when he died in Cleaver Sanatorium, Oldfield Road, Hewall, The Wirral.  He is buried in Liverpool (Ford) Roman Catholic Cemetery.

13-Mar

BARR, BENJAMIN  RAFVR (1083801), age: 37

AC1

He had been medically discharged from the RAF when he died at 21 Taylor's Row, Coleraine from pulmonary tuberculosis.  He is buried in Coleraine Cemetery.

13-Mar

BROWN, PATRICK SPENCER  RAF (541568), age: 30

Flt Sgt

He was serving at RAF Pembroke Dock at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained but his death was registered in Pembroke in the 2nd Quarter.  He is buried in Ipswich Old Cemetery.

13-Mar

DUFF, HENRY  RAFVR (1067104), age: 38

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 Weston super Mare.  He is buried in Winscombe (St James the Great) Churchyard

14-Mar

BRETHERTON, ROBERT JAMES  RAFVR (1673417), age: 24

LAC

He was on the strength of No 101 PDC at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained but his death was registered in Bootle.  He is buried in Bootle Cemetery.

14-Mar

GUTHRIE, JOHN MCBEAN  RAF (118420), age: 40

Plt Off

He was serving in the UK and died at 89 Commercial Road, Strathaven, from Pulmonary TB.  He is buried in Largs Cemetery.

15-Mar

SCOTT, RONALD STEWART  RAFVR (1580149), age: Unknown

Cpl

He was serving with No 2724 Sqn RAF Regiment at the time of his death, the cause of which has yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Hanover War Cemetery

15-Mar

WILLETTS, JOHN THOMAS GANT  RAFVR (941617), age: 27

LAC

He was on the strength of No 1 Personnel Holding Unit, Innsworth and died in Wolsingham Sanatorium, County Durham from TB.  He is buried in Wingate (Holy Trinity) Churchyard.

15-Mar

MIDDLETON, WILLIAM FRANCIS  RAFVR (1027027), 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 Goole.  He is buried in Goole Cemetery

15-Mar

McKINIRY, THOMAS  RAFVR (1796962), age: 32

AC2

He had been medically discharged when he died in Limerick Hospital from pulmonary tuberculosis.  He is buried in Limerick (St Lawrence's) Catholic Cemetery.

15-Mar

JACKLIN, EILEEN GLADYS JOYCE  WAAF (2111507), age: 23

LACW

She was on the strength of No 9 Personnel Holing Unit (WAAF), Uxbridge and died at Bedale, North Yorkshire, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  She is buried in Northallerton Cemetery.

16-Mar

HARTLEY, SAMUEL  RAFVR (1099763), age: 41

LAC

He had been serving with No 624 Sqn at some point prior to he death, cause unknown, in the City Hospital, Nottingham.  He is buried in Arnold Cemetery.

16-Mar

CANNARD, JOHN EDWARD  RAFVR (3092034), age: 18

AC2

He was serving with No 3 Recruits Centre at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained but his death was registered in Bristol.  He is buried in Downend (Christ Church) Churchyard.

16-Mar

CROOK, ERIC WILLIAM ALFRED  RAF (561077), age: 35

Flt Sgt

He was serving with No 5 School of Technical Training and was killed on Crowmarsh Road, Benson when he was struck by a falling tree while cycling.  He is buried in Wincanton Cemetery.

16-Mar

MILLS, HARRY  RAFVR (1024700), age: 40

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 Oldham.  He is buried in Oldham (Chadderton) Cemetery

16-Mar

PLUMB, REGINALD GRANGE  RAF (21272), age: 47

Sqn Ldr

He was serving with No 51 MU and died in the RAF Hospital, Cosford, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Northwood Cemetery.

17-Mar

EDWARDS, ALAN CLAUDE  RAFVR (179786), age: 24

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor F Mk 3, EE422 of No 222 Sqn, which dived into the ground during a controlled descent through cloud near Tangmere.  He is buried in Winchester (Magdalen Hill) Cemetery

17-Mar

TEGNER, FREDERICK  RAF (60940), age: Unknown

Sqn Ldr

He was serving in the UK and died in the London Hospital, Whitechapel Road, London, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

17-Mar

REX, LEONARD  RAF (366393), age: 37

WO

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

17-Mar

MEEKS, GERALD CHRISTOPHER  RAFVR (2203816), age: 22

LAC

He was serving with No 13 MU and died at RAF Hospital, St Athan, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Whitton (St Mary) Churchyard.

17-Mar

WOODS, RAYMOND SIDNEY  RAFVR (4001195), age: 19

AC2

He was serving with No 1 Recruits Training Wing (where?) at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained but his death was registered in Huntingdon.  He is buried in Hornchurch Cemetery.

17-Mar

THOMSON, ALBERT SAMUEL  RAFVR (1524446), age: 24

LAC

He was on the strength of No 1 Personnel Holding Unit, Innsworth and died from tuberculosis in the North Wales Sanatorium.  He is buried in Balliasta Old Churchyard.

18-Mar

SPENCER, ANTHONY WILLIAM  RAFVR (3077995), age: Unknown

AC2

He was serving with No 106 MU at the time of his death, the cause of which has yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Tel el Kebir War Memorial Cemetery

18-Mar

NEDELJKOVICH, D  RAFVR (722447), age: Unknown

AC2

He was serving on the strength of No 1 Personnel Holding Unit, Innsworth at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained but his death was possibly registered in the Isle of Man?  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery.

18-Mar

HILL, FREDERICK  RAFVR (912976), age: 29

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 Tonbridge.  He is buried in Rotherfield Burial Ground

19-Mar

TAIT, JAMES WILLIAM  RAF (576237), age: 23

Sig I

He was killed whilst flying in York C Mk 1, MW198 of No 51 Sqn, which crashed into trees whilst attempting to ditch following an engine failure on take-off from Negombo.  He is buried in Colombo (Lliveramentu) Cemetery

19-Mar

ANNING, STEWART ANDREW DFC and Bar RAFVR (136403), age: 23

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in York C Mk 1, MW198 of No 51 Sqn, which crashed into trees whilst attempting to ditch following an engine failure on take-off from Negombo.  He is buried in Colombo (Lliveramentu) Cemetery

19-Mar

BRUMWELL, ALBERT NORMAN  RAFVR (190873), age: 26

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in York C Mk 1, MW198 of No 51 Sqn, which crashed into trees whilst attempting to ditch following an engine failure on take-off from Negombo.  He is buried in Colombo (Lliveramentu) Cemetery

19-Mar

GRANT, COLIN JESSE HUGH  RAFVR (1881874), age: Unknown

Eng II

He was killed whilst flying in York C Mk 1, MW198 of No 51 Sqn, which crashed into trees whilst attempting to ditch following an engine failure on take-off from Negombo.  He is buried in Colombo (Lliveramentu) Cemetery

19-Mar

TAYLOR, WILLIAM  RAFVR (1808765), age: 22

P II

He was killed whilst flying in York C Mk 1, MW198 of No 51 Sqn, which crashed into trees whilst attempting to ditch following an engine failure on take-off from Negombo.  He is buried in Colombo (Lliveramentu) Cemetery

19-Mar

GUEST, HORACE EDWARD  RAFVR (944685), age: 27

Sgt

He was serving in the UK and died at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Edgbaston, Birmingham, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Birmingham (Handsworth) Cemetery.

20-Mar

BERRY, THOMAS NELSON  RAFVR (1559206), age: 26

P II

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire LF Mk 16, TB330 of No 11 AGS, which crashed into a cliff and lighthouse on the Isle of Man whilst low flying a bad weather on a ferry flight from Ternhill to Jurby.  He is buried in Hyde Borough Cemetery

20-Mar

DARBY, DAVID JOHN  RAF (576946), age: 23

Eng II

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster GR Mk 3, SW290 of the JAS Sch, which struck the sea whilst circling the diving position of a submarine during an anti-submarine exercise.  He is commemorated on the  Runnymede Memorial

20-Mar

LEXTON, CHARLES  RAFVR (1314416), age: 23

Sig II

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster GR Mk 3, SW290 of the JAS Sch, which struck the sea whilst circling the diving position of a submarine during an anti-submarine exercise.  He is commemorated on the  Runnymede Memorial

20-Mar

SHAW, JOHN DEREK  RAFVR (1675594), age: 24

Nav II

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster GR Mk 3, SW290 of the JAS Sch, which struck the sea whilst circling the diving position of a submarine during an anti-submarine exercise.  He is commemorated on the  Runnymede Memorial

20-Mar

STAPLETON, HARRY  RAFVR (1815249), age: 23

P II

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster GR Mk 3, SW290 of the JAS Sch, which struck the sea whilst circling the diving position of a submarine during an anti-submarine exercise.  He is commemorated on the  Runnymede Memorial

20-Mar

RYAN, DAVID GERARD  RAFVR (1494556), age: 22

Sig II

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster GR Mk 3, SW290 of the JAS Sch, which struck the sea whilst circling the diving position of a submarine during an anti-submarine exercise.  He is buried in Grangegorman Military Cemetery

20-Mar

HOBSON, HARRY  RAFVR (1005604), age: 34

Sgt

He was on the strength of No 1 Personnel Holding Unit, Innsworth and died at 54 Bridge Street, Tow Law, County Durham, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Tow Law Cemetery.

20-Mar

GARDENER, JOHN JOSEPH  RAF (549564), age: 31

Cpl

He was serving with No 39 MU and died in the Westminster Hospital, London, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in or was cremated at  Islington Cemetery and Crematorium.

21-Mar

BAKER, CECIL DONALD  RAFVR (1471429), age: 25

LAC

He had served with No 980 Sqn at some point prior to his death, the cause of which has yet to be ascertained, but his death was registered in Bedford.  He is buried in Bedford Cemetery, Beds.

21-Mar

MALE, SAMUEL JAMES  RAFVR (1157063), age: 35

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 Droitwich.  He is buried in Birmingham (Yardley) Cemetery

21-Mar

GEDDES, JOHN HUTT  RAFVR (973567), age: 27

Cpl

He was serving in with No 80 MU, RAF Acaster Malbis and was killed in a road accident near his station.  He is buried in Aberdeen (Allenvale) Cemetery.

21-Mar

ROBSON, JOHN CANNON  RAFVR (3041430), age: 21

AC2

He had just been demobilised from the RAF when he was killed in a road accident at Ashton-on-Ribble.  As he was travelling from RAF Kirkham to Preston Railway Station, his taxi collided with a lorry.  He is buried in Scarborough (Woodlands) Cemetery

21-Mar

YOUNG, JOHN  RAFVR (3010105), age: 22

LAC

He had just been demobilised from the RAF when he was killed in a road accident at Ashton-on-Ribble.  As he was travelling from RAF Kirkham to Preston Railway Station, his taxi collided with a lorry.  He is buried in Hinckley Cemetery.

21-Mar

REID, NOEL LEMON BOOTH  RAF (539571), age: 27

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 Stafford.  He is buried in Baswich (or Berkswich) (Holy Trinity) Churchyard

22-Mar

WEBB, GILBERT PERCY  RAFVR (1224723), age: 36

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 Bentley Common (St Paul) Churchyard

22-Mar

PEPPERELL, LEWIS ROY  RAFVR (1413233), age: 24

LAC

He was on the strength of No 1 Personnel Holding Unit, Innsworth at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained but his death was registered in Devon Central.  He is buried in Wembworthy (St Michael) Churchyard.

22-Mar

COX, LEONARD EDWARD  RAF (4001743), age: 19

AC2

He was serving at RAF Coltishall 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 Bristol (Arnos Vale) Cemetery.

22-Mar

GILL, FRANK  RAFVR (1510745), age: 25

LAC

He was on the strength of No 1 Personnel Holding Unit, Innsworth at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained but his death was registered in Oldham.  He is buried in Oldham (Greenacres) Cemetery.

23-Mar

PEMBERTON, IAN SEATON  RAFVR (2237877), age: 20

AC2

He was killed whilst flying in Harvard T Mk 2B, KF416 of No 19 SFTS, which crashed and exploded after failing to climb away on a night overshoot at Cranwell.  He is buried in Cranwell (St Andrew) Churchyard

23-Mar

CLEUGH, WILLIAM EDWARD  RAFVR (1140587), age: 24

P II

He was killed whilst flying in Harvard T Mk 2B, KF416 of No 19 SFTS, which crashed and exploded after failing to climb away on a night overshoot at Cranwell.  He is buried in Greenside (St John) Churchyard

23-Mar

BLYTH, WILLIAM PURVES  RAFVR (1513987), age: 39

AC2

He was serving in the UK and died, cause unknown, in Baguley Sanatorium, Wythenshaw, Manchester.  He is buried in Manchester Southern Cemetery.

23-Mar

AHERN, BERNARD WILLIAM DSC RAF (48211), age: 32

Flt Lt

He was serving with No 213 MU and was found dead at 9a Esplanade, Greenockas the result of coal gas poisoning.  He is buried in Glasgow (St Kentigern's) Roman Catholic Cemetery.

23-Mar

KENNEDY, JOHN  RAF (514948), age: 34

WO

He was serving with No 213 MU and died in Hairmyres Hospital from bilateral pulmonary TB.  He is buried in Mearns Cemetery.

24-Mar

TUCKWELL, HORACE PETER  RAF (612001), age: 28

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 Bournemouth.  He is buried in Andover Cemetery

25-Mar

MAKIN, DAVID  RAF (576921), age: Unknown

P II

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter TF Mk 10, RD813 of No 84 Sqn, which crashed whilst attempting an emergency landing at Sembawang following an engine failure on take off.  He is buried in Kranji War Cemetery

25-Mar

MELLOR, DONALD  RAFVR (1817941), age: Unknown

Cpl

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter TF Mk 10, RD813 of No 84 Sqn, which crashed whilst attempting an emergency landing at Sembawang following an engine failure on take off.  He is buried in Kranji War Cemetery

25-Mar

PREMRU, JOSEPH  RAFVR (722508), age: Unknown

AC2

He was serving with No 357 MU and was killed by gunshot wounds whilst off duty in his billet at Udine, it was assumed to be murder.  He is buried in Padua War Cemetery.

25-Mar

PUSNIK, HENRIK  RAFVR (719364), age: Unknown

AC2

He was serving with No 357 MU and was killed by gunshot wounds whilst off duty in his billet at Udine, it was assumed to be murder.  He is buried in Padua War Cemetery.

25-Mar

WEST, SIDNEY CHARLES  RAFVR (2331476), age: 18

AC2

He was serving with No 13 MU and died in the Three Counties Emergency Hospital, Stotfold, from injuries sustained when he was knocked down by a taxi whilst walking along a road with three other airmen near the Bedford Road - Turnpike Lane crossroads, Ickleford.  He is buried in City of London and Tower Hamlets Cemetery.

25-Mar

McINTOSH, ALEXANDER BENJAMIN  RAFVR (1785285), age: 23

AC2

He was serving in the UK and died at 318 North Woodside Road, Glasgow, from pulmonary TB and cardiac failure.  He is buried in Glasgow (St Kentigern's) Roman Catholic Cemetery.

25-Mar

FORDHAM, BRENDAN HUGH  RAFVR (1239594), age: 23

WO

He was on the strength of No 1 Personnel Holding Unit, Innsworth at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained but his death was registered in Tynemouth.  He is buried in Tynemouth (Preston) Cemetery.

26-Mar

HOARE, BERTIE REX O'BRYEN DSO, DFC and Bar RAF (37853), age: 35

Wg Cdr

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito FB Mk 6, TE746 of No 84 Sqn, which was lost over the Gulf of Carpentaria during a ferry flight from Singapore to New Zealand, probably due to severe tropical storms in the area.  He is commemorated on the  Singapore Memorial

26-Mar

COLVIN, WALTER  RAFVR (194362), age: 21

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito FB Mk 6, TE746 of No 84 Sqn, which was lost over the Gulf of Carpentaria during a ferry flight from Singapore to New Zealand, probably due to severe tropical storms in the area.  He is commemorated on the  Singapore Memorial

26-Mar

McCABE, THOMAS  RAFVR (1798640), age: 19 or 22

LAC

He was serving as an ACH/GD at RAF Long Kesh and died in Waringfield Military Hospital from Status Epilepticus.  He is buried in Deehommed (St Mary) Roman Catholic Churchyard.

27-Mar

LEAVERSUCH, IVOR THOMAS ARTHUR  RAFVR (163196), age: 23

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Anson C Mk 1, LV209 of No 3 SFTS, which crashed into Wains Hill near Aylesbury whilst flying at low level in cloud and heavy rain.  He is buried in Oxford (Botley) Cemetery

27-Mar

CRISP, GEOFFREY ERNEST  RAFVR (756019), age: 30

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 Bishop Stortford.  He is buried in Horley (St James the Great) Churchyard

27-Mar

HODGSON, DONALD  RAFVR (950068), age: 28

Cpl

He medically discharged when he died in The Cumberland (Blencathra) Sanatorium, Keswick, from pulmonary tuberculosis.  He is buried in Aapatria (St Kentigern) Churchyard.

29-Mar

WARNER, MARGARET FLORENCE  WAAF (2000588), age: 36

Sgt

She 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.  She is buried in Lambeth Cemetery

30-Mar

MARSHALL, STANLEY  RAFVR (1012608), age: 33

LAC

He was serving in the UK and died in the Infirmary, Rochdale, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Rochdale Crematorium.

30-Mar

STEELE, ARTHUR VERNON  RAFVR (1454708), age: Unknown

AC1

He was serving with No 1 Marine Craft Training Unit 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 Plumstead Cemetery

30-Mar

INGRAM, RONALD THEODORE  RAFVR (2315239), age: 19

AC2

He was serving at RAF Gloucester at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained but his death was registered in Wenlock.  He is buried in Wolverhampton Borough Cemetery.

31-Mar

BARKER, KENNETH HENRY  RAFVR (1623531), age: 23

Nav II

He was serving with No 7 MU and was killed outright when the motorcycle he was riding came into collision with a trailer which had become detached from an Army vehicle on the main Tewkesbury-Worcester road, near the foot of Tiger Pitch.  He is buried in Bradford (Bowling) Cemetery.

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