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Casualties -September 1946


01-Sep

WATKINS, PATRICK JOHN; RAFVR (1697042), age: 33

Cpl

He was serving with No 6002 ACSU and died at Dortmund, the cause of which has yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Munster Heath War Cemetery.

01-Sep

JONES, MYRA ELEANOR; WAAF (2121116), age: 18

ACW2

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 Bridgend.  She is buried in Maesteg Cemetery

02-Sep

WILDIN, LEONARD ALBERT; RAFVR (186942), age: Unknown

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster III, PA966 of No 1660 HCU, which crashed and burst into flames after striking a tree during take off from Swinderby during a simulated engine failure on take off.  He is buried in Willesden New Cemetery

02-Sep

GODRICH, ERNEST; RAFVR (2292083), age: 21

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 Manchester.  He is buried in Manchester (Gorton) Cemetery

02-Sep

TONGE, WILLIAM; RAFVR (1541165), age: 24

LAC

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained. but his death was registered in Manchester.  He is buried in Little Lever United Reformed Churchyard

02-Sep

BUCKLEY, EDWARD; RAF (637061), age: 24

Sgt

He was serving in the UK and died at the Sanatorium, Knightwick, Worcestershire, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Kidderminster Cemetery.

02-Sep

DICKSON, ALEXANDER; RAFVR (1303043), age: Unknown

AC1

He was serving in the UK and died in the County Hospital, Perth, from pulmonary TB.  He is buried in Kettins Parish Churchyard.

03-Sep

MOFFATT, WILLIAM DFC; RAFVR (161731), age: 24

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, TA494 of No 21 Sqn, which dived into the ground near Wahn following a collision with SZ995 of the same unit.  He is buried in Munster Heath War Cemetery

03-Sep

PRIOR, WILLIAM JOHN HADDEN; RAFVR (199063), age: 22

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito VI, TA494 of No 21 Sqn, which dived into the ground near Wahn following a collision with SZ995 of the same unit.  He is buried in Munster Heath War Cemetery

03-Sep

HOBHOUSE, HILARY NORA; WAAF (2149967), age: 21

Cpl

He was serving with No 168 MU and died from infantile paralysis [polio] at Tel-el-Kebir, Egypt.  She is buried in Tel el Kebir War Memorial Cemetery.

03-Sep

THURLOW, KATHLEEN WINIFRED JOY; WAAF (2148530), age: 21

LACW

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.  She is buried in Southgate Cemetery

03-Sep

JOHN, MALDWYN; RAFVR (961584), age: Unknown

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 Llanelli.  He is buried in Pembrey (Carmel) Independent Chapelyard.

04-Sep

HAYES, PHILLIP D; RAFVR (1879965), age: Unknown

AC1

He was serving with No 151 RU and died at No. 94 British Military Hospital, Hamburg, the cause of which has yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Hamburg Cemetery.

04-Sep

BROWN, VIVIAN WILLIAM; RAFVR (1424708), age: 29

LAC

He was serving at RAF Fuhlsbuttel where he died, the cause of which has yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Hamburg Cemetery.

04-Sep

AVERY, CYRIL; RAFVR (1580384), age: 23

AC1

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

05-Sep

GOODINGS, NORMAN GEOFFREY; RAFVR (195875), age: Unknown

Fg Off

He was serving at HQ ACSEA and died in 69 Indian General Hospital, Singapore, the cause of which has yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Kranji War Cemetery.

05-Sep

COWARD, HARRY EDWIN; RAFVR (988819), age: 26

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 Manchester (29).  He is buried in Manchester Southern Cemetery

05-Sep

McMEEKIN, JOHN ALEXANDER; RAFVR (991018), age: 31

Cpl

He was serving in the UK and died in Edenhall Hospital, Inveresk, from chronic nephritis and coronary thrombosis.  He is buried in Tullibody Cemetery.

05-Sep

STEWART, CHARLES; RAFVR (1301803), age: 25

Cpl

He was serving in the UK  and died in Edinburgh City Hospital, from pulmonary TB Scotland?.  He is buried in Edinburgh (Saughton) Cemetery.

05-Sep

HIGGINBOTTOM, FREDERICK STEPHEN; RAFVR (2273423), age: 19

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 Sleaford.  He is buried in Nottingham Southern Cemetery

05-Sep

SHAKESHAFT, PETER PAUL; RAFVR (1256859), age: 29

AC2

He was serving in the UK and died in Milford County Sanatorium, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in St Peter-in-Thanet Churchyard.

06-Sep

DUNN, ROBERT; RAFVR (1814207), age: 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, PG135 of No 21 OTU, which flew into the ground near Moreton in the Marsh whilst flying in low loud at night.  He is buried in Hastings Cemetery, Sussex

06-Sep

FERDINANDO, DERRICK JAMES; RAFVR (57541), age: 21

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, PG135 of No 21 OTU, which flew into the ground near Moreton in the Marsh whilst flying in low loud at night.  He is buried in Oxford (Botley) Cemetery

06-Sep

GRATTON, KENNETH GORDON JOHN; RAFVR (152857), age: 24

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, PG135 of No 21 OTU, which flew into the ground near Moreton in the Marsh whilst flying in low loud at night.  He was cremated at  Golders Green Crematorium

06-Sep

GREATRIX, WILLIAM BERNARD; RAFVR (1869682), age: Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, PG135 of No 21 OTU, which flew into the ground near Moreton in the Marsh whilst flying in low loud at night.  He is buried in Northampton (Dallington) Cemetery

06-Sep

ROBINSON, DENIS ERIC; RAFVR (3032798), age: 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, PG135 of No 21 OTU, which flew into the ground near Moreton in the Marsh whilst flying in low loud at night.  He is buried in Oxford (Botley) Cemetery

06-Sep

DUNNE, CHARLOTTE; WAAF (2165294), age: 33

ACW2

He was serving with the HQ Med ME at the time of his death, the cause of which has yet to be ascertained.  She is buried in Heliopolis War Cemetery

06-Sep

HANNA, ROBERT; RAFVR (1029482), age: Unknown

LAC

He was serving in the UK and died at Whiteabbey Sanatorium, near Belfast, probably from TB.  He is buried in Belfast City Cemetery.

06-Sep

ELIAS, EMRYS; RAF (540157), age: 28

Cpl

He was serving at RAF Weeton and was on his way home for leave at home in Bath when he was killed near Beeston Castle when his motor cycle was in a collision with a RAF truck.  He is buried in Bath (Haycombe) Cemetery.

07-Sep

ALLARD, LEONARD JAMES; RAFVR (1682568), 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 Uxbridge.  He is buried in Cuckfield Cemetery

07-Sep

ENGLISH, DAVID; RAF (505229), age: 39

Flt Sgt

He was serving in the UK and died in Westminster Hospital, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He was cremated at  Golders Green Crematorium.

08-Sep

TAFT, EDWARD; RAFVR (2299212), age: 18

AC2

He had been called up for service on 3 July but was admitted to Manchester Infirmary the same day remaining there until he died, cause currently unknown.  He is buried in Haunton (SS Michael and James) Roman Catholic Churchyard.

08-Sep

MacNAUGHTON, JOHN; RAFVR (974586), age: 28

Cpl

He was serving in the UK and died in the Emergency Hospital, Bridge of Earn, from TB, from which he had been suffering for 13 months.  He is buried in Newburgh Cemetery.

09-Sep

KING, FRANCIS ERIC; RAFVR (1852355), age: Unknown

Flt Sgt

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

09-Sep

McGRATH, MARTIN; RAFVR (113566), age: 45

Plt Off

He was serving in the UK and died at 27 Oldfield Road, Bath, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Bath (Haycombe) Cemetery.

10-Sep

ROBERTS, GWENDOLINE MARGARET; WAAF (452655), age: 23

ACW1

She was serving in the UK and died in the RAF Hospital, Halton, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  She is buried in Hampstead Cemetery.

10-Sep

WATSON, ALEXANDER HODGE; RAFVR (3023994), age: 21

AC2

He was serving in the UK and died in Dundee Royal Infirmary, from subacute bacterial endocarditis and a pulmonary embolism.  He was cremated at  Dundee Crematorium.

10-Sep

WILLIAMS, ALFRED; RAFVR (1207106), 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 Bromley.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery.

10-Sep

MATHER, JAMES LEONARD; RAFVR (2286120), age: 24

AC2

He was serving at RAF Topcliffe and was fatally injured by an Army vehicle while he was walking from Busby Stoop towards Topcliffe.  He is buried in Manchester Southern Cemetery.

11-Sep

TAYLOR, CHARLES WILLIAM; RAFVR (2236059), age: Unknown

LAC

He was serving with No 38 Sqn at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.   He is buried in Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery

11-Sep

O'BRIEN, KEVIN BRENDAN; RAFVR (1904327), age: 22

AC2

He was serving with the BPC at the time of his death, the cause of which has yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Schoonselhof Cemetery

11-Sep

KENYON, THOMAS HENRY; RAFVR (202556), age: Unknown

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, PK268 of RAF Staverton SF, which dived into the ground at Redmarley near Stourport during a ferry flight, possibly as the result of carbon monoxide poisoning.  He is buried in Newton Nottage (St John the Baptist) Churchyard

12-Sep

MARSHALL, HARRY ERNEST; RAFVR (1831799), age: 27

LAC

He was serving with No 4 BSD at the time of his death, the cause of which has yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Madras (St Mary's) Cemetery, Chennai

12-Sep

BARTON, FRANK WILLIAM; RAFVR (1220064), 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 Bridge.  He is buried in Chartham Cemetery

13-Sep

BOCOCK, ERIC PERCY WILLIAM DFC; RAF (61215), age: 27

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor III, EE490 of the CGS, which broke up over Scarborough whilst carrying out a slow roll at high speed and low level.  He is buried in Leconfield (St Catherine) Churchyard

13-Sep

SINGH, JAGIT; RIAF (), age: 25

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, NC630 of the Empire Air Navigation School, which ditched in the Bay of Biscay off Roscoff following a double engine failure caused by fuel mis-management.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

13-Sep

SMITH, DEREK EDWARD; RAFVR (1868325), age: 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, NC630 of the Empire Air Navigation School, which ditched in the Bay of Biscay off Roscoff following a double engine failure caused by fuel mis-management.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

13-Sep

SMITH, JOSEPH; ATC (), age: 15

Cdt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington X, NC630 of the Empire Air Navigation School, which ditched in the Bay of Biscay off Roscoff following a double engine failure caused by fuel mis-management.  

13-Sep

PAYNE, NORMAN W; RAFVR (2263592), age: 19

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 Croydon.  He is buried in Croydon (Mitcham Road) Cemetery

13-Sep

PACKER, JACK SIDNEY; RAFVR (1098377), 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 Swindon.  He is buried in Minety (St Leonard) Churchyard

14-Sep

CRUSE, EDWARD CHARLES; RAF (626792), age: 30

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Tempest V, SN334 of No 3 Sqn, which was carrying out a Battle of Britain formation flypast when it struck the leader (SN171) and then struck the No 3 aircraft (SN221) and crashed whilst attempting a forced landing near Ramsgate.  He is buried in Margate Cemetery, Kent

14-Sep

MOORE, ROYSTON; RAFVR (1583911), age: 20

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Vengence IV, FD382 of No 22 AACU, which burst into flames in the air and crashed near Bhopal in India.  He is buried in Kirkee War Cemetery

14-Sep

MARKHAM, NEIL; RAFVR (2275789), age: 18

AC2

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

14-Sep

McQUEEN, EDWARD JAMES; RAFVR (1800580), age: 23

AC1

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained. but his death was registered in Edmonton.  He is buried in Kensal Green (St Mary's) Roman Catholic Cemetery

15-Sep

ANDREW, GILBERT MCILWICK; RAFVR (1304903), age: 26

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 Scotland?.  He is buried in Ayr Cemetery, Ayrshire

15-Sep

DAVIES, JOHN; RAFVR (2266266), age: 24

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 Scotland?.  He is buried in West Bromwich (All Saints) Churchyard Extensions

15-Sep

ARCHER, RICHARD MCGEACHAN; RAFVR (1558707), 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 Whitchurch in the 4th Quarter.  He is buried in Glasgow (St Peter's) Roman Catholic Cemetery

15-Sep

SMITH, FRANK EDWARD; RAFVR (3005439), age: 21

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 Yarmouth.  He is buried in City of London Cemetery and Crematorium, Manor Park

16-Sep

JONES, CLIFFORD; RAFVR (1254194), 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 Westminster.  He is buried in Swansea (Morriston) Cemetery

16-Sep

GILBY, PETER FREDERICK; RAFVR (1805698), age: Unknown

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito XIX, TA153 of No 256 Sqn, which broke up and crashed near Larnaca in Cyprus during recovery from a spin.  He is buried in Nicosia War Cemetery

16-Sep

DE SYLVA, WILLIAM ALEXANDER; RAFVR (1570879), age: 21

Sgt

He was serving with No 307 MU and died in the British Military Hospital, Lahore, the cause of which has yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Karachi War Cemetery.

16-Sep

BISS, CYRIL WILLIAM ALFRED; RAFVR (1833639), age: 22

LAC

He was serving with No 35 PTC at the time of his death, the cause of which has yet to be ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

16-Sep

DICKER, JOHN; RAFVR (1853636), age: 23

Cpl

He was serving with No 42 RAF P & SS at the time of his death, the cause of which has yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Karachi War Cemetery

16-Sep

CRESSWELL TURNER, ANTHONY; RAFVR (152668), age: Unknown

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IX, MJ843 of the Fighter Command Communication Sqn, which crashed near Bovington after the port wing and tailplane broke away during recovery from a loop.  He is buried in Hillingdon and Uxbridge Cemetery

16-Sep

DUNN, JAMES; RAFVR (1637778), age: 43

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 Hackney.  He is buried in Edmonton Cemetery, Middlesex

16-Sep

DODD, GEORGE FREDERICK; RAF (51194), age: 46

Flt Lt

He was serving in the UK and died in the West London Hospital, Hammersmith, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in South Ealing Cemetery.

16-Sep

GOODMAN, KATHLEEN FRANCIS; WAAF (2068746), age: 24

ACW1

She was serving in the UK and died in Tehidy Sanatorium, cause unknown but her death was registered in Redruth.  She is buried in Creed (St Andrew) Churchyard.

16-Sep

ROGER, JAMES BAXTER; RAF (341619), age: 46

Flt Sgt

He was serving in the UK and died in St. Albans and Mid Hertfordshire Hospital, St. Albans, cause unknown.  He is buried in Canterbury Cemetery, Kent.

17-Sep

GUPWELL, WILLIAM HENRY (BILL); RAFVR (1481048), 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 Droitwich.  He is buried in Birmingham (Yardley) Cemetery

18-Sep

HICKIN, RICHARD HENRY BOTEVYLE; RAFVR (129012), age: Unknown

Flt Lt

He was serving with No 63 Sqn and died at Lubeck, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.   He is buried in Hamburg Cemetery.

18-Sep

NAZARKIEWICZ, Leon; PAF (P.709639), age: 31

Cpl

He was serving with No 318 Sqn and died in Hospital (Norwich).  He is buried in Norwich Cemetery.

18-Sep

CAMERON, ROSS; RAFVR (1563750), age: Unknown

LAC

He was serving in the UK and died at 79 Abercorn Street, Paisley, from pulmonary TB.  He is buried in Paisley (Hawkhead) Cemetery.

18-Sep

THEAKSTONE, NOEL EDMUND GORDON; RAFVR (2211507), age: Unknown

Flt Sgt

He was serving in the UK  and died in the City General Hospital, Haxby Road, York, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Osbaldwick (St Thomas) Churchyard.

19-Sep

COLESHILL, GEOFFREY RONALD; RAFVR (150221), age: 23

Flt Lt

A member of No 35 Sqn, he was killed whilst flying in Lancaster VII, NX690 of No 40 Sqn, which dived into the ground near Homs in Libya, possibly after being struck by lightning.  He is buried in Tripoli War Cemetery

19-Sep

BEAMES, NORMAN STUART; RAFVR (1654580), age: 23

WO

A member of No 37 Sqn, he was killed whilst flying in Lancaster VII, NX690 of No 40 Sqn, which dived into the ground near Homs in Libya, possibly after being struck by lightning.  He is buried in Tripoli War Cemetery

19-Sep

HARRIS, REGINALD HENRY JOHN; RAFVR (1851982), age: 23

Flt Sgt

A member of No 37 Sqn, he was killed whilst flying in Lancaster VII, NX690 of No 40 Sqn, which dived into the ground near Homs in Libya, possibly after being struck by lightning.  He is buried in Tripoli War Cemetery

19-Sep

LAW, DENNIS JOHN; RAFVR (1819405), age: 21

WO

A member of No 37 Sqn, he was killed whilst flying in Lancaster VII, NX690 of No 40 Sqn, which dived into the ground near Homs in Libya, possibly after being struck by lightning.  He is buried in Tripoli War Cemetery

19-Sep

PEARCE, COLIN JOHN; RAFVR (1815421), age: 23

Flt Sgt

A member of No 37 Sqn, he was killed whilst flying in Lancaster VII, NX690 of No 40 Sqn, which dived into the ground near Homs in Libya, possibly after being struck by lightning.  He is buried in Tripoli War Cemetery

19-Sep

SHEPHERD, RICHARD SIMPSON; RAFVR (1571652), age: 22

WO

A member of No 37 Sqn, he was killed whilst flying in Lancaster VII, NX690 of No 40 Sqn, which dived into the ground near Homs in Libya, possibly after being struck by lightning.  He is buried in Tripoli War Cemetery

19-Sep

ASHFIELD, JOHN HERBERT EDWARD; RAFVR (1609202), age: 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster VII, NX690 of No 40 Sqn, which dived into the ground near Homs in Libya, possibly after being struck by lightning.  He is buried in Tripoli War Cemetery

19-Sep

BAILEY, WILLIAM EDWARD; RAFVR (1850860), age: 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster VII, NX690 of No 40 Sqn, which dived into the ground near Homs in Libya, possibly after being struck by lightning.  He is buried in Tripoli War Cemetery

19-Sep

BOND, PETER HENRY; RAFVR (1815519), age: Unknown

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster VII, NX690 of No 40 Sqn, which dived into the ground near Homs in Libya, possibly after being struck by lightning.  He is buried in Tripoli War Cemetery

19-Sep

CLARKIN, LIONEL JOSEPH; RAFVR (2210166), age: 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster VII, NX690 of No 40 Sqn, which dived into the ground near Homs in Libya, possibly after being struck by lightning.  He is buried in Tripoli War Cemetery

19-Sep

FABER, DAVID RINGER; RAFVR (201865), age: 30

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster VII, NX690 of No 40 Sqn, which dived into the ground near Homs in Libya, possibly after being struck by lightning.  He is buried in Tripoli War Cemetery

19-Sep

FROST, DOUGLAS JEREMIAH JOHN; RAFVR (1876937), age: 21

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster VII, NX690 of No 40 Sqn, which dived into the ground near Homs in Libya, possibly after being struck by lightning.  He is buried in Tripoli War Cemetery

19-Sep

MAUDE, DAVID WILLIAM; RAFVR (1602907), age: 22

AC1

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster VII, NX690 of No 40 Sqn, which dived into the ground near Homs in Libya, possibly after being struck by lightning.  He is buried in Tripoli War Cemetery

19-Sep

STEELE, ANDREW ALLAN GRAHAM; RAFVR (1821088), age: 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster VII, NX690 of No 40 Sqn, which dived into the ground near Homs in Libya, possibly after being struck by lightning.  He is buried in Tripoli War Cemetery

19-Sep

BUTTERWORTH, FRANK HARRISON; RAFVR (1685627), age: 24

Flt Sgt

A member of No 70 Sqn, he was killed whilst flying in Lancaster VII, NX690 of No 70 Sqn, which dived into the ground near Homs in Libya, possibly after being struck by lightning.  He is buried in Tripoli War Cemetery

19-Sep

DAVIES, WILLIAM HENRY; RAFVR (165259), age: 34

Flt Lt

A member of No 70 Sqn, he was killed whilst flying in Lancaster VII, NX690 of No 70 Sqn, which dived into the ground near Homs in Libya, possibly after being struck by lightning.  He is buried in Tripoli War Cemetery

19-Sep

DENYER, FREDERICK WILLIAM JOHN; RAFVR (1805967), age: 23

WO

A member of No 70 Sqn, he was killed whilst flying in Lancaster VII, NX690 of No 70 Sqn, which dived into the ground near Homs in Libya, possibly after being struck by lightning.  He is buried in Tripoli War Cemetery

19-Sep

HILLYER, BERNARD FREDERICK; RAFVR (3005443), age: 21

WO

A member of No 70 Sqn, he was killed whilst flying in Lancaster VII, NX690 of No 70 Sqn, which dived into the ground near Homs in Libya, possibly after being struck by lightning.  He is buried in Tripoli War Cemetery

19-Sep

JAKINS, GERALD PETER; RAFVR (173956), age: 22

Flt Lt

A member of No 70 Sqn, he was killed whilst flying in Lancaster VII, NX690 of No 70 Sqn, which dived into the ground near Homs in Libya, possibly after being struck by lightning.  He is buried in Tripoli War Cemetery

19-Sep

LAWSON, THOMAS EDWARD; RAFVR (1815079), age: 23

Flt Sgt

A member of No 70 Sqn, he was killed whilst flying in Lancaster VII, NX690 of No 70 Sqn, which dived into the ground near Homs in Libya, possibly after being struck by lightning.  He is buried in Tripoli War Cemetery

19-Sep

LEE-ROBERTS, GEORGE THEODORE; RAFVR (1622497), age: 21

WO

A member of No 70 Sqn, he was killed whilst flying in Lancaster VII, NX690 of No 70 Sqn, which dived into the ground near Homs in Libya, possibly after being struck by lightning.  He is buried in Tripoli War Cemetery

19-Sep

LONG, MICHAEL FREDERICK GORDON; RAFVR (189047), age: 22

Fg Off

A member of No 70 Sqn, he was killed whilst flying in Lancaster VII, NX690 of No 70 Sqn, which dived into the ground near Homs in Libya, possibly after being struck by lightning.  He is buried in Tripoli War Cemetery

19-Sep

MORRIS, KEITH STANLEY; RAFVR (2204432), age: 21

Flt Sgt

A member of No 70 Sqn, he was killed whilst flying in Lancaster VII, NX690 of No 70 Sqn, which dived into the ground near Homs in Libya, possibly after being struck by lightning.  He is buried in Tripoli War Cemetery

19-Sep

PIPER, JAMES HENRY; RAF (576355), age: 22

Flt Sgt

A member of No 70 Sqn, he was killed whilst flying in Lancaster VII, NX690 of No 70 Sqn, which dived into the ground near Homs in Libya, possibly after being struck by lightning.  He is buried in Tripoli War Cemetery

19-Sep

MEYNELL, EDMOND LANGLEY FAWCETT; RAF (33141), age: 32

Wg Cdr

A member of No 87 Sqn, he was killed whilst flying in Lancaster VII, NX690 of No 87 Sqn, which dived into the ground near Homs in Libya, possibly after being struck by lightning.  He is buried in Tripoli War Cemetery

19-Sep

ASHWORTH, FRANCIS COLIN; RAFVR (166514), age: 21

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito PR34, PF651 of No 8 OTU, which crashed near Pilsgate in Lincolnshire after control was lost due to ice build up on the flying surfaces.  He is buried in Stand Lane (St John) Churchyard

19-Sep

PAGE, DOMINIC; RAFVR (64320), age: 24

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito PR34, PF651 of No 8 OTU, which crashed near Pilsgate in Lincolnshire after control was lost due to ice build up on the flying surfaces.  He is buried in Wittering (All Saints) Churchyard

19-Sep

MERCER, JAMES HENRY; RAFVR (2274792), age: 18

AC2

He was serving in the UK and died at Henlow Military Hospital , the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Oldbury Cemetery, Warley.

20-Sep

BENNETT, ROBERT EDWARD; RAFVR (145376), age: 24

LAC

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

20-Sep

STONES, HAROLD NEVILLE; RAFVR (1625821), age: 23

WO

He had recently been demobilised from the RAF as an air gunner and was killed in a train accident when four coaches of a crowded holiday train travelling from Victoria to Ramsgate crashed over a 20 foot embankment while rounding a bend just outside Catford Station, London.  He is buried in Sheffield (Abbey Lane) Cemetery.

20-Sep

ATKINSON, CECIL CLARENCE; RAFVR (724087), age: 23

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 Wenlock.  He is buried in Donnington (St Cuthbert) Churchyard

21-Sep

HOWROYD, LEONARD; RAFVR (2276750), age: 19

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 Deben.  He is buried in Bradford (Undercliffe) Cemetery

21-Sep

JACKSON, SYDNEY VIVIAN ACKROYD; RAFVR (89923), age: 38

Flt Lt

He was serving in the UK and died at King Edward VII Sanatorium, Midhurst, Surrey, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He was cremated at  Golders Green Crematorium.

21-Sep

STONE, THOMAS (TEDDLES); RAFVR (1904601), age: 22

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 Belfast Urban 10.  He is buried in Belfast City Cemetery.

21-Sep

HOLLIFIELD, JAMES JOHN; RAFVR (1656258), 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 Westminster.  He is buried in Kingsbury (St Andrew) Churchyard

22-Sep

WRIGHT, MATTHEW BOOTH; RAF (634217), age: 40

Sgt

He was serving in the UK and died suddenly, at the Cameron Hospital, West Hartlepool, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Hartlepool (Stranton) Cemetery.

23-Sep

BROWN, CECIL HENRY DFC and Bar; RAFVR (123194), age: 26

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito XVI, MM185 of No 98 Sqn, which crashed near Weeson in Germany after hitting trees whilst low flying on one engine.  He is buried in Hanover War Cemetery

23-Sep

MOUNTAIN, ALLAN PERCIVAL DFC and Bar, DFM; RAFVR (129770), age: Unknown

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito XVI, MM185 of No 98 Sqn, which crashed near Weeson in Germany after hitting trees whilst low flying on one engine.  He is buried in Hanover War Cemetery

23-Sep

HODGSON, ALLAN; RAFVR (2216029), age: 22

Flt Sgt

He was serving in the UK and died at St. Luke's Hospital, Bradford, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Roundhill Methodist Burial Ground.

23-Sep

CLARKE, VICTOR ROBERT MBE; RAFVR (959892), age: 34

WO

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 Southend on Sea.  He is buried in Southend-on-Sea (Sutton Road) Cemetery

24-Sep

RIMMER, GEORGE ALEXANDER; RAFVR (189864), age: 22

Fg Off

He was serving at RAF Tarrant Rushton was killed in a motor-cycling accident, whilst riding pillion near the road junction at Tarrant Rawston. They were  towards Witchampton when they collided with a car coming in the opposite direction.  He is buried in Liverpool (Allerton) Cemetery.

24-Sep

ANDERSON, JAMES; RAFVR (1127608), age: 24

Cpl

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained. but his death was registered in Newcastle upon Tyne.  He is buried in Newcastle-upon-Tyne (St Nicholas) Cemetery

25-Sep

BLACKMORE, REX NEVILLE; RAFVR (1208876), age: 24

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota IV, KN414 of No 110 Sqn, which dived into the ground due to severe turbulence from the hills surrounding Kai Tak as it took off on a flight to Singapore.  He is buried in Sai Wan War Cemetery

25-Sep

BOND, RICHARD SAMUEL; RAFVR (1875821), age: 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota IV, KN414 of No 110 Sqn, which dived into the ground due to severe turbulence from the hills surrounding Kai Tak as it took off on a flight to Singapore.  He is buried in Hong Kong Cemetery

25-Sep

CHRISTIE, ALASTAIR; RAFVR (1522726), age: 22

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota IV, KN414 of No 110 Sqn, which dived into the ground due to severe turbulence from the hills surrounding Kai Tak as it took off on a flight to Singapore.  He is buried in Hong Kong Cemetery

25-Sep

HAZELDINE, JOHN KENDALL; RAFVR (1624960), age: 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota IV, KN414 of No 110 Sqn, which dived into the ground due to severe turbulence from the hills surrounding Kai Tak as it took off on a flight to Singapore.  He is buried in Hong Kong Cemetery

25-Sep

HOLDEN, JOHN WILFRED; RAFVR (1815869), age: 25

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota IV, KN414 of No 110 Sqn, which dived into the ground due to severe turbulence from the hills surrounding Kai Tak as it took off on a flight to Singapore.  He is buried in Hong Kong Cemetery

25-Sep

JONES, WILLIAM; RAFVR (1459049), age: Unknown

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 Maidenhead?.  He is buried in Maidenhead Cemetery.

25-Sep

SAVAGE, HERBERT ROY; RAFVR (2292771), age: 24

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 Manchester.  He is buried in Manchester Southern Cemetery

26-Sep

JONES, KEITH; RAFVR (1276894), age: Unknown

LAC

He was serving with No 330 MU and died at Colaba, Bombay, India, the cause of which has yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Kirkee War Cemetery.

26-Sep

HUTCHINS, EDWARD WILLIAM (BILL); RAFVR (902779), age: 34

WO

He was serving in the UK and died in the RAF Hospital, Ely, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Braintree and Bocking (Braintree) Cemetery.

26-Sep

McMILLAN, WILLIAM; RAFVR (1821636), age: 22

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 Howden.  He was cremated at  Edinburgh (Warriston) Crematorium

26-Sep

JACKSON, WINIFRED; WAAF (2089973), age: 22

ACW1

She was serving in the UK and died in the Chestnuts Sanatorium, Ribbleton, Preston, from pulmonary tuberculosis aggravated by war service.  She is buried in Preston (New Hall Lane) Cemetery.

28-Sep

DEWAR, WILLIAM RAMSAY; RAFVR (186249), age: 23

Fg Off

He died in Northallerton Hospital from an illness contracted whilst serving in India.  He is buried in Chirnside Parish Churchyard.

28-Sep

LAMBERT, ROGER CYRILLE CONSTANT; RAFVR (167677), age: Unknown

Fg Off

He was serving with the Belgian Training School and died at Walhain St. Paul, Province de Brabant, the cause of which has yet to be ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

28-Sep

SUMPNER, HARRY; RAFVR (1636653), 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 Leeds.  He is buried in Leeds (Armley) Cemetery

29-Sep

HANCE, JOSEPH; RAFVR (1227654), 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 Henley.  He is buried in Amersham Consecrated Cemetery

29-Sep

FITNESS, FREDERICK NORMAN; RAFVR (959381), 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 Maidstone.  He is buried in Ditton (St Peter) Churchyard

30-Sep

APPLEBY, HARRY; RAFVR (2231356), age: 19

AC2

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

30-Sep

BOND, PETER MCCALL; RAF (40073), age: Unknown

Wg Cdr

He was killed whilst flying in Hornet I, PX273 of No 32 MU, which flew into a hill at Penderyn in Breconshire whilst flying in cloud.  He is buried in Norwich Cemetery, Norfolk

30-Sep

BASEBE, FRANK DOUGLAS ATHELSTAN DFC; RAFVR (171722), age: 30

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 Ely.  He is buried in Molesey Cemetery

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