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Casualties - January 1947


01-Jan

EVANS, MARGARET F.  WAAF (2158385), age: 27

ACW2

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 Chester.  She is buried in Chester (Blacon) Cemetery.

01-Jan

BARKS, WILLIAM GILBERT  RAF (335177), age: 44

WO

He was serving at RAF Scorton at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Norton Cemetery.

02-Jan

CRAWFORD, JAMES  RAF (509251), age: 36

WO

He was serving with AHQ Italy and died at Udine, the cause of which has yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Udine War Cemetery.

02-Jan

SNELLING, JACK JAMES  RAFVR (909997), age: 27

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 Edmonton.  He is buried in Edmonton Cemetery, Middlesex.

02-Jan

MIDDLEDITCH, ANDRE FIDELE  RAFVR (1881366), age: 26

Gun II

He was serving in the UK and died at the Royal Herbert Hospital, Woolwich, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Erith (Brook Street) Cemetery.

02-Jan

MURPHY, ROBERT ANTHONY  RAFVR (1909938), 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 Dublin South.  He is buried in Dean's Grange Cemetery.

03-Jan

GREEN, ANTHONY CHARLES  RAFVR (1808285), age: 22

P II

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire LF Mk 16, TE253 of No 691 Sqn, which dived into the ground in Devon whilst flying in cloud.  He is buried in Heanton Punchardon (St Augustine) Churchyard.

03-Jan

PEGDEN, RONALD PHILIP  RAFVR (3058083), age: 19

AC1

He was serving with No 109 MU at the time of his death, the cause of which has yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Fayid War Cemetery.

03-Jan

McPHAIL, ROBERT MORRISON  RAFVR (1574305), age: 22

WO

He was serving in the UK and died in the Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary, Dumfries as the result of a compound fracture of the skull, sustained in a road accident.  He is buried in Neilston Cemetery.

04-Jan

KEANE, JOHN JOSEPH  RAFVR (1907337), age: 25

Cpl

He was serving at HQ 2 Indian Group at the time of his death, the cause of which has yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Madras War Cemetery, Chennai.

04-Jan

HILL, ALAN JOHN  RAF (646432), age: 25

Cpl

He was serving in the UK died at 39 Woodcroft Road, Croydon (now Croydon University Hospital), the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Croydon (Mitcham Road) Cemetery.

04-Jan

SPOONLEY, ROBERT JOHN  RAFVR (1408798), age: 40

LAC

He was serving in the UK and died at Llangwyfan Sanatorium, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Talsarnau (Soar) Methodist Chapelyard.

05-Jan

WOOLLEY, ALBERT EDWARD DFC RAF (343939), age: 44

WO

He was serving with No 138 Sqn at the time of his death, the cause of which has yet to be ascertained, but his death was registered in Nottingham.  .  He was cremated at Nottingham Crematorium.

05-Jan

DEWAR, CHARLES  RAF (45415), age: Unknown

Flt Lt

He was serving in the UK died at 18, Battery Place, Rothesay, from chronic nephritis, which he had suffered from for 5 years.  He is buried in Rothesay Cemetery.

06-Jan

MOLD, NORMAN COLIN  RAFVR (1207908), age: 39

LAC

He was serving in the UK and died after a long illness at his home in Banbury, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Banbury Cemetery.

07-Jan

COTTON, ROY DOUGLAS  RAFVR (3077422), age: 19

Cpl

He was serving as an RAF Policeman with No 21 MTRU when he died in an accident, the details of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Yokohama War Cemetery.

07-Jan

DUFFIN, JOHN WILLIAM  RAFVR (3092515), age: 20

AC2

He was serving at RAF West Kirby when he died from injuries sustained whilst undertaking a physical training exercise.  He is buried in Bottesford (St Peter and Vincula) Churchyard.

07-Jan

GAY, JOHN  RAFVR (715778), 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 Wirral (22).  He is buried in Chester (Blacon) Cemetery.

08-Jan

ROBERTS, BRIAN LEES  RAFVR (2294846), age: 18

LAC

He was serving with No 2864 Sqn RAF Regiment at the time of his death, the cause of which has yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Ramleh War Cemetery.

08-Jan

HOPKINS, WILLIAM HENRY  RAFVR (985967), age: 46

Cpl

He was serving in the UK and was found dead 20 feet below a window at the service hospital at Henlow, where he was being treated for a serious heart condition.  He is buried in Lanark Cemetery.

09-Jan

McAFEE, ALEXANDER  RAFVR (1017565), age: 35

Sgt

He was serving with No 198 Sqn at the time of his death, the cause of which has yet to be ascertained, but his death was registered in Fylde.  .  He is buried in Lytham St Anne's (Park) Cemetery.

09-Jan

BROCKMAN, ROBERT NORMAN DFC RAF (103546), age: 25

Sqn Ldr

He was serving in the UK when he died in an ambulance between Bulstrode Park Lodge on the London-Oxford road and the Chalfont and Gerrards Cross Hospital, Chalfont.  He is buried in Cirencester Cemetery.

09-Jan

COCKBURN, JOHN  RAFVR (770167), age: 46

LAC

He was serving in the UK and died in the General Hospital, Westgate Road, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Jarrow Cemetery.

10-Jan

PALLANT, HAMPDEN  RAF (43580), age: 43

Sqn Ldr

He was serving with AHQ Italy at the time of his death, the cause of which has yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Udine War Cemetery.

10-Jan

WEIGHT, JAMES HARRY  RAF (560978), age: 36

Flt Sgt

He was serving at RAF Nicosia when he died in the British Military Hospital, Cyprus.  He is buried in Nicosia War Cemetery.

10-Jan

WILMOTH, THOMAS PATRICK  RAFVR (1908885), age: 19

AC2

He was serving at the Telecom Centre at the time of his death, the cause of which has yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Heliopolis War Cemetery.

10-Jan

PERCY, WILLIAM HENRY  RAFVR (931176), age: 37

LAC

He was serving in the UK died in St David's Hospital, Cardiff, cause unknown.  He is buried in Cardiff Western Cemetery.

10-Jan

PICKLES, EDWARD  RAFVR (943755), age: 33

LAC

He was serving with No 3 Embarkation Unit, Liverpool when body had been found on the railway embankment near Hall Road Station, Blundellslands, near Southport.  He is buried in Flockton (Zion) Congregational Chapelyard.

10-Jan

NORTH, WILLIAM  RAFVR (1521680), age: 22

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 Darlington.  He is buried in Barton (St Cuthbert) Churchyard.

10-Jan

WITTON, HARRY BENJAMIN  RAF (48005), age: 61

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 Edmonton.  He is buried in Southgate Cemetery.

10-Jan

CARR, ROBERT HENRY  RAFVR (1591621), age: 21

Sgt

He was serving in the UK and died in Westminster Hospital, cause unknown.  He is buried in Amble West Cemetery.

11-Jan

DOOLAN, PATRICK JOHN  RAF (520823), age: 29

Sgt

He was serving with No 431 ED when he died in Hamburg, the cause of which has yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Hamburg Cemetery.

12-Jan

SANFORD, ROBERT DEREK  RAF (578420), age: 22

WO

He was serving in the UK when he died in Williborough Hospital, Ashford, Kent, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Altrincham Bowdon and Hale (Altrincham ) Cemetery.

13-Jan

BAILLIEU, ALFRED JOHN  RAFVR (1430302), 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 Birmingham.  He is buried in Birmingham (Witton) Cemetery.

13-Jan

LOWE, DENIS  RAFVR (184664), age: 21

Fg Off

He was serving as a Navigator with BOAC when he died from injuries sustained on 11 January whilst flying in Dakota, G-AGJX (ex-FL604), which crashed at Stowting, near Ashford.  He was cremated at  Newcastle-upon-Tyne (West Road) Crematorium.

14-Jan

DOWNS, JOHN THOMAS  RAFVR (180111), age: Unknown

Flt Lt

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

14-Jan

JEFFREYS, SIDNEY WALTER  RAFVR (1417884), age: 47

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 (45).  He was cremated at Bristol (Arnos Vale) Crematorium.

14-Jan

JEAL, ARCHIBALD ALFRED  RAF (149789), age: 46

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 Hendon.  He is buried in Harrow (Harrow Weald) Cemetery.

14-Jan

FAIRWEATHER, REGINALD WILLIAM  RAFVR (1808349), age: 22

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 Lewes.  He is buried in Lewes Cemetery.

15-Jan

WILLS, WILLIAM JOHN  RAF (343274), age: 46

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 Cardington (St Mary) Church Cemetery.

15-Jan

JONES, STANLEY  RAFVR (2283233), age: 25

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 Westminster.  He is buried in Derby (Nottingham Road) Cemetery.

16-Jan

OWEN, SAMUEL WALTER  AuxAF (858153), age: 52

LAC

He was serving with No 925 Sqn at the time of his death, the cause of which has yet to be ascertained, but his death was registered in Barton.  .  He is buried in Tyldesley Cemetery.

16-Jan

MERRILEES, JAMES ALEXANDER  RAFVR (974938), age: 29

LAC

He was probably serving at RAF Kirkham and was killed when he fell from the rear of a car at the junction of Blackpool Road and Ribby Road, Kirkham as it took a bend.  He is buried in Bootle Cemetery.

16-Jan

MALLETT, ARTHUR EDWARD  AuxAF (847248), age: 50

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 Romford.  He is buried in Havering-atte-Bower (St John) Churchyard.

17-Jan

HIRONS, LESLIE McLEAN  RAF (571923), age: 25

LAC

He was serving in the UK and died after an illness from which had suffered for many months, his death being registered in Plymouth.  He is buried in Ford Park Cemetery (Formerly Plymouth Old Cemetery) (Pennycomequick).

17-Jan

FERGUSON, ROBERT MOORE  RAFVR (1297194), age: 41

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 Salford.  He is buried in Salford (Weaste) Cemetery.

19-Jan

GREEN, JOHN HERBERT  RAFVR (1099117), age: 24

LAC

He was serving with No 70 Sqn and died at the City General Hospital, Sheffield, the cause of which has yet to be ascertained.  .  He is buried in Sheffield (Shiregreen) Cemetery.

19-Jan

WILKINSON, RONALD  RAFVR (2294689), age: 19

AC2

He was serving with No 2717 Sqn RAF Regiment at the time of his death, the cause of which has yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Ramleh War Cemetery.

19-Jan

MONAGHAN, THOMAS  RAFVR (3024993), age: 20

Cpl

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

19-Jan

WHITE, WILLIAM ALBERT  RAF (347947), age: 43

Sgt

He was serving in the UK and died at Bedfordshire Sanatorium, Moggerhanger, Bedfordshire, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Biscot (Holy Trinity) Churchyard.

19-Jan

JEFFREY, GEORGE EVELYN  RAFVR (1371773), age: 39

LAC

HHe was serving in the UK and died at Hollywood Hall Sanatorium, Wolsingham, Co. Durham, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Heworth (St Mary) Churchyard.

19-Jan

MARKS, DIANA MARJORIE  WAAF (459249), age: 25

LACW

She was serving in the UK and died at the Military Hospital, Wheatley, Oxfordshire, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  She is buried in Adwell (St Mary) Churchyard.

20-Jan

POTTER, SHELLEY WALTER GEORGE  RAFVR (201729), age: 21

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire LF Mk 9, NH239 of No 208 Sqn, which flew into high ground near Haifa whilst flying at low level in an unauthorised area.  He is buried in Khayat Beach War Cemetery.

20-Jan

RAWLINGS, JOHN  RAF (573772), age: 23

Sgt

He was serving with No 322 MU at the time of his death, the cause of which has yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Delhi War Cemetery.

20-Jan

BENSON, CHARLES MACONNOCHIE  RAFVR (2226464), age: 40

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 Newton.  He is buried in Padgate (Christ Church) Churchyard.

20-Jan

EALES, OWEN GEORGE  RAFVR (2223692), age: 21

Sgt

He was serving in the UK at the time of his He was serving in the UK and was riding on a motorcycle with PII Hill when he was  killed when they collided with a lorry on the London road near Rugby.  He is buried in Rugby (Whinfield) Cemetery.

20-Jan

CARMICHAEL, DUNCAN MCDONALD  RAF (649363), age: Unknown

Cpl

He was serving in the UK and died in Argyll County Sanatorium, Oban, from pulmonary TB.  He is buried in Kilpatrick Cemetery, Torosay.

20-Jan

DITCHER, GEOFFREY PETER  RAFVR (3092487), 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 Wirral.  He is buried in Chester (Blacon) Cemetery.

21-Jan

WARSZAWSKI, Edward  PAF (P.709919), age: 28

Airman

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.

21-Jan

HILL, STANLEY  RAFVR (1588731), age: 21

P II

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 Rugby.  He is buried in Manchester Southern Cemetery.

21-Jan

LAWRENCE, GEORGE SIDNEY  RAFVR (3085420), 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 Westminster.  He is buried in or was cremated at Wandsworth (Putney Vale) Cemetery and Crematorium.

22-Jan

JARRON, LAWRENCE  RAFVR (942182), age: 41

Sgt

He was serving with No 240 Sqn and died, cause unknown, in Leazes Hospital, Newcastle-upon-Tyne.  He is buried in Byer Moor (Sacred Heart) Roman Catholic Cemetery.

22-Jan

FRANKS, JOHN TERRANCE  RAFVR (908920), 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 Battersea.  He is buried in Streatham Park Cemetery.

22-Jan

ZILLWOOD, MAURICE FREDERICK  RAFVR (167227), age: 23

Fg Off

He had returned from India three weeks previously and died of rabies, which he had contracted after being attacked by a rabid dog whilst rescuing a small child four months before leaving the country.  He is buried in Rayleigh Cemetery.

22-Jan

LANG, WILLIAM  RAFVR (993074), age: 33

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 Whitchurch (William J - 31).  He is buried in Liverpool (West Derby) Cemetery.

23-Jan

BROWN, ALBERT JOSEPH  RAFVR (651198), age: 31

Cpl

He was serving in the UK and died, cause unknown, in Westminster Hospital.  He is buried in Bournemouth East Cemetery.

24-Jan

DOODSON, HAROLD VINCENT  RAF (46813), age: 33

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito FB Mk 6, HR260 of No 1 FU, which was lost without a trace between Castelnaudery and Istres on a ferry flight.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

24-Jan

LOGAN, JAMES LOCHHEAD  RAFVR (159462), age: 24

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito FB Mk 6, HR260 of No 1 FU, which was lost without a trace between Castelnaudery and Istres on a ferry flight.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

24-Jan

PLUMPTON, WILLIAM CLARK  RAFVR (3079571), age: 19

AC2

He was serving with No 101 MU at the time of his death, the cause of which has yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Heliopolis War Cemetery.

24-Jan

GIBSON, PAUL LESTER  RAFVR (1808026), age: Unknown

Sgt

He was serving at RAF Nicosia and was killed in a road accident.  He is buried in Nicosia War Cemetery.

24-Jan

HUMBY, JOHN AMBROSE  RAFVR (951982), age: 32

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 Oswestry.  He is buried in Oswestry General Cemetery.

25-Jan

GRAYSTON, SELWYN  RAFVR (1812355), age: 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter TF Mk 10, RD787 of No 84 Sqn, which crashed from a steep climb whilst turning after take off from Poona.  He is buried in Kirkee War Cemetery.

25-Jan

GREEN, OLIVER WILLIAM  RAFVR (183526), age: 22

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter TF Mk 10, RD787 of No 84 Sqn, which crashed from a steep climb whilst turning after take off from Poona.  He is buried in Kirkee War Cemetery.

25-Jan

LOMAN, DESMOND JOHN  RAFVR (197765), age: 24

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter TF Mk 10, RD787 of No 84 Sqn, which crashed from a steep climb whilst turning after take off from Poona.  He is buried in Kirkee War Cemetery.

25-Jan

AYERS, FREDERICK DUDLEY CHARLES  RAFVR (962234), age: 31

AC2

He was serving with No 960 Sqn and died in Redhill Hospital, Reigate.  He is buried in Croydon (Mitcham Road) Cemetery.

25-Jan

GILL, ERNEST ANTHONY  AuxAF (809178), age: 25

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito NF Mk 30, NT512 of No 54 OTU, which crashed near Kirby Fleetham in Yorkshire during a training sortie, no further details known.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery.

25-Jan

HARRIS, FREDERICK WILLIAM CHARLES  RAFVR (201634), age: 25

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito NF Mk 30, NT512 of No 54 OTU, which crashed near Kirby Fleetham in Yorkshire during a training sortie, no further details known.  He is buried in Croydon (Mitcham Road) Cemetery.

25-Jan

ADCOCK, JOHN WILLIAM  RAF (632375), age: 25

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 Lichfield.  He is buried in Burton-upon-Trent Cemetery.

25-Jan

MORRIS, ROBERT  RAFVR (1649213), age: 22

AC1

He had served in Southern Rhodesia and was on demobilisation leave when he died in the Kent and Sussex Hospital, cause unknown.  He is buried in Tunbridge Wells Cemetery.

25-Jan

GREGORY, CYRIL BERNARD  RAFVR (1450193), 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 Westminster.  He is buried in St Pancras Cemetery.

26-Jan

TAYLOR, FRANK WALTER  RAFVR (175222), age: 26

Flt Lt

He was serving with AHQ Italy at the time of his death, the cause of which has yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Udine War Cemetery.

26-Jan

TURNER, JOHN JAMES  RAFVR (1241515), age: 28

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 Durham S E.  He is buried in Easington (Colliery) Cemetery.

27-Jan

KING, ALBERT EDWARD  RAF (347938), age: Unknown

Flt Sgt

He was serving at the Telecom Centre ME and died at No 5 RAF Hospital, Egypt, the cause of which has yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Heliopolis War Cemetery.

27-Jan

CHURCHILL, ARTHUR CHARLES  RAF (83053), age: 62

Fg Off

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 Paddington.  He was cremated at Golders Green Crematorium.

27-Jan

McGARRY, JAMES JOHN  RAFVR (1911218), age: 28

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 probably registered in Ireland.  He is buried in Mohill Cemetery.

28-Jan

McGRATH, LIAN HENRY  RAFVR (63389), age: Unknown

Wg Cdr

He had been serving as the principal medical officer of AHQ East Africa and was returning home for demobilisation on board the SS Chitral. The night before disembarking he had entertained a few officers in his cabin and they had left him to finish his packing.  A few hours later he was found dying on the floor of the cabin with a bullet wound in the head and a revolver with one spent and five live cartridge near him.  A verdict of accidental death was returned by the coroner.  He is buried in Omagh (Dublin Road) Cemetery

29-Jan

MALTESE, FRANCIS REGINALD ANTHONY  RAFVR (202942), age: Unknown

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter TF Mk 10, RD770 of No 84 Sqn, which cartwheeled into trees whilst attempting an emergency landing on an island in the Jahore Straits following an engine failure.  He is buried in Kranji War Cemetery.

29-Jan

WALKER, GEORGE MALLOCH BRICKNELL  RAFVR (1125728), age: Unknown

AC2

He was serving in the UK and died in Bridge of Earn Emergency Hospital from a duodenal ulcer.  He is buried in Dundee (Balgay) Cemetery.

29-Jan

HENDERSON, THOMAS SINCLAIR  RAFVR (1369527), age: 39

LAC

He was serving in the UK and died in Forfar Infirmary from myocarditis and septicaemia.  He is buried in Forfar Cemetery.

30-Jan

PEMBLE, ALEC JOHN  RAF (321316), age: 47

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 Ashford.  He is buried in Ashford (Bybrook) Cemetery.

30-Jan

ROBINSON, JAMES ARTHUR  RAFVR (1671495), age: 25

AC2

He was serving in the UK and died in the Royal Infirmary, Aberdeen, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Birkenhead (Landican) Cemetery.

30-Jan

STOREY, CYRIL ERNEST  RAFVR (1413694), age: 26

Cpl

He was serving in the UK and died at The Sanatorium, Ware Park, Ware, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Ware New Cemetery.

31-Jan

BUTCHER, LESLIE FREDERICK  RAFVR (150080), age: 24

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire FR Mk 14, NH896 of No 2 Sqn, which crashed at Celle after its tail was severed by TZ196 which was flying to closely in formation with it.  He is buried in Hanover War Cemetery.

31-Jan

BARNARD, DONALD GEORGE  RAFVR (155049), age: Unknown

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire FR Mk 14, TZ196 of No 2 Sqn, which crashed at Celle after it collided with NH896 of the same unit whilst flying too closely in formation with it.  He is buried in Hanover War Cemetery.

31-Jan

HEMLEY, DERRICK GERALD  RAFVR (1869435), age: 21

Cpl

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

31-Jan

LEWIS, FRED  RAFVR (2215105), 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 Barton.  He was cremated at Manchester Crematorium.

31-Jan

HOWSON, CAMERON GEORGE ANTHONY  RAFVR (3502501), age: 17

AC2

He was serving in the UK and died in the RAF Hospital, Wilmslow, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Thurrock (Grays) New Cemetery.

31-Jan

HOGG, WILLIAM ROBERT HENRY  RAFVR (1250728), 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 Camberwell.  He is buried in Lambeth Cemetery.

31-Jan

BLACKBURN, ALAN JOHN  RAFVR (1636205), age: 24

Sgt

He was serving in the UK and died in the Royal Infirmary, Cardiff, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He was cremated at  Pontypridd Crematorium.

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