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Casualties - July 1947


01-Jul

HUGHES, JOHN DEREK  RAF (164503), age: 23

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in York C Mk 1, MW224 of No 242 Sqn, which crashed during a three engined overshoot at Oakington due to a number of errors in procedure.  He is buried in Cambridge Crematorium

01-Jul

SALT, GEORGE HAROLD  RAF (569399), age: Unknown

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in York C Mk 1, MW224 of No 242 Sqn, which crashed during a three engined overshoot at Oakington due to a number of errors in procedure.  He is buried in City of Westminster (Paddington) Cemetery, Mill Hill

01-Jul

CAMERON, DOUGLAS STUART  RAF (142521), age: 31

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in York C Mk 1, MW224 of No 242 Sqn, which crashed during a three engined overshoot at Oakington due to a number of errors in procedure.  He is buried in Hampton Cemetery

01-Jul

HOLLIS, RAYMOND BARTLETT  RAFVR (1608087), age: 22

P II

He was killed whilst flying in York C Mk 1, MW224 of No 242 Sqn, which crashed during a three engined overshoot at Oakington due to a number of errors in procedure.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

01-Jul

HANSON, BASIL CHARLES  RAFVR (122968), age: 35

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in York C Mk 1, MW224 of No 242 Sqn, which crashed during a three engined overshoot at Oakington due to a number of errors in procedure.  He is buried in Farningham (SS Peter and Paul) Churchyard

01-Jul

HELMORE, TERENCE MARTIN  RAF (133361), age: 25

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Tiger Moth T Mk 2, NL784 of the CFS, which hit the ground at Little Rissington on recovery from a spin during a practice low level aerobatic routine.  He is buried in Hornchurch Cemetery

01-Jul

BAKER, RICHARD ROLAND  RAFVR (1802785), age: 24

WO

He was serving in the UK and died in Cheltenham hospital from injuries sustained when his motor cycle was involved in a collision with a Cheltenahm District Traction Co. bus at the junction of Tennyson-road and Gloucester-road.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery.

03-Jul

MILLINGTON, JOHN  RAFVR (1253417), age: 27

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 Islington.  He is buried in Caldicot (St Mary) Churchyard

03-Jul

MOYSE, ROSE ANNE  WAAF (422041), age: 28

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 Truro.  She is buried in St Mawgan Burial Ground

04-Jul

LAWDER, WILLIAM EDWARD  RAF (515977), age: 33

WO

He was serving at RAF El Hamra and died at Tel-el-Kebir, Egypt, the cause of which has yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Tel el Kebir War Memorial Cemetery.

05-Jul

CLARK, DOUGLAS HAIG  RAF (56083), age: 27

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland GR Mk 5, PP113 of No 201 Sqn, which struck the sea and crashed during a practice anti-submarine attack.  He was cremated at  Camberwell (Honor Oak) Crematorium

05-Jul

DAVIES, FREDERICK SHAYLAR  RAFVR (1832986), age: 22

P II

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland GR Mk 5, PP113 of No 201 Sqn, which struck the sea and crashed during a practice anti-submarine attack.  He is commemorated on the  Runnymede Memorial

05-Jul

FRANKLIN, ALAN CHARLES  RAFVR (1869662), age: 22

Nav II

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland GR Mk 5, PP113 of No 201 Sqn, which struck the sea and crashed during a practice anti-submarine attack.  He is commemorated on the  Runnymede Memorial

05-Jul

RIDEOUT, EUGENE EDWIN  RAFVR (176155), age: 24

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland GR Mk 5, PP113 of No 201 Sqn, which struck the sea and crashed during a practice anti-submarine attack.  He is commemorated on the  Runnymede Memorial

05-Jul

SMITH, ALBERT  RAFVR (1037084), age: 26

Sig II

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland GR Mk 5, PP113 of No 201 Sqn, which struck the sea and crashed during a practice anti-submarine attack.  He is commemorated on the  Runnymede Memorial

05-Jul

ROBERTS, THOMAS WILLIAM  RAFVR (1319644), age: 26

Sig II

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland GR Mk 5, PP113 of No 201 Sqn, which struck the sea and crashed during a practice anti-submarine attack.  He is buried in Hitchin Cemetery

05-Jul

GILL, JOHN HAROLD CHRISTOPHER  RAFVR (1697489), age: 23

P II

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland GR Mk 5, PP113 of No 201 Sqn, which struck the sea and crashed during a practice anti-submarine attack.  He is buried in York Cemetery, Yorkshire

07-Jul

WATHERN, OLIVER CHAMBERS  RAFVR (909203), age: 33

LAC

He was serving with No 34 Sqn at the time of his death, the cause of which has yet to be ascertained, but his death was registered in Stroud.  .  He is buried in Stonehouse (St Cyr) Churchyard Extension

07-Jul

JONES, BRYN WILLIAM  RAFVR (1891729), age: 22

Sig II

He was killed whilst flying in Anson T Mk 1, NK877 of No 2 ANS, which flew into a mountain at Maenard Derry whilst flying in a valley in poor weather condition and below the safety height.  He is buried in Woolwich Cemetery

07-Jul

GOULD, CECIL LESLIE  RAF (440231), age: 39

Sqn Ldr

He was serving in the UK and was found dead with his two children at Clacton. The inquest recorded that he shot them then turned the gun on himself.  He is buried in Clacton Cemetery.

08-Jul

GOODY, BEN  RAFVR (1860739), age: 36

LAC

He was serving in the UK and died in Southend Municipal Hospital, Rochford, Essex, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Southend-on-Sea (Sutton Road) Cemetery.

10-Jul

FRY, HUMPHREY FRANCIS WARREN  RAFVR (201234), age: 25

Sqn Ldr

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

10-Jul

HARKER, JOHN  RAF (9288), age: 48

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 Ely.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

10-Jul

WHITELEY, JAMES WILLIE  RAFVR (1045988), age: 26

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 Spen Valley.  He is buried in Mirfield (St Mary) Churchyard

10-Jul

CAPEWELL, DORIS  WAAF (478122), age: 25

Cpl

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 Stafford.  She is buried in Quarry Bank (Christ Church) Churchyard Extension

10-Jul

TREACHER, STEPHEN ARTHUR  RAFVR (1380352), age: 37

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 Windsor.  He is buried in Shinfield (St Mary) Church Cemetery

11-Jul

McCORMACK, ROBERT TARBURN  RAFVR (2331620), 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 Scotland?  He is buried in Glasgow (Sandymount) Cemetery

11-Jul

PROBERT, ROBERT WILLIAM  RAFVR (1314791), 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 Weston super Mare.  He is buried in Bleadon (SS Peter and Paul) Churchyard

12-Jul

ANDERSON, WILLIAM JOHN  RAFVR (1174776), age: 43

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 was cremated at  Charing (Kent County) Crematorium

12-Jul

SHAW, JACK  RAFVR (1082071), age: 29

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 Halifax.  He was cremated at  Bradford Crematorium

12-Jul

LOGAN, NORMAN  AuxAF (817018), age: 26

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 Scotland?  He is buried in Aberdeen (Allenvale) Cemetery

12-Jul

WILLIAMS, NORMAN  RAFVR (2342877), 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 Swindon.  He is buried in Bradford (Bowling) Cemetery

13-Jul

MUSTAFA IBRAHIM  IL (7030), age: Unknown

Pvt

He was serving with the Iraq Levies (RAF) at the time of his death, the cause of which has yet to be ascertained.  He is commemorated on the  Habbaniya Memorial

14-Jul

JAMES, M  RAFVR (979396), age: Unknown

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 West Glamorgan.  He is buried in Clydach-on-Tawe (St John the Baptist) Churchyard.

14-Jul

POUNTNEY, ALBERT EDWARD  RAF (300443), age: 51

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

15-Jul

RUFF, JOHN FRANCIS  RAFVR (3058362), age: 19

Cpl

He was serving with No 10 MTRU at the time of his death, the cause of which has yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Port Said War Memorial Cemetery

16-Jul

TANNER, FREDERICK GEORGE AFM RAFVR (182756), age: 28

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Tempest FB Mk 6, NX198 of No 8 Sqn, which flick rolled into the ground whilst pulling out of a rocket attack on a ground target in Yemen.  He is buried in Maala Cemetery

16-Jul

LEVERATT, FREDERICK  RAFVR (938463), age: 44

Cpl

He was serving with No 102 Sqn at the time of his death, the cause of which has yet to be ascertained, but his death was registered in Penrith.  .  He is buried in Croglin (St John the Baptist) Churchyard

16-Jul

WHITE, NORMAN JOSEPH  RAFVR (2267023), age: Unknown

AC2

He was serving with No 2750 Sqn RAF Regiment at the time of his death, the cause of which has yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Munster Heath War Cemetery

16-Jul

MORRISON, HUGH  RAF (532230), age: 31

Cpl

He was serving at HQ BC Air Japan at the time of his death, the cause of which has yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Yokohama War Cemetery

16-Jul

BAPTIST, SIGISHUNA TONY  RAFVR (2229780), 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 registered in Fylde (Sigismund).  He is buried in Chester (Blacon) Cemetery

16-Jul

WADE, JOHN JOSEPH  RAFVR (1479357), age: 43

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 N.  He was cremated at  Liverpool (Anfield) Crematorium

16-Jul

CHATBURN, RONALD  RAFVR (4000949), 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 Manchester.  He is buried in Manchester (Gorton) Cemetery

16-Jul

WHYMARK, FLORENCE  WAAF (2022840), age: 28

LACW

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 Surrey S E.  She is buried in Bandon Hill Cemetery

16-Jul

CROFT, ERNEST ALFRED  RAF (192395), age: 59

Sqn Ldr

He was serving in the UK and died, cause unknown, in Westminster Hospital, St. Johns Gardens, London SW1.  He is buried in Cirencester Cemetery.

17-Jul

GLASS, RAYMOND ALAN ATC, age: 20

Cdt

He was killed whilst flying in Glider of No 203 EGS, which crashed into cliffs near Coleraine whilst practicing for his 'C' Gliding Certificate.  

18-Jul

RENNISON, GEORGE  RAFVR (2269982), age: 27

AC1

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

18-Jul

WARD, VINCENT  RAFVR (2316107), age: 19

AC2

He was serving in the UK and died in The Infirmary, Southgate, Pontefract, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Adwick-le-Street Cemetery.

18-Jul

DOWDALL, ERIC ALFRED JAMES CHARLES  RAFVR (1875979), age: 22

LAC

He was serving in the UK and died in Kingston County Hospital from injuries sustained in a road accident.  He is buried in Wandsworth (Streatham) Cemetery.

19-Jul

HARTLEY, IAN JOHN DFC RAF (111978), age: 29

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Brigand TF Mk 1, RH752 of the AAEE, which crashed into Lyme Bay after flick rolling on recovering from a rocket firing pass.  He is commemorated on the  Runnymede Memorial

19-Jul

MORREN, THOMAS WILLIAM GEORGE  RAF (48008), age: 31

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Brigand TF Mk 1, RH752 of the AAEE, which crashed into Lyme Bay after flick rolling on recovering from a rocket firing pass.  He is commemorated on the  Runnymede Memorial

19-Jul

BUSH, CHARLES EDWARD  RAFVR (4023786), age: 17

AC2

He was serving at RAF Pembroke Dock and accidentally drowned while bathing at Clacton whilst on leave.  He is buried in St Osyth Cemetery.

19-Jul

LACEY, ALBERT JAMES  RAFVR (752246), age: 31

Sgt

He had been discharged and was found hanging from a beam at his shop at 120 Marsh Road, Pinner, having committed suicide.  He was cremated at  Golders Green Crematorium.

19-Jul

PEARSON, HAROLD WILLIAM ERNEST  RAFVR (1286866), age: 37

LAC

He died at Ellerslie House, Gregory Boulevard, Nottingham, a home for paralysed ex-servicemen.  He is buried in Heanor (Codnor and Loscoe) Cemetery.

19-Jul

JACKSON, WALTER THOMAS  RAF (545756), age: 28

WO

He was serving as wireless fitter at RAF Aldergrove having been admitted to Waringfield Military hospital on 9 Jun 1947 in a seriously ill condition.  He is buried in Kiltegan (St Peter) Church of Ireland Churchyard

20-Jul

PARKIN, HARRY  RAF (535659), age: 30

Sgt

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

20-Jul

BIRCH, CYRIL STEPHEN JOHN  RAFVR (1155252), age: 31

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 Folkestone.  He is buried in Hawkinge Cemetery

20-Jul

LITHERLAND, AARON  RAF (12488), age: 55

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 Merioneth S.  He is buried in Southampton (Hollybrook) Cemetery

20-Jul

LALL, RAM CHANDAR PRASAD  RAFVR (727102), age: 20

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 was cremated at  Birmingham Municipal Crematorium

21-Jul

THOMPSON, PATRICK JOHN  RAFVR (2291108), age: 19

AC2

Neither the unit on which he was serving nor his cause of death has yet been ascertained.

21-Jul

RICHARDS, JAMES SEYMOUR  RAF (621335), age: 41

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 Fylde.  He is buried in Chester (Blacon) Cemetery

21-Jul

SKETCHLEY, HORACE NORMAN  RAFVR (2266517), 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 Worcester.  He is buried in Birmingham (Yardley) Cemetery

22-Jul

ROBINSON, GEOFFREY  RAFVR (203460), age: 23

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Vampire F Mk 1, VF302 of No 595 Sqn, which crashed into sand dunes at Pembrey following an engine failure on take off.  He is buried in Leeds (Cottingley Hall) Cemetery

22-Jul

LUNNEY, THOMAS  RAFVR (1063465), age: 25

LAC

He was serving in the UK and died from tubercular meningitis as the result of pulmonary tuberculosis, his death being registered in Belfast.  He is buried in Belfast (Milltown) Roman Catholic Cemetery.

23-Jul

HEXTALL, GORDON  RAFVR (2327208), 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 Fylde.  He is buried in Gringley-on-the-Hill Cemetery

23-Jul

NEALE, KENNETH ERNEST (KEN)  RAFVR (3002418), age: 21

AC1

A Radar Mechanic, he died, cause unknown, in the RAF Hospital, Wroughton, having been invalided home from Malta.  He is buried in Norton Lindsey (Holy Trinity) Churchyard.

24-Jul

SARGENT, CLAUDE HENRY  RAF (957855), age: 32

LAC

He was serving with No 5007 (Airfield Construction) Sqn at the time of his death, the cause of which has yet to be ascertained, but his death was registered in Surrey S W.  .  He is buried in Colchester Cemetery

25-Jul

BUTCHER, JOHN KENNETH  RAFVR (136218), age: 25

Flt Lt

He was serving in the UK and died in the RAF Hospital Wroughton, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery.

26-Jul

GRAHAM, STANLEY RICHARD (GRAY)  RAF (510953), age: 37

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 Salisbury.  He is buried in Salisbury (Devizes Road) Cemetery

27-Jul

ROLFE-ROGERS, RANVILLE GEORGE  RAFVR (75200), age: 57

Sqn Ldr

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 Halton (St Michael) Churchyard

27-Jul

SNEDDON, ROBERT SUMMERS  RAF (579209), age: 20

Nav IV/Cadet

He was serving in the UK  and died from injuries sustained in a road traffic accident near Harrogate. He was travelling in a truck which went through the parapet of a bridge and fell into the river below.  He is buried in St Ninians (Bannockburn) Parish Burial Ground.

27-Jul

GRIMSHAW, ROBERT  RAFVR (2233674), age: 20

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 Fylde.  He is buried in Church and Clayton-le-Moors Joint Cemetery

27-Jul

WILSON, HENRY BAIRD  RAF (50092), age: 42

Flt Lt

He was serving in the UK and died at RAF Bishops Court, County Down, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Bath (Haycombe) Cemetery.

27-Jul

ASHBY, FREDERICK PHILIP  RAFVR (2314655), age: 25

AC1

He was or had been serving in the UK and died in Warneford Hospital from wounds sustained after being shot in the back with a shot-gun by his father at their home.  He is buried in Radford Semele (St Nicholas) Churchyard.

28-Jul

RENSHAW, WILLIAM  RAFVR (2204312), age: 22

Gun II

He was serving with No 207 Sqn and was killed when his motor-cycle crashed into a tree at Pickmere, near Northwich.  .  He was cremated at  Manchester Crematorium.

28-Jul

FINNIGAN, GEORGE JAMES  RAFVR (3063338), 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 Fayid War Cemetery

28-Jul

SAMMS, CLARENCE  RAFVR (713104), age: 34

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 Aylesbury (29).  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

28-Jul

PAYNE, GEORGE WILLIAM  RAFVR (4024152), 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 Norwich.  He is buried in Shotesham (All Saints) Churchyard

28-Jul

PARKER, DONALD  RAFVR (1333965), 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 Surrey S W.  He is buried in St John the Evangelist Parish Church, Merrow

28-Jul

WHEELER, ARTHUR STANLEY  RAFVR (2282587), age: 29

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 West Bromwich.  He is buried in West Bromwich Cemetery

28-Jul

BURDEN, LEO EWART  RAF (40770), age: 56

Cpl

He had been discharged from the RAF as being unfit for air forces service on 5 Jan 1945 and died at 3, Owles Court, Row 52, Yarmouth from pulmonary TB.  He is buried in Great Yarmouth (Caister) Cemetery.

30-Jul

POWER, WILLIAM K  RAFVR (4006712), 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 Aylesbury.  He is buried in Tralee (Ratass) Cemetery

30-Jul

MORRIS, DAVID HOWARD  RAFVR (3092433), 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 Bridgend.  He is buried in Ystradgynlais New Cemetery

30-Jul

LANGLANDS, PETER  RAFVR (1345379), age: 26

AC1

He was serving in the UK and  died in the Combination Hospital, Stirling, from TB and tubercular meningitis.  He is buried in St Ninians (Bannockburn) Parish Burial Ground.

31-Jul

REID, ROBERT IVOR  AuxAF (91253), age: 30

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire F Mk 21, LA211 of No 602 Sqn, which crashed during an attempted ditching in the Irish Sea following an engine failure during an air-to-air firing sortie.  He is buried in Thornton-le-Fylde (Christ Church) Churchyard

31-Jul

WYER, ARTHUR THOMAS  RAFVR (1633844), age: 43

AC1

He was serving in the UK and died at the Royal Northern Hospital, Holloway, London N7, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in St Pancras Cemetery.

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