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Casualties - August 1947


01-Aug

McCORMACK, PETER PAUL  RAF (4007954), age: 20

AC2

He was serving as a Mechanic/Assistant serving with No 30 Maintenance Unit and was killed whilst riding pillion on a motorcycle accident at West Town near Bristol.  He is buried in Ballypousta Catholic Churchyard.

01-Aug

BERRY, LEONARD  RAF (510909), age: 37

Flt Sgt

He was probably serving with No 30 Maintenance Unit and was killed whilst riding a motorcycle accident at West Town near Bristol.  He is buried in Bleadon (SS Peter and Paul) Churchyard.

01-Aug

HODGES, THOMAS HENRY  RAFVR (1440180), 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 Lewisham.  He is buried in Woolwich Cemetery.

02-Aug

MAK YEE CHEANG  RAFVR (785538), age: Unknown

AC1

He was serving as a locally recruited airmen at the time of his death, the cause of which has yet to be ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

03-Aug

PUSEY, LIONEL LEROYD  RAFVR (725178), age: 26

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 Brookwood Military Cemetery.

03-Aug

HABBITTS, BARRIE  RAFVR (2320788), 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 Exeter.  He is buried in Exeter  Higher Cemetery.

04-Aug

COOPER, DAVID JESSE (JIMMY)  RAFVR (3076308), age: 21

LAC

He was serving in Aden and was accidentally drowned whilst bathing in Conquest Bay on Bank Holiday Monday.  He is buried in Maala Cemetery.

05-Aug

WILLIAMS, FREDERICK GORDON  RAF (365475), age: 38

WO

He was serving in the UK and died in Princess Mary RAF Hospital, Halton, Buckinghamshire, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Halton (St Michael) Churchyard.

05-Aug

CONNELL, GEORGE ARTHUR  RAFVR (1101479), age: 32

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 Hull.  He is buried in Hull Eastern Cemetery.

05-Aug

FEARN, HERBERT  RAFVR (1469699), age: 45

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 Nottingham.  He is buried in Nottingham Northern Cemetery.

05-Aug

McMULLAN, The Revd. HUGH  RAF (144188), age: 57

Sqn Ldr

He had recently resigned and died at 38 Buller Road, Newton Abbot, Devonshire, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Swanage (Godlingston) Cemetery.

05-Aug

WADDELL, MARY LISTER (PEDDIE)  PMRAFNS (6143), age: 30

Sister

She was serving in the PMRAFNS and died in Cameron Hospital, Windygates, Fife, from TB.  She is buried in Ceres Cemetery.

06-Aug

INGHAM, BERNARD DFC RAF (112519), age: 27

Wg Cdr

He was serving in the UK and died at the King Edward VII Sanatorium, Midhurst, Sussex, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Eastbourne (St Mary) New Churchyard.

06-Aug

COCKEL, HIRAM STANLEY  RAFVR (1640797), age: 39

LAC

He was serving in the UK and died at 34 Braeside Road, Southampton, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Southampton (St Mary Extra) Cemetery.

07-Aug

SZEWCZYK, K PAF (P.?), age:

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 .  He is buried in Morpeth (SS Mary and James) Churchyard.

08-Aug

WEISS, NAFTALI  RAF (774261), age: Unknown

LAC

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

08-Aug

PLAYER, JOHN HOWARD DSO, DFC RAF (40316), age: 36

Wg Cdr

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito T Mk 3, HJ976 of No 139 Wing, which crashed near Wahn following a fire in the air.  He is buried in Munster Heath War Cemetery.

08-Aug

SPRINGTHORPE, ERNEST GORDON  RAF (119012), age: 25

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito T Mk 3, HJ976 of No 139 Wing, which crashed near Wahn following a fire in the air.  He is buried in Munster Heath War Cemetery

08-Aug

BRIDLE, HORACE STANLEY  RAF (542288), age: 30

Cpl

He was serving in the UK and died in the RAF Hospital St. Athan, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Llantwit Major Cemetery.

08-Aug

ALBON, ARTHUR RUPERT GEORGE  RAFVR (1223400), age: 41

Cpl

He was serving in the UK and died in St Margaret's Hospital, Stratton St Margaret, Wiltshire, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Leyton (St Mary with St Edward) Churchyard.

09-Aug

EASTWOOD, DOUGLAS EDWARD BEALE  RAFVR (1891076), age: 23

LAC

He was serving with No 128 MU and died in the British Military Hospital, Fayid, the cause of which has yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Fayid War Cemetery.

09-Aug

GILHAM, FREDERICK CHARLES  RAF (282667), age: 59

Sgt

He had served as Cook Instructor until being discharged in 1945 and the cause of his death has not yet been ascertained but his death was registered in Bridge.  He is buried in Whitstable Cemetery.

09-Aug

WIGHT, HENRY ROWE MC RAF (79483), age: 56

Wg Cdr

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained but his death was registered in Edmonton.  He was cremated at  Golders Green Crematorium.

09-Aug

GILES, NORMAN ALLISON  RAFVR (3057404), age: 20

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 Nottingham.  He is buried in Carlton (Gedling) Cemetery.

10-Aug

DANIELS, FREDERICK LESTER BAGRIDGE  RAFVR (3052466), age: 21

AC1

He was serving at RAF Kaukurunda at the time of his death, the cause of which has yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Colombo (Lliveramentu) Cemetery.

10-Aug

BALL, ANTHONY GUY  RAFVR (702125), age: 29

LAC

He had been discharged on 10 April 1942, and his cause of death has not yet been ascertained but it was registered in Chatham.  He was cremated at  Charing (Kent County) Crematorium.

10-Aug

DIXON, WILLIAM JAMES  RAFVR (1523647), age: 39

LAC

He was serving in the UK died at Fazakerley Sanatorium, Liverpool, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Liverpool (West Derby) Cemetery.

11-Aug

SADLER, GEORGE ROY  RAFVR (2302731), 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 Pancras.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery.

12-Aug

ROSS, DONALD  RAF (370480), age: Unknown

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 Romford (43)/Scotland?  He is buried in Kilmuir Easter Churchyard.

13-Aug

WOODS, WALLACE  RAFVR (2233896), age: Unknown

AC1

He was serving at HQ BF Aden at the time of his death, the cause of which has yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Maala Cemetery.

13-Aug

McLAREN, WALTER  RAFVR (1559871), age: 49

LAC

He was serving in the UK and died at 38 Ladhope Vale, Galashiels, from cystic disease of the kidneys.  He is buried in Galashiels (Eastlands) Cemetery.

15-Aug

JONES, RAYMOND MCKENZIE  RAFVR (1105894), age: 27

Cpl

He was serving with No 971 Sqn at the time of his death, the cause of which has yet to be ascertained, but his death was registered in Scunthorpe.  He was cremated at  Sheffield Crematorium.

15-Aug

BROWN, WILLIAM ALFRED  RAFVR (1108191), age: 47

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 Wallasey.  He is buried in Wallasey (Frankby) Cemetery

16-Aug

KINSHOTT, JOHN BRIAN  RAF (4002537), age: 18

AC2

He was serving with No 205 Sqn and accidentally drowned when the boat in which he was sailing overturned on Koggala Lake. Efforts to rescue him by two companions unfortunately failed.  He is buried in Colombo (Lliveramentu) Cemetery.

16-Aug

BELL, ROBERT STANLEY  RAFVR (1128149), age: 25

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 Liverpool S.  He is buried in Liverpool (Allerton) Cemetery

17-Aug

HOLDER, JAMES HENRY  RAFVR (2234245), age: 20

AC2

He was serving with BPO ACFE at the time of his death, the cause of which has yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Kuala Lumper (Cheras Road) Civil Cemetery, Malaysia

17-Aug

COLLIER, HAROLD  RAFVR (1627597), age: 23

P II

He was serving in the UK and died two days after an appendicitis operation at Innsworth.  He was administered an anaesthetic, and his heart stopped beating but efforts to revive him failed.  He is buried in Harrow (Eastcote Lane) Cemetery.

17-Aug

COLLINS, EDWARD GORDON MELVILLE  RAFVR (925885), age: 26

Sgt

He was serving in the UK and drowned after being carried out to sea whilst bathing at Mawgan Porth.  He is buried in Falmouth Cemetery, Cornwall.

17-Aug

COLLISON, JOHN  RAFVR (2202055), 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 Swindon.  He is buried in Lower Darwen (St James) Churchyard.

18-Aug

CHAMBERLAIN, FREDERICK SYDNEY  RAFVR (2278175), age: 19

AC1

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

18-Aug

BODDIE, DONALD GEORGE RAF (), age: 55

Gp Capt

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 Brentford.  He was cremated at  Mortlake Crematorium

19-Aug

BRADBEER, IVOR  RAFVR (932538), age: 34

LAC

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

20-Aug

PATRICK, JAMES  RAFVR (3081982), age: 19

AC2

He was probably serving at RAF Llandrog and drowned whilst bathing near Llandrog.  He is buried in Glasgow (Riddrie Park) Cemetery.

20-Aug

PEARSON, JAMES MCALLISTER  RAFVR (1058029), age: 26

LAC

He was serving in the UK and died in Bangour Hospital, Broxburn from pulmonary tuberculosis.  He is buried in Edinburgh (Saughton) Cemetery.

20-Aug

DUNNE, DAVID  RAFVR (4006969), age: 20

AC2

He was probably serving at RAF Wig Bay and was fatally injured when he slipped and was run over by a wheel of the beaching gear attached to an aircraft which was being towed from Loch Ryan along the road to its hangar.  He is buried in Portlaoighise (St Peter and Paul) Cemetery.

22-Aug

STONE, JAMES STANLEY  RAF (552009), age: 26

P1 or M Plt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito PR Mk 34, RG315 of No 13 Sqn, which crashed on take off from Khartoum after hitting power cables.  He is buried in Khartoum War Cemetery

22-Aug

CHADBOND, AUSTIN  RAFVR (3039702), age: Unknown

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

22-Aug

INGHAM, JOHN  RAFVR (1450852), age: 27

Cpl

He was serving in the UK and died, cause unknown, in the Corporation Hospital, Blackburn.  He is buried in Blackburn (Pleasington) Cemetery.

22-Aug

GERRISH, KENNETH WILLIAM  RAFVR (2313645), age: 19

AC2

He was undertaking a radio course at RAF Bawdsey and drowned after he was caught in a swirling current at the mouth of the River Deben during a PT session.  He is buried in Hanham (Christ Church) Churchyard.

22-Aug

REYNOLDS, JOHN EDWARD  RAFVR (2334208), age: 18

AC2

He was undertaking a radio course at RAF Bawdsey and drowned whilst attempting to rescue AC Gerrish after he had been caught in a swirling current at the mouth of the River Deben.  He is buried in Birkenhead (Landican) Cemetery.

23-Aug

GREEN, RICHARD GEOFFREY KNOWLES  AuxAF (166745), age: 27

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito T Mk 3, VP350 of No 504 Sqn, which was lost in unknown circumstances.  He was cremated at  Sheffield Crematorium

23-Aug

GALE, ALBERT NOEL BEM RAFO (192353), age: 40

Fg Off

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

23-Aug

MACE, CECIL ALBERT  RAFVR (902706), 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 Norwich.  He is buried in Haveringland (St Peter) Churchyard

23-Aug

DAVIES, DAVID  RAFVR (1022218), 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 St Helens.  He is buried in St Helens Cemetery.

23-Aug

CARMICHAEL, EVORY WILLIAM  RAF (192318), age: 53

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 Wallingford.  He is buried in Wantage Cemetery

23-Aug

FONES, GODFREY DAVID READ  RAFVR (2315861), 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 Watford.  He is buried in Rotherfield Peppard (All Saints) New Churchyard

24-Aug

HINKS, JOHN PIDLER  RAFVR (13195), age: 58

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 Basford.  He was cremated at  Nottingham Crematorium

25-Aug

DONNELLY, HUGH JOSEPH  RAFVR (1553179), age: 24

AC1

He was serving in the UK and died in Belvidere Hospital, Glasgow from tuberculous meningitis.  He is buried in Glasgow (St Kentigern's) Roman Catholic Cemetery.

26-Aug

SYKLARSKI, Tadeusz Roman PAF (P.2563), age: 38

Flt Lt

He was serving with the PR Unit and died in the Infirmary Hospital, Shrewsbury from injuries sustained in a road traffic accident.  He is buried in Newark-Upon-Trent Cemetery

26-Aug

ELLIS, EDWIN SYDNEY  RAFVR (646943), age: 28

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 Devon Central.  He is buried in Kenn (St Andrew) Churchyard

26-Aug

VAUGHAN, ALBERT HENRY  RAFVR (2315939), 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 Weston super Mare.  He is buried in Huntspill (St Peter) Churchyard

27-Aug

HICKEY, WILLIAM ARFON  RAFVR (572015), age: 25

P II

He died from injuries sustained the previous day whilst flying in Tempest F Mk 2, PR781 of No 33 Sqn, which crashed in an attempted forced landing at Fassburg following an engine failure.  He is buried in Becklingen War Cemetery

27-Aug

GILDER, BRIAN WILLIAM  RAFVR (3205012), age: 22

AC1

He was serving in the UK and died(TB?) in the Isolation Hospital, Colchester.  He is buried in Brentwood (London Road) Cemetery.

27-Aug

POZZI, WILLIAM STUART  RAFVR (3077451), age: 21

AC1

He was serving in the UK and died in the City Hospital, Edinburgh from acute ascending myelitis.  He was cremated at  Edinburgh (Warriston) Crematorium.

28-Aug

MARSHALL, DENNIS  RAFVR (2321361), age: 19

AC2

He was serving with No 56 Sqn at the time of his death, the cause of which has yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Munster Heath War Cemetery

28-Aug

COOKE, RANDOLPH GRAHAM  RAF (45305), age: 31

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota C Mk 4, KJ984 of the TCEU, which struck the ground after recovery from a spin during a single engined exercise.  He is buried in Middlesborough (Linthorpe) Cemetery

28-Aug

ROBERTS, DAVID HUGH  RAFVR (152146), age: 23

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota C Mk 4, KJ984 of the TCEU, which struck the ground after recovery from a spin during a single engined exercise.  He was cremated at  Woking (St John's) Crematorium

28-Aug

McQUEEN, WILLIAM PETER WATT  RAF (526358), age: Unknown

Flt Sgt

He was serving in the UK and died in Cameron Hospital, Windygates from polioencephalitis.  He is buried in Leuchars Cemetery.

28-Aug

WESTERN, LIONEL  RAFVR (1289988), age: 36

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 Taunton.  He is buried in Taunton (St Mary's) Cemetery

28-Aug

REED, WILLIAM HUBERT  RAF (351037), age: 52

WO

He had probably been discharged from the RAF as he died in Gifford House, Boundary Road, Worthing, a long-term care home for veterans.  He was cremated at  Brighton (Woodvale) Borough Crematorium.

29-Aug

OLIVER, GEORGE HENRY PAUL  RAFVR (1492732), age: 20

LAC

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 Cambridge City Cemetery.

29-Aug

BOYD, JAMES  RAFVR (1349520), age: 42

LAC

He was serving in the UK and died at 18 Bredisholm Road, Baillieston, due to Pthisis.  He is buried in Glasgow (Sandymount) Cemetery.

29-Aug

McILWHAN, EDWARD  RAFVR (4010348), age: 18

AC2

He was serving with No 243 MU and died in the Royal Infrimary, Falkirk, from multiple head injuries sustained in a road accident near Bonnybridge, Stirlingshire.  He was a member of a party returning from a dance at Grangemouth, when the truck in which he were travelling collided with a railway bridge.  He is buried in Glasgow (St Peter's) Roman Catholic Cemetery.

29-Aug

OLIVER, NORMAN ORMISTON  RAFVR (4011148), age: 23

AC2

He was serving with No 243 MU and killed in a road accident near Bonnybridge, Stirlingshire.  He was a member of a party returning from a dance at Grangemouth, when the truck in which he were travelling collided with a railway bridge.  He is buried in Grangemouth (Grandsable) Cemetery.

29-Aug

TAPLIN, CYRIL ROBERT  RAFVR (1010436), age: 29

Cpl

He was serving in the UK and died, cause unknown, in The Hospital, Warwick.  He is buried in Leamington (Whitnash Road) Cemetery.

30-Aug

McKINNEY, SAMUEL ALEXANDER  RAFVR (1795958), age: 23

P II

He was serving with No 54 Sqn at the time of his death, the cause of which has yet to be ascertained, but his death was registered in Deben.  .  He is buried in Belfast (Dundonald) Cemetery

30-Aug

COMRIE, ARCHIBALD FINLAY  RAF (2285139), age: Unknown

LAC

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

30-Aug

MATHEW, CECIL GEORGE  RAFVR (70452), age: 53

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 Aldershot.  He was cremated at  Woking (St John's) Crematorium

30-Aug

RAINE, MARGARET  WAAF (2092475), age: Unknown

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 Durham E (Magaret J - 32).  She is buried in Boldon Cemetery

30-Aug

PAYNE, GEORGE OLIVER  RAF (542560), 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 Ely.  He is buried in Rhondda (Penrhys) Cemetery

30-Aug

SOUTER, EUPHEMIA MCGREGOR  WAAF (2043629), age: 43

Cpl

She was serving in the UK and died in the Western General Hospital, Edinburgh, from mitral stenosis and a cerebral embolism.  She is buried in North Berwick Cemetery.

31-Aug

MACARA, JOHN CAMERON  RAF (158811), age: 24

Fg Off

He was serving in the UK and died in the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, from barbiturate poisoning and pulmonary oedema.  He is buried in Edinburgh (Warriston) Cemetery.

31-Aug

THORBURN, DAVID SKED  RAF (522191), age: 31

Cpl

He was serving in the UK and died in Noranside Sanatorium, Fern, from pulmonary TB.  He is buried in Forfar Cemetery.

31-Aug

KNIGHT, VICTOR ROBERT  RAF (354691), age: 49

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 Southampton.  He is buried in Southampton (South Stoneham) Cemetery

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