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Casualties - September 1947


01-Sep

SUTTON, JOHN  RAFVR (2304070), age: 19

Cpl

He was serving with BAFO Police Unit and died from gunshot wounds, the cause of which has yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Hamburg Cemetery

01-Sep

BOSWORTH, GERALD  RAFVR (2291329), 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 Ely.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

01-Sep

SEYMOUR, HENRY TERENCE  RAFVR (1081590), 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 Holborn.  He is buried in Woolwich Cemetery

01-Sep

BONSER, FREDERICK GEORGE  RAFVR (1276821), 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 Leicester.  He is buried in Leicester (Welford Road) Cemetery

01-Sep

LIVERSIDGE, JOHN IRVIN  RAFVR (987807), 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 Upper Agbrigg.  He is buried in Holmfirth Methodist Burial Ground

02-Sep

CHAPMAN, REGINALD MONTAGUE  RAFVR (1833489), 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 Don Valley.  He is buried in Stainforth Cemetery

02-Sep

BOYALL, JOHN WILLIAM  RAFVR (1014583), age: 35

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 Spilsby Burial Ground.

03-Sep

WALSH, RICHARD  RAFVR (4006485), 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 Swindon?.  He is buried in Grangegorman Memorial

04-Sep

PERRATT, ERIC BERNARD  RAFVR (1165388), age: 35

LAC

He was serving in the UK and died in St Richard Hospital, Chichester, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Bognor Regis Cemetery.

04-Sep

ORPIN, CHARLES EDWARD  RAFVR (1246513), age: 32

WO

He was serving in the UK and died at his home, 24 Kendal Road, Gloucester, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Gloucester (Coney Hill) Cemetery.

04-Sep

EBBATSON, STANLEY SAMUEL  RAFVR (1548574), 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 Scunthorpe.  He is buried in Scunthorpe (Brumby and Frodingham) Cemetery

04-Sep

CLARKE, GEORGE RAMON  RAFVR (2290704), 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 Stamford.  He is buried in Grimsby (Scartho Road) Cemetery.

05-Sep

BRIERLEY, JAMES  RAFVR (3078684), age: 22

Cpl

He was serving with BAFO Police Unit and died from gunshot wounds sustained on 1 September but the cause of which has yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Hamburg Cemetery.

05-Sep

STOKER, WILFRED  RAFVR (1698950), age: 38

LAC

He was serving in the UK and died in Dryburn Emergency Hospital, Durham the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Brandon (St John) Church Cemetery.

06-Sep

ABDULLA LAZIM  IL (8983), 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.

06-Sep

GROSCLAUDE, JAMES HENRY  RAF (512671), age: 38

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

07-Sep

WOOLRIDGE, WILLIAM HENRY  RAF (53626), age: 49

Plt 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 Caernarvon.  He is buried in Llanbeblig Public Cemetery, Caernarfon

08-Sep

HARWOOD, ROBERT  RAFVR (2265590), age: 22

AC1

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

08-Sep

SMYTH, MICHAEL  AuxAF (855160), age: 54

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 Prescot.  He is buried in Liverpool (Ford) Roman Catholic Cemetery.

08-Sep

APPLETON, EDWARD YEOMAN  RAFVR (1874068), age: 23

Flt Sgt

He was serving in the UK and died in the Hospital for Infectious Diseases, Sunderland.  He is buried in Sunderland (Bishopwearmouth) Cemetery.

08-Sep

FALLON, JOHN  RAF (569056), age: 27

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 Weston super Mare.  He is buried in Lincoln (Canwick Road) Cemetery

08-Sep

McMENAMIN, MICHAEL  RAFVR (1541953), 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 Weston super Mare.  He is buried in Weston super Mare Cemetery

09-Sep

MALLETT, ERIC LESLIE  RAFVR (3079865), age: 20

AC2

He was serving in the UK aand died as the result of a motor-cycle accident at St. Athan.  He is buried in Harrow (Eastcote Lane) Cemetery.

10-Sep

SMETHERS, JOHN  RAFVR (3056918), age: 20

Cpl

He was serving with No 222 Sqn and had been  part of a RAF football team which had been playing at Littlehampton.  He died  in the Royal West Sussex Hospital from injuries sustained earlier in the evening when he fell into the road from the lorry in which he was travelling when it collided with a bus on the Arundel-Chichester road.  He is buried in Idle (Holy Trinity) Churchyard.

10-Sep

LYNCH, JAMES  RAFVR (1023592), age: 45

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 Bourne.  He is buried in Lincoln (Canwick Road) Cemetery

11-Sep

READ, PETER FREDERICK  RAFVR (2283169), age: 20

AC2

He was serving in the UK and was killed when his motor-cycle crashed into the back of a stationary lorry near the Binstead turning on the Arundel-Chichester road.  He is buried in Patcham (All Saints) Churchyard.

11-Sep

GILLBANKS, GEORGE  RAFVR (2229368), age: 26

Cpl

He was serving in the UK and died suddenly at RAF Station Handforth.  He was cremated at  Manchester Crematorium.

11-Sep

ROBERTSON, WILLIAM  RAFVR (2293058), age: 23

AC1

He was serving in Germany and was on leave when he was knocked down and killed by a Service lorry on the road near Blackpark football ground, Invergordon.  He is buried in Dalnottar Cemetery.

12-Sep

TODD, WILLIAM SETH  RAFVR (1003239), age: 26

Cpl

He was serving in the UK and died in the Ayrshire Central Hospital, Kilwinning from pulmonary TB.  He is buried in Kilmarnock Cemetery.

13-Sep

McLEAVY, JAMES MCKAY  RAFVR (2230040), age: 23

Sgt

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

14-Sep

CURTIS, RONALD FRANK  RAF (574250), age: 26

Cpl

He was serving with No 151 MU and died at Winsen, Germany, the cause of which has yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Hamburg Cemetery.

14-Sep

BRUCE, DAVID WILLIAM JAMES  RAFVR (1802455), age: 23

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 Swindon?.  He is buried in Camberwell New Cemetery.

14-Sep

WILTSHIRE, CHARLES ALBERT  AuxAF (841648), 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 Wandsworth.  He is buried in Wandsworth (Streatham) Cemetery

15-Sep

TODD, HERBERT VALENTINE SCOTT  RAFVR (1208398), age: 32

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 North Bucks.  He is buried in Wolverton Cemetery

15-Sep

JOHN, ERNEST JAMES  RAF (561769), age: 35

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 Sleaford.  He is buried in Wisbech (St Mary) Cemetery

15-Sep

LATCHEM, KENNETH FREDERICK  RAFVR (1486616), 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 Westminster.  He was cremated at  South London Crematorium, Mitcham

16-Sep

WESTON, ARTHUR  RAFVR (2279038), age: 27

AC2

He was serving with No 52 Sqn and died in the RAF Hospital at Changi from pulmonary TB.  He is buried in Kranji War Cemetery.

16-Sep

WILLIS, RUSSELL FREEMAN  RAFVR (1427865), 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 Brentford.  He was cremated at  Golders Green Crematorium

16-Sep

DAVIES, MILSON CLIFFORD  RAF (507092), age: 38

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 or was cremated at  Hendon Cemetery. and Crematorium.

17-Sep

BYRNE, DESMOND CODY  RAF (50808), age: Unknown

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito T Mk 3, VT587 of No 2 APS, which dived into the ground at Acklington after control was lost during a aerobatic display.  He is buried in Chevington Cemetery

17-Sep

JOHNSON, CHARLES  RAFVR (203685), age: 24

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito T Mk 3, VT587 of No 2 APS, which dived into the ground at Acklington after control was lost during a aerobatic display.  He is buried in Harton (St Peter) Churchyard

17-Sep

GREEN, JOHN HENRY DFC RAF (42748), age: 29

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire FR Mk 18, TP454 of the FCCRS, which struck the sea during a low level slow roll whilst carrying out a Battle of Britain display at Bournemouth.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

18-Sep

SHEPHERD, MONTAGUE ALBERT  RAF (539526), age: 29

Sgt

He was serving in the UK and died in the Mid-Hertfordshire Hospital, St Albans, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Luton Church Burial Ground.

19-Sep

ALEXANDER, DAVID HUGH  RAF (57718), age: 21

Fg Off

He died from injuries sustained whilst flying in Spitfire F Mk 14, RN128 of No 17 Sqn, which he abandoned near Hiroshima following a engine failure but his parachute failed to deploy fully.  He is buried in Yokohama War Cemetery

19-Sep

BOWEN, THOMAS FRANCIS ALLEN  RAF (2238630), age: Unknown

Cdt Plt

He was serving with RATG and died suddenly at Bulawayo Isolation Hospital.  He is buried in Bulawayo (Athlone) Cemetery.

20-Sep

BOWERS, THOMAS HENRY  RAFVR (3055405), age: Unknown

LAC

He was serving at No 8 Hill Depot at the time of his death, the cause of which has yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Madras War Cemetery, Chennai

20-Sep

PATTINSON, JOHN  RAFVR (2356519), 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 Claro.  He is buried in Bardsey (All Hallows) Churchyard

20-Sep

ROBINSON, REGINALD GRAHAM ATC (1603), age: 15 Cdt He was a member of the ATC and was killed at the Battle of Britain 'At Home' display at RAF Leconfield, when he was caught under the wheels of a glider winch trailer.  

21-Sep

FRANKLIN, GEORGE EDWARD  RAFVR (187566), age: 25

Flt Lt

He was serving with No 42 Sub Flt Peshawar at the time of his death, the cause of which has yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Karachi War Cemetery

21-Sep

BATCHELOR, ARTHUR WILLIAM JESSE  RAFVR (2270616), age: 24

LAC

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

21-Sep

ARCHER, PETER  RAFVR (939144), age: 30

Cpl

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

22-Sep

THOMPSON, JOSEPH HENRY  RAFVR (3050664), age: 22

Flt Sgt

He was serving with No 213 Sqn at the time of his death, the cause of which has yet to be ascertained, but his death was registered in Westminster.  .  He is buried in Northfield (St Laurence) Churchyard Extension

23-Sep

SEDMAN, HENRY  RAF (573038), age: 25

Cpl

He was serving in the UK and died at The Osler Pavilion, Headington, Oxford, probably from Tuberculosis.  He is buried in Finstock (Holy Trinity) Churchyard.

24-Sep

DENNIS, ERNEST JOSEPH GREGOR  RAFVR (163194), age: Unknown

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor F Mk 3, EE353 of No 74 Sqn, which crashed in the circuit at Horsham St Faith during an asymmetric flying practice.  He is buried in Liverpool (Anfield) Cemetery

24-Sep

ALLISON, WILLIAM  RAF (527043), age: 34

Eng II

He was killed whilst flying in Lincoln B Mk 2, RE373 of No 97 Sqn, which crashed at Mautby near Coltishall, possibly after breaking up in the air whilst flying in heavy cu-nim cloud.  He is buried in Great Yarmouth (Caister) Cemetery

24-Sep

COOK, JOHN GEORGE  RAFVR (163572), age: 24

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Lincoln B Mk 2, RE373 of No 97 Sqn, which crashed at Mautby near Coltishall, possibly after breaking up in the air whilst flying in heavy cu-nim cloud.  He is buried in Great Yarmouth (Caister) Cemetery

24-Sep

CUMMINGS, DENIS FREDERICK GEORGE  RAFVR (2263628), age: 23

AC1

He was killed whilst flying in Lincoln B Mk 2, RE373 of No 97 Sqn, which crashed at Mautby near Coltishall, possibly after breaking up in the air whilst flying in heavy cu-nim cloud.  He is buried in Great Yarmouth (Caister) Cemetery

24-Sep

GUEST, JACK ANTHONY  RAFVR (1820826), age: 22

P IV

He was killed whilst flying in Lincoln B Mk 2, RE373 of No 97 Sqn, which crashed at Mautby near Coltishall, possibly after breaking up in the air whilst flying in heavy cu-nim cloud.  He is buried in Great Yarmouth (Caister) Cemetery

24-Sep

WATTLEWORTH, ALBERT  RAFVR (2218676), age: 22

Sig II

He was killed whilst flying in Lincoln B Mk 2, RE373 of No 97 Sqn, which crashed at Mautby near Coltishall, possibly after breaking up in the air whilst flying in heavy cu-nim cloud.  He is buried in Great Yarmouth (Caister) Cemetery

24-Sep

WHITLOCK, STANLEY FREDERICK  RAFVR (926800), age: 26

P I

He was killed whilst flying in Lincoln B Mk 2, RE373 of No 97 Sqn, which crashed at Mautby near Coltishall, possibly after breaking up in the air whilst flying in heavy cu-nim cloud.  He is buried in Great Yarmouth (Caister) Cemetery

24-Sep

WOODS, VINCENT ORVILLE  RAFVR (3031017), age: 22

Gun II

He was killed whilst flying in Lincoln B Mk 2, RE373 of No 97 Sqn, which crashed at Mautby near Coltishall, possibly after breaking up in the air whilst flying in heavy cu-nim cloud.  He is buried in Great Yarmouth (Caister) Cemetery

24-Sep

TRUNDLE, ROY ANDREW  RAFVR (1866055), age: 22

Gun II

He was killed whilst flying in Lincoln B Mk 2, RE373 of No 97 Sqn, which crashed at Mautby near Coltishall, possibly after breaking up in the air whilst flying in heavy cu-nim cloud.  He is buried in Lowestoft (Beccles Road) Cemetery

24-Sep

HAVARD, RONALD VERNON  RAFVR (163917), age: 24

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Lincoln B Mk 2, RE373 of No 617 Sqn, which crashed at Mautby near Coltishall, possibly after breaking up in the air whilst flying in heavy cu-nim cloud.  He is buried in Great Yarmouth (Caister) Cemetery

24-Sep

THOMPSON, JAMES PENNOCK  RAF (50126), age: 43

Flt Lt

He was serving in the UK and died in the RAF Hospital, Northallerton.  He is buried in Loftus Cemetery.

24-Sep

SIGLEY, ALBERT EDWARD  RAFVR (1241773), age: 26

LAC

He had been discharged from the RAF after being invalided home from India and died at the Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford.  He is buried in Oxford (Botley) Cemetery.

24-Sep

BURNSIDE, GIRVAN  RAFVR (1567347), age: Unknown

AC1

He was serving in the UK and died at 17 Alexandra Street, Dunfermline from Koch's Infection [pulmonary TB] of the lung.  He is buried in Dunfermline Cemetery.

24-Sep

OXLEY, HENRY ERNEST  RAFVR (1207944), 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 Ware.  He is buried in Ware New Cemetery

25-Sep

STOCKS, HARRY  RAF (611484), age: 31

AC1

He was serving with No 969 Sqn at the time of his death, the cause of which has yet to be ascertained, but his death was registered in Spen Valley.  .  He is buried in Spenborough (Liversedge) Cemetery

25-Sep

ARMSTRONG, JOHN  RAFVR (1911973), age: Unknown

AC2

He was serving with No 135 Wing at the time of his death, the cause of which has yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Becklingen War Cemetery

25-Sep

MIKEC, MARTIN  RAFVR (719351), age: Unknown

AC2

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

25-Sep

TWOMEY, WILLIAM PATRICK  RAFVR (1292044), 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 Bromley.  He is buried in Tonbridge Cemetery

26-Sep

JONES, DOUGLAS JOHN  RAF (634939), age: 29

LAC

He was serving with No 952 Sqn at the time of his death, the cause of which has yet to be ascertained, but his death was registered in Liverpool N.  .  He is buried in Liverpool (Anfield) Cemetery

26-Sep

ROUTLEDGE, JOAN  WAAF (2079631), age: 23

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.  She is buried in Seaham Cemetery

26-Sep

BINSTEAD, COLIN GORDON  RAFVR (2318907), age: 22

AC2

He was serving in the UK and died in The Hospital, Savernake, Wiltshire, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Bournemouth North Cemetery.

27-Sep

MORTON, GEORGE JOHN  RAFVR (1897863), age: Unknown

Cpl

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

27-Sep

CROOK, ROBERT HAROLD GEORGE  RAF (642033), age: 31

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 Totnes.  He is buried in Totnes Cemetery

28-Sep

TAYLOR, CECIL JOHN DENNIS  RAF (4021965), age: 18

AC2

He was serving in the UK and died in hospital from an illness after only being in the RAF for seven months.  He is buried in Oake (St Bartholomew) Churchyard.

28-Sep

BURLEY, STEWART DENNIS  RAF (3500811), 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 Wenlock.  He is buried in Donnington (St Cuthbert) Churchyard

29-Sep

GRIFFITHS, LESLIE HILTON  RAFVR (1665201), age: 46

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 Burton-upon-Trent.  He was cremated at  Nottingham Crematorium

29-Sep

HOPPER, ERNEST  RAFVR (2288328), age: 19

AC2

He was serving in the UK and was killed when the RAF lorry he was driving between Lytham and Warton overturned at night.  He is buried in Sunderland (Bishopwearmouth) Cemetery.

29-Sep

WILKINSON, GEOFFREY  RAF (110811), age: 32

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 Leeds.  He is buried in Leeds (Lawns Wood) Cemetery.

29-Sep

ADDISON, JOHN  RAF (27023), age: 41

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 Scotland?  He is buried in Rosskeen Parish Churchyard Extensions (or Burial Ground)

29-Sep

WINSTONE, JOHN ERNEST  RAFVR (1278860), age: 25

Cpl

He was serving in the UK and was found gassed in a derelict house in Richmond, Surrey, having gassed himself as a result of love affair which had ended.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery.

30-Sep

PRYKE, ERIC  RAFVR (1575961), age: 24

LAC

He was serving in the UK and died in the South Wales Sanatorium, Talgarth, Breconshire, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Caerphilly (Penyrheol) Cemetery.

30-Sep

SCARTH, KENNETH WALTER  RAF (512688), age: 35

Cpl

He was serving in the UK and died at Broadgreen EMS Hospital, Liverpool, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He was cremated at  Blackpool (Carleton) Crematorium, Poulton-le-Flyde.

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