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Casualties - October 1947


01-Oct

BLOCK, MICHAEL LEWRANCE  RAF (75927), age: Unknown

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington C Mk 10, NC565 of the Aden CF, which dived into the sea off Cape Asida and broke up but the actual reason could not be ascertained for certain.  He is commemorated on  the Alamein Memorial

01-Oct

SEXTON, MICHAEL FRANCIS  RAF (578718), age: Unknown

Cpl

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington C Mk 10, NC565 of the Aden CF, which dived into the sea off Cape Asida and broke up but the actual reason could not be ascertained for certain.  He is commemorated on  the Alamein Memorial

01-Oct

SYDENHAM, PERCY THOMAS  RAF (58519), age: Unknown

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington C Mk 10, NC565 of the Aden CF, which dived into the sea off Cape Asida and broke up but the actual reason could not be ascertained for certain.  He is commemorated on  the Alamein Memorial

01-Oct

WHITE, RONALD FRANK  RAF (1316962), age: 24

P II

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington C Mk 10, NC565 of the Aden CF, which dived into the sea off Cape Asida and broke up but the actual reason could not be ascertained for certain.  He is commemorated on  the Alamein Memorial

01-Oct

BERTRAM, DOUGLAS  RAFVR (2262669), age: 20

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington C Mk 10, NC565 of the Aden CF, which dived into the sea off Cape Asida and broke up but the actual reason could not be ascertained for certain.  He is commemorated on  the Alamein Memorial

01-Oct

GRUBB, ERIC GEORGE WILLIAM  RAFVR (1605294), age: 22

Nav II

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington C Mk 10, NC565 of the Aden CF, which dived into the sea off Cape Asida and broke up but the actual reason could not be ascertained for certain.  He is commemorated on  the Alamein Memorial

01-Oct

WATSON, ALAN  RAFVR (3080263), age: 20

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington C Mk 10, NC565 of the Aden CF, which dived into the sea off Cape Asida and broke up but the actual reason could not be ascertained for certain.  He is commemorated on  the Alamein Memorial

01-Oct

CALLAGHAN, FRANK WILLIAM  RAFVR (1866296), age: 23

Sig II

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington C Mk 10, NC565 of the Aden CF, which dived into the sea off Cape Asida and broke up but the actual reason could not be ascertained for certain.  He is commemorated on  the Malta Memorial

01-Oct

ARMOUR, JAMES AUSTIN  RAF (573750), 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 Kings Lynn.  He is buried in Foulsham (Holy Innocents) Churchyard

03-Oct

HAZLE, JOSEPH HENRY RODNEY  RAF (365442), age: 38

Sgt

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

04-Oct

BOWEN, ARTHUR HENRY  RAF (579251), age: Unknown

LAC

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

05-Oct

LONGRIDGE, WARNOCK  RAFVR (4010914), age: 35

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

05-Oct

MAXWELL, ALTIMONT EDWARD  RAFVR (723847), age: Unknown

AC2

He was serving at RAF Pasiladoes at the time of his death, the cause of which has yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Kingston (Up Park Camp) Memorial No.2

05-Oct

LEEMING, REUBEN  RAFVR (3063807), 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 Aylesbury.  He is buried in Bolton-upon-Dearne Cemetery

06-Oct

BOWMAN, THOMAS  RAFVR (1531247), age: 39

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 Blackpool.  He is buried in Blackpool (Carleton) Cemetery

06-Oct

ROBERTS, RONALD GEORGE  RAFVR (1532188), age: 34

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 Conway.  He is buried in Llandudno (Llangwstenin) Cemetery

06-Oct

DUNN, WILLIAM STUART  RAFVR (1423858), 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 Exeter.  He is buried in Exeter  Higher Cemetery

06-Oct

INGLIS, JOHN STRANG  RAFVR (1564664), 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 Scotland?  He is buried in Stane Cemetery

07-Oct

TINSLEY, EDWARD ANTHONY  RAFVR (986220), age: 31

LAC

He was serving with No 970 Sqn at the time of his death, the cause of which has yet to be ascertained, but his death was registered in St Helens.  He is buried in St Helens Cemetery

07-Oct

WILSON, ROBERT  RAFVR (1000701), 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 Gainsborough (39).  He is buried in Wallsend (Holy Cross) Cemetery

08-Oct

PARRY, PATRICIA MARIE  WAAF (2125072), age: 23

ACW1

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 Birmingham.  She is buried in Erdington (St Barnabas) Churchyard

08-Oct

TURNER, RONALD EDWARD  RAFVR (3009822), age: 22

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

08-Oct

NORTHAM, VICTOR  RAF (52206), age: 52

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 Pancras.  He is buried in Bath (Haycombe) Cemetery

08-Oct

PARSONS, ARTHUR EDWARD  RAFVR (1468826), age: 44

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 Reading.  He is buried in Reading (Henley Road) Cemetery

08-Oct

FARNAN, GEOFFREY WILLIAM  RAFVR (2343377), 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 Surrey M E.  He was cremated at  Croydon (Mitcham Road) Crematorium

09-Oct

BECKER, STANLEY VICTOR (STAN)  RAFVR (1893990), age: 22

P II

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito B Mk 16, PF597 of No 231 OCU, which crashed shortly after taking off from East Kirkby having failed to climb away.  He is buried in Frogmore (Holy Trinity) Burial Ground, St Albans

09-Oct

DOWNHAM, GEORGE HERBERT  RAFVR (1108209), age: 38

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 Bradford.  He was cremated at  Bradford Crematorium

10-Oct

McFARLANE, JESSIE GRANT  WAAF (2154739), age: 19

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 Birmingham in the 1st Quarter of 1948.  She is buried in Wythall (St Mary) Churchyard

10-Oct

TUSTIN, ROY FREDERICK  RAFVR (3000506), age: 22

Nav IV

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 Boston.  He is buried in Coningsby Cemetery

10-Oct

STONE, WALTER WILLIAM  RAF (359802), 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 Scotland?  He is buried in Exeter  Higher Cemetery

10-Oct

HOLD, GLADYS MARJORIE  WAAF (449829), 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 Taunton.  She is buried in Torquay Cemetery and Extension

11-Oct

BUCHANAN, WILLIAM JOSEPH  RAFVR (1906355), age: 22

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 Gloucester.  He is buried in Gloucester Old Cemetery

11-Oct

GRIFFITHS, HARRY B.  RAFVR (1478871), 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 Liverpool (Kirkdale) Cemetery

11-Oct

EASTOP, SYDNEY  RAFVR (756261), 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 Thanet.  He is buried in Margate Cemetery, Kent

13-Oct

WHEELER, ARTHUR JOHN  RAFVR (3062378), age: 20

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 Battersea.  He is buried in Lyme Regis Cemetery

14-Oct

POTTER, LESLIE WILLIAM  RAFVR (3086725), 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 Crematorium

14-Oct

BEEVERS, WALTER  RAFVR (1871890), age: 44

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 Roman Catholic Cemetery

16-Oct

JACK, JOHN  RAFVR (1609301), age: 23

P II

He was killed whilst flying in Vampire F Mk 1, TG301 of No 247 Sqn, which dived into the sea at Druidge Bay in Northumberland following a high speed stall on recovering from a dive.  He is buried in Chevington Cemetery

17-Oct

FLOWER, JOHN THOMAS  RAFVR (202511), age: 23

Fg Off

He was serving with No 90 Sqn at the time of his death, the cause of which has yet to be ascertained, but his death was registered in Ely.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

17-Oct

READ, JOHN ROLAND  RAFVR (1247126), age: 42

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 Essex S W.  He is buried in Edmonton Cemetery, Middlesex

17-Oct

PETTS, ERIC  RAF (571453), age: 27

Off Cdt

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 Wimbledon (Gap Road) Cemetery

17-Oct

McRAE, ERNEST  RAFVR (3088517), 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 Salford.  He is buried in Fraserburgh (Kirkton) Cemetery

17-Oct

WEBB, HARRY FREDERICK  RAF (10239), age: 61

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 Glasgow (Eastwood) Cemetery

17-Oct

SIMMONS, JOHN WASHINGTON  RAFVR (1877507), 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 Woolwich.  He is buried in Eltham Cemetery, London

18-Oct

SUTTON, DEREK GEOFFREY  RAFVR (3077893), 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 Swindon.  He was cremated at  Birmingham (Perry Bar) Crematorium

18-Oct

HODGKINSON, ALAN  RAFVR (2277248), 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 Upper Agbrigg.  He is buried in Bolderstone (St Mary) Churchyard

18-Oct

NEECH, THOMAS JOHN GORDON  RAF (50886), age: 32

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 Weston super Mare.  He is buried in Weston super Mare Cemetery

20-Oct

FIELD, CECIL WILLIAM  RAFVR (2323524), age: 19

AC2

He was serving with No 320 MU at the time of his death, the cause of which has yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Karachi War Cemetery

20-Oct

SMITH, HARRY  RAFVR (164703), age: 23

Flt Lt

He was serving with No 68 EU at the time of his death, the cause of which has yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Kranji War Cemetery

21-Oct

GURDIN, ARTHUR RAYMOND  RAFVR (3100187), age: 18

AC2

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland GR Mk 3 of the MAEE, which crashed whilst attempting an emergency landing in rough sea following an engine failure and fire which resulted in the engine breaking away in flight.  He is buried in Crawley (St John the Baptist) Churchyard

21-Oct

WRIGHT, DENNIS REGINALD  RAFVR (3077585), age: Unknown

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland GR Mk 3 of the MAEE, which crashed whilst attempting an emergency landing in rough sea following an engine failure and fire which resulted in the engine breaking away in flight.  He is buried in Frogmore (Holy Trinity) Burial Ground, St Albans

21-Oct

RYAN, JOHN JOSEPH  RAFVR (1796817), age: 32

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland GR Mk 3 of the MAEE, which crashed whilst attempting an emergency landing in rough sea following an engine failure and fire which resulted in the engine breaking away in flight.  He is buried in Kilvemnon Old Cemetery

21-Oct

HARVEY, WILLIAM AUSTIN  RAFVR (199344), age: 25

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland GR Mk 3 of the MAEE, which crashed whilst attempting an emergency landing in rough sea following an engine failure and fire which resulted in the engine breaking away in flight.  He is buried in Ystrad Mynach (Holy Trinity) Churchyard

21-Oct

READE, ARTHUR GEORGE  RAFVR (3044663), age: 20

LAC

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

21-Oct

CHAMBERLAIN, EDWARD  RAFVR (1126413), 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 Preston.  He is buried in Preston (New Hall Lane) Cemetery

22-Oct

DRURY, RICHARD CHARLES  RAFVR (1285260), age: 27

Sgt

He was serving with No 190 Sqn at the time of his death, the cause of which has yet to be ascertained, but his death was registered in Lewisham.  He is buried in Lewisham (Hither Green) Cemetery

22-Oct

DENT, HORACE WILLIAM  RAFVR (1696639), age: Unknown

LAC

He was serving with No 139 Wing at the time of his death, the cause of which has yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Cologne Southern Cemetery

22-Oct

POULTON, SAMUEL  RAFVR (2332193), age: 20

AC1

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

22-Oct

HUNTER, ALEXANDER  RAFVR (1361391), 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 Scotland?  He is buried in Glasgow (Riddrie Park) Cemetery

22-Oct

OWEN, DESMOND  RAFVR (1148747), 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 Smethwick.  He is buried in Smethwick (Uplands) Cemetery

23-Oct

MOULD, CHARLES ERIC  RAF (50173), age: 27

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor F Mk 3, EE385 of No 56 Sqn, which broke up in the air as it pulled up into a steep climb from a high speed shallow dive over the airfield at Lubeck.  He is buried in Hamburg Cemetery

23-Oct

GRAHAM, ALEXANDER ROBERT  RAF (58768), age: 21

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire LF Mk 16, TE406 of No 203 AFS, which flew into high ground at Buckfastleigh whilst turning after mistaking the Kingsbridge and Dart estuaries in bad weather.  He is buried in Crosthwaite (St Kentigern) Churchyard

23-Oct

GRAYSON, WILLIAM RONALD  RAFVR (1209436), 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 Chichester.  He was cremated at  Brighton (Downs) Crematorium

23-Oct

ENGLISH, ROBERT  RAF (524687), age: 38

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 Gateshead.  He is buried in Gateshead (Saltwell) Cemetery

23-Oct

DUNN, WILLIAM PETER  RAFVR (2361702), 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 Wirral.  He is buried in Eastleigh Cemetery

24-Oct

HERRINGTON, JOHN EDMUND  RAFVR (200704), age: 23

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito NF Mk 36, RL215 of No 85 Sqn, which crashed at Mallingwood in Kent, cause unknown.  He is buried in West Malling (St Mary) Churchyard

24-Oct

BRITTON, REGINALD EWART  RAFVR (2319832), 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 Bristol.  He is buried in Kingswood (Holy Trinity) Churchyard

24-Oct

STANWAY, ADRIAN PASSMORE  RAFVR (3031980), 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 Croydon.  He is buried in Coulsdon (St John) Churchyard

24-Oct

DACEY, MARJORIE  WAAF (2090669), 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 Liverpool N.  She is buried in Liverpool (Anfield) Cemetery

24-Oct

BROXHOLME, REGINALD GEORGE  RAF (547688), 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 Taunton.  He is buried in Bridgwater (Quantock Road) Cemetery

24-Oct

WITTS, HUBERT COURTNEY OBE RAF (35187), age: 43

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 Westminster.  He is buried in Halton (St Michael) Churchyard

27-Oct

BROWN, JOHN THOMAS HOPPER  RAF (53411), age: 36

Flt Lt

He was serving with No 5 MTHD at the time of his death, the cause of which has yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Hamburg Cemetery

27-Oct

BUXCEY, WILFRED ALLAN  RAFVR (1735204), 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 Scotland?  He is buried in Solihull Cemetery

28-Oct

GRIMASON, LOUIS  RAF (630147), age: 37

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 N Ireland?  He is buried in Lurgan New Cemetery

29-Oct

CLARKE, WILLIAM  RAFVR (996239), 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 Preston.  He is buried in Accrington Cemetery

30-Oct

FAULKS, VICTOR  RAFVR (2275316), 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 Doncaster.  He was cremated at  Leicester City (Gilroes) Crematorium

30-Oct

CLEMENTS, SYDNEY CHARLES  RAF (140434), 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 East Retford.  He is buried in Ordsall (All Hallows) Churchyard

31-Oct

SHARP, KENNETH  RAFVR (2326148), age: 19

AC2

He was serving with No 9 Sqn at the time of his death, the cause of which has yet to be ascertained, but his death was registered in Chichester.  He is buried in Sheffield (Handsworth New) Cemetery

31-Oct

KONAS, Jedrzef  PAF (P.705701), age: 23

Flt Sgt

He was serving in the UK and was killed in a road traffic accident, his death being registered in Aylesbury.  He is buried in Newark-Upon-Trent Cemetery

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