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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 and died at Kings Lynn General Hospital, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  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 and died at RAF Kasfareet, 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 and died in the Isolation Hospital, Whipton, Exeter, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Exeter  Higher Cemetery.

06-Oct

INGLIS, JOHN STRANG  RAFVR (1564664), age: 25

LAC

He was serving in the UK and died at Tigh an Eileaich, Kingussie, from pulmonary TB.  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 at RAF Hemswell and died in the John Coupland Hospital, Gainsborough, from head injuries received the previous night when he fell off his bike while cycling down Hemswell Hill.  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 and died in Fazakerley Hospital, Liverpool, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  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 and died at University College Hospital, London, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  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 and died in The County Hospital, St Helier, Carshalton, Surrey, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  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 and died in Bradford Royal Infirmary, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He was cremated at  Bradford Crematorium.

10-Oct

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

ACW2

She was serving in the UK and  died from injuries sustained in a car accident, when she was a passenger in a car which collided with a lorry on the Alcester Road near the junction with Highters Heath Lane, Wythall.  She is buried in Wythall (St Mary) Churchyard.

10-Oct

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

Nav IV

He died from injuries sustained the previous day 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 Coningsby Cemetery.

10-Oct

STONE, WALTER WILLIAM  RAF (359802), age: 47

WO

He was serving in the UK and died in St. Martins Hospital, Bath, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Exeter  Higher Cemetery.

10-Oct

HOLD, GLADYS MARJORIE  WAAF (449829), age: 25

Cpl

She was serving in the UK and died in the Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  She is buried in Torquay Cemetery and Extension.

11-Oct

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

AC2

He was serving in the UK and was fatally injured in an accident near the Hare and Hounds Inn, Cheltenham Road.  He is buried in Gloucester Old Cemetery.

11-Oct

GRIFFITHS, HARRY B.  RAFVR (1478871), age: 26

LAC

He was serving in the UK and died on the way to hospital after having shot himself. Two days earlier he had been shot and wounded his WAAF girlfriend after a dance, and was cornered by civilian and RAF police at Oxenden Camp near Leighton Buzzard.  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 and died in St. James Hospital, Battersea, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  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 and died in Killingbeck Hospital, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  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 and died in the RAF Station Hospital Kirkham, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Wimbledon (Gap Road) Cemetery.

17-Oct

McRAE, ERNEST  RAFVR (3088517), age: 19

AC2

He was serving in the UK and died in Hope Hospital, Salford, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Fraserburgh (Kirkton) Cemetery.

17-Oct

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

Sqn Ldr

He was serving in the UK and died at 75 Hamilton Drive, Glasgow from arteriosclerosis, cerebral haemorrhage and cardiac failure.  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 and died in The Holme Valley Memorial Hospital, Netherthong, Holmfirth, Yorkshire, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  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 and was found dead in a bedroom at 43 Upper Bristol Road, Weston-super-Mare, having committed suicide by coal-gas poisoning.  He is buried in Weston super Mare Cemetery.

18-Oct

ROSS, ALFRED RAFVR (2290824), 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 Ipswich?.  He is buried in Aberdeen (Allenvale) 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 and died from injuries sustained when he fell from a window of the YMCA at Bras Basah Road on 16 Oct 1947.  He is buried in Kranji War Cemetery.

21-Oct

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

AC2

He was serving with the MAEE and was killed whilst flying in Sunderland GR Mk 3, DV976, 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 serving with the MAEE and was killed whilst flying in Sunderland GR Mk 3, DV976, 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 serving with the MAEE and was killed whilst flying in Sunderland GR Mk 3, DV976, 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 serving with the MAEE and was killed whilst flying in Sunderland GR Mk 3, DV976, 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 had been discharged from the RAF and was found hanging from a tree at Braehead Strip.  He was a motor driver, but had been unemployed for nine weeks and had been in poor health.  He is buried in Glasgow (Riddrie Park) Cemetery.

22-Oct

OWEN, DESMOND  RAFVR (1148747), age: 25

LAC

He was serving in the UK and died at 139 Church Lane, Smethwick, probably from TB, which he contracted whilst serving in India.  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 and died in St. Richards Hospital, Chichester the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  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 and died in the Royal Infirmary, Bristol from injuries sustained after his motor cycle collided with a car at Church Road, St. George.  He is buried in Kingswood (Holy Trinity) Churchyard.

24-Oct

STANWAY, ADRIAN PASSMORE  RAFVR (3031980), age: 22

Cpl

He was serving in the UK and was one of 32 people killed when two Southern Railway trains crashed between Purley Oaks and South Croydon in thick fog.  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 and died in Westminster Hospital, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  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 and was killed in a car accident, no further details.  He is buried in Hamburg Cemetery.

27-Oct

BUXCEY, WILFRED ALLAN  RAFVR (1735204), age: 25

LAC

He was serving in the UK and died in Wordsley Emergency Hospital, near Stourbridge, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Solihull Cemetery.

28-Oct

GRIMASON, LOUIS  RAF (630147), age: 37

Cpl

He was or had been serving in the UK and died in The Hospital Lurgan from stomach cancer.  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 at RAF Finningley and was killed when the taxi carrying him and four other airmen back to the station collided with a lorry on the Great North Road near 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 and died from oxygen starvation during a flight in a Lincoln of No 101 Sqn on a flight from the Mediterranean, the aircraft making an emergency landing at Tangmere.  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 motor-cycle accident, his death being registered in Aylesbury.  He is buried in Newark-Upon-Trent Cemetery.

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