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Casualties - November 1947


01-Nov

GRANT, BRUCE ALBERT  RAF (572649), age: 26

Cpl

He was serving with No 500 Sqn at the time of his death, the cause of which has yet to be ascertained, but his death was registered in Chatham.  He was cremated at  Charing (Kent County) Crematorium

01-Nov

DAVIES, ARTHUR EDWARD  RAFVR (1124900), age: 30

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 Pontypool.  He is buried in Cwmbran Cemetery

01-Nov

WILKINSON, JAMES  RAFVR (1028103), age: 47

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 Rother Valley.  He is buried in Maltby Burial Ground

01-Nov

REDFEARN, HORACE  AuxAF (870149), age: 58

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 Sheffield.  He is buried in Loxley United Reformed Chapelyard

02-Nov

SHACKLETON, TIMOTHY  RAFVR (1680052), age: 42

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 Edmonton.  He is buried in or was cremated at  Hendon Cemetery and Crematorium

02-Nov

ROSE, RALPH WILLIAM  RAFVR (2333834), 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 Blackheath (St Paul) Churchyard

02-Nov

GORMAN, PATRICK ROY  RAFVR (2310856), 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 Newbury.  He is buried in Wembley (Alperton) Burial Ground

02-Nov

BRYANT, TOM  RAFVR (1493354), 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 Stockport.  He is buried in Stockport Borough Cemetery

03-Nov

FINNIGAN, WILLIAM  RAFVR (1108790), age: 49

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 Don Valley.  He is buried in Rossington Cemetery

03-Nov

WHITE, ALBERT EDWARD  RAFVR (145471), age: 27

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 Scotland?  He is buried in Bedworth Cemetery

04-Nov

JANES, JOHN FREDERICK  RAFVR (1606028), age: 23

P II

He was killed whilst flying in Tempest F Mk 2, PR657 of No 226 OCU, which crashed into the station HQ following the loss of the propeller and reduction gear over the airfield at Bentwaters.  He is buried in Heston (St Leonard) Churchyard

04-Nov

ROBINSON, FRANK  RAFVR (2296336), age: 27

AC1

He was serving at RAF Bentwaters and was killed by debris when Tempest F Mk 2, PR657 of 226 OCU crashed into the station HQ following the loss of the propeller and reduction gear over the airfield at Bentwaters.  He is buried in Rowley Regis Cemetery

05-Nov

DOWDALL, WILLIAM FREDERICK  RAFVR (1017017), age: 33

Flt Sgt

He was serving with No 70 Sqn at the time of his death, the cause of which has yet to be ascertained, but his death was registered in Liverpool S.  He was cremated at  Blackpool (Carleton) Crematorium, Poulton-le-Flyde

05-Nov

BRITTON, HARRY EDWARD  RAFVR (1412838), age: 41

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 Birmingham.  He is buried in Birmingham (Brandwood End) Cemetery

05-Nov

MOONEY, THOMAS  RAFVR (2300202), age: 31

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 Bulmer.  He is buried in Tudhoe (St Charles) Roman Catholic Churchyard

05-Nov

LEEDHAM, HUGH CB, OBE  RAF (), age: 58

A/Cdre

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 Uxbridge.  He is buried in Hillingdon and Uxbridge Cemetery

06-Nov

CHUBB, WILLIAM RONALD JOHN  RAFVR (2330959), 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 Plymouth.  He is buried in Ford Park Cemetery (Formerly Plymouth Old Cemetery) (Pennycomequick)

07-Nov

POOLEY, KENNETH GILBERT  RAFVR (1402083), age: 26

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 Helston Cemetery

08-Nov

BAYLEY, SAMUEL JOHN  RAFVR (2275970), age: Unknown

AC1

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

08-Nov

ROBERTS, BRIAN LEES RAF (2294846), age: 18

LAC

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

08-Nov

O'MAHONY, HENRY JOHN OSWALD  RAF (89751), age: 43

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

08-Nov

FRASER, JOHN  RAFVR (982686), age: 33

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 Edinburgh Eastern Cemetery

09-Nov

CARTER, ALBERT CHARLES  RAF (335766), age: 42

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 Aylesbury.  He is buried in Gillingham (Woodlands) Cemetery

09-Nov

MORRIS, JOHN HENRY  RAFVR (3088774), 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 Stamford.  He is buried in Birmingham (Yardley) Cemetery

09-Nov

DICKINSON, ARTHUR  RAFVR (1447592), 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 Uxbridge.  He is buried in Southall (Hortus) Cemetery

10-Nov

WALLACE, CYRIL  RAFVR (1626022), age: 23

P II

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington T Mk 10, MF557 of No 202 AFS, which crashed into a signal box and level crossing whilst attempting a forced landing on downwind leg of the circuit at Finningley following a double engine failure, possibly due to fuel mismanagement.  He is buried in Doncaster (Rose Hill) Cemetery

11-Nov

STEEDMAN, DAVID MCCANDLISH  RAFVR (1344897), age: 24

P I

He was killed whilst flying in Hornet F Mk 1, PX284 of No 19 Sqn, which collided with Lancaster, TW647 during a fighter affiliation sortie after failed to pull away soon enough.  He is buried in Huddersfield (Edgerton) Cemetery

11-Nov

HUMPHREYS, PETER HARRY DFC RAF (84961), age: 27

Sqn Ldr

He was serving with No 115 Sqn but was killed whilst flying in Lancaster B Mk 1, TW647 of No 35 Sqn, which was hit by Hornet, PX284 of No 19 Sqn during a fighter affiliation sortie after failed to pull away soon enough.  He is buried in Bournemouth Crematorium

11-Nov

SCATCHARD, HAROLD OWEN  RAF (53733), age: 27

Flt Lt

He was serving with No 115 Sqn but was killed whilst flying in Lancaster B Mk 1, TW647 of No 35 Sqn, which was hit by Hornet, PX284 of No 19 Sqn during a fighter affiliation sortie after failed to pull away soon enough.  He is buried in Grimsby (Scartho Road) Cemetery

11-Nov

MOORE, JOHN  RAFVR (1903432), age: 28

Gun II

He was serving with No 115 Sqn but was killed whilst flying in Lancaster B Mk 1, TW647 of No 35 Sqn, which was hit by Hornet, PX284 of No 19 Sqn during a fighter affiliation sortie after failed to pull away soon enough.  He is buried in Carnmoney Cemetery

11-Nov

GILLESPIE, WILLIAM HENRY  RAFVR (166966), age: 23

Fg Off

He was serving with No 115 Sqn but was killed whilst flying in Lancaster B Mk 1, TW647 of No 35 Sqn, which was hit by Hornet, PX284 of No 19 Sqn during a fighter affiliation sortie after failed to pull away soon enough.  He is buried in Harrow (Pinner) New Cemetery

11-Nov

EDWARDS, DAVID ALVIN LLOYD  RAFVR (1656102), age: 23

Nav II

He was serving with No 115 Sqn but was killed whilst flying in Lancaster B Mk 1, TW647 of No 35 Sqn, which was hit by Hornet, PX284 of No 19 Sqn during a fighter affiliation sortie after failed to pull away soon enough.  He is buried in Llangadock Church Cemetery

11-Nov

ALLAN, GEOFFREY ALDERSON  RAFVR (2206054), age: 22

Gun II

He was serving with No 115 Sqn but was killed whilst flying in Lancaster B Mk 1, TW647 of No 35 Sqn, which was hit by Hornet, PX284 of No 19 Sqn during a fighter affiliation sortie after failed to pull away soon enough.  He is buried in Long Marton (SS Margaret and James) Churchyard

11-Nov

EMERY, ALICK CHARLES RICHARD  RAFVR (1295723), age: 26

Sig II

He was serving with No 115 Sqn but was killed whilst flying in Lancaster B Mk 1, TW647 of No 35 Sqn, which was hit by Hornet, PX284 of No 19 Sqn during a fighter affiliation sortie after failed to pull away soon enough.  He is buried in Selsey (St Peter) Church Cemetery

11-Nov

GRANT, MAIRI  WAAF (473130), age: 25

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 Scotland?  She is buried in Inverness (Tomnahurich) Cemetery

11-Nov

GIBSON, LILIAN  WAAF (2163474), 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 Surrey N W.  She is buried in Cosby Cemetery

11-Nov

SCOTNEY, KATHLEEN JOAN  WAAF (2163472), 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 Surrey N W.  She is buried in Leicester (Gilroes) Cemetery

11-Nov

STUTTLE, ARTHUR EDWARD  RAF (357360), age: 62

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 Swindon.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

11-Nov

SHELDON, DESMOND  RAFVR (1013216), age: 35

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 Warrington.  He is buried in Warrington Cemetery

11-Nov

SAUNDERS, ARTHUR WALTER  RAF (410295), age: 58

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 Weymouth.  He was cremated at  Weymouth Crematorium

12-Nov

LANE, ROY ERNEST J.  RAFVR (1700167), age: 23

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 Bristol.  He is buried in Bristol (Canford) Cemetery

13-Nov

BUTCHART, ALEXANDER  RAFVR (1351256), 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 Scotland?  He was cremated at  Dundee Crematorium

14-Nov

AVORY, DOUGLAS HENRY (BEAU)  RAFVR (155297), age: 61

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 Chichester.  He is buried in Felpham (St Mary) Churchyard

14-Nov

WAGER, HAROLD ROYSTON  RAFVR (3083765), 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 Towcester.  He is buried in Cogenhoe (or Cooknoe) (St Peter) Churchyard

17-Nov

CHAPMAN, RONALD  RAFVR (2294685), age: 24

AC2

He was serving with No 4 Sqn at the time of his death, the cause of which has yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Munster Heath War Cemetery

17-Nov

PARSONS, FRANCIS ROY  RAFVR (1353424), age: 27

LAC

He was serving with No 2950 Sqn RAF Regiment at the time of his death, the cause of which has yet to be ascertained, but his death was registered in St Austell.  He is buried in St Austell Cemetery

17-Nov

SUTTON, RAYMOND FREDERICK  RAFVR (3503675), 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 Holderness.  He is buried in Langtree Churchyard

17-Nov

HAVERON, DANIEL  AuxAF (816130), age: 41

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 Belfast (Dundonald) Cemetery

17-Nov

CLARK, WILLIAM  RAF (532276), age: 33

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 Ballingry Cemetery

17-Nov

STONE, DONALD LEONARD  RAFVR (2322881), 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 Southwark.  He is buried in Hawkinge Cemetery

17-Nov

MATTHEWS, MARGARET  WAAF (2094999), age: 27

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 Sunderland.  She is buried in Sunderland (Ryhope Road) Cemetery

18-Nov

THOMPSON, THOMAS ARTHUR  RAFVR (1427893), age: Unknown

AC1

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

19-Nov

RYLAND, PETER RAYMOND  RAFVR (1687876), age: 24

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 Doncaster.  He is buried in Rossington (St Michael) Churchyard

20-Nov

LOUDON, DONALD JAMES OTT AFC RAF (53250), age: 25

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire LF Mk 16, SL611 of No 603 Sqn, which flew into the summit of Scawfell during a cross country navigation exercise from Hullavington to Hawarden.  The wreckage and his body were not found until the following May.  He is buried in Halton (St Michael) Churchyard

20-Nov

BONNER, BESSIE EILEEN EVA  WAAF (447352), age: 25

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 Edmonton.  She is buried in Enfield (Hertford Road) Cemetery

20-Nov

BERRY, HENRY NORMAN  RAFVR (1009686), age: 33

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 Leeds.  He is buried in Stanley (Ooutwood) Cemetery

20-Nov

SZYMCZYK, Pawel PAF (), age: 40

AC

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 Beverley (Queensgate) Cemetery

21-Nov

TURNER, GEORGE  RAF (59291), age: 26

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hornet F Mk 1, PX233 of No 19 Sqn, which stalled and dived into the ground on an overshoot at Church Fenton.  He is buried in Nottingham Northern Cemetery

23-Nov

BOTTOM, JOSEPH  RAFVR (2299798), 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 Sheffield.  He is buried in Sheffield (City Road) Cemetery

25-Nov

LEMATY, THOMAS LAURENCE  RAFVR (1911538), age: 23

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 Richmond, Yorks.  He is buried in Glasnevin (or Prospect) Cemetery

25-Nov

PLUMB, EVELYN VIOLET  WAAF (452666), 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 Scotland?  She is buried in Ipswich Old Cemetery

26-Nov

ANDERSON, KENNETH  RAFVR (2302597), age: 26

AC2

He was serving with No 62 Sqn at the time of his death, the cause of which has yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Ramleh War Cemetery

26-Nov

HALEWOOD, ALBERT  RAFVR (1589101), age: 23

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 N.  He is buried in Liverpool (Anfield) Cemetery

26-Nov

DAVIDSON, WILLIAM  RAFVR (1350646), 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 Westminster (26).  He is buried in Kirkcaldy (Hayfield) Cemetery

27-Nov

COOPER, ALBERT EDWARD  RAF (240212), age: 51

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 Crewe.  He is buried in Nantwich (All Saints) Church Cemetery

27-Nov

CAIRNS, ANDREW TWADDLE  RAFVR (1793102), age: 23

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 Camelon Cemetery

28-Nov

BLEYNEY, DUDLEY OSWALD  RAF (628964), 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 Lichfield.  He is buried in Plumstead Cemetery

29-Nov

WOODS, APRIL DAWN  WAAF (2007868), age: 23

LACW

She was probably serving in South Africa at the time of his death, the cause of which has yet to be ascertained.  She is commemorated on the  Cape Town (Maitland) Cremation Memorial

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