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Casualties - November 1947


01-Nov

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

Cpl

He was serving with No 500 Sqn and  died in St. Bartholomews Hospital, Rochester, Kent, the cause of which has yet to be ascertained.  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 and died in the North Middlesex Hospital, Edmonton, London, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  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 at RAF Watton 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 and died at 26 Poplar Grove, Stockport, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  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 had been discharged from the RAF at least six months before his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained and his death was registered in Nuneaton.  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 had been was serving with No 70 Sqn and died in the Ministry of Pensions Hospital, Childwall, Lancashire, the cause of which has yet to be ascertained.  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 at RAF Linton-on-Ouse 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 had been managing director of Ericsson Telephones since 1945 after retiring from the RAF, but the circumstances of his death are currently unknown 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 on the strength of No 1 Personnel Holding Unit, Innsworth and died after a long illness, 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 on the strength of No 1 Personnel Holding Unit, Innsworth at the time of his death, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained but his death was registered in Kerrier.  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

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

Sqn Ldr

He was on the strength of No 1 Personnel Holding Unit, Innsworth and died in the RAF Hospital, Halton, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Halton (St Michael) Churchyard.

08-Nov

FRASER, JOHN  RAFVR (982686), age: 33

LAC

He was serving in the UK and died at 32, St. Mary's Street, Edinburgh, from pulmonary TB.  He is buried in Edinburgh Eastern Cemetery.

09-Nov

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

Flt Sgt

He was serving at RAF Martlesham Heath and died in Princess Mary's RAF Hospital, Halton, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Gillingham (Woodlands) Cemetery.

09-Nov

MORRIS, JOHN HENRY  RAFVR (3088774), age: 19

AC2

He was serving at RAF Cottesmore 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 and died in The District County Hospital, Hillingdon, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  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 on the strength of No 9 Personnel Holing Unit (WAAF), Uxbridge and died in Aberdeen City Hospital from pulmonary TB.  She is buried in Inverness (Tomnahurich) Cemetery.

11-Nov

GIBSON, LILIAN  WAAF (2163474), age: 19

ACW2

She was serving with HQ, Transport Command and was killed when the RAF car she was travelling in when left the road at Runnymede and ran into the River Thames.  She is buried in Cosby Cemetery.

11-Nov

SCOTNEY, KATHLEEN JOAN  WAAF (2163472), age: 19

ACW2

She was serving with HQ, Transport Command and was killed when the RAF car she was travelling in when left the road at Runnymede and ran into the River Thames.  She is buried in Leicester (Gilroes) Cemetery.

11-Nov

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

WO

He was serving with No 267 MU and died in the RAF Hospital, Wroughton, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery.

11-Nov

SHELDON, DESMOND  RAFVR (1013216), age: 35

LAC

He was serving in the UK and died in The Infirmary, Warrington, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  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 on the strength of No 1 Personnel Holding Unit, Innsworth 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 and died at 56 Gillburn Road, Dundee from pulmonary TB and a pulmonary haemorrhage.  He was cremated at Dundee Crematorium.

14-Nov

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

Plt Off

He had probably been discharged when he died at home at Barnside, Manor Close, Felpham, after an illness lasting three years.  He is buried in Felpham (St Mary) Churchyard.

14-Nov

WAGER, HAROLD ROYSTON  RAFVR (3083765), age: 19

AC1

He was serving with No 1 (P) RFU and was killed when his motor cycle collided with the rear of a lorry midway between Towcester and Bilsworth in heavy rain and windy weather conditions.  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 and died in Beverley, East Yorkshire, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  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 Isle of Man?  He is buried in Belfast (Dundonald) Cemetery.

17-Nov

CLARK, WILLIAM  RAF (532276), age: 33

Sgt

He was serving with No 6 School of Technical Training 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 Ballingry Cemetery.

17-Nov

STONE, DONALD LEONARD  RAFVR (2322881), age: 19

AC1

He was serving at RAF Netheravon and died in Guy's Hospital, London, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  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 and died from Pulmonary Tuberculosis, 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 and died in the Beverley Emergency Hospital, the cause of which has not yet been ascertained.  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 at RAF Leeming and died in The Royal Hospital, Sheffield from injuries sustained after his motor cycle collided with the rear of a bus, whilst on 48 hours leave.  He is buried in Sheffield (City Road) Cemetery..

25-Nov

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

LAC

He was serving at RAF Catterick 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 Ipswich.  She is buried in Ipswich Old Cemetery.

26-Nov

ANDERSON, KENNETH  RAFVR (2302597), age: 26

AC2

He was serving with No 62 Sqn, RAF Regiment 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 on the strength of No 1 Personnel Holding Unit, Innsworth 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 on the strength of No 1 Personnel Holding Unit, Innsworth and died in Hairmyres Hospital from pulmonary tuberculosis and laryngeal tuberculosis.  He is buried in Camelon Cemetery.

28-Nov

BLEYNEY, DUDLEY OSWALD  RAF (628964), age: 27

LAC

He was serving with No 21 MU 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 on the strength of No 9 Personnel Holing Unit (WAAF), Uxbridge and died in Cape Town from tuberculosis.  She is commemorated on the Cape Town (Maitland) Cremation Memorial.

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