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Casualties - December 1947


01-Dec

MADGE, ALAN JOHN  RAF (39098), age: 29

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford T Mk 1, PH355 of No 1 PRFU, which crashed in a flat spin whilst practicing stall near Moreton in Marsh.  He was cremated at Golders Green Crematorium

01-Dec

MYLCHREEST, WILLIAM HOOPER  RAFVR (1670237), age: 24

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 Fylde.  He is buried in Birkenhead (Landican) Cemetery

01-Dec

SANDY, JOHN DAVID  RAF (411708), age: 54

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 Gloucester R.  He is buried in Oscott College Cemetery, Birmingham

01-Dec

MAXWELL, FRANK  RAFVR (1662770), age: 32

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 Market Bosworth.  He was cremated at  Leicester City (Gilroes) Crematorium

01-Dec

BUTCHER, ERNEST EDMUND  RAFVR (1355003), age: 39

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 Surrey S W.  He is buried in Guildford (Stoke) New Cemetery

02-Dec

ROTHWELL, FREDERICK WILLIAM  RAFVR (1274445), age: 37

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 Middlesex S.  He was cremated at  Mortlake Crematorium

02-Dec

BONNICK, EDWARD ROBERT  RAF (344107), age: 49

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 New Forest.  He is buried in Fawley (All Saints) Churchyard

03-Dec

ARMS, JAMES THOMAS  RAFVR (3102341), 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 Salisbury.  He is buried in Abney Park Cemetery

03-Dec

GURD, DENNIS GERALD  RAFVR (4022884), 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 Salisbury.  He is buried in Salisbury (London Road) Cemetery

03-Dec

HILL, OLIVER FRANCIS  RAFVR (2354520), 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 Salisbury.  He is buried in St Teath (St Thetha) Churchyard

04-Dec

COLE, ROY ARCHIBALD  RAFVR (2369821), 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 Gloucester R.  He is buried in Halesowen Cemetery

04-Dec

TURNER, JOHN WILLIAM  RAFVR (1418089), 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 Stoke-on-Trent.  He is buried in Stoke-on-Trent (Longton) Cemetery

05-Dec

FOSTER, JAMES  RAF (574065), age: 25

Cpl

He was serving at HMS Daedalus at the time of his death, the cause of which has yet to be ascertained.  He was cremated at  Bristol (Arnos Vale) Crematorium

05-Dec

JOHNSON, PETER HERBERT  RAFVR (1587079), age: 24

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 Dorchester.  He is buried in Dorchester Cemetery, Dorset

06-Dec

GAWTHROPE, WILLIAM THOMAS  RAF (2370485), 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 Greenwich.  He is buried in Woodford (Roding Lane) Cemetery

07-Dec

MORGAN, DAVID EDWARD  AuxAF (187267), age: Unknown

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire LF Mk 16, RW355 of No 614 Sqn, which he abandoned near Long Sutton in Somerset but his parachute failed to deploy due to the low altitude.  He had been attempting to recover to base following a collision with another aircraft in the formation.  He is buried in Tyncoed Congregational Chapelyard

07-Dec

PERRY, GEORGE HAROLD  RAF (43910), age: 49

Sqn Ldr

He was serving with AHQ (S) India at the time of his death, the cause of which has yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Karachi War Cemetery

07-Dec

GANNON, JOHN DANIEL BERT  RAFVR (4002920), age: Unknown

AC1

He was serving at HQ BC Air Japan at the time of his death, the cause of which has yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Yokohama War Cemetery

07-Dec

APPLEYARD, ERIC  RAFVR (2202943), 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 Cannock.  He is buried in Cannock Cemetery

07-Dec

FYANS, WILLIAM HENRY  RAFVR (1529795), age: 39

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 Salford.  He is buried in Manchester Southern Cemetery

09-Dec

SCANLAN, JAMES EDWARD  RAFVR (3045214), age: 20

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 Chipstead (St Margaret) Churchyard

10-Dec

COWOOD, CHARLES  RAF (196541), age: 23

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hornet F Mk 1, PX282 of No 64 Sqn, which dived into the ground and burnt out after stalling on the approach to Linton on Ouse.  He is buried in Sheffield (City Road) Cemetery

10-Dec

BRYAN, HERMAN CONSTANTINE  RAFVR (605722), 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 Bristol.  He is buried in Bath (Haycombe) Cemetery

10-Dec

CONNOR, WILLIAM  RAFVR (1081120), age: 30

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 Manchester.  He is buried in Preston (New Hall Lane) Cemetery

10-Dec

MILLER, ROBERT  RAFVR (982504), age: 32

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 Cathcart Cemetery

11-Dec

SMITH, WILLIAM  RAFVR (1535929), 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 Newcastle upon Tyne.  He is buried in Newcastle-upon-Tyne (West Road) Cemetery

13-Dec

EDMONDSON, LESLIE  RAFVR (1076495), age: 43

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 Burnley.  He is buried in Burnley Cemetery

14-Dec

DICKERSON, DENNIS FRANK  RAFVR (910124), 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 Norwich Outer.  He is buried in NORWICH Cemetery, Norfolk

14-Dec

HOWELL, JOSEPH  RAFVR (1062552), age: Unknown

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 Scotland?  He is buried in Halton (St Michael) Churchyard

15-Dec

TURNER, KENNETH HILLARY WALTON  RAFVR (203300), age: 21

Plt Off

He was serving with No 2865 Sqn RAF Regiment at the time of his death, the cause of which has yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Munster Heath War Cemetery

15-Dec

SAUL, THOMAS DEREK  RAF (42080), age: 28

Flt Lt

He had been serving with No 44 MU and died from a duodenal ulcer which he had originally been admitted to hospital with on 25 Jun 1943.  He is buried in Mount Jerome Cemetery

15-Dec

DREW, ALFRED  RAF (628406), 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 Bromley.  He is buried in Kingsway New Cemetery

15-Dec

SPINK, WILFRED HERBERT  RAF (327773), 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 Hammersmith.  He is buried in Mortlake Cemetery

16-Dec

MARTIN, SAMUEL GEORGE  RAFVR (121236), age: 49

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 Leicester (Gilroes) Cemetery

17-Dec

CRITCHLEY, KENNETH ARTHUR  RAF (548992), age: 30

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 Gloucester R.  He is buried in Arnold Cemetery

17-Dec

WATERHOUSE, DAVID WILLIAM  RAFVR (1082900), 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 Wharfedale.  He was cremated at  Leeds (Lawns Wood) Crematorium

18-Dec

BELLIS, WILLIAM EDWARD  RAFVR (4012248), age: 19

AC2

He was serving with No 128 MU at the time of his death, the cause of which has yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Fayid War Cemetery

18-Dec

RAINBIRD, LEONARD ALBERT  RAFVR (1384523), 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 Bethnal Green.  He is buried in City of London Cemetery and Crematorium, Manor Park

18-Dec

LAWRENCE, WILLIAM NORMAN  AuxAF (864150), 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 Portsmouth.  He is buried in Fareham Cemetery

18-Dec

REDMAN, HAROLD VICTOR  RAF (49717), age: 51

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 Mutare Cemetery

19-Dec

MORRISON, CYRIL  RAF (507425), age: 40

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 Halton (St Michael) Churchyard

19-Dec

BRITTON, ALFRED SAMUEL  RAF (62035), age: 49

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 Bournemouth.  He is buried in Christchurch Cemetery

19-Dec

JACOBS, GEORGE FREDERICK  RAF (504842), age: Unknown

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 Scotland?  He is buried in Llantwit Major Cemetery

19-Dec

O'DONNELL, WILLIAM DONALDSON  RAFVR (965105), 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 Scotland?  He was cremated at  Paisley (Woodside) Crematorium

20-Dec

GARRAHY, JAMES JOSEPH  RAF (1174457), age: 33

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 Bethnal Green.  He is buried in Leytonstone (St Patrick's) Roman Catholic Cemetery

20-Dec

THAKE, BERNARD ROSS  RAFVR (2342250), 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 Tonbridge.  He is buried in Rusthall (St Paul) New Churchyard

21-Dec

SKLAN, HARRIS SAMUEL  RAFVR (2252676), 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 Bridgend.  He is buried in Willesden Jewish Cemetery

21-Dec

HARDEY, VERNON LENERD ARTHUR  RAFVR (1250473), 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 East Glamorgan.  He is buried in Neath (Llantwit) Cemetery

21-Dec

JONES, ARTHUR ROBERT  RAFVR (1404449), 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 Haverfordwest.  He is buried in Milford Haven Cemetery

21-Dec

TRENOWETH, JOHN ABNER  RAF (646712), age: 28

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 Redruth.  He is buried in Penzance (Paul) Cemetery

22-Dec

FEASBY, RONALD  RAF (634505), age: 29

P II

He was killed whilst flying in Hornet F Mk 1, PX274 of No 64 Sqn, which crashed into high ground near Bacup in Lancashire whilst descending through cloud.  He is buried in Eston Cemetery

22-Dec

PARSONS, BERNARD PETER A.  RAFVR (1811222), age: 24

P IV

He was killed whilst flying in Harvard T Mk 2B, FX296 of No 7 SFTS, which crashed and burnt out after hitting a farm building at Stiffkey in Norfolk during unauthorised low flying.  He is buried in Stiffkey (St John) Churchyard

22-Dec

WEST, HAROLD DAVID  RAF (650408), age: 25

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 Cloughton Church Cemetery

22-Dec

HAMILTON, JAMES  RAF (632335), 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 Scotland?  He is buried in Glasgow (Lambhill) Cemetery

23-Dec

PEARCE, FRANCIS THOMAS WILLIAM  RAFVR (1192465), age: Unknown

Sgt

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

23-Dec

BALDOCK, HARRY TYRE (JIM)  RAF (636881), age: 28

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 Plymouth.  He is buried in Elham Burial Ground

23-Dec

EDMONDS, GERALD BENJAMIN  RAFVR (2345617), 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 Southwark.  He is buried in or was cremated at  Wandsworth (Putney Vale) Cemetery and Crematorium

25-Dec

MELLOWS, COLIN DEREK REX  RAFVR (2285943), age: 20

Cpl

He was serving in Ceylon at the time of his death, the cause of which has yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Colombo (Lliveramentu) Cemetery

25-Dec

ANSETT, FRANK GILBERT  RAFVR (3078804), age: 19

AC1

He was serving at RAF Katukuru at the time of his death, the cause of which has yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Colombo (Lliveramentu) Cemetery

25-Dec

WILLIAMS, WALTER TRAVIS SWIRE DSC RAFVR (74396), age: 50

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 Ely.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery

27-Dec

MATTHEWS, ARTHUR  RAF (35237), age: 52

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 Scotland?  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

28-Dec

BAILEY, FRANK WILSON  RAF (82195), age: 43

Fg Off

He was serving with No 39 Sqn at the time of his death, the cause of which has yet to be ascertained, but his death was registered in Harrow.  .  He is buried in Ruislip (St Martin) Churchyard Extension

28-Dec

CULLEN, WALTER THOMAS  RAFVR (2321747), 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 Bath.  He is buried in Witham (All Saints) Churchyard

28-Dec

BAILEY, JOHN STANLEY  RAFVR (3111153), 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 Brighton.  He is buried in Hurstpierpoint New Cemetery

29-Dec

AMOR, JAMES HERBERT  RAFVR (747235), age: 42

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 Colchester.  He is buried in St Osyth Cemetery

30-Dec

BUSHELL, FRANK WALTER  AuxAF (845004), age: 42

Cpl

He was serving at No 906/907 Sqn at the time of his death, the cause of which has yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Harrow (Harrow Weald) Cemetery

30-Dec

BLOFIELD, BERNARD REGINALD  RAF (147076), age: 39

Fg 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 Wandsworth.  He was cremated at  Mortlake Crematorium

31-Dec

WALKER, ARTHUR JOHN  RAF (57372), age: 33

Fg Off

He was serving with No 61 Sqn at the time of his death, the cause of which has yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Hanover War Cemetery

31-Dec

ABDUL SATAR KHALIL  IL (9292), 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

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