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Casualties - March 1948


03 Mar

BOYLES, THOMAS SMYTH  (4009296) age: 20

AC2

He was serving at RAF Wilmslow at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Liverpool S.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

04 Mar

GRIFFIN, JAMES  (2305548) age: 19

AC1

He was serving at RAF Little Rissington at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Scotland?.  He is buried in Brandwood End Cemetery, Birmingham

06 Mar

GRAHAM, DAVID DESMOND ANGUS  (2292960) age: 20

LAC

He was serving at johnston and was killed in a road traffic accident.  He is buried in Fayid Military Cemetery

06 Mar

BARBER, EDWIN RICHARD  (1388748) age: 25

Cpl

He was serving at RAF Kabrit and was killed in a road traffic accident.  He is buried in Fayid Military Cemetery

06 Mar

MORRIS, JAMES HERBERT  (3039443) age: 20

AC1

He was serving at RAF Kabrit and was killed in a road traffic accident.  He is buried in Fayid Military Cemetery

06 Mar

WOOLLARD, ROY  (2361274) age: 18

AC1

He was serving at RAF Kabrit and was killed in a road traffic accident.  He is buried in Fayid Military Cemetery

06 Mar

ROBERTSHAW, WILLIAM HENRY  (2359440) age: 18

AC2

He was serving at RAF Kabrit MELF and was killed in a road traffic accident.  He is buried in Fayid Military Cemetery

06 Mar

STEWART, JOHN PATRICK  (4006088) age: 22

AC2

He was serving at RAF Kasfareet and was killed in a road traffic accident.  He is buried in Fayid Military Cemetery

06 Mar

FEWTRELL, KENNETH  (2211094) age: 22

LAC

He was serving at RAF Stafford at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Liverpool S.  He is buried in Bebington Cemetery

06 Mar

STUCHBURY, ALBERT EDWARD  (411330) age: 43

Flt Sgt

He was serving at RAF Topcliffe but probably died in the RAF Hospital at Halton as his death was registered in Aylesbury.  He is buried in Norton Cemetery, Sheffield

07 Mar

BROSTER, THOMAS DAVID  (2358389) age: 18

AC1

He was serving at RAF Kabrit and died from injuries sustained the previous day in a road traffic accident.  He is buried in Fayid Military Cemetery

07 Mar

O'HAGAN, JAMES  (4005099) age: 21

AC2

He was serving at RAF Kabrit and possibly died from injuries sustained the previous day in a road traffic accident.  He is buried in Fayid Military Cemetery

07 Mar

LAMBERT, LIONEL CHRISTOPHER  (716117) age: 25

LAC

He was serving at RAF Ruislip at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Wandsworth.  He is buried in Brookwood Cemetery

07 Mar

KINGHORN, KENNETH  (2313786) age: 19

AC1

He was serving at RAF St Athan at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Hartismere.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

07 Mar

SANSOM, COLIN JAMES WILSON  (3091692) age: 21

AC2

He was serving at RAF Watton at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Hartismere.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

10 Mar

MILLER, HAROLD LESLIE  (610983) age: 28

Flt Sgt

He was serving at RAF Kirkham at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Manchester.  He is buried in Streatham Park Cemetery

10 Mar

ROSS, JOHN ANGUS MACLEAN  (570821) age: 26

Cpl

He was serving at RAF Waterbeach at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Saffron Walden.  He is buried in Balintere Cemetery, Fearn

11 Mar

HUTCHINSON, RONALD  (3103231) age: 18

AC2

He was serving at HQ TTC at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in St Bridget Churchyard, Moresby, Whitehaven

13 Mar

BOYLE, RICHARD MALBORNE  (120664) age: 28

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito T Mk 3, VP345 of No 504 Sqn, which crashed inverted and burst into flames whilst attempting a turn back to RAF Hucknall following an engine failure on take off.  He is buried in Radcliffe on trent Cemetery

13 Mar

ROOK, MICHAEL DFC  (90077) age: 32

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito T Mk 3, VP345 of No 504 Sqn, which crashed inverted and burst into flames whilst attempting a turn back to RAF Hucknall following an engine failure on take off.  He is buried in Edwalton Parish Church, Nottingham

14 Mar

MATCHETT, HAROLD  (3077328) age: 20

LAC

He was serving at RAF Marston Moor at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Holderness.  He is buried in Hedon Road Cemetery, Hull

15 Mar

NEWSTEAD, VICTOR LEONARD  (2266161) age: 20

AC2

He was serving with No 120 Maintenance Unit at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Ramleh Military Cemetery

15 Mar

STEWART, WILLIAM JOHN SCOTT  (2352422) age: 19

AC1

He was serving at RAF Kabrit at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have not yet been ascertained, although he may have been on leave.  He is buried in Cathcart Cemetery, Glasgow

16 Mar

VASEY, DOUGLAS  (1803341) age: 25

Plt II

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor F Mk 4, RA482 of No 38 Maintenance Unit, which dived into the ground from low cloud shortly after taking off from RAF Llandow.  He is buried in Becontree Cemetery

16 Mar

GATRELL, BERNARD ROBERT  (2331075) age: 20

AC2

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Bethnal Green.  He is buried in Abney Park Cemetery

17 Mar

BASS, COLIN  (1603236) age: 25

Plt II

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington T Mk 10, RP565 of No 1 Air Navigation School, which collided with RP499 in the circuit at RAF Topcliffe.  He is buried in West Wycombe Parish Church

17 Mar

HIGHMAN, ARTHUR EDWARD  (1333571) age: 25

Sig II

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington T Mk 10, RP565 of No 1 Air Navigation School, which collided with RP499 in the circuit at RAF Topcliffe.  He is buried in Norwood Cemetery

17 Mar

HOWELL, WALTER ERNEST LESLIE  (1023588) age: 27

Sig II

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington T Mk 10, RP565 of No 1 Air Navigation School, which collided with RP499 in the circuit at RAF Topcliffe.  He is buried in Bedwellty Church

17 Mar

JONES, WILLIAM JAMES  (153310) age: 25

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington T Mk 10, RP565 of No 1 Air Navigation School, which collided with RP499 in the circuit at RAF Topcliffe.  He is buried in St Columba Churchyard, Topcliffe

17 Mar

KULA, FRANCISZEK MM  (P2204) age: 34

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington T Mk 10, RP499 of No 1 Air Navigation School, which collided with RP565 in the circuit at RAF Topcliffe.  He is buried in Newark Cemetery

17 Mar

LAIRD, ROBERT SNEDDEN  (149193) age: 31

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington T Mk 10, RP565 of No 1 Air Navigation School, which collided with RP499 in the circuit at RAF Topcliffe.  He is buried in Bo'ness Cemetery

17 Mar

NEW, HARRY CORNELIUS  (165262) age: 26

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington T Mk 10, RP565 of No 1 Air Navigation School, which collided with RP499 in the circuit at RAF Topcliffe.  He is buried in Uplands Cemetery

17 Mar

McGIBBON, JAMES  (978634) age: 26

Cpl

He was serving with No 622 (RAF Depot Malaya) and died in a motor vehicle accident near Segamat.  He is buried in Cheras Road Cemetery, Kuala Lumper

18 Mar

CURTIS, RONALD HERBERT  (2289505) age: 20

AC2

He was serving at RAF Tangmere at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Essex S W.  He is buried in Walthamstow Cemetery

19 Mar

BELSHAW, JACK  (58542) age: 21

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor F Mk 3, EE453 of No 92 Sqn, which failed to recover from a dive during a 'cab rank' exercise near RAF Lubeck.  He is buried in British Military Cemetery, Ohlsdorf

19 Mar

HAWKE, DONALD FREDERICK  (178754) age: 39

Fg Off

He was serving at RAF Fowey but probably died in the RAF Hospital at Halton as his death was registered in Aylesbury.  He is buried in Canford Cemetery

23 Mar

KEEN, RONALD CHARLES  (2346424) age:

AC2

He was serving with No 2 BRRD at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have not yet been ascertained.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

23 Mar

KNOWLES, JOHN NUTTALL  (33090) age: 34

Wg Cdr

He was serving Overseas at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Old Military Cemetery, Voortrekkerhoogte, Pretoria

23 Mar

COX, HAROLD  (561542) age: 36

WO

He was serving at RAF Lubeck at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Halton Cemetery

23 Mar

HILL, SIDNEY JOHN BRITON  (562733) age: 36

Flt Sgt

He was serving at RAF Pembrey at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Bridgend.  He is buried in St Michael's Churchyard, Cwmavon, nr Port Talbot

23 Mar

GOODWIN, ROBIN MURRAY THOMAS  (2333579) age: 19

AC2

He was serving at RAF Watton at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Surrey N E.  He was cremated at Streatham Vale Crematorium

23 Mar

WHITWORTH, VICTOR ALAN  (2287107) age: 20

LAC

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Sheffield 2 Qtr.  He is buried in Burngrave Cemetery, Sheffield

24 Mar

McCABE, DENIS  (4007767) age: 18

AC2

He was serving at RAF Bircham Newton at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Ely 2 Qtr.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

25 Mar

LEATHER, EDWARD KNIGHTON  (363653) age: 41

Flt Sgt

He was serving at RAF Gatow at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Berlin 1939/1945 Cemetery

25 Mar

CLIFTON, ALFRED ERIC OBE  (35060) age: 52

Wg Cdr

He was serving at RAF Mildenhall but probably died in the RAF Hospital at Ely as his death was registered in Ely.  He is buried in Exning Cemetery

26 Mar

MOORE, ALISTER PETER  (1659477) age: 23

T/Sgt

He was serving at RAF Barkway at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Westminster.  He is buried in Ocklyndge Cemetery, Eastbourne

27 Mar

MARTHEWS, ROY HERBERT  (23208) age: 41

Sqn Ldr

He was serving at RAF Melksham but probably died in the RAF Hospital at Halton as his death was registered in Aylesbury.  He was cremated at Golders Green Crematorium

27 Mar

GILL, MICHAEL HUGH LEECH  (2319463) age: 19

AC2

He was serving at RAF Valley at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Anglesey W.  He is buried in Chatterton Cemetery, Oldham

30 Mar

BOUTWOOD, PETER  (2384860) age: 18

AC2

He was serving at RAF West Kirby at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Hastings.  He is buried in Hastings Borough Cemetery

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