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Casualties - July 1948


02-Jul-48

BRADFIELD, ARTHUR GEORGE  (59463) age: 24

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Lincoln B Mk 2, RF560 of the Aeroplane and Armament Experimental Establishment which spun into the ground from 3,500 ft after control was lost during low speed flight trials with one engine stopped and another at low power.  He is buried in Durrington Cemetery, Worthing

02-Jul-48

TOOTH, ALBERT  (88469) age: 30

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Lincoln B Mk 2, RF560 of the Aeroplane and Armament Experimental Establishment which spun into the ground from 3,500 ft after control was lost during low speed flight trials with one engine stopped and another at low power.  He is buried in Stretford Cemetery

02-Jul-48

WILLIAMS, GLYNDWR WYNN  (56755) age: 25

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lincoln B Mk 2, RF560 of the Aeroplane and Armament Experimental Establishment which spun into the ground from 3,500 ft after control was lost during low speed flight trials with one engine stopped and another at low power.  He is buried in Wrexham Cemetery

02-Jul-48

BEAZLEY, DAVID EDWARD  (2334654) age: 19

AC2

He was serving at RAF Ballykelly at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in N Ireland?.  He is buried in Ballykelly Parish Churchyard

02-Jul-48

BOYTER, ARCHIBALD FLETCHER  (1574144) age: 23

LAC

He was on the strength of RAF Innsworth, but probably died whilst non-effective and his death is registered in Scotland?.  He is buried in Larkfield Cemetery

02-Jul-48

GILLESPIE, JOHN  (4014069) age: 26

AC2

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

03-Jul-48

BROADBENT, DAVID  (2363758) age: 18

AC1

He was serving in Singapore and drowned off Fortified Island, Changi, Singapore.  He is buried in Terendak Military Cemetery, Malacca, Malaysia

04-Jul-48

COATES, GEORGE REGINALDS DFC  (59512) age: 27

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in York C Mk 1, MW248 of No 99 Sqn, which crashed near Northolt on arrival from Malta after colliding with a Scandinvian Airlines System's DC6 attempting to land at London Heathrow.  He was cremated at Woking Crematorium

04-Jul-48

INGLEBY, CYRIL DFC  (118898) age: 30

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in York C Mk 1, MW248 of No 99 Sqn, which crashed near Northolt on arrival from Malta after colliding with a Scandinvian Airlines System's DC6 attempting to land at London Heathrow.  He is buried in Nottingham Road Cemetery, Derby

04-Jul-48

LEWIS, HAROLD GEORGE  (573247) age: 26

Sig IB

He was killed whilst flying in York C Mk 1, MW248 of No 99 Sqn, which crashed near Northolt on arrival from Malta after colliding with a Scandinvian Airlines System's DC6 attempting to land at London Heathrow.  He is buried in Abberley Churchyard

04-Jul-48

NOWRIE, JOHN KENNEDY DFC  (55227) age: 29

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in York C Mk 1, MW248 of No 99 Sqn, which crashed near Northolt on arrival from Malta after colliding with a Scandinvian Airlines System's DC6 attempting to land at London Heathrow.  He is buried in Salsburgh Cemetery

04-Jul-48

REES, JOHN IEUAN  (1381572) age: 27

Eng IIA

He was killed whilst flying in York C Mk 1, MW248 of No 99 Sqn, which crashed near Northolt on arrival from Malta after colliding with a Scandinvian Airlines System's DC6 attempting to land at London Heathrow.  He is buried in Gwermllywyn Cemetery

04-Jul-48

TROTMAN, WILLIAM THOMAS DFC  (142885) age: 25

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in York C Mk 1, MW248 of No 99 Sqn, which crashed near Northolt on arrival from Malta after colliding with a Scandinvian Airlines System's DC6 attempting to land at London Heathrow.  He is buried in Bridlington Cemetery

04-Jul-48

BOXALL, WILLIAM TOM  (4019976) age: 23

AC1

He was serving at RAF Mount Wise at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Plymouth.  He is buried in St Pauls Churchyard, Gorefield near Wisbech

04-Jul-48

WOOD, GEORGE  (2342149) age: 19

AC1

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

05-Jul-48

MOODIE, JOHN HALL WILSON  (58315) age: 21

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire FR Mk 18, TP261 of No 28 Sqn, which dived into the ground near Sembawang whilst homing to base, cause not known.  He is buried in Kranji Military Cemetery

07-Jul-48

NICHOLS, ANTHONY GEORGE  (50646) age: 28

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Sea Mosquito Mk 33, TW284 of the ATDU which broke up over the airfield at Weston-super-Mare during a slow roll.  He is buried in General Cemetery, Weston-super-Mare

07-Jul-48

ROBERTSON, DAVID ALASTAIR DFC  (39032) age: 31

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Sea Mosquito Mk 33, TW284 of the ATDU which broke up over the airfield at Weston-super-Mare during a slow roll.  He was cremated at Arnos Vale Crematorium

07-Jul-48

SEERY alias SAVAGE H., JOSEPH  (1905817) age: 24

AC1

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

07-Jul-48

COLLINS, JAMES  (2341380) age: 19

AC1

He was serving at RAF Castel Benito at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Tripoli Military Cemetery

10-Jul-48

CERSELL, RICHARD WILLIAM  (52050) age: 47

Flt Lt

He was serving at RAF Sembawang and died.  He is buried in Kranji Military Cemetery

11-Jul-48

HONE, ALFRED FREDERICK  (2330782) age: 19

LAC

He was serving at RAF Kai Tak at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Colonial Cemetery, Hong Kong

14-Jul-48

DOVER, DONALD  (3040263) age: 22

Nav III

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito B Mk 35, TK633 of No 139 Sqn, which flew into high ground near Waddington during a high speed descending turn.  He is buried in Upper and Lower Wortley Cemetery, Leeds

14-Jul-48

NEWMAN, FRANK  (58319) age: 22

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito B Mk 35, TK633 of No 139 Sqn, which flew into high ground near Waddington during a high speed descending turn.  He is buried in Southern Cemetery, Manchester

15-Jul-48

MOULD, JAMES HOWARD  (1729083) age: 20

Plt IV

He was killed whilst flying in Harvard T Mk 2B, EX672 of No 4 Flying Training School Sqn, which flew into trees during a low level cross-country exercise.  He is buried in Bulawayo Cemetery

15-Jul-48

WARTON, KENNETH REID  (29183) age: 41

Wg Cdr

He was serving at RAF Luqa at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in St Pierre Cemetery, Marseille, Frannce

17-Jul-48

MILNE, ESTCOURT REGINALD  (3104508) age: 19

AC2

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

18-Jul-48

DUNN, LEONARD ALBERT  (35262) age: 50

Flt Lt

He was serving at RAF Northwood at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Wood Green.  He is buried in Letchworth Urban District Council Cemetery

19-Jul-48

MASON, HENRY MAURICE DFC  (59369) age: 26

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Vampire F Mk 3, VT817 of the Central Fighter Establishment which was lost without a trace over the Channel during a flight from Deauville in France to Tangmere.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

19-Jul-48

GRAYSTON, HAROLD GEORGE  (1193791) age: 38

T/Sgt

He was serving at RAF Longparish 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 Andover Burial Ground

23-Jul-48

OAKLEY, LAWRENCE  (577663) age: 24

Cpl

He was serving at RAF Henlow at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Hitchen.  He is buried in C of E Churchyard, Henlow

24-Jul-48

HARRIS, FRANK THOMAS  (519968) age: 32

Sgt

He was serving at RAF Changi at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Pasir Panjang Cemetery, Singapore

26-Jul-48

DOUGLAS, ELFORD WALDERMAN  (724947) age: 24

AC2

He was serving at RAF Filton 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 Water Works Cemetery, Jamaica

28-Jul-48

SHAW, HAROLD GORDON  (565011) age: 33

Flt Sgt

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

28-Jul-48

SHANN, PETER ANDREW DELANO  (2331989) age: 20

AC1

He was serving at RAF Eastleigh at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have not yet been ascertained.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

29-Jul-48

STUART, JOHN WILLIAM FERGUSON  (4028762) age: 18

AC2

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

30-Jul-48

COPELETTI, ARMANDO  (2326211) age: 21

AC2

He was serving at RAF Hitcham at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Colchester.  He is buried in St Mary's Churchyard, Kensal Green

30-Jul-48

LOWDELL, ALLAN  (3111171) age: 18

AC2

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

31-Jul-48

CAMPBELL, JOSIAH  (2681060) age: 25

Plt II

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito T Mk 3, TV982 of No 502 Sqn, which broke up and crashed near Mount Snowden whilst flying in a cu-nim cloud en-route from Horsham St Faith to Aldergrove.  He is buried in City Cemetery, Belfast

31-Jul-48

WALKER, CHARLES EDWARD  (966676) age:

Cpl

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito T Mk 3, TV982 of No 502 Sqn, which broke up and crashed near Mount Snowden whilst flying in a cu-nim cloud en-route from Horsham St Faith to Aldergrove.  He is buried in Christ Church Cemetery, Londonderry

31-Jul-48

HUGHES, KENNETH JOHN  (2350005) age: 19

AC1

He was serving Overseas at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Limmer Cemetery, Hannover

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