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Casualties - August 1948


01 Aug

KNIGHTS, JOHN RICHARD  (3114233) age: 18

AC2

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

01 Aug

WOOD, ARTHUR NOEL  (616092) age: 30

Cpl

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

03 Aug

KNOTT, JOHN  (2227432) age: 40

Cpl

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

03 Aug

DUNNETT, ALEXANDER BAIN  (553575) age: 25

Cpl

He was serving at RAF Wunstorf at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in The Heath Cemetery, Munster

06 Aug

STOREY, THOMAS HENRY  (2235618) age: 22

AC1

He was serving at RAF Great Ashfield at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Oxford.  He is buried in Curbridge Cemetery, near Witney

07 Aug

SHARPE, DESMOND  (3113329) age: 18

AC2

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

07 Aug

VANCE, CYRIL LEONARD  (2389974) age: 18

AC2

He was serving at RAF Wythall but probably died in the RAF Hospital at Halton as his death was registered in Aylesbury.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

10 Aug

COPESTAKE, GRAHAM  (2355611) age: 19

AC2

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

10 Aug

DRUERY, ANTONY RICHARD  (2341429) age: 19

AC2

He was serving at RAF Wahn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have not yet been ascertained.  He was cremated at Eduard Muller Crematorium, Hagen

11 Aug

WALKER, WILLIAM WEIR  (2295694) age: 22

AC1

He was serving at RAF Watchet at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Exmoor 4 Qtr.  He is buried in Larkhall Cemetery

11 Aug

HUMPHRIES, JOHN FREDERICK  (4029962) age: 17

AC2

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

19 Aug

BLACKBURN, FRANK  (165421) age: 24

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota C Mk 4, KJ962 of No 110 Sqn, which dived into the grond and exploded at Betu Melintang Kalantan in Malaya following a possiblr egine fire during a supply dropping sortie.  He is buried in Kranji Military Cemetery

19 Aug

BROWN, WILLIAM GEOFFREY  (577476) age: 25

Sig I

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota C Mk 4, KJ962 of No 110 Sqn, which dived into the grond and exploded at Betu Melintang Kalantan in Malaya following a possiblr egine fire during a supply dropping sortie.  He is buried in Kranji Military Cemetery

19 Aug

LYNE, WILLIAM ERNEST  (167789) age: 23

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota C Mk 4, KJ962 of No 110 Sqn, which dived into the grond and exploded at Betu Melintang Kalantan in Malaya following a possiblr egine fire during a supply dropping sortie.  He is buried in Kranji Military Cemetery

19 Aug

MOORE, DAVID LIVINGSTON  (59447) age: 26

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota C Mk 4, KJ962 of No 110 Sqn, which dived into the grond and exploded at Betu Melintang Kalantan in Malaya following a possiblr egine fire during a supply dropping sortie.  He is buried in Kranji Military Cemetery

19 Aug

WARD, JAMES HENRY  (1523717) age: 24

Nav II

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota C Mk 4, KJ962 of No 110 Sqn, which dived into the grond and exploded at Betu Melintang Kalantan in Malaya following a possiblr egine fire during a supply dropping sortie.  He is buried in Kranji Military Cemetery

19 Aug

BAILLIE, PETER JOHN  (1567716) age: 24

Plt II

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 British Military Cemetery, Ohlsdorf, Hamburg

20 Aug

BOWYER, JAMES THOMAS  (1810462) age: 24

Plt II

He was killed whilst flying in Tempest F Mk 6, NX244 of No 8 Sqn, which crashed from a high speed stall during recovery from a diving attack on dissident tribesmen in the Aden Protectorate.  He is buried in the crash site

22 Aug

CHEN, LASCELLES VINCENT  (713962) age: 22

LAC

He was serving Overseas at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in May Pen Cemetery, Kingston, Jamaica

22 Aug

EVANS, CECIL FRANCIS EDWARD  (4011464) age: 24

AC1

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

23 Aug

ARBERY, HENRY  (198601) age: 30

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster GR Mk 3, SW361 of No 236 OCU, which dived into the ground and burst into flames during an ovewrshoot at Kinloss in strong gusty winfd conditions.  He is buried in Old Monkland Cemetery

23 Aug

BOODIE, KENNETH WILLIAM  (1584298) age: 24

Nav II

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster GR Mk 3, SW361 of No 236 OCU, which dived into the ground and burst into flames during an ovewrshoot at Kinloss in strong gusty winfd conditions.  He is buried in Stapenhill Cemetery, Burton-on-Trent

23 Aug

FRYER, ROBERT CHARLES  (575547) age: 25

Eng II

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster GR Mk 3, SW361 of No 236 OCU, which dived into the ground and burst into flames during an ovewrshoot at Kinloss in strong gusty winfd conditions.  He is buried in St Luke's Cemetery, Bromley

23 Aug

GRANT, LEONARD GORDON  (3021676) age: 23

Plt IV

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster GR Mk 3, SW361 of No 236 OCU, which dived into the ground and burst into flames during an ovewrshoot at Kinloss in strong gusty winfd conditions.  He is buried in Inverurie Cemetery

23 Aug

LAKE, KENNETH  (1593698) age: 22

Sig II

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster GR Mk 3, SW361 of No 236 OCU, which dived into the ground and burst into flames during an ovewrshoot at Kinloss in strong gusty winfd conditions.  He is buried in Hull Northern Cemetery

23 Aug

MUNTON, ARTHUR  (618501) age: 29

Sig IIA

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster GR Mk 3, SW361 of No 236 OCU, which dived into the ground and burst into flames during an ovewrshoot at Kinloss in strong gusty winfd conditions.  He is buried in Kinloss Abbey Burial Ground

23 Aug

SPILLER, JAMES HENRY  (1896435) age: 24

Plt IV

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster GR Mk 3, SW361 of No 236 OCU, which dived into the ground and burst into flames during an ovewrshoot at Kinloss in strong gusty winfd conditions.  He is buried in Cheltenham Cemetery

23 Aug

WOODS, CYRIL VERNON  (575471) age: 25

Sig II

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster GR Mk 3, SW361 of No 236 OCU, which dived into the ground and burst into flames during an ovewrshoot at Kinloss in strong gusty winfd conditions.  He is buried in Wyke Regis Cemetery

23 Aug

FINLAY, DOUGLAS WILLIAM DFC  (127948) age: 25

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Tiger Moth T Mk 2, DE954 of UAS, which struck the ground whilst recovering from a dived during practice forced landing.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

23 Aug

FORDER, KENNETH ALEC DICKSON  (126593) age: 28

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Tiger Moth T Mk 2, DE954 of UAS, which struck the ground whilst recovering from a dived during practice forced landing.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

24 Aug

PETERS, COLIN  (1624258) age: 24

Plt II

He was killed whilst flying in Tempest F Mk 6, NX209 of No 249 Sqn, which spun into the ground near Habbaniya when control was lost on pulling out from a firing pass at a ground target.  He is buried in Habbaniya Cemetery

26 Aug

SAWARD, HOWARD CHARLES  (4016222) age: 28

Plt I

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor F Mk 4, RA450 of No 222 Sqn, which dived into the sea after control appeared to be lost during a cine gun exercise.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

31 Aug

FORDE, PATRICK JOHN  (359607) age: 41

WO

He was serving at RAF West Malling at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Sheppey.  He is buried in Maidstone Road Cemetery, Chatham

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