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Casualties - January 1949


01-Jan

PRZYBYLA, ZYGMUNT  (P783739) age: 44

Cpl

He was serving at RAF Dunholme Lodge at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Belgium?.  He is buried in Cemeteriere de la Vile a Evere, Brussels

01-Jan

WAGGOTT, ALBERT EDWARD  (370383) age: 46

WO

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

01-Jan

GRANT, LESLIE EGERTON  (723428) age: 35

Sgt

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

02-Jan

PORTER, CLIFFORD GRAHAM  (2416291) age: 18

AC2

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

03-Jan

READ, FREDERICK CHARLES CBE  (21135) age: 43

Gp Capt

He was serving at RAF Quedgeley at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Gloucester R.  He is buried in St James Churchyard, Quedgeley

03-Jan

MOLYNEAUX, HERBERT  (154956) age: 27

Flt Lt

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 Cambridge.  He is buried in Rivington Churchyard

04-Jan

BELL, FREDERICK  (3114628) age: 28

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 Scotland?.  He is buried in St Nicholas, Durham

04-Jan

CHAPPLE, CYRIL ERNEST  (335808) age: 44

WO

He was serving at RAF Fairford but probably died in the RAF Hospital at Wroughton as his death was registered in Swindon.  He is buried in St Mary's Churchyard, Purton

05-Jan

SYCAMORE, JAMES JOHN  (3030716) age: 22

Plt IV

He was killed whilst flying in Tempest F Mk 2, PR674 of No 26 Sqn, which broke up after hitting trees on a ridge whilst making a formation turn near Melle in Germany.  He is buried in Handorf Heath Military Cemetery, Munster

05-Jan

PENNY, ROBERT  (1566356) age: 25

Plt II

He died from injuries whilst flying in Meteor F Mk 4, VT123 of No 245 Sqn, when he was thrown from the aircraft whilst attempting a forced landing at Spilsby following a double engine failure.  He is buried in Inverkeithing Cemetery

05-Jan

CLAYTON, JOHN FREDERICK  (44677) age: 37

Sqn Ldr

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

05-Jan

MOFFAT, MARY ELLEN  (2151367) age: 20

ACW2

She was killed or died whilst serving at RAF Gloucester, but her death was registered in Scotland?.  She was cremated at Edinburgh Crematorium

06-Jan

KNIGHT, COLIN HAROLD  (2358607) age: 19

AC1

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

07-Jan

DAVIDSON, COLIN CAMERON  (3037480) age: 22

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Tempest FB Mk 6, NX287 of No 39 Sqn, which broke up in a high speed dive near Khartoum.  He is buried in British Cemetery, Khartoum

07-Jan

SAYERS, RONALD  (1606512) age: 23

Plt II

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire F Mk 18, TZ228 of No 208 Sqn, which was shot down by Israeli Spitfires whilst carrying out a reconnaissance sortie near the Egypt/Israel border.  He is buried in Fayid Military Cemetery

07-Jan

TATTERSFIELD, DAVID CROSSLEY  (3051236) age: 22

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Tempest FB Mk 6, NX207 of No 213 Sqn, which dived into the ground in Sinai after being hit by fire from an Israeli Spitfire.  He is buried in British Military Cemetery, Ramleh

08-Jan

BAYTON, FREDERICK  (1607707) age: 26

Plt II

He was killed whilst flying in Hornet F Mk 1, PX252 of the Bentwaters Stn Flt which dived into the ground during a single engine overshoot at Bentwaters after the speed dropped below the critical single engine speed.  He is buried in St Georges Cemetery, Ramsgate

09-Jan

BARNICOAT, BRIAN  (591885) age: 25

Sgt

He was probably on the non-effective establishment of RAF Innsworth and died in the RAF Hospital at Halton as his death was registered in Aylesbury.  He is buried in Penarth Cemetery

09-Jan

HARRIS, DENNIS ARTHUR  (4000587) age: 20

AC2

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

10-Jan

TYNE, WILLIAM JOSEPH VERNON  (1453667) age: 25

LAC

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

11-Jan

BUCKLEY, HARRY  (632247) age: 27

LAC

He was serving at RAF Woodvale at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Fylde.  He is buried in St Peter's Churchyard, Formby

12-Jan

KOTYLAK, EDWARD  (705435) age: 54

WO

He was serving at RAF Dunholme Lodge at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Lincoln.  He is buried in Old Cemetery, Lincoln

13-Jan

DOWNEY, DAVID  (341003) age: 54

WO

He was either serving at RAF Wroughton or died in the RAF Hospital at Wroughton as his death was registered in Swindon.  He is buried in St John's & St Helen's Churchyard, Wroughton

15-Jan

FISHER, MICHAEL PHILIP DFC  (175401) age: 28

Flt Lt

He was serving with No 249 Sqn, when he died from an illness.  He is buried in Habbaniya Cemetery

15-Jan

DEARDEN, ANTHONY WILLIAM PRIESTLY  (4025685) age: 27

LAC

He was serving at RAF Pembroke Dock at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Haverfordwest in the 2nd Qtr.  He is buried in Llanion Cemetery, Pembroke Dock

18-Jan

PEAK, DAVID ALAN  (3034779) age: 23

Plt IV

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire F Mk 16, TE440 of No 203 Advanced Flying School, which was lost over North Devon whilst attempting a controlled descent through cloud.  He was cremated at Southampton Crematorium

18-Jan

HORAK, JOSEF  (82603) age: 33

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Dominie C Mk 2, NF857 of No 62 Group Communications Flt which flew into high ground near Chipping Sodbury whilst returning to base in poor weather conditions.  He is buried in Whitworth Road Cemetery, Swindon

18-Jan

RIMELL, PHILLIP FREDERICK  (2254248) age: 25

AC2

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

18-Jan

EDWARDS, CHARLES JOHN  (361823) age: 44

WO

He was serving at RAF Pembroke Dock at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Pembroke.  He is buried in All Saints, Fawley

21-Jan

BELL, WILLIAM HARRY  (167290) age: 24

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire FR Mk 18, TP429 of No 32 Sqn, which crashed in a high speed dive near Lapithos in Cyprus during a formation training sortie.  He is buried in Waynes Keep Military Cemetery

21-Jan

McMILLAN, RONALD JAMES  (1530414) age: 25

LAC

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 Prescot.  He is buried in Bootle Cemetery

21-Jan

SWAIN, CYRIL  (2405958) age: 18

AC2

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

22-Jan

BASSETT, GEORGE THOMAS  (52334) age: 38

Flt Lt

He was serving at RAF Upwood but probably died in the RAF Hospital at Ely as his death was registered in Ely.  He is buried in Bury Cemetery, Huntingdon

24-Jan

GROUT, JOHN ERNEST  (1375129) age: 29

Sig IA

He was killed whilst flying in Dakota C Mk 4, KN491 of RAF Oakington, which crashed near Utrecht after hitting trees during a night let down en-route to Lubeck from Berlin.  He is buried in Ohlsdorf Military Cemetery

24-Jan

RICH, FRANCIS VICTOR MONTAGUE  (21256) age: 53

Wg Cdr

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 Bridgend.  He is buried in Streatham Park Cemetery

24-Jan

FRYATT, FREDERICK JOSEPH  (3203793) age: 22

Cpl

He was serving at RAF Stoke Heath at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Norwich.  He is buried in Eaton Cemetery, Norwich

25-Jan

PIERCY, EDMUND KEITH DFC  (34200) age: 35

Wg Cdr

He was killed whilst flying in Proctor C Mk 3, HM406 of the Iraq Communication Flt which crashed whilst attempting to ditch in the River Euphrates near Ramadi in Iraq having become caught in a dust storm as night approached on flight from Amman to Habbaniya.  He is buried in Habbaniya Cemetery

25-Jan

VAUX, HUGH MANFORD  (59971) age: 42

Gp Capt

He was killed whilst flying in Proctor C Mk 3, HM406 of the Iraq Communication Flt which crashed whilst attempting to ditch in the River Euphrates near Ramadi in Iraq having become caught in a dust storm as night approached on flight from Amman to Habbaniya.  He is buried in Habbaniya Cemetery

27-Jan

REEVES, NEVIL EVERARD DSO, DFC and Bar  (110797) age: 28

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor F Mk 4, VW782 of the Central Fighter Establishment which dived into the ground on an overshoot at Great Massingham whilst low on fuel in poor weather.  He is buried in Ripple Cemetery, Upton on Severn

27-Jan

PARSONS, JOSEPH  (337568) age: 47

WO

He was serving at RAF Wig Bay 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 Ely City Cemetery

29-Jan

MANNING, JOHN  (511689) age: 39

Flt Sgt

He was serving at RAF Coningsby at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Lincoln.  He is buried in All Saints Churchyard, Bracebridge, Lincoln

29-Jan

BROOK, DOUGLAS  (2338032) age: 20

AC2

He was serving at RAF Sutton Coldfield at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Burton upon Trent in the 2nd Qtr.  He is buried in New Mills Cemetery, Huddersfield

31-Jan

AVERY, KENNETH  (2356646) age: 19

AC1

He is shown as serving at RAF Martlesham Heath at the time of his death, which possibly occurred in Germany and the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Ohlsdorf Military Cemetery

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