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Casualties -May 1949


02-May

KNOWLES, FRANK MARRIOTT  (623242) age: 28

Plt II

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

04-May

PATERSON, WILLIAM GEORGE  (519521) age: 32

Flt Sgt

He was serving at RAF West Drayton but probably died in the RAF Hospital at Halton as his death was registered in Aylesbury.  He is buried in Garden of Remembrance, Stoke Poges

05-May

McCORKINDALE, JOHN  (4021501) age: 20

LAC

He was serving at RAF Sculthorpe at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Kings Lynn.  He is buried in St Kenteigens Cemetery, Glasgow

07-May

MATSUYAMA, GEORGE RYOZO  (201435) age: 26

Fg Off

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

12-May

BAINBRIDGE, WILSON  (359588) age: 42

WO

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 York.  He is buried in Thornaby-on-Tees Cemetery

13-May

ASHURST, PETER LEONARD  (2407504) age: 19

AC2

He was serving at RAF Cranwell 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 Epsom Cemetery

13-May

HARDIE, JOHN PATRICK  (518793) age: 38

Flt Sgt

He was serving at RAF Padgate at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Manchester.  He was cremated at Manchester Crematorium

17-May

HILL, ARTHUR HENRY  (202009) age: 24

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire F Mk 16, TB998 of No 5 Sqn, which .  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

17-May

PORT, PATRICIA ANN  (2657718) age: 19

ACW2

She was killed or died whilst serving at RAF Gloucester, but her death was registered in Witney.  She is buried in

17-May

CAFFREY, MICHAEL  (4005259) age: 35

LAC

He was serving at RAF Hereford at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Westminster (38).  He is buried in Kensal Green Cemetery

19-May

SCUTT, ERNEST STANLEY  (3037208) age: 22

A/Cpl

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 Kranji Military Cemetery

23-May

JENKINS, CECIL PETER  (3037739) age: 22

Plt IV

He was killed whilst flying in Vampire F Mk 3, VF339 of No 32 Sqn, which broke up and fell into the sea off Famagusta whilst executing a roll at 1,000 ft.  He is buried in Waynes Keep Military Cemetery

24-May

PRITCHARD, HUGH  (1306045) age: 42

A/Cpl

He was serving with the RAF Police at RAF Eastleigh at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Forest Road Cemetery, Nairobi

24-May

McNAUGHT, THOMAS GAMBLE  (2272423) age: 28

AC1

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 Kilbowie Cemetery, Glasgow

25-May

BEST, NORAH ELIZABETH  (2800139) age: 25

ACW1

She was killed or died whilst serving at RAF Gloucester, but her death was registered in .  She is buried in Pasir Panjang Cemetery, Singapore

26-May

GRIFFITHS, REGINALD ALFRED  (1385928) age: 28

Sgt

He was serving at RAF Abingdon at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Berlin 1939/1945 Cemetery

27-May

MARCUIS, BENJAMIN EDWARD AURELIUS  (1817539) age: 25

Plt II

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito FB Mk 6, NS898 of No 11 Sqn, which spun into the River Danube and exploded whilst turning well below his briefed altitude.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

27-May

STEVENSON, THOMAS  (543669) age: 30

Nav II

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito FB Mk 6, NS898 of No 11 Sqn, which spun into the River Danube and exploded whilst turning well below his briefed altitude.  He is buried in Zollstock Military Cemetery, Cologne

27-May

EDMONDS, BASIL ROACH  (365427) age: 40

WO

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

31-May

READ, ROBERT FELIX  (3039106) age: 22

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire F Mk 16, SM287 of No 203 Advanced Flying School, which dived into the sea off Ilfracombe after control was lost in a cu-nim cloud during an aerobatic sortie.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

31-May

DALTON, FREDERICK  (46032) age: 57

Flt Lt

He was on the strength of RAF Innsworth, but probably died whilst non-effective and his death is registered in Fylde.  He is buried in St Michael's Churchyard, Weeton

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