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Casualties - July 1950


4 Jul 50

STREET, PETER JAMES  (2360099) age: 21

Plt III

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor F Mk 4, VT213 of No 63 Sqn, which crashed into a wood near Waterbeach during a QGH/GCA.  He is buried in Waterbeach Cemetery

5 Jul 50

HENWOOD, WILLIAM CHARLES  (514252) age: 38

T/WO

He was serving at RAF Calshot 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 City of London Cemetery

5 Jul 50

SHARPE, RUBY ELIZABETH  (2808553) age: 19

ACW1

She was serving at RAF West Drayton and committed suicide after she had received a letter from her boy friend breaking off their friendship.  She is buried in Saffron Hill Cemetery.

6 Jul 50

BERNARD-SMITH, BENJAMIN CHRISTOPHER  (58046) age: 24

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire PR Mk 19, PM616 of No 2 Sqn, which collided with Anson, PH597 of the RAF Horsham St Faith Station Flt on the approach to RAF Buckeburg.  He is buried in Limmer Cemetery, Hannover

6 Jul 50

HARBEN, NORMAN BRIAN  (2238195) age: 23

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Brigand B Mk 1, RH850 of No 45 Sqn, which crashed after hitting the top of a hill during a rocket attack on a suspected terrorist camp.  He is buried in Terendak Military Cemetery, Malacca, Malaysia

6 Jul 50

LLOYD, CLIFFORD  (578681) age: 24

Sig III

He was killed whilst flying in Brigand B Mk 1, RH850 of No 45 Sqn, which crashed after hitting the top of a hill during a rocket attack on a suspected terrorist camp.  He is buried in Terendak Military Cemetery, Malacca, Malaysia

6 Jul 50

SMITH, TOM WALTER  (578704) age: 25

Nav III

He was killed whilst flying in Brigand B Mk 1, RH850 of No 45 Sqn, which crashed after hitting the top of a hill during a rocket attack on a suspected terrorist camp.  He is buried in Terendak Military Cemetery, Malacca, Malaysia

6 Jul 50

CHAMPION, HORACE RAYMOND  (167818) age: 25

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor T Mk 7, VW484 of No 245 Sqn, which crashed inverted at high speed neat RAF Sculthorpe.  He is buried in Old Catton Parish Church

6 Jul 50

EVERETT, ROBERT HENRY  (607010) age: 21

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor T Mk 7, VW484 of No 245 Sqn, which crashed inverted at high speed neat RAF Sculthorpe.  He is buried in Old Catton Churchyard.

6 Jul 50

CRONE, ROBERT ALEXANDER  (130416) age: 30

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Anson C Mk 12, PH597 of the Stn Flt, RAF Buckeburg, which collided with Spitfire PR Mk 19, PM616 of No 2 Sqn on the approach to RAF Buckeburg.  He was cremated at Friedhof Crematorium, Hannover

6 Jul 50

OLESEN, WILFRED PALLASEN  (42570) age: 36

Wg Cdr

He was killed whilst flying in Anson C Mk 12, PH597 of the Stn Flt, RAF Buckeburg, which collided with Spitfire PR Mk 19, PM616 of No 2 Sqn on the approach to RAF Buckeburg.  He is buried in Limmer Cemetery, Hannover

7 Jul 50

CAREY, ERIC  (1437509) age: 27

Cpl

Neither the unit on which he was serving nor his cause of death have yet been ascertained, but his death was registered in Wokingham.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

8 Jul 50

VALLANCE, CHARLES MARTIN AYMER  (3037069) age: 23

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Vampire FB Mk 5, VV663 of No 16 Sqn, which dived into the ground near Gutersloh.  He was cremated at Golders Green Crematorium.

8 Jul 50

FINNEY, MARGARET MARY  (2158076) age: 22

A/Sgt

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

13 Jul 50

WHITTAKER, DERRICK NEIL  (564802) age: 36

Flt Sgt

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

14 Jul 50

WYPER, ROBERT  (2414684) 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 Scotland?.  He is buried in Cowdenbeath Cemetery

16 Jul 50

GARRETT, ANTHONY HORACE  (2449595) age: 19

AC2

HHe was serving at RAF Innsworth and was killed when his motor cycle overturned after hitting the back of a parked lorry on the main London road between Northleach and Andoversford as he was returning to his station.  He is buried in Southmoor Cemetery, near Abingdon.

18 Jul 50

ROSS, DOUGLAS  (2419264) age: 19

A/Cpl

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

20 Jul 50

ROWSE, ALFRED LESLIE  (4042926) age: 18

AC2

He was probably being held on the establishment of RAF Exeter Airport whilst ill or being treated in hospital, his death being registered in Exeter.  He is buried in St Austell Cemetery

21 Jul 50

OLLIER, LOUIS  (2688577) age: 25

Plt II

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire F Mk 22, PK346 of No 613 Sqn, which dived into the ground out of cloud near Spalding.  He is buried in Southern Cemetery, Manchester

23 Jul 50

REEVES, DOUGLAS GORDON  (4032028) age: 19

AC1

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 Jul 50

CRABB, HENRY  (2270625) age: 32

Cpl

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

23 Jul 50

WALKER, WILLIAM ALBERT ALEXANDER  (2301624) age: 22

Cpl

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

23 Jul 50

GELL, JOHN STANLEY  (2430055) age: 19

Cpl

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

23 Jul 50

MAUNDRELL, PHILIP JAMES  (2423474) age: 19

AC1

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 Willesden.  He was cremated at Golders Green Crematorium

24 Jul 50

HURN, HENRY EDWARD ARTHUR BEM  (1586189) age: 27

Plt I

He was killed whilst flying in Tempest F Mk 2, PR786 of No 33 Sqn, which crashed near Khan Itan in Malaya following an engine failure.  He is buried in Kamunting Christian Cemetery, Taiping, Malaya

25 Jul 50

LEE, CHARLES JAMES  (2454112) age: 18

AC2

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

25 Jul 50

HODSON, JOHN EDWARD  (4021319) age: 20

LAC

He was serving at RAF Uxbridge and was at home for his father's funeral when he was overcome by fumes in the basement kitchen of his home, Blackhorse Hotel, Woolton, Liverpool following the outbreak of a fire, he died on the way to hospital.  He is buried in Allerton Cemetery, Liverpool.

26 Jul 50

CLARK, ARCHIBALD PETER  (57650) age: 24

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire F Mk 24, VN491 of No 80 Sqn, which failed to recover from a spin, coming down into the sea off Hong Kong Island.  He is buried in Terendak Military Cemetery, Malacca, Malaysia

26 Jul 50

COATES, FRANCIS HENRY WILLIAM  (3037407) age: 23

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Vampire FB Mk 5, VV681 of No 226 OCU Sqn, which crashed in a steep spiral dive near Botesdale in Suffolk during a formation tail chase.  He is buried in Streatham Vale Cemetery

27 Jul 50

DAVIES, THOMAS  (4010425) age: 21

AC1

He was serving at RAF Linton-on-Ouse 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 All Saints Churchyard, Newton-on-Ouse

27 Jul 50

BRADY, RICHARD LEO  (4004084) age: 28

AC1

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

29 Jul 50

MOBLEY, ARTHUR BENJAMIN  (70470) age: 36

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Tiger Moth T Mk 2, N6624 of No 5 Refresher Flying School which spun into the ground from the top of a loop near Castle Bromwich.  He is buried in Castle Bromwich Cemetery

29 Jul 50

McKENZIE, WILLIAM JAMES  (4005832) age: 26

AC1

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 Waringstown Churchyard, County Down

30 Jul 50

TILLEY, EDWARD  (942889) age: 29

Cpl

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

31 Jul 50

BLAKEY, PAUL  (3039885) age: 22

Sig III

He was killed whilst flying in Brigand B Mk 1, RH815 of No 84 Sqn, which crashed into the jungle and burst into flames whilst escorting a convoy carrying school children from the Cameron Highlands to Taipah.  He is buried in Batu Gajah Cemetery, Malaysia

31 Jul 50

MARSHALL, DESMOND CHARLES  (55252) age: 27

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Brigand B Mk 1, RH815 of No 84 Sqn, which crashed into the jungle and burst into flames whilst escorting a convoy carrying school children from the Cameron Highlands to Taipah.  He is buried in Batu Gajah Cemetery, Malaysia

31 Jul 50

WRIGGLESWORTH, RICHARD STANLEY  (167386) age: 25

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Brigand B Mk 1, RH815 of No 84 Sqn, which crashed into the jungle and burst into flames whilst escorting a convoy carrying school children from the Cameron Highlands to Taipah.  He is buried in Batu Gajah Cemetery, Malaysia

31 Jul 50

GRANT, ALAN BOYD  (2443712) age: 19

AC2

He was serving at RAF Llandaff and was attending a special course at Felixstowe when he was stricken by infantile paralysis (polio) and taken to Ipswich Hospital where he died.  He is buried in West Norwood Cemetery.

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