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Casualties - August 1951


1 Aug 51

McCARTHY, PHILIP HENRY DESMOND  (3123672) age: 20

LAC

He was on the strength of RAF Innsworth, but probably died whilst non-effective and his death is registered in Scotland?.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

3 Aug 51

McSORLEY, HUGH  (546730) age: 32

Flt Sgt

He was serving at RAF Cosford at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Wolverhampton.  He is buried in St Cuthbert 's Churchyard, Donington

4 Aug 51

MURGATROYD, AUSTYN CLAYTON  (146615) age: 28

Fg Off

He was serving at RAF Shawbury but probably died in the RAF Hospital at Ely as his death was registered in Ely.  He is buried in Lawnswood Cemetery, Leeds

5 Aug 51

PEARSON, CEDRIC MINGAY  (53610) age: 42

Flt Lt

He was serving at RAF Kinloss at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Scotland?.  He was cremated at Kaimhill Crematorium, Aberdeen

7 Aug 51

BARTOSZUK, ZDZISLAW  (782640) age: 36

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter TT Mk 10, RD806 of No 5 Sqn, which hit a tree and broke up as it attempted to make an emergency landing at Carew Cheriton following an engine failure.  He is buried in Llanion Cemetery, Pembroke Dock

7 Aug 51

PAYNE, WILLIAM DENNIS  (2460324) age: 19

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter TT Mk 10, RD806 of No 5 Sqn, which hit a tree and broke up as it attempted to make an emergency landing at Carew Cheriton following an engine failure.  He is buried in P. D. & S. Cemetery, Plymouth

9 Aug 51

QUEEN, RONALD  (2360108) age: 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Vampire FB Mk 5, VV551 of No 3 Sqn, which hit trees and crashed near Paderborn in Germany after failing to recover from a dive attack soon enough.  He is buried in Limmer Cemetery, Hannover

9 Aug 51

BANKS, LEWIS ERNEST  (577962) age: 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Harvard T Mk 2 B, FS892 of No 3 Flying Training School, which crashed in St Mary's Street in Ely, Cambridgeshire whilst attempting to avoid Ely Cathedral after emerging from low cloud, a lorry driver was also killed.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

9 Aug 51

MEDCALF, WALTER LESLIE JOHN  (3507565) age: 19

LAC

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

9 Aug 51

SMITH, ERIC MARSHALL  (517294) age: 36

Flt Sgt

He was probably on the non-effective establishment of RAF Innsworth and died in the RAF Hospital at Wroughton as his death was registered in Swindon.  He is buried in Tower Road Cemetery, Northampton

10 Aug 51

HOWSON, GEORGE EDMUND  (1625775) age: 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hornet F Mk 3, WB870 of No 33 Sqn, which flew into a house at Bedok near Singapore whilst carrying out unauthorised aerobatics; three children in the house were also killed.  He is buried in Kranji Military Cemetery

10 Aug 51

TEMPLE, DOUGLAS  (2507741) age: 19

AC2

He was serving at RAF Moreton-in-Marsh at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in North Kesteven.  He is buried in Bulwell Cemetery, Aspley

12 Aug 51

SHARP, CLIVE ROBERT EDWARD  (4058128) age: 18

AC2

He was on the strength of RAF Innsworth, but probably died whilst non-effective and his death is registered in Gloucester.  He is buried in London Road Cemetery, Salisbury

12 Aug 51

QUINN, JOHN  (2453863) age: 20

LAC

He was serving at RAF Lytham 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 R.C. Cemetery, Bellshill, Lanarkshire

13 Aug 51

BRUTON, MALCOLM  () age: 15

Cdt Cpl

He was undertaking an air experience flight at an ATC Summer camp and was killed whilst flying in Martinet TT Mk 1, NR570 of No 228 OCU, which collided with Wellington, PG367 of the same unit near Richmond in North Yorkshire and spun into the ground.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

13 Aug 51

HANNAY, ALEXANDER  (120473) age: 32

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Martinet TT Mk 1, NR570 of No 228 OCU, which collided with Wellington, PG367 of the same unit near Richmond in North Yorkshire and spun into the ground.  He is buried in Kirkcoln Cemetery

13 Aug 51

FARRELL, FRANK LESLIE  (582254) age: 22

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington T Mk 10, PG367 of No 228 OCU, which collided with Martinet, NR570 of the same unit near Richmond in North Yorkshire.  He is buried in Hessle Cemetery

13 Aug 51

GARRATT, EDWIN GEORGE PERCIVAL  (2436405) age: 20

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington T Mk 10, PG367 of No 228 OCU, which collided with Martinet, NR570 of the same unit near Richmond in North Yorkshire.  He is buried in St John the Baptist Churchyard, Leeming

13 Aug 51

KEELING, PETER FREDERICK  (582152) age: 22

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington T Mk 10, PG367 of No 228 OCU, which collided with Martinet, NR570 of the same unit near Richmond in North Yorkshire.  He is buried in St John the Baptist Churchyard, Leeming.

13 Aug 51

QUINTON, JOHN ALAN GC, DFC  (115714) age: 30

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington T Mk 10, PG367 of No 228 OCU, which collided with Martinet, NR570 of the same unit near Richmond in North Yorkshire.  He managed to clip a parachute to Cadet Derek Coates and assist him to escape the aircraft for which he was awarded a posthumous George Cross.  He is buried in St John the Baptist Churchyard, Leeming

13 Aug 51

TROTMAN, GEORGE MICHAEL  (1606829) age: 27

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington T Mk 10, PG367 of No 228 OCU, which collided with Martinet, NR570 of the same unit near Richmond in North Yorkshire.  He is buried in Painswick Cemetery

13 Aug 51

VEITCH, DAWYCK GEORGE MCLEOD  (178711) age: 37

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington T Mk 10, PG367 of No 228 OCU, which collided with Martinet, NR570 of the same unit near Richmond in North Yorkshire.  He is buried in Wilford Hill Cemetery, Nottingham

15 Aug 51

BROUGHTON, JACK KENNETH  (55849) age: 31

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster GR Mk 3, RF306 of No 37 Sqn, the tail of which struck the sea as it pulled up from a low level flight off Tripoli.  

15 Aug 51

HUDSON, ROY  (4047352) age: 19

AC2

He was serving at RAF Leeming at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Wensleydale.  He is buried in Hull Eastern Cemetery

15 Aug 51

SPARKS, ERIC ROY  (2439711) age: 20

LAC

He was on the strength of RAF Warton at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Prescot.  He was cremated at Liverpool Crematorium

16 Aug 51

JOHNSON, ATHUR JAMES  (619591) age: 34

Cpl

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 Holborn.  He is buried in Benson Churchyard

16 Aug 51

PERKINS, DOUGLAS FREDERICK  (4052789) age: 19

A/Cpl

He was serving at RAF St Mawgan 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 Weston Mill Cemetery, Plymouth

17 Aug 51

MILLS, DONALD  (4058806) age: 18

AC1

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 Andover.  He is buried in St Peters Guild Ground, Plaistow

18 Aug 51

PREECE, CHARLES HOWARD  (521374) age: 35

Fg Off

He was serving at RAF Cosford but probably died in the RAF Hospital at Halton as his death was registered in Aylesbury.  He was cremated at Woking Crematorium

18 Aug 51

JOHNSTON, ROBERT GRAY  (4026114) age: 22

A/Cpl

He was serving at RAF Ismailia and was probably killed by terrorists.  He is buried in Moascar Garrison Cemetery

19 Aug 51

PETRIE, THOMAS GREIG  (3024907) age: 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Vampire NF Mk 10, WP237 of No 25 Sqn, which ran off the end of the runway and burst into flames on take off from West Malling.  He is buried in Darlington West Cemetery

19 Aug 51

WINTON, ROY ALEXANDER KEATS  (106850) age: 30

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Vampire NF Mk 10, WP237 of No 25 Sqn, which ran off the end of the runway and burst into flames on take off from West Malling.  He is buried in St Michael's Churchyard, Camberley

19 Aug 51

BANGS, ROBERT PETER  (4048759) age: 25

AC1

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor T Mk 7, WF790 of No 41 Sqn, which dived into the ground at East Sutton after stalling off the top of a loop.  He was cremated at Enfield Crematorium

19 Aug 51

BRANTHWAITE, JOHN  (1568870) age: 28

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor T Mk 7, WF790 of No 41 Sqn, which dived into the ground at East Sutton after stalling off the top of a loop.  He is buried in Biggin Hill Cemetery

19 Aug 51

McMULLAN, JAMES PATRICK  (1826187) age: 26

Sgt

He was serving at RAF Church Fenton 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 Doune Cemetery, Girvan

19 Aug 51

LOCKE, HENRY JAMES  (4025467) age: 21

LAC

He was probably on the non-effective establishment of RAF Innsworth and died in the RAF Hospital at Wroughton as his death was registered in Swindon.  He is buried in Sutton Cemetery, Surrey

19 Aug 51

TAYLOR, ALDEN GODFREY  (2445663) age: 20

LAC

He was probably on the non-effective establishment of RAF Innsworth and died in the RAF Hospital at Wroughton as his death was registered in Swindon.  He is buried in St Woolos Cemetery, Newport

19 Aug 51

HAYNES, FRANCIS HAROLD  (3503806) age: 21

SAC

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

22 Aug 51

LAMB, REGINALD LESLIE ROBERT  (1804890) age: 29

Sgt

He died whilst serving on exchange with No 77 Sqn RAAF.  He is buried in UN Military Cemetery, Tanggok, Korea

23 Aug 51

STEWART, STANLEY JOHN ALBERT  (3039843) age: 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor F Mk 8, WA843 of No 92 Sqn, which dived into the ground at Dunnington near York having reported an oxygen problem.  He is buried in Newton on Ouse Churchyard

23 Aug 51

DICKSON, JOHN ANDREW  (4049730) age: 23

AC2

He was serving at RAF Stafford 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 Bangor Cemetery, County Down

24 Aug 51

DAYKIN, DERRICK  (4004171) age: 24

LAC

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 Bristol.  He is buried in Syderstone Church Cemetery, King's Lynn

25 Aug 51

BLOOM, JAMES KEITH  (582290) age: 22

Sgt

He was serving at RAF Waddington at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in North Kesteven.  He is buried in Woodhouse Parish Cemetery

26 Aug 51

TUCK, GRAHAM  (3116098) age: 21

LAC

He was on the strength of RAF Innsworth, but probably died whilst non-effective and his death is registered in Bridport.  He was cremated at Weymouth Crematorium

26 Aug 51

KITE, FREDERICK JOHN  (170019) age: 29

Fg Off

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 Limmer Cemetery, Hannover

27 Aug 51

FOSTER, BERTIE CLIFFORD  (652230) age: 30

Cpl

He was serving at RAF Abingdon 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 Council Cemetery, Stanford le Hope

27 Aug 51

BOSWORTH, RAYMOND STANLEY  (4013087) age: 23

A/Cpl

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

29 Aug 51

BARTHOLOMEW, KEITH ROBERT  (143272) age: 27

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito T Mk 3, LR520 of No 204 Advanced Flying School, which stalled and crashed on a single engine approach to Wigsley.  He is buried in Broomfield Parish Church, Chelmsford

29 Aug 51

MACKIE, ALASTAIR  (582704) age: 22

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito T Mk 3, LR520 of No 204 Advanced Flying School, which stalled and crashed on a single engine approach to Wigsley.  He is buried in St Germain's Churchyard, Thurlby

29 Aug 51

LEY, EDWARD CHRISTOPHER  (571818) age: 30

Cpl

He was serving at RAF Boscombe Down but probably died in the RAF Hospital at Wroughton as his death was registered in Swindon.  He is buried in St Andrews Churchyard, Ashburton

29 Aug 51

JONES, DANIEL SIDNEY  (3501005) age: 23

SAC

He was serving at RAF Hednesford 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 Cranleigh Heath Cemetery

29 Aug 51

HARRIS, ERIC LOUIS  (124751) age: 37

Flt Lt

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

31 Aug 51

HOWLETT, ARTHUR WILLIAM  (2512711) age: 18

AC2

He was on the strength of RAF Innsworth, but probably died whilst non-effective and his death is registered in Bristol.  He is buried in Nunney Parish Churchyard, Frome

31 Aug 51

WILLIS, DENNIS  (4071529) age: 18

AC2

He was serving at RAF Weeton at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Pontypridd.  He is buried in Trealaw Cemetery, Porth, Glamorgan

31 Aug 51

SMITH, ALBERT SIDNEY  (770718) age: 52

Sgt

He was serving at RAF West Drayton but probably died in the RAF Hospital at Uxbridge as his death was registered in Uxbridge.  He is buried in Hillingdon Cemetery

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