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Casualties - October 1951


2 Oct 51

MARTIN, KENNETH FRANCIS  (2455622) age: 20

LAC

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 was cremated at Golders Green Crematorium

4 Oct 51

SIM, JOHN HANNAY  (3133018) age: 21

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 Bath.  He is buried in Torwqueer Cemetery

5 Oct 51

QUINTON, DONALD WILLIAM  (3503138) age: 22

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor F Mk 4, VW301 of No 203 Advanced Flying School, which failed to climb from low level over the sea whilst flying in sea fog and flew into cliffs at Flamborough Head.  He is buried in Driffield Cemetery

6 Oct 51

HODSON, MICHAEL RICHARD  (3504774) age: 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Vampire FB Mk 5, WA222 of No 71 Sqn, which crashed into a hut at the end of the runway at Gilze-Rijen after taking off in a semi stalled condition.  He is buried in Limmer Cemetery, Hannover

7 Oct 51

WISDOM, MICHAEL JOHN  (3510006) age: 20

AC1

He was serving with the RAF Police at RAF Pershore at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Salisbury.  He is buried in Ryde Cemetery

7 Oct 51

WILLIAMS, HENRY GEORGE  (362631) age: 45

T/Flt Sgt

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 Stafford.  He is buried in Stafford Corporation Cemetery

8 Oct 51

DIXON, RAYMOND GEOFFREY  (2474762) age: 19

AC2

He was serving at RAF Great Orton and died from injuries sustained in a  motorcycle accident on the Carlisle to Penrith road whilst returning to his unit.  He is buried in Newcastle under Lyme Cemetery.

10 Oct 51

COLLEY, ROBERT MORNINGTON  (3045538) age: 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor F Mk 8, WA787 of No 263 Sqn, which dived into the ground near Westerfield in Suffolk shortly after take off.  He was cremated at Cheltenham Crematorium

11 Oct 51

COXILL, LEONARD ARTHUR DFC  (156325) age: 28

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Harvard T Mk 2B, FT165 of the Central Flying School which failed to recover from a spin which began at high altitude, crashing at Icomb in Gloucestershire.  He is buried in Sutton Road Cemetery, Southend

11 Oct 51

TRODD, LESLIE ARTHUR  (198282) age: 29

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Harvard T Mk 2B, FT165 of the Central Flying School which failed to recover from a spin which began at high altitude, crashing at Icomb in Gloucestershire.  He is buried in Milford Haven Burial Ground

12 Oct 51

SAUNDERS, NIGEL ROBERT LUMSDEN  (607122) age: 21

Plt Off

He was fatally injured whilst flying in Vampire FB Mk 5, WA143 of No 98 Sqn, which broke up in a forced landing near Boscombe Down following an engine fire breaking out during a practice attack.  He is buried in St Andrew's Churchyard, Cranwell.

12 Oct 51

COLLINS, CHARLES WILLIAM MICHAEL JOHN  (2497171) age: 19

AC1

He was serving at RAF Watton at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Wayland.  He is buried in Welford Road Cemetery, Leicester

12 Oct 51

TOMPKINS, JAMES GEOFFREY  (4036386) age: 20

LAC

He was serving at RAF Watton at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Wayland.  He is buried in Groby Cemetery, Leicestershire

13 Oct 51

PEARSON, KENNETH  (2511362) age: 21

AC2

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 Richmond, Yorkshire.  He is buried in York Cemetery

15 Oct 51

CRONIN, DENNIS  (562037) age: 39

Fg Off

He was serving at RAF Debden 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 Leadenham Cemetery

15 Oct 51

MULLIGAN, SAMUEL EDWIN  (4009232) age: 21

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 N Ireland?.  He is buried in Loughgall Cemetery, County Armagh

16 Oct 51

McCANN, VINCENT MARCELLES PAUL  (4007462) age: 22

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 Milltown Cemetery, Belfast

18 Oct 51

HOPKIN, EMRYS  (567151) age: 33

T/Flt Sgt

He was serving 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

18 Oct 51

HART, ALAN JOHN PRIESTLEY  (4036278) age: 20

Fg Off

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 Thirsk.  He is buried in Newton on Ouse Churchyard

18 Oct 51

WOODLEY, MICHAEL ANTONY FURSE  (2600022) age: 24

Flt Lt

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 Thirsk.  He was cremated at Kent County Crematorium

20 Oct 51

WILLCOX, DOUGLAS ANTHONY  (2492554) age: 20

SAC

He was serving at RAF Kirton-in-Lindsey at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Lincoln.  He was cremated at Lawnswood Crematorium, Leeds

22 Oct 51

HEAP, ANTHONY NORMAN HARTLEY  (607049) age: 22

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Vampire FB Mk 5, VZ338 of RAF Shallufa, which crashed into a sandbank whilst executing a low level roll at Shallufa.  He is buried in Fayid Military Cemetery.

23 Oct 51

RUDD, ARTHUR HENRY  (535372) age: 38

Flt Sgt

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 Fylde.  He is buried in Brimfield Parish Churchyard

24 Oct 51

HOLDROYD, BRIAN GEOFFREY  (3131134) age: 19

AC2

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

25 Oct 51

SMAIL, COLIN MITCHELL  (2447652) age: 22

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor F Mk 4, VT278 of No 226 OCU, which he abandoned near Watton due to fuel starvation but his parachute became entangled in the tailplane.  He is buried in Western Cemetery, Dundee

25 Oct 51

SOSNOWSKI, RAJMUND  (706193) age: 31

Sgt

He was serving at RAF Middle Wallop at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Mere in the 1st Qrt, 1952.  He is buried in Andover Burial Ground

25 Oct 51

CAMERON, ANGUS  (4020712) age: 22

Cpl

He was serving at RAF Watton 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 Hamilton West Cemetery

27 Oct 51

CAIN, FRED  (536535) age: 35

WO

He was serving at RAF Butterworth and died of wounds.  He is buried in Western Road Cemetery, Panang

27 Oct 51

SPOUGE, ALAN  (4030969) age: 23

SAC

He was serving at RAF West Raynham at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Fakenham.  He was cremated at Wilford Hill Crematorium, West Bridgford

29 Oct 51

SIME, DAVID  (4067361) age: 18

AC2

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

30 Oct 51

STANLEY, JOHN KIRBY  (4069532) age: 18

AC2

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 Walsall.  He was cremated at Perry Barr Crematorium

30 Oct 51

EDWARDS, ANTHONY BROWN  (2277020) age: 23

LAC

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

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