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Casualties - October 1953


1 Oct

CLEAVER, RICHARD FRANK WHARTON DSO, DFC  (124411) age: 33

Sqn Ldr

He was serving at RAF Bracknell at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Surrey S W.  He was cremated at St John's Crematorium, Woking

2 Oct

BOULTON, PERCIVAL RICHARD  (3134501) age: 24

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor F Mk 8, WE856 of No 19 Sqn, which dived into the ground at Wolstanton in Staffordshire having been carrying out aerobatics over Newcastle under Lyme.  He is buried in Stoke on Tern Churchyard

7 Oct

HEBBLEWHITE, JOHN  (2586336) age: 18

AC2

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

9 Oct

BALDOCK, JOHN RAYMOND  (4087075) age: 21

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Vampire FB Mk 5, VZ106 of No 233 OCU, which failed to pull up to avoid the ground  having made a rapid descent through cloud and crashed near Llandovery.  He is buried in Pembrey Churchyard

9 Oct

GARNER, WILLIAM THOMAS FRANK  (4019766) age: 25

Cpl

He was serving at RAF Pembrey but probably died in the RAF Hospital at Ely as his death was registered in Ely.  He is buried in Whittlesey Cemetery

12 Oct

CROUCH, JULIAN JAMES  (4112195) age: 18

LAC

He was serving at RAF Geilenkirchen at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Wooburn Green Council Cemetery, High Wycombe

13 Oct

WALDEN, JOHN LEONARD  (3507832) age: 21

Fg Off

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

14 Oct

BENT, RONALD MILLS  (4096470) age: 24

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor F Mk 4, VT303 of No 209 Advanced Flying School, which crashed into the Bristol Channel in an inverted spin.  He is buried in Weston Zoyland Cemetery

14 Oct

TRENTHAM, ALAN DEREK  (3134407) age: 20

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor F Mk 3, EE462 of No 210 Advanced Flying School, which crashed near Upper Basildon in Berkshire whilst carry out aerobatics over his home.  He is buried in Benson Churchyard

15 Oct

PLANT, STANLEY  (4075939) age: 23

LAC

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 Wellington.  He is buried in Northwich Cemetery

16 Oct

ONYSZKIEWICZ, MICHAL  (703514) age: 46

Sgt

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

16 Oct

STREVENS, REGINALD ALFRED  (607513) age: 19

Flt Cdt

He was killed whilst flying in Chipmunk T Mk 10, WP858 of the RAF College, which crashed in the circuit at RAF Spitalgate.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

17 Oct

DYAS, LEONARD FREDERICK  (561530) age: 42

Flt Sgt

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 Hendon Park Cemetery

18 Oct

PRICE, DENNIS PATRICK  (3503801) age: 24

A/Cpl

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

19 Oct

DIDMON-WHITE, JOHN ALBERT  (1724444) age: 28

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Vampire NF Mk 10, WP252 of No 25 Sqn, which spun into the sea off South Foreland from 20,000 ft whilst acting as the target aircraft during practice interceptions.  His body was never recovered.

20 Oct

WALFORD, GEORGE  (515474) age: 42

WO

He was on the strength of RAF Innsworth, and died in the RAF Hospital at Cosford and his death is registered in Wellington.  He is buried in Gorton Cemetery, Manchester

20 Oct

REES, ALWYN JOHN  (3515326) age: 18

AC2

He was either serving at RAF Uxbridge at the time of his death or died in the RAF Hospital at Uxbridge as his death was registered in Uxbridge.  He is buried in Boverton Cemetery

20 Oct

GOODY, RAYMOND ARTHUR  (2537149) age: 20

LAC

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

21 Oct

STEVENSON, GEORGE  (4101110) age: 24

LAC

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?.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

23 Oct

McLAREN, AMBROSE  (530598) age: 37

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 Scotland?.  He is buried in Bridgenorth Cemetery

23 Oct

ALLINSON, WILLIAM ALFRED DFC, DFM  (46307) age: 35

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Canberra B Mk 2, WF892 of the Radar Research Establishment, which stalled, crashed and broke up whilst attempting to recover from a bird-strike on take off.  He is buried in Merthyr Dyfan Cemetery, Barry

23 Oct

CLARKE, PETER JOHN  (575039) age: 30

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Canberra B Mk 2, WF892 of the Radar Research Establishment, which stalled, crashed and broke up whilst attempting to recover from a bird-strike on take off.  He is buried in Pershore Cemetery

24 Oct

BANCROFT, PETER EDWIN  (2547734) age: 19

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Vampire FB Mk 5, VV226 of No 202 Advanced Flying School, which came down in the sea off Anglesey following an engine failure.  His body was never recovered.

24 Oct

FERRE, ANTHONY FRANCIS HENRY  (3503920) age: 23

A/Cpl

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

25 Oct

BUTTON, CLAUD WILLIAM  (2259416) age: 25

Cpl

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 New Forest.  He is buried in Grays New Cemetery, Essex

26 Oct

HILL, GERALD WILLIAM DFC  (58136) age: 27

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor F Mk 8, WH467 of No 263 Sqn, which entered a spiral dine and struck the ground near Whitton in Suffolk having just completed a dummy attack on a Washington.  He was cremated at St Faith's Crematorium, Horsham St Faith

26 Oct

PUDDEPHATT, ERNEST FRANK  (2570097) age: 19

AC2

He was either serving at RAF Halton or died in the RAF Hospital at Halton as his death was registered in Aylesbury.  He is buried in St Pauls Churchyard, Chipperfield

26 Oct

SHORE, MARTIN WILLIAM RUSSELL  (3039486) age: 26

Flt Lt

He was serving at RAF Hornchurch but probably died in the RAF Hospital at Halton as his death was registered in Aylesbury.  He is buried in St Michael & All Angels Churchyard, Halton

26 Oct

JOHNSON, HARRY  (4085122) age: 22

SAC

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

26 Oct

BARRETT, MORIS BERTRAM  (4130067) age: 18

AC1

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 Gloucester.  He is buried in Crewkerne Cemetery, Somerset

27 Oct

REYPERT, DEREK VICTOR  (607359) age: 31

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Vampire FB Mk 5, VV618 of No 208 Advanced Flying School, which struck the ground in a shallow dive from cloud having made a steep climb out of a valley after losing a drop tank on previously emerging from cloud.  He is buried in Ilton Cemetery, Ilminster

27 Oct

JEFFRIES, MALCOLM  (4039443) age: 21

LAC

He was serving at RAF Sopley where he committed suicide by hanging himself.  He is buried in Sopley Cemetery.

28 Oct

SOUTHWORTH, DERRICK  (585735) age: 19

Cpl

He was serving at RAF St Athan but probably died in the RAF Hospital at Halton as his death was registered in Aylesbury.  He is buried in Christ Church Cemetery, Newburgh

29 Oct

WOODHEAD, ROBERT JAMES  (2388823) age: 23

A/Plt Off

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

29 Oct

STOTHARD, FRED  (547001) age: 35

Snr Tech

He was serving at RAF Kuala Lumpur at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Pasir Panjang Cemetery, Singapore

30 Oct

PILLAR, RICHARD STANLEY  (619377) age: 42

Flt Sgt

He was serving at RAF Bishops Court 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 Knocknamuckley Cemetery, Portadown

30 Oct

JASPER, FREDERICK AUGUSTUS  (513808) age: 44

Chf Tech

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 Holborn.  He is buried in Grove Park Cemetery, London

31 Oct

WELCH, WILLIAM GILMOUR  (3137422) age: 21

AC2

He was serving at RAF Hornchurch at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Romford.  He is buried in St Andrews Cemetery, Hornchurch

31 Oct

BLAIR, KENNETH HUGHES  (39704) age: 35

Wg Cdr

He was serving at RAF Lindholme at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Doncaster.  He is buried in Hatfield Cemetery, Yorkshire

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