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Casualties - September/October 1954


[October]

1 Sep

NOEL, JOHN EDWARD BARHAM  (583223) age: 24

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

2 Sep

TALLAMY, WILLIAM JAMES  (635270) age: 45

Flt Sgt

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

2 Sep

MARSHALL, ALFRED BASIL  (4137810) age: 19

LAC

He was serving with No 2 (Field) Sqn, RAF Regiment and died from heat stroke whilst travelling in a convoy to RAF Sharjah.  He is buried in Habbaniya Cemetery.

5 Sep

HILL, JOHN NICHOLAS  (2578777) age: 23

SAC

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

6 Sep

CARPENTER, DEREK ROLAND  (582010) age: 25

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Harvard T Mk 2B, KF177 of No 3 Flying Training School which crashed into high ground as it descended to land at Leuchars en-route from Kinloss to Feltwell.  He is buried in Petertavy Cemetery

6 Sep

JACK, MARGARET  (2817374) age: 20

SACW

She was killed whilst flying in Harvard T Mk 2B, KF177 of No 3 Flying Training School which crashed into high ground as it descended to land at Leuchars en-route from Kinloss to Feltwell.  She is buried in Urquhart Burial Ground

6 Sep

McSWEENEY, JOHN  (4032257) age: 23

Cpl

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

9 Sep

EDWARDS, HAROLD FREDERICK DFC  (186640) age: 31

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Hunter F Mk 1, WT611 of No 5 Maintenance Unit which flicked over and dived into the ground near Kemble shortly after taking off.  He is buried in Wadworth Parish Church, Doncaster

11 Sep

CARTNER, JOHN  (2600699) age: 24

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor T Mk 7, WL343 of No 4 Flying Training School Sqn, which crashed at Dinsdale in North Yorkshire whilst executing a slow roll during a display practice at RAF Middleton St George.  He is buried in Cumberland Cemetery, Haverigg

11 Sep

SHEARMAN, GEORGE EDWARD  (532521) age: 45

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 City Park Cemetery, Nairobi

13 Sep

DERWIN, PETER JOHN  (4088070) age: 23

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor F Mk 8, WH287 of No 263 Sqn, which broke up and came down about seven miles from Thetford following a structural failure.  He is buried in Ringshall Churchyard

15 Sep

WESTROPE, CLIVE JOHN  (2700366) age: 22

LAC

He was serving at RAF Ridgewell but probably died in the RAF Hospital at Ely as his death was registered in Ely.  He is buried in Church of England Cemetery, Steeple, Bumstead

18 Sep

ROBINSON, RICHARD JAMES  (162945) age: 35

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor F Mk 8, WH302 of No 610 Sqn, which dived into the ground at Hooton Park from a roll during a air display.  He is buried in Machynlleth Cemetery

18 Sep

GREEN, ANTHONY MICHAEL  (1922031) age: 21

LAC

He was serving at RAF Lyneham and was killed in a motorcycle accident near Chippenham.  He is buried in Ann's Hill Cemetery, Gosport.

20 Sep

DOUGLAS, WILLIAM FREDERICK  (2607894) age: 23

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor F Mk 4, RA365 of No 8 Flying Training School which spun into the ground on the approach to RAF Driffield.  He is buried in St Andrews Cemetery, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

20 Sep

BAWLEY, WILLIAM EDWARD  (550320) age: 35

Chf Tech

He was serving at RAF Marham and was killed when 2 x 1000 lb bombs fell off a trolley and blew up at Marham.  He is buried in Ipswich Cemetery.

21 Sep

GRABHAM, COLIN ARTHUR  (4047162) age: 23

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Sabre F Mk 4, XD733 of No 92 Sqn, which crashed and burst into flames on Hood Hill, North Yorkshire whilst attempting to land at RAF Linton-on-Ouse.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

21 Sep

ALEXANDER, CARLYLE IAN ANTHONY  (4076354) age: 21

LAC

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 Shipton on Stour.  He is buried in Hoddesdon Cemetery

21 Sep

HARDWICK, JOHN CONWAY CHRISTOPHER  (4138019) age: 19

LAC

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 Shipton on Stour.  He is buried in Witton Cemetery, Birmingham

23 Sep

HICKMAN, JAMES ALBERT  (4110484) age: 19

SAC

He was serving at RAF Kai Tak at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Colonial Cemetery, Hong Kong

25 Sep

DONNELLY, WILLIAM GEORGE  (4027933) age: 28

SAC

He was serving at RAF Kabrit and was probably killed in a terrorist attack.  He is buried in Fayid Military Cemetery

26 Sep

JENKINS, JOHN EDWARD ALWYN  (4067545) age: 21

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor T Mk 7, WG973 of RAF Bruggen, which dived into the ground at RAF Bruggen after control was lost during an asymmetric approach.  He is buried in Cologne Military Cemetery

26 Sep

WEIR, STANLEY FREDERICK  (4022911) age: 25

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor T Mk 7, WG973 of RAF Bruggen, which dived into the ground at RAF Bruggen after control was lost during an asymmetric approach.  He is buried in Cologne Military Cemetery

28 Sep

RHODES, JOHN FRANCIS  (607499) age: 20

Flt Cdt

He was killed whilst flying in Balliol T Mk 2, WG110 of the RAF College, which dived into the ground near Boston in Lincolnshire after control was lost in cloud.  He is buried in St Andrew's Churchyard, Cranwell

29 Sep

DOUTHWAITE, PETER GERALD  (3123012) age: 23

LAC

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

29 Sep

MAUDE, DAVID BRYAN  (588246) age: 18

App Air

He was serving at RAF Halton or died in the RAF Hospital at Halton, his death being registered in Durham S E.  He is buried in Billingham Cemetery

30 Sep

DAVIES, GORDON HENRY EDWARD  (3033096) age: 28

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Marathon T Mk 11, XA271 of No 2 Air Navigation School, which crashed into the ground near Calne having recovered from a dive following the lost of the outer wings.  He is buried in Woodgrange Cemetery, Ilford

30 Sep

DENCH, ERIC ARTHUR  (3108353) age: 26

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Marathon T Mk 11, XA271 of No 2 Air Navigation School, which crashed into the ground near Calne having recovered from a dive following the lost of the outer wings.  He was cremated at Edmonton Crematorium

30 Sep

FOWLER, HENRY PATRICK SENIOR  (4097579) age: 29

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Marathon T Mk 11, XA271 of No 2 Air Navigation School, which crashed into the ground near Calne having recovered from a dive following the lost of the outer wings.  He is buried in St Nicholas's Churchyard, West Thorney

30 Sep

GREEN, JAMES HENRY HURLSTON  (4117635) age: 23

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Marathon T Mk 11, XA271 of No 2 Air Navigation School, which crashed into the ground near Calne having recovered from a dive following the lost of the outer wings.  He is buried in St Nicholas's Churchyard, West Thorney

30 Sep

PERSAD, SUMAIR  (4037883) age: 25

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Marathon T Mk 11, XA271 of No 2 Air Navigation School, which crashed into the ground near Calne having recovered from a dive following the lost of the outer wings.  He is buried in St Nicholas's Churchyard, West Thorney

1 Oct

UNDERWOOD, WILLIAM GEORGE RICHARD  (1922823) age: 20

Cpl

He was serving at RAF Leuchars but probably died in the RAF Hospital at Uxbridge as his death was registered in Uxbridge.  He is buried in St Peter & Paul Cemetery, Sevenoaks

3 Oct

SALLEH, BIN HASSAN  (734464) age: 27

Fg Off

He was serving in Malaya at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Maram Mahmudiah Cemetery, Jahore Bharu

4 Oct

COLEMAN, DEREK EDMUND  (582659) age: 25

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor NF Mk 12, WS691 of No 152 Sqn, which crashed following a loss of control whilst attempting to land at RAF Wattisham after the aircraft had been damaged earlier having been struck by a USAF F-86 Sabre .  He is buried in Southend Cemetery

4 Oct

NORTH, JOHN BRIAN LESLIE  (2533607) age: 22

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor NF Mk 12, WS691 of No 152 Sqn, which crashed following a loss of control whilst attempting to land at RAF Wattisham after the aircraft had been damaged earlier having been struck by a USAF F-86 Sabre .  He is buried in Pinner New Cemetery

4 Oct

NIXON, TONY  (4126560) age: 19

LAC

He was serving at RAF Staxton Wold at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Buckrose.  He is buried in Shiregreen Cemetery, Sheffield

4 Oct

ALEXANDER, RALPH AFC  (43353) age: 48

Sqn Ldr

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 Whitchurch.  He is buried in Stoke on Tern Cemetery

5 Oct

LEWIS, CHARLES NEVILLE  (73272) age: 51

Sqn Ldr

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

8 Oct

RICHARDSON, KENNETH ALAN  (3510707) age: 24

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Sabre F Mk 4, XB937 of No 4 Sqn, which dived into the sea whilst carrying out violent manoeuvres at low level, probably causing him to 'blackout'.  He is buried in Ohlsdorf Military Cemetery

9 Oct

GRANGE, ERNEST BRUNTON  (4102007) age: 20

Fg Off

He was serving at RAF Colerne 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 St John the Baptist Churchyard, Colerne

9 Oct

LANGDON, NORMAN  (1575786) age: 33

Sgt

He was serving at RAF Middle Wallop but probably died in the RAF Hospital at Wroughton as his death was registered in Swindon.  He is buried in St Peters Church Cemetery, Birmingham

9 Oct

CARTWRIGHT, JOHN  (113839) age: 35

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Balliol T Mk 2, WG120 of the RAF College, which dived into the ground following an engine failure on take off from Barkston Heath.  He is buried in Edmonton Cemetery

10 Oct

BRUCE, GEORGE HOWE  (3054126) age: 28

Sgt

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 Aberdeen Crematorium

14 Oct

JAMES, COLWYN  (505051) age: 47

WO

He was serving at RAF Uetersen at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have not yet been ascertained.  He was cremated at Hamburg Crematorium

15 Oct

HOLLAND, JOHN WILLIAM  (2528537) age: 21

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor F Mk 8, WK679 of No 72 Sqn, which dived into the ground at RAF Church Fenton whilst breaking to land.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

17 Oct

BARWICK, ERIC STANLEY RAUXAF  (91390) age: 22

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Vampire FB Mk 5, WA330 of No 501 Sqn, which dived into the ground at Holford Combe in Somerset after control was lost in cloud.  He was cremated at Arnos Vale Crematorium

17 Oct

GOSSAGE, JOSEPH CYRIL  (951093) age: 35

Sgt

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

18 Oct

FRASER, JAMES ROBERT  (4134973) age: 23

AC2

He was serving at RAF St Mawgan and was killed in road accident at St Columb when the NAAFI van in which he was travelling overturned.  He is buried in Bennykelly Cemetery.

19 Oct

WOODRUFF, CHRISTOPHER JOHN WILLIAM  (584382) age: 24

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Sabre F Mk 4, XB988 of No 130 Sqn, which crashed near Kassel in West Germany after catching fire and exploding during a night navigation exercise.  He is buried in Cologne Military Cemetery

20 Oct

CAWTHORNE, JOHN THOMAS  (4101845) age: 20

J/T

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

21 Oct

GILBART-SMITH, NORMAN DENHAM  (34041) age: 41

Gp Capt

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor NF Mk 11, WM179 of No 87 Sqn, which crashed 14 miles from Wahn after control was lost during a night GCA in cloud.  He was cremated at Westfriedhof Crematorium, Cologne

21 Oct

WYNELL-SUTHERLAND, BASIL ST.JOHN  (110566) age: 35

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor NF Mk 11, WM179 of No 87 Sqn, which crashed 14 miles from Wahn after control was lost during a night GCA in cloud.  He is buried in Cologne Military Cemetery

21 Oct

ROSS, ROBERT JAMES  (153992) age: 32

Flt Lt

A RAE test pilot, he was killed whilst flying in Javelin F Mk 1, XA546 of Gloster Aircraft, which failed to recover from a spin and crashed into the River Severn during a test flight.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

21 Oct

WRIGGLESWORTH, ALFRED EDWARD  (4139943) age: 18

LAC

He was on the strength of RAF Innsworth, and was killed at RAF Cardington when a trailer full of gas cylinders broke free from its lorry as it passed him and another airman and hit them, breaking his spine.  He is buried in Fulham Old Cemetery.

22 Oct

JONES, JOHN KEEL  (2584282) age: 21

SAC

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 Lichfield.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

22 Oct

MacPHEE, ALAISTER IAN  (4140577) age: 19

LAC

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.  He is buried in Elendale Cemetery, Isle of Skye

22 Oct

LEACEY, BRIAN RADCLIFFE  (2600852) age: 23

Fg Off

He was serving at RAF Odiham at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Reading.  He is buried in Methodist Chapel, Compton, Nr. Newbury

22 Oct

KELLARD, MICHAEL JOHN  (2567518) age: 20

Plt Off

He was serving at RAF Worksop at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Sheffield.  He is buried in Ocklyndge Cemetery, Eastbourne

23 Oct

CRONK, ANTHONY FRANCIS  (4057361) age: 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland MR Mk 5, PP155 of No 230 Sqn, which nosed into the sea and sank whilst landing in a heavy swell in Transgigvaag in the Faroe Islands.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

23 Oct

DAVIES, EMLYN  (1400872) age: 32

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland MR Mk 5, PP155 of No 230 Sqn, which nosed into the sea and sank whilst landing in a heavy swell in Transgigvaag in the Faroe Islands.  He was cremated at Pontypridd Crematorium

23 Oct

HILL, JOHN RAYMOND  (53987) age: 31

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland MR Mk 5, PP155 of No 230 Sqn, which nosed into the sea and sank whilst landing in a heavy swell in Transgigvaag in the Faroe Islands.  He is buried in Trangisvaag Cemetery, Faroe Islands

23 Oct

HOWATSON, ALLAN ABERCROMBY  (4058994) age: 22

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland MR Mk 5, PP155 of No 230 Sqn, which nosed into the sea and sank whilst landing in a heavy swell in Transgigvaag in the Faroe Islands.  He is buried in Trangisvaag Cemetery, Faroe Islands

23 Oct

LONGWORTH, BRIAN JOHN  (607078) age: 25

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Sabre F Mk 4, XB711 of No 229 OCU, which probably crashed into the North Sea after becoming disorientated in cloud.  His body was never recovered.

23 Oct

FARAGHER, HERBERT CECIL  (2200831) age: 31

Sgt

He was serving at RAF Hullavington but probably died in the RAF Hospital at Uxbridge as his death was registered in Uxbridge.  He is buried in Nottingham Road Cemetery, Derby

24 Oct

AUKLAND, CEDRIC ROY  (4102163) age: 20

LAC

He was serving at RAF Abu Sueir at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have not yet been ascertained.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

24 Oct

DUNN, JOHN KEITH  (4122138) age: 19

LAC

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

26 Oct

HAWTREY, JOHN GOSSET  (16041) age: 53

AVM

He had been serving as AOC, Iraq at RAF Habbaniya and died in a motor accident at San Repio in Italy, whilst he was travelling back from Iraq at the end of his tour as AOC.  He is buried in Cimitero Civile, Bordighera, Italy

27 Oct

SCHOFIELD, GEORGE WILLIAM  (4083030) age: 21

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Venom FB Mk 1, WE365 of No 98 Sqn, which crashed whilst attempting an emergency landing at RAF Fassberg after the aircraft caught fire.  He is buried in Limmer Cemetery, Hannover

27 Oct

MOYLAN, ALBERT THOMAS  (366341) age: 44

WO

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

28 Oct

BARTON, LESLIE WALTER FRANK  (3509932) age: 21

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Venom FB Mk 1, WE433 of No 94 Sqn, which crashed at RAF Celle after stalling on an overshoot.  He is buried in Limmer Cemetery, Hannover

29 Oct

SMITH, RALPH WALTON  (2320423) age: 41

Cpl

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 Scotland?.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

31 Oct

McMECHAN, JOSEPH  (2275997) age: 26

Cpl

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

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