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Casualties - November/December 1954


[December]

1 Nov

WALTERS, FRANK SYDNEY  (1861190) age: 48

Cpl

He was serving at RAF Seletar and died.  He is buried in Kranji Military Cemetery

3 Nov

KING, DAVID CURRY  (616703) age: 41

Sgt

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 Lichfield.  He is buried in Pye Green Road Cemetery, Cannock

4 Nov

O'BOYLE, JOHN  (4049145) age: 23

Fg Off

He was serving at RNAS Yeovilton at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in .  He is buried in Worthing Road Cemetery, Basingstoke

5 Nov

KIRKPATRICK, EMERALD ROSMEAD  (273) age: 53

WO

He was probably on the non-effective establishment of RAF Innsworth and died in the RAF Hospital at Uxbridge as his death was registered in Uxbridge.  He was cremated at West London Crematorium

6 Nov

WILSON, ROBERT SMITH  (4137845) age: 18

AC2

He was serving at RAF Fazakerley at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Liverpool N.  He is buried in West Cemetery, Hamilton

6 Nov

BRADFORD, ALAN  (4069602) age: 21

Jnr Tech

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

7 Nov

BROWN, JOHN WILLIAM  (4153828) age: 21

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 Grantham.  He is buried in St Vincent Churchyard, Caythorpe

8 Nov

WORTON, WILLIAM  (4124617) age: 20

LAC

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 Scunthorpe.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

8 Nov

COUSINS, JOHN GRAHAM  (2595437) age: 19

AC1

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

8 Nov

STEPHENSON, GEOFFREY DALTON  (26165) age: 44

A/Cdre

He was the Commandant of the CFE and was killed whilst flying in F-100A-10-NA Super Sabre, 53-1534 of Wright Patterson AFB, which crashed in a pine forest on the Eglin Reservation, near Pierce Field, Florida.  He is buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Montgomery, Alabama

9 Nov

KEELEY, DAVID JAMES HENRY  (4089849) age: 20

LAC

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

9 Nov

WATSON, BLAIKLOCK ERNEST  (4126730) age: 24

Sgt

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

9 Nov

HARBEN, RICHARD MICHAEL AFC  (150710) age: 30

A/Sqn Ldr

He was serving at RAF White Waltham at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Maidenhead.  He was cremated at Reading Crematorium

15 Nov

COLLINGWOOD, RICHARD ANTHONY  (4113900) age: 20

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor F Mk 4, VT232 of No 4 Flying Training School Sqn, which flew into the ground at Dinsdale in North Yorkshire during a night training sortie.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

15 Nov

TUPHOLME, GEOFFREY OBE  (76502) age: 56

Gp Capt

He was probably on the non-effective establishment of RAF Innsworth and died in the RAF Hospital at Halton as his death was registered in Aylesbury.  He is buried in St Michael & All Angels Churchyard, Halton

17 Nov

HOLLAND, ROBERT HUGH DFC  (33487) age: 34

A/Wg Cdr

A Battle of Britain veteran, he was killed whilst flying in Vampire FB Mk 5, VV229 of No 233 OCU, which collided with VV552 of the same unit and exploded near Port Eyon during a practice formation attack.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

17 Nov

GREEN, PETER WILLIAM DENNIS  (576675) age: 31

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Vampire FB Mk 5, VV552 of No 233 OCU, which collided with VV229 of the same unit and exploded near Port Eyon during a practice formation attack.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

17 Nov

WAUGH, JOHN  (531033) age: 39

Snr Tech

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 is buried in St Leghards Cemetery, Lanark

19 Nov

BUTTERWORTH, DONALD HARRY  (583850) age: 24

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor F Mk 4, VM302 of No 12 Flying Training School, which he attempted to abandon after running out of fuel and suffering instrument failure, but was unsuccessful.  He is buried in Weston Zoyland Cemetery

23 Nov

BENNETT, ROY ARTHUR  (592329) age: 22

Sgt

He was serving with 109 MU at RAF Abyad and was possibly killed in a terrorist attack.  He is buried in Fayid Military Cemetery

24 Nov

BROOKS, HOWARD WALTER  (57905) age: 34

Flt Lt

He was serving at RAF Nuneham Park at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Abingdon.  He was cremated at Oxford Crematorium

26 Nov

VERBEKE, CAMILE RACHAEL ALFRED VICTORIN ADUSTA  (203662) age: 40

A/Flt Lt

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

28 Nov

PALMER, NIGEL GRAEME  (2523877) age: 24

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Vampire FB Mk 5, VZ177 of No 501 Sqn, which collided with WE836, during which he was thrown out near Hamble in Hampshire.  He is buried in Ship Lane Cemetery, Farnborough

29 Nov

OWEN, CHARLES MAXWELL  (86642) age: 38

Sqn Ldr

He was serving at RAF Northwood 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

1 Dec

ALEXANDER, FRANCIS  (526728) age: 44

Flt Sgt

He was serving at RAF Fazakerley at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Prescot.  He is buried in West Derby Cemetery, Liverpool

3 Dec

VICKERS, DAVID DUNCAN  (607360) age: 22

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor FR Mk 9, WX974 of No 2 Sqn, which dived into the ground at Norvenich, possibly as the result of a high speed stall having completed three camera gun attacks.  He is buried in Cologne Military Cemetery

3 Dec

HASLER, CHRISTOPHER JOHN  (3513199) age: 20

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Canberra B Mk 2, WH906 of No 207 Sqn, which rolled over and dived into the ground after hitting trees on the approach to RAF Marham in poor weather.  He is buried in Marham Cemetery

3 Dec

HAYES, GERALD  (4089532) age: 25

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Canberra B Mk 2, WH906 of No 207 Sqn, which rolled over and dived into the ground after hitting trees on the approach to RAF Marham in poor weather.  He is buried in Marham Cemetery

3 Dec

WHITEHOUSE, GORDON  (4105653) age: 23

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Canberra B Mk 2, WH906 of No 207 Sqn, which rolled over and dived into the ground after hitting trees on the approach to RAF Marham in poor weather.  He was cremated at Darlington Crematorium

3 Dec

NEWNHAM, BRYAN GORDON  (4040890) age: 22

LAC

He was on the strength of RAF Innsworth, but probably died whilst non-effective and his death is registered in Wokingham.  He is buried in St Michael's Churchyard, Norton, Stourport-on-Severn

3 Dec

GARDNER, GEOFFREY HUGH WILSON  (607539) age: 20

Flt Cdt

He was killed whilst flying in Balliol T Mk 2, WG133 of the RAF College, which struck the ground during recovery from a spin and crashed near Boston in Lincolnshire.  He is buried in St Andrew's Churchyard, Cranwell

4 Dec

ANDREWS, FREDERICK LAW  (4006916) age: 25

Cpl

He was serving at RAF Pembroke Dock 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 Dundonald Cemetery, Belfast

6 Dec

VOLANTHEN, RAYMOND  (1609884) age: 30

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hunter F Mk 1, WT632 of No 5 Maintenance Unit which hit the rook of a hanger at Kemble and caught fire whilst attempting an overshoot on his first solo on type.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

6 Dec

PUDDEFOOT, ERIC GORDON  (550865) age: 34

Sgt

He was serving at RAF Boscombe Down 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 Hampton Cemetery

6 Dec

WALDEGRAVE, BRIAN  (2727155) age: 23

LAC

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 Leeds.  He was cremated at Lawnswood Crematorium, Leeds

9 Dec

MACKERVOY, BRIAN PETER  (4060892) age: 23

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor T Mk 7, WL363 of the Institute of Aviation Medicine which dived into the ground near Huckswagen in Germany after been sent to assist another aircraft at 37,000 ft.  He is buried in Cologne Military Cemetery

9 Dec

OGDEN, JOHN  (2715571) age: 21

AC2

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 St Ives.  He is buried in Hollinwood Cemetery, Oldham

13 Dec

BRADLEY, DENNIS JOHN  (573669) age: 32

Flt Sgt

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 Ely.  He is buried in All Saints Church Cemetery, Kings Langley

15 Dec

HARRISON, JOHN MICHAEL  (2600617) age: 22

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor T Mk 7, VM419 of No 8 Flying Training School which took off from RAF Driffield but failed to climb and crashed after striking trees about 2 miles away.  He is buried in Denton Cemetery, Lancashire

15 Dec

WHITBREAD, ALAN GEORGE  (167908) age: 30

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor T Mk 7, VM419 of No 8 Flying Training School which took off from RAF Driffield but failed to climb and crashed after striking trees about 2 miles away.  He is buried in Driffield Cemetery

15 Dec

DUNLOP, WILLIAM JOHN MOORE  (545136) age: 34

Sgt

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

17 Dec

BURGESS, TREVOR JAMES  (3504764) age: 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster MR Mk 3, RF290 of the School of Maritime Reconnaissance, which was lost at sea during an anti-submarine exercise, cause unknown.  He is buried in Woking Cemetery

17 Dec

CLARE, WILLIAM ALAN  (1049787) age: 31

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster MR Mk 3, RF290 of the School of Maritime Reconnaissance, which was lost at sea during an anti-submarine exercise, cause unknown.  He is buried in St Nicholas's Churchyard, Cottesmore

17 Dec

KEMSHALL, RONALD ARTHUR  (1819431) age: 30

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster MR Mk 3, RF290 of the School of Maritime Reconnaissance, which was lost at sea during an anti-submarine exercise, cause unknown.  

17 Dec

LEITCH, PETER  (4028566) age: 25

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster MR Mk 3, RF290 of the School of Maritime Reconnaissance, which was lost at sea during an anti-submarine exercise, cause unknown.  

17 Dec

MEREDITH, ANTHONY  (4108987) age: 21

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster MR Mk 3, RF290 of the School of Maritime Reconnaissance, which was lost at sea during an anti-submarine exercise, cause unknown.  

17 Dec

RICE, STANLEY THOMAS  (57045) age: 33

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster MR Mk 3, RF290 of the School of Maritime Reconnaissance, which was lost at sea during an anti-submarine exercise, cause unknown.  

17 Dec

ROBINSON, THOMAS JOHN LOCKYER  (2467328) age: 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster MR Mk 3, RF290 of the School of Maritime Reconnaissance, which was lost at sea during an anti-submarine exercise, cause unknown.  

19 Dec

SHARP, HERBERT  (2388145) age: 24

Cpl

He was serving with No 107 MU, RAF Kasfareet and died at Fayid from poisoning.  He is buried in Fayid Military Cemetery.

19 Dec

PATTERSON, ALEXANDER JAMES MACKAY  (57912) age: 31

Flt Lt

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

20 Dec

SHOLL, RAYMOND HORACE JAMES  (4093944) age: 24

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Canberra B Mk 2, WE119 of No 231 OCU, which he failed to abandon  after control was lost at 32,000 ft and crashed  three miles from Ware in Hertfordshire.  He is buried in Croydon Cemetery

20 Dec

THORNE, HUBERT EDMUND  (2550866) age: 21

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Canberra B Mk 2, WE119 of No 231 OCU, which he failed to abandon  after control was lost at 32,000 ft and crashed  three miles from Ware in Hertfordshire.  He is buried in Woodlands Parish Churchyard, Wimborne

21 Dec

EDWARDS, DOUGLAS GIBSON  (4083109) age: 22

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor F Mk 8, WB108 of No 211 Flying Training School, which flew into the ground near Rotherham during a descent through cloud.  He is buried in Worksop Cemetery

21 Dec

MAXWELL, FRANK  (2539891) age: 21

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor F Mk 8, WK723 of the Central Gunnery School, which dived into the ground at South Cave in East Yorkshire, cause unknown.  He is buried in Romford Cemetery

29 Dec

FAUCETT, ANGUS LAWRENCE  (180434) age: 29

Flt Lt

He was serving at RAF Farnborough 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 Ship Lane Cemetery, Farnborough

29 Dec

AITKEN, JAMES  (1921017) age: 24

Cpl

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

30 Dec

GIBSON, LESLIE PERCY  (34082) age: 44

Wg Cdr

He was serving with No 109 MU, RAF Abyad and was probably killed by terrorists.  He is buried in Fayid Military Cemetery

31 Dec

BRUNNING, GEORGE ALEXANDER  (4032444) age: 23

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 Scotland?.  He is buried in St Mary's Churchyard, Morpeth

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