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Casualties - July/August 1956


[August]

01 Jul

FREEMAN, BARRY GEORGE  (4082482) age: 22

LAC

He was serving at RAF Biggin Hill and hung himself at home, said to have been experimenting with judo.  He is buried in Sittingbourne Cemetery.

01 Jul

SHAFFIE, HASSAN BIN  (735045) age: 27

A/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 Kampong Parit 23rd Mile Stone Cemetery, Malaya

02 Jul

ROBINSON, JAMES  (47845) age: 41

Flt Lt

He was serving at RAF Hope Cove at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Kingsbridge.  He is buried in All Saints Churchyard, Malborough, South Devon

03 Jul

PERRY, MICHAEL HENRY  (3520230) age: 19

SAC

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 Limmer Cemetery, Hannover

06 Jul

LONGSTAFF, CHARLES WILLIAM  (528084) age: 41

Chf Tech

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

07 Jul

TATHAM, PETER ALLSOP  (583256) age: 25

A/Sgt

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

08 Jul

DOHERTY, JOHN PATRICK  (4128983) age: 24

Cpl

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

11 Jul

DAVIES, JOHN MARTIN  (4173967) age: 19

AC1

He was serving at RAF Wittering and was killed when his cycle hit the rear of a lorry at Sutton.  He was cremated at Borough of Eccles Crematorium.

12 Jul

SMITH, DICK  (2732457) age: 22

SAC

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

17 Jul

ALLEN, ERNEST JOHN  (3200099) age: 28

Sgt

He was serving with No 73 Sqn and was shot by three masked men in a house in Ay Dhometios.  He is buried in Waynes Keep Military Cemetery

21 Jul

WISE, TOM  (140426) age: 39

Flt Lt

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

24 Jul

HOBSON, FREDRICK WILLIAM THOMAS  (585839) age: 23

Fg Off

He was serving in the Far East and died accidentally.  He is buried in Western Road Cemetery, Penang

24 Jul

FRANKLIN, DEREK CLAUDE  (4079262) age: 23

Jnr Tech

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 Doncaster.  He was cremated at Carleton Crematorium, Blackpool

24 Jul

FOSTER, BRIAN  (5012297) age: 21

AC2

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

25 Jul

McQUILLAN, ARTHUR MATTHEW PAUL  (3505042) age: 27

A/Sgt

He was serving with the RAF Police at RAF Nicosia and died en route to hospital after being shot by EOKA terrorists on the Limassol bypass.  He is buried in Waynes Keep Military Cemetery

26 Jul

EARLEY, GORDON  (4035398) age: 32

Sgt

He was serving at RAF Hereford but probably died in the RAF Hospital at Halton as his death was registered in Aylesbury.  He is buried in St Mary's Churchyard, Credenhill

27 Jul

REID, SAMUEL  (1657037) age: 35

WO

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

28 Jul

SPIRIT, DENNIS  (4004481) age: 28

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 Birmingham.  He is buried in St Bartholomew's Churchyard, Great Barrow

30 Jul

THOMPSON, KEITH VICTOR  (2775722) age: 19

LAC

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

30 Jul

COLE, DAVID  (583832) age: 26

Cpl Tech

He was serving at RAF Sutton Bridge at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Kings Lynn.  He is buried in Morriston Cemetery, Pengrose, Swansea

01 Aug

GORDON JOHNSON, IAN  (607070) age: 27

Flt Lt

He is recorded as being killed in a flying accident but a corresponding RAF or commercial aircraft has not been found so far.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

02 Aug

MILES, VERNON ERIC  (5017557) age: 20

AC2

He was serving at RAF Kirkham at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Cheltenham.  He is buried in St Mary's Churchyard, Rodbourne Cheney, Swindon

03 Aug

BIRCH, HERBERT NOEL  (4127068) age: 21

SAC

He was serving at RAF Cardington and was killed in a car accident on Hitchin Road, Henlow.  He is buried in St Mary the Virgin Churchyard, West Malling.

04 Aug

STEPHENS, FRANCIS JONATHAN CYRIL  (361622) age: 51

WO

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

05 Aug

PETRIE, WILLIAM ANDREW  (2766758) age: 21

AC2

He was serving at RAF Melksham but probably died in the RAF Hospital at Uxbridge as his death was registered in Uxbridge.  He was cremated at Lawnswood Crematorium, Leeds

06 Aug

NEIL, JOHN  (4161430) age: 29

LAC

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 Lambhill Cemetery, Glasgow

09 Aug

SKINGLE, TREVOR  (5025947) age: 18

AC2

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

10 Aug

HAMMETT, JAMES DOUGLAS HENRI  (2608951) age: 23

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Venom NF Mk 3, WX884 of No 89 Sqn, which crashed into a wood and burst into flames after striking the ground and losing a wing whilst making an overshot at Stradishall.  He is buried in Haverhill Cemetery

10 Aug

HICKLING, RAYMOND EDWARD GEORGE  (2569451) age: 23

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Venom NF Mk 3, WX884 of No 89 Sqn, which crashed into a wood and burst into flames after striking the ground and losing a wing whilst making an overshot at Stradishall.  He is buried in Rosehill Cemetery, Oxford

10 Aug

BRADLEY, RONALD WILLIAM  (57107) age: 32

Sqn Ldr

A member of No 80 Sqn, he was killed whilst flying in Canberra T Mk 4, WT484 of RAF Laarbruch Stn Flt, which dived into the ground at high speed after making an unintelligible distress signal.  He is buried in Limmer Cemetery, Hannover

10 Aug

HENDLEY, STANLEY ERIC  (4065569) age: 29

Fg Off

A member of No 80 Sqn, he was killed whilst flying in Canberra T Mk 4, WT484 of RAF Laarbruch Stn Flt, which dived into the ground at high speed after making an unintelligible distress signal.  He is buried in Limmer Cemetery, Hannover

10 Aug

MILLER, CHRISTOPHER JOHN  (2511336) age: 24

Fg Off

A member of No 80 Sqn, he was killed whilst flying in Canberra T Mk 4, WT484 of RAF Laarbruch Stn Flt, which dived into the ground at high speed after making an unintelligible distress signal.  He is buried in Limmer Cemetery, Hannover

11 Aug

HOPCRAFT, JOHN  (4034050) age: 26

Cpl

He was serving at RAF Amman 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 RAF Cemetery Amman

11 Aug

LOVELACE, PETER JON  (2732957) age: 20

Jnr Tech

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 Caernarvon.  He is buried in St Nicholas Churchyard, Henstridge

12 Aug

DEAKIN, FREDERICK SALEM  (1156603) age: 40

Flt Sgt

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 Dover.  He is buried in St Mary's Cemetery, Dover

16 Aug

PASCOE, HENRY  (514281) age: 43

WO

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

16 Aug

EATON, JACK  (2737737) age: 22

Jnr Tech

He was serving at RAF Driffield 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 Edgerton Cemetery, Huddersfield

16 Aug

BORTHWICK, RONALD  (2753558) age: 22

LAC

He was serving at RAF Kuala Lumpur and died in a motor vehicle accident in Kuala Lumpur.  He is buried in Cheras Road Christian Cemetery, Kuala Lumper

17 Aug

CARLILE, ALAN  (4117784) age: 24

SAC

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

17 Aug

FOMES, BRIAN EDWARD  (4180289) age: 18

AC1

He was serving in the UK and was killed in a motorcycle accident at West Thurrock.  He is buried in Harrow Weald Cemetery.

19 Aug

GROUT, ALAN RONALD  (3147944) age: 19

LAC

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 Hawkinge Village Cemetery

20 Aug

PITFIELD, ALAN DAVID  (2764304) age: 19

LAC

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 Walsall.  He was cremated at St Marylebone Crematorium

23 Aug

GROOM, ALAN DOUGLAS DSO  (37075) age: 42

Gp Capt

He was killed whilst flying in Vampire FB Mk 5, WA142 of No 63 Group Communications Flt which crashed at Bala in Merionth after suffering from annoxia due to wearing the wring type of oxygen mask.  He is buried in New Cemetery, Abingdon

23 Aug

FULLER, TIMOTHY ROBERT  (504380) age: 22

Plt Off

He was serving at RAF Wittering at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Kings Lynn.  He is buried in Chapeltown Cemetery, Sheffield

26 Aug

HOLDSWORTH, JOHN OLIVER  (2547372) age: 24

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor F Mk 8, WE853 of No 615 Sqn, which collided with WH280 of the same unit about seven miles from Ipswich during a practice interception.  He is buried in Biggin Hill Cemetery

26 Aug

LACEY, WILLIAM MICHAEL  (2455474) age: 25

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor F Mk 8, WH280 of No 615 Sqn, which collided with WE853 of the same unit about seven miles from Ipswich during a practice interception.  He is buried in Biggin Hill Cemetery

26 Aug

TURVEY, IAN RODERICK  (2608311) age: 21

Plt Off

He was serving at RAF Hope Cove at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Plymouth.  He was cremated at Epsom Crematorium

27 Aug

MURPHY, LOUIS CHALMERS  (500510) age: 30

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor F Mk 8, WK985 of No 608 Sqn, from which he ejected near Ceuto after failing to relight the engines following a double flame out, but not trace of him or the aircraft was ever found.  

28 Aug

JOHNSTONE, THOMAS KIRK  (4125240) age: 24

Jnr 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 Holborn.  He is buried in Cupar Cemetery

30 Aug

SMITH, DENNIS  (2783124) age: 21

AC2

He was serving at RAF Upwood but probably died in the RAF Hospital at Ely as his death was registered in Ely.  He is buried in Western Cemetery, Arbroath

31 Aug

BENDELL, DENNIS ALAN  (4168697) age: 19

A/Cpl

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

31 Aug

MARSDEN, CHARLES PETER  (2767333) age: 23

Jnr Tech

He was serving at RAF Acklington at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Newcastle upon Tyne.  He was cremated at Sheffield Crematorium

31 Aug

HEDGES, ANTHONY  (609140B) age: 47

Wg Cdr

He was serving at RAF Brampton 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 Brampton Cemetery

31 Aug

GAMBRILL, EDWIN NORTON  (201381) age: 31

Sqn Ldr

He was serving at RAF Ty Croes at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Caernarvon.  He is buried in Hale Carr Cemetery, Morecombe

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