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Casualties - March/April 1957


[April]

1 Mar

LAMB, ROBERT  (546711) age: 47

Sgt

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 Thirsk.  He is buried in Dishforth Cemetery

1 Mar

COOPER, IAN  (5012564) age: 19

LAC

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 Scotland?.  He was cremated at Golders Green Crematorium

4 Mar

MARSHALL, WILLIAM FORSTER  (166747) age: 32

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Venom FB Mk 4, WR557 of No 22 Maintenance Unit Sqn, which was lost after reporting elevator problems and was located three days later at Lawlers Cross on Croglin Fell, he may have been attempting a forced landing.  He is buried in St Mary's Churchyard, Stamfordham

4 Mar

CLEMENSON, PETER CAMPBELL  (4098147) age: 22

A/Cpl

He was serving at RAF Barnham at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Wayland.  He was cremated at St Faith's Crematorium, Horsham St Faith

4 Mar

JONES, WILLIAM CAREY  (590784) age: 40

WO

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 Cwmllynfell Chapel Cemetery

4 Mar

CUMMINGS, GEORGE  (4038534) age: 25

SAC

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

5 Mar

BLAKEY, TONY FREDERICK  (5023380) age: 18

AC1

He was killed whilst flying in Beverley C Mk 1, XH117 of No 53 Sqn, which suffered a fuel leak on take off from Abingdon en-route to RAF Akrotiri and turned back with the No 1 engine shut down but then the No 2 engine failed and it crashed about two miles from Abingdon.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

5 Mar

CORDEN, MICHAEL JOHN  (4184099) age: 23

AC1

He was killed whilst flying in Beverley C Mk 1, XH117 of No 53 Sqn, which suffered a fuel leak on take off from Abingdon en-route to RAF Akrotiri and turned back with the No 1 engine shut down but then the No 2 engine failed and it crashed about two miles from Abingdon.  He is buried in New Cemetery, Abingdon

5 Mar

CROUCHER, GEORGE RAYMOND  (5022787) age: 19

AC1

He was killed whilst flying in Beverley C Mk 1, XH117 of No 53 Sqn, which suffered a fuel leak on take off from Abingdon en-route to RAF Akrotiri and turned back with the No 1 engine shut down but then the No 2 engine failed and it crashed about two miles from Abingdon.  He is buried in New Cemetery, Abingdon

5 Mar

ELSEGOOD, COLIN JAMES  (3150159) age: 19

AC1

He was killed whilst flying in Beverley C Mk 1, XH117 of No 53 Sqn, which suffered a fuel leak on take off from Abingdon en-route to RAF Akrotiri and turned back with the No 1 engine shut down but then the No 2 engine failed and it crashed about two miles from Abingdon.  He is buried in New Cemetery, Abingdon

5 Mar

GILBERT, NORMAN ERNEST HENRY  (4058991) age: 29

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Beverley C Mk 1, XH117 of No 53 Sqn, which suffered a fuel leak on take off from Abingdon en-route to RAF Akrotiri and turned back with the No 1 engine shut down but then the No 2 engine failed and it crashed about two miles from Abingdon.  He is buried in East Hendres Burial Ground, Berkshire

5 Mar

GORST, WILLIAM HENRY  (4184939) age: 19

AC1

He was killed whilst flying in Beverley C Mk 1, XH117 of No 53 Sqn, which suffered a fuel leak on take off from Abingdon en-route to RAF Akrotiri and turned back with the No 1 engine shut down but then the No 2 engine failed and it crashed about two miles from Abingdon.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

5 Mar

JONES, THOMAS ARNISON  (4185813) age: 19

AC1

He was killed whilst flying in Beverley C Mk 1, XH117 of No 53 Sqn, which suffered a fuel leak on take off from Abingdon en-route to RAF Akrotiri and turned back with the No 1 engine shut down but then the No 2 engine failed and it crashed about two miles from Abingdon.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

5 Mar

OWEN, WALTER JAMES  (1920422) age: 25

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beverley C Mk 1, XH117 of No 53 Sqn, which suffered a fuel leak on take off from Abingdon en-route to RAF Akrotiri and turned back with the No 1 engine shut down but then the No 2 engine failed and it crashed about two miles from Abingdon.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

5 Mar

ROBINSON, DOUGLAS  (4050894) age: 24

A/Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beverley C Mk 1, XH117 of No 53 Sqn, which suffered a fuel leak on take off from Abingdon en-route to RAF Akrotiri and turned back with the No 1 engine shut down but then the No 2 engine failed and it crashed about two miles from Abingdon.  He is buried in New Cemetery, Abingdon

5 Mar

ROSE-HARVEY, ROBERT  (5026570) age: 19

AC1

He was killed whilst flying in Beverley C Mk 1, XH117 of No 53 Sqn, which suffered a fuel leak on take off from Abingdon en-route to RAF Akrotiri and turned back with the No 1 engine shut down but then the No 2 engine failed and it crashed about two miles from Abingdon.  He is buried in New Cemetery, Abingdon

5 Mar

SPOEL, JOHN LEONARD ALFRED  (4121789) age: 22

Cpl

He was killed whilst flying in Beverley C Mk 1, XH117 of No 53 Sqn, which suffered a fuel leak on take off from Abingdon en-route to RAF Akrotiri and turned back with the No 1 engine shut down but then the No 2 engine failed and it crashed about two miles from Abingdon.  He is buried in New Cemetery, Abingdon

5 Mar

THORLEY, RAYMOND  (5025267) age: 19

AC1

He was killed whilst flying in Beverley C Mk 1, XH117 of No 53 Sqn, which suffered a fuel leak on take off from Abingdon en-route to RAF Akrotiri and turned back with the No 1 engine shut down but then the No 2 engine failed and it crashed about two miles from Abingdon.  He is buried in New Cemetery, Abingdon

5 Mar

WILCOX, REGINALD GORDON  (4059923) age: 24

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Beverley C Mk 1, XH117 of No 53 Sqn, which suffered a fuel leak on take off from Abingdon en-route to RAF Akrotiri and turned back with the No 1 engine shut down but then the No 2 engine failed and it crashed about two miles from Abingdon.  He is buried in St Mary & St Edmund's Churchyard, Abingdon

5 Mar

WOODHOUSE, GORDON MCLENNAN  (1523147) age: 33

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beverley C Mk 1, XH117 of No 53 Sqn, which suffered a fuel leak on take off from Abingdon en-route to RAF Akrotiri and turned back with the No 1 engine shut down but then the No 2 engine failed and it crashed about two miles from Abingdon.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

5 Mar

ZARECKY, JINDRICH  (787107) age: 38

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beverley C Mk 1, XH117 of No 53 Sqn, which suffered a fuel leak on take off from Abingdon en-route to RAF Akrotiri and turned back with the No 1 engine shut down but then the No 2 engine failed and it crashed about two miles from Abingdon.  He is buried in St Mary & St Edmund's Churchyard, Abingdon

5 Mar

BAKER, MICHAEL JOHN  (4175746) age: 19

SAC

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

5 Mar

OLIVER, DONALD ASHE  (46875) age: 36

Sqn Ldr

He was probably on the non-effective establishment of RAF Innsworth and died in the RAF Hospital at Ely as his death was registered in Ely.  He is buried in St George's Churchyard, Thetford

8 Mar

HARTLEY, NORMAN LESLIE  (124684) age: 35

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Canberra B Mk 2, WH915 of No 61 Sqn, which crashed about two miles from Tring in Hertfordshire in bad weather  but no cause could be determined.  He was cremated at Downs Crematorium, Brighton

8 Mar

RICHES, ROGER DAVID  (4044167) age: 25

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Canberra B Mk 2, WH915 of No 61 Sqn, which crashed about two miles from Tring in Hertfordshire in bad weather  but no cause could be determined.  He is buried in Bury Cemetery, Huntingdon

8 Mar

TURNER, LESLIE OWEN SAGE  (3102506) age: 28

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Canberra B Mk 2, WH915 of No 61 Sqn, which crashed about two miles from Tring in Hertfordshire in bad weather  but no cause could be determined.  He is buried in St Johns Cemetery, Withycombe, Exmouth

11 Mar

CROMARTY, WILLIAM  (4167101) age: 23

SAC

He was serving at RAF Valley at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Bangor, Anglesey.  He is buried in Maeshyeryd Cemetery, Holyhead

11 Mar

SEWELL, CHRISTOPHER WILLIAM  (3148909) age: 19

LAC

He was serving at RAF Wattisham at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Bishop Stortford.  He was cremated at Enfield Crematorium

11 Mar

ATWELL, CLIVE HOLMES  (4142690) age: 20

Jnr Tech

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 Maidstone.  He is buried in Paignton Cemetery

13 Mar

CROOK, MICHAEL ADRIAN  (607445) age: 23

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Hunter F Mk 6, XF427 of No 54 Sqn, which crashed near Yarmouth on the Isle of Wight during a flight from Odiham to Manston, possibly due to becoming unconscious as a result of annoxia or a type of unconsciousness he had experienced previously.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

15 Mar

THOMPSON, JACK WALTER  (196098) age: 34

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst serving with No 284 Sqn and died in Nicosia.  He is buried in Waynes Keep Military Cemetery

18 Mar

CAHILL, ROY THOMAS  (129067) age: 32

Sqn Ldr

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

19 Mar

ALLAIN, KENNETH ALBERT  (921246) age: 44

Sgt

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 Rheindahlen Cemetery

20 Mar

EAMES, TERENCE CLIFFORD  (4070091) age: 23

Flt Lt

He was serving in Australia at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Centennial Park Cemetery, Adelaide

20 Mar

FOUNTAIN, THOMAS ENGLAND  (1921969) age: 23

Cpl

He was serving at RAF Colerne and .  He is buried in St Paul's Churchyard, Whiteshill, Stroud

21 Mar

SHAILER, STANLEY WILLIAM BRADLEY  (958280) age: 39

A/Sgt

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

22 Mar

HOLLANDS, REGINALD LEWIS  (300465) age: 50

Flt Lt

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 Ulu Pandan Military Cemetery, Singapore

24 Mar

MANSFIELD, JOHN HUGH STUART  (4041338) age: 24

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor FR Mk 9, VW370 of No 208 Sqn, which he abandoned  near Thumier in the West Aden Protectorate possibly after being hit ground fire but left it too late and did not survive.  He is buried in Maala Cemetery

25 Mar

DAVIDSON, RAYMOND JOHN  (2620011) age: 23

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hunter F Mk 4, WV388 of No 222 Sqn, which crashed into the sea about 11 miles from Leuchars during a GCA at night in poor weather.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

1 Apr

DANBY, JOHN ROBIN CLIVE  (3520228) age: 20

SAC

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 Imtarfa Military Cemetery

4 Apr

CARLIN, KEVIN  (4100373) age: 23

LAC

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

5 Apr

SHUCKSMITH, ALBERT  (585734) age: 24

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hunter F Mk 4, WV384 of No 71 Sqn, from which he ejected following a flame out on the approach to RAF Bruggen but the seat failed to operate correctly.  He is buried in Rheindahlen Cemetery

5 Apr

WOLSTENHOLME, THOMAS BLAKEWAY  (4147765) age: 20

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor T Mk 7, VW432 of No 208 Sqn, which struck the ground about 1,000 yds from the runway at Takali whilst attempting an asymmetric approach.  He is buried in Imtarfa Military Cemetery

9 Apr

PRICE, WALTER RALPH  (4130845) age: 25

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Venom FB Mk 1, WR357 of No 8 Sqn, which flew into rising ground near Lazarak on the Arabian Peninsula as he recovered from diving attack on a target located in a wadi.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

9 Apr

MOHAMED BIN YUSOFF, X X X X  (735366) age:

Cpl

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 Kinrara Moslem Cemetery

12 Apr

EWENS, JOHN CECIL  (4043990) age: 25

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor T Mk 7, WL410 of the Fighter Weapons School which crashed near Leconfield after the pilot reported losing control, possibly caused by a fire extinguisher falling and jamming the controls.  He is buried in St Catherine's Churchyard, Leconfield

12 Apr

FREEMAN, BRIAN JAMES  (4186847) age: 19

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor T Mk 7, WL410 of the Fighter Weapons School which crashed near Leconfield after he reported losing control, possibly caused by a fire extinguisher falling and jamming the controls.  He is buried in St Catherine's Churchyard, Leconfield

12 Apr

YOUNG, DAVID ERNEST  (2608546) age: 20

Cdt Plt

He was killed whilst flying in Chipmunk T Mk 10, WK582 of the Leeds UAS which failed to recover from a spin over the Harewood Estate.  He is buried in Camberwell New Cemetery

13 Apr

OLIVIER, HAROLD ANTONY  (39388) age: 39

Sqn Ldr

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 Pancras.  He is buried in Mount Vernon Cemetery, Edinburgh

16 Apr

FRASE, STANISLAW FRANCISZEK  (782699) age: 35

Flt Lt

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 is buried in Hillingdon Cemetery

16 Apr

COLE, ALLAN  (2783020) age: 25

AC2

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

16 Apr

HAYLES, KENNETH EDWARD  (3520647) age: 20

LAC

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

16 Apr

MARTIN, RONALD FREDERICK  (587143) age: 21

Cpl

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

17 Apr

McCARTHY, PETER JOHN  (3517106) age: 22

Sgt

A member of No 114 Sqn, he was killed whilst flying in Valetta C Mk 1, VW832 of No 84 Sqn, which dived into the ground and burst into flames about 19 miles from Aqaba following the failure of port wing main spar.  24 Soldiers were also killed.  He is buried in Habbaniya Cemetery

17 Apr

NASH, CYRIL ANTHONY  (4077049) age: 24

Fg Off

A member of No 114 Sqn, he was killed whilst flying in Valetta C Mk 1, VW832 of No 84 Sqn, which dived into the ground and burst into flames about 19 miles from Aqaba following the failure of port wing main spar.  24 Soldiers were also killed.  He is buried in Habbaniya Cemetery

17 Apr

WILKINSON, HOWARD  (191325) age: 36

Flt Lt

A member of No 114 Sqn, he was killed whilst flying in Valetta C Mk 1, VW832 of No 84 Sqn, which dived into the ground and burst into flames about 19 miles from Aqaba following the failure of port wing main spar.  24 Soldiers were also killed.  He is buried in Habbaniya Cemetery

19 Apr

EDWARDS, DAVID RICHARD  (4179908) age: 19

SAC

He was serving at RAF Waterbeach 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 Cardiff Western Cemetery

21 Apr

ALLEN, WALTER THOMAS  (625655) age: 42

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 Liskeard.  He was cremated at Cambridge Crematorium

22 Apr

BUTLER, FRANK NORMAN GAUNT  (2770265) age: 22

Plt Off

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

23 Apr

ARUNDELL, PETER  (589060) age: 20

Jnr Tech

He was killed when Venom FB Mk 1, WE399 of No 60 Sqn, stuck the Land Rover in which he was sitting as it took off for night flight, the Land Rover was parked too close to the edge of the runway.  He is buried in Kranji Military Cemetery

23 Apr

LEDSON, ALAN  (4175078) age: 19

SAC

He was killed when Venom FB Mk 1, WE399 of No 60 Sqn, stuck the Land Rover in which he was sitting as it took off for night flight, the Land Rover was parked too close to the edge of the runway.  He is buried in Kranji Military Cemetery

24 Apr

COOK, ANTHONY CHARLES  (503312) age: 33

Sqn Ldr

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 Bulmer.  He is buried in St Mary's Churchyard, Ewell

24 Apr

PILLER, HAROLD WILLIAM  (2773510) age: 20

LAC

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

24 Apr

PACKER, ROBERT JOHN  (1928232) age: 18

Jnr Tech

He was serving at RAF North Luffenham 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 Moulsford Churchyard

25 Apr

HARTLEY, SIDNEY  (510873) age: 46

Chf Tech

He was serving at RAF Pucklechurch but probably died in the RAF Hospital at Wroughton as his death was registered in Swindon.  He is buried in Whitworth Road Cemetery, Swindon

26 Apr

WISHART, MELVYN LAURENCE  (4131255) age: 21

SAC

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 Scotland?.  He is buried in Mount Jerome Cemetery, Dublin

28 Apr

LEE, JAMES  (5026727) age: 21

AC2

He was serving at RAF Locking and was killed when he became cut off by the tide at Sand Point Weston-super-Mare.  He is buried in St John's Churchyard, Pemberton.

29 Apr

CONDER, DAVID GERALD  (4167264) age: 20

SAC

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 Exeter.  He was cremated at Torquay Crematorium

30 Apr

SEARS, KENNETH JOHN  (4134656) age: 21

SAC

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

30 Apr

SAUNDERS, JAMES CHARLES  (W1323382) age: 46

Chf Tech

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 .  He was cremated at Mount Vernon Crematorium, Singapore

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