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Casualties - May/June 1957


[June]

2 May

THOMSON, WILLIAM  (4027765) age: 27

A/Sgt

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

6 May

HIGGINS, DAVID  (526988) age: 40

WO

He was serving at RAF Bishopbriggs 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 Michael's Cemetery, Dumfries

6 May

CLAYTON, ANTHONY EDWARD  (607684) age: 20

Flt Cdt

He died from exposure sustained whilst flying in Vampire FB Mk 9, WR263 of the RAF College, which he abandoned over the sea off Mablethorpe following elevator problems but could not be rescued by a SAR helicopter due to the poor weather and was not rescued until some time later.  He is buried in Gilroes Cemetery, Leicester

9 May

FINCHAM, COLIN FREDERICK  (2767777) age: 23

SAC

He was serving at RAF Horsham St. Faith 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 Earlham Road Cemetery, Norwich

9 May

MOORE, DERRICK  (3148024) age: 22

SAC

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 Barrow in Furness.  He is buried in St Luke's Churchyard, Haverigg

11 May

KING, THOMAS EDWARD BEM  (649682) age: 46

A/Flt Sgt

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

11 May

HUGHES, DOUGLAS  (4144103) 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 Islington.  He is buried in Hendon Central Cemetery

12 May

CARGILL, ALEXANDER  (4032008) age: 26

Cpl

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 Chippenham.  He is buried in Melksham Cemetery

12 May

CHRISTIE, JOHN WILLIAM  (2678170) age: 21

SAC

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 Scotland?.  He is buried in Trinity Cemetery, Aberdeen

12 May

PUGH, NIGEL CADMAN  (4181985) age: 22

SAC

He was serving at RAF Syerston at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Worcester.  He is buried in Lindudge Cemetery, near Tembury Wells

13 May

CRONIN, THOMAS PATRICK  (2765725) age: 25

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Vampire FB Mk 5, WA250 of No 8 Flying Training School which dived out of cloud and broke up near Gainsborough after entering cu-nim cloud on a high level cross country from Swinderby to Topcliffe.  He is buried in Oscott College Cemetery, Sutton Coldfield

14 May

CUNNINGHAM, WILLIAM ROBIN  (4220025) age: 18

A/Plt Off

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

14 May

SARAZIN, ANDRE GRAHAME  (4220032) age: 20

A/Plt Off

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

16 May

LOOMES, JOHN STIFFORD  (196047) age: 33

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Canberra PR Mk 7, WH790 of No 58 Sqn, which crashed near Goose Bay in Labrador during a GCA in bad weather.  He is buried in North Stifford Cemetery, Grays

16 May

MONTGOMERY, TERENCE RONALD GEORGE  (2574840) age: 25

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Canberra PR Mk 7, WH790 of No 58 Sqn, which crashed near Goose Bay in Labrador during a GCA in bad weather.  He is buried in Goose Bay Cemetery

16 May

CARVER, ROBERT WILLIAM  (2780156) age: 23

SAC

He was serving at RAF Trimingham 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 Otley Cemetery

17 May

SANDERSON, BRIAN ANTHONY EDMOND  (4016600) age: 26

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Hunter F Mk 6, XG258 of No 93 Sqn, which struck the ground after completing recovery from a bomb burst during a aerobatic team practice.  He is buried in Ohlsdorf Military Cemetery

20 May

MARREY, JOHN  (1798452) age: 33

Flt Sgt

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

22 May

SMITH, DAVID RICHARD  (583762) age: 27

Snr Tech

He was serving at RAF Farnborough 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

25 May

ELSDON, PHILIP  (4101931) age: 22

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 Caistor.  He is buried in Sutton Bridge Parish Churchyard

26 May

YAPP, NEVILLE IAN  (3524714) age: 21

AC2

He was serving at RAF West Kirby 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 Edinburgh Crematorium

30 May

SLATER, SIDNEY  (508425) age: 53

WO

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

31 May

ANDERSON, DAVID RAMSAY  (4160578) age: 21

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Venom FB Mk 4, WR466 of No 5 Sqn, which crashed into the ground on take off from RAF Wunstorf following an engine failure.  He is buried in Limmer Cemetery, Hannover

31 May

MILLER, ROBERT EDDY  (5033395) age: 21

LAC

He was serving at RAF Ouston at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Durham N.  He is buried in Lesbury Cemetery, Alnwick

3 Jun

LODGE, JAMES KITCHENER  (517084) age: 41

Chf Tech

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

6 Jun

HODGSON, GEORGE WILLIAM  (4132296) age: 22

LAC

He was serving at RAF Yatesbury at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Chippenham.  He is buried in St Mary's Churchyard, Denton

7 Jun

GARRATT, DAVID CAMPBELL  (4034662) age: 27

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hunter F Mk 6, XF525 of No 111 Sqn, which crashed at RAF North Weald after being struck by another aircraft during a formation loop.  He is buried in St Andrew's Churchyard, North Weald

9 Jun

HALPIN, THOMAS  (528560) age: 39

Chf Tech

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

17 Jun

KERNAHAN, BRENAN  (4179383) age: 19

LAC

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

17 Jun

GRAY, DEREK JOHN  (4177826) age: 21

SAC

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 Stratford upon Avon.  He is buried in St Mary's Parish Churchyard, Gillingham

17 Jun

HEAD, JEREMY GEORGE JOHN  (4150321) age: 21

Cpl

He was serving at RAF El Adem and died in Nicosia.  He is buried in Waynes Keep Military Cemetery

20 Jun

JACQUES, FREDERICK WILLIAM RUPERT  (3520735) age: 27

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hunter F Mk 1, WT563 of No 233 OCU, from which he ejected at low level having experienced a aileron problem on take off near Pembrey.  He is buried in Pembrey Churchyard

21 Jun

TURNBULL, DAVID BLAYLOCK  (3522094) age: 19

LAC

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

21 Jun

EDWARDS, WILLIAM JOHN  (588593) age: 19

Jnr Tech

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

21 Jun

DEVLIN, THOMAS  (4173930) age: 19

LAC

He was serving at RAF Little Sai Wan at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Ballingry Cemetery, Fife

22 Jun

CREWDSON, JOHN REGINALD  (610327) age: 40

A/Flt Sgt

He was serving with the RAF Police at RAF Duxford 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 Manchester Southern Cemetery

25 Jun

SINGER, MICHAEL GODFREY  (4190126) age: 18

AC2

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 Chippenham.  He is buried in St Swithin's Churchyard, Compton Bassett

26 Jun

CROCKER, HORACE WILLIAM  (56516) age: 44

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 Kranji Military Cemetery

26 Jun

YOUNG, ROBERT DAVID  (1927579) age: 20

SAC

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?.  He is buried in Tamlaught Finlagen Churchyard, Ballykelly

27 Jun

COLLINS, TREVOR JOHN  (1923440) age: 21

Cpl

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

27 Jun

DAVIES, VIVIAN  (4190977) age: 17

AC2

He was serving at RAF Martlesham Heath at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Deben.  He is buried in Maesteg Cemetery, Bridgend

27 Jun

THOMAS, BRIAN  (3510752) age: 24

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor T Mk 7, WG961 of RAF Odiham Stn Flt, which crashed near Hogs Back as it made a GCA to RAF Odiham, probably due to control being lost when the undercarriage was lowered without retracting the air brakes.  He is buried in Pilton Churchyard, Barnstaple

28 Jun

ROSSER, BENJAMIN WILLIAM  (524232) age: 43

Sgt

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

30 Jun

GATES, LESLIE HAROLD  (526554) age: 40

M Plt

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

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