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Casualties - September/October 1957


[October]

4 Sep

TEBBY, WILLIAM HARRY  (531207) age: 52

Flt Sgt

He was serving at RAF Church Fenton at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Barkston Ash.  He was cremated at Lawnswood Crematorium, Leeds

5 Sep

WRIGHT, STEPHEN DAVID  (4178749) age: 20

LAC

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 Warminster.  He is buried in Edgmond Church Cemetery, Newport, Shropshire

5 Sep

MELDRUM, JAMES ALEXANDER PETERS  (4172514) age: 20

SAC

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

5 Sep

SHEPHERD, COLIN  (5019109) age: 19

SAC

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

5 Sep

BAIN, JAMES  (1552892) age: 35

Sgt

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

6 Sep

ELFORD, DAVID RICHARD  (4158685) age: 21

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Venom FB Mk 4, WR381 of No 249 Sqn, which struck the ground and slid into oil drums at RAF Sharjah after failed to recover from a simulated rocket attack until it was too late.  He is buried in Christian Cemetery, Manana, Bahrain

6 Sep

ROSS, GEORGE RALPH  (3022994) age: 31

Cpl

He was serving at RAF Leuchars and died in St Andrew’s Cottage Hospital following a motorcycle accident.  He is buried in Granton on Spey Cemetery.

7 Sep

ALLEN, BRIAN ARTHUR  (681718) age: 17

App Air

He was serving as an Apprentice at RAF Halton and was killed on Edgware Road, London in a collision between two cars.  He was cremated at Kent County Crematorium.

11 Sep

JENKINS, MELVILLE JOHN  (2771616) age: 20

AC1

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 Cemetery of Holy Souls, Bristol

12 Sep

MORRIS, BRIAN EDWARD  (4125914) age: 22

Cpl

He was on the strength of RAF Innsworth, but probably died whilst non-effective and his death is registered in Scotland?.  He is buried in Shirley Churchyard, Solihull

15 Sep

COUTTS, MICHAEL RAYMOND  (4180891) age: 19

SAC

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

16 Sep

CRADDOCK, CLIVE RICHMOND  (5038631) age: 19

LAC

He was serving at RAF Henlow 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 Ledbury Church Cemetery

18 Sep

THOMPSON, IAN FRANCIS  (4138214) age: 26

Jnr Tech

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

19 Sep

WILL, WILLIAM JAMES  (4104611) age: 25

Fg Off

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

20 Sep

COSENS, PETER ANTHONY SEPPINGS  (588355) age: 19

Cpl

He was killed whilst flying in Whirlwind HC Mk 4, XJ413 of No 155 Sqn, which crashed into trees five miles from the Slim River, Padang following the loss of the tail rotor.  He is buried in Cheras Road Christian Cemetery, Kuala Lumper

20 Sep

DRAPER, EDWARD WHITNEY  (150259) age: 34

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Whirlwind HC Mk 4, XJ413 of No 155 Sqn, which crashed into trees five miles from the Slim River, Padang following the loss of the tail rotor.  He is buried in Cheras Road Christian Cemetery, Kuala Lumper

20 Sep

SIMPSON, RAYMOND  (588572) age: 19

Cpl

He was killed whilst flying in Whirlwind HC Mk 4, XJ413 of No 155 Sqn, which crashed into trees five miles from the Slim River, Padang following the loss of the tail rotor.  He is buried in Cheras Road Christian Cemetery, Kuala Lumper

20 Sep

LAMBETH, FREDERICK ROBERT  (165327) age: 36

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Varsity T Mk 1, WL640 of No 2 Air Navigation School, which broke up after control was lost during a cross country navigation exercise.  He is buried in St Nicholas's Churchyard, West Thorney

20 Sep

PAGE, JOHN  (505475) age: 26

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Varsity T Mk 1, WL640 of No 3 Air Navigation School, which broke up after control was lost during a cross country navigation exercise.  He is buried in St Peter's Churchyard, Merton

20 Sep

GARLICK, THOMAS  (1059336) age: 37

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Varsity T Mk 1, WL640 of No 4 Air Navigation School Sqn, which broke up after control was lost during a cross country navigation exercise.  He is buried in St Nicholas's Churchyard, West Thorney

20 Sep

GAYMER, ROBERT GEORGE  (4174045) age: 20

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Varsity T Mk 1, WL640 of No 4 Air Navigation School, which broke up after control was lost during a cross country navigation exercise.  He is buried in St Nicholas's Churchyard, West Thorney

20 Sep

TURNER, ROGER ALAN JAMES  (588104) age: 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Varsity T Mk 1, WL640 of No 5 Air Navigation School, which broke up after control was lost during a cross country navigation exercise.  He is buried in St Nicholas's Churchyard, West Thorney

21 Sep

FARROW, KENNETH TREVOR  (4147585) age: 21

SAC

He was serving at RAF Swanton Morley at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Bury St Edmunds.  He is buried in Great Whelnetham Churchyard, Bury St Edmunds

21 Sep

RICHARDS, IVOR STANLEY  (3151821) age: 20

AC1

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

22 Sep

BRADLEY, WILLIAM FREDERICK  (2775259) age: 24

SAC

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

23 Sep

RICHES, BENJAMIN RAYMOND  (586542) age: 23

Cpl

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

24 Sep

RAUTENBACH, ERIC MICHAEL  (503146) age: 26

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Venom FB Mk 4, WR426 of No 11 Sqn, which struck the ground at Arnoje in Denmark after making a series of turns and rolls during practice roket and cannon attacks, possibly due to a loose object jamming the controls.  He is buried in Seelhorst Cemetery, Hannover

25 Sep

WALSH, PETER WALTER  (5019372) age: 19

AC2

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

27 Sep

ADAMS, GORDON ALBERT JOHN  (4120442) age: 22

A/Cpl

He was serving with the RAF Police at RAF Bircham Newton at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Fakenham.  He is buried in Yeovil Cemetery

27 Sep

ALEXANDER, JAMES  (4122652) age: 22

SAC

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 St Mary's Cemetery, Lanark

30 Sep

RICHARDSON, STANLEY THOMAS  (1099573) age: 52

Sgt

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 Stamford.  He is buried in All Saints Churchyard, Wittering

1 Oct

MULLAN, JAMES JOSEPH  (530587) age: 39

Sgt

He was serving with the RAF Police at RAF Leconfield 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 Catherine's Churchyard, Leconfield

3 Oct

STEELE, ANGUS  (518246) age: 44

Flt Sgt

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 East Retford.  He is buried in Hallam Cemetery, Daliburgh, South Uist

3 Oct

O'CONNOR, BERNARD  (4010366) age: 42

Cpl

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 Anglesey W.  He is buried in Rath Cemetery, Tralee

5 Oct

OLLERHEAD, RICHARD  (512844) age: 50

WO

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 Wirral.  He was cremated at Landican Crematorium, Birkenhead

6 Oct

WALTERS, JOHN TREVOR  (4161949) age: 21

LAC

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 Stafford.  He is buried in Longton Cemetery, Stoke on Trent

6 Oct

HEYWORTH, GEORGE PAUL HARVEY  (4185472) age: 19

SAC

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 Mansfield.  He is buried in Papplewick Parish Churchyard

7 Oct

TAYLOR, RODGER CHARLES  (593322) age: 17

App Admin

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

7 Oct

LINDSLEY, GRANT STUART  (4179516) age: 19

SAC

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 Surrey N E.  He is buried in Odiham Cemetery

9 Oct

WOODROFFE, JOHN  (40777) age: 43

Gp Capt

He was killed whilst flying in DB-47B Stratojet, 51-2177 of the 321st ARS, USAF which crashed north of downtown Orlando during preparations for the annual Strategic Air Command Bombing Navigation and Reconnaissance Competition after exploding in mid-air.  He is buried in All Saints Churchyard, Wittering

10 Oct

BURCHELL, JACK ANTHONY  (4188088) age: 21

LAC

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

12 Oct

DAVIS, PETER JOHN  (5048440) 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 Bedford.  He is buried in Kempston Cemetery

13 Oct

ASPIN, MICHAEL DANIEL JOHN  (4170751) age: 20

Jnr Tech

He was serving at RAF Marham 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 Styvechale Churchyard, Coventry

15 Oct

WATSON, LEONARD CHARLES  (4118043) age: 26

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 Islington.  He is buried in St Mary's Churchyard, Cardington

15 Oct

CAREY, BRIAN JAMES  (2752416) age: 20

SAC

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

17 Oct

MASTERSON, FRANCIS SAMUEL  (607519) age: 23

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito TT Mk 35, TA686 of the APS Sylt which dived into a wood near RSF Schleswigland following a loss of power whilst attempting an overshoot after a low flying and single engine flying practice.  He is buried in Ohlsdorf Military Cemetery

17 Oct

OSBORNE, ROY ALVIN  (185437) age: 36

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Balliol T Mk 2, WN141 of the HCEU which crashed after striking a tree during a forced landing three miles from Basingstoke following an engine failure.  He is buried in St Mary's Churchyard, White Waltham

17 Oct

ROBERTSON, FREDERICK ORMONDE AFM  (654676) age: 35

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Balliol T Mk 2, WN141 of the HCEU which crashed after striking a tree during a forced landing three miles from Basingstoke following an engine failure.  He is buried in St Mary's Churchyard, White Waltham

17 Oct

MILLS, PETER ROBIN  (2592864) 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 North Kesteven.  He is buried in Bromborough Cemetery, Wirral

18 Oct

McLOUGHLIN, DANIEL  (1930851) age: 19

SAC

He was killed whilst flying as a passenger in Meteor T Mk 7, WL368 of the Central Fighter Establishment Communications Flt which rolled and dived into the ground in the circuit at Turnhouse whilst carrying out a practice single engine landing during a flight to delivery Hunter spares to the station.  He is buried in Dalnottar Cemetery

18 Oct

WITHEY, MICHAEL JOHN  (607284) age: 26

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying Meteor T Mk 7, WL368 of the Central Fighter Establishment Communications Flt which rolled and dived into the ground in the circuit at Turnhouse whilst carrying out a practice single engine landing during a flight to delivery Hunter spares to the station.  He is buried in Malvern Cemetery

18 Oct

GORRY, ROBERT  (5044633) age: 21

AC2

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 Northumberland Central.  He is buried in The Cemetery, Greenock

19 Oct

JOHNSTON, WILLIAM JOHN RENNIE GREEN  (4007240) age: 28

Cpl

He was serving at RAF Aldergrove 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 Bangor New Cemetery

21 Oct

URWIN, CHRISTOPHER BENNETT  (126027) age: 37

Sqn Ldr

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

22 Oct

BARROW, DAVID JOHN  (4151060) age: 20

AC1

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 Marlborough.  He is buried in St Peter's Churchyard, Bratton Fleming nr Barnstaple

29 Oct

PAYNE, COLIN FREDERICK ERNEST  (5025570) age: 22

SAC

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

29 Oct

CLITHEROE, WALTER LAWRENCE DEREK  (585061) age: 25

Cpl

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

29 Oct

HARRIS, GEORGE HENRY  (75779) age: 53

Wg Cdr

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

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