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Casualties - January - April 1959


[February | March | April]

2 Jan

TOVEY, WALTER CYRIL  (644867) age: 48

Sgt

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

3 Jan

CARLTON, PETER HARRY  (5051270) age: 20

SAC

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

3 Jan

JACKSON, KENNETH  (5049162) age: 22

AC2

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 Scotland?.  He is buried in Blackburn Cemetery

3 Jan

SMITH, IAN REID  (4236621) age: 26

AC2

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 All Saints Churchyard, Yatesbury

13 Jan

WATERMAN, DOUGLAS JAMES BEM  (548137) age: 39

Flt Sgt

He was serving at RAF Kuala Lumpur at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have not yet been ascertained.  He was cremated at Lim Lum Crematorium, Kuala Lumper

13 Jan

MACPHERSON, JAMES ARCHIBALD  (2600921) age: 32

Sqn Ldr

He was serving at RNAS Lossiemouth at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Scotland?.  Details of his burial have not been ascertained

20 Jan

BRIDGLAND, FILMER  (4082618) age: 28

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor T Mk 7, WH206 of RAF Khormaksar Stn Flt, which he abandoned near Mogadishu in Somalia when it ran out of fuel but he have pulled his ripcord too soon and hit the tail as he exited.  He is buried in Maala Cemetery

23 Jan

JONES, TREVOR  (589826) age: 21

Cpl

He was serving at RAF Valley and was killed when his car hit a lorry at Laceby.  He was cremated at Wilford Hill Crematorium, West Bridgford.

24 Jan

SMITH, DOUGLAS HENRY  (544190) age: 41

Sgt

He was serving at RAF Haydock at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Durham S E.  He is buried in Darlington West Cemetery

25 Jan

GETHIN, ANTHONY HARRY  (5015389) age: 21

Jnr Tech

He was serving at RAF Bawdsey at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Chelmsford.  He is buried in Streatham Park Cemetery

26 Jan

POLLOCK, JOSEPH FERN  (3508508) age: 31

Cpl

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

31 Jan

DICKINSON, MICHAEL  (607867) age: 21

Flt Cdt

He was killed whilst flying in Vampire FB Mk 9, WR194 of the RAF College, which collided with XE936 of the same unit as he crossed the upwind end of the runway at Cranwell to join the circuit.  He is buried in Heydon Churchyard, Norwich

31 Jan

KEELING, PETER DAVID  (607913) age: 20

Flt Cdt

He was killed whilst flying in Vampire T Mk 11, XE936 of the RAF College, which collided with WR194 of the same unit as climbed out from Cranwell whilst undertaking an overshoot.  He is buried in St Andrew's Churchyard, Cranwell

31 Jan

MURCHIE, DONALD GILLILAND  (4087066) age: 28

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Vampire T Mk 11, XE936 of the RAF College, which collided with WR194 of the same unit as climbed out from Cranwell whilst undertaking an overshoot.  He is buried in St Andrew's Churchyard, Cranwell

3 Feb

PRICE, GORDON RICHARD DFM  (59384) age: 36

Sqn Ldr

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

6 Feb

WHIPP, IVOR PRIESTLY  (4196738) age: 19

SAC

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

6 Feb

NUTTALL, JOHN HEDLEY  (1931627) age: 19

Jnr Tech

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

7 Feb

JONES, JAMES MICHAEL  (4247138) age: 19

AC2

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 Weston super Mare.  He is buried in Ferndale Cemetery, Rhondda

9 Feb

JONES, ROBERT LESLIE GEORGE  (364868) age: 50

WO

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 Milton Cemetery, Portsmouth

13 Feb

KENNEDY, MALCOLM RENNIE  (1935900) age: 16

Boy

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 Wellington.  He is buried in Rathen Cemetery

16 Feb

CLOSE, WILLIAM JOHN  (816135) age: 49

Chf Tech

He was serving at RAF Ballykelly but probably died in the RAF Hospital at Halton as his death was registered in Aylesbury.  He is buried in Tamlaught Finlagen Churchyard, Ballykelly

18 Feb

COOPER, ALEC  (2238616) age: 30

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Javelin FAW Mk 1, XA569 of No 87 Sqn, which crashed near RAF Bruggen after the pilot's ejection seat accidentally operated but he had failedto remove one of the safety pins and was unable to eject#.  He is buried in Rheindahlen Cemetery

19 Feb

HINKLEY, SIDNEY ALBERT  (4162824) age: 22

A/Cpl

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

19 Feb

WILSON, ROBERT MCEWAN ALEXANDER  (3521384) age: 21

Fg Off

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

19 Feb

TREASURE, ALAN GERALD  (4230033) age: 27

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Meteor T Mk 7, WL478 of the RAF Flying College, which stalled and dived into the ground at Theddlethorp All Saints in Lincolnshire when the engine failed to accelerate during an asymmetric overshoot.  He is buried in St John's Churchyard, Cinderford

20 Feb

ALBUTT, HOWARD THOMAS  (54978) age: 38

Flt Lt

He was serving in Malaya and died of natural causes.  He is buried in Cheras Road Christian Cemetery, Kuala Lumper

20 Feb

OXENHAM, WALTER ALFRED  (560362) age: 48

WO

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

21 Feb

HILLMAN, TERENCE  (4078752) age: 27

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Sycamore HR Mk 14, XE319 of No 194 Sqn, which broke up in the air about six miles from Kuala Lumper following a main rotor failure.  He is buried in Cheras Road Christian Cemetery, Kuala Lumper

21 Feb

MITCHELL, ALAN GEORGE ARTHUR  (178792) age: 41

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Sycamore HR Mk 14, XE319 of No 194 Sqn, which broke up in the air about six miles from Kuala Lumper following a main rotor failure.  He is buried in Cheras Road Christian Cemetery, Kuala Lumper

22 Feb

MYERS, ERIC CARR  (1062865) age: 53

Sgt

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 North Kesteven.  He is buried in All Saints Churchyard, Nocton

4 Mar

BROWN, ANTHONY JOHN SEYMOUR  (5011186) age: 21

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Canberra B(I) Mk 8, XH207 of No 59 Sqn, which hit the ground inverted, cartwheeled and exploded about three miles from the Sorpe Dam in Germany whilst off track and flying below the briefed safety height in hilly country.  He is buried in Rheindahlen Cemetery

4 Mar

HARROP, MICHAEL JOHN  (4186152) age: 24

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Canberra B(I) Mk 8, XH207 of No 59 Sqn, which hit the ground inverted, cartwheeled and exploded about three miles from the Sorpe Dam in Germany whilst off track and flying below the briefed safety height in hilly country.  He is buried in Rheindahlen Cemetery

5 Mar

KENT, WILLIAM MARTIN  (4023009) age: 29

Cpl

He was serving at RAF Middleton St. George at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Richmond, Yorks.  He is buried in Darlington West Cemetery

6 Mar

ROBERTS, DONALD GEOFFREY  (4180396) age: 21

SAC

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

6 Mar

ENNELS, WILLIAM  (560743) age: 48

WO

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

6 Mar

SAYE, GEOFFREY IVON LAURENCE CB, OBE, AFC  (16255) age: 52

AVM

He was AOC, No 19 Group and was attending the disbandment ceremonies of No 228 Squadron and RAF St Eval when was taken ill and died the same day.  He is buried in The War Cemetery, St Nicholas Churchyard, Thorney Island

10 Mar

ROUNCEFIELD, PETER GARDNER  (1587656) age: 34

Flt Sgt

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 .  He is buried in Christian Cemetery, Manana, Bahrain

11 Mar

MORTIMER, ROBERT  (981515) age: 38

Sgt

He was on the strength of RAF Innsworth, but probably died whilst non-effective and his death is registered in Millom.  He is buried in Holy Trinity Churchyard, Millom

12 Mar

TIPPETT, PERCIVAL DAVID  (3527187) age: 18

AC2

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 Paul's Churchyard, Chacewater

12 Mar

PILGRIM, GLADYS LILY  (405154) age: 52

Sqdn Off

She was serving at the RAF Hospital Uxbridge at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however her death was registered in .  She is buried in St Michael & All Angels Churchyard, Halton

13 Mar

HAINE, ERIC IAN  (5044733) age: 22

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 Portsmouth.  He is buried in St Michael's Cemetery, Gosport

20 Mar

McCREADIE, DEREK JAMES  (1929010) age: 20

SAC

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 Kinloss Abbey Burial Ground

22 Mar

CORNTHWAITE, SAMUEL GEORGE  (589876) 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 St Andrew's Churchyard, Tangmere

25 Mar

TUCKER, DOUGLAS OLIVER  (569789) age: 37

A/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

26 Mar

BODEN, KENNETH CHARLES  (546089) age: 39

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 Ploughley.  He was cremated at Ipswich Crematorium

27 Mar

FERGUSSON, GEORGE  (3524383) age: 20

Cpl

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

28 Mar

SATCHELL, JAMES  (50410) age: 41

Sqn Ldr

He was serving at RAF Little Rissington at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in North Cotswold.  He is buried in St Peter's Churchyard, Little Rissington

30 Mar

POWER, JOAN MARY  (2828808) age: 20

SACW

She was serving at RAF Stanmore Park at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however her death was registered in Isle of Wight.  She is buried in Newport Cemetery, Isle of Wight

31 Mar

ATKINS, THOMAS RODNEY  (4200276) age: 21

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 Limmer Cemetery, Hannover

3 Apr

OGILVIE, PETER ARNOTT MACINTOSH  (4010900) age: 38

Cpl

He was serving at RAF Bridgnorth at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Bridgnorth.  He is buried in Tipton's Cross Cemetery, Bridgnorth

5 Apr

PHILLIPS, REGINALD EDWARD  (553490) age: 35

M Plt

He was serving at RAF Shawbury at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Shrewsbury.  He is buried in Blacon Cemetery, Chester

8 Apr

LEWIS, MARTIN KELLY  (1934631) age: 17

Boy

He was either serving at RAF Lyneham at the time of his death, or died in the RAF Hospital at Wroughton as his death was registered in Swindon.  He is buried in St Michael & All Angels Churchyard, Lyneham

13 Apr

WHITFIELD, REGINALD ALBERT  (524929) age: 42

WO

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 Don Valley.  He was cremated at Salford Crematorium

17 Apr

TOWNER, RODNEY WILLIAM  (2738541) age: 22

A/Cpl

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 Bedford.  He was cremated at Benhall Mill Road Crematorium, Tunbridge Wells

17 Apr

McALLISTER, ARCHIBALD  (4235522) age: 18

SAC

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 Scotland?.  He is buried in Dalnottar Cemetery

17 Apr

HAYES, BERNARD WILLIAM  (4095297) age: 25

Jnr 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

17 Apr

SMYTH, ALAN GEORGE  (587523) age: 22

Cpl

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 Apr

SHEA, JOHN FRANCIS  (1291783) age: 36

Cpl

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

27 Apr

DALY, PETER DE BURGH  (3022728) age: 33

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Sycamore HR Mk 14, XF267 of No 194 Sqn, which crashed about three miles from Kuala Lumper shortly after taking off due the failure of the main rotor head.  He is buried in Cheras Road Christian Cemetery, Kuala Lumper

27 Apr

DRAY, IAN WILLIAM DAVID  (4022950) age: 29

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Sycamore HR Mk 14, XF267 of No 194 Sqn, which crashed about three miles from Kuala Lumper shortly after taking off due the failure of the main rotor head.  He is buried in Cheras Road Christian Cemetery, Kuala Lumper

27 Apr

SCOTT, JAMES EDWIN  (55425) age: 36

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Sycamore HR Mk 14, XF267 of No 194 Sqn, which crashed about three miles from Kuala Lumper shortly after taking off due the failure of the main rotor head.  He is buried in Cheras Road Christian Cemetery, Kuala Lumper

27 Apr

SMITH, EDWIN JOHN  (1437197) age: 36

Cpl

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 St Andrew's Churchyard, North Weald

28 Apr

KERR, RONALD  (1930945) age: 19

Jnr Tech

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 Cambridge.  He is buried in Waterbeach Cemetery

30 Apr

SCEAL, ALLAN KEITH  (1924751) age: 22

Cpl

He was serving at RAF Lyneham at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however his death was registered in Surrey S W.  He is buried in Keston Parish Churchyard, Bromley

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