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jonheyworth
5th December 2020, 15:57
He died in a road accident at Desford, NOT in a flying accident

wwrsimon
5th December 2020, 16:16
For the benefit of others, here's the entry in the 1942 thread:

http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?25385-1942-Unaccounted-Airmen-Database-Reconciliation&p=147195#post147195

The inquest into his death was reported in the Leicester Evening Mail, October 13th 1942. His motorcycle collided with an RAF van, and he died in hospital the next day from his injuries. The inquest heard that he cut a corner and was on the wrong side of the road when he collided with the van. A verdict of Accidental death was recorded by the Coroner.

Regards

Simon

EDIT - thanks for moving the post Jagan.

jonheyworth
5th December 2020, 23:03
3062378 Arthur John Wheeler was killed in a road accident in Balham

jonheyworth
9th January 2021, 18:52
ERROR CORRECTION IN THE DATABASE Frederick william Ashley 153987 listed as dying in liberator KN742, actually died in RAF hospital , Henlow, of Injuries sustained whilst travelling home on Xmas leave when his motorcycle collided with a car near Royston, his brother being seriously injured

jonheyworth
9th January 2021, 23:41
Cecil Howard slight 7927, died as the result of an unspecified accident in sleaford

jonheyworth
10th January 2021, 19:32
An update to John James Haines, 170047 . He drowned in an off duty canoeing accident in a Scottish lake

jonheyworth
10th January 2021, 21:06
Corbett 1614948
Forey 1110817
Hopkins 1143594
Trew 1408607

Were all killed by a V weapon in Antwerp

jonheyworth
15th January 2021, 00:48
Glyndwr Jones 10131178 died in hospital of illness

jonheyworth
15th January 2021, 11:21
John Thomas Minney 1542504 attached to 71 MU died in a road accident at Langley

jonheyworth
15th January 2021, 15:00
William George Gibson 1227643 died of heatstroke in number 33 US general hospital

jonheyworth
15th January 2021, 21:36
James Chalmers 107022 died as the result of his sleeping hut being destroyed in extreme winds

jonheyworth
17th January 2021, 16:27
For information , lieutenant Ellis Edward Chetwynd Talbot GC, MBE Royal Engineers was also lost in Blenheim Z7368 whilst acting as a liaison officer to the RAF on Malta

jonheyworth
18th January 2021, 00:33
James johnston 331028 died at home at 9 Grassmore Avenue, cockermouth of pulmonary tuberculosis

paulmcmillan
19th January 2021, 07:55
Corpl. Thomas Leslie Tooze, R.A.F., second son of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Tooze, of 8, Merrivale-road, St. Thomas, Exeter,
has died as the result of accident on November 19 1945

Published: Thursday 29 November 1945
Newspaper: Western Morning News
County: Devon, England
Type: Article | Words: 530 | Page: 4 | Tags: none

Died at Fassberg "Sweden" according to

England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1995
WILLS, ESTATES & GUARDIAN RECORDS

Assume actually RAF Fassberg > RAF http://baor-locations.org/RAFFassberg.aspx.html

As buried in Germany

paulmcmillan
19th January 2021, 08:36
Well I think we can conclude on Neil Walley 189401


-> Neil Walley 189401
At an inquest on Flying Officer Neil Walley, of Manchester,
who was killed when a jeep and trailer which he was driving overturned at Shaw-lime, Markt.ld,
R.A.F. mechanic said be thought the accident was caused through the trailer over.runnhing t
he jeep as it was travelling downhill causing the trailer to averse and putting the
jeep out of control.



Published: Saturday 24 November 1945
Newspaper: Leicester Chronicle
County: Leicestershire, England
Type: Article | Words: 86 | Page: 2 | Tags: none


Others definitely (Unknown) accidents are


William Elliot Mitchinson 1507621
BILL. C., S.E.A.A F . aged 23. died Injuries received accident,
dearly-loved and only son of HARRY and MARTHA MITCHINSON, and brother of JOAN.
Published: Monday 23 April 1945
Newspaper: Lancashire Evening Post
County: Lancashire, England
Type: Article | Words: 628 | Page: 3 | Tags: none


Cecil Howard Slight 7927
Probate has him dying at RAF Hospital Quarrington Sleaford Lincs 17 March 1945


Harold William Boyes 750807
BOYES.—As a result of accident, Dec 25 1941. 750807,
L.A.C. HAROLD WILLIAM BOYES. Loving memories. FLO & BABS Late 62, Leddon Avenue, Radclifle.

Published: Thursday 24 December 1942
Newspaper: Manchester Evening News
County: Lancashire, England
Type: Article | Words: 872 | Page: 6 | Tags: none

"Died on War Service"

FLELLO. birthday memories of dear husband,
TED (R.A.F.V.R.), died as result of accident, August 21, 1944.
God has you in his keeping, I have you in heart.
Loving Wife EDITH. 1, Bosslngton Close, Offerton, Stockport. FLELLO. —Loving birthday ...
Loving birthday memories of my only brother, TED (Cpl„ R.A.P.V.R.),
died result accident, _August 21. 1944. meet memory’s garden every day


Published: Thursday 10 May 1945
Newspaper: Manchester Evening News
County: Lancashire, England
Type: Article | Words: 2088 | Page: 6 | Tags: none



Arthur Edward Flello
in the England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1995

"Died on War Service" 21st August 1944 - Quoted Cheshire but that was wher ehe lived - Cannot find him on Freebmd in England or Wales

Buried Scampton Lincs and I assume died their

jonheyworth
19th January 2021, 12:43
Extra information you may wish to add to Ronald Soo 105260. Of Chinese decent he had attempted to join the Chinese air force and was the brother of Frank Soo, stoke city football clubs captain who received the news of his brothers death at the conclusion of a match

jonheyworth
19th January 2021, 18:12
Ian gardner macleod , 644576, attached to 8401 AD WIng, died near Glasshutte from injuries sustained in a road accident

malcolm_raf
20th January 2021, 09:36
Hi Jon/Jagan

James johnston 331028 his address would have been 9 Grassmoor Ave not 9 Grassmore Avenue.

Cheers

Malcolm

malcolm_raf
20th January 2021, 10:13
Hi Paul/Jagan

Flello was registered in Stamford to he couldn't have died at Scampton

Malcolm

malcolm_raf
21st January 2021, 15:15
Hi

Thomas Muirhead 1004445, he was serving at RAF Salbani

Malcolm

jonheyworth
21st January 2021, 16:00
're Bromwich below, a CORRECTION ALL should read APM

jonheyworth
21st January 2021, 21:00
UPGRADE to Arnold Alfred Larson 1133193. He was Fatally injured when Wellington HE346 exploded at Kairrouan whilst being bombed up. Taken to hospital with bomb splinter wounds, he died when pneumonia complicated his wounds, also killed instantly in the accident where . :

Albert John Pryor 1247022 and

John Richardson 854296

paulmcmillan
22nd January 2021, 09:27
Walter Stephen Stanley Sternberg
Aircraftman 1st Class
Service number 1646374
Died 21 Apr 1943
Commemorated at Golders Green Crematorium
Age 34

https://www.thejewsoftheraf.co.uk/sternberg-walter-stephen-stanley/

paulmcmillan
22nd January 2021, 10:04
SUTHERLAND, EDWIN KEITH (971576) RAFVR; age: 25.

He was serving as a Ground Armourer with No 179 Sqn

1943-08-21 · 179 Sqdn AIR27 · Gibraltar · Gibraltar Memorial.


179 ORB Says Corp Sutherland ARM.G Died on 21st Aug 1943

jonheyworth
22nd January 2021, 12:06
The ORB is poor but there’s a notation elsewhere that states “ flying accident “
I have no more than that in this notebook but who knows I may have more in another when I can get to wales post covid and may be able to upgrade it later

malcolm_raf
22nd January 2021, 19:29
Hi

Larson - his surname was Marson

Malcolm

jonheyworth
23rd January 2021, 16:50
Robert Fields Patterson 1662933 died as a result of heat exhaustion

Jagan
23rd January 2021, 19:22
All Updated to this point - 7,445 are still unaccounted. 6.08% of the airmen

jonheyworth
23rd January 2021, 19:29
Anytime Jagan, thanks for adding them . 0.8 percent to 6 percent left. OK, let's see !

jonheyworth
24th January 2021, 10:36
UPGRADE to James Ewan 1368083, on 20th September 1941, he was hitchhiking to Dundee with two other airmen. A lorry approached as they were on north water bridge near Laurencekirk and Ewan stepped into the road to stop it. The lorry braked but skidded on the wet road and hit him, badly fracturing both his legs. He was conveyed to Strathcaro hospital where he died over two months later

malcolm_raf
24th January 2021, 13:43
Hi Jon

Albert James McKee 1903009, I don't think he could have been flown home as he is buried in Tunisia and there is no death registration for him in Northern Ireland?

Malcolm

jonheyworth
24th January 2021, 15:36
Re Mckee, thanks malcolm, youre right, thatnks for checking, never hesitate to, id read down a line and up a line in this case , the africa repatriation came from 1323723 Phillips who is right next too him in this book. I try triple check but if I'm doing a lot of things it's something I tend to do. Most grateful

jonheyworth
26th January 2021, 17:38
Thomas Edward Keeton 1374145, died in number 13 general hospital, Suez, of pulmonary tuberculosis

jonheyworth
26th January 2021, 20:47
Henry Pickering 111533 died of complications following a surgical operation

jonheyworth
27th January 2021, 15:56
Ronald charles J Brown 799622, a despatch rider attached to RAF Northolt, was killed as the result of a road accident

jonheyworth
27th January 2021, 16:19
Ralph Colin Wright 984987 attached to number 6 ITW, died in hospital in Cardigan after being accidently shot with a revolver in his billet by another Airman

jonheyworth
27th January 2021, 21:28
Lionel Peter Hill, 125667 died from injuries sustained in a road accident

jonheyworth
28th January 2021, 20:18
UPGRADE to Douglas Wesley Harris 1530375 he drowned at Milford haven when two pinnacles collided . Harris and LAC Hugh Randall Smith were thrown into the water. Smith was recovered within ten minutes but Harris could not be found and drowned

malcolm_raf
29th January 2021, 13:43
Hi

Correction to - George William Whitehead 747027, wasn't killed in an air raid on RAF Scampton, he was serving with No 28 EFTS and was killed when he was knocked down by a lorry near Wolverhampton. His death is registered in Wolverhampton.

Malcolm

jonheyworth
30th January 2021, 01:33
E.g. John James 2351706, killed by hit and run driver on the Llantwit Major to wick road

Malcolm Lambie Roney 2304007, died from an accudental gun shot wound

Jagan
30th January 2021, 04:15
Updated to here

7400 records (6.04%) do not have details.

jonheyworth
30th January 2021, 11:00
Thank you Jagan, it's getting tough now as you've been so successful. I'm literally going through 250 scribbled names in my notes to find one lad or lass, as you've all managed to research and list the other 249. Still ever onwards .

jonheyworth
30th January 2021, 11:09
FOR INFORMATION, William George Harrow has been accepted as a civilian war dead by the CWGC, killed 21-08-1941 in the crash of an RAF aircraft in northumberland

malcolm_raf
31st January 2021, 10:17
Hi

Roy Brown's s/n is 1690979

Gordon Forsyth's s/n is 984837

Malcolm

Jagan
14th February 2021, 01:28
Thanks John, Updated till this point - and you did it - 94.00% of the airmen killed during WW2 now have a cause of death established.

You literally carried most of the load between 90 and 94% completion

Thank you!

(and now get cracking on the next 1250 records! - we need to go to 95% completed :-)

jonheyworth
18th February 2021, 15:02
UPGRADE to George Wallace Goldie, 1372093, I have located his grave in Girvan Doune cemetery and am preparing a submission to CWGC

malcolm_raf
19th February 2021, 15:50
William Gray - The vehicle was Hillman Van, RAF15988

Malcolm

malcolm_raf
25th February 2021, 11:27
Edward Bernard Coulter should be John Thomas Coulter

Malcolm

malcolm_raf
25th February 2021, 12:54
Dora Rhoda Dawson, 2037954 must have been moved nearer home as she died in Newcastle upon Tyne

Malcolm

malcolm_raf
25th February 2021, 13:47
That probably explains a move near to home prior to her death then

Malcolm

jonheyworth
25th February 2021, 19:33
J M P H G Weyem Berg 794756, died when Spitfire BL370 crashed onto mudflats at the mouth of the River Trent where it entered the Humber at 09:40. His remains were recovered on October 9th being identified from his paybook . The remains of the aircraft were recovered in the 1980s and eventually rebuilt to static in New Orleans . The pilot rests in Brussels

malcolm_raf
26th February 2021, 13:10
SNOWLING, HENRY WATSON (633059) possibly involved in the same incident as DAVIES, IVOR JOHN (908308)

Malcolm

jonheyworth
26th February 2021, 15:04
I agree Probably Malcolm, but I've not yet come across it linked to confirm 100 percent

jonheyworth
26th February 2021, 16:08
CORRECTION to Charles Duncan Bremner Green C 1336, he died when he fell from a 2nd storey window of the Toronto military hospital

jonheyworth
26th February 2021, 20:07
UPGRADE to Zvi Rosen 774664, he was accidently shot by another Airman in a service club in Alexandria

Jagan
28th February 2021, 18:01
Jon,

I got this from the Aus Archives

McGREGOR, Donald Edward Christopher - (Flight Sergeant); Service Number - 423407; File type - Casualty - Repatriation; Aircraft - Kittyhawk I AL189; Place - Fayid, Egypt; Date - 14 August 1944

Was Slater hit by the aircraft?

Jagan
28th February 2021, 22:09
Updated to this point:

122,434 casualty records in this database.
115,197 records (94.09%) are "Accounted for".
99,690 are aviation. 15,507 are non-aviation deaths.
7,237 are still unaccounted. 5.91% remaining!

jonheyworth
5th March 2021, 08:17
CORRECTION to John Raymond Maudsley, he was riding a motorcycle not driving a car in his fatal accident. He had only returned from serving in the USA nine days prior to his accident

jonheyworth
5th March 2021, 10:58
Michael Keegan, 2199 was admitted seriously ill to RAF Hospital, Cosford on 9th February and died of haematemesis

Jagan
6th March 2021, 14:36
Hi Jon, can you look up

Corporal James WRIGHT (542702) Burial/Commemoration Details : Sec. B. Row K.B. Grave 68. at Belfast (Milltown) Roman Catho, United Kingdom
Death of Death 1944-03-04 Age : 24 years.

A family Obit Notice in the Belfast Telegraph mentions "Killed on Air Operations" .. any aircraft loss from this date (http://www.rafcommands.com/database/losses/listing.php?qdate=1944-03-04&srnum=&srname=&qname=&uniq=&qunit=&crdb=Henk&submit=Search) we can tie that one with?

PS: Updated till this point 7200 records (5.88%) are still "Unaccounted".

Jagan
6th March 2021, 20:14
CORRECTION to John Raymond Maudsley, he was riding a motorcycle not driving a car in his fatal accident. He had only returned from serving in the USA nine days prior to his accident


Could not locate this guy - can you check the name/number/url? or give me a date?

jonheyworth
7th March 2021, 11:09
Sorry Jagan, poorly done of me John Raymond Mawdsley 2206501

malcolm_raf
7th March 2021, 15:01
Mawdsley's s/n is 2206051 not 2206501

Malcolm

malcolm_raf
7th March 2021, 15:17
Hi Jagan

James Wright was serving with No 13 APC, so possibly he was killed in an accident on the ranges, which might be considered 'Air Operations' by a family but there doesn't appear to be a suitable aircraft loss that day.

Malcolm

jonheyworth
8th March 2021, 16:08
UPGRADE to Douglas Hone 1035, A pilot, he died in Number 15 Canadian General Hospital, Bramshott of meningococcal meningitis

jonheyworth
9th March 2021, 22:01
CORRECTION to Richard Owen Lenham 514334, he is erroneously linked to Blenheim V5391

Jon

He was killed in an air raid on RAF Pembroke Dock and the town. He was killed along with his wife and baby at 4 Gwyther Street.

Malcolm

Thanks Malcolm . I originally corrected his entry 47 weeks ago on the Facebook comment on the bottom of the page but revisited him for another reason yesterday and noticed he was still linked to a Blenheim loss

Jon

malcolm_raf
10th March 2021, 10:35
Hi

SMITH, REGINALD THOMAS (1154861) may have been killed in the same incident as Mair Myfannwy Richards 2079028

Malcolm

paulmcmillan
11th March 2021, 08:32
Looking Like it - See second post died Accidently at Mullion - So without the death cert - I am sure it was same incident

Published: Friday 30 April 1943
Newspaper: Bedfordshire Times and Independent
County: Bedfordshire, England
Type: Article | Words: 401 | Page: 8 | Tags: none


On 25 April 1943, accidentally killed, L/A/C Reginald Thomas Smith 10 King Edward Road, Bedford, aged 31 years.


Bedfordshire Times and Independent - Friday 14 May 1943

Mrs. R. T. Smith, of 10 King Edward Road. Bedford, wishes to thank all friends and neighbours for the kindness and sympathy shown to her and her two little girls, in the sudden and ag . , , eath her husband, L/A/C Reginald Smith, R.A.F.V.R., who was accidentally killed Mullion. South Cornwall, on Easter Sunday.

N MEMORIAM
SMITH.— In loving memory of dear husband and daddy, L/A/C Reginald Smith. R A.F.V.R.. who was accidentally killed in Cornwall
on Easter Sunday, 25 April 1943. • • Do not ask us miss him. No one knows the bitter pain We have been so lonely
since he left us, Home will never be the same.•• —From Doris and his little girl Doreen and Margaret. 10 King F ward Road. Bedford.

Published: Friday 28 April 1944
Newspaper: Bedfordshire Times and Independent
County: Bedfordshire, England
Type: Article | Words: 598 | Page: 10 | Tags: none

paulmcmillan
11th March 2021, 11:24
https://archaeologydataservice.ac.uk/archives/view/dob/ai_full_r.cfm?refno=5655

The beach at Poldhu Cove was mined and protected by the usual scaffolding across the beach. Nothing remains at this site today, but local residents can remember that at least one soldier was killed accidentally by a mine during the war.
(Source: Field Visit 1998/12/02)

malcolm_raf
13th March 2021, 19:25
Hi

James Wilson may well have been killed in the same incident as Alan Richardson?

Malcolm

jonheyworth
13th March 2021, 20:42
Yes Malcolm, you’re right, he was, linking him to Anson N5228 is erroneous

jonheyworth
13th March 2021, 22:04
John Joseph kavanagh 508361, is listed as dying on LST420. This is an error as he is buried in the SUDAN

jonheyworth
13th March 2021, 22:14
Captain Hector Omdurman Macdonald 203267V is listed as dying in Lancaster JB 472 which was lost over Germany. He's buried in Ghana

paulmcmillan
15th March 2021, 08:48
Jon as Stanley Mills 570908 was listed as missing on 25/06/1940 and Lancastria on 17 June 1940
LST420 was lost on 7 November 1944 do you mean another Dunkirk loss rather than LST400

jonheyworth
15th March 2021, 09:33
Hi Paul, on the data base, he is listed as being lost on BOTH vessels ! It’s an error perpetuated elsewhere in the RAF commands database although I’ve not checked them all . For example Alfred Walter Gilbert 636979 is listed as dying in LST420 in 1944, when he’s buried in Lille Southern cemetery with a date of death of 25/06/1940 !

In the SS Lancastria roll of honour , Stanley Mills is NOT listed on it

It’s confusing, taking one man at random and looking him up . Alexander Crabbe Fleming 743827, he’s listed on the Lancastria roll of honour but is officially described as dying in France of enemy action with a presumed death of 25/06/1940 .

paulmcmillan
15th March 2021, 11:04
OK Jon I understand

Thanks Hobson has Stanley Mills 570908 'Probably lost in the SS Lancastria which was bombed by Do17s off St Nazaire when evacuating troops from France on 17 Jun 40."

But as you note his date of death is listed as "missing on 25/06/1940"

paulmcmillan
15th March 2021, 11:06
Alexander Crabbe Fleming 743827 is ALSO from Hobson

"Lost in the SS Lancastria which was bombed by Ju88s in the Charpentier Roads off St Nazaire when about to evacuate troops from France."

jonheyworth
15th March 2021, 11:09
Hi Paul, the June 1940 deaths need another revisit to check on the LST420 1944 errors that seem to have crept in and another look through the Lancastria casualties, when I've got chance I will take a shufti

jonheyworth
15th March 2021, 11:13
OK Jon I understand

Thanks Hobson has Stanley Mills 570908 'Probably lost in the SS Lancastria which was bombed by Do17s off St Nazaire when evacuating troops from France on 17 Jun 40."

But as you note his date of death is listed as "missing on 25/06/1940"

I agree he was probably, almost beyond doubt on the Lancastria but there is NOTHING other than what I posted as an example in his official record. It’s being on the Lancastria or inland cemeteries miles from the sea &/ or on the LST420 4.5 years later that leapt out at me Paul !

paulmcmillan
15th March 2021, 11:15
John Joseph kavanagh 508361, is listed as dying on LST420. This is an error as he is buried in the SUDAN

His service number is 508631


http://www.211squadron.org/jj_kavanagh_dfm.html

"508631 John Joseph “Paddy” Kavanagh DFM died of natural causes in The Sudan on 18 October 1941 while serving with 211 Squadron in its Blenheim training role"

jonheyworth
16th March 2021, 09:52
UPGRADE to Daniel Newman R 258675, he died in the A20 army base hospital at Red Deer, Alberta, of acute appendicitis with general peritonitis

jonheyworth
16th March 2021, 10:37
UPGRADE to to Alexander Laughland R 76505, attached to the North West Staging Route, he died in the university of Alberta hospital, Edmonton, of encephalitis secondary to a brain tumour

paulmcmillan
17th March 2021, 15:01
DEATH.—The funeral took place with military honours, on Tuesday at Aberdare of W.A.AF. Mabel Jones. the 22-years-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Henry Jones 124 Brynmair-road. Cwmaman. Aberdare.
who died at a London Hospital. Before joining the W.A.A.F. 12 months ago Miss, Jones was in service at the College Hostel Cardiff

Published: Saturday 21 February 1942
Newspaper: Merthyr Express
County: Glamorgan, Wales
Type: Article | Words: 1790 | Page: 5 | Tags: none

jonheyworth
18th March 2021, 20:03
Charles Arthur Wilde 975433, a flight mechanic ( airframe ) attached to 161 MU, was killed in a road accident near Fayid

jonheyworth
19th March 2021, 09:01
UPGRADE to Norman Logan 817018, he died in Aberdeen City hospital of pulmonary tuberculosis

jonheyworth
19th March 2021, 11:27
CORRECTION to Frank William Hennessy 1551026, he is listed in the database as dying in the Metropole hotel in Bournmouth AND on the LST 420 Off Ostend 18 months later

jonheyworth
19th March 2021, 11:44
UPGRADE to Jan L Arabas P 704639, he died in Southfield Sanatorium, Liberton, of pulmonary tuberculosis

jonheyworth
19th March 2021, 12:41
UPGRADE to Franciszek STANISLAW
Kruszyinski P 7842, he died at 133 Balornock Road
Glasgow of mastoditis and meningitis

jonheyworth
24th March 2021, 10:24
All the numerous RCAF " natural causes only " deaths have been upgraded for: Africa, Middle East, SEAC, Pacific , North Africa and Mediterranean.

jonheyworth
24th March 2021, 19:18
Franciszek Kruszyinski P 7842, died at 133 Balornock Road, Glasgow from mastoditis and meningitis

jonheyworth
24th March 2021, 23:42
UPGRADE to Robert McKenzie Dare Petrie 976154, attached to 2806 squadron RAF Regiment, he died in Number 14 British ambulance unit at Catania from injuries sustained in a road accident

jonheyworth
25th March 2021, 00:20
Wilbur Dennison Van Vliet , attached to AF HQ, he died in the Jubilee hospital, Victoria, of a coronary thrombosis

jonheyworth
25th March 2021, 14:49
UPGRADE to Sarah Josephine Foran W 303397 , a cook attached to 7 B&G school , died in the Deer Lodge hospital, Winnipeg of a caralytic ileus following an operation for a pelvic tumour

jonheyworth
25th March 2021, 15:30
Albert Edward Alexander 1215985, died in Bury St. Edmunds hospital after suffering a cereberal thrombosis

jonheyworth
26th March 2021, 15:19
UPGRADE to Sam Dillwyn John Jenkins 581458 , he died in Moscar hospital of injuries sustained in a vehicle accident on the Suez road on 27th November

Jagan
28th March 2021, 20:20
Updates in Progress to this point - will update this post with the stats once done.

122434 casualty records in this database.
115393 records (94.25%) are "Accounted for".
7040 records (5.75%) are still "Unaccounted".


C'mon Jon, get that .75 % in ( another 920 records) :-)

paulmcmillan
29th March 2021, 15:04
Well done Jon!!!!

jonheyworth
1st April 2021, 19:24
Kenneth Samuel Hunt 339725 , was reported missing in battle in the Gazala area on 12th June 1942, the IRCC Rome reported his death from wounds as a POW with a presumed date of death

jonheyworth
6th April 2021, 19:26
Thomas Vivien Lawrence 115769 , attached to 14 OTU , suffered serious burns in an accident on 20th April and was admitted to RAF Hospital Rauceby, where he died of bronchial pneumonia and his burn injuries

Jon

I have him as dying in Broadgreen Emergency Hospital, Liverpool, and his death was registered in Liverpool North, so he was probably transferred from Rauceby

Malcolm

That’s all I have sorry

Malcolm . I just checked Free BmD and he comes up as Sleaford June 43 7a 441 which ties with Rauceby . I have no more information on him

Jon

Just checked again and I was looking at the wrong Lawrence, you're correct

Malcolm

jonheyworth
11th April 2021, 11:05
Civilian George Alexander Cheyne was killed in York MW198 on 18th March 1947

jonheyworth
11th April 2021, 11:06
Civilian Andrew Deighton was killed in York MW198 on 18th March 1947

jonheyworth
11th April 2021, 11:08
Civilian Walter Derbyshire Jones was killed in Dakota KG747 on 8th June 1945

jonheyworth
11th April 2021, 11:09
Civilian Richard Edwin Dawson Pike was killed in Dakota KG747 on 8th June 1945

jonheyworth
11th April 2021, 11:50
Francis John Crossfield C 58 , attached to Number 1 equipment depot, collapsed and died in Ottawa of a coronary thrombosis

Jagan
11th April 2021, 14:03
Updates done

Current query terms returns 122,434 records,
115,486 records (94.33%) have circumstances of death.
6,948 records (5.67%) do not have details.
Thanks Jon!

jonheyworth
15th April 2021, 18:53
Herbert Dawson 929296 , attached to RAF Eastchurch , died in SSQ of a fractured skull caused by an accident on the airfield

jonheyworth
15th April 2021, 19:00
William Joseph Smith 182204 , was fatally wounded over Dunkirk as A crew member of Anson N9439 on June 1st, he was admitted to Margate general hospital where he died of his injuries

paulmcmillan
15th April 2021, 19:32
Correct service number

CORPORAL
JAMES URQUHART
Service Number: 357294
Regiment & Unit/Ship
Royal Air Force
Date of Death
Died 22 August 1942
Age 42 years old

malcolm_raf
19th April 2021, 07:52
Hi

Kerr: -

Before being discharged on 4 Oct 1944, he had been serving with No 149 Sqn and died in the Victoria Hospital, Morecambe.

Malcolm

Jagan
20th April 2021, 14:58
Updates done

115,547 records (94.37%) are "Accounted for".
6,887 are still unaccounted. 5.63 % left..

jonheyworth
23rd April 2021, 18:51
Kathleen May Threshie 882841 , an accounts clerk attached to Number 3 Wing at RAF Bridgenorth, died in the station hospital of heart faliure

jonheyworth
23rd April 2021, 21:56
Wyman R 215469 , see facebook plugin comment for upgrade

jonheyworth
24th April 2021, 16:35
The total CORRECTION to the Chris Hobbs error for Ronald Allison Davies 117864 of 9 Squadron and the upgrade of Neil Whalley 189401 of 50 Squadron have been missed

jonheyworth
26th April 2021, 09:55
CORRECTION to Chris Hobbs error to Horace Hughes 1024016 missed, see facebook plugin comment for details of actual circumstances

Jagan
1st May 2021, 17:00
All updates done to this point.

115595 records (94.41%) have circumstances of death. 6839 records (5.59%) do not have details.

jonheyworth
8th May 2021, 13:00
Albert Richardson Bradshaw 16373 , died of heart faliure

jonheyworth
8th May 2021, 13:07
Thomas Cain 533372 , attached to S Flight of number 72 Wing was badly burned and blinded in an air attack at St. Thelier, 14 miles east of Vernon on 14th May. He was admitted to Vernon hospital but died of his wounds. Sadly he was unidentified until 1954 and was originally commemorated on the Runnymede memorial

jonheyworth
8th May 2021, 13:12
Eric Clement Cowdrey 547793 , attached to S Flight of Number 72 Wing, died of wounds sustained in an air attack at St. Thelier

jonheyworth
10th May 2021, 18:51
Robert Watson Lloyd 841768 , attached to 903 Squadron, became dangerously ill on 13th September and was admitted to the Southern hospital, Dartford, where he died of neoplastic disease of the great omentum

Jagan
15th May 2021, 16:43
Updates done

Before:
115,593 records (94.41%) are "Accounted for". 99,697 are aviation. 15,895 are non-aviation deaths. 6,841 are still unaccounted.
After:
115,669 records (94.47%) are "Accounted for". 99,698 are aviation. 15,971 are non-aviation deaths. 6,765 are still unaccounted.

jonheyworth
17th May 2021, 17:20
Robert Joseph Redmond 528107 , was taken seriously ill on 1st November and was admitted to 2/10 general hospital. Becoming dangerously ill, he was transferred to a hospital ship where the he died on board of pulmonary and abdominal tuberculosis and was buried at sea

paulmcmillan
24th May 2021, 11:16
PLYMOTHIAN KILLED
Aircraftman, Aged 19, Took Place Of a Married Man
A young Plymouth radio engineer volunteered for service overseas with the R.A.F. in order that a
married man might be released, and was subsequently killed. This drama has been revealed ...
by Mr. and Mrs. F. L. Vosper, of Nutley, Crawford-road. Stoke, who have been informed of the
death of their youngest son, Mr. Ronald Graham Vosper, serving as radio engineer with the' R.A.F.
on an African station. Aircraftman Vosper, who was 19, was educated at Ford School and at Johnstonterrace School,
later joining his father's radio business in Russell-street. He was home on leave in March prior to volunteering.
He was well known in Plympton area as a footballer, .

jonheyworth
25th May 2021, 05:53
James Walter Scott 1072509 , attached to Number 10 Recruit Centre, died at Weavers Home , Poulton- Le- Fylde of cerebrospinal meningitis

paulmcmillan
25th May 2021, 08:38
Jon

Out of interest how did you get such a fast turnaround on Ronald Graham Vosper 924162?

thanks

Paul

malcolm_raf
25th May 2021, 14:03
Robert Smith 991441 , was taken dangerously ill on 18 April and admitted to the Christies hospital and Holt Radium institute,,Manchester where he died at 03:45 hours of a carcinoma of the mediastium

Jon

Are you sure of this one?

There was a Robert Smith born 1905 registered in Manchester, making him 37.

There was also a Robert Smith born in 1884, making him 57/58 registered in Newcastle.

Robert Smith on CWGC is given as 57 and is buried in Newcastle, which fits the Newcastle registration better?

Malcolm

jonheyworth
25th May 2021, 14:14
No it's definite Malcolm, I see exactly what you're saying but it's right. I have no way to check anytime soon but possibly the CWGC has 37, mixed up with 57 ?

malcolm_raf
25th May 2021, 14:25
Hi Jon

Looks like CWGC have changed his age from when I originally downloaded his details, it's now shown as 37.

Cheers

Malcolm

jonheyworth
27th May 2021, 14:49
Edward Wilson 982554 , attached to Number 2 AGS, was lost in Anson L9148 off Fishguard. It is unknown why he is not mentioned in AIR 81 / 9691 or for the discrepancy in his date of Death which has been raised with the CWGC.

The Edward Wilson in the GRO register of BMD listed for December 1941 as dying in Winchester, is in fact Signalman 2353651 edward Wilson of the Royal Corps of Signals who was killed on the 6th November 1941 on the Winchester by pass road when a lorry hit his bicycle. He is buried in Glasnevin cemetery, Ireland

malcolm_raf
28th May 2021, 10:15
Harry Norman Bateman 657523 ,

Robert Henderson 1379032 ,

Robert Dowds 978632


were lost at sea in Wellington LB142. I have no idea why there is a discrepancy in the dates of death

Jon

Where is this from? According to A-B Serial, LB142 was allocated to 458 Sqn at the time of its loss on 14 Apr 1943, whilst these three are shown being with 221 Sqn.

Neither ORB mentions the loss of LB142 on 14 Apr 1943, nor mentions these three being lost?

Malcolm

malcolm_raf
2nd June 2021, 11:42
Margaret Gwendoline Todd 2080657 , attached to Number 3 Wing of Number 1 WAAF depot, died in the station hospital at RAF Worfield of hypostatic pneumonia

Hi Jon

I have her as dying in the RAF Hospital at Bridgnorth, I'm not aware of an RAF Station at Worfield, although it is near to Bridgnorth

Malcolm

jonheyworth
2nd June 2021, 15:15
Hi Jon

I have her as dying in the RAF Hospital at Bridgnorth, I'm not aware of an RAF Station at Worfield, although it is near to Bridgnorth

Malcolm

Hello Malcolm,, that's exactly what it says :

Nineteeth July 1942, station hospital, royal air force Worfield, 20 years old, home address 35 walton avenue , oakengates , wife of ...............Todd ( No idea why that's redacted) died of hypostatic pneumonia , certified, Dr. R B Rogers. Commanding officer, D R Pitts, No3 Wing, WAAF depot number 1 , royal air force, Bridgenorth

Jon

paulmcmillan
4th June 2021, 17:03
Arthur Jeffery Stevens 358255 , died of injuries sustained in an air raid in Gosport
AIR 81/15353 Corporal A J Stevens: died of injuries; enemy air attack over Gosport, Hampshire, 10 January 1941.

Jagan
5th June 2021, 03:01
Done: Almost 168 new records 'accounted' for..


Before :
115,669 records (94.47%) are "Accounted for". 99,698 are aviation. 15,971 are non-aviation deaths. 6,765 are still unaccounted.
After:
115,837 records (94.61%) are "Accounted for". 99,704 are aviation. 16,133 are non-aviation deaths. 6,597 are still unaccounted.

jonheyworth
7th June 2021, 20:55
William Thomas 1420731 , attached to the ME communications squadron, was shot and killed by an American airfield guard at Marcianise

jonheyworth
8th June 2021, 14:02
Robert Duckworth 1425494 , died of injuries sustained in the crash of Oxford X7280 near Formby on 7 May 1943

jonheyworth
14th June 2021, 20:55
Daisy Winifred Brown 2063996 , a Clerk GD Attached to 46 MU, was admitted to Derby city hospital suffering from pulmonary tuberculosis but died there of acute appendicitis

Jagan
18th June 2021, 22:08
Updates Done

115,972 records (94.72%) are "Accounted for".
6,462 are still unaccounted.

Went below 6,500!!


Also as part of maintenance about 1600 records updates made by Jon in this thread... have been moved to the respective unaccounted threads by date .... anything left over here I will take a second look.

jonheyworth
25th June 2021, 13:51
Basil Alfred Playne who had retired from the RAF with effect from 23 March 1940, was admitted seriously ill to RAF Hospital Church Village on 19 January suffering with hemaplegia. His condition worsened and he died of a cereberal thrombosis

jonheyworth
30th June 2021, 01:11
Chancey Melville Simpson R 126020 , attached to RCAF Dartmouth, died of a left retroperitoneal carcinoma

jonheyworth
30th June 2021, 01:15
John Joseph Kenneth O'Brien R 92474 , attached to 1 RD, Rockcliffe , died of a retro peritoneal sarcoma

jonheyworth
30th June 2021, 01:20
Leon Albert Dessert C 46828 died when a plumb stone became lodged in his throat. He swallowed the stone but it had caused damage to his oesophagus which led to mediastinitis and a gangrenous empyema of the right pleural cavity

jonheyworth
1st July 2021, 08:07
Walter Robert Kenny died in Ottawa Civic hospital of generalised abdominal cancer

jonheyworth
1st July 2021, 10:51
William Edward Biltcliffe 951259 , attached to RAF Jui, was injured in a road accident 02:00 hours on 2 October. Admitted to Number 51 General hospital, he died of head Injuries at 17:55 hours

Jagan
1st July 2021, 15:16
Updates done.
116,061 records (94.79%) are "Accounted for".
6,373 are still unaccounted.

251 to go!

jonheyworth
3rd July 2021, 23:00
Donald Wilfred Tourtillotte R 84890 , died in the Christie Street hospital, Toronto , of bilateral bronchopneumonia and toxic hepatitis, splenitis and nephritis

jonheyworth
4th July 2021, 07:36
Nigel Somerled Armstrong R 103834 , died in Hamilton general hospital of lobar pneumonia

jonheyworth
4th July 2021, 08:32
William Albert Hodgins 122536 , attached to Number 276 Wing, was a battle casualty near Sultan and died in an ambulance en route to Number 54 Main dressing station

jonheyworth
4th July 2021, 16:30
Benjamin Joseph Noakes 63025 , attached to 544 mobile signals unit , was killed on duty at Maison Blanche Airfield, when a packing case fell onto him from a crane

jonheyworth
6th July 2021, 19:35
Lily Thorpe 423518 , an ACH/GD, attached to 216 MU, was admitted seriously ill to RAF hospital Cosford on 15 July where she died of agranulocytosis

jonheyworth
7th July 2021, 10:03
Patrick Jerry O'Rourke 1254281 , a serving Airman, died in the Leopardstown Hospital, Dublin , of cardiac faliure associated with bronchitis

jonheyworth
10th July 2021, 16:11
Joyce Elizabeth Tuxworth 2053434 , a medically discharged Airwoman, died in Grimsby corporation hospital of pulmonary tuberculosis

Jagan
10th July 2021, 21:59
Updates in Progress to this point!

298 entries to be analyzed and processed.. where the heck are you digging these from!!??? :D

Updates done
116,175 records (94.89%) are "Accounted for". 6,259 are still unaccounted.

about 137 records away to 95%

Jagan
11th July 2021, 19:39
In the most recent tranche that I processed there were a couple of entries that had me thinking.

Both were of aircrew who baled out and were injured/wounded.. and had to be discharged after ailing for months/years. finally succumbing to their injuries. One of them was bomber crew held as a POW.. another was a test pilot who baled out of a spitfire. Their death occurred atleast two to three years after the catalyst event. Should we 'tie' these entries with an aircraft serial?


http://www.rafcommands.com/database/wardead/details.php?qnum=5588

Sgt Harold Allan BROWN (J/18028) Halifax II JD107
Repatriated Died 11/07/45 1943-06-19 408 Sqdn 43283
Medically repatriated from Stalag Luft 3 on The Gripsholm via Sweden on 19 september 1943 and thence home to Canada suffering from a shortening of his right leg. He died in the Shaughennesy military hospital Vancouver of a bilateral pulmonary oedema following surgery to correct the damage to his right hip

and

http://www.rafcommands.com/database/wardead/details.php?qnum=10209
Flight Lieutenant Clifford Donald CROSS (J/10826) of the Royal Canadian Air Force - Spitfire MJ140
Circumstances of Death: Medically discharged 27th January 1945 with his illness stemming back to a fractured skull sustained in an aircraft accident overseas on 27th April 1944 when he bailed out of a 411 Squadron Spitfire into the channel. He was repatriated to Canada with a diagnosis of post traumatic stress. Eventually he committed suicide by shooting himself in the chest at home

jonheyworth
11th July 2021, 20:01
I think so Jagan, the aircraft serial number is directly responsible to their cause of death and they deserve the link to be known to my thinking

There are more of them too.

For example here's another who's actual details I've not yet added :

Gordon Atwood Tregaskis Davies 400365 , was shot down in Lancaster PB301 and you have him linked to that aircraft but with no real cause of his death which was in fact as part of Number
11 RAAF PDRC, and he died in the SSQ ( The unit was located in Brighton in the Grand and Metropole hotels ) after a fall from a window in one of those hotels.

jonheyworth
12th July 2021, 15:33
McVity C1323 , was lost in Hurricane P3260

jonheyworth
12th July 2021, 15:39
Hubert Aloyse Arend R59282 , attached to Number 4 BGS , died in station hospital at RCAF St. Thomas of lobar pneumonia

jonheyworth
12th July 2021, 15:44
James Ernest Owen R 54870 , attached to 402 Squadron, was killed in an air raid at RAF Digby with 7863 J F Tighe critically injured

malcolm_raf
13th July 2021, 15:06
Hi Jon

"Alexander Glendinnig 87519 , was lost by enemy action at sea on board SS Chang Tai with a presumed date of death"

Are you sure of the ship, the SS Chang Tai is supposed to have been sunk as a blockship in the Yangtse in 1938?

Malcolm

jonheyworth
13th July 2021, 15:12
Hello Malcolm . SS Chang Tai is what it said on the record . I just regurgitated that . I have no idea if that’s the correct ship name other than that, nor have I checked further sorry . I’ll double check when I can but it won’t be till tomorrow night sorry

malcolm_raf
13th July 2021, 18:36
Cheers John

In the meantime: -

"Marjorie Ada Collin 892026 , a cook , attached to 169 Squadron , died in RAF Beverley Base Hospital from uraemia"

She was serving with No 158 Sqn at Lissett at the time.

Malcolm

malcolm_raf
14th July 2021, 09:33
Hi

"Peter Harold Enright 29797, sustained severe burns on Sicily when using petrol to decontaminate a house which was to be used as an operations room at Pachino airfield. Evacuated to Malta, he died in No 45 General Hospital"

According to CWGC he is Peter Edward Enright

Malcolm

paulmcmillan
14th July 2021, 11:18
Peter Edward Enright RAAF 29797


https://militaryimages.net/media/peter-edward-enright.116564/

jonheyworth
14th July 2021, 20:55
Stephen Hardy (16153), C.O. of Number 1 OATS, was admitted dangerously ill to RAF hospital Rauceby on 23 March suffering from a duodenal ulcer where he died of a pulmonary embolism

jonheyworth
21st July 2021, 21:34
Francis Howard Creed 41471 , attached to 11 OTU, died in RAF Hospital Ely, of an inoperable tumour of the small intestines

jonheyworth
21st July 2021, 21:57
Robert Kerr Lount R 80935 , died in RAF Hospital, Ely , of cellulitis of the face

jonheyworth
21st July 2021, 23:08
Albert Edward Canham 770416, attached to SHQ at RAF Duxford, died in RAF Hospital Ely of heametemesis at 22:20 hours

paulmcmillan
22nd July 2021, 12:04
Sqn Ldr Lloyd Miller Timmins RAFVR DOD 21st March 1943 #22126


"death certificate - complications of peritonitis by a leaking ulcer."

Thanks to Gonker44

http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?27686-Records-for-Sqn-Ldr-Lloyd-Miller-Timmins-RAFVR-DOD-21st-March-1943

paulmcmillan
23rd July 2021, 08:24
Alexander Glendinnig 87515 and others

I think it may be

13 Feb. “HMS CHANG TEH” sunk in the Durian Straits

HMS Chang Teh (or Tay) - left 13.02.42. Sunk in Durian Strait.


Shipping Company Losses of the Second World War


https://www.google.co.uk/books/edition/Shipping_Company_Losses_of_the_Second_Wo/IAA7AwAAQBAJ?hl=en&gbpv=1&dq=CHANG+TEH+%22Durian+Strait%22&pg=PT103&printsec=frontcover

CHANGTEH. Tug. requisitioned by the Admiralty in 1941 and became HMS Changteh, an auxiliary minesweeper. With military personnel on board, sailed from Singapore on 13 February 1942. Bombed and sunk by Japanese planes in the Durian Strait on the 14th. Forty got away in a lifeboat, but 10 died while trying to land at Sumatra. It would appear that the survivors then walked from the mouth of the River Indragiri to Rengat. From Rengat, they were taken to Padang where they embarked on the cruiser HMS Danae which carried them to Tjilatjap. Over 100 died.


https://www.wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?259612

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allied_Chinese_Ships

jonheyworth
23rd July 2021, 08:35
Alexander Glendinnig 87515 and others

I think it may be

13 Feb. “HMS CHANG TEH” sunk in the Durian Straits

HMS Chang Teh (or Tay) - left 13.02.42. Sunk in Durian Strait.


Shipping Company Losses of the Second World War


https://www.google.co.uk/books/edition/Shipping_Company_Losses_of_the_Second_Wo/IAA7AwAAQBAJ?hl=en&gbpv=1&dq=CHANG+TEH+%22Durian+Strait%22&pg=PT103&printsec=frontcover

CHANGTEH. Tug. requisitioned by the Admiralty in 1941 and became HMS Changteh, an auxiliary minesweeper. With military personnel on board, sailed from Singapore on 13 February 1942. Bombed and sunk by Japanese planes in the Durian Strait on the 14th. Forty got away in a lifeboat, but 10 died while trying to land at Sumatra. It would appear that the survivors then walked from the mouth of the River Indragiri to Rengat. From Rengat, they were taken to Padang where they embarked on the cruiser HMS Danae which carried them to Tjilatjap. Over 100 died.


https://www.wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?259612

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allied_Chinese_Ships


I would say you’re right on the nail as “ naval vessel “ was an alternate description “ when I get chance I’ll check further .

Jagan
26th July 2021, 17:28
Updates in Progess to this point

122,434 casualty records in this database.
116,254 records (94.95%) are "Accounted for".
6,180 are still unaccounted.

paulmcmillan
28th July 2021, 07:31
From Facebook

Leading Aircraftman FRED ARNOLD EVANS (1297469)
85 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Age: 23
Died: 19/12/44
Loss: Cause unknown as the squadron was based in the UK at this time, just over 9 miles northwest of Norwich at RAF Swannington, and Evans served as groundcrew.
Buried: Barry (Merthyr Dyfan) Burial Ground, Wales, United Kingdom; Sec. R. Grave 943.
Son of Charles Gladstone Evans and Nellie Rosetta Evans, of Barry Doc

malcolm_raf
30th July 2021, 18:23
Hi Jon

Frederick Ridge 1108861

Regardless, in official RAF documents and terminology, all Airfield Construction Sqns were numbered in the 5000 series, not 6000, which was allocated to Flights.

The SD161 definitely quotes that 6021 was a BD Flt but was under the control of No 5134 ACS at the time.

It wouldn't be the first time a clerk in the Records Office entered incorrect details, which then got passed on to CGWC

Malcolm

Jagan
1st August 2021, 13:48
122,434 casualty records in this database.
116,260 records (94.96%) are "Accounted for".
99,740 are aviation. 16,520 are non-aviation deaths.
6,174 are still unaccounted.

48 records to go!

jonheyworth
5th August 2021, 18:46
Thomas George Duncan Ashley Cooper 116290, was killed following the bombing of the Chang Tee off Singapore when a lifeboat overturned

jonheyworth
5th August 2021, 19:58
Gewergis Dinkha 1195, number 3 Company Iraq Levies attached to RAF Beruit, died of toxameia caused by a paralytic ileus

jonheyworth
6th August 2021, 15:12
Gerard Joseph Hanly, the officer commanding RAF Habbaniya , died when the aircraft he was piloting crashed in the desert near Mosul

jonheyworth
6th August 2021, 15:26
John Harker 9288, died in RAF Hospital Ely, of rectal cancer

jonheyworth
6th August 2021, 18:49
Arthur John Crocker 967969 , attached to RN Repair yard at HMS Phoenix, was admitted to Number 19 British general hospital suffering from a penetrating wound of the right arm and multiple fractures , dying at 11:30 hours of acute toxameia

Jagan
7th August 2021, 17:12
Updates done!

Before:
122,434 casualty records in this database.
116,262 records (94.96%) are "Accounted for".
99,740 are aviation. 16,522 are non-aviation deaths.
6,172 are still unaccounted


After:
122,434 casualty records in this database.
116,334 records (95.02%) are "Accounted for".
99,740 are aviation. 16,594 are non-aviation deaths.
6,100 are still unaccounted.

malcolm_raf
7th August 2021, 19:14
Hi Jon

You have two entries for the same airmen: -

Louis Alan Walter Bilverston 1616004, attached to SHQ at RAF Witchford, died in RAF Hospital Ely of acute phistis

Louis Alan Walter Bilverston 1616004 , attached to RAF Feltwell, died in RAF Hospital Ely of pulmonary tuberculosis

Which is correct?

Malcolm

jonheyworth
7th August 2021, 19:17
Hi Jon

You have two entries for the same airmen: -

Louis Alan Walter Bilverston 1616004, attached to SHQ at RAF Witchford, died in RAF Hospital Ely of acute phistis

Louis Alan Walter Bilverston 1616004 , attached to RAF Feltwell, died in RAF Hospital Ely of pulmonary tuberculosis

Which is correct?

Malcolm


Thanks Malcolm . Let me check . I wonder if I have two airmen transposed ?

jonheyworth
7th August 2021, 19:20
Bilverston 1616004 died of pulmonary tuberculosis Malcolm . Thanks for your ever sharp eye again

Jon

malcolm_raf
8th August 2021, 09:00
Hi Jon

Another duplication

Arthur Henry John Prime 1678659 , attached to ME signals school , was admitted to Number 63 general hospital on 17 March with a day old sore throat . His condition rapidly deterioated and he died of faucial infection and acute myocarditis at 09:40 hours

Henry Arthur John Prime 1678659 , attached to the ME Signals School, died in Number 63 general hospital of myocarditis

Malcolm

jonheyworth
8th August 2021, 11:30
Thank again Malcolm . I must have had two entries in my dusty old notes from different sources.

One more detailed than the other

I also noticed I’d entered Caunt twice , once as Gaunt

malcolm_raf
8th August 2021, 15:04
Hi Jon

George Henry Paul Oliver was actually 1492732

1422977 was the s/n of GORDON ANTHONY O'NEIL OLIVER

Malcolm

jonheyworth
10th August 2021, 10:31
Roy Stuart Le Valois Le Masurier 60793 , attached fo 78 OTU, died when he attempted to board a moving civilian vehicle between Karkur and Ein Shemer

jonheyworth
11th August 2021, 09:40
ONLEY 118358 , was NOT a pilot

jonheyworth
13th August 2021, 16:36
Aziz Hasab 5356 attached to Number 6 Arab company was shot and killed when 5321 L/Cpl Gata Kadam, ran amok with his rifle and shot Hasab and 5502 L/Cpl Mahawi Mona

jonheyworth
13th August 2021, 17:06
Hussain Abdal 6695 , was stabbed and murdered by Cypriots

jonheyworth
13th August 2021, 17:21
Aziz Reza 6784 , died of pelvic carcinoma

jonheyworth
13th August 2021, 22:03
Fred Moran 533080 , attached to RAF Basrah, died of cereberal malaria

jonheyworth
18th August 2021, 16:32
George Edward Hunt 1275688 , attached to 322 MU , died in Number 64 RAF MFH Cawnpore of infective hepatitis

jonheyworth
18th August 2021, 19:15
George Robert Ingham 1466467 , died in Number 53 General hospital of typhoid 17 days after the onset of symptoms

jonheyworth
18th August 2021, 19:39
Edward Thomas Darby 647824 , attached to RAF Hospital, Aden and

James Peter Wright 1330610 , attached to Aden E&S depot

Were both killed when the truck in which they were travelling was struck by Blenheim V6290 as it took off at RAF Khormaksar.

Neither was in the aircraft, nor where they attached to 8 Squadron

jonheyworth
18th August 2021, 21:15
Eric Leslie Wilson 1316300 , was flying in Wellington MP 723 which took off from Portville at 18:21 hours on 16 September on an armed shipping reconnisance to Civitivecchia. He was posted missing when the aircraft failed to return. On 25 February 1944, German totenliste 186 stated that he had died on 16 October 1943 in Piombino hospital and was buried the following day in the local cemetery , section 8, row 11, grave 1. The aircraft had been shot down by AA guns in Piombino harbour

jonheyworth
26th August 2021, 18:08
Lawrence Patrick O'Gorman 1904537 , attached to Number 3 Recruits centre, died in RAF Padgate station hospital of meningitis and meningococcal septecemia

wwrsimon
29th August 2021, 09:57
Albert Edward Turner 1135939 , on medical leave, died in Hemlington EMS hospital, Middlesborough of polycystic kidney disease


Thanks Jon, another local airman! Turner's Service Number should be 1195939, however.

Regards

Simon

wwrsimon
1st September 2021, 12:57
Vincent William O'Brien 1068077 and

Sidney Taylor 341112

Both attached to Number 55 RU, were both killed, on duty , in a V weapon incident at the corner of New Cross road and Goodwood road, Deptford , SE 8 at 12:20 hours, their bodies being taken to the Watson Street mortuary ,


Hello Jon

341112 is the Service Number of Cpl John Joseph Kempley Taylor, who died on November 24th 1944 aged 44 and whose death was registered at Durham NW. He's buried in Hebburn Cemetery:

https://www.cwgc.org/find-records/find-war-dead/casualty-details/2838316/taylor,-john-joseph/

I think this may be Sidney Taylor:

https://www.cwgc.org/find-records/find-war-dead/casualty-details/2449384/SIDNEY%20TAYLOR/

Regards

Simon

jonheyworth
1st September 2021, 19:42
It's Sidney Taylor, I jumped my NE Taylor service numbers ! Well spotted

jonheyworth
2nd September 2021, 19:25
Kevin Brendan O'Brien 1904327 , was found drowned in the canal at Ath after escaping from close arrest in Hamburg. His body being removed to 106 General hospital.

jonheyworth
2nd September 2021, 19:38
David Albert O'Connell 1360506 , attached to Number 6257 SE , was killed at 20:30 Hours in a V weapon incident at Number 146 Wing base whilst off duty

Jagan
7th September 2021, 01:02
Updates in Progress

Done!

122,434 casualty records in this database

116,637 records (95.27%) are "Accounted for".
99,826 are aviation. 16,811 are non-aviation deaths.
5,797 are still unaccounted.

Unaccounted dips below 6000!

jonheyworth
9th September 2021, 20:29
Michael Joseph O'Toole 77626 , attached to D depot in South Rhodesia , in transit aboard HMT Straithaird , died of a cereberal heamorhage and was buried at sea

jonheyworth
15th September 2021, 19:20
Two entirely new entries to the CWGC database

Cornelius Daniel Stephanus Nortje P 8095 Corporal SAAF and

Lawrence Aubrey Wilmot P 102596 V Lieutenant Colonel SAAF

Were killed when Mosquito XVI 4801 of 60 SAAF Squadron crashed on the Delmas road near Watrekloof Air station on 26 June 1947

paulmcmillan
16th September 2021, 11:07
Jon how did you find out about the 2 new CWGC entries

Thanks Paul

jonheyworth
16th September 2021, 16:38
Jon how did you find out about the 2 new CWGC entries

Thanks Paul

I’ve found quite a number of people missed off CWGC myself and had them accepted . I submit mine through In from the cold project which is where these two lads are via

jonheyworth
19th September 2021, 17:16
Looking through 1940 entries, I noticed that the entry for a Battle of Britain pilot is a strange one

Michael Duke Doulton 90235 he was killed in Hurricane R4125 which crashed South of Wennington Church, Romford, his remains being recovered from the wreck in April 1984

paulmcmillan
20th September 2021, 17:48
From Kenley Revival on Facebook



AC1 Albert John Asker’s ( Service Number: 1447285 ) death, on 20th September, 1942, is recorded by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, but the cause would have remained a mystery, had it not been for one of Kenley’s Canadian pilots – P/O Allister McClean Skinner, of 402 Squadron (RCAF) who wrote in his diary:

"had quite a shock this A. M. At 5.30 was walking to my kite when an RAF chap on the sq walked into a prop on “A” [Flight] and was killed. Sqn collected £35 for his wife and family."

Jagan
22nd September 2021, 01:33
Michael Duke Doulton 90235 he was killed in Hurricane R4125 which crashed South of Wennington Church, Romford, his remains being recovered from the wreck in April 1984


R4125 doesnt exist... AIR81 said P4215 which is a swordfish.. turns out that its R4215.. So thats solved now! - Fixed it now in our DB



AIR81/2963
Flying Officer M D Doulton: missing believed killed; presumed enemy action, Hurricane P4215 (http://www.rafcommands.com/database/serials/details.php?uniq=P4215), 601 Squadron, 31 August 1940.

jonheyworth
22nd September 2021, 08:09
R4125 doesnt exist... AIR81 said P4215 which is a swordfish.. turns out that its R4215.. So thats solved now! - Fixed it now in our DB



AIR81/2963
Flying Officer M D Doulton: missing believed killed; presumed enemy action, Hurricane P4215 (http://www.rafcommands.com/database/serials/details.php?uniq=P4215), 601 Squadron, 31 August 1940.





Sorry Jagan, dyslexic fat finger again

jonheyworth
22nd September 2021, 20:55
Thomas Arthur Evans 1504712 , was admitted to SSQ at RAF Thornaby on 10 August then transferred to the Winterton EMS hospital on 11 August where he died of a sub arachnoid heamorrhage

jonheyworth
22nd September 2021, 21:10
James Andrew Johnson 981988 , temporarily attached to Number 21 OTU, was killed in a flying accident when Wellington R1082 crashed at 01:00 on approach to Great Rissington

malcolm_raf
23rd September 2021, 10:19
James Andrew Johnson 981988 , temporarily attached to Number 21 OTU, was killed in a flying accident when Wellington R1082 crashed at 01:00 on approach to Great Rissington

Hi John

Johnson's death was on 17 Sep 1942 (registered in Bulmer, North Yorkshire) whilst R1082 was lost on 13 Feb 1942 near Wellesbourne Mountford and he isn't listed as a member of the crew in Chorley?

Malcolm

jonheyworth
23rd September 2021, 12:31
Hi John

Johnson's death was on 17 Sep 1942 (registered in Bulmer, North Yorkshire) whilst R1082 was lost on 13 Feb 1942 near Wellesbourne Mountford and he isn't listed as a member of the crew in Chorley?

Malcolm


Might be dyslexic fat finger syndrome Malcolm, let me have a check

jonheyworth
23rd September 2021, 12:38
Might be dyslexic fat finger syndrome Malcolm, let me have a check


Dyslexia strikes again . I confused names in my original note taking James Arthur Johnston, James Andrew Johnson. Well spotted Malcolm. Scratch that entry, I'll recheck him next week

jonheyworth
24th September 2021, 19:07
Thomas Ralph Morton 1005871 , attached to Number 3 Radio maintenance unit, died in his sleep in his billet at Bamburgh

jonheyworth
4th October 2021, 09:10
Frank Schofield King 514418 , attached to Number 4 Wing at RAF Yatesbury, was killed in a motorcycle accident

jonheyworth
4th October 2021, 09:12
Anthony Swalwell 978160 , attached to Number 13 Group, was accidently shot and killed by a service rifle

jonheyworth
4th October 2021, 09:21
Alfred John Godwin 1157569 , attached to RAF Wyton, was killed in a road accident

jonheyworth
4th October 2021, 09:46
Ernest Walter Ralph Grieve 509087 , attached to RAF Middle Wallop, was killed in a road accident

paulmcmillan
7th October 2021, 06:36
Jon - Thanks for these - you must be up early today -or not based in UK ?

jonheyworth
7th October 2021, 06:41
Jon - Thanks for these - you must be up early today -or not based in UK ?

My pleasure

I work funny and long hours Paul !!

wwrsimon
8th October 2021, 09:43
Norman George Hewitt 510263 , attached to 105 MU , died in Number 3 South Rhodesian General hospital of nephritis


Jon

Can you please double-check this one? Hewitt is buried at Nairobi War Cemetery in Kenya, a long way from South Rhodesia. I've got him as serving with 109 M.U.

Regards

Simon

jonheyworth
8th October 2021, 11:18
It’s the Southern Rhodesia hospital . Not necessarily in Rhodesia . Same principle as say the 15 Scottish general hospital which was sent to Palestine . It’s the name rather than the location Simon

109 MU is on his record . It’s not necessarily correct ! They may have put a wrong number

wwrsimon
8th October 2021, 11:31
Ah, I understand Jon, thanks for clearing that up.

It just confused me - easily done!

Regards

Simon

jonheyworth
8th October 2021, 12:08
Ah, I understand Jon, thanks for clearing that up.

It just confused me - easily done!

Regards

Simon


Not as easily as it all confuses me ! Many hospitals had a national suffix , Indian , British , Canadian , NZ , SA, Rhodesian etc etc . I’m Making headway on your northern list too

jonheyworth
12th October 2021, 01:13
Llewellyn Rhys Williams 626643 , attached to Number 9 B&G school , died at 02:30 Hours in Bangor hospital of Injuries sustained when he was knocked down by a private motor car

jonheyworth
12th October 2021, 09:07
Eric Jones 963923 , attached to RAF Kirton in Lindsey, died in Oswestry hospital of injuries sustained in a vehicle accident in the town

jonheyworth
12th October 2021, 09:12
Percy Cecil Le Croisette 59468 , attached to Number 5 SFTS , was admitted dangerously ill to the Chester Royal Infirmary on 21 December where he died of carcinoma of the caeceum

jonheyworth
13th October 2021, 09:37
Patrick Francis Connaughton 10237 , on the retired list, died in the Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford, of an astrocytoma cereberal tumour and broncho pneumonia with his wife Mrs S Connaughton at his bedisde

jonheyworth
13th October 2021, 19:00
Robert Desmond Anderson radio officer, RAF Ferry command 21st September 1941

And

Cyril Harvey Small radio officer, RAF ferry Command 27th September 1941

Were both accepted for commemoration by the CWGC today. They died in the losses of Hudson AE545 and Hudson AM940 respectively

jonheyworth
15th October 2021, 18:42
Alun Edwards 633370 , attached to RAF Penrhos , died in the Caernarvonshire and Anglesey infirmary, Bangor, of cereberal compression caused by a sub arachnoid heamorhage due to a congenital aneurysm

paulmcmillan
19th October 2021, 10:19
Note correct name is Richard Horry WINN ATA Miles Master T8614 28th January 1942


http://www.yorkshire-aircraft.co.uk/aircraft/planes/dales/t8614.html

CWGC has

Second Officer Richard Harry WINN () Air Gunner Miles Master T8614 Ext Link


I have submitted today an amendment for CWGC to correct his middle name based on ATA Service Record, Obit and RAF LG record and lots of other sources

Paul

jonheyworth
19th October 2021, 17:00
Thomas Edward Jones, a medically discharged Air Force pensioner at the time of his death, died at 37 Dunraven Street, Treherbert , of pulmonary tuberculosis

jonheyworth
19th October 2021, 18:33
Mikhail Gewargis 4378 , attached to Number 28 Company , was found lying on the roadside on 3 October and was admitted to Number 32 General hospital at 17:00 hours in a semi conscious state bleeding profusely from the right ear . No other head injury was found on x ray and he could take fluids, but developed some flaccid paralysis of his left arm and leg which diminished on 4 October. At 16:45 Hours he became very irritable and the paralysis returned but a pain test could be observed to work in an otherwise comatose counternance . An exploratory operation was undertaken at 17:45 hours under Pentothal N2 O plus O2 and his skull opened to find an extra dural clot and his meningeal artery was torn and still weeping. The operation was concluded but he soon became rapidly worse , and died at 22:55 hours with a temperature of 104 . A post mortem strongly criticised the delay in the operation and felt he would have lived had it been undertaken earlier

jonheyworth
19th October 2021, 21:03
David Ernest William Jempson 1436360 , was fatally injured when the ration truck in which he was a passenger, overturned atbthe junction of the main road and the road to the Regiments camp. The driver said he had swerved to avoid a child

malcolm_raf
22nd October 2021, 12:46
Cecil Frederick Roberts 1219037 , attached to F 271 Field Service No QWQW India, died at sea aboard HMT 52, the Viceroy of India , of septacemia from an acute gangrenous appendix and was buried at sea

Hi Jon

What is this unit supposed to be? I can't anything matching it in the SD161 or CAFL

Malcolm

jonheyworth
22nd October 2021, 16:51
Hi Jon

What is this unit supposed to be? I can't anything matching it in the SD161 or CAFL

Malcolm

Hi Malcolm, quite, my thoughts exactly. I am blind Bambi on this one. I just regurgitated verbatim what it said !!!

jonheyworth
25th October 2021, 09:50
Let me put an example down of the " Partially unaccounted and unaccountable " from a region :

WALES.

Wales is virtually or will be complete except for the following who are listed with partial circumstances of death or who died post discharge of war related causes and who's circumstances of death are not recorded by the RAF or CWGC : name, number, month, year, location format

WEST WALES

Lloyd 2335879 3/47 Berriew
John 961584 9/46 Pembrey
Jones 1404449 12/47 Milford Haven
Phillips 1413590 11/45 Milford Haven

MONMOUTHSHIRE

Millington 1253417 7/47 Caldicot
Davies 1124900 11/47 Cwmbran
Hiscox 1171107 6/45 ( I am in touch with a family member via Facebook who has said they are obtaining a death cert ) Newport
Groom 930607 5/46 Newport
Small 1412583 6/46 Newport
Pope 1296324 3/47 Newport

GLAMORGAN

Williams 818237 10/45 Cardiff
Grainger 865548 2/46 Cardiff
Webber 1255473 6/46 Cardiff
Symons 1403230 4/47 Cardiff
Percy 931176 1/47 Cardiff
Griffiths 63393 11/46 Cardiff
Jenkins 1151216 2/46 Pontypridd
Williams 1317665 2/47 Pontypridd
Bowen 1141964 10/45 Aberdare
Williams 1283105 2/47 Abercynon
Dean 842903 10/45 Aberdare
William 1283105 2/47 Mountain Ash
Jones 1314055 8/46 Mountain Ash
Phillips 914609 4/47 Heath
Lewis 1417906 4/46 Pantycrwys
Jenkins 1151216 2/46 Pontypridd
Williams 1317665 2/47 Pontypridd
Rees 1830394 6/47 Pontypridd
Bradbeer 932538 8/47 Pontypridd
Blackburn 1636205 1/47 Pontypridd
Gaze 1414309 4/46 Pontypridd
Roberts 540994 4/47 Treorchy
Humphreys 1305973 Treorchy
Williams 973692 10/45 Trealaw

NORTH WALES

Roberts 1532188 10/47 Llandudno
Woolridge 53626 9/47 Llanbeblig
Shepherd 512656 12/46 Connahs Quay
Barlow 53608 2/46 Meliden
Hughes 1096604 11/45 Coedpoeth
Hughes 1657216 4/47 Capel Curig
Formstone 1123549 10/45 Wrexham

Ironically, if we had SCOTLAND'S PEOPLE, these would be amongst the most easily and cheaply traceable !

jonheyworth
27th October 2021, 15:38
Frederick Christopher King 1661903 , his mother Sarah, aged 53, collapsed and died when her son's coffin arrived at the house on the Friday prior the burial and the internment was postponed from Saturday to Monday to allow for their joint funeral. His sister also called, Sarah had died in an air raid in 1941 aged 21

jonheyworth
28th October 2021, 18:51
I Hatzikyrkos ( G HADJIKYRKOS in his records )

And

I Ioannidis ( I IOANNIOS in his records )

Were both involved in a car accident near Gaza late on 5 January , IOANNIOS died shortly after the accident and HADJIKYRKOS was admitted to Gaza military hospital unconscious with a fractured skull, pelvis and right femur with ruptures of the liver and spleen, dying half an hour after admission

jonheyworth
28th October 2021, 20:25
Arthur Alexander Clare 1303247 , attached to RAF Upper Heyford, was killed by an accidental gun shot wound at 21:45 hours near Brackley Airfield

jonheyworth
28th October 2021, 20:58
Jack Edmund Dangerfield 743458 , attached to RAF Wittering, was killed in a road accident near Wittering

jonheyworth
30th October 2021, 18:43
Henry Verall 1141844 , attached to Number 6 (P) AFU , suffered severe head injuries in an accident on 25 July and was admitted to the Hughes College military hospital Oxford where he died of his injuries the following day

jonheyworth
5th November 2021, 17:13
Lachhman Singh ( LAXMAN in his records ) 56806 , died in the Indian military hospital , Lahore of heart failure

jonheyworth
5th November 2021, 17:14
Raman 52189 , a sweeper , died in the Indian military hospital , Lahore , of lobar pneumonia

Jagan
9th November 2021, 13:04
Updates in Progress to this Point

Used to be 5,563 are still unaccounted.Now 5445 records (4.45%) are still "Unaccounted".

After the updates from markpeelgb (http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/member.php?u=12872)

5435 records (4.44%) are still "Unaccounted".

jonheyworth
10th November 2021, 17:41
Edward Michael John O'Donovan 1187116 , was fatally injured in air raid at Barkston Heath relief landing ground at 03:00 hours, dying in RAF Hospital Rauceby

jonheyworth
11th November 2021, 10:51
Mario Maiocchi , an italian POW , died in the Neurological institute at Stoke Gifford on 29 June 1945 of a cereberal heamorhage suffered at 553 Labour camp, Bridgewater

jonheyworth
13th November 2021, 11:34
Francis Alex Warner 35340 , attached to Number 2 SOTT , died in the Westminster hospital, London SW1 of a carcinoma