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    Default Royal Air Force / Non World War burials in the care of C.W.G.C RAMLEH WAR CEMETERY

    From a list I received a few years ago (updated by me to provide correct names etc)


    But can anyone ID CANTRILL and JENNINGS

    Thanks Paul

    Royal Air Force / Non World War burials in the care of C.W.G.C.

    From the Database of The Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

    Israel

    RAMLEH WAR CEMETERY

    Non World War Dead

    ADAMS, Flight Lieutenant, Harold George, Royal Air Force. 8th October 1937. Plot 1 Grave 28.

    ALDERSON, Squadron Leader, Ronald Eltringham, MB BS DMRE, Royal Air Force. 18th February 1938. Plot J Grave 19.

    ALLEN, Aircraftman 1st Class, Charles, 2281719. 53 Sqdn. Royal Air Force. 22nd February 1948. Age 19. Plot 17 Row A Grave 18.

    BAGGE, Aircraftman 1st Class, Terence, 513114. Royal Air Force. 27th August 1938. Plot K Grave 23. Station: Attil

    BOWMAN, Aircraftman 1st Class, Robert Owen, 525741. Royal Air Force. 3rd February 1939. Plot K Grave 18.

    BRAMLEY, Flying Officer, Eric Victor Newcomen, 14th Sqdn. Royal Air Force. 23rd May 1932. Plot F Grave 9. – See NEWCONEN-BRAMLEY below

    BRADLEY, Pilot Officer, Jack, 14th Sqdn. Royal Air Force. 12th June 1933. Plot F Grave 23.

    BRADY, Aircraftman 1st Class, Anthony, 531125. Royal Air Force. 10th February 1939. Plot K Grave 14.

    BROUGHTON, Aircraftman 2nd Class, Philip Roy, 2301966. Royal Air Force. 29th February 1948. Age 20. Plot 17 Row C Grave 7.

    BRUCE, Flight Lieutenant, Ronald Reid Hardcastle, Royal Air Force. 7th January 1925. Plot A Grave 9. Died of Injuries 17 January 25

    BULLWINKLE, Pilot Officer, Lawrence Selby, Royal Air Force. 14th February 1939. Plot K Grave 22.

    CANTRILL, Aircraftman 1st Class, F B, 518192. Royal Air Force. 16th October 1938. Plot M Grave 22. Can’t find a Cantrill/Cantrell on Air 78 with Service Number, NOT Frank Brazewell Cantrill Births Sep 1902 – 1924 Passenger Lists Leaving Uk 1890-1960 Melbourne, Victoria, Australia born 9.7.1902 in Sheffield, England; died 20.4.04 at Cooranbong, NSW

    CARRUTHERS, Aircraftman 2nd Class, James, 3502471. Royal Air Force. 29th February 1948. Age 19. Plot 17 Row C Grave 6.

    CHICK, Sergeant, Charles James, 564144. Royal Air Force. 14th February 1939. Plot K Grave 28.

    CREAMER, Flying Officer, Reginald Cyril, DFC, 14th Sqdn. Royal Air Force. 26th June 1924. Plot C Grave 4.

    CRIBB, Corporal, William, 340960. Royal Air Force. 26th December 1932. Plot F Grave 14.

    CROFTS, Aircraftman 2nd Class, Walter Horace, 529810. Royal Air Force. 5th August 1938. Plot J Grave 17. Station: Zerka

    CURRAN, Aircraftman 2nd Class, John, 4001567. Royal Air Force. 29th February 1948. Age 19. Plot 17 Row B Grave 2.

    DAWSON, Aircraftman 1st Class, Frank Troughton, 524695. Royal Air Force. 9th June 1939. Age 21. Plot O Grave 37.

    DEAN, Acting Sergeant, Patrick Roy, 3038789. Royal Air Force attd. F.B.S.. 27th January 1948. Age 21. Plot 17 Row A Grave I.

    DENNEHY, Flying Officer, William Daniel, Royal Air Force. 26th September 1935. Plot F Grave 26.

    DENNIS, Leading Aircraftman, Ernest, 562489. 14th Sqdn. Royal Air Force. 8th July 1934. Plot F Grave 34.

    DYER, Leading Aircraftman, Henry David, 528495. Royal Air Force. 9th June 1939. Age 23. Plot O Grave 35.

    EVANS, Flying Officer, Charles Henry Lee, Royal Air Force. 21st January 1930. Plot E Grave 32. See LEE-EVANS below

    FLETCHER, Leading Aircraftman, Desmond Lawrence, 561144. Royal Air Force. 19th August 1934. Plot F Grave 36. Born 1911

    FLETCHER, Leading Aircraftman, Frederick William, 335895. 14th Sqdn. Royal Air Force. 31st August 1928. Plot C Grave 18.

    FLOYD, Aircraftman 1st Class, Reginald, 3106838. Royal Air Force. 29th February 1948. Age 19. Plot 17 Row C Grave 2.

    GOUGH, Flying Officer, Edward, Royal Air Force. 8th October 1937. Plot I Grave 29.

    HARRIS, Leading Aircraftman, Donald Alfred, 1627029. Royal Air Force. 29th February 1948. Age 23. Plot 17 Row C Grave 5.

    HARRISON, Aircraftman 2nd Class, Francis, 561726. No 2 A.C.C. Royal Air Force. 17th October 1932. Plot E Grave 26. Born 1911

    HASLAR, Corporal, Frederick, 357056. No 2 A.C.C. Royal Air Force. 23rd September 1929. Plot E Grave 10.

    HOUGHTON, Flight Lieutenant, Archibald Harold, Royal Air Force. 8th October 1937. Plot I Grave 30.

    HENNESSY, Aircraftman 1st Class, George Albert, 533287. Royal Air Force. Died from road accident 22nd July 1939. Age 20. Plot O Grave 40.

    HERON, Aircraftman 2nd Class, David, 3108162. Royal Air Force. 29th February 1948. Age 18. Plot 17 Row C Grave 3.

    HOBSON, Squadron Leader, Eric Ralph Carrington, DFC, Royal Air Force. 9th April 1938. Plot J Grave 28. Died of wounds 9 Apr 38

    HOLMES, Flight Sergeant, Thomas, 331952. Royal Air Force. 20th June 1937. Plot I Grave 19.

    HORSEMAN, Airman, Thomas Clifford, 2367632. Royal Air Force. 29th February 1948. Age 18. Plot 17 Row C Grave 4.

    HUDSON, Pilot Officer, Henry Granville, Royal Air Force. 25th November 1938. Plot N Grave 15.

    HUNTER, Pilot Officer, Thomas Barry, Royal Air Force. 3rd September 1936. Plot G Grave 12.

    HYNE, Sergeant, Bertram Wallace, 94364. 14th Sqdn. Royal Air Force. 2nd July 1931. Plot E Grave 19.

    JACOBS, Flying Officer, John Edward, Royal Air Force. 27th April 1938. Age 25. Plot J Grave 30.

    JENNINGS, Aircraftman 1st Class, R, Royal Air Force. 19th August 1939. Plot K Grave 15. Richard ? 1938? Station: Kafr Haris Born 1912?

    KIMBERLY, Leading Aircraftman, James, 349781. 14th Sqdn. Royal Air Force. 28th March 1928. Plot C Grave 8. Born 1894

    KING, Aircraftman 1st Class, Albert Edward, 513269. No.2 A.C.C. Royal Air Force. 21st July 1936. Plot F Grave 29.

    LEECH, Aircraftman 1st Class, William Edward, 525890. Royal Air Force. 13th August 1939. Plot O Grave 12.

    LEE-EVANS, Flying Officer, C H, Royal Air Force. 21st January 1930. Plot E Grave 32. See EVANS above

    LINCOLN, Aircraftman 1st Class, Edward George William, 565272. Royal Air Force. 3rd September 1936. Plot G Grave 13. Station: Bala

    MCWHINNEY, Pilot Officer, Gerald Alfred, Royal Air Force. 9th June 1939. Age 25. Plot O Grave 6.

    MAGRATH, Flight Lieutenant, Walter Stanley, Royal Air Force. 11th December 1923. Plot A Grave 8.

    MAY, Pilot Officer, Francis Thomas, Royal Air Force. 27th August 1938. Plot K Grave 24. - killed 26.8.38 (a/c accident in “Tulkaren Palestine”). Date actually 26th August 1938. Hardy K4317 of 6 Sqn crashed

    McCHEYNE, Sergeant, Robert Walker, 364150. 14th Sqdn. Royal Air Force. 21st June 1932. Plot F Grave 10.

    McCORMACK, Flight Lieutenant, George, 14th Sqdn. Royal Air Force. 28th March 1928. Age 32. Plot C Grave 13. Died of Injuries 28 March 1928

    MENNELL, Aircraftman 1st Class, Kenneth, 539267. Royal Air Force. 19th May 1939. Age 24. Plot O Grave 24.

    MIDDLETON, Aircraftman 1st Class, Jack James Heatherstone, 363194. 14th Sqdn. Royal Air Force. 26th June 1928. Plot D Grave 2. Born 1906

    MILLS, Squadron Leader, Geoffrey Henry Owen, Royal Air Force. 3rd February 1939. Plot K Grave 10.

    MOORE, Leading Aircraftman, Gerald William, 365293. 14th Sqdn. Royal Air Force. 23rd May 1932. Plot F Grave 5. Born 1908

    NEWCONEN-BRAMLEY, Flying Officer, Eric Victor Newcomen, 14th Sqdn. Royal Air Force. 23rd May 1932. Plot F Grave 9. See BLAMLEY above

    NEWMAN, Aircraftman 2nd Class, Kenneth Roy, 3108094. Royal Air Force. 29th February 1948. Age 18. Plot 17 Row C Grave I.

    NEWSTEAD, Aircraftman 2nd Class, Victor Leonard, 2266161. Royal Air Force. 15th March 1948. Age 20. Plot 17 Row C Grave 15.

    PARKER, Leading Aircraftman, Arthur Ambrose Richards 335691. 45 Sqdn. Royal Air Force. 21st September 1929. Plot E Grave 7. Born 3th Qtr 1904 Joined 1920. Died of Cerebral Malaria

    PARSONS, Corporal, Hugh Alfred, 356801. Royal Air Force. 22nd September 1936. Plot G Grave 21. Born 1898

    PARSONS, Aircraftman 1st Class, Jack Henry Joseph, 562587. Royal Air Force. 31st December 1936. Plot I Grave 14. Born 1912

    PERREN, Leading Aircraftman, Frank Charles, 327384. 14th Sqdn. Royal Air Force. 26th June 1924. Plot C Grave 2. Born 1902

    PORTER, Aircraftman 2nd Class, Edwin Frank, 347509. 14th Sqdn. Royal Air Force. 6th December 1923. Plot A Grave 7. Station: Bir-Salem. Born 1903

    PORTER, Aircraftman 1st Class, Thomas 304163. No 2 A.C.C. Royal Air Force. 4th July 1926. Plot A Grave 13. Born 1900. Drowned

    POYNTON, Acting Pilot Officer, John Marcus Joseph, Royal Air Force. 1st February 1939. Plot K Grave 2.

    REES, Chaplain, Reverend, Glanmore Myrddin, Royal Air Force. 12th August 1938. Plot K Grave 3.

    SAUNDERS, Sergeant, Victor Robert, 335369. 14th Sqdn. Royal Air Force. 31st August 1928. Plot C Grave 16.

    SCARBOROUGH, Flying Officer, Frederick, Royal Air Force. 12th September 1938. Plot K Grave 32. Station: Nr. Majdal

    SEGRAVE, Leading Aircraftman, Desmond James, 566405. Royal Air Force. 14th February 1939. Plot K Grave 30.

    SHRUBSOLE, Corporal, William David, 356398. No. 2 A.C.C. Royal Air Force. 11th March 1929. Plot E Grave 2.

    STOCKS, Aircraftman 1st Class, Charles, 509742. 14th Sqdn. Royal Air Force. 3rd January 1933. Plot F Grave 16.

    SWEETING, Sergeant, Richard Herbert, 565751. No.14 Sqdn. Royal Air Force. Killed on service at Zerka 5th August 1938. Age 23. Plot J Grave 14.

    TATTERSFIELD, Pilot Officer, David Crossley, 3051236, Royal Air Force. 7th January 1949. Age 22. Plot O Grave 36.
    TEBBS, Sergeant (Pilot), Arthur Jevon, 564442. Royal Air Force. 18th November 1938. Plot N Grave 10. Born 1914. Died in Forced Landing (33 Sqn) Sgt Arthur Jevon Tebbs died of injuries received when he crashed his Gladiator near Nablus on 10th November.

    TWEEDIE, Squadron Leader, Harley Alec, OBE, 14th Sqdn. Royal Air Force. 17th April 1926. Plot C Grave 5.

    VAN GELDER, Aircraftman 1st Class, Derek Cecil, 2298124. 53 Sqdn. Royal Air Force. 22nd February 1948. Age 20. Plot 17 Row A Grave 19.

    WADDELL, Flying Officer, Robert Cassells, DSO, DFC, Royal Air Force. 19th August 1938. Plot K Grave 17. Station: Kafr Haris

    WALKER, Aircraftman 1st Class, Ronald, 566212. Royal Air Force. 23rd March 1937. Plot I Grave 21.

    WALLACE, Flight Lieutenant, Stanley Harry, MC, 14th Sqdn. Royal Air Force. 17th April 1926. Plot C Grave 12.

    WHEATON, Aircraftman 1st Class, Henry George, 527659. Royal Air Force. 9th June 1939. Age 22. Plot O Grave 13.

    WHITE, Aircraftman 1st Class, Colin Dymock, 514098. Royal Air Force. 10th August 1936. Plot CX Grave 2.

    WILLIAMS, Aircraftman 2nd Class, Alfred George, 517094. No. 1 A.C.C. Royal Air Force. 18th July 1936. Plot F Grave 22.

    WILLMOT, Leading Aircraftman, Reginald Henry George, 365528. 14th Sqdn. Royal Air Force. 28th April 1933. Plot F Grave 21. Station: Samia

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    Paul

    JENNINGS, Aircraftman 1st Class, R, Royal Air Force. 19th August 1939 - the Sunderland Echo of March 29th 1939, as well as a couple of other newspapers at the time, reported the following:

    FOR GALLANTRY IN PALESTINE
    Posthuous Awards Announced
    For gallantry in Palestine, the posthumous award of the Distinguished Service Order to Flying Officer Robert Cassells Waddell, D.F.C., was announced last night.
    Another posthumous award is that of the D.F.M. to 1st Class Aircraftman Richard Jennings, who was killed with Waddell when their plane crashed as they were going to the assistance of a patrol of Irish Guards. The award is for gallantry as wireless operator air gunner of an aircraft at Khan Sumra on August 7.


    So the 19th August 1939 should indeed be 1938, as per Waddell.

    Regards

    Simon

    EDIT - The Daily Record's article of March 30th 1939 includes the information that he was from Belfast, and aged 27 at the time of his death. The acident that killed them was widely reported in the newspapers in August 1938.
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    Simon one down 1 to go !

    Many thanks

    Aircraftman Ist Class Richard Jennings 513133

    Now only mystery is Cantrill

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    No problem Paul.

    Like you, I've struggled to come up with Cantrill.

    Regards

    Simon

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    Anybody care to provide an age range estimate on someone with service number 518192 ?
    Thsnks Paul

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    Paul/Simon, Hi,

    Highly speculative, and very experimental - but here goes!!

    Enlisted Number 518192
    Block Start 505001 1 Oct 1925 Civilians
    Block End 549999 30 Apr 1938
    Possible Enlistment Date 8 Jun 1929
    Birth Yr (if 18 on Enlistment) 1911
    NO Male Cantrill, F ?, Births 1910-1912 in E&W? Might be Scotland?
    Unemployment Rate (Nationally) in 1929 – 22%
    Unemployment Rate (in parts of NE England/S Scotland) in 1929 - ~70%

    HTH

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    Peter

    That's a good try if a take a near number

    Corporal.I7th Jan. 1940. 518194 James Leonard SHARP (43374)

    Later AFC we can get


    Births Sep 1909 (>99%)
    SHARP James Leonard

    Though I do not know if same person (there are couple of others with same name in years before and after)

    But maybe a good start

    Paul

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    Hi,

    I think 518192 is more likely a 1934 enlistment.

    517928 enlisted September 1934
    518252 enlisted October 1934

    Mark

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    Frederick Brian Cantrill, died October 16th 1938, aged 30, according to this:

    https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/f...09349&ref=acom

    No idea why he's not in Air 78, nor can I find him on FreeBMD, Scotland's People or ancestry.co.uk - the surname is not 100% right, maybe...?

    Regards

    Simon

    EDIT - ancestry.co.uk has a Frederick Brian Cantrill Hartung, born Putney, November 26th 1909, died Palestine, 1938. He's in Air 78/72 under Hartung, Frederick Brian Cantrill, 518192. Mystery solved...!
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    Simon

    Well done for this looks like we have everyone on that list now!

    Mystery solved !

    I will cross ref also against find a grave!

    Kind regards

    Paul




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