RAF and Commonwealth Air Forces War Dead (Courtesy CWGC)
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RAF and Commonwealth Air Forces Roll of Honour - The Unaccounted Airmen Project

122,433 casualty records in this database.
120,849 records (98.71%) are "Accounted for".
99933 are aviation. 20916 are non-aviation deaths.
1,584 (2.33%) are still unaccounted.
526 records (1,223.26%) have photographs

This is a database of all commonwealth airforces casualities in the Second World War. The primary data is taken from the CWGC site, and has been enhanced by the AIR81 data from the National Archives and the Unaccounted Airmen and Airwomen Project that was initiated by the late Henk Welting, and being continued by the forum members. This site helps you to easily search for a casualty based on partial name or number, exact date or year of death, provide the aircraft associated with the casualty or details. Click on Surname to see more details, and sources.

The data continously feeds into some Graphical Charts : View some of the charts here

By year of death : 1939 | 1940 | 1941 | 1942 | 1943 | 1944 | 1945 | 1946 | 1947

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Your current query terms ROMFORD CEMETERY returns 43 records, 42 records (97.67%) have circumstances of death. 1 records (2.33%) do not have details. 0 Photos are available.

Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetery/Memorial & Loc Ref
SergeantGordon Reeves WATT (522273) Observer Hampden I P1321  AIR81/1210 1940-07-2650 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRomford Cemetery
Aircraftman 2nd ClassErnest John William BOND (846519) Killed in air raid. Death regi....  Forum Post 1940-09-20909 Balloon Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRomford Cemetery
Aircraftman 2nd ClassEdgar James William BACON (1265377) Spitfire Ia R6817  AIR81/6376 1941-05-1153 OTU United KingdomRomford Cemetery
Flight SergeantJohn Edward BIGNELL (616568) Wireless Op Beaufighter IIf R2335  Forum Post 1941-09-04FIU United KingdomRomford Cemetery
SergeantHarold George LINTOTT (1359517) Wireless Op Whitley V T4132  IBCC 1941-09-2110 OTU United KingdomRomford Cemetery
Aircraftman 2nd ClassAlbert George TOWNROW (1190150) He was hit by a coach while cy....  Forum Post 1942-01-07 United KingdomRomford Cemetery
SergeantHerbert John THOROGOOD (1375386) Pilot Wellington III X3305  IBCC 1942-04-24150 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRomford Cemetery
SergeantSidney Alfred GARDNER (1375858) Observer Hudson V AM608   1942-09-211 OTU United KingdomRomford Cemetery
SergeantIvor Pestell BYGRAVE (1330553) Wireless Op Wellington IC X9614  IBCC 1942-11-1711 OTU United KingdomRomford Cemetery
Leading AircraftmanStanley Albert DE'ATH (1332723) U/T Pilot Tiger Moth BB816  Forum Post 1943-01-2128 EFTS United KingdomRomford Cemetery
Pilot OfficerFrederick Keith THOROGOOD (131898) Navigator Wellington X HE466  IBCC 1943-02-1330 OTU United KingdomRomford Cemetery
Aircraftman 2nd ClassCyril Vernon Thomas DIXON (1509350) He was killed at 20:55 Hours a....  Forum Post 1943-03-236 GTS United KingdomRomford Cemetery
Leading AircraftmanLawrence Charles Arthur LANE (1244896) Lysander III T1580  Forum Post 1943-03-291491 Flt United KingdomRomford Cemetery
Flying OfficerDonald Louis PAVEY (124814) Pilot Mosquito DZ486  IBCC 1943-04-05139 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRomford Cemetery
Leading AircraftmanHerbert John WILSON (1266051) Died at Newark Hospital from a....  Ext Link 1943-04-09 United KingdomRomford Cemetery
SergeantLeslie Henry GARNHAM (1295534) Wireless Op Whitley V LA771  Ext Link 1943-04-12 United KingdomRomford Cemetery
SergeantErnest George COOPER (1321258) Wireless Op Whitley V Z9510  IBCC  Ext Link 1943-05-1324 OTU United KingdomRomford Cemetery
SergeantAlbert John SHORTER (1333656) Wireless Op Whitley V Z9189  Forum Post 1943-07-2742 OTU United KingdomRomford Cemetery
SergeantCyril James WILDE (1812044) Lancaster III JB315  IBCC 1943-11-2057 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRomford Cemetery
SergeantEdward Victor SMITH (1811495) Air Gunner Lancaster III JB639  IBCC 1943-12-16166 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRomford Cemetery
Pilot OfficerWilliam Henry WILLIAMSON (169329) Navigator Anson I MG393  Forum Post 1944-01-305 AOS United KingdomRomford Cemetery
SergeantJoseph Edwin George NOWLAN (1585902) Wireless Op Halifax II V9983  IBCC 1944-02-071662 HCU United KingdomRomford Cemetery
CorporalHerbert Charles WILSON (1205705) Died at Newark Hospital from a....  Forum Post 1944-04-09 United KingdomRomford Cemetery
SergeantPeter Bartley ILLINGWORTH (1387549) Navigator Stirling EF498  IBCC 1944-04-221660 HCU United KingdomRomford Cemetery
SergeantLeslie Norman GURDEN (1291835) Wireless Op Whitley EB384  IBCC 1944-05-2619 OTU United KingdomRomford Cemetery
Flight LieutenantWilliam James HUNT (152730) Navigator Lancaster III ND981  IBCC 1944-06-2397 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRomford Cemetery
SergeantEdward Frank GAZLEY (1894914) Flight Engi Halifax V LL501  IBCC 1944-10-101667 HCU United KingdomRomford Cemetery
SergeantCyril George Raymond BUTCHER (1866662) Died of injuries sustained whe....  More Details 1944-11-10 United KingdomRomford Cemetery
Aircraftwoman 2nd ClassBetty Alma LEAT (2162227) Died of complications arising ....  More Details 1945-01-22 United KingdomRomford Cemetery
SergeantClifford Stanley MARTIN (1861750) Air Gunner Wellington BX LN838  IBCC 1945-02-0314 OTU United KingdomRomford Cemetery
Flight SergeantDerrick William DUNTHORNE (1602131) Navigator Lancaster III ME490  IBCC 1945-02-251660 HCU United KingdomRomford Cemetery
Leading AircraftwomanLucy Ethel Ellen ALDRIDGE (2023482) a Medically discharged WAAF Wa....  Forum Post 1945-03-26 United KingdomRomford Cemetery
Flight SergeantFrederick Arthur HARRIS (1399889) Pilot Wellington XIV NB824  Forum Post 1945-03-26524 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRomford Cemetery
SergeantLeonard Alexander COOKE (1813019) Flight Engi Halifax BIII NA193  IBCC 1945-04-051652 HCU United KingdomRomford Cemetery
SergeantHenry William JONES (1604702) Pilot Lancaster LM719  IBCC 1945-04-281653 HCU United KingdomRomford Cemetery
SergeantRonald Percy ADAMS (1809689) U/T Navigat Wellington BX LN159  Forum Post 1945-04-3029 OTU United KingdomRomford Cemetery
Leading AircraftmanJames WILLIAMS (1429759) He was admitted dangerously il....  Forum Post 1945-11-205023 AC Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRomford Cemetery
Leading AircraftmanJohn David CHINNICK (1294374)   1946-02-07 United KingdomRomford Cemetery
Flight SergeantLeonard Edmund SNOOK (2247825) Flight Engi Sunderland V VB885  Forum Post 1946-02-13302 FTU United KingdomRomford Cemetery
Flying OfficerJames Gordon DAVEY (168290) Mosquito TA560  Forum Post 1946-06-2013 OTU United KingdomRomford Cemetery
Leading AircraftmanErnest Albert Thomas REECE (785080) Died in a road collision On hi....  Forum Post 1946-06-24 United KingdomRomford Cemetery
Flight SergeantKenneth George HART (616449) He committed suicide in a fiel....  Forum Post 1947-05-02RAF Chigwell United KingdomRomford Cemetery
Squadron LeaderArthur Patrick BRENNAN (31484) He was admitted seriously ill ....  Forum Post 1947-05-0961 Group United KingdomRomford Cemetery

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We acknowledge that the data compiled here comes from multiple sources. National Archive ORBs (links given) and other external websites. Even for external websites - it is quite likely that they refer to published material on RAF history and losses. Some of these books/authors are acknowledged in our Essential RAF Researchers Book List. These Authors include (But not limited to) Bill Chorley, Colin Cummings, David Gunby, J J Halley,Ross McNeill and Pelham Temple. Additionally, the data on this site could not have been made possible without the serious contribution and help of the following websites. International Bomber Command Centre | Malcolm Barrass' RAFWEB : Air of Authority | National Archives (UK) | Air Crew Remembered | Jagan Pillarisetti's Bharat-Rakshak.

The Updated Data in its current form is the copyright of RAFCommands.com unless otherwise stated. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission is acknowledged as the source of the primary material. Additional Contributions by RAF Commands Forum Members: wwrsimon, Alex Smart, Dennis Burke, COL BRUGGY, Dick, Paul McMillan, Ross McNeill, alclark, Martyn A Critchlow, davew, Pavel Vancata (CZ_RAF), thorne83, Kiran Toor (Amrit), Rich Allenby, AlanW, alieneyes, Resmoroh, Bill Walker, Theletterwriter, phill jones, John Larder, Brian (Lyffe), AL90, Ken MacLean, Marks, Andy Ingham, John Engelsted (JohnE) and many others. Off Forum Contributions by Jonathan Heyworth, Andrew Curtis, Russell Guest and Glenda Godfrey.

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