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Alex Smart
25th March 2017, 21:52

460216 - Unaccounted Airmen - 16-02-1946

From Henk's List -

GIBBS, James Arthur - W/O - 1197000 -RAFVR - Ramleh War Cemetery, Israel & Palestine ( inc Gaza).

HOUSE, William Norman - F/Lt(Education Officer) - NZ1494 - RNZAF - Christchurch (Bromley) Crematorium Remembrance Court, Christchurch City, New Zealand.

ASTON, Ernest - AC1c - 1557627 - RAFVR - Dukinfield Cemetery, Cheshire.
AYRES, Ronald Oubridge - AC2c(PilotU/T) - 1881430 - RAFVR - Bromley (St. Luke's) Cemetery, Kent.
EASON, Philip Stanton - Air Mechanic(E) 1c - L.FX 105583 - HMS Daedalus III - RN - Charlton Cemetery, Greenwich, London.
EYRE, Anthony - Wng/Cdr(Pilot) - 90408 - D.F.C - RAF(AAF) - Llangennith (St. Cennydd) Churchyard, Glamorganshire - [ Tempest V - NV787 - 1 APS ].
LEAVER, Philip Harris - F/O(Pilot) - 54736 - RAF - Swindon (Whitworth Road) Cemetery, Wiltshire.
ROTHWELL, W - Sgt - 974231 - RAFVR - Pitsligo Parish Churchyard, Aberdeenshire.

From CWGC & Geoff's Sites -

FLETCHER, Edward John - LAC - 142281 - RAAF - Springvale War Cemetery, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

DAVIDSON, Thomas - F/O(Pilot) - 181777 - RAFVR - Taiping War Cemetery, ( Joint Grave), Malaysia.
TURNER, Vincent - F/O(Pilot) - 181801 - RAFVR - Taiping War Cemetery, ( Joint Grave ), Malaysia.


26th March 2017, 00:52


142281 LAC Edward John FLETCHER RAAF.

142281 LAC (Cook) Edward John FLETCHER RAAF (of No.1 Personnel Depot, Melbourne), died from the effects of poliomyelitis on 16 February, 1946, in the Queen's Memorial Infectious Diseases Hospital, Fairfield, Victoria.


26th March 2017, 10:13

GIBBS, James Arthur - W/O - Middle East Signals Centre

ASTON, Ernest - AC1 - registered in Ashton.
AYRES, Ronald Oubridge - AC2 (PilotU/T) - registered in Chester.
LEAVER, Philip Harris - F/O(Pilot) - registered in Swindon.
ROTHWELL, W - Sgt - not Eng/Wales?.

DAVIDSON, Thomas - F/O(Pilot) - RAF Butterworth.
TURNER, Vincent - F/O(Pilot) - RAF Butterworth.


26th March 2017, 12:40

LEAVER, Philip Harris - F/O(Pilot) - 54736 - the Wiltshire Times and Trowbridge Advertiser of February 23rd 1946 reported the following:

R.A.F. Officer Motor-Cyclist Killed
There was a fatal motor-cycle accident on the Steeple Aston - trowbridge road last Friday afternoon, when Flying Officer Philip H. Leaver, R.A.F., systained a fractured skull and other serious injuries, and died at Wroughton R.A.F. Hospital on Saturday night. He was driving the motor-cycle, with a colleague as pillion passenger, when the machine went into a spin after striking the verge on the bedn at Aston Hill. First-aid was rendered at the scene of the accident by Nurse Collier and P.C. Gummer, and the injured officer was taken to the R.A.F. camp at Steeple Aston for further attention before being removed to Wroughton by ambulance.
An inquest was held at Wroughton Hospital, on Monday by the County Coroner (Mr. Harold Dale), and a verdict of "Death by Misadventure" was returned. Flying Officer Leaver's home as in London.

ROTHWELL, W - Sgt - 974231 - the Aberdeen Press and Journal of February 22nd 1946 carried the followimng announcement:

ROTHWELL - Died at Oxford Military Hospital (as the result of an accident), Sergeant W. Rothwell, R.A.F., aged 26 years, husband of Nellie Duncan, 12, Queen Street, Rosehearty, and youngest son of Mrs. E. Rothwell, Hindley Green, Wigan. Funeral on Sat., Feb. 23, at 2 p.m., to Pitsligo Churchyard.

DAVIDSON, Thomas - F/O(Pilot) - 181777
TURNER, Vincent - F/O(Pilot) - 181801

The Lancashire Evening Post of March 12th 1946 reported the following:

The Air Ministry have notified Mrs. E. Turner, of 42, Fishwick View, Preston, that her second son, Flying Officer Vincent Turner, R.A.F., is missing and believed to have lost his life in an accident on February 15th, while serving in India.
Message from Air Force H.Q. at Bombay say he and another officer were at a abomb dump when an explosion occurred. Only one idenifiable body was recovered.

An announcement the previous day is as follows:

TURNER - On February 15th, in Malaya, Flying Officer VINCENT TURNER, aged 22 years, second son of Ethel and the late Jospeh Turner, 42 Fishwick View.



5th March 2022, 20:33
James Arthur Gibbs 1197000, attached to RAF ME Signals , was admitted dangerously ill to Number 1 General hospital on 13 February following a road accident. He was unconcious and had multiple injuries, dying on 16 February without regaining consciousness

30th August 2022, 22:56
James Arthur Gibbs 119700 , was involved in a road accident with a civilian omnibus on 13 February and was admitted dangerously ill to Number 16 British General hospital , where he died of multiple injuries

5th December 2022, 19:58
Walter Rothwell 974231 , attached to RAF Police BAFO, was seriously injured in a MT collision on Sierichstrasse in Hamburg on 9 February whilst off duty. He was admitted seriously ill to Number 53 MFH becoming dangerously ill on 12 February and was evacuated to the U.K. and admitted to the Hughes College Military hospital in Oxford where he died of head injuries and a subdural haematoma