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Air Force deaths involving RAAF Australians in Northern Ireland Chronologically by County

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  1. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER

    There are 39 Australians buried in (11) cemeteries in the counties of Antrim, Down, Fermanagh & Londonderry in Northern Ireland.

    1st February 1942.

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    RAAF FATALITIES IN SECOND WORLD WAR AMONG
    RAAF PERSONNEL SERVING ON ATTACHMENT
    IN ROYAL AIR FORCE SQUADRONS AND SUPPORT UNITS

    Source:

    AWM 237 (65) NAA : A705, 163/113/163 Micro Film No 463 OAFH
    Commonwealth War Graves records
    Aircraft Type: Hudson
    Serial number: AM 604
    Radio call sign:
    Unit: ATTD 206 SQN RAF

    Summary:

    Hudson AM604 took off from RAF Aldergrove, Headquarters Coastal Command, on 1st
    February 1942, on a non-operational aerodrome defence exercise. The aircraft
    struck some trees with its starboard wing, landed upside down and was set on fire by the
    impact. All the crew were killed.

    Crew:

    RAAF 402051 PO Fraser, H G Captain (Pilot)
    RAAF 400858 Sgt A D Campbell; (Observer)
    RAF Sgt P A Fry, (Air Gunner)
    RAF Sgt G T Kettle, (Air Gunner)

    PO Fraser and Sgt’s Campbell Fry are buried in the Killead (St Catherine) Church of
    Ireland, UK.
    Sgt Kettle is buried in the Cowes (Northwood) Cemetery, UK.

    At a later Court of Inquiry, the Station Commander RAF Aldergrove stated : “The Pilots
    in Sqn Ldr Hennock’s Flight, were ordered to follow the Flight Leader in echelon
    starboard. He gave all the necessary orders required by any reasonable pilot. The aircraft
    hit trees as a result of an error of judgement by Fraser in flying too low or diving too
    close to the ground.”
    The AVM Commanding No 15 Group RAF stated : “ Had Fraser conformed normally to
    the manoeuvres of the Flight Commander as was done by the second aircraft in the
    formation, the accident would not have occurred.”
    In Memory of
    Pilot Officer HUGH GAVIN FRASER

    402051, Royal Australian Air Force
    who died age 28
    on 01 February 1942
    Son of Andrew Currie Fraser and Beatrice Irene Fraser, of Camberwell, Victoria, Australia.
    Remembered with honour
    KILLEAD (ST. CATHERINE) CHURCH OF IRELAND CHURCHYARD



    In Memory of
    Sergeant ARCHIBALD DETHRIDGE CAMPBELL

    400858, Royal Australian Air Force
    who died age 33
    on 01 February 1942
    Son of Archibald George and Amy Campbell; husband of Mary Watt Campbell, of Kilsyth, Victoria, Australia.
    Remembered with honour
    KILLEAD (ST. CATHERINE) CHURCH OF IRELAND CHURCHYARD


    In Memory of
    Sergeant PHILIP ALEXANDER FRY

    920055, 206 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
    who died age 23
    on 01 February 1942
    Son of Arthur William and Lilian Mary Fry, of Palmers Green, Middlesex.
    Remembered with honour
    KILLEAD (ST. CATHERINE) CHURCH OF IRELAND CHURCHYARD


    In Memory of
    Sergeant GEOFFREY TAYLOR KETTLE

    913612, 206 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
    who died age 23
    on 01 February 1942
    Son of Fred and Marjorie Muriel Kettle, of Cowes.
    Remembered with honour
    COWES (NORTHWOOD) CEMETERY
     

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    RAAF FATALITIES IN SECOND WORLD WAR AMONG
    RAAF PERSONNEL SERVING ON ATTACHMENT
    IN ROYAL AIR FORCE SQUADRONS AND SUPPORT UNITS

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    404354 Sergeant YOUNG, Fawkner Cotton

    Source:

    AWM 237 (65) NAA : A705, 163/1811/55 Commonwealth War Graves records
    Aircraft Type: Hudson
    Serial number: AM 615
    Radio call sign:
    Unit: ATTD 220 SQN RAF

    Summary:

    Hudson AM615 took off on 1st February 1942 from RAF Station Nutts Corner, with the Pilot
    instructed to carry out low level attack exercises against troops. The aircraft crashed at
    1120am and all the crew were killed. At the time the weather was poor with low cloud
    and rain.

    Crew:

    RAF Sgt G Ireland, (1st Pilot Captain)
    RAF Sgt C R Morley (2nd Pilot)
    RAAF 404354 Sgt F C Young, (Pilot)
    RAF Sgt R C Walker, (Wireless Air Gunner)
    RAF Sgt W H M Watts, (Wireless Air Gunner)
    RAF Sgt K Horton, (Wireless Air Gunner)

    Sgt Ireland is buried in the Paisley (Hawkhead) Cemetery, UK.
    Sgt Morley is buried in the Brookwood Military Cemetery, UK.
    Sgt Young is buried in the Killead (St Catherine) Church of Ireland Churchyard, County
    Antrim, Northern Ireland.
    Sgt Walker is buried in the Long Eaton Cemetery, UK.
    Sgt Watts is buried in the Wigston Cemetery, UK.
    Sgt Horton is buried in the Killead Presbyterian Churchyard, UK.

    A report on the flying accident later reported : “ The accident was caused by dangerous
    flying due to the Pilot carrying out the instructions to the extreme. Two pilots were the
    normal crew.
    The CO of RAF Station Nutts Corner stated “ The accident was due to over keenness and
    to take full advantage of the opportunity to fly low.”
    The AVM Group Commander stated : “I concur in the CO’s remarks. I am satisfied the
    crew were adequately briefed for the exercise and the accident was the result of over
    keenness rather than lack of flying discipline. The deceased pilot was the only individual
    who could be considered to blame for the accident.”
    In Memory of
    Flight Sergeant GEORGE IRELAND

    622635, 220 Sqdn., Royal Air Force
    who died
    on 01 February 1942
    Son of John Sinclair Ireland and Margaret Ireland; husband of Janet Braidwood Weir Ireland, of Paisley.
    Remembered with honour
    PAISLEY (HAWKHEAD) CEMETERY


    In Memory of
    Flight Sergeant COLIN ROBERT MORLEY

    1170683, 220 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
    who died age 23
    on 01 February 1942
    Son of Alfred W. Morley and Mabel E. Morley, of Kempley, Gloucestershire. B.Sc., Hons. (Reading).
    Remembered with honour
    BROOKWOOD MILITARY CEMETERY


    In Memory of
    Sergeant FALKNER COTTON YOUNG

    404354, Royal Australian Air Force
    who died age 24
    on 01 February 1942
    Son of William Vivian and Grace May Young, of Condamine, Queensland, Australia.
    Remembered with honour
    KILLEAD (ST. CATHERINE) CHURCH OF IRELAND CHURCHYARD


    In Memory of
    Sergeant RONALD CHARLES WALKER

    751141, 220 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
    who died age 21
    on 01 February 1942
    Son of Charles William and Maud Walker, of Long Eaton.
    Remembered with honour
    LONG EATON CEMETERY


    In Memory of
    Sergeant WALLACE HAROLD MACE WATTS

    1209099, 220 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
    who died age 20
    on 01 February 1942
    Son of Walter and Gladys Edith Watts; husband of Mary Watts, of Wigston Magna.
    Remembered with honour
    WIGSTON CEMETERY


    In Memory of
    Sergeant KENNETH HORTON

    1260890, 220 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
    who died age 25
    on 01 February 1942
    Son of Arthur George and Annie Horton; husband of Kathleen Horton, of Isleworth, Middlesex.
    Remembered with honour
    KILLEAD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCHYARD
     
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    RAAF FATALITIES IN SECOND WORLD WAR AMONG
    RAAF PERSONNEL SERVING ON ATTACHMENT
    IN ROYAL AIR FORCE SQUADRONS AND SUPPORT UNITS

    Source :

    AWM 237 (65) NAA : A705, Commonwealth War Graves records
    Aircraft Type: Liberator
    Serial number: AL 577
    Radio call sign:
    Unit: ATTD 108 SQN RAF

    Summary:

    Liberator AL577 took off from Egypt for the UK on 15/3/1942. It was intended to land
    at RAF Station Hurn, near Dundalk Eire, at approx 2.10pm on 16th March 1942.
    During an early part of the flight the aircraft acknowledged orders to return to Egypt
    owing to bad weather over the British Isles at the time, but the aircraft was west of its
    course and it crashed into high ground at Jenanstown, Kilkenny, Eire. All the crew of 6
    and 9 passengers were killed with 4 passengers being seriously injured.

    Crew :

    RAAF 402429 Flt Sgt L R Williams, Captain (Pilot)
    RAF PO Tolson, J P (Pilot)
    RAF Flt Sgt P H Morey, (Observer)
    RAF Sgt H J Gibbons, (Wireless Operator)
    RAF Sgt C J Ingram, (Wireless Air Gunner)
    RAF Flt Lt Barrett, F C DFC (Air Gunner) (of Australia)

    Passengers:

    RAF Wg Cdr Wells R J (Pilot)
    RAF FO Anderson, J R DFC (Pilot) Seriously injured
    RAF Sgt C R Amos (Pilot) Seriously injured
    RCAF PO King, G F (Observer)
    RAF Sgt S H Hayden, (Wireless Air Gunner) Seriously injured
    RAF PO Stephens, W B (Pilot)
    RAAF 402677 Flt Sgt H W T Sloman, (Pilot)
    RAF Sgt L G Jordan (Observer)
    RAF Sgt T E Pattison, (Wireless Air Gunner) Seriously injured
    RAF Sgt A M S Brownlie
    RCAF Flt Sgt C S Goodenough
    RAF Sgt G Buchanan
    RAF Sgt Brooks

    Flt Sgt Williams (RAAF) and Flt Sgt Sloman (RAAF) are buried in the Belfast City
    Cemetery, UK.
    PO Tolson is buried in the Diss Cemetery, UK.
    Flt Sgt Morey is buried in the Shirley (St John) Churchyard, UK.
    Sgt Gibbons is buried in the Newpoet (Christchurch) Cemetery, UK.
    Sgt Ingram is buried in the West Ham Cemetery, UK.
    Flt Lt Barrett is buried in the Belfast City Cemetery, UK.
    All the other passengers are buried in various UK cemeteries.

    In Memory of
    Flight Sergeant LINDSAY ROSS WILLIAMS

    402429, Royal Australian Air Force
    who died age 26
    on 16 March 1942
    Son of Henry Stanley and Elsie Ethel Mary Williams, of Five Dock, New South Wales, Australia. Dip. Agr. (Hawkesbury).
    Remembered with honour
    BELFAST CITY CEMETERY


    In Memory of
    Pilot Officer JOHN PEILE TOLSON

    67640, 108 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
    who died age 21
    on 16 March 1942
    Son of Sqdn. Ldr. Wilfred George Tolson, M.C., R.A.F. (V.R.) (died on service, 12th April, 1943), and Marjorie Seymour Tolson, of Harpenden.
    Remembered with honour
    HARPENDEN (WESTFIELD) CEMETERY


    In Memory of
    Flight Sergeant PAUL HERRICK MOREY

    917067, 108 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
    who died age 22
    on 16 March 1942
    Son of Herbert George and Jessie Mary Morey, of Leamington Spa, Warwickshire.
    Remembered with honour
    SHIRLEY (ST. JOHN) CHURCHYARD


    In Memory of
    Sergeant HENRY JAMES GIBBONS

    948393, 108 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
    who died age 20
    on 16 March 1942
    Son of Herbert F. J. Gibbons and Lilian E. Gibbons, of Newport.
    Remembered with honour
    NEWPORT (CHRISTCHURCH) CEMETERY


    In Memory of
    Sergeant CHARLES JOSEPH INGRAM

    916998, 108 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
    who died
    on 16 March 1942

    Remembered with honour
    WEST HAM CEMETERY


    In Memory of
    Flight Lieutenant FRANCIS CHARLES BARRETT
    D F C

    77959, 108 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
    who died age 32
    on 16 March 1942
    Son of J. F. Barrett and Ida Barrett; nephew of Walter Beames, of Frewville, South Australia. His brother Allen Bernard also died on service.
    Remembered with honour
    BELFAST CITY CEMETERY


    In Memory of
    Wing Commander RICHARD JOHN WELLS

    39918, 108 Sqdn., Royal Air Force
    who died age 28
    on 16 March 1942
    Son of Richard Alexander and Ada Wells. of Diss.
    Remembered with honour
    DISS CEMETERY


    In Memory of
    Pilot Officer GEORGE FREDERICK KING

    J/15525, 108 (R.A.F.) Sqdn, Royal Canadian Air Force
    who died age 25
    on 16 March 1942
    Son of Philip and Belinda King, of New Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
    Remembered with honour
    BELFAST CITY CEMETERY


    In Memory of
    Pilot Officer WILFRED BERTRAND STEPHENS

    113267, 108 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
    who died
    on 19 March 1942

    Remembered with honour
    CITY OF WESTMINSTER (PADDINGTON) CEMETERY, MILL HILL


    In Memory of
    Flight Sergeant HERBERT WILLIAM THORNLEY SLOMAN

    402677, Royal Australian Air Force
    who died age 22
    on 16 March 1942
    Son of William George and Mary Alice Sloman, of Pymble, New South Wales, Australia.
    Remembered with honour
    BELFAST CITY CEMETERY


    In Memory of
    Flight Sergeant LESLIE GEORGE JORDAN

    905148, 108 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
    who died age 20
    on 16 March 1942
    Son of John B. Jordan and Rose Jordan, of Portslade.
    Remembered with honour
    BRIGHTON (DOWNS) CREMATORIUM


    In Memory of
    Sergeant ANDREW MCMILLAN SMITH BROWNLIE

    546659, 108 Sqdn., Royal Air Force
    who died age 29
    on 16 March 1942
    Son of Thomas and Marion Smith Brownlie, of Glasgow.
    Remembered with honour
    GLASGOW (EASTWOOD) CEMETERY



    In Memory of
    Flight Sergeant CARLTON STOKES GOODENOUGH

    R/62738, 108 (R.A.F.) Sqdn, Royal Canadian Air Force
    who died age 28
    on 16 March 1942
    Son of Wright E. Goodenough and Eva Stokes Goodenough; husband of Margaret Bagley Goodenough, of East Angus, Province of Quebec, Canada.
    Remembered with honour
    BELFAST CITY CEMETERY


    In Memory of
    Flight Sergeant GEORGE BUCHANAN

    1060536, 108 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
    who died age 22
    on 16 March 1942
    Son of William and Helen Buchanan, of Paisley.
    Remembered with honour
    ABBEY CEMETERY, THORN


    In Memory of
    Sergeant WALTER PAUL BROOKS

    931402, 108 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
    who died age 20
    on 16 March 1942
    Son of Walter Horace Harry Brooks, and of Mabel Brooks, of Hampton, Middlesex.
    Remembered with honour
    WANDSWORTH (PUTNEY VALE) CEMETERY AND CREMATORIUM
     
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    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER

    All these deaths are listed as the 16th except this one:

    Can anyone confirm if this airman died three days later or is the date incorrect?

    In Memory of
    Pilot Officer WILFRED BERTRAND STEPHENS

    113267, 108 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
    who died
    on 19 March 1942

    Remembered with honour
    CITY OF WESTMINSTER (PADDINGTON) CEMETERY, MILL HILL

    Cheers

    Geoff
     
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    RAAF FATALITIES IN SECOND WORLD WAR AMONG
    RAAF PERSONNEL SERVING ON ATTACHMENT
    IN ROYAL AIR FORCE SQUADRONS AND SUPPORT UNITS

    404602 Pilot Officer CAPEL, Davis Farqhar

    Source:

    AWM 237 (65) NAA : A705, 163/95/342 Digitised Micro Film No 463 OAFH
    Commonwealth War Graves records.
    Aircraft Type: Fortress
    Serial number: FK 207
    Radio call sign:
    Unit: ATTD 220 SQN RAF

    Summary:

    Fortress FK207 took off on the 10th August 1942, from RAF Butts Corner, Northern
    Ireland, detailed to carry out a night convoy operational patrol. The aircraft crashed and
    all the crew were killed.
    A Court of Inquiry into the accident stated : “ The aircraft passed over the drome at Nutts
    Corner at about 2330 hours, turned left as if to turn in on the runway. When immediately
    downwind of the runway the aircraft dived into the ground, caught fire and disintegrated
    with the bomb load exploding. The weather at the time was poor with low cloud which
    forced the aircraft to fly very close to rising ground.
    The Group Captain Commanding RAF Ballykelly Station stated : “ This appears to be a
    case of losing flying speed in a turn at too low an altitude to permit recovery. “

    Crew:

    RAF` PO Sanderson, G A Captain (Pilot)
    RAF WO E W Bristow, (2nd Pilot)
    RAAF 404602 PO Capel, D F (Observer)
    RAF Sgt H Garcia, (Wireless Air Gunner)
    RAF Sgt V C Fretter, (Wireless Air Gunner)
    RAF Sgt P G Foster, (Wireless Air Gunner)

    All the crew were killed in the crash.
    PO Sanderson and Sgt Garcia are buried in the Portsmouth (Kingston) Cemetery, UK.
    WO Bristow is buried in the Brighton (Bear Road) Borough Cemetery, UK.
    PO Capel is buried in the Killead (St Catherine) Church of Ireland Cemetery, Northern
    Ireland.
    Sgt Fretter is buried in the Broughton Astley Cemetery, UK.
    Sgt Foster is buried in the Glenady Roman Catholic Churchyard, UK.

    In Memory of
    Pilot Officer GORDON ALAN SANDERSON

    128370, 220 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
    who died age 23
    on 10 August 1942
    Son of James and Ethel Maud Sanderson, of Copnor.
    Remembered with honour
    PORTSMOUTH (KINGSTON) CEMETERY


    In Memory of
    Warrant Officer ERNEST WILLIAM BRISTOW

    745118, 220 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
    who died age 26
    on 10 August 1942
    Son of William George and Blanch Ellen Bristow, of Brighton.
    Remembered with honour
    BRIGHTON CITY CEMETERY (BEAR ROAD)


    In Memory of
    Pilot Officer DAVID FARQUHAR CAPEL

    404602, Royal Australian Air Force
    who died age 22
    on 10 August 1942
    Son of Raymond Cecil and Irene May Capel, of Goondiwindi, Queensland, Australia.
    Remembered with honour
    KILLEAD (ST. CATHERINE) CHURCH OF IRELAND CHURCHYARD


    In Memory of
    Sergeant HARRY GARCIA

    931532, 220 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
    who died age 20
    on 10 August 1942
    Son of Cecil Francis and Mabel Emma Garcia, of Bickley, Bromley, Kent.
    Remembered with honour
    KILLEAD (ST. CATHERINE) CHURCH OF IRELAND CHURCHYARD


    In Memory of
    Sergeant VICTOR CLARENCE FRETTER

    751381, 220 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
    who died age 23
    on 10 August 1942
    Son of Clarence and Mildred Fretter, of Broughton Astley; husband of Joan Fretter, of Countesthorpe.
    Remembered with honour
    BROUGHTON ASTLEY CEMETERY


    In Memory of
    Sergeant PHILIP GERARD FOSTER

    1158929, 220 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
    who died age 21
    on 10 August 1942
    Son of Philip and Evelyn May Foster, of Parkestone, Dorsetshire.
    Remembered with honour
    GLENAVY ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCHYARD
     
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    SECOND WORLD WAR FATALITIES
    RAAF PERSONNEL SERVING IN RAF
    BEAUFORT SQUADRONS AND SUPPORT UNITS

    9452 Sergeant STEVENS, Thomas Charles

    Source:

    AWM 237 (65) NAA : 705, 166/38/81 Commonwealth War Graves records
    Roger Hayward : The Beaufort File, Page 48.
    Aircraft Type: Beaufort
    Serial number: AW 277
    Radio call sign:
    Unit: NO 5 O T U RAF

    Summary:

    Beaufort AW277 was detailed on 29th March 1943 to carry out a non operational night
    navigation exercise. The aircraft was returning from the exercise, and had several fixes
    which placed the aircraft on track, the last fix being less than 20 miles from the
    aerodrome. The aircraft signalled X257 approx 3 minutes before it flew into electric
    cables at 4am on 29th March, at Colin Mountain, County Antrim, Northern Ireland.
    All the crew were killed in the crash.

    Crew:

    RAF Sgt W A McKinley, Captain (Pilot)
    RAAF 9452 Sgt T C Stevens, (Navigator Bomb Aimer)
    RAF Sgt E F H Stephens, (Wireless Air Gunner)
    RAF Sgt P H Ryder, (Wireless Air Gunner)

    Sgt McKinley is buried in the Strabane Cemetery, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland UK
    Sgt Stevens is buried in the Belfast City Cemetery, County Antrim, Northern Ireland, UK
    Sgt Stephens is buried in the Wymering (St Peter and St Paul) Churchyard, Hertfordshire,
    UK
    Sgt Ryder is buried in the Abbots Langley (St Lawrence) Churchyard, Hertfordshire, UK.

    In Memory of
    Sergeant WILLIAM ALEXANDER McKINLEY

    1080089, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
    who died age 20
    on 29 March 1943
    Son of James and Elizabeth McKinley, of Strabane.
    Remembered with honour
    STRABANE CEMETERY


    In Memory of
    Flight Sergeant THOMAS CHARLES STEVENS

    9452, Royal Australian Air Force
    who died age 26
    on 29 March 1943
    Son of John Thomas Stevens and Janet Stevens; husband of Margaret Elva Jean Stevens, of Ballarat, Victoria, Australia.
    Remembered with honour
    BELFAST CITY CEMETERY


    In Memory of
    Sergeant EDWARD FRANCIS HUNTER STEPHENS

    1312371, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
    who died
    on 29 March 1943

    Remembered with honour
    WYMERING (SS. PETER AND PAUL) CHURCHYARD


    In Memory of
    Sergeant PETER HENRY RYDER

    1293932, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
    who died age 19
    on 29 March 1943
    Son of Ernest Arthur and Cosy Ivy Ryder, of Abbots Langley.
    Remembered with honour
    ABBOTS LANGLEY (ST. LAWRENCE) CHURCHYARD
     
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    SECOND WORLD WAR FATALITIES
    RAAF PERSONNEL SERVING IN RAF
    BEAUFORT SQUADRONS AND SUPPORT UNITS


    Source:

    AWM 237 (65) NAA : A705, 166/15/50 Commonwealth War Graves records
    Aircraft Type: Beaufort
    Serial number: EL 131
    Radio call sign:
    Unit: No 5 O T U RAF

    Summary:

    Beaufort EL131 was detailed on 15th May 1943 to carry out a daytime non-operational
    training exercise No 2. The aircraft crashed at 0920 hours 1 mile north of Shields Corner,
    The Cheegh, Castle Dawson, Londonderry, Northern Ireland, UK.All five on board were
    killed.

    Crew:

    RAAF 413982 Flt Sgt D M Gibson, Captain (Pilot)
    RAAF 411702 Flt Sgt C L Harris, (Navigator Bomb Aimer)
    RNZAF Sgt K T Devery, (Wireless Air Gunner)
    RNZAF Sgt A R Davis, (Wireless Air Gunner)
    RAF AC2 D H O’Brien, (Wireless Operator)

    Flt Sgt’s Gibson and Harris and Sgt Davis are buried in the Belfast City Cemetery,
    County Antrim, Northern Ireland, UK.
    Sgt Devery is buried in the Belfast (Milltown) Roman Catholic Cemetery, County
    Antrim, Northern Ireland, UK.
    AC2 O’Brien is buried in the Bexley Heath Cemetery, Kent, UK.

    In Memory of
    Flight Sergeant DONALD MURRAY GIBSON

    413982, Royal Australian Air Force
    who died age 22
    on 15 May 1943
    Son of Cleveland Julian Vincent and Ella Hope Gibson, of Walcha, New South Wales, Australia.
    Remembered with honour
    BELFAST CITY CEMETERY


    In Memory of
    Flight Sergeant CHARLES LOXLEY HARRIS

    411702, Royal Australian Air Force
    who died age 33
    on 15 May 1943
    Son of Charles Loxley Harris and Lilian Florence Barbera Harris; husband of Alice Jean Harris, of Birdwood, New South Wales, Australia.
    Remembered with honour
    BELFAST CITY CEMETERY


    In Memory of
    Sergeant KEITH THOMAS DEVERY

    416683, Royal New Zealand Air Force
    who died age 20
    on 15 May 1943
    Son of Edward Francis and Grace Mildred Devery, of Auckland City, New Zealand.
    Remembered with honour
    BELFAST (MILLTOWN) ROMAN CATHOLIC CEMETERY


    In Memory of
    Sergeant ARTHUR REGINALD DAVIS

    414730, Royal New Zealand Air Force
    who died age 24
    on 15 May 1943
    Son of Charles Albert and Minnie Davis, of Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand; husband of Lorraine Muriel Davis, of Levin, Wellington, New Zealand.
    Remembered with honour
    BELFAST CITY CEMETERY


    In Memory of
    Aircraftman 2nd Class DENNIS HENRY O'BRIEN

    1800327, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
    who died age 20
    on 15 May 1943
    Son of Thomas John and Eliza O'Brien, of Bexleyheath.
    Remembered with honour
    BEXLEY HEATH CEMETERY
     
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    SECOND WORLD WAR FATALITIES
    RAAF PERSONNEL SERVING IN RAF
    BEAUFORT SQUADRONS AND SUPPORT UNITS

    416768 Sergant KIRBY, William Wilson

    Source:

    AWM 237 (65) NAA : 705, 166/22/65 Commonwealth War Graves records.
    Aircraft Type: Beaufort
    Serial number: DX 134
    Radio call sign:
    Unit: NO 1 O T U RAF

    Summary:

    Beaufort DX134 was detailed on 15th May 1943 to carry out a non operational training
    flight – map reading and air-sea rescue exercise. At 1800 hours the aircraft crashed at
    Church Island, near Bellaghy, Londonderry, Northern Ireland, and all the crew were
    killed.
    In a unit report on the accident it stated “ it seems fairly apparent that the pilot was
    making a forced landing on open ground, but his approach took him over a church. It
    seems that to avoid hitting the church spire, he stalled the aircraft at approx 100 feet and
    crashed in a very steep angle just beyond the church building.” It also stated the “port
    engine was suspect. The pilot had trimmed the aircraft to fly on starboard engine. Traces
    of white metal in the oil. Engine being inspected.”

    Crew:

    RCAF Sgt R K Holmes, Captain (Pilot) (an American citizen)
    RAAF 416768 Sgt W W Kirby, (Navigator Bomb Aimer)
    RAF Sgt G Taylor, (Wireless Air Gunner)
    RAF Sgt J R Parkes, (Wireless Air Gunner)

    Sgt Holmes is buried in the Belfast (Milltown) Roman Catholic Cemetery, County
    Antrim, Northern Ireland, UK
    Sgt Kirby is buried in the Belfast City Cemetery, County Antrim, Northern Ireland, UK.
    Sgt Taylor is buried in the Sheffield (Intake Village) Cemetery, Yorkshire, UK.
    Sgt Parkes is buried in the Dudley Borough Cemetery, Worcestershire, UK.

    In Memory of
    Flight Sergeant RICHARD KEVIN HOLMES

    R/122439, Royal Canadian Air Force
    who died age 31
    on 15 May 1943
    Son of Robert Browne Holmes and Gladys Gaylord Holmes, of Hollywood, California, U.S.A.
    Remembered with honour
    BELFAST (MILLTOWN) ROMAN CATHOLIC CEMETERY


    In Memory of
    Sergeant WILLIAM WILSON KIRBY

    416768, Royal Australian Air Force
    who died age 25
    on 15 May 1943
    Son of Raymond George and Winifred May Kirby, of Willoughby, New South Wales, Australia.
    Remembered with honour
    BELFAST CITY CEMETERY


    In Memory of
    Sergeant GEORGE TAYLOR

    1030620, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
    who died age 31
    on 15 May 1943
    Son of George Henry and Edith Norah Taylor, of Sheffield; husband of Florence Taylor, of Sheffield.
    Remembered with honour
    SHEFFIELD (INTAKE VILLAGE) CEMETERY


    In Memory of
    Sergeant JAMES RICHARD PARKES

    1231901, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
    who died age 21
    on 15 May 1943
    Son of Richard and Gertrude May Parkes, of Dudley.
    Remembered with honour
    DUDLEY BOROUGH CEMETERY
     
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    RAAF FATALITIES IN SECOND WORLD WAR AMONG
    RAAF PERSONNEL SERVING ON ATTACHMENT
    IN ROYAL AIR FORCE SQUADRONS AND SUPPORT UNITS

    427266 Sergeant SPROGE, Richard Henry

    Source:

    AWM 237 (65) NAA : A705, 166/38/466 Commonwealth War Graves records
    Aircraft Type: Anson
    Serial number: MG 385
    Radio call sign:
    Unit: 2 (O) Advanced Flying RAF

    Summary:

    On the 27th March 1944, Anson MG385 on a night non-operational navigation flight,
    crashed at 0120 hours at Bowhill Farm, County Antrim Northern Ireland. Sgt Sproge was
    killed in the crash.
    Flt Sgt Britt who was uninjured in the crash, later reported ; “At 0021 we received a
    diversionary message from Ramsay instructing us to land at Bishop Court. The Pilot and
    Nav were informed, and QDM’s were obtained from Bishop Court H/F D/F Station. A
    short time after that one of the engines cut, I think it was the starboard. The Pilot
    increased power from the other one, but a few seconds later that one failed. The Pilot
    ordered abandon aircraft at a height of about 2,500 feet. The 2nd WOP was first to leave
    followed by the Nav and then myself. On the way down I saw the aircraft with its landing
    lights on and guessed the Pilot was looking for a place to force land.”
    An Inquiry into the accident found that “ Both outboard cocks were in the “ON” position,
    both outboard fuel tanks were empty. Both Inboard tanks contained at least 15 gallons of
    fuel. Both cocks were OFF. It was considered that the engines failed because of shortage
    of fuel.”

    Crew:

    RAF Flt Sgt R C Gillespie, (Pilot) Injured
    RAAF 427266 Sgt R H Sproge, (Navigator) Killed
    RCAF Sgt J Pickaunce, (Air Bomber) Injured
    RAF Flt Sgt J Britt, (Staff Wireless Operator) Uninjured
    RAAF 432100 Flt Sgt J G Breathour, (Pupil Wireless Operator) Uninjured
    Sgt Sproge is buried in the Killead Presbyterian Churchyard, County Antrim, Northern
    Ireland.

    In Memory of
    Sergeant RICHARD HENRY SPROGE

    427266, Royal Australian Air Force
    who died age 22
    on 27 March 1944
    Son of Richard Peter and Claudia Sproge, of Manjimup, Western Australia.
    Remembered with honour
    KILLEAD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCHYARD
     
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    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER

    This is the final RAAF death in Country Antrim.

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    RAAF FATALITIES IN SECOND WORLD WAR AMONG
    RAAF PERSONNEL SERVING ON ATTACHMENT
    IN ROYAL AIR FORCE SQUADRONS AND SUPPORT UNITS

    404063 Flight Lieutenant FRASER, Alexander William DFC and Bar

    Source:

    AWM 237 (65) NAA : A705, 166/14/228 Commonwealth War Graves records
    Aircraft Type: Wellington
    Serial number: HF 352
    Radio call sign:
    Unit: ATTD Royal Air Force (Farnborough)

    Summary:

    On the 4th July 1944, Wellington HF352 was carrying out a non-operational experimental
    flight, and the aircraft crashed and all on board were killed.

    Crew:

    RAAF 404063 Flt Lt Fraser, A W DFC and Bar Captain (Pilot)
    RAF WO S Bickell, (Wireless Air Gunner
    RAF Sgt K Popejoy,
    RAF AC1 S Parsons
    Mr D W Parker (Civilian Observer).
    Mr R A Erskins ( “ “ )
    Mr K Dart ( “ “ )

    Flt Lt Fraser is buried in the Lisburn Cemetery, Northern Ireland, UK.
    WO Bickell is buried in the Edmonton Cemetery, Middlesex, UK
    Sgt Popejoy is buried in the Brookwood Military Cemetery, Surrey, UK.
    AC1 Parsons is buried in the Leeds (Harehills) Cemetery, UK.

    The civilian observers are buried in their own hometown cemeteries.

    A Court of Inquiry into the accident later found : “The aircraft had a failure of the
    starboard engine at approx 0950 hours and by the engine was feathered. The Pilot
    informed Farnborough by radio he was returning to base, and later ay 0955 he was having
    difficulty in maintaining height which was then at 1100 feet, but was trying to make
    base. He instructed his passengers to take up crash positions, and to remove the astro
    dome. He obviously intended to make a wheels up down wind landing at Odiham, which
    he may well have mistaken for Farnborough. However he must have been too low on his
    approach to Odiham and in trying to clear a small hill he stalled the aircraft into a copse.
    The aircraft hit the ground in a stalled attitude at 1004 hours.
    The Causes of the accident were : Failure of the starboard engine, and failure of the
    aircraft to maintain height on one engine possibly due to overheating of the port engine.”

    Citations :

    The Citations for the DFC awarded to Flt Lt Fraser then of 120 Sqn RAF, is as follows :
    “ This officer has taken part in numerous anti-submarine and convoy escort sorties and
    has proved himself an exceptional pilot. On one occasion he found one of our convoys
    when 50 miles from home and by escorting it for four and a half hours undoubtedly saved
    it from submarine attack.

    The Citation for the Bar to the DFC awarded to Flt Lt Fraser then of 120 Sqn RAF is as
    follows : “ This officer was captain of an aircraft which attacked a U boat. In the face of
    heavy ant-aircraft fire a vigorous attack was pressed home and the vessel was destroyed.
    Although Flt Lt Fraser’s aircraft was hit by gunfire, he flew it to base where he executed
    a masterly landing. This officer has displayed skill, courage and determination of a high
    order. (London Gazette 3/8/1943 Page 3485)

    In Memory of
    Flight Lieutenant ALEXANDER WILLIAM FRASER
    D F C and Bar

    404063, Royal Australian Air Force
    who died age 29
    on 04 July 1944
    Son of Alexander William and Rhoda Maria Fraser; husband of Margaret Fraser, of Millaa Millaa, Queensland, Australia.
    Remembered with honour
    LISBURN CEMETERY


    In Memory of
    Warrant Officer SIDNEY BICKELL

    649048, Royal Air Force
    who died age 22
    on 04 July 1944
    Son of Sidney Theodore and Amelia Bickell; husband of Daphne Rhoda Bickell, of Winchmore Hill.
    Remembered with honour
    EDMONTON CEMETERY, Middlesex


    In Memory of
    Sergeant KEITH LAWRENCE POPEJOY

    540429, Royal Air Force
    who died
    on 04 July 1944

    Remembered with honour
    BROOKWOOD MILITARY CEMETERY


    In Memory of
    Aircraftman 1st Class STANLEY PARSONS

    1673867, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
    who died age 27
    on 04 July 1944
    Husband of Margaret Rita Parsons, of Leeds.
    Remembered with honour
    LEEDS (HAREHILLS) CEMETERY

    I have no details on the Civilian Observers
     
  11. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER

    There are 39 Australians buried in (11) cemeteries in the counties of Antrim, Down, Fermanagh & Londonderry in Northern Ireland.

    County Down Losses - (9) in two cemeteries.

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    RAAF FATALITIES IN SECOND WORLD WAR AMONG
    RAAF PERSONNEL SERVING ON ATTACHMENT
    IN ROYAL AIR FORCE SQUADRONS AND SUPPORT UNITS

    403141 Sergeant LINDEMAN, Ross Wellesley

    Source:

    AWM 237 (65) NAA A705, 163/138/72 Commonwealth War Graves records
    Aircraft Type: Defiant
    Serial number:
    Radio call sign:
    Unit: ATTD 153 SQN RAF

    Summary:

    A Defiant flown by Sgt Lindeman took off from RAF Eglington in the afternoon of 25th
    January 1942 to fly to Ballyhalbert and return. The aircraft had been tested and found
    fully serviceable before the flight and the wind was gusty the general weather conditions
    were fair and visibility excellent.
    The accident occurred immediately after take off when the aircraft was seen to turn
    steeply on take off, and it was believed due to the extreme bumpy conditions, it turned
    over on its back at a height too low for the pilot to recover control. The aircraft dived into
    the ground and both the crew were killed.

    Crew :

    RAAF 493141 Sgt R W Lindeman, (Pilot)
    RAF Sgt R Low, (Air Gunner)

    Sgt Lindeman is buried in the Ballyhalbert (St Andrews) Church of Ireland Churchyard,
    Ballyeasborough, County Down, Northern Ireland.
    Sgt Low is buried in the Aberdeen (Allenvale) Cemetery, Aberdeen, Scotland.


    Ballyhalbert Churchyard 2.jpg
    In Memory of
    Sergeant ROSS WELLESLEY LINDEMAN

    403141, Royal Australian Air Force
    who died age 21
    on 25 January 1942
    Son of Frederick Harold and Hilda Maud Lindeman, of Edgecliff, New South Wales, Australia.
    Remembered with honour
    BALLYHALBERT (ST. ANDREW) CHURCH OF IRELAND CHURCHYARD


    In Memory of
    Flight Sergeant ROBERT LOW

    817273, Royal Air Force
    who died age 26
    on 25 January 1942
    Son of Robert and Margaret Low, of Aberdeen; husband of Alexandra Smith Low, of Aberdeen.
    Remembered with honour
    ABERDEEN (ALLENVALE) CEMETERY
     

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    26th May 1942

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    RAAF FATALITIES IN SECOND WORLD WAR AMONG
    RAAF PERSONNEL SERVING ON ATTACHMENT
    IN ROYAL AIR FORCE SQUADRONS AND SUPPORT UNITS

    400746 Flight Sergeant WILLS, Stanley Donald

    Source:

    AWM 237 (65) NAA : A705, 163/178/325 Commonwealth War Graves records
    Aircraft Type: Beaufighter
    Serial number: X 7573
    Radio call sign:
    Unit: ATTD 153 SQN RAF

    Summary:

    Beaufighter X7573 crashed at 1500 hours on 26th May 1942 when carrying out a night
    flying test. The crew of three were killed.

    Crew :

    RAAF 400746 Flt Sgt S D Wills, Captain (Pilot)
    RAF Sgt G C Edwards, (Observer Radar)
    RAF Sgt W R Willis, (Observer Radar)


    Flt Sgt Wills is buried in the Ballyhalbert (St Andrew) Church of Ireland Churchyard,
    Balleasborough, County Down, Northern Ireland.
    Sgt Edwards is buried in the Harbledown (St Michael) Churchyard, UK
    Sgt Willis is buried in the Ballycranbeg (Mount St Joseph) Roman Catholic Churchyard,
    UK

    A later report into the flying accident stated “ Sgt Wills was seen to enter a large white
    cloud in a steep turn at 9000 feet. Wills was next seen 1000 feet below heavy cloud and
    flying in heavy rain towards hills. The aircraft was seen to do a steep turn left and crash.

    The Primary cause of the accident was :

    The accident occurred during a night flying test at
    9000 feet over Ballymews. Flt Lt Styles was cooperating pilot in a second machine.
    The Secondary cause was : the aircraft entered a thick bank of cloud at 9000 feet in
    which icing would be present. Freezing level was 4500 feet.
    General remarks by the Wg Cdr CO of 153 Sqn : The Pilot must have lost control in the
    cloud and unable to regain control before it crashed into mountains approx 1000 feet
    high. He had been requested by Flt Lt Styles to keep clear of the storm.”

    In Memory of
    Flight Sergeant STANLEY DONALD WILLS

    400746, Royal Australian Air Force
    who died age 20
    on 26 May 1942
    Son of Korah Stanley Wills and Helen Pearson Wills, of East St. Kilda, Victoria, Australia.
    Remembered with honour
    BALLYHALBERT (ST. ANDREW) CHURCH OF IRELAND CHURCHYARD


    In Memory of
    Flight Sergeant GORDON CHARLES EDWARDS

    777621, 153 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
    who died age 25
    on 26 May 1942

    Remembered with honour
    HARBLEDOWN (ST. MICHAEL) CHURCHYARD


    In Memory of
    Sergeant WILLIAM RICHARD WILLIS

    1212906, 153 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
    who died
    on 26 May 1942

    Remembered with honour
    BALLYCRANBEG (MOUNT ST. JOSEPH) ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCHYARD
     
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    SECOND WORLD WAR FATALITIES
    RAAF PERSONNEL SERVING IN RAF
    BEAUFORT SQUADRONS AND SUPPORT UNITS

    417302 Flight Sergeant POTTER, Alan Gilbert

    Source:

    AWM 237 (65) NAA :A705, 166/33/56 Commonwealth War Graves records
    Aircraft Type: Beaufort
    Serial number: JM 451
    Radio call sign:
    Unit: NO 5 O T U RAF

    Summary:

    Beaufort JM451 was detailed on 23rd July 1943 to carry out a non operational daytime
    map reading, air to air firing, photography and QCM training exercise. The aircraft
    crashed at 1035 hours 5 miles west of Swatragh, County Antrim, Northern Ireland, and
    all the crew were killed.
    .
    Crew:

    RCAF FO Aspinall, M J W Captain (Pilot)
    RAAF 417302 Flt Sgt A G Potter, (Navigator Bomb Aimer)
    RAF Sgt R D Eaglen, (Wireless Air Gunner)
    RAF Sgt E C Buttle, (Wireless Air Gunner)

    FO Aspinall, Flt Sgt Potter and Sgt Eaglen are buried in the Eglantine Church of Ireland
    Cemetery, County Down, Northern Ireland, UK.
    Sgt Buttle is buried in the Southampton (South Stoneham) Cemetery, Hampshire, UK


    In Memory of
    Flying Officer MAURICE JOHN WILLIAM ASPINALL

    J/14046, Royal Canadian Air Force
    who died age 22
    on 23 July 1943
    Son of Maurice and Isobel Aspinall; husband of Joan Frances Aspinall, of Stratford, Ontario, Canada.
    Remembered with honour
    EGLANTINE CHURCH OF IRELAND CEMETERY


    In Memory of
    Flight Sergeant ALAN GILBERT POTTER

    417302, Royal Australian Air Force
    who died age 30
    on 23 July 1943
    Son of Joseph and Marion Ruth Potter; husband of Eunice Laurel Potter, of Prospect, South Australia.
    Remembered with honour
    EGLANTINE CHURCH OF IRELAND CEMETERY


    In Memory of
    Sergeant REGINALD DOUGLAS EAGLEN

    1027840, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
    who died age 21
    on 23 July 1943
    Son of Thomas Henry and Carrie Isabele Eaglen, of York.
    Remembered with honour
    EGLANTINE CHURCH OF IRELAND CEMETERY


    In Memory of
    Sergeant ERIC CHARLES BUTTLE

    1207235, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
    who died age 22
    on 23 July 1943
    Son of Lewis Edward Holloway Buttle and Olive Maude Buttle, of Bitterne Park, Southampton.
    Remembered with honour
    SOUTHAMPTON (SOUTH STONEHAM) CEMETERY
     
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    RAAF FATALITIES IN SECOND WORLD WAR AMONG
    RAAF PERSONNEL SERVING ON ATTACHMENT
    IN ROYAL AIR FORCE SQUADRONS AND SUPPORT UNITS

    Source:

    AWM 237 (65) NAA : A705, 166/22/148 Commonwealth War Graves records
    Aircraft Type: Hudson
    Serial number: AM 694
    Radio call sign:
    Unit: 5 Operational Trg RAF

    Summary:

    On the 29th November 1943, Hudson AM694 took off at 1520 hours, to practice a non
    operational bombing detail on the Lough Neagh range. At 1609 hours the aircraft
    completed the exercise and proceeded to an area around Templepatrick. It then proceeded
    to carry out steep turns around Loughermore Estate, where it carried out unauthorised
    flying instead of returning to base.
    During one of these turns both engines appeared to be throttled back and the aircraft
    began to lose height rapidly and continued to do so until just before impact. The aircraft
    stalled during a steep turn to port with insufficient height for the Pilot to regain control. It
    appeared to right itself for a second or so, but it then hit the ground with the port wing
    first. Both engines were under power at the time of impact, when the aircraft broke up
    and burst into flames. All the crew were killed.

    Crew:

    RAAF 409839 FO Keane, J R Captain (Pilot)
    RAAF 421168 FO Connell, F A (Navigator Bomb Aimer)
    RAAF 418542 Flt Sgt W M Mullins, (Wireless Air Gunner)
    RAAF 418001 Flt Sgt N F D McCallum, (Wireless Air Gunner)

    All the crew are buried in the Eglantine (All Saints) Church of Ireland Cemetery,
    Hillsborough, County Down, Northern Ireland.
    Eglantine McCallum_Connell_Keane_Mullins.jpg

    Eglantine 418001 McCallum_NFD.JPG

    Eglantine 421168 Connell_FA.JPG

    In Memory of
    Flying Officer JOHN RUSSELL KEANE

    409839, Royal Australian Air Force
    who died age 26
    on 29 November 1943
    Son Of Gerald Thomas Keane and Freda Grace Keane, of East Brunswick, Victoria, Australia.
    Remembered with honour
    EGLANTINE CHURCH OF IRELAND CEMETERY


    In Memory of
    Flying Officer FRANCIS ALOYSIUS CONNELL

    421168, Royal Australian Air Force
    who died age 22
    on 29 November 1943
    Son Of Charles and Margaret Connell, of Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia.
    Remembered with honour
    EGLANTINE CHURCH OF IRELAND CEMETERY


    In Memory of
    Flight Sergeant WILLIAM MURRAY MULLINS

    418542, Royal Australian Air Force
    who died age 29
    on 29 November 1943
    Son of Patrick Murray Mullins and Julia Ethel Mullins, of Footscray, Victoria, Australia.
    Remembered with honour
    EGLANTINE CHURCH OF IRELAND CEMETERY


    In Memory of
    Flight Sergeant NORMAN FRANCIS DOUGALD McCALLUM

    418001, Royal Australian Air Force
    who died age 23
    on 29 November 1943
    Son Of George Richard and Mary Isabella McCallum, of Wallacedale, Victoria, Australia.
    Remembered with honour
    EGLANTINE CHURCH OF IRELAND CEMETERY
     

    Attached Files:

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    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER

    I do not have any RAAF details, crew or summary. All I have is he was with 290 sq and the death was accidental.

    In Memory of
    Flight Sergeant KENNETH JOHN TAUBMAN

    424560, Royal Australian Air Force
    who died age 22
    on 08 August 1944
    Son of Claude Percival and Mary Taubman; husband of Patricia Finlay Taubman, of Marrickville, New South Wales, Australia.
    Remembered with honour
    EGLANTINE CHURCH OF IRELAND CEMETERY
     
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    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER

    This is the completion of Country Down deaths.

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    RAAF FATALITIES IN SECOND WORLD WAR AMONG
    RAAF PERSONNEL SERVING ON ATTACHMENT
    IN ROYAL AIR FORCE SQUADRONS AND SUPPORT UNITS

    436583 Flying Officer PRYDE, Alan James

    Source:

    AWM 237 (65) NAA : A705, 166/33/330 Commonwealth War Graves records
    Aircraft Type: Liberator
    Serial number: KG 896
    Radio call sign:
    Unit: 1674 Heavy Conversion RAF

    Summary:

    On the 19th March 1945, Liberator KG896 took off from RAF Aldergrove , Crumlin,
    County Antrim Northern Ireland, detailed to carry out a low altitude radar exercise on a
    moving target on Lough Neagh. There were several R/T contacts during the flight
    conveying the appearance that everything was in order. The last contact was at 0218
    hours. Two minutes later the aircraft flew into high ground, six miles west of Belfast, at
    Yornagrough, 900 feet above sea level, while on a course to the airfield., and all on board
    were killed.

    Crew:

    RNZAF FO Holmes, W I (Pupil Captain under Instruction)
    RAAF 436583 FO Pryde, A J (Pupil 2nd Pilot)
    RAF PO Sargent, S F B (Pupil Navigator)
    RCAF PO Appleyard, R H (Pupil Navigator)
    RCAF FO Honey, C A J Honey, (Navigator)
    RAF FO Cheyne, W D (Pupil Wireless Operator)
    RAF Sgt P McNeilly, (Pupil Wireless Operator)
    RAF Sgt R S P Hook, (Pupil Wireless Operator Air)
    RAF Sgt D A Bates, (Pupil Wireless Operator Air)
    RAF Sgt R J Edge, (Pupil Flight Engineer)
    RAF Sgt O Aston, (Pupil Air Gunner)

    PO Holmes, PO Pryde, and Sgt’s Hook, Edge and Aston are buried Eglantine Church of
    Ireland Cemetery, County Down, Northern Ireland.
    PO Sargent is buried in the Islington Cemetery & Crematorium, UK.
    PO Appleyard is in the Glenavy Roman Catholic Churchyard, UK.
    FO Honey is buried in the Liskeard (St. Martin) Churchyard, UK.
    PO Cheyne is buried in the Aberdeen (Springbank) Cemetery Scotland, UK.
    Sgt McNeilly is buried in the Old Monkland Cemetery, UK.
    Sgt Bates is buried in the Birmingham (Yardley) Cemetery, UK.
    In Memory of
    Flying Officer WILLIAM IVAN HOLMES

    416205, Royal New Zealand Air Force
    who died age 23
    on 19 March 1945
    Son of William John and Margaret Ellen Holmes, of Pukekohe East, Auckland, New Zealand; husband of Marion E. Holmes, Of Pukekohe East.
    Remembered with honour
    EGLANTINE CHURCH OF IRELAND CEMETERY


    In Memory of
    Flying Officer ALAN JAMES PRYDE

    436583, Royal Australian Air Force
    who died age 23
    on 19 March 1945
    Son of Harry Ewart Gladstone Pryde and Margaret Mary Pryde, of Oatlands, Tasmania, Australia.
    Remembered with honour
    EGLANTINE CHURCH OF IRELAND CEMETERY


    In Memory of
    Flying Officer STANLEY FREDERICK BRIGHT SARGENT

    165074, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
    who died age 23
    on 19 March 1945
    Son of Stanley William and Edith Elizabeth Sargent, of Upper Holloway. London.
    Remembered with honour
    ISLINGTON CEMETERY AND CREMATORIUM


    In Memory of
    Flying Officer RICHARD HENRY APPLEYARD

    J/42507, Royal Canadian Air Force
    who died age 30
    on 19 March 1945

    Remembered with honour
    GLENAVY ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCHYARD


    In Memory of
    Flying Officer CECIL ANDREW JAMES HONEY

    174869, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
    who died age 23
    on 19 March 1945
    Son of Cecil Richard and Mary Josephine Honey, of Liskeard; husband of Margaret Mavis Honey, of Liskeard.
    Remembered with honour
    LISKEARD (ST. MARTIN) CHURCHYARD


    In Memory of
    Flying Officer WILLIAM DAVID CHEYNE

    157532, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
    who died age 21
    on 19 March 1945
    Son of William Towns Cheyne and Annie Morrice Cheyne, of Aberdeen.
    Remembered with honour
    ABERDEEN (SPRINGBANK) CEMETERY


    In Memory of
    Sergeant PATRICK McNEILLY

    1522944, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
    who died age 22
    on 19 March 1945
    Son of Patrick and Ellen McNeilly, of Bargeddie.
    Remembered with honour
    OLD MONKLAND CEMETERY


    In Memory of
    Sergeant ROLINSON SIDNEY PALLISER HOOK

    1603654, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
    who died age 22
    on 19 March 1945
    Son Of Sidney Richard George and Annie Hook, of Totton, Hampshire.
    Remembered with honour
    EGLANTINE CHURCH OF IRELAND CEMETERY


    In Memory of
    Sergeant DENNIS ARCHIBALD BATES

    1868033, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
    who died age 19
    on 19 March 1945
    Son of Archibald Albert Bates, and of Gertrude Mary Bates, of Bedworth.
    Remembered with honour
    BIRMINGHAM (YARDLEY) CEMETERY


    In Memory of
    Sergeant RONALD JAMES EDGE

    1895861, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
    who died age 23
    on 19 March 1945
    Son of William Foster Edge and Marthe Edge, of Higham's Park, Essex.
    Remembered with honour
    EGLANTINE CHURCH OF IRELAND CEMETERY


    In Memory of
    Sergeant OLIVER ASTON

    1880856, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
    who died age 19
    on 19 March 1945
    Son of Harry and Dorothy Aston, of West Derby, Liverpool.
    Remembered with honour
    EGLANTINE CHURCH OF IRELAND CEMETERY
     
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    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER

    There are 39 Australians buried in (11) cemeteries in the counties of Antrim, Down, Fermanagh & Londonderry in Northern Ireland.

    County Fermanagh Losses - (8) in two cemeteries.

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    30th December 1942.


    Catalina FP239
    131 O.T.U.

    Crashed at Reaghan Hill near Omagh, Co. Tyrone.

    CREW:

    Sgt. William Nichol, RAF.
    LAC Leslie Greenhalgh, RAF.
    Sgt. Arthur Horton Perkins, RAF.
    Sgt. Daniel Ward Yates, RAF.
    Sgt. Frederick Herbert Hilling, RAF.
    Sgt. John Edward Slade, RAF.
    Sgt. Charles Bernard Ridge, RAF.
    Sgt. John Samuel Orr, RAF.
    F/O Matthew James Hall Newman. RAF.
    Sgt. George Wilson Lowther, RAAF.
    F/O Robert Mercer Adams, RCAF.
    In Memory of
    Sergeant WILLIAM NICHOL

    1026077, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
    who died age 21
    on 30 December 1942
    Son of Henry and Isabella Nichol, of Forest Hall.
    Remembered with honour
    LONGBENTON (BENTON) CEMETERY


    In Memory of
    Leading Aircraftman LESLIE GREENHALGH

    1137149, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
    who died age 22
    on 30 December 1942
    Son of George and Janet Greenhalgh, of Leigh.
    Remembered with honour
    LEIGH CEMETERY


    In Memory of
    Sergeant ARTHUR HORTON PERKINS

    1132720, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
    who died age 28
    on 30 December 1942
    Son of Arthur and Margaret Tyrice-Tullis Perkins, of West Derby, Liverpool; husband of Phyllis Perkins, of West Derby.
    Remembered with honour
    LIVERPOOL (WEST DERBY) CEMETERY


    In Memory of
    Sergeant DANIEL WARD YATES

    1058083, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
    who died age 21
    on 30 December 1942
    Son of Daniel Oscar and Minnie Yates, of York.
    Remembered with honour
    YORK CEMETERY, Yorkshire


    In Memory of
    Sergeant FREDERICK HERBERT HILLING

    1222870, Royal Air Force
    who died age 22
    on 30 December 1942
    Son of Herbert Harry and Florence Ellen Hilling, of Coltishall.
    Remembered with honour
    COLTISHALL (ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST) CHURCHYARD


    In Memory of
    Sergeant JOHN EDWARD SLADE

    1233795, 131 O.T.U., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
    who died age 20
    on 30 December 1942
    Son of G. W. Slade and Bessie Slade, of Walsall, Staffordshire.
    Remembered with honour
    STREATHAM PARK CEMETERY


    In Memory of
    Sergeant CHARLES BERNARD RIDGE

    1198310, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
    who died
    on 30 December 1942

    Remembered with honour
    SOLIHULL CEMETERY


    In Memory of
    Sergeant JOHN SAMUEL ORR

    978191, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
    who died age 21
    on 30 December 1942
    Son of Samuel and Evelyn May Orr, of Armagh.
    Remembered with honour
    IRVINESTOWN CHURCH OF IRELAND CHURCHYARD


    In Memory of
    Flying Officer MATTHEW JAMES HALL NEWMAN

    49003, Royal Air Force
    who died age 25
    on 30 December 1942
    Son of Albert Hall Newman, and of Margaret Newman, of Wokingham, Berkshire.
    Remembered with honour
    IRVINESTOWN CHURCH OF IRELAND CHURCHYARD


    In Memory of
    Sergeant GEORGE WILSON LOWTHER

    6240, Royal Australian Air Force
    who died age 25
    on 30 December 1942
    Son of George and Elizabeth Lowther, of Ashgrove, Queensland, Australia.
    Remembered with honour
    IRVINESTOWN CHURCH OF IRELAND CHURCHYARD


    In Memory of
    Flying Officer ROBERT MERCER ADAMS

    J/11950, Royal Canadian Air Force
    who died age 20
    on 30 December 1942
    Son of Robert Medd Adams and Seaborn Christine Adams, of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
    Remembered with honour
    IRVINESTOWN CHURCH OF IRELAND CHURCHYARD
     
  18. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER

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    RAAF FATALITIES IN SECOND WORLD WAR AMONG
    RAAF PERSONNEL SERVING ON ATTACHMENT
    IN ROYAL AIR FORCE SQUADRONS AND SUPPORT UNITS

    Source:

    AWM 237 (65) NAA :A705, 166/37/242 Commonwealth War Graves records
    W R Chorley : RAF Bomber Command Losses of the Second World War, 1939-1947,
    Page 73, Volume 8.
    Aircraft Type: Halifax
    Serial number: EB 134
    Radio call sign: - L
    Unit: 1663 Conversion RAF

    Summary:

    On the 7th November 1943, Halifax EB134 took off from RAF Rufforth, Yorkshire, for a
    night non-operational training flight, at the completion of which the crew were instructed
    to proceed to Marston Moor and land. This order was acknowledged but for some reason
    they never arrived. However at 2243 hours, the look out post at Flat Head, County Cork,
    in the Irish Republic heard the Halifax and, subsequently, its passage northwards was
    observed from various points. Then, at around 2350 hours, the flight ended in a ball of
    fire near Lavally, Barnaderg, some 6 miles north east from Tuan in County Galway, Eire.
    All seven bodies were recovered and handed over to the authorities in Northern Ireland.

    Crew:

    RAAF 409125 Flt Sgt A S Johnston, Captain (Pilot)
    RAF Sgt E W Camp, (Flight Engineer)
    RAF Sgt R M Clark, (Navigator)
    RAAF 423386 Flt Sgt G H Sansome, (Air bomber)
    RAAF 410595 Flt Sgt A J Gallagher, (Wireless Air Gunner)
    RAF Sgt L H Wildman, (Air Gunner)
    RCAF WO1 N W Gardner, (Air Gunner)

    Flt Sg Johnston, Flt Sgt Sansome and WO1 Gardner are buried in the Irvinestown Church
    of Ireland Churchyard, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland.
    Flt Sgt Gallagher is buried in the Irvinestown (Sacred Heart) Roman Catholic
    Churchyard, Northern Ireland.
    Sgt Camp is buried in the Plymstock (St Mary and All Saints) Cemetery, UK.
    Sgt Clark is buried in the Dalziel (Airbles) Cemetery, UK.
    Sgt Wildman is buried in the Chingford Mount Cemetery, UK.

    In Memory of
    Flight Sergeant ALLAN STEWART JOHNSTON

    409125, Royal Australian Air Force
    who died age 22
    on 07 November 1943
    Son of William Arras Johnston and Alexandrina Johnston, of Colac, Victoria, Australia.
    Remembered with honour
    IRVINESTOWN CHURCH OF IRELAND CHURCHYARD


    In Memory of
    Sergeant EDGAR WILLIAM CAMP

    1605423, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
    who died age 21
    on 07 November 1943
    Son of William Alfred Simon and Emily Camp, of Plymstock.
    Remembered with honour
    PLYMSTOCK (ST. MARY AND ALL SAINTS) CHURCHYARD


    In Memory of
    Sergeant ROBERT MAIR CLARK

    1051117, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
    who died age 21
    on 07 November 1943
    Son of David Clark, and of Janet Borland Clark, of Motherwell.
    Remembered with honour
    DALZIEL (AIRBLES) CEMETERY


    In Memory of
    Flight Sergeant GEORGE HILTON SANSOME

    423386, Royal Australian Air Force
    who died age 22
    on 07 November 1943
    Son of George Edward and Olive Adelaide Sansome, of Sans Souci, New South Wales, Australia.
    Remembered with honour
    IRVINESTOWN CHURCH OF IRELAND CHURCHYARD


    In Memory of
    Flight Sergeant ANTHONY JOSEPH GALLAGHER

    410595, Royal Australian Air Force
    who died age 20
    on 07 November 1943
    Son of James Daniel and Margaret Ellen Gallagher, of Nathalia, Victoria, Australia.
    Remembered with honour
    IRVINESTOWN (SACRED HEART) ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCHYARD


    In Memory of
    Sergeant LESLIE HAROLD WILDMAN

    1158064, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
    who died age 23
    on 07 November 1943
    Son of Frank Harold and Ada Wildman, of Clapton, London.
    Remembered with honour
    CHINGFORD MOUNT CEMETERY


    In Memory of
    Warrant Officer Class I NORMAN WILLIAM GARDNER

    R/65741, Royal Canadian Air Force
    who died age 22
    on 07 November 1943
    Son of William Clement Gardner and Mary Elsie Gardner, of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
    Remembered with honour
    IRVINESTOWN CHURCH OF IRELAND CHURCHYARD
     
  19. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER

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    RAAF FATALITIES IN SECOND WORLD WAR AMONG
    RAAF PERSONNEL SERVING ON ATTACHMENT
    IN ROYAL AIR FORCE SQUADRONS AND SUPPORT UNITS

    421686 Flying Officer MOSS, Frank

    Source:

    AWM 237 (65) NAA : A705, 166/28/204 Commonwealth War Graves records
    Aircraft Type: Sunderland
    Serial number: W 6013
    Radio call sign:
    Unit: 423 Sqn Royal Canadian Air Force

    Deaths

    LAC. Edward Lowson, RAF
    F/Sgt. David Cowan Douglas, RAF
    F/Sgt. Donald Thomas Bromhead, RAF
    Sgt. George Wilkinson, RAF
    S/Ldr. Philip Michael Hermann Thomas, RAF
    Sgt. Christopher George Edward Wellington, RAF
    Sgt. Randell Hunter, RAF
    F/O Herbert Douglas Blair, RCAF.
    F/O. Frank Moss, RAAF.

    Survivors

    F/Sgt W. Alexander
    F/Lt R.S. Oakes
    P/O R.J. Russell
    WO 11 R.G. Locke
    F/Sgt W.H. Russell
    F/O H. Forrest
    Summary:

    On the 5th December 1943, Sunderland W6013 was detailed to carry out a nonoperational
    transit flight. The aircraft crashed at 1307 hours when it hit the side of
    Knocklaid, a mountain approx 3 miles south of Ballycastle, while doing a let down
    through cloud at a height of 1200 feet. The aircraft was in transit from Castle Archdale to
    Stranraer and was flying the 2nd leg of the trip from Lough Foyle to Rathlin Island.
    In a Flying accident report, it was stated that “The Captain and the Navigator were flying
    by DR Navigation alone and they were assuming to be crossing the coast line and on
    track from Limavady to Rathlin island. The DR navigation was inaccurate and no use
    was made by the crew of the ASR nor was any use made of other WT aids to establish
    the correct position of the aircraft.
    The aircraft hit bottom first as the Pilot attempted to pull up at the last moment, The
    bottom disintegrated and the engines followed, before the top part of the aircraft came to
    rest upside down and the aircraft caught fire about 100 yards from the first point of
    impact.”
    The Captain of the aircraft FO Russell (RCAF) was in hospital, seriously injured in the
    accident. It was intended to take disciplinary action against him if the Court of Inquiry
    findings into the accident confirm the above.
    Of the 16 on board, nine were killed and seven were injured.
    FO Moss, a Navigator Bomb Aimer, was a passenger in transit, and he lost his life in the
    crash. He is buried in the Irvinestown Church of Ireland, County Fermanagh, Ireland.

    In Memory of
    Leading Aircraftman EDWARD LOWSON

    1005562, 423 (R.C.A.F.) Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
    who died age 32
    on 05 December 1943
    Son of William and Edith Ethel Lowson, of Hull.
    Remembered with honour
    HULL EASTERN CEMETERY


    In Memory of
    Flight Sergeant DAVID COWAN DOUGLAS

    552117, 423 (R.C.A.F.) Sqdn., Royal Air Force
    who died age 22
    on 05 December 1943
    Son of David Cowan Douglas and Agnes Douglas, of Normanton; husband of Maisie Lucy Douglas, of Aston, Birmingham.
    Remembered with honour
    NORMANTON CEMETERY, Yorkshire


    In Memory of
    Flight Sergeant DONALD THOMAS BROMHEAD

    1425899, 423 (R.C.A.F.) Sqdn, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
    who died age 21
    on 05 December 1943
    Son of Daniel Joseph and Lillian Maud Bromhead, of Walham Green, London.
    Remembered with honour
    BROOKWOOD MILITARY CEMETERY


    In Memory of
    Sergeant GEORGE WILKINSON

    916507, 423 (R.C.A.F.) Sqdn, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
    who died age 32
    on 05 December 1943
    Sqdn. Son of Richard and Margaret A. Wilkinson; husband of Winifride Wilkinson, of Blackpool, Lancashire.
    Remembered with honour
    CHESTER (BLACON) CEMETERY


    In Memory of
    Squadron Leader PHILIP MICHAEL HERMANN THOMAS

    72030, 423 (R.C.A.F.). Sqdn, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
    who died age 25
    on 05 December 1943
    Son of Arthur Hermann Thomas, M.A., LL.D., and Marie Louise Sophie Thomas; husband of Daphne Gertrude Thomas, of Hassocks, Sussex. B.A. Hons. (Cantab.), Trinity College.
    Remembered with honour
    IRVINESTOWN CHURCH OF IRELAND CHURCHYARD


    In Memory of
    Sergeant CHRISTOPHER GEORGE EDWARD WELLINGTON

    1003031, 423 (R.C.A.F.) Sqdn, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
    who died age 28
    on 05 December 1943
    Son of Ada Wellington, of Lewisham, London.
    Remembered with honour
    IRVINESTOWN CHURCH OF IRELAND CHURCHYARD


    In Memory of
    Sergeant RANDALL HUNTER

    1167146, 423 (R.C.A.F.) Sqdn, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
    who died age 32
    on 05 December 1943
    Son of Thomas and Elizabeth Hunter, of Upper Abercanaid; nephew of Ann Davies, of Upper Abercanaid.
    Remembered with honour
    MERTHYR TYDFIL (FFRWD) CEMETERY, PENDERYN


    In Memory of
    Flying Officer HERBERT DOUGLAS BLAIR

    J/20044, 423 Sqdn., Royal Canadian Air Force
    who died age 33
    on 05 December 1943
    Son of Peter and Margaret Ann Blair; husband of Emma Marien Blair, of Montreal, Province of Quebec, Canada.
    Remembered with honour
    IRVINESTOWN CHURCH OF IRELAND CHURCHYARD


    In Memory of
    Flying Officer FRANK MOSS

    421686, Royal Australian Air Force
    who died age 29
    on 05 December 1943
    Son of Henry and Evelyn Moss; husband of Esma Mary Moss, of Hamilton, New South Wales, Australia.
    Remembered with honour
    IRVINESTOWN CHURCH OF IRELAND CHURCHYARD
     
  20. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER

    I have Sgt Lee as a casualty however nothing on the CWGC site.
    Would anyone have any further details.

    Edit: LEE survived - Thanks James.

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    9th January 1944.
    Catalina FP193
    131 O.T.U.

    Cause:

    Hit the water in a dive near Boa Island.

    CREW:

    Sgt. Bernard Edward Smith. (Pilot) RAF
    Sgt. Robert Hugh Davis Watson,(Navigator) RAF
    Sgt. Stanley Oswald Hill, (Flt.Mech-E/Airgunner) RAF
    Sgt. Ivor George Howells, (Flight Engineer) RAF
    Sgt. Harry Bagley, Age 21 RAF.
    Sgt. Edward LeRoy Gros. (Wireles Op/Air Gunner)Age 19 RAF.
    F/Sgt. Alfred Frank Sherry, (Navigator) RAAF.


    SURVIVORS:
    Sgt. L.E.B.Lee (Wireless Op Mechanic/Air Gunner) RAF.
    F/Sgt. J.S.Liddle (Navigator) RAF.
    Sgt. C.W.Aldridge, (Navigator) RAF.
    Sgt. B.Bagley, (Airgunner) RAF

    In Memory of
    Flight Sergeant BERNARD EDWARD SMITH

    1335224, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
    who died age 22
    on 09 January 1944
    Son of Albert Edward and Hilda Geraldine Smith, of West Wimbledon.
    Remembered with honour
    WIMBLEDON (GAP ROAD) CEMETERY


    In Memory of
    Sergeant ROBERT HUGH DAVIS WATSON

    1339833, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
    who died age 20
    on 09 January 1944
    Son of Lt.-Col. Robert Arthur Davis Watson O.B.E., Royal Engineers, and Ethel Douglas Watson, of Budleigh Salterton, Devon.
    Remembered with honour
    IRVINESTOWN CHURCH OF IRELAND CHURCHYARD


    In Memory of
    Sergeant STANLEY OSWALD HILL

    1591061, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
    who died age 18
    on 09 January 1944
    Son of Jonathan Brown Hill and Annie Maria Hill, of St. Johns Chapel, Co. Durham.
    Remembered with honour
    IRVINESTOWN CHURCH OF IRELAND CHURCHYARD


    In Memory of
    Sergeant IVOR GEORGE HOWELLS

    1600260, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
    who died age 23
    on 09 January 1944
    Son of Thomas and Jessie Howells, of Ynyshir.
    Remembered with honour
    RHONDDA (TREALAW) CEMETERY


    In Memory of
    Sergeant HARRY BAGLEY

    1431670, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
    who died age 21
    on 09 January 1944
    Son of James and Esther Bagley, of Stockport, Cheshire.
    Remembered with honour
    RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL


    In Memory of
    Sergeant EDWARD LEROY GROS

    1649541, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
    who died age 19
    on 09 January 1944
    Son of Henri Samuel Gros, and of Henrietta Rita Gros, of Harrogate, Yorkshire.
    Remembered with honour
    RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL


    In Memory of
    Flight Sergeant ALFRED FRANK SHERRY

    418982, Royal Australian Air Force
    who died age 20
    on 09 January 1944
    Son of Frederick William and Alice Ruby Sherry, of Richmond, Victoria, Australia.
    Remembered with honour
    IRVINESTOWN CHURCH OF IRELAND CHURCHYARD
     

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