Military Graves in the UK post WW2 Newark-upon-Trent

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  1. noggin1969

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    Please remove if this is out the boundaries of the forum.

    Looking for some info on the following people is anyone can help. The Newark cemetery holds many Commonwealth and Polish War Graves in the CWGC plot in middle section eastern side. To the east of this is section B which is held for the burials of ex Polish service personnel who have past away after 1947. To the west of the CWGC plot are the service personnel graves of the UK and the 1941 Ransome and Marles bombing. Can anybody fill in the details of the following ?

    RAF F/Lt F Kula MM DoD 17/3/48 - Wellington RP499 RAF Topcliffe
    RAF F/Lt H J Fuller DoD 1/5/53 - Havard XXXX RAF Syerston
    RAF F/Lt R Herrick DoD 6/5/53 - Harvard XXXX RAF Syerston
    RN Mid A E W Kelly DoD 27/8/55 HMS Gamecock
    RN Mid A H G Low DoD 14/10/55 HMS Gamecock - Percival Provost T1 WV502 RAF Syerston
    RAF Sqdn/L G H Tansley AFC DoD 14/10/55 - Percival Provost T1 WV502 RAF Syerston
    REME Pte Desmond Leonard Parkes 22995790 DoD 1/12/55. Died in Hendon Middlesex
    RAF Sgt E D Simpson DoD 20/9/58 - Vulcan VX770 Syerston air show
    RAF Sgt C Hanson DoD 20/9/58 - Vulcan VX770 Syerston air show
    RAF Sqdn/L R C L Haggett 19/4/68 - Shackleton WB833 Mull of Kintyre RAF Ballykelly.


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  3. Tricky Dicky

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    RP 499
    Accident Vickers Wellington T Mk X RP499, 17 Mar 1948
    On the morning of 17th March 1948, a number of airmen of No.1 Air Navigation School, RAF, were undertaking training exercises in two separate aircraft. Both were Vickers Wellington T.Mk10s At 09.47 hours one Wellington (RP565) had just taken off and was climbing away to join the circuit in a left hand turn. Another Wellington (RP499) was descending to join the circuit and was probably making a banked left turn. The two aircraft collided just north of the airfield and both aircraft broke up in the air.
    A large part of one landed on the Sgt's Mess inside the Camp and a large part of the other crashed into a field a few hundred yards away. The Mess sustained serious damage to it but there were no casualties on the ground. Sadly all eight airmen (four on each aircraft) were killed in the incident. Their names however have not been traced to actually who was on which aircraft as the station record of this was not completed. Which aircraft hit the mess is also not 100% confirmed.
    The accident was put down to neither aircraft's pilot being able to see the other. Here after it was recommended that the seat next to the pilot should be occupied so that there could be a lookout on the blind (right) side. This was a known Wellington quirk but was not looked at during Wartime flying.
    Pilot (of RP499) - F/Lt Franciszek Kula MM RAF (P/2204), aged 34, originally from W.Bukowiec, Poland. Buried Newark Cemetery, Nottinghamshire.
    Pilot (of RP565) - Pilot II Colin Bass RAF (1603236), aged 25, of High Wycombe, Bucks. Buried West Wycombe, Buckinghamshire.
    The other six airmen were....
    Signaller II Walter Ernest Leslie Howell RAF (1023588), aged 27, of Bargoed, Glamorgan. Buried Bedwellty Churchyard, Bargoed, Monmouthshire.
    Signaller II Arthur Edward Highman RAF (1333571), aged 25, of Peckham, London. Buried Norwood Cemetery, West Norwood, London.
    F/Lt William James Jones RAF (153310), aged 25, of Lambeth, London. Buried Topcliffe Cemetery, Yorkshire.
    F/Lt Robert Sneddon Laird RAF (149193), aged 31, of Falkirk, Stirlingshire. Buried Bo'ness Cemetery, West Lothian.
    F/Lt Harry Corelius New RAF (165262), aged 26, of Smethwick, Staffordshire. Buried Uplands Cemetery, Smethwick, Staffordshire.
    F/Lt John Edge Kerslake RAF (182652), aged 24, of Rainworth, Nottinghamshire. Buried Topcliffe Cemetery, Yorkshire.

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    Name: Alastair Hugh Gavin Low
    Gender: Male
    Birth Date: 2 Feb 1936
    Birth Place: Rajkot, India
    Event Type: Birth
    Father: Alastair Petrie Low
    Mother: Mary Katherine Low Mitchell

    England & Wales, Civil Registration Death Index, 1916-2007
    Name: Alastair H G Low
    Death Age: 19
    Birth Date: abt 1936
    Registration Date: Dec 1955
    Registration district: Southwell
    Inferred County: Nottinghamshire
    Volume: 3c
    Page: 429

    A copy of this will tell you what he died from
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  7. Tricky Dicky

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    Gamecock KENNY, Anthony E W, Midshipman, died (Not Kelly as your list)
    Royal Navy casualties, killed and died, 1955


    England & Wales, Civil Registration Death Index, 1916-2007

    Name: Anthony E W Kenny
    Death Age: 20
    Birth Date: abt 1935
    Registration Date: Sep 1955
    Registration district: Newark
    Inferred County: Nottinghamshire
    Volume: 3c
    Page: 164

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    Desmond L Parkes in the England & Wales, Civil Registration Death Index, 1916-2007

    Name: Desmond L Parkes
    Death Age: 23
    Birth Date: abt 1932
    Registration Date: Dec 1955
    Registration district: Hendon
    Inferred County: Middlesex
    Volume: 5e
    Page: 486

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    Harold J Fuller - died 4 May 1953
    England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966, 1973-
    Name: Harold John Fuller
    Death Date: 4 May 1953
    Death Place: Nottinghamshire, Nottingham, England
    Probate Date: 20 Jun 1953
    Registry: Leicester, England
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    England & Wales, Civil Registration Death Index, 1916-2007
    Name: Harold J Fuller
    Death Age: 30
    Birth Date: abt 1923
    Registration Date: Jun 1953
    Registration district: Southwell
    Inferred County: Nottinghamshire
    Volume: 3c
    Page: 391

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    Robert Herrick
    England & Wales, Civil Registration Death Index, 1916-2007
    Name: Robert Herrick
    Death Age: 33
    Birth Date: abt 1920
    Registration Date: Jun 1953
    Registration district: Southwell
    Inferred County: Nottinghamshire
    Volume: 3c

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  11. noggin1969

    noggin1969 Active Member

    Thanks Tricky , sorry about the typo ( my mind had wondered ). I've ordered Kenny's and Parkes's death certs. I can't find any corresponding air accident for Kenny so think it may have been a " general " accident or illness. Same for Parkes
     
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    Parkes was REME anyway so probably not an air related death, be interesting to see the results

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  13. noggin1969

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    Yes , I'll post as soon as I get them. I mean Parkes being some form of accident or illness non air related. I'm working at the moment with Piotr Hodyra on the Polish/Commonwealth war graves in the cemetery. But we want to add some details on the WW1 , R&M bombing and post 1947 burials to. Some bilingual publication hoping to be finished by the end of this year. At the moment the Friends of the cemetery are busy with the WW1 centenary and 75th anniversary of General Sikorski , Tadeusz Klimecki, Andrzej Marecki and Jozef Ponikiewski burials.
     
  14. noggin1969

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    Just got the DC's from GRO : Desmond L Parkes 5 AA Group workshops REME Hawton Road Camp , shock and hemorrhage due to a fracture of the base of his skull. Sustained when the motorcycle he was riding collided with a post on Watford Way and junction of Mill Hill Greys. Inquest 6/12/1955 verdict accidental. Mid RN Anthony Kenny RAF Syerston , injuries to the brain due to a fracture of the base of the skull after the deceased jumped into the path of an oncoming car. Died Newark General Hospital. Inquest held 30/8/1955 verdict accidental.
     
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