RAF Personnel Losses - Roll of Honour
Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © 2002 Martin Edwards
April 1941 - 419 Flight - Whitley T4165
Stalled overshooting at Tangmere.
743097, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died Friday 11th April
1941. Aged 28. Son of Henry and Annie Sarah Cowan, of Westcliff-on-Sea,
Essex. Commemorated GOLDERS GREEN CREMATORIUM, Hendon, Middlesex.
628708, Royal Air Force. Died Friday 11th April 1941. Aged 28. Son
of Dan and Sarah Ann Morris; husband of Elise Irene Morris, of North
Newbald. Buried in MIDDLETON-ON-THE-WOLDS CHURCH CEMETERY, Yorkshire.
October 1941 - 138 Squadron - Whitley Z9223
Routine flight, stalled on approach to landing.
Lieutenant 40133, Royal Air Force. Died Thursday 30th October 1941.
Age 25. Son of Albert and Alice Oettle, of Hove. Awarded the Distinguished
Flying Cross (DFC). Buried ST. ANDREW CHURCHYARD, HOVE, Sussex. Special
Sergeant 40947, Royal New Zealand Air Force. Air Sgt. Nav.(Bomber).
Died Thursday 30th October 1941. Age 24. Son of James Patric Rochford
and of Ethel Kennedy Rochford (nee Vallance); nephew of Mrs. E. M.
Duncan, of Hamilton, Auckland, New Zealand. Buried in HAVERHILL CEMETERY,
Suffolk. Sec. U. Grave 137.
November 1941 - 138 Squadron - Lysander T1771
In bad visibility flew into trees at Hungry Hill, Farnham, Surrey.
Aircraftman, 617355, Royal Air Force. Died on Friday 28th November
1941. Age 21. Son of Thomas and Elizabeth Harkness, of Sunderland.
Buried MERE KNOLLS CEMETERY, SUNDERLAND, Durham. Ward 25. A. Row 2.
December 1941 - 138 Squadron - Whitley Z9385
Returning from France in bad weather, crashed on airfield thought
shot down by German night fighter.
Sergeant 1160229, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died Sunday 28th
December 1941. Age 19. Son of Thomas Wardle Gordon and Gladys Maud
Gordon, of Cambridge. Buried HAVERHILL CEMETERY, Suffolk. Sec. U.
(Pilot), R/60373, Royal Canadian Air Force. Died Sunday 28th December
1941. Age 21. Son of John Thomas Petts and Charlotte Maria Petts,
of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Buried in ST. MARY CHURCHYARD, CHALK,
Sergeant 530878, Royal Air Force. Died Sunday 28th December 1941.
Age 25. Son of Herbert Andrew and Lillian Pickering, husband of Joyce
Isabel Pickering, of Saffron Walden. Buried SAFFRON WALDEN CEMETERY,
Essex. Compt. 53. Grave 28.
Sergeant R/61467, Royal Canadian Air Force. Pilot.
He died two weeks later on Monday 12th January 1942. Buried in HAVERHILL
CEMETERY, Suffolk. Sec. U. Grave 140.
6 June 2004