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BASSINGBOURN-CUM-KNEESWORTH - R.A.F. Graves

World War 2 - Other Airmen who died flying from Bassingbourn
Compiled and copyright © 2000 Martin Edwards

Bassingbourn-cum-Kneesworth Cemetery
CWGC Graves.
Those to the left are post world war 2,
those to the right contain both Bassingbourn names
and those who flew from the airfield there.
These include Australian, Canadian and
New Zealand airmen


Photographs Copyright © Martin Edwards 2000

In the cemetery at Bassingbourn-cum-Kneesworth stands a memorial fronted by two rows of Commwealth War Graves Commission graves. These are in two blocks the first block being the largest and contains the names of those men who died flying from Bassingbourn airfield in World War 2 intermingled with graves of the Bassingbourn-cum-Kneesworth dead of World War 2, the non-Bassingbourn-cum-Knessworth men are listed here and include Australian, Canadian and New Zealand airmen as well as British. The second, smaller block, contains the names of those men who died at the base since World War 2 and is listed separately.

WORLD WAR 2
1939-1945

ARMORY

Sydney

Sergeant (Observer) 405217, Royal New Zealand Air Force. Died 29th June 1942. Age 26. Son of Isabella Wafer, of Runanga, Westland, New Zealand. Row FF. Grave 8. See also Steeple Morden 355th Fighter Group

BOLER

Herbert Henry

Pilot Officer 402103, Royal Australian Air Force. Died 18th April 1941. Age 24. Son of Ernest William and May Sarah Boler, of Bexley, New South Wales, Australia. Row BB. Grave 8. See also Steeple Morden 355th Fighter Group

BOULTER

Hugh Herman

Sergeant (Pilot) 741844, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 13th August 1940. Son of John Stanley and Else Eugenie Boulter, of Ladybank, Fife. His brother John Clifford also died on service. Row AA. Grave 12. See also Steeple Morden 355th Fighter Group

BUCKLEY

Philip Hyde

Flight Lieutenant (Pilot) 39371, Royal Air Force (RAFO). Died 1st March 1941. Row AA. Grave 9.

BURNETT

Niall Hope

[Listed as HH BURNETT on memorial] Sergeant (Pilot) R/72647, Royal Canadian Air Force. Died 8th July 1941. Age 26. Son of James Robertson and Hope Burnett, of Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada. Degree B.A. Row CC. Grave 13. See also Steeple Morden 355th Fighter Group

BUTLER

Kenneth Herbert

Sergeant 408069, Royal Australian Air Force. Died 15th November 1941. Age 20. Son of Herbert Arthur and Gladys Irene Butler, of Launceston Tasmania, Australia. Row DD. Grave 8. See also Steeple Morden 355th Fighter Group

CALE

Adrian Laurence William

Sergeant (Flight Engineer) 549996, 50 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 27th January 1943. Age 23. Son of William Frederick and Beatrice Mary Cale; husband of Ethel Cale, of Fen End, Warwickshire. Row FF. Grave 7.

CANTON

Victor Edwin

Aircraftman 2nd Class 1286496 , Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 13th August 1941. Age 29. Son of Edwin and Etheline Canton, husband of Hilda Grace Canton, of Goff's Oak, Hertfordshire. Row DD. Grave 12.

CASEY, DFC

John Edwin

Pilot Officer (Pilot) 403425, Royal New Zealand Air Force. Died 28th June 1942. Age 23. Son of John Edwin and Catherine Casey, of Titirangi, Auckland, New Zealand. Awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross (D.F.C.). Row FF. Grave 10. See also Steeple Morden 355th Fighter Group

COOPER

James Hyndman

Sergeant (Observer) R54046, Royal Canadian Air Force. Died 3rd June 1941. Age 28. Son of Alfred Frank and Elizabeth Joyce Cooper. B.Sc.F. (University of Toronto). Row AA. Grave 7. See also Steeple Morden 355th Fighter Group

DE ROECK

Leo Frank

Sergeant (Pilot) 905830, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 25th February 1941. Age 25. Son of Mary De Roeck. Row BB. Grave 9. See also Steeple Morden 355th Fighter Group

DEMPSEY

Dennis James

Sergeant (Pilot) 405240, Royal New Zealand Air Force. Died 15th December 1941. Age 22. Son of James and Annie Dempsey, of Te Kuiti, Auckland, New Zealand. Row DD. Grave 9. See also Steeple Morden 355th Fighter Group

DENNANT

Victor Charles

Sergeant (Wireless Operator/Air Gunner) 900941, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 1st March 1941. Age 20. Son of Charles Henry and Mary Dennant, of Dover. Row AA. Grave 8. See also Lowestoft Easter Coach Works Memorial

EARLY

James Williard

Sergeant (Pilot) R71550, Royal Canadian Air Force. Died 15th November 1941. Row DD. Grave 7. See also Steeple Morden 355th Fighter Group

FOOTE

Arthur James

Sergeant 407557, Royal Australian Air Force. Died 10th February 1942. Age 26. Son of William Buchanan Foote and Fanny Foote, of Adelaide, South Australia. Row EE. Grave 11. See also Steeple Morden 355th Fighter Group

FORD

Arthur Wilfred

Sergeant (Wireless Operator/Air Gunner) 1310041, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 10th February 1942. Age 29. Son of Thomas and Elsie M. Ford; husband of Muriel Rosalind Ford, of Witham, Essex. Row EE. Grave 9. See also Steeple Morden 355th Fighter Group

FULFORD

Frank

Sergeant (Pilot) 754070, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 18th April 1941. Age 26. Son of Frank and Eleanor Fulford, of Heaton, Newcastle-on-Tyne. Row BB. Grave 7. See also Steeple Morden 355th Fighter Group

GEORGE

Hylton Carlyle

Sergeant (Wireless Operator/Air Gunner) 401265, Royal Air New Zealand Force. Died 17th February 1942. Age 29. Son of Sinclair Munro George and of Edith George (nee Butterfield), of Alfredton, Wellington, New Zealand. Row FF. Grave 11. See also Steeple Morden 355th Fighter Group

GITTINS

Harold Bryan Livingston

Sergeant (Observer) R/74283, Royal Canadian Air Force. Died 15th December 1941. Age 24. Son of George Leopold Carlyle Gittins and Rosa Elizabeth Magdalene Gittins, of Curumalan, Argentina. Row EE. Grave 7. See also Steeple Morden 355th Fighter Group

GORDON

James

Sergeant (Pilot) R/59662, Royal Canadian Air Force. Died 8th July 1941. Age 24. Son of James and Christina Gordon, of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada; husband of Ida Mary Gordon, of Winnipeg. Row CC. Grave 12. See also Steeple Morden 355th Fighter Group

GROVE-PALMER

Basil Leonard

Sergeant (Wireless Operator/Air Gunner) 916275, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 15th December 1941. Age 20. Son of Mervyn and Josefina Grove-Palmer, of Twickenham, Middlesex. Row DD. Grave 11. See also Steeple Morden 355th Fighter Group

HAMLIN

Percy John [Havelock]

Sergeant (Wireless Operator/Air Gunner) 437013, Royal Air New Zealand Force. Died 17th February 1942. Age 26. Son of Cecil Augustus Eba Hamlin and Euphemia Christie Hamlin, of Napier, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand. Row FF. Grave 12. See also Steeple Morden 355th Fighter Group

HAVILAND

David Reginald Ferrers

Pilot Officer (Pilot) 87045, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 23rd December 1940. Age 22. Son of Capt. Wilfred Pollen Haviland, M.B.E., and of Beryl Marion Haviland, of Paddington, London. Row BB. Grave 13. See also Steeple Morden 355th Fighter Group

HENDRY

Keith Alexander

Sergeant (Observer) 404361, Royal New Zealand Air Force. Died 29th June 1942. Age 25. Son of Thomas and Jean Hendry, of Lyttelton, Canterbury, New Zealand. Row FF. Grave 9. See also Steeple Morden 355th Fighter Group

HOUSTON

Frederick Slade

Sergeant (Pilot) R/68200, Royal Canadian Air Force. Died 22nd July 1941. Row CC. Grave 11. See also Steeple Morden 355th Fighter Group

JONES

William Llewelyn

Sergeant (Pilot) 966020, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 23rd December 1940. Age 21. Son of Samuel Llewellyn Jones and Gladys Irene Jones, of Llanishen, Monmouthshire. Row BB. Grave 12. See also Steeple Morden 355th Fighter Group

JOWETT

Harold Ernest

Flight Sergeant (Air Observer) R/64869, Royal Canadian Air Force. Died 10th February 1942. Age 20. Son of Alfred Rayner Jowett and Maud Aletta Jowett, of River Hebert, Cumberland Co., Nova Scotia, Canada. Row FF. Grave 13. See also Steeple Morden 355th Fighter Group

LAMBART

Frederick Arthur Henry

Flying Officer (Pilot), Royal Air Force. Died 13th August 1940. Age 29. Candian Citizen. Son of Howard Frederick John and Helen Marianne Lambart, of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Served as Constable, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, 1932-1937. Row AA. Grave 13. See also Steeple Morden 355th Fighter Group

LEOPOLD

Herbert Arthur

Sergeant (Pilot) R/67511, Royal Canadian Air Force. Died 15th November 1941. Age 21. Son of George Arthur and Helena Mary Leopold, of Windsor, Ontario, Canada. Row EE. Grave 13. See also Steeple Morden 355th Fighter Group

MANNING

Percival Theodore

Sergeant (Wireless Operator/Air Gunner) R/59283, Royal Canadian Air Force. Died 22nd July 1941. Age 20. Son of Herbert Guy and Margaret Mona Manning, of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Row CC. Grave 9. See also Steeple Morden 355th Fighter Group

McALLISTER

Robert Andrew

Sergeant 404410, Royal Australian Air Force. Died 22nd July 1941. Age 26. Son of John William and Fanny Jane McAllister. Row CC. Grave 10. See also Steeple Morden 355th Fighter Group

McGILL-NUTT

Gordon James

Sergeant (Pilot) 391665, Royal New Zealand Air Force. Died 15th October 1941. Age 20. Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. McGill-Nutt, of Ngaio, Wellington, New Zealand. Row CC. Grave 7. See also Steeple Morden 355th Fighter Group

MYLES

William Reginald

Sergeant 404636, Royal Australian Air Force. Died 15th December 1941. Age 31. Son of William and Lucy Myles; husband of Margaret Sylvia Myles, of East Malvern, Victoria, Australia. Row EE. Grave 8. See also Steeple Morden 355th Fighter Group

PETERS

Errol James

Sergeant (Air Gunner) 401519, Royal New Zealand Air Force. Died 23rd December 1940. Age 20. Son of George Frederick and Evangeline Gertrude Peters, of Dannevirke, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand. Row BB. Grave 11. See also Steeple Morden 355th Fighter Group

PIGGOTT

Thomas Christopher

Aircraftman 2nd Class 1150578, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 21st October 1940. Age 20. Son of Michael and Ellen Piggott, of Mitchelstown, Co. Cork, Irish Republic. Row AA. Grave 10.

REWA

Douglas Oswald

Sergeant (Observer) 391869, Royal Air Force. Died 13th August 1940. Age 19. Native of New Zealand. Son of Waaka Simon and Frances Alice Lillian Rewa, of Auckland City, New Zealand. Row AA. Grave 11. See also Steeple Morden 355th Fighter Group

ROGERS

Allen Charles Elliott

Sergeant (Wireless Operator/Air Gunner) 964849, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 10th February 1942. Age 26. Son of William and Ethel Frances Rogers; husband of Florence Olive Rogers, of Welling, Kent. Row EE. Grave 10. See also Steeple Morden 355th Fighter Group

SANDERSON

Albert Leonard

Sergeant (Pilot) 41363, Royal New Zealand Air Force. Died 15th December 1941. Age 22. Son of John and Sarah Annie Sanderson; husband of Avis Mary Sanderson, of Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand. Row DD. Grave 10. See also Steeple Morden 355th Fighter Group

SHIRTCLIFFE

William John

Pilot Officer, Royal Australian Air Force. Died 25th February 1941. Age 25. Son of William Stanley and Norah Eshdale Shirtcliffe; husband of Evelyn Eliza Shirtcliffe, of Devonport, New Zealand. Row BB. Grave 10. See also Steeple Morden 355th Fighter Group

THOMPSON

Bruce Cathcart

Sergeant 400299, Royal Australian Air Force. Died 22nd July 1941. Age 24. Son of Leslie Samuel and Ethel May Thompson, of Parkdale, Victoria, Australia. Row CC. Grave 8. See also Steeple Morden 355th Fighter Group

WHEELER

Albert Ernest

Aircraftman 2nd Class 1196237, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 13th August 1941. Age 19. Son of Ernest Henry and Elizabeth June Wheeler, of Emmer Green, Oxfordshire. His brother Noel Henry also died on service. Row DD. Grave 13.

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