AIRCREW (RAF & COMMONWEALTH) who lost their lives in transit via Malta and others from miscellaneous or unidentified units.

Abela, A

AC1

02.10.43

Allen, K R

Sgt

07.04.41

Argent, A C

Plt Off

17.01.42

Askin, R W

Sgt RNZAF

12.07.41

Atherton, W S C

Sgt RAAF

09.01.42

Atkinson, J C

F/Sgt

24.07.42

Bain, C H

Sgt RNZAF

30.11.40

Barrett, E J

Sgt

17.01.42

Bearcroft, E M F

F/Sgt

17.01.42

Beattie, E B

Sgt

16.06.41

Beaumont, T F

F/Sgt

03.06.42

Bidgood, E G

Flg Off

17.11.40

Bolton, J R

Sgt

16.06.41

Boret, R J

Plt Off

17.11.40

Bottomley, S R

Sgt

12.12.41

Boulton, M J F

Sgt

12.12.41

Bradley, N

Sgt

02.11.41

Brunyee, T

Sgt

12.12.41

Buckbarrow, M F C

Plt Off

24.12.40

Burton, L G

Plt Off

24.12.40

Butler, L B

Sgt

16.06.41

Cameron, D

Plt Off RCAF

16.06.41

Campbell, L D

Sgt

27.08.40

Cannon, J W

AC1

21.06.43

Cassar, C

AC2

11.09.44

Clarke, R W

Flg Off

17.11.40

Clay, L F

Sgt

12.07.41

Cliffe, J F C

LAC (HMS Ark Royal)

27.09.41

Collins, R

F/Sgt

17.01.42

Collinson, C R

Sgt

17.01.42

Cook, L E 

Plt Off

17.01.42

Corry, D P

Flg Off

10.09.44

Culbert, W J

Sgt

26.06.42

Cunnington, W G

Sgt

17.11.40

Daddo-Langlois, W R

Flt Lt

10.07.43

Day, F S

Plt Off

24.07.42

DeMarco, J J

Wnt Off II RCAF

21.11.42

Drake, F E

Sgt

16.06.41

Draper, K R

Sgt

30.10.40

Durkan, N J

Sgt

03.08.42

Eaton, W A

Sgt

15.11.41

Elliot, W E

Sgt

30.10.40

Evans, L

Sgt

21.07.42

Evenett, G D

Sgt

17.01.42

Fahmy, E M C

Sgt

21.02.42

Fairlamb, R W

Sgt

07.04.41

Finlay, W R

F/Sgt RCAF

13.09.41

Fisher, E

Sgt

30.10.40

Fleming, W J A

Sgt

17.08.42

Fry, A J N

Sgt

17.01.42

Garrett, A W

Sgt RAAF

30.03.42

Glasgow, G

F/Sgt

03.08.42

Goodman, R J A

LAC

21.06.43

Grosvenor, F R

Sgt

20.06.42

Hadley, H C

Sgt

21.02.42

Hall, E G T

Sgt

09.01.42

Hardy, K L

Sgt RCAF

09.04.42

Hare, M T

Sgt

30.06.41

Harvey, E L

Sgt

12.12.41

Hawkins, J D

Sgt

05.04.42

Heatherington, J G

Plt Off

26.12.41

Herring, D

Flg Off

27.01.44

Hole, R A D

AC2

27.12.43

Horrox, J M

Plt Off

16.11.40

Horton, P W

Flg Off

16.11.40

Jackson, E P

Sgt

12.12.41

Jaggs, W V

Sgt

30.10.40

Janney,H

Sgt RAAF

30.03.42

Jeffries, W H

Sgt

02.11.41

Johnson, C E

Sgt RAAF

30.03.42

Keam, M L J, DSM

F/Sgt (No.730 Squadron FAA)

08.11.41

Kimberley, G T

Plt Off RNZAF

07.04.41

Lakin, C J

LAC

29.08.43

Lunan, H G

Sgt

17.01.42

Macpherson, H D K

F/Sgt RCAF

03.06.42

Macpherson, R

Sgt 

14.06.41

Main, E A

Sgt

02.11.41

Matthews, S

Sgt

26.06.42

McCracken, R C

Sgt

07.04.41

McKee, H P

Plt Off RCAF

05.04.42

Meddings, F N

Sgt

24.12.40

Menary, J H

Flg Off

03.06.42

Moloney, T G

Flg Off RAAF

09.01.42

Monk, P F

Sgt

21.02.42

Monro, J

AC1

17.01.42

Morris, A

Sgt

09.01.42

Nelson, G

F/Sgt

03.08.42

Nuttall, E

LAC

30.06.43

Oakley, E G

Sgt

21.02.42

Parris, S J

AC1

21.05.43

Passmore, J B S

Sgt

30.06.42

Pate, A J R, DFC

Plt Off

30.10.40

Patterson, J M M

Flg Off RAAF

09.01.42

Pollock, T E

Sgt RAAF

30.03.42

Pooley, C H

Sgt

17.12.42

Prout, D G

LAC

02.09.43

Raggenbass, J

Sgt

30.11.40

Ramsay, W J Q

Sgt

12.07.41

Reed, C J W E

Sgt RAAF

30.03.42

Riordan, K D

Sgt RAAF

30.03.42

Rossbottom, H

Sgt

03.08.42

Rouleau, D F

Plt Off RCAF

03.06.42

Rounsefell, J V

F/Sgt RCAF

09.05.42

Rowley, R

Sgt

21.02.42

Salter, A J

LAC

31.10.43

Sanders, C R

Sgt

16.06.41

Sherrington, R D

Sgt RCAF

09.05.42

Shiner, J M

Sgt RAAF

30.03.42

Smith, D

Sgt

03.08.42

Smith, E P

Plt Off RNZAF

05.04.42

Smith, J G

Sgt RCAF

02.11.41

Taylor, C R

Sgt

24.07.42

Taylor, J R

LAC

30.06.43

Thomas, D D P

Sgt

12.07.41

Thomas, K L

Sgt

05.04.42

Thomson, J

Sgt

27.08.40

Thorpe, R

AC1

15.09.43

Townsend, E O

Sgt

12.07.41

Turner, W H, MBE

Flt Lt

09.11.44

Twelvetrees, J O

Sgt

24.07.42

Urwin, J

Sgt

03.08.42

Valiquet, C N

Wnt Off I RCAF

09.05.42

Wade, R

Sgt

02.11.41

Walker, J R

Flg Off

17.11.40

Watts, W A

Sgt RNZAF

07.04.41

Williams, H L

Sgt

07.04.41

Williamson, G E

Sgt

02.11.41

Worsfield, A J

Sgt

12.07.41

Worwood, J R

Sgt RAAF

21.02.42

No.511 Squadron – On 1st February 1945, Avro York EW617, from the United Kingdom, was flying with passengers on board to attend the Crimea Conference. The transport aircraft developed some fault and was forced to ditch in the sea very close to Lampedusa, some 90 miles south-west of Malta. The authorities at Malta had hoped that the aircraft would float and all would be saved but in actual fact the aircraft tore itself against a reef and fifteen of those on board lost their life. By a coincidence the American ship USS Quincy, having on board President Roosevelt, saw that there was an accident and one of the escorting destroyers went close by and lifted the bodies and brought them to Malta for burial.

Mr H J Battley, Special Branch, Scotland Yard, attached to Foreign Office, Eden’s personal detective

Mr J Chaplin, Second Secretary, Foreign Office

Capt A K Charlesworth, MC, 3rd Carabiniers (Prince of Wales Dragoon Guards), RAC

Mr A R Dew, MVO, First Secretary, Foreign Office

Capt W H Finch, MBE, General List

Capt R MacD Guthrie, King’s Messenger

Lt Col I S H Hooper, MiD, The West Yorkshire Regt

Grp Capt P S Jackson-Taylor

Mr P N Loxley, First Secretary, Foreign Office

Lt Col W G Newey, DSO, TD (Royal Artillery)

Miss P M Sullivan

Flg Off A Appleby (No.511 Sqn)

LAC J Chicken (No.511 Sqn)

F/Sgt A C J Walker, (Flight Engineer, No.511 Sqn)

Wnt Off W Wright (No.511 Sqn)

No.138 Squadron – Halifax DT542 from the Middle East, staging through Malta to England on 17th December 1942, crashed on take-off killing all on board. The all Polish crew had passengers on board; all are buried in Malta:

Major (Army) A A Bathurst, MP, DSO, MC, TD (Lord Apsley)

LAC C D Browne

LAC R Clegg

Flg Off K L Dobromirski (Polish)

Flt Lt P Earle

Cpl D S Hounslow

Flg Off Z Idzikowski (Polish)

AC1 S E Kelly

Sgt A E Kleniewski (Polish)

Major (Army) A D C Millar

Flg Off S Pankiewicz (Polish)

Sgt D Spibey

Flt Lt L A Vaughan, DSO, DFC

Sgt A C Watt

Sqn Ldr J H Wedgwood, DFC

Sgt R Wysocki (Polish)

F/Sgt O F Zielinski (Polish)

SERVICE PERSONNEL (& FAMILY) LOST AT THE END OF THEIR TOUR AT MALTA

Liberator AL516 of No.511 Squadron crashed whilst attempting to land at Gibraltar on the night 31st October/1st November 1942. Fourteen were killed. The six Service personnel are:

Sgt R H Davey (ex No.126 Squadron)

Flt Lt E H Glazebrook, RCAF, DFC (ex Nos.603/229 Squadrons)

Flt Lt E L Hetherington, DFC (ex No.249 Squadron)

Wnt Off C E Mutch, RCAF (ex No.249 Squadron)

Sgt D W J Spencer (Groundcrew, ex AHQ Malta)

Plt Off J W Williams, RCAF, DFC (ex No.249 Squadron)

The eight civilian passengers are:

Mr & Mrs E J Rowe

Mrs E P Sheldon

Mrs M B Hucklebridge

Mrs I J Aston & child (family of FAA Officer)

Mrs E P Chase & child

HMS Welshman, whilst on its way to Alexandria on 1st February 1943, was torpedoed and sank with a heavy loss of life. Seven Service personnel taking passage lost are:

LAC R D Bond

AC2 WGC Brown

Cpl K F Davies

Cpl W R Essex

LAC G B Lamb

Sgt W Smith

Sgt R M Stevenson

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