OBITUARIES OF ESCAPERS/EVADERS/HELPERS
& Roll of Honour
Those listed below can be viewed, in some cases by visiting the website of the newspaper where specified. Some newspapers may have access requirements. The date shown is (ob) the date of the obituary or (d) the date of death. The names Daily Telegraph and The Times are registered Trade Marks. The editor is grateful to Mrs Diana Morgan for assistance on keeping this list up to date and welcomes notification of further evader/escaper obituaries or for anyone already listed.
Inclusion is based on the evader/escaper having served with any of the RAF, RAAF, RCAF, RNZAF, SAAF or being a recognised helper, irrespective of membership of RAFES (§ indicates non-members). It relies on the editor being informed so if you can provide a qualifying obituary or death, please contact him.
Adams, RW d Aug 2003 Ainger, SRJ d 2001 Armstrong, Tom d 1995 Baker, Grp Cpt AS d 1993 Banner, WT (Tom) date unknown Barnes, Len, MBE d 1988 Barnes, R, DFM d Jan 1997 Barrett, Air Commodore F.O. Barry, CBE, DFC. d 23 Oct 2007 The Times Bartley, Gerard d Sep 2006 Barton, Arthur author In Pursuit of Freedom d 11 May 1998 Batterbury, FW date unknown Baveystock, Flt Lt Leslie, DSO DFC* DFM ob 23 Aug 1997 Daily Telegraph Beamish, NR d 4 Jan 1993 Beard, AW d Dec 1992 Beecroft, Flt Lt J, DFM d 2001 Bennett, AVM Don CB, CBE DSO d 15 Sep 1986 Berry, Flt Lt H, MBE d Sep 2001 Berthelsen, John d 11 Apr 2013 Billows, CJ date unknown Blandford, Jack George d 11 Nov 13 Blatch, TPE, MBE d Dec 1996 Blyth, Squadron Leader Joe, AFC* d 29 Mar 2012 Daily Telegraph Bolton, KJ, DFC d 6 Nov 1994 Boness, Laurie d Feb 1998 Booth, M d 1994 Boots, RF d 1991 Brazill, William Scottie, DFM d 2 Apr 2006 Broom, Tommy, DFC** d 18 May 2010 Daily Telegraph Brough, JFQ d Aug 1994 Brown, B, MBE d 2 Feb 2010 Brown, John T d May 2005 Bulmer, S date unknown Burton, Air Marshal Sir Harry, KCB CBE DSO ob 1 Dec 1993 The Times Butcher, D date unknown Campbell, Col IC d 1992 Cann, Capt RJB d 2002 Cant, RB d 2001 Carr, LW d 2003 Carter, Gordon d March 2013 Catley, WF d Sep 2001 Cerely, Edgar ob 3 Dec 1997 The Times Chapple, John K d Apr 1984 Checketts*, Wg Cdr. Johnny Milne d 21.4.06 ob 26 Apr 2006 Daily Telegraph Clapham, Flt Lt AC date unknown Clay, L d Aug 2003 Clinton, JF d Jan 2001 Clowes, WA d 1991 Colhoun, H d 1995 Collins, Maurice DFC, DFM d 20 Mar 2006 Connolly, PJ d Feb 1987 Cooper, Mike d Nov 1998 Couchman, John d 6 Dec 2009 Covington, Capt WI, DFC date unknown Crabtree, M d Jun 2001 Croad, Ian d Mar 1991 Crowley-Milling, Air Marshal Sir Denis, KCB CBE DSO DFC* d 1 Dec 1996 Independent, Daily Telegraph Dalton, R d Jul 1994 Dane, EB d Nov 1997 Darby, Phil d Nov 2002 D’Arcy, George, DFC d 11 Nov 05 Day, Alan, DFC d 21 Apr 10 Day, Albert d Mar 07 De Bruin, Albert d Jan 1993 De Jongh, Countess Andrée Dedée, GM
The Times obituary 15 October
Washington Post obituary 16 Oct
Daily Telegraph obituary 20 Oct
Het laatste nieuws 13 okt 2007
Google™ search on Andrée de Jongh
BBC interview with Bob Frost, Stan Hope & Prof MRD Foot 26 Oct 2007
(keep listening until it comes up)
d 13 Oct 2007 De Souza, Kenneth d May 2007 Dickens, J d 28 Apr 1986 Dickson, GR d Jul 1996 Dobson, PWE Walter d 31 Jul 2005 AFAC Fall 05 Donaldson, R d 20 Jan 1994 Dowd, AHA, DFC d 1993 Drew, DW d Feb 1991 Duke, Neville Sqn Ldr, DSO OBE DFC* AFC CzMC d 7 Apr 2007 Daily Telegraph Dumbrell, AG d 1988 Dumont, FJ d 1997 Dumont, Micheline Michou GM d 16 Nov 2017 The Times Eddy, W, DSO DFC d Jul 1988 Ekbery, BV d Feb 1999 Elliott, J McP d 2003 Embling, AVM John RA, DSO d 15 Jul 1959 Emeny, RT, AFM Ron d Dec 2001 Evans, Henry (Harry) W d Mar 1999 Evans, Pat d 2004 Everiss, Stan F d May 1996 Fairfax, Norman d Jul 01 Fernyhough DFC, George William d 14 Nov 2008 Firth, JW d 1992 Flower, LN d Nov 1996 Fortune, William d 2007 Fox, R date unknown Franklin, John d 3 Mar 2013 Franks, TJ date unknown Fry, CW (Canada) date unknown Furniss-Roe, HS Bill: author of Believed Safe: A Fighter Pilot's Double Escapade d 1990 Gandy, Ken: co-author of 7xXx90: Story of a Stirling Bomber and Its Crew d Oct 2004 Ely Standard Garrad-Cole, Wg Cdr Eric MC Garry d 5 Jan 2003 The Times Garvey, K d 1986 Gee, Robert R, DFC d 2003 Gibbons, Dudley Charles d 2000 Goddard, RG d Jul 1998 Goodbrand, W d 1989 Gradwell, Russell S date unknown Greenaway*, Fred H, MBE d Feb 1986 Greenwell, FA d Jun 2005 Griffiths, Grp Cpt FC, DFC AFC d Mar 1996 Grisdale, E d 1990 Guerisse, Albert-Marie Edmond - Pat O'Leary ob 29 Mar 1989 Hallett, Cliff d 15 Jul 2013 Hand, Gordon d 6 Jul 2010 Hanson, Stan E author Underground out of Holland d 1986 Hanton, John Newens d Dec 2008 Harrison, JJ d 1989 Harrop, E d 1988 Haslam, Frank R d 6 Dec 2009 §Hay, Ernie d 21 Feb 2011 Hearn, Edward DFC* d 29 Aug 2015 Daily Telegraph Higginson, Wg Cdr FW Taffy, OBE DFC AFC d 12.02.03 ob 19 Feb 2003 BBC, Daily Telegraph §Hill, Group Captain Johnnie ob 22 Aug 1998 Daily Telegraph Hirst, GH d 1994 Hodges, Sir Lewis, KCB CBE DSO* DFC* DL d 4 Jan 2007 various Hogg, EL d 1989 Holland, Frank E, author D-Day Plus One d 31 Aug 2007 Hollocks, RA d 28 Jan 2000 Holroyd, Sidney G (former Chairman RAFES) d Nov 1986 Honor, Grp Capt Dudley DFC* d 26 Dec 2007 Daily Telegraph Hood, Rev Les d 27 Mar 2011 Hooper, Sir Robin, KCMG DSO DFC d 1989 Horn, Vincent d Dec 2011 Hornsey, Denis author The Pilot Walked Home film clip d Mar 1971 Hoskisson, RT date unknown Howell, Wg Cdr Edward, OBE DFC ob 16 Aug 2000 The Times Hughes, M d 1995 §Hutchinson, Jackie, DFM AFM ob 18 Sep 1999 The Times Hutton, Sqn Ldr Tom d 1993 Iles, Sqn Ldr DS d Feb 1999 Jillings, Wg Cdr AD d Mar 1997 Johnson, Ralph VC d 1961 Johnson, TG d 1987 Johnson, WG d 1992 Knaggs, Bill author of The Easy Trip d 21 Jan 2008 BBC Langley, LW date unknown Lake, Virginia d'Albert d 20 Sep 1997 Laughton-Bramley, Sqn Ldr Philip, MBE ob 16 Sep 1994 The Times Lewis, John (said to be main model for
Steve McQueen character in The Great Escape)
ob 21 Aug 1999 Daily Telegraph Lewis, Reg, DFC Daily Telegraph article d 12 Oct 2009
ob 6 Nov 2009
Linton, Sqn Ldr NW date unknown Little, John d 15 Nov 2010 Littlejohn, DJH d Jul 2001 Lonsdale, RW, DFC MM d 1990 Loudon, L d 1993 Lovegrove, Sqn Ldr RW, DFC d 1990 Macfarlane, W, MM date unknown Mackenzie, Norman, DSO DFC d Dec 2002 Mackie, Wg Cdr Norman, DSO DFC d 1 Jan 2003 Daily Telegraph MacLean, Angus (Canadian) d 15 Feb 00 Magrath, Bill JQ, MM d 14 Oct 11 Mann, Sqn Ldr Harry d Sept 1995 Maples, Frederick A d 6 Aug 2007 Marlow, Roy, MM: author of Beyond the Wire d 26 Dec 2003 Marpole, J, DFC d 1986 Martin, JR d Mar 1999 McDonald, HW date unknown McKinnon, AW, DFM date unknown McMahon, Wg Cdr GF, DFM d Sep 2001 Meer, GMG, DFM d Jul 1994 Miles, AJ d 2003 Mill, BB, DFC d 1989 Mills, AW d Oct 1997 Milton, RAE, MC d May 1999 Moncur, WK d 1995 Moorhead, Pat d 1994 Morgan, Bryan: by Frank Dell & Bruce Lyons d 5 Feb 2004 Morrison, John d Mar 2012 Moss, Eric R: author of Solvitur Ambulando (Saved by Walking) d Sep 2000 Mott, Sqn Ldr John, MBE d 9 May 2002 Daily Telegraph Murrie, JD d 1989 Newton, Jack L d 27 Jan 2004 Nicholls, Bill A, DFC d 3.3.05 ob 18 Mar 2005 The Times Nicholson, JH d Dec 2005 Nielsen, Harold L d 17 June 2012 Nolan, Ken (Conscript Heroes website page) d 10 Apr 2006 Norfolk, Sqn Ldr WJ, MBE d Feb 1997 Nothomb, Jean-François (Franco)
Replaced Dédée De Jongh as Chief of the Comète Line when she was arrested and deported in January 1943. He was himself arrested and deported in January 1944. He entered the Line on the 7 October 1942, introduced by Georges d’Oultremont.
d Jun 2008 Ogilvie, Col Allan M (Joe) Ogilvie (Canada) d 30 Dec 2000 Pack, Joe T d Aug 2005 §Pape, Richard The Independent ob 3 Jul 1995 The Times Patrick, Edmond R d 4 Feb 2005 Payne, HW d Sep 1998 Pepall, Denis d Mar 2005 Pepper, APW, DFC d 1990 Perceval, Gerald A, DFC d 17 Jun 2009 Petch, Wg Cdr R d Jun 1992 Philpot, Oliver, MC DFC d May 1993 Pirie, Wg Cdr AN date unknown Potten, Charlie: co-author of 7xXx90: Story of a Stirling Bomber and Its Crew d Jul 1989 Power, WA d 2003 Pritchard, Arthur d 28 May 2010 Pryer, WR d 1990 Pyle, George, author of Broken Mustang d 1 Sep 2010 §Rae, AVM Ronald Ramsey ob 9 Apr 1994 The Times Rainford, Sqn Ldr William R, MBE d Jun 1990 Rainsford, JE d 24 June 2009 Ramsden, OC date unknown Randle, WSO 'Bill', CBE AFC DFM FRAeS FIMgt d 12 Aug 2012 Daily Telegraph Reed, WC date unknown Remington, John d Mar 1992 Renwick, P d Jan 1998 Reynolds, TW d Apr 2000 Richardson, KC date unknown Riding, Ron d 9 May 2011 Rippingdale, EG d May 1991 Riseley, AH d May 1992 Robertson, Henry Ord, DFM: author of Dangerous Landing d Aug 2000 Robinson, G d Feb 1992 Rose, Cosmo date unknown Rosser, Flt Lt WJ, DFC d Oct 2009 Salter, H d 1992 Sankey, J, DFM d Dec 2001 Scott, RA (Canada) d Jun 2005 Shepherd, D d 1996 Simister, Harry, MM d Jul 2000 Simpson,Wally T, MM d Aug 1994 Skidmore, Rev Ken: author of Follow the man with the pitcher d 10 Jan 2011 Slack, Tom d Aug 1994 Slater, Group Captain Stanley, DSO, OBE, DFC* d 29 Aug 14 Daily Telegraph
Smith, Wg Cdr GL d Mar 1993 Smith, Peter B d 21 Jan 1988 Smith, RA d 2 Mar 1997 Southwell, Don, DFM d Feb 1989 Spiller, Herbert (Bert) J DFM, author of Ticket to Freedom d 28 Aug 2011 Squire, KE date unknown Steedman, ACM Sir Alasdair, GCB CBE DFC ob 6 Jan 1992 The Times Stockburn, RC, DFC d 1995 Strever, ET d Mar 1997 Tetlow, F d May 1990 Thompson, William F d Aug 1998 Trotman, Air Cdre Denis Albert, AFC d 9 Apr 2006 Tweedy, P , DFM 13 Mar 2005 Valentine, Laurence d 9 Dec 2008 Vass, JR d 1996 Walker, PW d 9 Feb 1994 Walmsley, H, DFM d 1992 Wandzilak, Grp Cap Stanislaw, OBE DFC AFC d 30 Nov 2000 The Times Warburton, Leonard A d Jul 1989 Ward, David d 16 Jun 2008 Wasik, WP date unknown Watkins, William Bill d 1996 Waudby,Willam N, DFC Bill d Jun 1992 Webb, Flt Lt DC d 13 Nov 1992 Weare, WTB Brin d 2000 Weir, Charles Jock d July 2012 West, H d June 1986 White, AG date unknown White*, LSM d Aug 1988 Whitehead, Judge GGA, DFC d Nov 2001 Whitley, Air Marshal Sir John, KBE CB DSO AFC ob 10 Jan 1998 Daily Telegraph Wilkinson, RC, OBE DFM d 14 Jan 1990 Williams, CJ d 1996 Williams, Rowland d 5 Mar 2008 BBC Williamson, GR d 1998 Wingham, ST (Tom) DFC d 15 May 2015 102 Sqn website
Winskill, Air Cdre Sir Archibald, KCVO CBE DFC* AE d 9 Aug 2005 Daily Telegraph Winterton, Jack A d Sep 1997 Woodruff, FW, MBE d Apr 1993 Wootton, KB d May 1990 Worby, JR d Jul 1995 Wright, KFH, DFC d 20 Apr 2003 Wright, P d 22 Sep 1993 Young, TD d Aug 1992
Elizabeth Lucas-Harrison MBE, the last Secretary of the RAFES, d 10 Jul 2016 Daily Telegraph
* New Zealanders but they belonged to RAFES as there was no branch in NZ
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