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During the life of the Hull Balloon Barrage, of those who had served in East Riding Balloon Squadrons in the RAF unfortunately some became casualties. Of the local men who originally joined into the Auxiliary Air Force in 1939 it is recorded that 23 died whose ages ranged from 31 to 58. Of the RAF Volunteer Reserve there were 5 deaths and the demise of 4 regulars of the Royal Air Force. The service of the Woman's Auxiliary Air Force in the Balloon Squadrons is not forgotten if there were casualties unfortunately they cannot be traced by records.

© Crown Copyright/MODtext: Roll of Honour© Crown Copyright/MOD
Surname Forname Rank Died Age Service No Service
ALLAN Christopher LAC Friday 20th June 1941 47 870958 RAF (Aux AF)
ALLISON John AC 1 Tuesday 13th August 1940 48 871535 RAF (Aux AF)
APEDAILE Edward LAC Saturday 25th March 1944 31 867174 RAF (Aux AF)
ATHERALL William Ernest AC 2 Friday 20th September 1940 36 870911 RAF (Aux AF)
BARAGWANATH Ronald Elliot Corporal Tuesday 9th November 1943 24 544841 RAF
BENJAMIN Mervyn AC 1 Saturday 15th November 1941 31 1082412 RAF (VR)
BOOTH David Morriss Sergeant Tuesday 16th November 1943 45 870803 RAF (Aux AF)
BOURNE Henry Fred AC 2 Monday 25th November 1940 52 871509 RAF (Aux AF)
BROUGH Sidney LAC Saturday 13th February 1943 41 872300 RAF (Aux AF)
COLREIN Sidney Robert Corporal Sunday 26th September 1943 41 871575 RAF (Aux AF)
COWELL George Frederick Corporal Monday 10th April 1944 46 872406 RAF (AuxAF)
CRINKLEY Arthur LAC Friday 22nd October 1943 31 936879 RAF (VR)
ELLIS William Rupert Pilot Officer Tuesday 20th June 1942 38 100669 RAF (VR)
FLETCHER Percy AC 2 Sunday 3rd December 1939 47 870969 RAF (Aux AF)
FOSTER John Corporal Sunday 10th December 1944 41 871657 RAF (Aux AF)
HIBBARD Wilfred Francis Corporal Saturday 24th October 1942 23 650766 RAF
HOGGARD John AC 1 Monday 3rd January 1944 46 871725 RAF (Aux AF)
HORSFIELD Albert Corporal Tuesday 19th September 1944 44 872310 RAF (Aux AF)
KERSHAW George Corporal Thursday 31st August 1944 36 1118623 RAF (VR)
MAWSON Wilfred Corporal Thursday 16th December 1943 46 871786 RAF (Aux AF)
McKIE Thomas LAC Tuesday 24th April 1945 40 872318 RAF (Aux AF)
NORGATE Charles William LAC Thursday 3rd April 1941 31 871621 RAF (Aux AF)
PORT Stanley AC 1 Thursday 8th May 1941 27 963549 RAF (VR)
SEVER Edward LAC Monday 3rd March 1947 58 870910 RAF (Aux AF)
SHERIFF Charles William AC 1 Thursday 17th April 1947 47 870849 RAF (Aux AF)
TIERNEY Thomas Corporal Saturday 18th December 1943 28 618756 RAF
TOWLE Hedley AC 1 Sunday 31st August 1941 46 872451 RAF (Aux AF)
WEBB Frank Herbert LAC Tuesday 6th July 1943 22 647821 RAF
WHITE James William AC 2 Sunday 18th March 1945 35 871022 RAF (Aux AF)
WILSON Walter Sablick Corporal Tuesday 6th May 1941 34 871702 RAF (Aux AF)
WILSON William AC 1 Monday 17th November 1941 36 871652 RAF (Aux AF)
WRIGHTHAM Thomas William AC 1 Monday 26th April 1943 36 871037 RAF (Aux AF)

text : Those who served on the Hull Balloon Barrage and gave their lives will not be forgotten



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