Commonwealth War Graves - Stanley Clifford Rawlings

Author: Doug Larsen
Date published: 08/11/2011
© Doug Larsen

Commonwealth War Graves


Rawlings, Stanley Clifford

Place and Date of Birth:

February 13th, 1924

Place of Residence:



Son of Brice and Mabel Rawlings, Newbury and brother to 8 siblings

Military Record



Naval Airman, 2nd Class

Service Number:

FX 587245


H.M. Daedalus

Date of Death:

June 25th, 1945

Age at Death:


Additional Information:

Called up for National Service July 21st, 1943 and joined Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm. He was posted to various locations in the UK and eventually joined the 1844 Squadron Fleet Air Arm which embarked on HMS Begum in 1944 to India and then joined HMS Indomitable where the squadron provided fighter cover and photographic duties for attacks on Sumatra. In 1944 Stanley returned to the UK due to an infection from a mosquito bite suffered in India which developed into a cerebral abscess.

He died at the Oxford Military Hospital where his death was attributed to  meningitis, cerebral abscess and carbuncle.

He is named on Memorials inside and outside St. Nicolas’ Church.

The handwritten journals of his experiences in the far East can be viewed on the Friends of Newtown Road cemetery website.

Sources:Personal research, CWG, Paul Thompson (Great Nephew)

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