Gaskain, Cecil Stanley



War Service:

Lieutenant CECIL STANLEY GASKAIN of 29 Squadron, Royal Flying Corps was killed in action at 6.30 pm on 7 May 1917 when his Nieuport 17 was shot down by Lothar von Richthofen. Prior to transferring to the RFC he had served in the Royal Artillery.

He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Arras Flying Services Memorial

Location of Memorial:
He is remembered on the memorials at St Augustine’s church, Grove Park, and on the memorial to the 91 and 139 Field Regiment, Royal Artillery in St Swithun’s church, Hither Green.

He was born 5 May 1892, the son of Denis Hinton Gaskain, of The Grange, Grove Park, Lee. He attended St Olave’s Grammar School from 1902 to 1905.


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