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616246   Sergeant Richard Elleker Garstin
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Dated added: 01/01/2016   Last updated: 26/01/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 206 Squadron, Royal Air Force (British Air Force)
Date Of Birth: 18/12/1917
Died: 14/10/1940 (Killed in Action)
Age: 22
Richard Elleker Garstin was the son of William Fitzroy Hamilton Garstin and Frances Dalzell Maitland. Rev W F H Garstin as the curate of All Saints' Church in Waterside in Londonderry. Richard was born 18th December 1917 in the Waterside area of Londonderry. Rev Garstin became rector of Maghera. Richard Garstin attended the Rainey School in Magherafelt. Sergeant Richard Elleker Garstin was part of a four man crew flying a Hudson (Serial No N7362), part of 206 Squadron. The aircraft failed to return from an operational flight on 14 October 1940. All four crew were killed.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Runnymede Memorial
  Runnymede, Surrey, 
Grave Ref: Panel 14
CWGC Casualty 1270661
This Memorial overlooks the River Thames on Cooper's Hill at Englefield Green between Windsor and Egham on the A308, 4 miles from Windsor.
Local Insitute / Local Book Details

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1 Rainey Endowed Roll of Honour WW2
References and Links
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1 1910 Ulster Towns Directory Rev W F H Garstin, Curate of All Saints' Church, Waterside
2 National Archives UK Official details of crash
3 Pilot Officer Edward Garstin Brother of Sergeant Richard Garstin
4 RAF Commands - N7362 Details of crash
5 Rainey School Register 1930 Lists brothers John and Richard at Rainey School
6 Runnymede - panel 14 Top Photo of Sergeant Richard E Garstin's inscription
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