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.