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106967   Pilot Officer Edward William M Garstin
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Dated added: 03/09/2016   Last updated: 21/12/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 82 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve (British Air Force)
Died: 15/01/1942 (Killed in Action)
Age: 32
Edward William Maitland Garstin was the son of Rev William Fitzroy Hamilton Garstin and Frances Dalzell Maitland. Edward was born about 1911. Rev Garstin was a military chaplain in World War One. Edward Garstin was the husband of Elsie Theodora Garstin. By the time of World War Two Rev Garstin was rector of Maghera. Pilot Officer Edward William Maitland Garstin was serving with the 82nd Squadron of the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve when he was killed in action on 15th January 1942.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Runnymede Memorial
  Runnymede, Surrey, 
Grave Ref: Panel 69
CWGC Casualty 1270660
This Memorial overlooks the River Thames on Cooper's Hill at Englefield Green between Windsor and Egham on the A308, 4 miles from Windsor.
References and Links
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1 1910 Ulster Towns Directory Rev W F H Garstin, Curate of All Saints' Church, Waterside
2 Forum discussion (WW2 Talk) Details of crash and crew
3 National Archives UK Official details of crash
4 RAF Commands Brief details of Pilot Officer Edward Garstin
5 RAF Commands - V6378 Details of crash
6 Rainey School Register 1930 Lists brothers John and Richard at Rainey School
7 Runnymede - panel 69 Middle Photo of Pilot Officer Edward Garstin's inscription
8 Sergeant Richard Garstin Brother of Pilot Officer Edward Garstin
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