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GARDINER Harold Phillip
Sergeant 567298, 218 (Bomber) Squadron, Royal Air Force. Flying in Stirling I, N6072 HA-P, based at Downham Market, Norfolk, target, Duisburg. Shot down by a night fighter on the 7 August 1942 and crashed near Roermond, Holland on the River Maas. Four crew members were killed in the crash and four others became POW’s. Aged 23. Son of Phillip Thomas Gardiner and Margaret Gardiner, of Wellingborough, Northamptonshire; husband of Margaret O. Gardiner, of Hasketon, Suffolk. Buried in JONKERBOS WAR CEMETERY, Netherlands. Coll. grave 12. E. 7-9.
GENT Reginald Philip
Pilot Officer (Observer), 149 (Bomber) Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Flyimng Stirling I R9310 OJ-P based at Lakenheath. Shot down by flack off the Danish coast while laying mines. One of three Stirling’s lost during this operation. 17 May 1942 . The Crew of seven were all killed in the crash. Son of James Thomas & Mary Hannah Gent of Wellingborough; husband of Stella Eva Gent of Kettering. Aged 33. Buried in Kirke Vaerlose Churchyard, Denmark
Able Seaman, HM Motor Launch 310, Royal Navy. Lost during the evacuation of Singapore 28 February 1942. Died of wounds. Buried in Kranji War Cemetery Singapore. (Possibility only) Confirmation required.
GILLITT Frank Norman
Flight Lieutenant (Pilot) 108132, 41 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 41 Fighter Squadron (Spitfire Vb). Died 22 October 1942 when, in bad weather, three Spitfires flew into Tarren Hendre Hill, near Towyn, Merioneth. Aged 23. Son of Frank Sydney and Phyllis Ivy Gillitt of Wellingborough; nephew of Margaret Gillitt, of Wellingborough. Buried in WELLINGBOROUGH (DODDINGTON ROAD) CEMETERY, United Kingdom. Block S. Grave 47.
GOOSEY Frederick George
Sapper 1948531, Royal Engineers. Died in Germany after hostilities 9 August 1945. Aged 28. Son of George and Florrie Elizabeth Goosey, of Wellingborough, Northamptonshire. Buried in COLOGNE SOUTHERN CEMETERY, Germany. Plot 6. Row F. Grave 23.
GOSS Ernest Harry
Private 5881528, 1st Battalion (Royal Highland Regiment), Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). Taken prisoner and died in captivity, in Staalag V111b Poland, 21 September 1944. Aged 32. Son of Harry Ernest and Mary Ann Goss, of Wellingborough, Northamptonshire. Buried in KRAKOW RAKOWICKI CEMETERY, Poland. 2A. C. 12.

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Driver 2614117, 3rd Div. Sigs, Royal Corps of Signals. Killed in action in Normandy 12 12 June 1944. Aged 30. Son of Harry and Martha Griffiths; husband of Betty J. Griffiths, of Wellingborough, Northamptonshire. Buried in RANVILLE WAR CEMETERY, France. IV. A. 17.

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