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Gillett, David Stapylton

Biographical

Surname(s)Gillett
First name(s)David Stapylton
Date of birth17 March 1920
Place of birthLeatherhead
Family detailsSon of William Alan and Ella Mabel Gillett, of Leatherhead, Surrey; husband of Margaret Virginia Gillett of Leatherhead.
Previous educationEpsom College
CollegeKing's College London and/or King's College London Hospital
Dates at college1937-1939
Dept / courseFaculty of Theology
Military unitRoyal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 61 Sqdn
Service number117679
War / conflictWorld War Two (1939-1945)
Date of death13/01/1943
Age at death22
Rank at deathFlight Lieutenant
Cause of deathKilled in action.
Burial placeReichswald Forest War Cemetery
Commemoration(s)King’ s College Chapel; Chancel of Leatherhead Parish Church
Notes

Memorial in Leatherhead Parish Church: In loving memory of / Flight Lieutenant / David Stapylton Gillett, R.A.F. / Dearly loved husband of Virginia and son of / Col. and Mrs. W. Alan Gillett of Leatherhead / who worshipped and served in this / church and gave his life in action over / Germany on 13th January 1943 aged 22 / May light perpetual shine upon him.

A King’s College internal letter from W. K. Medway  ‘D. S. Gillett was such a nice boy, the David Youens type. They will be sadly missed in the post-war period’.

SourcesKing’ s College London Archives, Commonwealth War Graves Commission

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