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VC678   Gilbert Stuart Martin Insall

BORN   14 May 1894

DIED   17 February 1972   AGE   77

VC Won   7 November 1915   AGE   21

Place VC Won   Near Achiet, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1915

Name   Gilbert Stuart Martin Insall   No.      

VC Issue No.   678   Awards   VC   MC

Regiment   Royal Flying Corps, No. 11 Squadron


Now   Royal Air Force

Rank VC Won   Second Lieutenant

Rank End Of Career   Group-Captain

Place Of Birth   Paris, France

Place Of Death   Monk's Hill, Scrooby, Bawtry, Yorkshire, England

Buried/Location Ashes   All Saints Churchyard, Nocton, Lincolnshire, England

Cremated   Rose Hill Crematorium, Cantley Lane, Doncaster, Yorkshire, England

Date Buried/Cremated   24 February 1972

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   

Gazetted   23 December 1915

VC Presented   26 September 1917, King George V, Buckingham Palace, London, England


P  Headstone, All Saints Churchyard, Nocton, Lincolnshire

Memorial Headstone, Rose Hill Crematorium, Doncaster, South Yorkshire

P  Named on RAF Memorial at St Clement Dane's Church, Aldwych, London

P  Victoria Cross Commemorative Paving Stone, National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffordshire

By The Way…

Made several escapes as a POW eventually succeeding and winning the MC for his efforts

VC Held By

Royal Air Force Museum, Grahame Park Way, Hendon, London, England



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