SAS Castellain, Geoffrey Charles

John Robertson

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  • SURNAME
Castellain
  • FORENAME
Geoffrey Charles
  • UNIT
2 SAS (A Squadron)
  • RANK
Lieutenant
  • NUMBER
177329
  • DATE OF DEATH
12th October 1944
  • AGE
24
  • GRAVESITE
Moussey Churchyard,France Grave 7
  • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
parent unit Army Air Corps
born 29.2.1920 Chertsey,Surrey
resided London SW
son of Ernest Frederick and Annie Ethel (nee James) Castellain,The Gate House,Fritham,Hampshire
educated Westminster School
educated Christ Church,Oxford 1938-40 (graduated)
commissioned 16/5th Lancers,R.A.C. 8.3.1941
Op.Pistol - DOW received 12.10.1944 Raon-l'Etape,France
had joined up with Op. Loyton party
 
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galcock

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My father was also in A Squadron 2 SAS. He was on Operation Pistol too like Castellain. SQMS John Alcock later, in 1945, had the honour of commanding the burial party for this man and the other men interred at Moussey.
 

galcock

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I have a SAS report written by 2 SAS J Laybourne and Stainton who both describe briefly their last few days with Castellaine up to the point they reached Mousey.
 
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