Captain Kenneth Carlyle Gill.

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1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment later Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force.

Awarded the Military Cross in the London Gazette of 15 September 1915.

His MC was awarded while serving with 1/1st Cambridgeshire Regiment. The citation reads, “For gallant and most useful work on patrol duty on several occasions. Near Ypres, he went with another officer along the line of the enemy’s trenches to investigate some dead ground concealed from our trenches. On 14th May 1915 he went out and remained on the German parapet one and a half hours gathering valuable information. On the night of 1st-2nd June, near Houplines, when reconnoitring hostile wire with another officer, the patrol was discovered and heavily fired upon. Lieutenant Gill though severely wounded, made repeated efforts to bring in his brother officer, who was wounded and unable to move within 20 yards of the German trenches.”

Gill was a native of Brighton, Sussex living at Burnley, Lancashire.

Severely injured in an aircraft crash, 22 October 1918.

Captain K C Gill MC of No 22 Sqn RAF (formerly 1st Bn, Cambridgeshire Regt) died on 23 October 1918 from injuries received the previous day while flying Bristol F2B C4888 with his observer 2Lt J V Scorton, who was also injured.

Gill received his flying certificate on the 24 October 1917 at the London and Provincial Flying School, Edgware. He was described as being born at Brighton on the 9 August 1893. His address was shown as being West Wittering Vicarage, Chichester, Sussex.