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Frank Gascoyne


Q4 1922 Middlesborough RD

Service No.



591 Antrim Parachute Squadron RE

Military Notes:
Service Record:

8  Nov 1942 posted to 591 Antrim Parachute Squadron

Ringway Parachute Training course 69B.

In No.3  Troop for Normandy Campaign

Wounded  in the chest by a shell splinter and sent back to UK. Rejoined the squadron on 7 Sep 1944

No.1  Troop for Ardennes Campaign

Killed  in a glider crash enroute to the Rhine Crossing Campaign.

Family Notes:

Son  of Vernon Harbord (1894-1971)
and his wife Mary (May) Isabel Gascoyne (1894-1970) of Kenley Surrey.  
m.1920 Milton RD Kent.

Brother of
James Vernon Harbord (1921-2015)
Katherine Isabel Harbord (1924-1939)
Reginald John Harbord (1926-2008)
and Richard Harbord.

Frank's paternal grandfather was Frank Wiliam Harbord, metallurgist, author and President of the Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, and the Iron and Steel Industrial Research Council. [Click]

Civilian Occupation:





24 Mar 1945 aged 22 

His mother was granted Administration of his estate on 11 Jan 1946.


Reichswald Forest Military Cemetery

Section 39 Row E grave 7 

Cemetery / Memorial:









This article may, or may not be about the same Frank Harbord. The war diary for April 1944 has not been located. The fact is that the unit did have a dog, seen as a puppy in a 1942 photo, in the lap of Spr J Toorish when the unit was called the 591 (Antrim) Field Coy, which was about two and half years prior to the court case. However Frank Harbord was a Captain and Troop Commander by Feb 1944.


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