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Gilbert Frank Coffin

Born 22nd May 1893, Chislehurst, Kent

Son of William and Amanda Coffin

Joined the City of London Police 29th October 1914

Warrant Number 7955

Collar Number B152

Served at Snow Hill Police Station


Joined the Royal Naval Air Service 15th June 1915

Service Number F5762

Leading Aircraftman, Royal Air Force from 1st April 1915

Served as an Air Mechanic 1st Class with HMS Lion 1st April – 4th November 1918

RAF Service Number 205762

Blue eyes, light brown hair, fresh complexion, 6 ft in height

Died 4th November 1918, Hospital Ship China aged 25 years

Buried Chislehurst (The Annunciation) Churchyard

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