Gilbert Stuart Martin Insall

14/05/1894 - 17/02/1972

  • Forenames: Gilbert Stuart Martin
  • Surname: Insall
  • Date of Birth: 14/05/1894
  • Place of Birth: Paris
  • Father: Gilbert Jenkins Wyatt
  • Mother: Mary Stuart Wyatt
  • Date of Marriage: 22/07/1926
  • Spouse: Olwen Scott Yates
  • Date of Death: 17/02/1972
  • Age: 77
  • Cemetery: Rosehill Cemetery
  • Rank: 2nd Lieutenant Pilot
  • Service Type: Air Force
  • Battalion: 11 Squadron
  • Regiment: Royal Flying Corps
  • Service Record: Gilbert Stuart M Install (V.C.) (M.C.) RFC 2/Lt RAF Capt P of W 14-12-1915. Ex???? To U.K. 13-9-17 BW & VC Medals to be issued by Air Ministry Theatre of war France 13.7.15 1915 Star issued

Theatre of War: France

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Gilbert Insall - The Great Escape

A pilot during the war, Gilbert Insall was shot down and captured. During his time as a P.O.W., he made three escape attempts and finally escaped on the third time.