Second Lieutenant Gerald Lovell Backhouse

Regiment: Norfolk Regiment
Attached: Royal Flying Corps
Date published: 29/09/1916
Killed in action: Yes
Date of death: 02/08/1916
Cemetery: Dundalk (st. Patrick's) Cemetery, County Louth, Ireland, Republic Of
Plot: Prot. ground C. Reserve. 10.
Information: Second-Lieut. Gerald Lovell Backhouse, Norfolk Regiment, attached Royal Flying Corps, who was killed on August 2nd in an aviation accident at Huntingdon, while on active service, was the second son of Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Backhouse, 14 Ailesbury Road, Dublin, and Dundalk. He was educated at Shrewsbury, where he was a member of the O.T.C. He passed into Sandhurst, and was gazetted to the Norfolk Regiment. He subsequently joined the R.F.C., and in a short time showed such exceptional ability that he was selected for scout flying.