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41120   Lieutenant Colonel Charles Thomas Milnes-Gaskell
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 12/03/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: Coldstream Guards (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 05/11/1908
Died: 05/11/1943 (Died by accident)
Age: 35
Charles Thomas Milnes-Gaskell was the son of Major Evelyn Milnes-Gaskell and Lady Constance Harriet Stuart Milnes-Gaskell. Constance was the daughter of the Earl of Ranfurly and the brother of Viscount Northland who died in World War One. She was brought up in Northland House in Dungannon. Charles Thomas Milnes-Gaskell was born on 5th November 1908 in Knaresborough, Yorkshire. Like his late uncle, Viscount Northland, he joined the Coldstream Guards. Lieutenant Colonel Milnes-Gaskell became part of S.O.E. during WW2. He died on the 5th November 1943. He was killed in an air crash whilst returning from Moscow. It was his 35th birthday.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Halfaya Sollum War Cemetery
  Halfaya Sollum 
Grave Ref: Coll grave 5-A-1-8.
CWGC Casualty 2057723
Halfaya Sollum War Cemetery is on the main coast road from Mersa Matruh through to Libya, and is on the east side of Halfaya Sollum, approximately 12 kilometres from the Egypt/Libya border.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 St Annes Church Of Ireland - WWII Dungannon
2 Dungannon War Memorial - WWII Dungannon
References and Links
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1 Geneology - Wikitree Some details of family
2 Holy Trinity Church, Much Wenlock, Shropshire Photos of various memorials in church
3 National Archives UK Official details of Lieut Col Milnes-Gaskell
4 Special Forces Roll of Honour SOE Liaison Officer with Russian N.K.V.D.
5 The Peerage Family tree including children birth dates
6 Viscount Northland Uncle of Lieut Col Milnes-Gaskell
7 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Lieut Col Milnes-Gaskell's gravestone can be purchased here
8 Wikipedia - NKPD The interior ministry of the USSR
9 Wikipedia - SOE Special Operations Executive - conducted espionage, sabotage and reconnaissance in occupied Europe
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