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William Edward Gillett [17]
Florence Bailey [25]
Granville Brian Chetwynd-Stapylton [81]
Elizabeth(Kitty) Routledge [82]
Colonel Sir (William)Alan Gillett T.D.,D.L. [11]
Lady Ella Mabel Chetwynd-Stapylton JP [12]

Major Granville Alan Gillett DFC [4]


Family Links

1. Constance Tony Barry [3]

Major Granville Alan Gillett DFC [4]

  • Born: 6 Sep 1916 at 12.05am, Hallaton, Linden Gardens, Leatherhead, Surrey, England
  • Christened: 7 Oct 1916
  • Marriage (1): Constance Tony Barry [3] on 19 Apr 1940 in St. Luke's Church, Orchards, Johannesburg
  • Died: Jan 1973, Benoni, South Africa
  • Buried: Funeral Service Held At St. Dunstans In Benoni.

bullet  General Notes:

Godparents were Lawrence E Gillett,W Eric Chetwynd-Stapylton and Mrs Claude Ashby.
Attended Rottingdean prep school and thereafter
Attended Marlborough College May 1930-July 1931.Upcot (junior house)
Confirmed on 15th May 1932.
Emigrated to SA in the early 30's to go farming.
Attended the Tarkastad Agricultural College in the Eastern Province.
Farmed at Modderfontein and Ermelo until the outbreak of WW2.
Joined the SAAF, seconded to the RAF 1940-1943 Major,RAF bomber command.102 Squadron.
Awarded the DFC in 1945.
Was co-owner of a company called Evans,Barnes and Fitz in East London in the 50's.This company imported Ransomes lighting plants into SA which GAG sold to farmers all over the Eastern Province.
Lived at Bonza Bay,near East London at the time that his parents visited SA in 1949/0.
Later lived at 12 Rosyth Rd,Nahoon,East London.
The Hilderbrand family who farmed near Queenstown were family friends as were Jack and Nath Green of New England,near Barkley East.Their son was Hope Green.
ACG(son) as a little boy used to travel with him when visiting farmers to help with opening the gates.
Later became a senior executive with Oldham and Sons,a UK company manufacturing heavy duty batteries and miner's cap lamps in Benoni ,Transvaal,SA.
Member of the Benoni Country Club where he played bowls and squash.There is a memorial plaque to GAG in the club house.
Memorial service held at St Dunstans,Benoni.

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bullet  Noted events in his life were:

He was baptised on 7 Oct 1916.

He worked as a Farmer, Businessman.

He was educated at Rottingdean,Marlborough,St. John's, Leatherhead.Tarkastad Agricultural College,E Cape.

He was Anglican.


Granville married Constance Tony Barry [3] [MRIN: 2], daughter of Alfred Walker(Whit) Barry [15] and Constance Smith [16], on 19 Apr 1940 in St. Luke's Church, Orchards, Johannesburg. (Constance Tony Barry [3] was born on 15 Apr 1921 in Johannesburg, South Africa, died on 22 Aug 1986 in Benoni, South Africa and was buried in Funeral service held at St. Dunstan's, Benoni.)

bullet  Marriage Notes:

Minister was WO Wellington
At time of marriage GAG was farming at Abinger Farm,Modderfontein,District Germiston.CTB was living at 23 High Road, Orchards,Johannesburg.

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