GEOFFREY EDGAR CUSHING

Laid to rest at the Field of Honour.

Born: 7th February 1898, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Died: 29th December 1917; age: 19; Killed in an Aircraft Accident whilst flying in England.

Baptised: 7th November 1898, at Congregational Calvary, Montreal, Quebec.

Rank: Lieutenant.

Regiment: Royal Flying Corps.

 

Grave Reference:

BA.I.72.

Ipswich Old Cemetery,

Ipswich.

 

Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Charles & Lily M. Cushing, of 555, Mount Pleasant Avenue, Montreal, Canada.

 

CENSUS

 

1901   St. Augustine, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

 

Geoffrey was 4 years old and living with his parents & siblings. They were all Congregationalist.

Charles Cushing, 52, a Notary, born (May 1848) Grenville, Quebec.

Lily Margaret Cushing (nee Macauley), 36, born (December 1864) Hamilton, Ontario.

Robertson Macauley Cushing, 16, born (June 1884) Montreal.

Dougall Cushing, 14, born (May 1886) Montreal.

Charles Cushing, 12, born (June 1888) Montreal.

Arthur Gibb Cushing, 11, born (February 1890), Montreal.

Edith Ross Cushing, 9, born (January 1892) Montreal.

Eric Albert Cushing, 7, born (November 1895) Montreal.

2 domestic servants.

 

Geoffrey’s father, Charles Cushing died September, 1910.

 

Geoffrey’s brother, Robertson Macauley Cushing also lost his life in the First World War. Robertson died of Wounds on the 30th April 1918, aged 33, he was a Second Lieutenant of the Royal Garrison Artillery, 190th Siege Battery. He was awarded the Victory & British War medals. Robertson was laid to rest at Nine Elms British Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. He was married to Mabel and had 2 young children.

 

Joint receipt of probate to Mrs. Lily M. Cushing, Mrs. Mabel L. Cushing, Mr Charles Cushing, Miss Edith R. Cushing and Mr. Eric A. Cushing.

 

Geoffrey is also remembered on the Memorial Arch & Stained Glass Window, Royal Military College of Canada, Kingston, Ontario.

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