Born: 7th May 1889, Chiswick, Middlesex.

Died: 17th April 1944; age: 54; Killed in aircraft crash.


Mentioned in Despatches in the 1914 – 1918 war. (Order of the Redeemer 5th Class Chevalier)

(WW1 East Lancashire Regiment )


Rank: Lieutenant Colonel; Service Number: 98094.

Regiment: Intelligence Corps, Special Operations Executive.


Grave Reference:

  1. of E. 684.

Newquay Fairpark Cemetery,

St. Columb Minor,



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of William Augustus & Kate Elizabeth Casson; husband of Nora Elizabeth Joan Casson, of Kensington, London.




1891   22, Addison Road, Chiswick, Middlesex.


Stanley was a year old and living with his parents & sister.

William Augustus Casson, 37, a Civil Clerk 1st Division C.S. Local Government Board, born Hornsey, Middlesex.

Kate Elizabeth Casson (nee Peake), 26, born Hackney, London.

Ethel Kate Casson, 6, born Islington, Middlesex.

1 governess – French teacher.

1 kitchenmaid.


1901   16, Burlington Road, Ipswich.


Stanley was 11 years old and living with his parents & sister.

William, 47, a Civil District Auditor – Local Government  Board & Barrister.

Kate, 35.

Ethel, 16.

1 cook

1 nursemaid.


1911   2, Spring Terrace, Richmond, Surrey.


Stanley was 21 years old, a Student of Law. He was living with his parents & sister.

William, 57, a Civil Service Pensioner & Barrister.

Kate, 46.

Ethel, 26.

1 cook.

1 housemaid.

Stanley attended Ipswich School.

Stanley’s father, William Augustus Casson, died July 1924, 8, Bedford Road, Chiswick, Middlesex. William had written many books at the beginning of the 20th Century, explaining Parish Administration and Local Government acts, including, Education Acts and the Old Age Pension Act. He was a member of the Progressive Party. And also a Freemason at the United Grand Lodge of England. He joined the St. Mary Abbott’s Lodge in 1912, as a Barrister, of Essex Court, E.C. He resigned on the 31st December 1917.

In 1924, London, Stanley married Nora Elizabeth Joan Ruddle, born August 1900, Langham, Rutland. They had 1 daughter.

Stanley is also remembered on the Ipswich School Chapel war memorial.

Crew of BV247:

George William Lamb; Pilot Officer; age 27; R.A.F.

Albert George Tracey Gardiner; Flying Officer/Navigator; age 27; R.A.F.V.R.

Noel Spencer Nicklin; Flying Officer; age 34; R.A.F.V.R.

Michael Kingston Rowe; Flight Sergeant/Pilot; age 22; R.A.F.V.R.

William Godfrey Tiley M.B.E.; Squadron Leader; age 34; R.A.F. – over 17 years service.

Harold Calven Austen; Flying Officer/Wireless Operator/Air Gunner; age 26; R.C.A.F.

Arthur Douglas Gavel; Flying Officer; age 23; R.C.A.F.

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