Goût, Geoffrey Kenneth (1916-1940)
Sherborne School, UK, Book of Remembrance for former pupils who died in the Second World War, 1939-1945.
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Details: Geoffrey Kenneth Goût (1916-1940), born at Eton, Buckinghamshire on 19 January 1916, the only child of Geoffrey Davee Vernon Goût and of Dorothy Marguerite Goût (née Sawyer) (later Mrs Gennert) of Quakers Hill Cottage, Sevenoaks, Kent.
Attended Berneval school, Sevenoaks, Kent.
Attended Sherborne School (School House) September 1929-December 1933; 6th form.
Automobile Engineering College, Chelsea. A keen motorist. Raced at Brooklands.
WW2, Pilot Officer 41918, Royal Air Force. He joined the RAF as a pupil pilot on a short service commission in February 1939 and, after completing his training at 6 FTS Little Rissington, he was posted on 30 October 1939 to 234 Squadron at Leconfield at its reformation there. On 17 December 1939, the Blenheim L1206 flown by Pilot Officer G.K. Goût damaged its undercarriage on take-off from Leconfield airfield. On his return to the airfield Pilot Officer Goût belly-landed the aircraft aviation-safety.net/wikibase/wiki.php?id=158364
Killed in action on 25 July 1940, aged 24, when his Spitfire P9493 crashed during a routine night patrol over Portsmouth in a field close to a tin mine shaft at Mawla near Porthtowan, Cornwall.
St Eval churchyard, Cornwall, Row 1. Grave 13 www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2948850/GOUT,%20GEOFF...
Inscription on headstone:
'IN PROUD AND DEAR MEMORY OF BOY, PILOT OFFICER GEOFFREY KENNETH GOUT ROYAL AIR FORCE KILLED IN ACTION 25TH JULY 1940. AGED 24 YEARS. DARLING ONLY CHILD OF DOROTHY M. GENNERT OF TOYS HILL, KENT.'
Battle of Britain London Monument www.bbm.org.uk/airmen/Gout.htm
Sherborne School: War Memorial Staircase; Book of Remembrance.
The wings from his tunic found in the wreckage are in Flambards Museum, Helston, Cornwall
For further information visit Aircrew Remembered: aircrewremembered.com/gout-geoffrey.html