Birth: 25 April 1884

Place or Registered Place of Birth: Loughborough, Leicestershire

Baptism: Not Known

Place of Baptism: Not Known

Death: 13 July 1917 - Aged 33

Place or Registered Place of Death: Middle East - Killed in Action

Place of Burial: Jerusalem Memorial, Israel

Father: Arthur Paget

Mother: Rose Ellen Lakin

Spouse(s): Winifred E. Gale

Date of Marriage: 1913 - September Quarter

Place or Registered Place of Marriage: Southwell, Nottinghamshire

Children:

Barbara D. Paget (1914-)

Notes:

The Times - August 14, 1917
Deaths
Paget. - Killed in air flight, on the 13th July, Lieut. Gerald L. Paget, Northumberland Fusiliers, attached Australian Flying Corps, youngest son of the late Arthur Paget and of Mrs. Arthur Paget, and most dearly-loved husband of Winifred Paget, aged 33.

The Malvern Register - 1898
Paget, Gerald Lewis, born 1884
Son of Mrs. Paget, The Den, Pleasley Vale, near Mansfield.
Mod. IV-II. Left Mids. 1901
Engineer - Duffield, Derby

Burial Inscription - Royal Flying Corps.

Mission to Beersheba July 13 1917
90 years ago today......

Two Australian B.E.2e aircraft on a photo reconnaissance mission to Beersheba failed to connect with it's No. 14 Sqdn escorts.

They were attacked near Tel esh Sheria by German aircraft.

The B.E.2e flown by pilot Ltn. Baillieu with observer Ltn. Barbie force landed behind British lines.

The other B.E.2e flown by 2/Ltn. Searle with observer Ltn. Paget crashed near Esani with both aircrew found dead in the wreakage.

The victory was credited to pilot Ltn. Schmarjie and observer Ltn. Fritzsche in a Rumpler C.1

The following day Gerhard Felmy dropped a message from 3000 feet on the British airfield. He received gunfire from the ground and had to make off over the sea.

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1891 Census:

Radmoor House, Radmoor, Loughborough, Leicestershire
Arthur Paget - Head - Married - 58 - Engine and Hosiery Machine Maker - Leicester
Rose Ellen Paget - Wife - 47 - Powick, Worcestershire
Rose May Paget - Daughter - Single - 25 - Woodhouse Eaves, Leicestershire
Bertie Cooper Paget - Son - Single - 18 - Manager of Machine Workers in Office - Loughborough
Mark S. Paget - Son - Single - 17 - Clerk in Bank - Loughborough
Lionel O. Paget - Son - Single - 15 - Scholar - Birstall, Leicestershire
Robert H. Paget - Son - 14 - Scholar - Loughborough
Kenneth E. Paget - Son - 12 - Scholar - Loughborough
Ellen C. Paget - Daughter - 8 - Scholar - Loughborough
Gerald L. Paget - Son - 6 - Scholar - Loughborough

1901 Census:

1, College Ground, Great Malvern, Worcestershire
Gerald L. Paget - Boarder - 16 - Student - Loughborough, Leicestershire

1911 Census:

The Ridgeway, Rothley, Leicestershire
Rose Ellen Paget - Head - 67 - Widow - Powick, Worcestershire
Kenneth Edward Paget - Son - 32 - Single - Secretary & Agent - In Gentleman's Employ - Worker - Loughborough, Leicestershire
Gerald Lewis Paget - Son - 26 - Single - Railway Operation - Railway Worker - Loughborough, Leicestershire

Gerald Lewis Paget