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Francis Wilberforce Gaccon

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Francis Wilberforce Gaccon (1888-1941)


1940/41 Obituary [1]

Francis Wilberforce Gaccon was born in 1888 and received his engineering training with Guest, Keen and Nettlefolds, of Cardiff.

After holding various positions with this firm he joined the staff of Nash's Autocars, Cardiff, and after two years started his own business as Consulting Engineer and Damage Assessor, and subsequently became Assessor to all the leading insurance companies for South Wales, with branch offices in Bristol, Cheltenham, Swansea and Taunton.

When war was declared he joined Cardiff Auxiliary Fire Service and became Commander of the Cardiff A.F.S.

He was killed by enemy action whilst on duty on 3rd March, 1941. He was 53 years of age.

He was elected an Associate Member in 1920 and transferred to Member in 1926.


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