George Joseph Wilson

Sergeant George Joseph Wilson of Portadown, Co. Armagh was a constable in the London Metropolitan Police before joining the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.


George Joseph Wilson


Sergeant George Joseph Wilson (1383005) served in the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve during the Second World War. He was the second son of Constable Spear Wilson (R.U.C.) and Catherine Caroline Wilson of 34 Portmore Street, Portadown, Co. Armagh. Before signing up, George had been a constable in the London Metropolitan Police.

Sergeant Wilson died on 16th April 1943 aged 23 years old while serving in R.A.A.F. 460 Squadron. He was a wireless operator / air gunner on Avro Lancaster I W4331 when it took off at 2110hrs on 16th April 1943 from R.A.F. Breighton, Yorkshire, England. The bomber came down at Ludwigshafen-Oggersheim, Germany.

Sergeant Wilson’s grave is in Section 7, Row C, Grave 3 of Durnbach War Cemetery, Germany. His name is on the Portadown War Memorial, Portadown, Co. Armagh.

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