WILSON Gordon Harold 406497

LEST WE FORGET

Leading Aircraftman Gordon Harold WILSON

Service No: 406497
Born: Kalgoorlie WA, 27 February 1921
Enlisted in the RAAF: 6 January 1941
Unit: No. 9 Service Flying Training School, RCAF
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 9 Service Flying Training School Anson aircraft 7291), Ontario, 25 July 1943, Aged 22 Years
Buried: Exeter Cemetery, Ontario
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Richard Cunliffe Wilson and Cecily Margaret Olive Wilson, of South Perth, Western Australia
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 133, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Cenotaph Undercroft, State War Memorial, Kings Park WA

On 25 July 1943, Leading Aircraftman Wilson flying solo was killed when Anson 7291 crashed at 2350 hours during night circuits and landings at Crediton, two miles north-west of Centralia, Ontario, Canada.

References:

Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records (RAAF Casualty Information compiled by Alan Storr (409804))
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veteran’s Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 166/43/270

Bibliography:

Gaston, Bruce DFC (406646), Harry Horner DFC OAM (406595), Raymond Storer (406666) (Editors), Aircrew for the Duration: of and by members of RAAF EATS Courses 10, 11, 12 & 13, Gaston Horner and Storer, Nedlands WA, 1990