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Name: Roland WILSON
Casualty No.: Ranks: Sergeant Wireless Operator / Air Gunner Initials: R Service No.: 629500
Date of Birth : - Place of Birth : Age at Death: 20
Unit: 59 Squadron, Royal Air Force.
Former Unit(s):
Place Enlisted:
Place of Residence: Greenside, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Home Address: 7 Stanhope Street, Greenside, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Previous Address:
Civilian Employment:
How Died: Killed as a result of a flying accident.
Date of Death: Tuesday 4th June 1940
Place of Death:
Battle/Campaign:
Locally Commemorated: Ryton War Memorial, Station Bank, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Greenside War Memorial, Greenside, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. St John's Church, Roll of Honour, Greenside, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
UK Commemorated: -
Overseas Commemorated: -
Buried: Ryton Cemetery, Hexham Old Road, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Decoration and Medals: 1939-45 Star. War Medal.
Photographs: 1
Service Records: No
Death Notice/Obituary:
Family Details:
Son of Thomas W. and Isabella Wilson, of 7 Stanhope Street, Greenside, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Fianc; Miss Lilian McGuiness. Brother; Norman, Sisters; Annie, and Florrie.
Notes : Roland's brother Norman lost his life on 5th January 1946, as a result of a train crash whilst travelling through Browney Junction, Co. Durham.
Sources Used: Commonwealth War Graves Commission Debt of Honour Register. Blaydon Courier, 13th June 1940. Newcastle Evening Chronicle, In Memoriam, 4th June 1942.
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