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George Wilson

Servicenumber : 3606643
Rank : Private
Regiment : Border Regiment
Unit : 1st (Airborne) Battalion
Date of Death : Between 21-09-1944 and 22-09-1944
Age : 22
Grave : Plot 31. Row B. Grave 3.
George Wilson was a son of Joseph and Hettie Wilson, of Haslingden, Lancashire. He served with D Company. 
According to the Roll of Honour published by the Society of Friends of the Airborne Museum (Jan Hey 2011) Wilson was seen dead in Oosterbeek in 21 september 1944.
Wilson was buried in the Oostbeek War Cemetery as an unknown soldier. His name is on panel 4 of the Groesbeek Memorial, which commemorates by name more than 1000 soldiers who died during the campaign in north-west Europe between the time of crossing the Seine at the end of August 1944 and the end of the war in Europe, and whose graves are not known.
Eventually after more than 70 years his body was identified by the Recovery and Indentification Service of the Royal Netherlands Army and on 14 september 2016 Wilson, together with 5 other previously unidentified men of the Border Regiment received a rededication service (pictures of the service) and a named headstone was placed on his grave. 
Picture: 14-09-2016

Picture: 19-09-2016 

Sources: Website CWGC


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