- 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.