James Reid Wilson – age 20 – Flying Officer/Pilot (150057) Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.
James was commissioned from Aircraftman (1560053) in January 1943 and promoted to F/O in July. He was killed when his Hawker Hurricane, of 55 Operational Training Unit based at RAF Annan, Dumfriesshire, crashed near the Annan Infectious Diseases Hospital.
(Source: London Gazette 2/4/1943 p.1577 & 17/8/1943 p.3738, rafcommands.com and GroS – Death Register)
Born 1923 in Dennistoun, Glasgow. (Source: SNWM and GRoS – Birth Register)
Son of Alexander Thomas Wilson and of Catherine (Reid) Wilson of 14 Ardmillan Street, Riddrie, Glasgow E1.
(Source:: CWGC, Glasgow WW2 Roll of Honour and family grave in Riddrie Park Cemetery – SWGP p.23)
Died on Active Service on 18 August 1943.
Commonwealth War Grave – Glasgow (Riddrie Park) Cemetery.