In memory of

Petty Officer

Ronald Arthur Wilson

who died on 21 Aug 1944

Service details
  Conflict WWII
  Service Navy
  Unit HMCS Stormont
  Rank Petty Officer
  Service number V10251
  Date of death 19440821
  Cause of death killed in action
Narrative history
  V10251 Petty Officer (HMCS Stormont) Ronald Arthur Wilson (b.1922) of Regina was KIA 19440821 and is commemorated on the Halifax Memorial for servicemen lost or buried at sea. Wilson was killed by shrapnel from enemy shells. The Stormont was a River class frigate built at Montréal, Québec, and commissioned in mid 1943. Eventually after an extensive refit she became Aristotle Onassis' luxury yacht Cristina. He was the son of Charles Arthur and Ethel Edith (Buss) Wilson and left a wife Edith Irene at Griswold, Manitoba. Ronald was working as a CN telegraph messenger when he enlisted at Regina late in 1938.

Wilson Peninsula in Baralzon Lake, Manitoba (64O16), has also been named in his honour.
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Memorial information
  Saskatchewan rural municipality for commemoration 159 - Sherwood
  Cemetery or memorial location Halifax Memorial, Nova Scotia    

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  Honour roll location(s) Regina
  Geo-memorial Wilson Bay, Saskatchewan     
  Geo-memorial location 54.55°N / 107.1°W
  Geo-memorial NTS map reference 73J11
  Geo-memorial details In eastern Beaupré Lake.
Personal information
  Date of birth 19220421
  Place of birth Regina    (Please click here for map.)
  Date of enlistment 19381107
  Place of enlistment Regina    (Please click here for map.)
  Residence on enlistment Regina    (Please click here for map.)
  Occupation messenger
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