In memory of

Flight Sergeant

William Routledge Wilson

who died on 14 Jan 1944

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Service details
  Conflict WWII
  Service RCAF
  Unit No. 1656 Heavy Conversion Unit, Royal Air Force
  Rank Flight Sergeant
  Service number R155803
  Date of death 19440114
  Cause of death died in a training accident
Narrative history
  R155803 Flight Sergeant (RCAF pilot) William Routledge Wilson (b.1922) of Regina died 19440114 and is buried at Haycombe cemetery, Bath, Somerset, England. Wilson's Halifax crashed near Holsworthy, Devon, on a night training flight from No. 1656 Heavy Conversion Unit. He was the son of James Wilfred, a CPR conductor, and Christella May (Routledge) Wilson. William graduated from Connaught school and Scott collegiate and took extra business programs at Balfour Tech. He worked briefly as a bookkeeper for S&M Fruits before enlisting at Regina early in 1942.
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Memorial information
  Saskatchewan rural municipality for commemoration 159 - Sherwood
  Cemetery or memorial location Haycombe cemetery, Bath, Somerset, England    

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  Honour roll location(s) Moose Jaw
  Geo-memorial Wilson Island, Saskatchewan     
  Geo-memorial location 54.6°N / 102.2°W
  Geo-memorial NTS map reference 63L9
  Geo-memorial details In east central Amisk Lake.
Personal information
  Date of birth 19220723
  Place of birth Regina    (Please click here for map.)
  Date of enlistment 19420323
  Place of enlistment Regina    (Please click here for map.)
  Residence on enlistment Regina    (Please click here for map.)
  Occupation bookkeeper
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