Private Irwin G Wilson

07 Jan 1924 - 10 Jun 1944

  • France and Germany Star medal
  • CVSM with Clasp Ribbon

Irwin Gordon Wilson was the son of Ross Milton and Myrtle Violet Wilson of Picton, Ontario, Canada. He was a Lathe and Power Press Operator and enlisted in the 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion, Royal Canadian Infantry Corps on 9 April 1942. He was 5’ 10 “, 145 pounds, Brown Hair, Hazel Eyes, dark complexion, with 20/20 vision.

Private Wilson arrived in the UK on 28 July 1943 and successfully completed parachute training on 10 September 1943 before joining his Battalion and jumped with them into France on 6 June 1944 as part of Operation Overlord (Normandy Landings).

Pte Wilson was killed in action on 10 June 1944, aged 19, and is commemorated on the Bayeux Memorial to the missing.

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