A Poppy
A Poppy

Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- Biography -
- K J B Wilson -


Kenneth James Barclay Wilson, Son of Norman George and Ninette Wilson; husband of Sylvia Yvonne Wilson, of Hawkinge, Kent.

Service details

Flying Officer (Air Gunner) 120422 Kenneth James Barclay Wilson, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

CWGC record ...

His name is recorded on the Bembridge School War Memorial

Date of Death :24th August 1943 aged 23
Where buried or commemorated :Runnymede Memorial
Aircraft :Avro Lancaster Mk III
EE171 HW-Z
of 100 Sqn RAF
Crew :
Flt/Lt J T AndertonCWGC record ...
Flight Engineer:Sgt A M FoxCWGC record ...
P/O A L KellowCWGC record ...
P/O E D SkittCWGC record ...
P/O S BarrowCWGC record ...
P/O F S HartCWGC record ... not found
Air Gnr.P/O K J B WilsonCWGC record ...

The aircraft took off at 20.36 hrs from Grimsby and is believed to have crashed on the western fringes of Berlin. Burials are reported at Doeberitz, 24 miles west of the city centre (but not confirmed). Sgt Fox was buried at the Berlin 1939-45 War Cemetery; the rest of the crew are commemorated at Runnymede Air Forces Memorial.

Wilson had been a pupil at Bembridge School.

Information provided by John Bloodworth


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