Wilson John Kilvington Sapper 2006626

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Name Wilson John Kilvington
Army number 2006626.
Rank Sapper
Decorations None known beyond Service Awards
Date of birth Probably 1916 - to be confirmed.
Age (At time of death) 26.
Unit Enlisted in the Royal Engineers. Underwent Basic Training. Posted to 294th Field Company, Royal Engineers. DIED 27/10/1942.
Platoon or other sub-unit Not yet known.
Task or role Details awaited.
Joined Brigade Not yet known.
Promotions None known.
Wounded Not so far as is known.
Prisoner of War Not so far as is known.
Died/Killed in action DIED 27/10/1942 - details of his death not yet known. Buried in Crook Cemetery, County Durham in Grave 1677, Section B. Headstone inscription reads "RESTING WHERE NO SHADOWS FALL IN PERFECT PEACE HE AWAITS US ALL". Sapper Wilson is commemorated on the Crook Town Cenotaph the file on which can be seen here.
Home address Son of John and Edith Wilson of Crook.
Source table

Some information on this Page has been extracted from the Commemorative Booklet, prepared by Major Langley, covering the period from D-Day to VE Day in addition to that extracted from the War Diaries. There are issues around the possible duplication of names which remain to be clarified.