WILSON, JAMES HINAN

Birthdate
Birthplace
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Age
21
Parents
Son of James Thomas and Florence Eleanor Hinan Wilson of Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Religion
Roman Catholic
Occupation
Student
Service number
D/131349
Engagement
1942-11-18
Disembarked
1944-06-11, France
Date of death
1944-10-29
Died
Killed in action, Netherlands
Force
Rank
Awards
17th Duke of York's Royal Canadian Hussars, R.C.A.C.
Plot 9 | Row F | Grave 10

"MAY HIS SOUL REST IN PEACE"

Military grave
Additional info

Qualified Driver Class III (Wheeled) on July 23, 1943.

Qualified Driver Class III (Tracked) on August 6, 1943.

Qualified C.A.C. Operator Group "C" on August 25, 1943.

The 17th Duke of York's Royal Canadian Hussars (7th Reconnaissance Regiment, 7th RECCE) war diary reports on October 28, 1944: "B" and "C" Squadron were to carry out the previous day's objectives as phase one and if this was completed they were to push on as far as Oude Zeedijk, Netherlands (0112, between Zuidzande and Sluis). "B" Squadron boundaries remained the same but "C" Squadron's extended further north up to and excluding the main road Cadzand, Netherlands (9816, Koolsweg, Netherlands) to Oostburg. Again strong and determined opposition was met throughout the day and phase one was completed in the later afternoon. Troops were then ordered to form up for the night. "A" Squadron was still responsible for the bridge (017097, Nieuwstraat between Oostburg and Draaibrug, Netherlands) erected by the Royal Canadian Engineers. During the day they gave all possible supporting fire to "B" and "C" Squadrons. Late at night "C" Squadron sent out a troop to link up with "A" Squadron and one heavy armoured car was blown up by a mine. Total number of prisoners taken for the day was 120. Our casualties were 1 killed and 1 wounded. One flame-throwing carrier (WASP) was blown up by a mine.

The war diary doesn't report any war dead on October 29, 1944. It could be that Wilson died on October 28, 1944, meaning he died age 20.