Canadian Virtual War Memorial

John Cayley Wilson

In memory of:

Pilot Officer John Cayley Wilson

November 9, 1941

Military Service


Service Number:
J/5224
Age:

27

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

408 Sqdn.

Additional Information


Son of John William and Florence Wilson, of Aylmer West, Ontario, Canada. His brother Bruce also died on service.

Commemorated on Page 48 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

WESTKERKE CHURCHYARD , Belgium

Grave Reference:

Grave 4.

Location:

The village of Westkerke is located about 17 kilometres south-west of the town of Brugge (Bruges), on the N367 road which runs between Brugge and Gistel. It is also close to the E40 motorway. From the motorway take junction 6 Jabbeke which is the road N377. When you come into Jabbeke at the junction with the N367 turn right direction Gistel. You go through the village of Roksem and Westkerke is the next village. As you enter the village there is a road junction with the N368 to your right. Go straight on and the church is just past the junction on the right. The graves are located to the left of the church at the end of the WESTKERKE CHURCHYARD.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Newspaper Clipping – Memorialized on the pages of the Globe and Mail. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping – Memorialized on the pages of the Globe and Mail. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Grave Marker – Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Westkerke Church Yard
  • Grave marker
  • Memorial – Pilot Officer John Cayley Wilson is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial – Pilot Officer John Cayley Wilson is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial – Father J P Lardie's comments as inscribed on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens

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