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William Gilmour

In memory of:

Pilot Officer William Gilmour

August 21, 1942


Scotland

Military Service


Service Number:

J/10886

Age:

26

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Additional Information


Son of George and Annie Gilmour, of Powell River, British Columbia. Husband of Ella Priscilla (nee Taylor) Gilmour and father of William. "Willy and Ella were married on April 6, 1942, and their honeymoon consisted of a train trip to Halifax to see him off to war. Willy was killed on August 21, 1942 while on an air force training flight in Scotland.' Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 9/15/2007. Pilot Officer Gilmour is also commemorated on the North Vancouver Cenotaph.

Commemorated on Page 76 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

KINLOSS ABBEY BURIAL GROUND
Moray, United Kingdom

Grave Reference:

Grave 36. Row B.

Location:

Kinloss Abbey Burial Ground, is half a mile north-west of Kinloss railway station between Kinloss and Findhorn Bay. The burial ground contains the ruins of an abbey founded by David I in the year 1150. There was a Royal Air Force Training Station at Kinloss aerodrome during the 1939-1945 War. During the early part of the 1939-1945 War a special plot was set aside for service war burials, and all but three of the war graves are in this plot. A Cross of Sacrifice is erected at the far end of the plot overlooking the graves.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of WILLIAM GILMOUR– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of WILLIAM GILMOUR– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of WILLIAM GILMOUR– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of WILLIAM GILMOUR– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of WILLIAM GILMOUR– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Attestation paper– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Letter of recommendation– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Letter– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Letter of recommendation– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Letter of recommendation– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Document– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Letter– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Document– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Letter– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Letter– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Vancouver Sun. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Memorial– Pilot Officer William Gilmour 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
  • Memorial– Pilot Officer William Gilmour is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Kinloss Abbey Burial Ground
  • Memorial
  • Inscription
  • Ceremony– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Grave marker– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Grave Marker

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