William Shovlin

Biography of William Shovlin

William Shovlin
William Shovlin

Flying Officer William Shovlin was born in Milton of Campsie and graduated MA from the University in 1931. He informed the General Council that he intended to become a teacher.

Shovlin was stationed in India during the war and he died there on 13 August 1942. According to a feature by Jim Hume in the Victoria Times-Colonist, 6 November 2005, he and fellow pilot Joseph Harry Smith of the Royal Canadian Air Force were killed by a mob at a railway station in Futwa, near Calcutta.


William Shovlin
Born 19 November 1911, Milton of Campsie, Scotland.
Died 13 August 1942.
University Link: Graduate
GU Degree: MA, 1931; Arts,
Father's Details: James Shovlin
War Service: Flying Officer, Royal Air Force
Grave / Memorial: Singapore Memorial, Singapore
View Commonwealth War Graves Commission record
Record last updated: 26th Aug 2009

University Connections

University Roles

  • Graduate

WWII Roll of Honour

There are no comments available.