Lieutenant George Wilson Graham

Biography of Lieutenant George Wilson Graham

Lieutenant George Wilson Graham was born in approximately 1899, the youngest son of Dr.James Gibson Graham (M.D) and Margaret Isabella Wilson Graham of 17 Ashton Terrace, Dowanhill, Glasgow. His father, James Gibson Graham graduated MA from the University in 1883.

Lieutenant George Wilson Graham was educated at Glasgow Academy, before joining the University O.T.C as a cadet from 1916-1917. After this time, he entered the R.N.A.S before entering into the 204th Sqdn. Royal Air Force.

In July 1918, according to a newspaper extract from the time, he was reported as 'missing' after information received by his parents reported that 'his machine and another collided in the air and came down in the German lines in France' (CH4/4/2/3/1039).

Unfortunately, at the age of only 19, his death was confirmed in a newspaper extract (CH4/4/2/3/533) which announced Lieutenant George Wilson Graham was 'killed in action on the 13th of July...formerly in R.N.A.S and O.T.C.,Glasgow University, younger son of Dr.J.Gibson and Mrs Graham, 17 Ashton Terrace.'

Lieutenant George Wilson Graham is buried at Flushing (Vlissingen) Northern Cemetery, Zeeland, Netherlands, along with 208 other casualties. His grave is marked by a cross and is in Plot I.13. He is remembered with honour here, by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and in the University of Glasgow Roll of Honour.

Summary

Lieutenant George Wilson Graham
Rank: Lieutenant
Regiment: Royal Air Force
Degree: N/A
Awards: N/A
Comments: Killed in action 13 July 1918. Member of University of Glasgow OTC
Note/Press Clipping: Ch 4/4/2/3/533, 1039
Photo ID: N/A

Sources

Newspaper Extract, University of Glasgow Archives: CH4/4/2/3/533 Newspaper Extract, University of Glasgow Archives: CH4/4/2/3/1039 Commonwealth War Graves Commission: https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/472326/graham,-george-wilson/

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