Was there a Lt B Wilson with 9 RNF ??

Discussion in '1940' started by May1940, Sep 8, 2011.

  1. May1940

    May1940 Senior Member

    I am trying to identify a Lieutenant B Wilson of the BEF. I think he may have been with 9 RNF. Can anyone help identify him?

  2. Oldman

    Oldman Very Senior Member

    The only way you may find out is by obtaining the 9NF war diary and seeing if there is any reference to your officer.
  3. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    I'll check the battalion diary later for you-If there's a officer field return in the diary he'll be listed.
  4. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    Not in this battalion-I checked April too incase he was killed before the 19th May.

  5. Assam

    Assam Senior Member

    I could not find a reference on CWGC website for that name between 1939-42.

    Was he a pre war regular?, you might have luck tracing him through harts army list, but the only reference I could find on LG was a chap in 5th Bn South Staffs in 1939.


  6. Richard Lewis

    Richard Lewis Member

    Found a 2/Lt B Wilson in the Army List of October 1940 (page attached), but he was in the LANCASHIRE Fusiliers. The only other B Wilsons in the index are two in the Royal Artillery and another in the South Staffordshire Regt.


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  7. Steve Mac

    Steve Mac Very Senior Member

    Hello Andrew,

    There is no ROH or indexed mention of Lt B Wilson in 'The History Of the Royal Northumberland Fusiliers in the Second World War' (CN Barclay).

    Good luck with your search!


  8. May1940

    May1940 Senior Member

    Thank you all for your help. The name is on an ammunition box and was thought to be BEF but further investigation shows the box to be dated 1942 which obviously puts it outside the BEF period and also means it would not have been 9NF.

    He could be one of the four that Richard Lewis found. I will pass this back to the questioner and see if he can give any further information.

  9. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    There was a Lt. B. Wilson deployed to France in 1939 with the 2nd Bn Lancashire Fusiliers.
  10. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    Just to add in May 1940 he was in HQ Company and looks like he was the Coy. 2ic.
  11. May1940

    May1940 Senior Member

    Just to add in May 1940 he was in HQ Company and looks like he was the Coy. 2ic.

    Thanks Andy. Maybe he is the one.


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