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Sydney Augustus WILKINSON

Sydney Augustus WILKINSON

Male 1913 - 1944  (30 years)

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  • Name Sydney Augustus WILKINSON 
    Born 15 Dec 1913  Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    • Staff Sergeant Wilkinson, son of Frederick Augustus and Marian Edith Wilkinson, was an Australian recruited into 13 Flight, D-Squadron, No 1 Wing, The Glider Pilot Regiment.

      He took part in 'Operation Mallard', the main glider lift on the 6th June 1944, Normandy, to support the 6th Airborne Division. His take-off airfield was R.A.F. Keevil, flying a platoon of the 2nd Battalion The Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry to L.Z. 'W' supported by his second pilot, Sergeant. B. Dolling.

      Deployed to Arnhem, he was on the 1st Lift, Sunday 17th September 1944. He flew to Landing Zone 'Z' from R.A.F. Keevil in a Horsa glider carrying support troops for the 1st Parachute Brigade. Along with the other pilots from D-Squadron he moved to the main 1st Airborne Divisional R.V. on the eastern side of the LZ near the mental asylum. His main task, along with the rest of D-Squadron, is likely to have been the defence of Divisional Headquarters. It is likely he remained with Divisional HQ until it finally ended up at the Hartenstein Hotel on the Tuesday 19th until the Monday 25th September, when he was killed.

      He died of wounds on 25 September 1944 whilst sheltering in a slit trench close to the Hartenstein Hotel, Oosterbeek.
    Died 25 Sep 1944  Oosterbeek, The Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Sydney Augustus Wilkinson
    Sydney Augustus Wilkinson
    Person ID I26759  1. Essex Ennevers
    Last Modified 12 Jan 2012 

    Father Frederick Augustus WILKINSON,   Born:  11 Jan 1880, Dublin, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   Died:  Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Marion Edith PART,   Died:  1922, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 1 Dec 1902 
    Family ID F8502  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 15 Dec 1913 - Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 25 Sep 1944 - Oosterbeek, The Netherlands Link to Google Earth
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