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VC1251    William Reid

Name   William Reid    No.      

VC Issue No.   1251   Awards   VC    

Regiment   Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, No. 61 Squadron



Rank VC Won    Acting Flight Lieutenant

Rank End Of Career   Acting Flight Lieutenant

Place Of Birth   43 Main Street, Baillieston, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland

Place Of Death   

Buried/Location Ashes   St Andrews and St Michaels Churchyard, Ford Road, Tayside, Scotland

Cremated   Perth Crematorium

Date Buried/Cremated   3 December 2001

Headstone   Headstone     Plot/Grave no.   Section H, Grave 63

Gazetted    14 December 1943

VC Presented   11 June 1944, King George VI, Buckingham Palace, London, England


P  Headstone, St Andrews and St Michaels Churchyard, Ford Road, Tayside, Scotland

P  Named on Victoria Cross Archway, New Hamilton Square, Hamilton, Lanarkshire, Scotland

P  Named on RAF VC Memorial at St Clement Dane's Church, Aldwych, London

By The Way…

On a bombing mission after his VC action, his plane was hit by a bomb from another Lancaster above his, wrecking his plane he became a POW until the end of the war

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BORN    21 December 1921

DIED  28 November 2001   AGE    49

VC Won   3 November 1943   AGE   21

Place VC Won   Dusseldorf, Germany

War/Campaign   Second World War

Second World War

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