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WILLIAMSON George William
28th61st, Aug 20, 2014
Group Captain George William WILLIAMSON, O.B.E., M.C., who was born on
6 June, 1885, died on 14 January, 1963. He is at rest with his brother Thomas (Walter) in Dundonald Cemetery, County Down, Northern Ireland.
In 1914 he was called to service in the 2nd Battalion, Manchester Regiment, was twice wounded, twice mentioned in despatches, and received the Military Cross from King George V. He transferred in 191 5 to the Royal Flying Corps, qualified as a pilot, served as a test-, ferry-, and fighter-pilot, and attained the
rank of Lt-Col. He retired from the service in 1935. At the outbreak of the Second World War he was recalled to military duties in the Production and Supply Department of the Air Ministry. He became Chief Engineer of the Air Transport Auxiliary. He retired in 1943.
He wrote a book called "The Flight Mechanics Handbook
Full abstract of his Will held by PRONI
Williamson, George William of 37 Bloomfield Road Belfast retired industrial consultant died 14 January 1963 at Graham Home Purdysburn Hospital county Down Probate Belfast 25 March to Anne Williamson the widow. Effects 654 17s.
He was promoted from Squadron Leader to Wing Commander from the 1st July 1925
London Gazette dated 1st January 1919.
Air Ministry. 1st January, 1919.
His Majesty the KING has 'been graciously pleased to approve of the undermentioned rewards to Officers and other ranks of the Royal Air Force, in recognition of distinguished service Promoted to the rank of Substantive Major, 1st January 1919. Captain, (Acting Major) George William Williamson, M.C.
London Gazette, dated 5th November 1935.
Wing Commander George William Williamson, O.B.E., M.C., ceases to be re-employed on the active list, 1st November 1935.