A Collection of Medals to Second World War Royal Air Force Casualties

Date of Auction: 17th July 2019

Sold for £320

Estimate: £300 - £400

Three: Sergeant (Navigator) W. J. Gilmour, 105 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, who was killed in action when his Blenheim was lost without trace during an operational sortie on Hamburg, on 16-17 November 1940

1939-45 Star; Air Crew Europe Star; War Medal 1939-45, with named Air Council enclosure and medal tickets, in card box of issue, addressed to ‘Mrs. A. Gilmour, 29 Coventry Drive, Glasgow E1, Scotland’, extremely fine (3) £300-£400


William John Gilmour served during the Second World War as a Navigator with 105 Squadron, and was killed in action on his first operational sortie, when Blenheim T2329, piloted by Sergeant C. Whitfield, was lost without trace whilst on a raid on the oil refinery at Hamburg, on 16-17 November 1940.

Gilmour, who aged 42 at the time of his death was old for aircrew, is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial. His medals were sent to his mother, Mrs. Annie Gilmour.

Sold with copied research.