Squadron Leader

In 1945 Squadron Leader Henry Wilson was awarded the M.B.E. (Military Division)

Ripley and Heanor News and Ilkeston Division Free Press; 20 July 1945
News had been received by Mrs. M.J. Wilson. "The Bower", Crich, that her husband, S/Ldr. Henry Wilson, RAF., Has been awarded the M.B.E. (Military Division) in the King's birthday honours list.
S/Ldr. Wilson joined the RAF at the outbreak of hostilities in Sept. 1939, and has served in Iceland, France, Belgium and Holland.
At the present time he commands a unitin the 2nd Tactical Air Force in North-West Germany. He has previously been twice mentioned in dispatches for devotion to duty during the eraly days of the European invasion.
Prior to the outbreak of war S/Ldr. and Mrs. Wilson resided at South Wingfield.

In 1939 he was with his family –
1939 Register: The Bower, Crich
John W DAVIES; b. 29 Sep 1874; Water Bailiff retired; married
Phoebe DAVIES; b. 22 Dep 1862; Unpaid domestic duties; married
Henry WILSON; b. 2 Apr 1907; Chauffeur; married
Mary J WILSON; b. 3 May 1911; Unpaid domestic duties; married
Janet Christine GARRET (WILSON); b. 18 Jan 1936; under school age
[RG101/5941A/008/35 Letter Code: RCHN]

Henry WILSON married Mary J DAWES in Q2 of 1932 in the Belper Registration District.