Williamson, George Reid


Williamson, George Reid
George Reid Williamson
G R Williamson


Seven items. The collection consists of documents and photographs related to Sergeant George Reid Williamson being shot down over occupied France on 3/4 May 1944, during an operation to Mailly-le-Camp. Items include a memoir of his escape as well as photographs and names of helpers in the French resistance. The collection has been loaned to the IBCC Digital Archive for digitisation by Don Hillier and catalogued by Trevor Hardcastle.




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Williamson, GR

Collection Items

The day I reviewed the German army
The memoir details the events after Sergeant George Reid Williamson baled out of his Lancaster over Chateau-Thierry. After hiding in a wood for a few days, he met a local farmer who took him back to the farmhouse for food and a large overcoat. While…

George Reid Williamson reading a newspaper in the Bois de Boulogne
George Reid Williamson dressed in a pinstriped jacket and dark trousers, leaning against a wood and wire fence, whilst reading a newspaper and smoking a cigarette. A wooded area is in the background. On the reverse ‘In the Bois de Boulogne during…

Members of the French resistance
A man and a woman, dressed in smart summer wear, pose in a park. He holds a pipe and she carries a dark coloured bag and a pair of white gloves. On the reverse 'Helpers. Don’t remember name. Might be Daniel' and 'Tollcross Août 1952'.

George Reid Williamson on a rooftop
George Reid Williamson, smartly dressed in civilian clothes with a tartan tie, stands on a rooftop looking at the camera. Trees and buildings are seen in the background.

Tentaively identified as Paris by Cunin Yves and Charles Woodham of the…

Jack Bergie
Head and shoulder portrait of a man dressed in a dark shirt and tie, smoking a cigarette. He has short dark hair. On the reverse ‘Another helper Jack Bergie’.

George Reid Williamson in front of a Wellington
George Reid Williamson standing in front of a Wellington. Trees are in the background. On the reverse 'George with his good friend the Lancaster' [sic].

Caterpillar club letter to George Reid Williamson
The letter apologises for the delay in sending out the caterpillar club badge to Sergeant George Reid Williamson. The sender encloses the badge with good wishes. Signed on behalf of Leslie Irvin.
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