Dadizeele New British Cemetery, Moorslede, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
The son of C. K. Wilson of Vancouver, B.C., Claude Melnot Wilson served in an artillery regiment before he transferred to the Royal Flying Corps in July 1917. He was posted to 29 Squadron on 4 May 1918 and scored 8 victories flying the S.E.5a. Wilson was killed in action when his aircraft was shot down east of Roulers by a Fokker D.VII.
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Lieut. Claude Melnot Wilson. (FRANCE)
Bold in attack, this officer never hesitates to join in an engagement with the enemy, regardless of their numerical superiority. On 18th August, with four other machines, he attacked a large hostile formation. Five enemy machines were destroyed, Lt. Wilson accounting for one. In all he has four machines and one balloon to his credit.
Supplement to the London Gazette, 3 December 1918 (31046/14327)