Crich newspaper snippets from WW2

Squadron Leader Henry Wilson M.B.E

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.