William MacFarlane

Biography of William MacFarlane

Pilot Officer William MacFarlane was born in Hamilton and studied at the University, graduating MA in 1941. He volunteered for service in the RAF and trained as a bomber pilot, before joining 61 Squadron. He died with the other members of his crew, when their Lancaster was shot down over Givry in Belgium on 17 April 1943.


William MacFarlane
Born 1 September 1920, Hamilton, Scotland.
Died 17 April 1943.
University Link: Graduate
GU Degree: MA, 1941;
Father's Details: William MacFarlane; Post office worker
War Service: Pilot Officer, Royal Air Force
Grave / Memorial: Chievres Communal Cemetery, Belgium
View Commonwealth War Graves Commission record
Record last updated: 1st Feb 2008

University Connections

University Roles

  • Graduate

WWII Roll of Honour

There are no comments available.