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Wilma Cross was born in Verdun, Québec, in 1926. In 1934 she moved with her family to St. Andrews, Scotland.

In 1944, at age eighteen, Wilma travelled to London, England, to enlist with the Canadian Women’s Army Corps. Following the end of the war she returned to Canada in 1946 aboard the SS Île de France. She remained with the C.W.A.C. another two years, before leaving to enter business school in Montreal. In 1949, she re-enlisted, and served for a period in Goose Bay, Labrador. Her final rank and date of discharge is unknown.

Wilma Cross’s brother Stewart also served during the Second World War. He was a pilot in Britian’s Royal Air Force; several of his letters and other materials are held in the Stuart Marshall Cross Collection.

Content notes:
The collection contains several 1945/1946 photographs of Cross overseas, as well as later images from her time at the airbase at Goose Bay, Labrador.

External links:
Wilma Cross’s service record (rank and serv/reg# unknown) is not publicly available at this time.

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