Bertram Wilson's parents were the Reverend Alfred Henry Wilson and Ellen Elizabeth Vincent. He was educated at King Edward's School, Birmingham, before entering Trinity College Cambridge in 1916. He was appointed as a Lecturer in Pure Mathematics at the University of Liverpool in 1920, being promoted to Senior Lecturer in 1926.
He married Margaret Fancourt Mitchell in 1930. In 1933 he was appointed Professor of Mathematics at University College, Dundee, at that time part of the University of St Andrews.
He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh on 5 March 1934 having been proposed by Sir Edmund T Whittaker, James H Ashworth, Nicholas M H Lightfoot, Edward Thomas Copson.
His Obituary written by U S Haslam-Jones, was published in the Proceedings of the Edinburgh Mathematical Society.
Article by: J J O'Connor and E F Robertson