John Wilson

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
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  • Rank: Lieutenant
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  • Regiment/Service: Lancashire Fusiliers
  • Unit/Ship: 15th Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 27
  • Date of Death: 01.04.1917
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Savy British Cemetery
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: I.C.30.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth: 11.08.1889
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  • Mother:

    Elizabeth Smith Wilson “Savywood” 10 Duntrune Tce, Broughty Ferry

  • Father:

    John Wilson “Savywood” 10 Duntrune Tce, Broughty Ferry

  • Siblings:

    William Storey Wilson

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More about John Wilson

John was a former pupil of Grove Academy, Broughty Ferry and is remembered on the schools war memorial.

John Wilson   Lancashire Fusiliers

BROUGHTY FERRY OFFICER KILLED.

Lieut. John Wilson, Lancashire Fusiliers, who belonged to Broughty Ferry, was killed in action on April 1.  His father, Mr John Wilson, 10 Duntrune Terrace, Broughty Ferry, has received official intimation of his death.

Prior to obtaining a commission in the Lancashire Fusiliers, Lieut. Wilson was for some time in India, and served with the Calcutta Scottish.  He was 27 years of age.

Captain W. Storey Wilson, Black Watch, a brother of the deceased was recently awarded the Italian Military Medal.

Dundee Courier 9th April 1917

BROUGHTY FERRY OFFICER FALLS IN ACTION.

The photo is that of Second-Lieutenant Jack (John) Wilson, of the Lancashire Fusiliers, whose death in action has already been reported.

In a letter to his father, Mr John Wilson, 10 Duntrune Terrace, Broughty Ferry, an army chaplain states that Lieutenant Wilson, who was a “splendidly keen officer,” was in command of his company in the absence of the officer commanding, and that he fell while “leading his men in a gloriously successful attack.”

Dundee Courier 13th April 1917

Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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