1. Memorial:Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension (Nord)II. B. 80.
2. Book:The (1921) Masonic Roll of Honour 1914-1918Pg.139
3. Memorial:The (1940) Scroll - WW1 Roll of Honour33A GQS

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Family :

Son of James and Janet F. Wilson, of 23, Merchiston Avenue, Edinburgh. Indigo Planter (1913)

Service Life:


Unit / Ship / Est.: 11/Highland Light Infantry 

11th (Service) Battalion Formed at Hamilton in August 1914 as part of K1 and attached to 28th Brigade in 9th (Scottish) Division. Record same as 10th Bn. 14 May 1916 : transferred to 46th Brigade in 15th (Scottish) Division and amalgamated with 10th (Service) Bn to form 10/11th Bn.

Action : Actions in Spring 1916 

Actions in Spring 1916 covers a number of non specific actions on the Western Front in the period February to the end of June 1916. Much of this period concerned the build up to the Battle of the Somme, particularly the acclimatisation of the Service Battalions (Kitchener Volunteers) to trench routine. As the Battle of the Somme occupied the plans for 1916 no significant efforts were made in other sectors. Many of the casualties could be considered 'routine'. During the period December to June 1916 5845 British soldiers died in 'minor trench operations'.

Masonic :

TypeLodge Name and No.Province/District :
Mother : Light in Tirhoot No. 1998 E.C.Unknown

13th May 1913
14th June 1913
13th September 1913

Resigned from Lodge in Tirhoot Lodge 31st December 1914

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