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Forename(s): John William
Place of Birth: Steeton, Yorkshire
Service No: 83664
Regiment / Corps / Service: Royal Field Artillery
Battalion / Unit: 462nd Battery
Division: division unknown
Date of Death: 1918-04-29
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: XIV. F. 10.
CWGC Cemetery: VILLERS-BRETONNEUX MILITARY CEMETERY
CWGC Memorial: ---
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial: STEETON-WITH-EASTBURN, YORKSHIRE
John William Wilson (born 1 June 1892) was the son of Isaac Gilbert and Emma Wilson, née Teal. Isaac was born at Steeton and Emma at Silsden, Yorkshire. John was the cousin of Private William Henry Teal (12161) (q.v.); Private George Wilson (266366) (q.v.) and Corporal Alexander Sutherland (M1/08675) (q.v.).
1901 Steeton, Yorkshire Census: Goat's Head Inn - John William Wilson, aged 8 years, born Steeton, son of Emma and [stepson of] Henry Green. [Emma had married Henry Green in 1897.]
1911 Steeton, Yorkshire Census: 4, Skipton Road - John William Wilson, aged 19 years, born Steeton, son of Emma and [stepson of] Henry Green.
British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Gnr John W. Wilson, 83664, Royal Field Artillery. Theatre of War first served in: 1 - France. Date of entry therein: 24 July 1915.
Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Gnr John William Wilson, 83664, 462/179 Bde. Date and Place of Death: 29.4.18 in action France. To whom Authorised: Mother and sole legatee Mrs Emma Green. [The 179th Brigade R.F.A. was broken up in January 1917.]
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Data Source: Craven’s Part in the Great War - original CPGW book entryView Entry in CPGW Book
Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:
WILSON, Gunner J. W., aged 26, Skipton Road, [Steeton], killed in action 1918.
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Gunner John William WILSON
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Royal Field Artillery
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