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Richard WILSON

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Surname: WILSON

Forename(s): Richard

Place of Birth: Ulverston, Lancashire

Service No: RX4/232397

Rank: Private

Regiment / Corps / Service: Army Service Corps

Battalion / Unit: Remounts

Division: ---

Age: 36

Date of Death: 1918-02-03

Awards: ---

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Local War Memorial(s): Not Listed (View Names Not Listed on a Local War Memorial)

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Richard Wilson was the son of John and Jane Wilson, née Wilkinson. John, born at Hornby, Lancashire, was the son of Charles and Hannah Wilson. Jane was born at Halton, Lancashire.

1891 Hornby, Lancashire Census: Richard Wilson, aged 9 years, born Ulverston, Lancashire. [Richard was living with his grandmother, Hannah Wilson, widow.]

1901 Darnhall, Cheshire Census: Darnhall Hall Gardens - Richard Wilson, aged 19 years, born Hornby, Lancashire, Gardener Domestic.

1911 Hornsey, Middlesex Census: 44, Southwood Lane, Highgate - Richard Wilson, aged 30 years, born Ulverston, Lancashire, Gardener Domestic. [Richard was boarding with Arthur Begent and Emma Taylor.]

Richard was married to Edith Rose Cooper in 1912.

Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Pte Richard Wilson, R/23239, Remts. A.S.C. Date and Place of Death: 3.2.18. Hursley Camp M. H. near Winchester. To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Widow - Edith R. £9 14s. 11d. Widow - Edith R. £10 9s. 10d for children.

UK, WW1 Pension Ledgers and Index Cards, 1914-1923: card(s) exist for Richard. Name(s) on card(s): Widow: Edith Rose, born 29.9.88. Address 1. The Terrace, Main Street, Low Bentham, Lancs. Address 2. "Crossways", South Lawton, Oakhampton, Devon. Children: Mary, born 24.7.14. Phyllis, born 14.2.17.

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Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:

WILSON, Richard, aged 36, A.S.C., formerly gardener for Mr. R. Garnett, The Riddings, Low Bentham, died in hospital Feb. 3, 1918.


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Private Richard WILSON

Private Richard WILSON

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Army Service Corps

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Army Service Corps

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Surname: WILSON

Forename(s): Richard

Born: Ulverston

Residence: Low Bentham, Yorks

Enlisted: Lancaster

Number: RX4/232397

Rank: Private

Regiment: Royal Army Service Corps



Died Date: 03/02/18

Died How: Died

Theatre of War: Home


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Surname: WILSON

Forename(s): Richard

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: RX4/232397

Rank: Private

Regiment: Army Service Corps




Died Date: 03/02/1918

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The High & Low Bentham men who gave their lives

The High & Low Bentham men who gave their lives

Top row (l-r): Rfn Ernest Knight Newhouse, Pte John Thornber, Reverend Theodore Bayley Hardy, Pte Richard Wilson, Pte Maurice Richard Bolton, Lieut John Barclay Clibborn, Pte William Throup, Pte Richard Wilcock Carr, A/Cpl William Robinson, Pte James Auton, Pte William Savage. Third row (l-r): L/Cpl David Percival Dixon, Pte John Emmott, Pte Francis Richard Townson, Pte John Adamthwaite, Pte Robert Carter, L/Cpl John Hutchinson, Pte Alfred Edward Gunn, Pte Ezra Stephenson, Pte Edwin Rawlinson Smith, Pte Richard Wearing, Lieut Basil William Ramsbotton. Third row (l-r): Spr Robert Clark, Act L/Cpl Thomas Wilcock, Cpl William Carr, Pte Lawrence Lancelot Dowbiggin, Pte Edward Magoolagan, Pte Isaac Rucastle, Pte Henry Taylor, Cpl Edward Ramskill, L/Cpl Edward Walton Briscoe, Pte Joseph Jackson, Gnr Ernest Wilcock. Fourth row (l-r): Capt Donald Morrison, Sgt Arthur Dean Blackburn, Pte James William Bell, Pte Leonard Nelson, L/Cpl John Edward Leeming, L/Cpl Albert Lister, Pte Percy Preston Whitfield, Cpl Tom Harry Smith, Cpl Thomas Walker Sanderson, Sgt William Patrick Tobin, Pte (Signaller) W. Wilkinson.

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17 November 1916


Private Harry Walker, of the Colstream Guards, Private James Brayshaw and Private Rd. Wilson, A.S.C., have been at home on furlough this week-end.

19 October 1917


Quite a number of ‘khaki boys’ have been home on leave this week, including Private Thomas Burrow, of the West Yorkshire’s, who is on his first furlough; also Private William Throupe, of the same regiment, who is on sick leave after having been gassed. Corporal Thomas Carter, of the Lancashire Fusiliers, has been home for the weekend, and Driver Richard Wilson, A.S.C., has been spending a few days from Ireland. Signaller Albert Townley, Royal Fusiliers, has also been home on six days’ leave from Dover.

15 February 1918

WILSON – February 3rd, 1918, in hospital at Hursley, near Winchester, Private Richard Wilson, Army Service Corps, formerly gardener for Mr. R. Garnett, The Ridding, Low Bentham, aged 36 years.

15 February 1918


The death occurred at Hursley Military Hospital, near Winchester, on Sunday, February 3rd, of Private Richard Wilson, of the Army Service Corps. The deceased, who was a native of Hornby, enlisted eighteen months ago, and had been stationed at Winchester during that period. Three weeks ago he complained of feeling unwell, and was admitted into hospital, where he died from the effects of an over-strained heart at the age of thirty-six. He was buried at Hursley last Tuesday week. Prior to joining the colours, the late Private Wilson was the gardener for Mr. Robert Garnett, The Ridding. He leaves a widow and two young children, to whom great sympathy is extended.


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