George Wilson


Submitted by Elaine Pickard

George Wilson was Elaine's Grandfather
Private 42543 13th York and Lancs Regiment (Barnsley Pals) Enlisted at Sheffield on 10/12/1915 aged 29 years and 7 months.
Height 5' 6 ins, Weight 119lbs, Chest expanded 34 ins, Hair Brown, Tattoo on left wrist.

He was killed on 24/10/18, along with 3 of his comrades at Leer, Nord, France.

Family information is that they had entered a Church to take shelter and they were either blown up by a shell or the Church had been booby trapped.
He was the son of Martha Ann Wilson of 32 Forest road, Bulwell, Notts. Husband of Bertha Wilson (nee Smedley) of 5 Bastock Road, Owlerton, Sheffield.

He is buried at Leers Communal Cemetery, France.

The men killed with him were -
Private 142719 William Bagshaw, Machine Gun Corps (Inf) Born at Wosborough Dale, Resided at Castletown, County Durham.
Serjeant 14/1312 Charles. Rushforth, York and Lancs, MM. Born at Barnsley.
Serjeant 18820 Fred. Portman, York and Lancs. Born at Ecclesfield, resided at Chapeltown.


George Wilson

Leers Communal Cemetery, France.








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