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  • photo was originally published in the Worksop Guardian and now in the Borough of Worksop Roll of Honour of the Great War 1914-1918 in Worksop Library
Person Details
Worksop, Nottinghamshire
Arthur Wilson, a railway worker, and Sarah Wells married in 1889 registered at Worksop. At the next census two years later, they were living in Anston, Yorkshire and had a new born baby called Bertie Arthur. In 1894 a second son was born to them who they named Fred. In 1901 the family home was now in Worksop at 6 Gateford Road and 10 years later was 6 Elm Road, Worksop, where Bertie was working as a railway clerk and Fred a solicitor’s clerk.
14 Nov 1918
25
332853 - CWGC Website
140881
Corporal
Service Bn Royal Engineers
Private Fred Wilson Worksop Guardian 22 November 1918 Sincere sympathy is expressed with Mr and Mrs Arthur Wilson, 6 Elms Road, Worksop, in the great bereavement they have sustained by the death of their son, Private Fred Wilson, Headquarters staff, R.E., which took place from pneumonia in Salonica on November 14th. The news is contained in a brief cable message expressing regret that the illness had proved fatal. Pte Wilson was 25 years of age, was a lad of whom any parents might be proud. Before enlisting in 1915, Pte Wilson was engaged as a clerk at Messrs J S and C A Whall’s offices, and he was greatly liked by all who knew him. He was a member of the Priory Church Choir and of the Priory Branch of the C.E.M.S. He was for a time stationed at Chatham, and was drafted to Salonica in February 1917. He was one of the young men whom Worksop has lost in the war and whose memory will be cherished by his friends. Lce-Corpl F Wilson Worksop Guardian 13 December 1918 Mrs Wilson, Elms Road, Worksop, has received several letters relating to her son, Lce-Corpl F Wilson, whose death from pneumonia at Salonica, was recently reported in our columns. The deceased’s commanding officer, Capt Binford, R. E. says:- “I am writing to offer you my sincerest sympathy, and the NCO’s of the E.E.S. all wish to join with me in this. Corpl Wilson has been with this company ever since he came out here, and had done a large amount of most useful work, and has earned the respect of all of all who worked with him. We feel, and you will feel, the same much more strongly, that the loss is harder coming at a time when you were just beginning to think of winding up our affairs and returning home for good and all.” Capt Binford adds that he was too ill to go to the funeral. The Matron of the hospital, in a most consoling letter says:- “He died quite peacefully and quietly, so quietly that Sister had thought he had fallen asleep. We are so very, very sorry, and we did everything we could to try to save him. He was buried at Hortiack, Salonica, on Nov 15, and the number of his grave is 454. Please accept our deepest sympathy in you great sorrow.”
CWG additional information:- Son of Arthur and Sarah Wilson, of 6, Elms Rd., Worksop, Notts. Buried in the Kirechkoi-Hortakoi Military Cemetery, Greece. Research by Colin Dannatt
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  • photo was originally published in the Worksop Guardian and now in the Borough of Worksop Roll of Honour of the Great War 1914-1918 in Worksop Library
    Fred Wilson - photo was originally published in the Worksop Guardian and now in the Borough of Worksop Roll of Honour of the Great War 1914-1918 in Worksop Library