We remember William Worthington Wilson

We remember William Worthington Wilson

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Timeline

Timeline

1889
sibling Nellie Wilson Source:5510574 23rd April 1889
1890
sibling Robert Hardy Wilson Source:5510574 22nd October 1890
1892
birth South Bishopwearmouth, Sunderland, Durham United Kingdom Source:5503212 24th December 1892
1901
sibling Samuel Worthington Wilson Source:5510574 12th January 1901
1911
dates Age 18 Source:5510574 2nd April 1911
1914
enlistment Sunderland United Kingdom Source:6157242 18th September 1914
1914
service British Army Private 18/914 Durham Light Infantry 18th Battalion Source:6157242 18th September 1914
1915
service British Army Lance Corporal 18/914 Durham Light Infantry 18th Battalion Source:6157242 23rd January 1915
1915
service British Army Corporal 18/914 Durham Light Infantry 18th Battalion Source:6157242 12th May 1915
1915
service British Army Lance Sergeant 18/914 Durham Light Infantry D Company Source:6157242 16th November 1915 - 1st July 1916
1915
theatres Egypt :4 Source:6157242 6th December 1915 - 4th March 1916
1916
theatres France & Belgium: 1a Source:6157242 5th March 1916 - 1st July 1916
1916
dates Age 23 Source:5516615 1st July 1916
employment Marine Engineer North Eastern Marine Engineering Co Ltd Sunderland United Kingdom Source:6157242
2016
education Commemorated on school memorial board. The Bede School Sunderland United Kingdom Source:8885335 2016
1916
death Killed in Action "Poor Wilson got on to the parapet, leading his section into the attack. He had only gone two or three yards when he fell with a machine-gun bullet through his chest." The Somme France Source:5517066 1st July 1916
burial Thiepval Memorial CWGC Cemetery/Memorial The Somme No Known Grave. France Pier and Face 14 A and 15 C. Source:8697421 Source:5520985

Details

Details

Names
TypeName
First Names William Worthington
Initials WW
Last Name Wilson
Source 4823716
Gender
GenderSource
Male
Locations
AddressCountryTypeCertaintySource
10 Azalea Avenue, Sunderland, Durham United Kingdom parents address known 1911-04-02
11 Percy Terrace, Sunderland United Kingdom parents address known 1892-12-24
Contribution

Military Service

Military Service
ServiceNumberUnitSectionRankSource
British Army 18/914 Durham Light Infantry 18th Battalion Lance Corporal
British Army 18/914 Durham Light Infantry 18th Battalion Corporal
British Army 18/914 Durham Light Infantry 18th Battalion Private
British Army 18/914 Durham Light Infantry D Company Lance Sergeant
Awards
AwardTypeSource
1914/15 Star First World War Campaign/Service Medal
British War Medal First World War Campaign/Service Medal
Victory Medal First World War Campaign/Service Medal
Family
Parents
NameRelationshipDatesSource
Samuel Worthington Wilson father
Hannah Turner Hardy mother
Siblings
NameRelationshipDatesSource
Nellie Wilson sister 1889-04-23
Robert Hardy Wilson brother 1890-10-22
Samuel Worthington Wilson brother 1901-01-12
Physical
ComplexionEyesHairSource
Fair Grey Brown
DateHeightSource
1914-09-18 5'9"
Religion
DateReligionSource
1914-09-18 Congregationalist

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Communities

Communities

Evidence

Evidence

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Official Records

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Medal Index Card
Soldiers died in the Great War 1914-1919 Transcription Deryck11795
1911 England, Wales & Scotland Census Transcription Deryck11795
1901 England, Wales & Scotland Census Transcription Deryck11795
Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) Casualty Records Transcription Selena49658

External Evidence

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Brother on IWM web-site Deryck11795

Multimedia

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Billie showing DLI cap badge Deryck11795
Billie in civvies Deryck11795
Durham Light Infantry Cap Badge Deryck11795
MIC Billie Wilson Deryck11795
Medals, Billie Wilson Deryck11795
Birth Cert, Billie Wilson Deryck11795
Dead Man's Penny Deryck11795
L G Sleeve Badge Deryck11795
Commemorative Scroll Deryck11795
1911 Census Deryck11795
Billie's Death Cert. Deryck11795
CWGC Certificate Deryck11795
10 Azalea Avenue, Sunderland Deryck11795
Attestation: Billie Wilson Deryck11795
North Eastern Marine Engineering Company Deryck11795
Lewis Gun Deryck11795
Billie's letter to Nellie p1 Deryck11795
Billie's letter to Nellie p2 Deryck11795
18/DLI Badges Deryck11795
Heugh Battery by James Clark Deryck11795
The Pyramids Deryck11795
North Eastern Marine Engineering Deryck11795
Lewis Team on Bus Deryck11795
Webley .455 revolver Deryck11795
Bede School Memorial Deryck11795
Enlargement of Memorial Board Deryck11795
THIEPVAL MEMORIAL Desmond1478
Thiepval Memorial Desmond1478
The Battle of the Somme. Desmond1478
Centenary Battle of the Somme. Desmond1478

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