Rank or Title
Date of Birth
Date of Death
9 Aug 1918
War time / or Pre War occupation
Place of Birth
World War I Address
Place of Death
War Memorial Location
Soldier or Civilian
Pte William Henry Wilson, 88025, 3rd Cavalry Division Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps, was killed in action in France on August 9th, 1918. He was aged 25 and single.
His chaplain wrote to widowed mother Lizzie Ann Wilson at 10 South Road, Luton, that on the night of the 9th a bomb was dropped on the dressing station where William was working, killing him instantly.
At the time of the 1911 Census, William was a farm labourer living with his farm worker father Francis James Wilson (died December 12th, 1917, aged 56) and mother at Farley Green. He had joined the Army in the early days of the war.
William was a second son. Older brother Arthur was serving France with the RAMC, while younger brother Reginald had been wounded in France in July 1916 and as a result was attached to a labour battalion at Hounslow.