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Private David Wilson

1st Battalion Black Watch ( Royal Highlanders )
Service No: s / 4028

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Family Information

Son of David and Margaret Wilson of 30 Laird St, Coatbridge. Davids brother Private William Wilson of the 36th Battalion Machine Gun Corps Died of Wounds on the 27/04/1918 (see index). Another brother Alexander was in training with the 10th Battalion Black Watch at the time of his death. In his Will dated 04/06/1915 David left everything to his mother

Born / Resided

Coatbridge / 30 Laird St, Coatbridge

Died

Died of Wounds 18/06/1915

Enlisted

Coatbridge /09/1914

Employed

Forehand Puddler in the Victoria Iron Works

Age

26

Buried / Remembered

Chocques Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France

Cemetery / Memorial Information

Chocques was occupied by Commonwealth forces from the late autumn of 1914 to the end of the war. The village was at one time the headquarters of I Corps and from January 1915 to April 1918, No.1 Casualty Clearing Station was posted there. Most of the burials from this period are of casualties who died at the clearing station from wounds received at the Bethune front. From April to September 1918, during the German advance on this front, the burials were carried out by field ambulances, divisions and fighting units. Chocques Military Cemetery contains 1,801 Commonwealth burials of the First World War, 134 of then unidentified. There are also 82 German war graves, 47 being unidentified.

Additional Information

David was reported to have been wounded in both legs some time before news reached home of his death. He had visited Coatbridge at New Year 1915. Also remembered on the Coatbridge Baptist Church Roll of Honour (see photos)

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