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Private William Wilson

36th Battalion Machine Gun Corps ( Infantry )
Service No: 124509

William Wilson grave





Personal details

Family Information

Son of Mr and Mrs David Wilson of 30 Laird St, Coatbridge. Williams brother Private David Wilson of the 1st Battalion Black Watch Died of Wounds on the 18/06/1915 (see index). In his Will dated 25/01/1918 William left all his belongings to his father

Born / Resided

Coatbridge / 30 Laird St, Coatbridge


Died of Wounds 27/04/1918


Coatbridge /08/1917


Union Tube Works


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Buried / Remembered

Esquelbecq Military Cemetery, Nord, France

Cemetery / Memorial Information

The cemetery was opened in April 1918 during the early stages of the German offensive in Flanders, when the 2nd Canadian and 3rd Australian Casualty Clearing Stations came to Esquelbecq. It was closed in September 1918, although one French grave was added in 1919 and one British soldier from 1916 was added later from an isolated site. The cemetery was used again during the Second World War, mainly for the burial of those killed during the German advance of May 1940 and the withdrawal of the British Expeditionary Force to Dunkirk. Esquelbecq Military Cemetery contains 578 Commonwealth burials of the First World War and 47 from the Second World War. There are also 11 French and German burials.

Additional Information

William was formerly with the Gordon Highlanders (18954). Grave photo donated by Mick McCann at the britishwargraves.co.uk

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