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Capt. George Reginald Wilson


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I am looking for any information on George Reginald Wilson born 1888 Oxton Cheshire son of Reginald and Alice, lived at Hermitage Bromborough. He was killed on 10 August 1915. I am interested in any details of the circumstances in which he was killed and his service history.

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Name: WILSON, GEORGE REGINALD

Initials: G R

Nationality: United Kingdom

Rank: Captain

Regiment/Service: Cheshire Regiment

Unit Text: "D" Coy. 4th Bn.

Age: 27

Date of Death: 10/08/1915

Additional information: Son of R. C. and A. E. Wilson, of The Hermitage, Bromborough, Cheshire; husband of Muriel Mason Wilson, of 28, Glenmore Rd., Oxton, Birkenhead.

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 75 to 77.

Memorial: HELLES MEMORIAL

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Your man has a brief entry in The Marlborough College Register of 1933 as follows:

George Reginald WILSON

son of R.C. Wilson (Old Marlburian) of Hermitage, Bromborough

Born 16.6.1888

Marlborough College Sept. 1901 to Christmas 1904

Steamship Agent

Captain 4th Cheshire Regt (TF) 1912

Missing Suvla Bay 10.8.1915

The entry in the Register for his father reads:

Reginald Coates Wilson

Son of W.H.Wilson of Liverpool

born 26.8.1859

Marlborough College Jan 1873 to Mid 1876

Ship Owner

Address The Hermitage. Bromborough

Dave

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The 1/4th Bn. Cheshires were part of th 159th (Cheshire) Bde of the 53rd (Welsh) Division who landed at Suvla Bay between 7th -9th August 1915. On the 10th the whole division took part in a failed assault on Scimitar Hill which resulted in nothing but a lenghy casualty list in a very badly mauled division. George was reported KiA on that date

cheers, Jon

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Your man gets a mention inthe Regimental history but I have no scanner to post it.......

If anyone can scan the page it is 177.......

The action is described over a couple of pages......The Battalion lost 9 Officers killed 7 wounded, 20 OR's killed, 117 wounded and 289 missing.......

Neil

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Neil

Is that the book by Ronald Barr, if so I can get a copy at my local library.

Thanks everyone, as usual you have come up trumps.

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It is "The history of the Cheshire Regiment in the Great War" by Col. Arthur Crookenden.

If nobody pops up with it let me know and I'll either type it out or try to get a photocopy of the pages to send to you.

Neil

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Your man gets a mention inthe Regimental history but I have no scanner to post it.......

If anyone can scan the page it is 177.......

Here's Crookenden p.177 for you.

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