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2/Lt Robert Gerald Aldin WILSON, 1 Bn, Coldstream Guards, who died aged 27 on 13.03.17. Guards Cemetery, Combles, France

Joined 14.6.16 as 2 nd Lt

Killled in action 13.3.17 still as 2 Lt


Initials: R G A

Nationality: United Kingdom

Rank: Second Lieutenant

Regiment/Service: Coldstream Guards

Unit Text: 1st Bn.

Age: 27

Date of Death: 13/03/1917

Additional information: Son of Robert Alexander and Ellen Julia Wilson, of 75, Kirkstall Rd., Streatham Hill, London.

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Grave/Memorial Reference: I. D. 16.


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Killed by a snpier at 11am


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50% chance he was at Eton

Any one able to check ?

Also, wouldnt mind a picture if any one has one (him not Eton!)

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He was the only Coldstream officer killed in a 2.5 month period from january to mid March 1917

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1st Btn casualty return shows killed at St Pierre Wood (?)

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