Ref ID: 7814

Name

George Wilson.


Description

Commonwealth War Graves Commission Certificate relating to Private George Wilson.


Life Story

Name: George Wilson.

Service Number: 11005.

Rank: Private.

Battalion: 2nd Battalion.

Regiment: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers.

Born: Belfast.

Died: 20th March 1915.

Address: 31 Brussels Street, Belfast

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George Wilson, son of Sarah Wilson, lived at 31 Brussels Street, Shankill Road, Belfast

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The 1901 Ireland Census has George living at 9 Harrison Street, Shankill, Belfast with his mother, occupation, Linen Weaver, and sister Alice, 5 years

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The 1911 Ireland Census has George living at 16 Brussels Street, Shankill, Belfast with his mother, Linen Weaver

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George joined the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers.

He was posted as part of the British Expeditionary Force to France on the 19th December 1914.

George was a Private in 2nd Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was Killed In Action on the 20th March 1915 aged 18 years

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A local newspaper states.

Mrs Sarah Wilson, 31 Brussels Street, Belfast, had received official notice that her son, Private George Wilson, 2nd Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, was killed in action on 20th ult

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George Soldiers Effects were left to his mother and sister Alice

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His Pension Application Form shows his mother as claimant.

A Dependant Pension Application Form shows his mother as claimant also. George mother sadly died on the 12th November 1921

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George received the British War Medal, Victory Medal and 1915 Star.

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He is Remembered at Post Office Rifles Cemetery, Festubert, France.

To Remember Is To Honour

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Theme

Shankill Roll of Honour


Date

0


Classification

Book or Journal,

Certificate/Permit,

Roll of Honour or Memorial

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