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John James Wilson

2018 Private

‘A’ Company, 1/7th Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, 10th Infantry Brigade, 4th Division

Age: 19

Date of Death: 25.4.15

Buried: Menin Gate Memorial Panel 42 & 44

Family history: Only son of Jeanie Wilson, Union Buildings, 46 Carron Road. He had a sister, Helen, who lived in Glasgow. He was employed as an apprentice Blacksmith by the Carron Iron Company. On her son’s death his mother was awarded a pension of 10/- per week from 13 June 1916. She died on 11 December 1916 when the payment was stopped.

He attested on 14 March 1914 and joined the local Territorial Battalion.

The action leading to his death

The 25 April 1915, is a day that brought catastrophe to 7th Battalion Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders and to the towns and villages of Falkirk District. The 7th Battalion were seen as Falkirk and Districts Battalion. The men were all serving Territorials, work mates and friends.

See ‘25 April 1915 - The 7th Argyll's Have Made a Name that will Never Be Forgotten’

Medals Awarded

1915 Star, The British War Medal, Victory Medal.

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