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Plasterer in his father's firm. Attended Brunts School and a member of Mansfield Swimming Club.
21 Mar 1918
774689 - CWGC Website
5 West Hill Dr, Mansfield
Second Lieutenant
  • MM MM Military Medal
7th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Mansfield Chronicle Advertiser; 04/04/1918: 2nd Lieu J W Wilson , the eldest son of Alderman & Mrs J L Wilson has been reported missing since 21/03/1918.: 02/05/1918: Recently received his commission and now reported missing. Brother, Harold is a prisoner of war.: 26/09/1918: All 5 sons of Mayor & Mayoress J L Wilson are serving. Lieu S L Wilson, killed, Lieu J W Wilson, missing, Harold a POW, Frank in France and Stanley in training.: 19/12/1918: 2nd Lieu John William Wilson missing since 21/03/1918 has now been confirmed killed on that date.: 26/12/1918: Lieu Wilson's batman has returned home and had given details of Lieu Wilson's death. " he carried on with the machine-gun after all the other officers had been killed and held off the Germans for 20 mins with only 2 men. The batman was sent back to take a message to the rear. When he returned Lieu Wilson was dead next to the gun and he was taken prisoner."
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