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Parents: Alderman & Mayor John Lievesley Wilson and Mary Wilson of 5 West Hill Drive, Mansfield. His oldest brother, John, was killed whilst serving with the Sherwood Foresters on 21/03/1918. Wife: Edith, nee Richardson of Old Leake, married 1915.
School Teacher at Sheffield. Played football for Sheffield Wednesday and represented England against Wales and France. Attended both Brunts School and Queen Elizabeth School ( 21/09/1903 to July 1908)
21 Jul 1916
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Second Lieutenant
15th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Lieutenant Strawson Lievesley Wilson, “D” Company, 15th Battalion Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment, died on 21st July 1916 from wounds received in action the day before. He is buried in La Neuville British Cemetery,
4 of his brothers also served, John who was killed, Harold, Frank and Sidney. Following article is from 'Ibid' and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918 “LIEUT. STRAWSON L. WILSON KILLED. “News was received on Tuesday [25th July 1916] of the death from wounds, in France, of Lieut. Strawson L. Wilson, 15th Sherwood Foresters, second son of Ald. and Mrs. Wilson, Westhill-drive, Mansfield. The deceased was well-known and highly respected, and his parents have received many messages of sympathy from residents of the borough who knew him. His early school days were spent at Brunts, but later he went to the Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School and made quite a name locally for his prowess in the field of sport. He was captain of both cricket and football teams. From there he passed to Sheffield University to take an education course, having resolved to enter the teaching profession. After war broke out he joined the Nottingham O.T.C., and on getting his commission went to Camberley College, Sandhurst, and Aldershot, where he took first-class honours in musketry and Swedish drill, in which he was instructing the Anzacs in France up to a few weeks ago, when he rejoined his regiment with which he was very popular. At the time of writing particulars of his death, beyond a War Office telegram announcing the fact, had not come to hand, but it is surmised that he was badly wounded on the 19th or 20th, and died in one of the field hospitals not far from the trenches, on the 21st. Some six months ago he married Miss Richardson, who was engaged by the Mansfield Education Committee as a teacher, and much sympathy is extended to her on the loss of her husband. She also mourns the death of two brothers killed in the war. Lieut. Wilson was a fine footballer. At school he was an outstanding player. With the Mansfield Mechanics, which side he captained for a time, he was one of the most consistent and hard working players the club ever possessed, and, what is more, he was very popular with players and executive alike. He played in several international games for the Amateur Association: England v. Wales, at Tufnell Park; England v. France, at Paris, and in the international tournament at Roubaix. He also turned out once or twice for Sheffield Wednesday. Lieut. Wilson was a man of unassuming manner, but ever ready to take his “corner,” and we doubt not that he fought bravely and died like a gallant Englishman. At the time he was wounded he was acting captain.”
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