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Tracing Your Roots To Gallipoli

Remembering some of the Bolton men who lost their lives in the Gallipoli Campaign of 1915

William Wilson

William WilsonBolton Journal and Guardian 14 May1915

Local Marine Dies of Wounds

Official intimation has been received by Mrs. Mayoh, 11, Minerva-st., with whom he resided, that her nephew, Pte. William Wilson has died of wounds sustained on May 5th whilst serving with the Royal Marine Light Infantry near the Dardanelles. Wilson, who was 33 years of age, enlisted in October, and previous to being sent out was in training at Plymouth. He formerly worked as a roller-turner at Messrs. Ryder’s, Folds-rd., and was a regular attender at St John’s Church and Sunday School. A pathetic feature of the occurrence is that a letter was received from the deceased this morning asking his aunt to “put a wreath on pa’s grave.”

William died of wounds at 'Y' Beach. His body was brought on board the Hospital Ship Guildford Castle.

His next of kin was listed as a friend, Mrs Mayoh, 11 Minerva Street, Bolton.

Name Wilson, William
Rank Private
Number PLY/459(S)
Unit Plymouth Bn
Royal Naval Division,
Royal Marine Light Infantry
Born Preston, Lancashire
19 December 1892
Died Gallipoli, Turkey
26 April 1915
Age 22
Grave or Memorial Plymouth Naval Memorial,
Plymouth, Devon
Royal Marine Light Infantry