West – Row 3 – 1 Wilson


Erected by JANE WILSON in memory of her husband RICHARD WILSON who died 29th November 1889 aged 34 years. Also JANE her daughter who died 11th December 1887 aged 8 years. Also the above JANE WILSON who died 22nd March 1908 aged 52 years. Also their son  Private JOHN WILSON 2nd K.O.S.B. killed in action in Belgium 4th October 1917 aged 32 years.

Military record

John Wilson was killed in action, Battle for Poldhoek Chateau, Broodseinde Ridge, 3rd Ypres, buried in Hooge Crater Cemetery. During this action, Capt. Lionel Machin won the Military Cross for leading a counter-charge against the Hun. He later married Lois and lived at Rosybank, Coldstream with her. She still lives there.


Richard Wilson was born in Coldstream and he was a Tailor. He lived at 29 Duke Street.  His wife Jane was also born in Coldstream

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