Private David Wilson

Private David Wilson, 1st/7th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. He died in Hospital in France on 2nd May 1915, aged 25, of wounds received during the abortive attack near St Julien on 26th April. He was the only son of Margaret Brown ( formerly Wilson ) and the late Thomas Wilson of 5 Gibson's Row, Spittal and is buried in Boulogne Eastern Cemetery. He was a Cooper to trade but before enlisting he had been employed as a postman in Berwick. The Battalion had only landed in France on 21st April before being rushed into Belgium to help in a counter attack during the Second Battle of Ypres..

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