Private Robert Wilson

Private Robert Wilson 25th Battalion ( 2nd Tyneside Irish ), Northumberland Fusiliers. He died in a Casualty Clearing Station in France on 28th April 1917, aged 21, of wounds received in action during the Battle of Arras. He was the son of James and Mary Wilson of Rock, Alnwick and is buried in Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. He was a native of Golden Hill, Belford. The Battalion had been part of the attack near the village of Roeux and the notorious Chemical Works and had suffered many casualties especially in Officers. The photograph shows troops and a tank in a captured village near Arras. The artist’s impression depicts the type of grim fighting that took place in and around the Chemical Works.

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