Private Thomas Wilson

Private Thomas Slater Wilson, 52nd Battalion Machine Gun Corps.. He was killed in action in France on 2nd June, 1918 aged 23 and is buried in Thelus Military Cemetery. The village of Thelus stands on Vimy Ridge the scene of heavy fighting from April 1917 onwards when it was captured by the Canadian Corps at great loss. He had been born in Crailing and was the son of Agnes and stepson of William Wilson of Minto, Roxburghshire.  He had been a member of the Territorial, K.O.S.B.  and was mobilised with the Battalion in August 1914, serving at Gallipoli, Egypt and Palestine and in France  before being transferred to the M.G.C. The M.G.C used the Vickers water cooled machine gun in both defensive and offensive roles. His Headstone is inscribed ” There Is A Link Death Cannot Sever And Remembrance Live For Ever”. The photographs show gunners in action.

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