Corporal Robert Wilson

Corporal Robert John Spence Wilson, 7th/8th Battalion, Kings Own Scottish Borderers. He was killed in action in France, aged 26, on 9th April 1917 in the attack towards Feuchy on the opening day of the Battle of Arras and is commemorated on the Arras Memorial, Arras, France. The day’s objectives were secured and 16 artillery pieces were captured at a cost of 5 Officers and 120 Other Ranks. Before enlisting he had been employed as a gardener. ( The C.W.G.C. site has his rank as Private). He had been born in Ecclefechan, Dumfriesshire.

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