Wilson, William –

Nephew of Mrs. Mayoh, of 11, Minerva Street, Bolton, Lancashire. Sister resided at 70, Horsa Street, Bolton, Lancashire. Native of Preston, Lancashire. Enlisted October 1914. Died of wounds at “Y” Beach, Gallipoli. Buried at Sea from the hospital ship Guildford Castle.

Personal details

  • Surname: Wilson
  • Forename: William
  • Date of birth: December 19th, 1892
  • Birth place: Preston, Lancashire
  • Place of residence: Bolton, Lancashire
  • Gender: Male
  • Age of death: 22
  • Place of death: Not known
  • Date of death: April 26th, 1915
  • Casualty type: Not known

Service details

  • Rank: Private
  • Unit: Plymouth Battalion.
  • Service number: PLY/459 (S) (Dev)
  • Regiment: Royal Marine Light Infantry
  • Enlistment date: Not known
  • Enlistment location: Not known
  • Conflict: WW1


  • Service medals: Not known
  • Silver War badge: Not known
  • Awards: Not known

Local newspaper entries

  • Bolton Journal and Guardian entries: 14/05/1915 06/08/1915
  • Bolton Journal and Guardian references: 6g* S1m*
  • Bolton Chronicle: 01/05/1915 29/05/1915 24/07/1915
  • Farnworth and Worsley Journal entries: 14/05/1915

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