Remembered with honour Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery: Plot VI, Row D, Grave 20.
He enlisted 12 June 1915 at Montreal, Quebec, Canada: a dry goods salesman aged 26, 5’9″ tall, unmarried, Presbyterian. His original overseas unit was the 2nd University Company; he joined Princess Patricia’s Light Infantry in the field 1 September 1915, and died of wounds received in action at Hooge. His next-of-kin was his mother of Glasgow.
Son of Thomas and Sarah WILSON.
Alexander was born 16 August 1888 in Glasgow, and emigrated to Canada 3 November 1910 aboard the Allen Line Ionian Glasgow to Montreal: a joiner aged 22, going to Woodstock, Ontario.
On the 1891 Census, he is proving elusive. On the 1901 Census, a scholar aged 12 he lived in Dennistoun, Glasgow, with his parents and three siblings. On the 1911 Canadian Census, a carpenter aged 23 he was a lodger in Fairview Bay, British Columbia.
UnitEastern Ontario Regiment
Date of death26/04/1916
Age at death27
Place of death
NotesAlex is possibly the WILSON A commemorated in Bushey and Oxhey
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