Wilson, A C
ALBERT CECIL WILSON
Remembered with honour Aubigny Communal Cemetery Extension: Plot V, Row A, Grave 12.
He attested 1 September 1914 at Westminster, London, in the Territorial Force 4 years service in the U.K.: an accountant aged 28, 5’10” tall; Private 2752 14th (County of London) Battalion London Regiment (London Scottish); next-of-kin his father of Watford. He was appointed Acting Lance-Corporal 5 December 1914, promoted to Acting Corporal 30 December 1914, appointed Lance-Sergeant 23 January 1915, and promoted Acting Sergeant 23 February 1915. He was discharged 14 November 1915 in consequence of a commission in the 3rd/14th Battalion, London Regiment, and was gazetted 16 November 1915. He was entitled to the Victory and British War medals, which were sent to his father of Watford. He was wounded in action 7 July 1916, a gun shot wound to the shoulder and head, with a fractured spine and perforated chest, and was admitted to 42nd Casualty Clearing Station, where he died the next day.
There are articles about Albert in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 16 October 1915 and 15 July 1916; and in the St Michael’s Parish Magazine dated August 1916.
Son of William Sherry and Mary Ann (nee HOY) WILSON.
His parents married 7 January 1877 at St John the Evangelist, Walworth, London. Mary died 1924 in the Watford district aged 67. William remarried 1937 in the Isle of Wight district to Gladys WISE, and died 17 September 1941 in Ventnor, Isle of Wight.
Albert was born 23 May 1886 in Walworth, London, and baptised 1 August 1886 at St Mary’s, Lambeth, London. He was educated at St Olave’s Grammar School, Tower Bridge, London.
He has an entry in the National Probate Calendar.
On the 1891 Census, aged 4 he lived in Newington, London, with his parents and three siblings. On the 1901 Census, aged 14 he lived in Camberwell, Surrey, with his mother and three siblings. On the 1911 Census, an accountant’s clerk aged 24, he lived in Watford, with his parents and one sibling.
Unit14th (County of London) Battalion (London Scottish)
Date of death08/07/1916
Age at death30
Place of death
- 1st S.W. Herts Scout Troop [in St Mary's Parish Church Watford] (4)
- Abbot's Langley Herts War Memorial (17)
- Aldbury Herts War Memorial (1)
- Aldenham Herts War Memorial (located in Letchmore Heath Herts) (8)
- All Saints Church Croxley Green Herts (12)
- All Saints Church Harrow Weald Middx (2)
- All Saints Church Hertford (1)
- All Saints Church King's Langley Herts (1)
- All Saints Church Leavesden Herts (31)
- All Saints Church Witham Essex (3)