Wilson, C N
CHARLES NOTTINGHAM WILSON
Remembered with honour Damascus Commonwealth War Cemetery: Row E, Grave 14.
He enlisted 15 May 1915 in Oxford Street, London, for the Duration of the War: a railway clerk aged 29, 5’6″ tall. He served at Home 15 May 1915 to 24 June 1916, embarked from Southampton 25 June 1916, disembarked Havre 26 June 1916, and served with the B.E.F. in France. He embarked 3 December 1916 from Marseilles, disembarked Salonika 14 December 1916. Served there until 14 June 1917 then embarked 15 June for Alexandria, where he served with E.E.F. until he was killed in action in Syria. He was entitled to the Victory and British War medals.
There is an article about Charles in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 20 April 1918.
Son of Julia Mary (nee ALFIERI) WILSON of Sutton, Surrey, and the late William Nottingham WILSON.
His parents married 21 June 1883 at Holy Trinity, Northwood, Staffs. William died 1895 in the Hendon, Middx, district aged 39; Julia died 1943 in the Surrey Mid E district aged 84.
Charles was born 15 June 1886 in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffs, and baptised 15 August 1886 at St Peter’s, Stoke-on-Trent. He resided in Bushey, Herts, and worked for the London & North Western Railway Company as a clerk in the Audit Office, Euston.
He has an entry in the National Probate Calendar.
On the 1891 Census, aged 4 he lived in Willesden, London, with his parents and two siblings. On the 1901 Census, he is proving elusive. On the 1911 Census, a railway clerk aged 24 he lived in Bushey, with his widowed mother and two siblings.
Unit23rd (County of London) Battalion (Queen Victoria's Rifles)
Date of death29/03/1918
Age at death32
Place of death
NotesCharles is also commemorated on his grandfather's grave in Hanley Cemetery, Staffs
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