Wilson, J A
JOSEPH ALEC/ALICK/ALEE WILSON
Remembered wiht honour Canadian Cemetery No. 2: Plot XV, Row A, Grave 20.
He joined the McGill University Company and was sent to Princess Patricia’s Regiment with reinforcements. He had formerly been Corporal in the 5th Company, 11th (Reserve) Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. He was gazetted 2 September 1915 to temporary Second Lieutenant, gained from the trenches, into the 15th Northumberland Fusiliers, afterwards transferred to the Machine Gun Corps. He was entitled to the 1914-15 Star medal, his qualifying date being 23 August 1915, and was killed in action.
There are articles about Joseph in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 25 November 1916 and 23 December 1916.
Son of Joseph Muir and Helen (nee GORDON) WILSON.
His parents married 20 July 1889 in Walthamstow, Essex.
Joseph was born 1 September 1893 at Worton, Wilts, and attended Watford Grammar School from September 1908 to July 1910. He sailed on the Allan Line Virginian from Liverpool to Quebec 21 July 1911, a labourer, unmarried.
On the 1901 Census, aged 6 he lived in New Bushey, Herts, with his parents and two siblings. On the 1911 Census, a law clerk aged 16, he lived in Watford, with his parents and one sibling.
Date of death14/11/1916
Age at death21
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)