Diamond War Memorial Project

Second Lieutenant Alexander Gordon Wilson

12th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (attached 13th Battalion). Regimental Number ----
Born: ---- Died: 1918-08-27 Aged: 27 Enlisted: ------

Interred in Nieppe-Bois (Rue-du-Bois) British Cemetery, Vieux-Berquin, Nord, France. Name recorded on All Saints’ Church (Church of Ireland), Clooney Parish 1914-18 Roll of Honour. Name also commemorated on the Diamond War Memorial.

Eldest son of Alexander (possibly died on January 20, 1926, and interred in Glendermott Burying Ground) and Elizabeth Wilson, 14, Ebrington Terrace, Waterside, Londonderry. Nephew of James Wilson, 1, May Street, Londonderry.

Second Lieutenant Wilson held an appointment in the Civil Service at the War Office prior to joining the Artists’ Rifles in May, 1917. After nine months’ service he was gazetted to a commission and posted to the Inniskillings, serving at Finner before going to the Front on July 31, 1918. His younger brother served with the Egyptian Expeditionary Force.