Charles Henry Wilson (1894-1918)

An ongoing project to commemorate and research the lives of those who appear on war memorials and rolls of honour in the local area, who served in the military, or whose deaths were linked to conflict.

Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

The following extract is from Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922 (2014) by J. Margaret Stansfield:

WILSON, CHARLES HENRY. Captain. 5th Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Born Crosland Road, Crosland Moor, Huddersfield, 21.2.1894. Son of Herbert Henry and Jane Wilson, 2 Bland Street, Lockwood. Educated Mount Pleasant Council School, Almondbury Grammar School and Huddersfield Technical College, where he obtained a BA degree in art and literature, as an external student of London University, at the age of 19 years. Enlisted as a Private in the Royal Welsh Fusiliers on 13.11.1914. Obtained his commission in the K.O.Y.L.I. and served with them in France during the whole of 1917. After serving in Ireland for a few months he returned to France in June 1918. Was wounded on 29.10.1918 at Marcoing near Cambrai. Admitted into No 56 Casualty Clearing Station, where he died of wounds on 30.9.1918, aged 24 years. Buried GREVILLERS BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 15, Row A, Grave 20.
ROH:- St. Stephen's Church, Rashcliffe; Lockwood Baptist Church; memorial in Lockwood Cemetery.