Wilson Pearson (1878-1917)

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.


Wilson Pearson died on 6 September 1917 from "self inflicted wounds" and was buried at Roisel Communal Cemetery, France.

Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

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

PEARSON, WILSON. Private. Northumberland Fusiliers. Born Kirkheaton 6.4.1878. Educated Kirkheaton Church of England School. Employed as a mason. Prior to enlistment, was employed by Mr Greensmith, contractor, of Tandem, Kirkheaton. Later he worked for Mr E. Broscrombe, carrier, of Hillhouse Lane, Huddersfield. Lodged with Mrs Batty at 26 Union Street, Northgate, Huddersfield. Single. Enlisted 1916. Killed in action, 1917.