Wilson, David Oliver

He was born at Hatcham, the son of James Andrew and Emma Elizabeth Wilson, of 14 Howard Road, Bromley, Kent. On leaving school he joined the staff of the London, City & Midland Bank. He enlisted in 1/14th (County of London) Battalion, London Regiment – the London Scottish – and after some months with them in France, obtained a commission. He was gazetted as a 2nd Lieutenant with effect from July 30th 1915, and, as was usual in such cases, he transferred Battalions, moving to 1/1st Battalion (Royal Fusiliers). He fell mortally wounded at Lesboeufs during the Battle of the Somme, and died a few hours later at the age of twenty.

War: World War 1

  • Surname: Wilson
  • Forenames or initials: David Oliver
  • House: Quirister
  • Years in School: 1907-1911
  • Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Regiment: Royal Fusiliers
  • Date of Birth: 11th September 1896
  • Date of Death: 8th October 1916
  • How Died: Killed in Action
  • Location in War Cloister: Outer G6
  • Decoration: NA
  • Burial Site: GROVE TOWN CEMETERY, MEAULTE: Grave I.J.27