Williamson, John Stanley

Williamson, John Stanley

Second Lieutenant

1st Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers

Died of wounds on Sunday 25 April 1915 (aged 28)

No known grave

Commemorated:

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey (Panel 58 to 72 or 218 to 219)

BIOGRAPHY

The death of Second Lieutenant John Stanley Williamson was reported in the 18 June 1915 edition of the County Down Spectator.

It was reported that Second Lieutenant John Stanley Williamson was a stepson of the Rev John Magill, formerly Methodist minister at Donaghadee, and subsequently Clones, before he retired to Somerset.

In the Commonwealth War Graves Commission Debt of Honour website it is recorded that John Stanley Williamson was a son of Mrs Magill (formerly Williamson) of The Grove, Gilford and the late John Williamson.

During the Great War, Second Lieutenant John Stanley Williamson served with the 1st Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers and he was 28 when he died of wounds at Gallipoli on 25 April 1915.

Second Lieutenant John Stanley Williamson has no known grave and he is commemorated on the Helles Memorial in Gallipoli.

The Rev Magill died on 18 March 1926 and probate of his will was granted to his widow, Elizabeth Ann Magill.