Wilson, William (No. 8884)

Wilson, William

Private

No. 8884, 2nd Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles

Died of wounds on Friday 8 June 1917

Buried:

Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension (Nord), France (Grave III. B. 264)

Commemorated:

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

BIOGRAPHY

In the Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914 – 1919 database it is recorded that Private William Wilson (No. 8884) was born in Holywood and enlisted in Belfast.

In the Army Register of Soldiers’ Effects, it is recorded that the legatees of Private William Wilson (No. 8884) were his sister, Margaret B., and his brother, John.

Private William Wilson (No. 8884) served with the 2nd Battalion Royal Irish Rifles and he died of wounds in the 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station (CCS) on 8 June 1917.

Private William Wilson (No. 8884) was buried in Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension (Nord), France.