Henry James Wilson

110612, Private, 19th Battalion. Machine Gun Corps (Cavalry).

Died on the 16th October 1918 aged 23.

Private Henry James Wilson

Henry was the son of Martha & Henry Wilson of 4 Albert Street and was employed in Stevenage as a Policeman. He joined the Hertfordshire Yeomanry in May 1915 as Private 2425.

He arrived in Egypt on the 16th November 1915 and was later transferred to the Machine Gun Corps. Henry died of Enteritis on the 16th October 1918 aged 23. His parents later lived at Bragbury End and thus his name is recorded on both the Stevenage and Aston war memorials and both of these show Henry as serving in the Hertfordshire Yeomanry, which was his original unit.

Henry is buried in the Beirut War Cemetery, Lebanon. (Grave 38.) 

Medal Entitlement: 1915 Star, British War Medal & Victory Medal.

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