Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Archibald Wilson

In memory of:

Sergeant Archibald Wilson

August 16, 1917

Military Service


Service Number:

420240

Age:

25

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Regiment)

Division:

16th Bn.

Additional Information


Born:

February 12, 1892
Milton, Sterling, Scotland

Enlistment:

December 18, 1914
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Archibald Wilson.

Commemorated on Page 351 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

LOOS BRITISH CEMETERY
Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:

XVIII. H. 11.

Location:

Loos (Loos-en-Gohelle) is a village to the north of the road from Lens to Bethune. From Lens, take the N43 towards Bethune. Arriving at Loos, turn right at CWGC sign post. The LOOS BRITISH CEMETERY is about 1 kilometre from Loos Church in the southern part of the village.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Memorial– His name as it is inscribed on the Vimy Memorial. Over 11,000 fallen Canadians having no known place of burial in France, are honoured on this Memorial. He was discovered and exhumed at a later date and now rests in a marked grave.May they never be forgotten. (J. Stephens)
  • Grave marker– photo courtesy of Glenn Kerr
  • Grave marker– The group of  who were identified and buried together.  Photo courtesy of Glenn Kerr
  • Grave marker– The original graves before being identified.  Photo courtesy of Glenn Kerr
  • Photo of Archibald Wilson
  • Photo of ARCHIBALD WILSON– The remains of the Great War soldier, discovered in September 2010, were identified in May 2018. https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2018/05/22/a-century-after-they-died-remains-identified-of-three-canadian-soldiers-buried-in-france.html
  • Memorial– This is a general view of the Aberfoyle War Memorial, Perthshire on which Archibald Wilson's name is commemorated.
  • Inscription– This is the inscription on the Aberfoyle War Memorial, Perthshire. The 1901 Scottish Census shows the Wilson family living at Aberfoyle. His father was also called Archibald and his mother Christina.  Two brothers Gavin and John also served in the Canadian Army and are mentioned on the memorial as casualties.  Archibald (Arch.) enlisted on 18/12/1914 at Winnipeg. He was a barber by trade.

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