Canadian Virtual War Memorial

James Wilson

In memory of:

Private James Wilson

August 21, 1917

Military Service


Service Number:

883754

Age:

34

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Alberta Regiment)

Division:

31st Bn.

Additional Information


Born:

October 3, 1882

Son of Joseph and Ann J. Wilson, of Ballykeel, Co. Down, Ireland.

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

Burial Information


Cemetery:

BARLIN COMMUNAL CEMETERY
Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:

III. D. 30.

Location:

Barlin is a village about 11 kilometres south-west of Bethune on the D188, between the Bethune-Arras and Bethune-St. Pol roads, about 6.5 kilometres south-east of Bruay. The BARLIN COMMUNAL CEMETERY and EXTENSION lie to the north of the village on the D171 road to Houchin.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Birth Place– James Wilson Birth Place Stubby Hill, Bailies Mill, Lisburn, Ireland
  • Family Marker– Family Grave Plot, Cargacreevy Presbyterian Church, Old Ballynahinch Road, Lisburn. Also buried here is James brother John who served with the 8th Battalion Canadian Expeditionary Force. John was injured then on discharge did not return to Canada but went back to the family home until his death in 1955. James mother was his next of kin as shown in his military records and is buried here as well.
  • Grave marker– James's grave at Barlin Communal Cemetery Extension, Pas de Calais, France. Died of Wounds at CCS 6 Barlin on 21st August 1917.
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