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Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Charles Blair Wilson

In memory of:

Major Charles Blair Wilson

September 15, 1916

Military Service


Age:

21

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Quebec Regiment)

Division:

42nd Bn. (Royal Highlanders of Canada)

Honours and Awards:

Mentioned in Despatches

Additional Information


Born:

December 18, 1894
Haddington, Scotland

Enlistment:

June 6, 1915
Montreal, Québec

Only son of Ethel M. Blair Wilson (nee Barclay), of Knochleith, Auchterless, Scotland. Educated at Horris Hill and Winchester.

Commemorated on Page 183 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

I. M. 2.

Location:

Albert is a town on the River Ancre in the Department of the Somme, 28 kilometres north-east of Amiens. The ALBERT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION is on the south-east side of Albert and the junction of the roads to Fricourt and Meaulte, and the Extension is entirely enclosed by it.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of Charles Blair Wilson– Major Charles B. Wilson, 42nd Battalion Royal Highlanders. Killed in action at the Somme on September 15, 1916. 
(Photo from donor's collection).
  • Medals– The service medals and Memorial Cross of Major Charles Blair Wilson, 42nd Battalion RHC.  He was killed at the Battle of the Somme September 15, 1916.
(Photo from donor's collection)
  • Grave marker– Photo courtesy of Wilf Schofield, England

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