Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Wilfred John Wilson

In memory of:

Private Wilfred John Wilson

March 20, 1917

Military Service


Service Number:

144789

Force:

Army

Unit:

4th Canadian Mounted Rifles (2nd Central Ontario Regt.)

Additional Information


Born:

October 7, 1888

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

Burial Information


Cemetery:

GLASGOW WESTERN NECROPOLIS
Glasgow, United Kingdom

Grave Reference:

P. 84.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of Wilfrid Wilson– Image found within the archives of Renfrew Collegiate Institute. 
Wilfrid Wilson was born in Renfrew on June 25, 1986 to Rev. Matthew H. and Mrs. Emeline (nee Dalglish) Wilson of Kerrisdale, British Columbia (and Kinistino, Saskatchewan).  He enlisted on March 17, 1915 and first served with the 1st University Company before joining the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry on July 28, 1915.  Wilfrid was wounded in June 1916 at Sanctuary Wood but returned to the lines.  He was once again wounded September 15, 1916 near Courcelette and died of these wounds on October 11, 1916. Wilfrid is buried at the Etaples Military Cemetery which is south of Boulogne, Pas de Calais in France.



Research Completed by: Adam Noack

Disclaimer: All efforts were made by RCI’s Grade 10 History Class (2015) to ensure the accuracy of this research; however, if you would like to report a correction (or to add details), please email noacka@rcdsb.on.ca.

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