Joseph and Thomas Wilson were sons of William and Jane Wilson. Joseph was born in Cookstown on 6th November 1895. Joseph was the youngest son and one of family of possibly eleven children. It seems the family moved to Scotland around 1900. There is no listing of the family in the Irish census in either the 1901 or 1911. The family lived at 74 Grey Street, Shettleston, Glasgow. The two young men enlisted together and were both in the 1st/6th Battalion Black Watch. On Sunday 1st April 1917 a shell hit a building that was being used as a billet. The Wilson brothers were killed in the incident.
Maroeuil is a village in the Department of the Pas-de-Calais, 6 kilometres north-west of Arras, between the roads to Houdain and Aubigny. The British Cemetery lies at the end of a track running north from the road to Bray and Ecoivres (C.1).