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268272   Private Joseph Wilson
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 01/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 1st / 6th Battalion, Black Watch (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 06/11/1895
Died: 01/04/1917 (Killed in Action)
Age: 21
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.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Maroeuil British Cemetery
  Maroeuil, Pas-de-Calais, 4
Grave Ref: Grave 4-B-9
CWGC Casualty 121152
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).
Local Memorial Details

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1 Cookstown Cenotaph WWI - West Panel 2018 Cookstown
2 Cookstown Cenotaph WWI - West Panel 1927 Cookstown
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 195
References and Links
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1 Forum discussion (GWF) Information about the brothers
2 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
3 Private Thomas Wilson Brother of Private Joseph Wilson
4 Soldiers Died in the Great War Details of Private Joseph Wilson
5 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private Joseph Wilson's grave can be purchased here
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2023