Gunner A.J. Wilson


FIRST NAMES: Alfred James

UNIT: "B" Battery, 165th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery

NUMBER: 158651

STATUS: Killed in Action

DATE OF DEATH: 29th April 1917

CEMETERY OR MEMORIAL: Orchard Dump Cemetry, Arleux-en-Gohelle, France

AGE: 19

Gunner Wilson's next of kin were his mother, Sarah Elizabeth Wilson and the late John George Wilson. He lived in Romanby.

He joined up on 3rd August 1916, before which he had been apprenticed to Mr GW Hay, who ran a grocer's shop in South Parade.

He was killed aged 19, during the Battle of Arras.