Younger son of Mr. and Mrs. James Wilson, of Dannistoun, Glasgow, and nephew of the late Mr. David Boyd, one of the founders of this Association. Born in 1890 at Glasgow, leaving there in 1912 to take up a position with a London firm, and in 1914 became its representative in Newcastle-on-Tyne. Early in 1915 joined the Officers' Training Corps, and in the same year was gazetted to the 2nd Battalion (Tyneside Scottish) Northumberland Fusiliers, proceeding at once to the Salonica front. Returning home for leave, in July 1918 he was sent to France in August, and was killed in action in October, 1918.
Reproduced from Ilford Scottish Association book of Remembrance (a book of Remembrance for soldiers who fought in the First World War produced by Ilford Scottish Association c.1920)