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VC541   George Wilson

BORN   29 April 1886

DIED   22 April 1926  AGE   39

VC Won   14 September  1914   AGE   28

Place VC Won   Near Verneuill, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1914

Name   George Wilson  No.  9553

VC Issue No.   541   Awards   VC      

Regiment   Highland Light Infantry, 2nd Battalion

Later   Royal Highland Fusiliers

Now   2nd Battalion Royal Regiment of Scotland

Rank VC Won   Private

Rank End Of Career   Private

Place Of Birth   61 Wilkies Court, off Windmill Lane, Edinburgh, Lothian, Scotland

Place Of Death   Craigleigh Hospital (now Royal Victoria), Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland

Buried/Location Ashes   Piershill Cemetery, Portobello Road, Edinburgh, Scotland


Date Buried/Cremated   25 April 1926

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   Section E, Lair 682

Gazetted   5 December 1914

VC Presented   3 December 1914 by King George V at General HQ, St Omer, France


P  Headstone, Piershill Cemetery, Portobello Road, Edinburgh, Scotland

Victoria Cross Commemorative Paving Stone, Buccleuch Place, with Windmill Lane, Edinburgh, Lothian, Scotland

By The Way…

A turfstone headstone was placed on his grave in august 2003. The stone was donated by Abercorn Memorials

VC Held By

Museum of the Royal Highland Fusiliers, 518 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland



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