William WILSON
Rank: sergeant
Number: 10880
Unit: 1st Battalion CHESHIRE Regiment
Date of Death: 11 February 1915
Cemetery: Wulverghem-Lindenhoek Road Military Cemetery, Heuvelland, Belgium

Nothing is known of William Wilson's life other than Regimental records indicate he was born in Salford and enlisted in Stockport. His service number suggests he was either a serving regular soldier or an ex-regular, still on the reserve, who had been recalled when war was declared.

On 9 February, the Battalion took over a sector of the front line at Elbow Farm, Wulverghem. The village is about 13 kilometres south of Ypres (now Ieper). "C" and "D" Companies occupied the front  line . "A" and "B" Companies were a little way behind in the support trench. The Battalion's War Diary makes no mention of any particular action on the 11th. William will, almost certainly, have been killed by enemy shellfire or a sniper's bullet.

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