WILSON, Thomas

WILSON, Thomas. Warrant Officer 2nd CLASS. 2, 9, & 5 Bn K O Y L I. Probably already a serving soldier at outbreak of war as his medal record has him going to France 11/11/1914 as 6949 Cpl. b 1886 Sheffield, baptised Hathersage June 1897 along with his three siblings. Father Thomas Wilson b 1860 Sheffield, mother Mary Ann Schofield, b 1859 Hathersage to Hathersage parents, and died late 1896 at Sheffield.


 9893 Pte, KOYLI. A regular soldier, enlisted 20/10/1908 in Special Reserve. Served 9 months in South Africa in 1910, 2 years in Hong Kong 1911-1913, 1 year in Singapore 1913-1914, France 1915-1916. Received injury to knee and bullet wound to right ankle. Discharged as unfit for further duty 17/7/1916 age 27, intended place of residence given as 7 Crossland Road, Hathersage. b1896 Attercliffe, Sheffield, 1917 he married Caroline Hopkinson b c1876 Sheffield, (widow, née Rhodes). Their daughter Marjorie Mary Whitmore b 1918, married James Harold Holmes, brother of Bernard Holmes. Ernest died 1918 age 32 and his wife died 1957, both buried in Hathersage churchyard.