Major Henry H. Wilson

Regiment: British Expeditionary Force
Date published: 22/01/1915
Killed in action: No
Information: Major General Henry H. Wilson C.B. D.S.O., British Expeditionary Force, who has been twice mentioned in General Sir John French's despatches, is the second son of the late Mr. James Wilson, D.L., of Currygrane, Co. Longford. He was educated at Marlborough College and was a graduate at the Staff College. In 1884 he entered the service. In December, 1893, he obtained his Captaincy, and on December 1st, 1901, his Majority, being promoted as Lieutenant-Colonel the following day. In 1904 he became Colonel and in 1913 Major-General. He also served during the South African War, on the Staff, and was present at the Relief of Ladysmith, including the actions at Colenso, Spion Kop, and Yaal Kranz. He was mentioned in despatches four times, and was awarded the medal with five clasps and was made Brevet Lieutenant-Colonel on promotion to Major. From 1902-3 he commanded the 9th Provisional Batt, D.A.A.G., Army Headquarters, 1903; A.A.G., Army Headquarters, 1903-6. From 1904-1906 he was Assistant Director Staff Duties in the War Office and from 1907-10 Commandant Staff College. Two years ago he was decorated with the Order of the “Legion d'Honneur”. From August 1st, 1910.