Second Lieutenant Cecil Vere Wilson
Regiment: Royal Berkshire Regiment
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Cemetery: St. Sever Cemetery, Rouen, Seine-maritime, France
Officers A. 5. 1.
Second Lieutenant Cecil Vere Wilson, Royal Berkshire Regiment, who died on July 31, 1916, from wounds received in action a short time previously during the big advance in France, was the second son of Mr. Moffat Wilson, J.P., of Dublin, and was 32 years of age. He had always held strong views as to the duty of every man being trained to arms to defend his country, and with this end in view enlisted some eight years ago as a trooper in the South of Ireland Imperial Yeomanry, now the South Irish Horse. When war broke out he volunteered for foreign service and sailed with the First Expeditionary Force on 17th August, 1914, arriving in France in time to take part in the retreat from Mons. In February, 1915, he transferred to the 1st Grenadier Guards. He was with the Grenadier Guards at Neuve Chapelle, where he was wounded in March, 1915, and sent to hospital at the base. In October, 1915, he was given a commission, and was gazetted to the Royal Berkshire Regiment.