Lieutenant William Alick Parkinson Willson

Regiment: Royal Irish Rifles
Date published: 26/07/1918
Killed in action: Yes
Date of death: 01/04/1918
Age at death: 24
Cemetery: Moreuil Communal Cemetery Allied Extension, Somme, France
Plot: Y. 5.
Information: Lieut. William Alick Parkinson Willson, Royal Irish Rifles, was reported wounded and missing during the German offensive in March last, and is now reported bv the French medical authorities to have died of wounds on April 1st. He was the youngest son of Mr. James Willson, M.A., l.C.S. (retired), and Mrs. Willson, of Mill House, Ballinasloe. He was born in India, educated at Kelby College, Tavistock, and Trinity College, Dublin, where he was studying for Holy Orders, but on the outbreak of war he was gazetted from the O.T.C. to the Royal Irish Rifles, He went to France early in 1915, but was invalided home until April, 1917, when he returned to France, and had served through many engagements. Lieut. Willson had a fine record at Trinity College both as a scholar and a sportsman.