WILSON, Willis

(DC 19/1/1918. (age 23) Class B1. horseman & ploughman. Granted 2 months exemption). (DC 8/6/1918 (age 24) Class B1, has War Agricultural Certificate, granted 1 month exemption). Unlikely to have been called up after that date.  b 1884 Outseats. Brother of Fred. 1901C with family and parents Arthur and Elizabeth Ann living at Nether Hurst farm, Outseats. His mother remarried. She became Elizabeth Ann Dalton with more children and in 1911C was living at Cliffe House Farm, Jaggers Lane, Hathersage.

WILSON, William Andrew

ă Pte RFA wounded in the neck by shrapnel. (DC 18/11/1916 listed as Ill in Hospital). Wounded Sept 1917. (D Courier 15 /2/1919; Soldiers who have received their discharge papers; Wm Wilson, R F A.)  b 1895 Hathersage, son of John and Fanny, brother of Farewell. 1901C living Sheffield Road, Hathersage, Nurseries. 1911C living at Overstones Farm with the Hickinson family, a farm servant. but at the family home of 9 Crossland before joining up, and he worked as a timber feller for Charles Smith & Son at Leam Road.

WILSON, William

ß Щ ă  17426 Guardsman, Coldstream Guards, later 1514 1 Sec 4 Coy Guards Machine Gun Bn. (SDT 13/11/1916; ill in hospital at Aberdeen). b 1894 Hathersage, son of William (general labourer) and Agnes Wilson. 1901C living at Bank Top, Hathersage. Brother of James Henry (Harry) Wilson, b1896. On 1918 Absent Voters lists his address is still, Bank Top.

WILSON, Victor Walter

222486 Pte 2 Bn K O Y L I. Enlisted 28/6/1918 whilst a steel forger.  b 1900 Hathersage, parents Walter & Georgina. 1911C living at The Dale, Hathersage.

WILSON, Sydney John

ă 625701 Gnr. Res. Bn. R.H.A., H.A.C. He would have been called up late in the war because of his age.  b 1899 West Hawes, Essex, moved to Sheffield, then must have moved to Hathersage; as address on 1918 absent voters list is, 3 Roslyn Crescent, Hathersage. About 1918 in Hathersage, a shop assistant. No known relation to other Hathersage Wilsons.

WILSON, Oswald Gordon

Cpl 8221 Army Pay Corps. b 1884 Hathersage. 1911C in Sheffield an Assurance Agent. His father Edward James Wilson, was a Hackle Pin grinder in Hathersage.

WILSON, Joseph (Joe)

✟ ≠ 19667 Pte. 1 Bn Notts & Derby’s (Sherwood Foresters). Enlisted at Buxton. Served in France from 2/5/1915. Reported missing, assumed killed 23/3/1918, confirmed killed 26/3/1918. (DC 5/10/1918– with a photo ’Had over three years’ service and had previously been wounded’). Grave, Ennemain Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France, which contains just 37 casualties. Parents listed as Joseph and Martha Wilson (then later of Eyam Edge, Eyam, although his father was no longer alive.)  b 1888 Hathersage, both his parents were b Hathersage. 1891C lived at Old Dale, Hathersage. 1901C living at Eyam, a boot riveter, with siblings William Henry, Sarah, Mary and Ernest, all born at Hathersage. 1911C living at Steeple House, Eyam. No military records have been found for his brothers, Eyam Museum does not think they were involved. Possibly they worked at the boot factory who applied for exemptions for several men, and who could well have been making Army boots. Brother in law to James Harling who married his sister Sarah b Hathersage. They were also in Eyam and in the shoe trade. James Harling’s death was reported on the same day as Joe’s, see above.

WILSON, John Arthur

ß Щ 204575 Pte 11 Bn Notts & Derbys. The family were living at Bamford at the time of his enlistment and he worked for the Derwent Water Board. He enlisted 12/6/1917 sent to France 4/10/1917. Badly wounded 18/10/1917, gun shot to left leg, 70% disability. b Hathersage 1898, son of Jasper Wilson. 1911C living at Main Road, Hathersage. The family had lived in Hathersage since at least 1811.

WILSON, James Henry

ă 165959 Gnr C 232 AFA.

b 1888 Sheffield. 1901C  at Birley Farm, Outseats, a farmer’s son, 1911C Birley Farm –farm worker. See WHW2W p 51 with photo, however he was NOT an uncle of Les Middleton as stated. Father George Wilson married Elizabeth Ann Cockayne, who had one child, George Arthur. She dies 1885, and George remarries Sarah Hannah Evans in 1886. Her three children were James Henry, Reginald & Ellen, (who married Arthur Noel Jessop see above). James Henry was the father of Kenneth Wilson, (d Oct 2015), of Greenwood farm, Noot Car Lane, off Sheffield Road.