WILSON, Frank

✟ ß Щ  29011 Pte. 10 Bn Sherwood Foresters, ‘Nottingham Pals’.  Killed by an mine explosion under their trenches during the batlle of “The Bluff”, St Eloi, Belgium, on 14/2/1916, age 20. Remembered on the Menin Gate, Ypres, Belgium. (See article & photo p 50 WHW2W). (DT 20/1/1917 ‘news has reached the parents in  Hathersage that Pte J Wilson, Sherwood Foresters, missing since 14/2/1916 is now officially listed as dead’) The J Wilson referred to is this Frank Wilson.

 

 b 1895 Barnfield Cottages, Hathersage.  Lived at The Dale. 1901C living at Church Bank Top, with Millicent and Charles Robert, his siblings, widower father, Robert Charles Wilson (coal & corn carrier) and his mother Sarah’s father, Samuel Darwent. 1911C a farm labourer at Green’s House, Hathersage with Jesse Wragg & family. Also at one time a farm labourer at Highlow.