Enlisted 21/5/1915 declaring he was 19 when he was not quite 16! Pte 197 North Midlands Division Cycle Coy. He spent two months in France then discharged 31/7/1916 on medical grounds.
b 1899 Mapperley, Derbys. 1911C at Sawley, his father listed as John Wilson b 1860 ? a Hathersage Police Pensioner. It is probable he was actually born John Priestley Littlewood, adopted by Thomas Wilson and Sarah Littlewood and took the name Wilson?