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139710   Lance Corporal Humphrey Wilson
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Dated added: 01/01/2016   Last updated: 11/02/2019
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 75th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Canadian Army)
Date Of Birth: 10/01/1890
Died: 02/09/1918 (Killed in Action)
Age: 28
Humphrey Wilson was the second oldest son of William and Mary Wilson. He was born on 10th January 1890 in Ballymaguigan, Castledawson where the family lived. His father was a farmer. His mother and his elder brother William were both linen weavers. In 1910, Humphrey emigrated to Canada. Prior to enlisting, Humphrey was working as a presser. Humphrey enlisted in Toronto on 22nd July 1915. Lance Corporal Humphrey Wilson was serving with the 75th Battalion of the Canadian Infantry when he was killed in action on 2nd September 1918, just a few weeks before the end of the war.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Dury Mill British Cemetery
  Dury, Pas-de-Calais, 4
Grave Ref: Grave II-A-1
CWGC Casualty 254013
Dury is a village in the Department of the Pas-de-Calais, 1 kilometre north of the straight main road (D939) from Arras to Cambrai. Approximately 16 kilometres from Arras travelling towards Cambrai on the D939 is the Canadian Forces Memorial at Dury. 300 metres after the Memorial the Cemetery is signposted to the left towards Dury village. It is located in open fields, and is approached along an unsurfaced track about 500 metres long
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Castledawson WW1 Memorial - Panel 2 Castledawson
2 Woodschapel Parish Church -WW1 Roll of Honour Ballymaguigan
Local Insitute / Local Book Details

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1 They Didn't Come Home - Castledawson - WWI 99
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Wilson family 1901 census lists Humphrey as age 11 living with the family at house 55 in Ballymaguigan, Castledawson, Londonderry
2 1911 Census lists Wilson family 1911 census does not list Humphrey as living with the family at house 151 in Ballymaguigan, Castledawson, Londonderry
3 Canadian Great War Project Details of Lance Corporal Humphrey Wilson
4 Canadian Passenger Lists Humphrey Wilson, arrived July 1910
5 Canadian Virtual War Memorial Details of Lance Corporal Humphrey Wilson
6 Castledawson War Dead Details of Lance Corporal Humphrey Wilson
7 Circumstances of Death Registers Details of Lance Corporal Humphrey Wilson's death
8 Photo of Lance Corporal Humphrey Wilson's grave
9 Lance Corporal Humphrey Wilson Canadian Military documents (42 no.)
10 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Lance Corporal Humphrey Wilson's grave can be purchased here
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