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Private John Metcalfe Wilson


Harrogate Herald - 27th June 1917

Roll of Honour


Private J M Wilson (Northumberland Fusiliers), son-in-law of Mrs Ormsby, 26 Union Street, Harrogate, was killed in action on 13th June. Mrs Wilson has received the following letter from the Wesleyan Chaplain :

May God who is the source of all strength and comfort prepare and empower you to receive sad news. Your husband, Private J M Wilson, of the Northumberland Fusiliers, has given the utmost for his home, friends, and country. he was on night work with his comrades, and it was due to a machine gun bullet. You will be relieved to hear that he suffered nothing, because he was unconscious in the few moments left after he was hit. We laid him to rest in he cemetery at -------- today. Captain Stora, Lieutenants Roberts and Whitham, with the men of your husband's platoon, were present. We all joined in prayer for you and his friends at this service. It will be very dark and hard for you just now, but many of us out here are praying for you. The Everlasting Arms are always underneath those who sorrow. May your dark days be lightened by the companionship of the Christ. In true sympathy.



Northumberland Fusiliers

19th Battalion (Tyneside Pioneers)

Private John Metcalfe Wilson (19/1585)

Born : Murton, Durham

Enlisted : Cramlington, Northumberland

Residence : -

Died : 13th June 1917

Killed in Action

France & Flanders



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