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Thomas Reginald Wilson (D.C.M.)

Rank: Sergeant Major
Town/Village: Edgeworthstown
Civil Parish: Edgeworthstown
Catholic Parish:
Alternative Address: "Kweto", 57 Bannings Vale, Saltdean, Sussex, UK
Census 1901:
Census 1911: Included in the 1911 returns for the Mauritius & South African enumeration district
Regiment/Unit: Royal Army Medical Corps
Regiment Number: 12743
Date of Death: 29-04-1960
Cause: Natural Causes
Memorial: Sussex, England

Thomas Reginald was born 30 January 1881 in Edgeworthstown, to Thomas and Elizabeth Wilson and was one of eight children; Thomas Snr was a physician in the town and a Justice of the Peace.

Sgt Mjr Wilson originally enlisted in 1899 had a long military career, including serving in the 2nd Boer War and won many medals including the South African, Distinguished Conduct, Long Service, 1915 Star, British War and Victory medals.

(Quarter Master Sergeant) QMS Wilson won the Distinguished Conduct Medal "For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When the enemy attacked he organised the clearance of a dressing station and saved a large number of wounded from falling into the enemy's hands. While the position was subjected to heavy shell and machine gun fire and the enemy were approaching from several directions, he remained at his post, searching for and removing the wounded. He was partially responsible for getting an ambulance train full of wounded away, and helped save the personnel and transport of the dressing station. He showed magnificent coolness and initiative in critical situation."

Thomas's younger sisters, Ada and Eleanor, volunteered with the Joint War Committee Voluntary Aid Detachment (J.W.V.A.D.) during the war.

T.R. Wilson died in Sussex, England, and was survived by his widow Hilda Ivy WIlson (née Baxter).

Parents Names: Thomas Wilson and Elizabeth (née Nolan), Edgeworthstown, Co. Longford

Link to Civil Record of Birth

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