Author Topic: George WILSON , soldier in the British Engineer Regiment 1919  (Read 78 times)

Offline joger

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George WILSON , soldier in the British Engineer Regiment 1919
« on: Wednesday 30 January 19 16:25 GMT (UK) »
Hello,
who can help me find infos concerning George(s)WILSON, who married Marie Louise DEBRUYNE 11 June 1919 in Petite Synthe , departement du Nord, France, he was "charpentier en fer" , sheet metal worker ? soldier ( soldat du Génie de l'armée britannique = soldier in the British Engineer Regiment?), born in Hull 18 march 1894 , father George WILSON , mother Elizabeth SMELT, living in Hull.

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Re: George WILSON , soldier in the British Engineer Regiment 1919
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 30 January 19 16:51 GMT (UK) »
Hi,

George was a member of the Royal Engineers, Service no. 22704.

George's father was a picture frame maker.

You have George's parent's names which should help to find George on a census.

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Re: George WILSON , soldier in the British Engineer Regiment 1919
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 30 January 19 16:55 GMT (UK) »


JJen has found the only service information.

The foreign marriages register tells us his regiment was Royal Engineers, his rank was 2nd Corporal and his number was 22704.  His father is given as a picture frame maker.

Unfortunately, 60% of service records were destroyed by bombing in the Second World War and only his medal record survives which shows only that he served from 1915 until the end of the war.

I suggest a new thread entitled "Marie Louise Wilson nee Debruyne" on the England - Yorkshire board might have success if you are looking for information after the war.


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Re: George WILSON , soldier in the British Engineer Regiment 1919
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 30 January 19 17:12 GMT (UK) »
Well, I' ll do that .
Thank you very much JJen and Max D.