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Sergeant Jospeh WIlson 7194 1 Bn Gordon Highlanders and Samuel Moore Wilson 3 months 4 weeks ago #84724

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I have recently joined this site in the hopes of learning more about both men listed in the title.

Joseph Wilson was my Great Grandfather and I have managed to find out a fair bit even tracking down his attestation papers. He joined the Gordons from Belfast at the start of the Boer War and served with them in SA as part of 23MI.

Samuel Moore Wilson was my Great grand uncle. Of him less is known and I currenty cannot find evidence of his having served in SA although his medal ribbons in a B&W photo suggest that he did.

They both joined the 3rd BN KRRC at the start of WW1. Joseph R7836 was killed in action in May 2015 and Samuel R7835 was wounded the next day and discharged as no longer fit to serve. He subsequently ended up in Rhodesia where he was a miner and died in 1946.

I would be interested in getting further informaton on both and as a long shot tracking down the medals for Jospeh Wilson. These were given away by my grandmother to a collector many years ago and it would be brilliant ot at least find them if not buy them back.

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Sergeant Jospeh WIlson 7194 1 Bn Gordon Highlanders and Samuel Moore Wilson 3 months 4 weeks ago #84725

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Hello Zuluwar
Welcome to the forum.
If you have access to Ancestry? I have attached a couple of pointers for you. Assuming I have the right man? Samuel Moore Wilson regimental number 6808. Royal Engineers.


Attestation papers..21 sheets


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Sergeant Jospeh WIlson 7194 1 Bn Gordon Highlanders and Samuel Moore Wilson 3 months 4 weeks ago #84733

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Hi Dave,

Thank you for such a quick response. Very interesting indeed. I had actually lasyt night found a document that showed Samuels attestation into the Army Service Corps in 18 Oct 1900 with a service number of 16902. I found it on Find my Past as a one off purchase.

Not on Ancestry as I am fairly new to this and failed to repicste your search results when I tried it myself.

Thank you though for the steer as it opens a whole new path of investigation. The family details that you provided of parents etc. look correct.

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Sergeant Jospeh WIlson 7194 1 Bn Gordon Highlanders and Samuel Moore Wilson 3 months 4 weeks ago #84734

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Belay that. Had a go on advanced search and I think I have it.

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