Biography of Private John Robert Wilson (111037)
Machine Gun Corps (Cavalry) Regiment
Formerly 1942, 2/1st Lincs Yeomanry and

55349 East Riding Yorkshire Yeomanry
Died 29th October 1918


  • Name: John Robert Wilson
  • Date of birth: 1897
  • Place of Birth: Pointon, Lincolnshire, England
  • Date of Birth Registration: January – March 1897
  • Place of Birth Registration: Bourne, Lincolnshire, England

  • Name: John Scott Wilson
  • DOB: 1872
  • Place of Birth:Billingborough, Lincolnshire, England
  • Occupation: Farmer

  • Name: Alice Thompson
  • DOB: 1875
  • Place Of Birth: Eastville, Lincolnshire, England
  • Marriage: 1895 Sleaford District

Siblings: (Name), (DOB), (POB)

  • John Robert Wilson, 1897, Pointon
  • Nellie Wilson, 1898, Burton Pedwardine
  • William Wilson, 1900, Burton Pedwardine
  • Ernest Wilson, 1903, Walcot
  • Elsie Wilson, 1905, Walcot
  • Frank Wilson, 1908, Billingborough
  • Arthur Wilson, 1912, Billingborough
  • Wilfred George Wilson, 1917, Billingborough

  • 1901: John is living with his parents in the Vicarage Road, Burton Pedwardine, Lincolnshire.
  • 1911: John is living with his parent at Billingborough, Lincolnshire. The census gives him an age of 14 and he is listed as a son working on farm.
Relatives in services

  • John cousins Herbert and Fred Archer also fought in WW1 but Fred was killed and never returned. Fred can be found on our page dedicated to the Horbling War Memorial

  • No marriage for John has been found and because of his age we can assume that he never had the opportunity to marry.

Newspaper Mentions

  • Lincolnshire Echo Monday 11th November 1918
    Trooper J. R. Wilson (Yeomanry) Billingborough, is reported to have died in Egypt from typhoid fever.


  • Sleaford Gazette Saturday 23rd November 1918
    DIED ON ACTIVE SERVICE. – The sad news reached Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Wilson (High Street) last week that their eldest son, trooper J. R. Wilson, had died from typhoid fever while on active service in Egypt. He joined the Lincolnshire Yeomanry, and had been in the army four years at the time of his death. Recently he was transferred to a M.G. (Cavelry) Corps. He was about 22 years of age, and before joining the forces assisted his father in farming pursuits.  Much sympathy is extended to the parents in their bereavement.

Military Records

Attestation Papers

  • None found
Soldier’s Died In The Great War

  • These records show that Private John Robert Wilson, 111037, Cavalry Bn Machine Gun Corps was killed in action on 29th October 1918 in the Egyptian Theatre.

Pension Records

  • Available

Effects Left To

  • RP. M.G.C
  • Father John S


  • The British Medal
  • The Victory Medal



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