Born: 2nd July 1899, Colesburg, Cape Colony, South Africa.

 Died: 11th June 1918; age: 18; KiA.

 Enlistment Details: Location: Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire; Date: 12th June 1917; Age: 17 years & 144 days; Occupation: Bank Clerk; Religion: CofE. Height: 5ft 9ins. Next of Kin: mother – Frances Elizabeth Wilson, of Crosby Vicarage, Scunthorpe.

Service reckons from 1st August 1917.


Rank: Private/unpaid Lance Corporal; Service Number: 53637.

Regiment: West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales’s Own), ‘B’ Coy, 10th Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Grave Reference:


Acheux British Cemetery,




Relatives Notified & Address: Son of the Rev. & Mrs. C. Usher Wilson, of The Vicarage, Crosby, Lincolnshire.




1911   45, Grantham Road, Sleaford, Lincolnshire.


Arthur was 11 years old and living with his mother & siblings.

Frances Elizabeth Wilson (nee Shannon), 42, born Quarrington, Lincolnshire.

Lucian Charles Usher Wilson, 8, born Mexborough, South Yorkshire.

Patricia Manthorp Usher Wilson, 6, born Colesburg, Cape Colony.

Rodney Neville Usher Wilson, 4, born Colesburg.

James Milburn Stevenson Usher Wilson, 1, born Aliwar North, Cape Colony.

1 cook.

1 housemaid.


Arthur attended Ipswich School – entered 1911. A member of their O.T.C.


Arthur’s mother, Frances received the British War medal on the 19th August 1918, and the Victory medal on the 19th March 1921, at The Vicarage. Arthur’s personal effects were sent on the 19th September 1918.


Arthur’s brother, the Right Reverend Lucien Charles Usher Wilson became the first Bishop of the Upper Nile Diocese.


Arthur is also remembered on the war memorial at St. Botolph’s Church, Quarrington, Lincolnshire and Ipswich School memorial.

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