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Wilson, Charles Edgar Andrew

Wilson, Charles Edgar Andrew, Capt., R.A.M.C., attd 9th Battn. The Rifle Brigade, son of the late Rev. A. Wilson, Vicar St. Michael and All Angels, Bedford Park, Chiswick, London W. by his wife, Fanny, dau. of Charles Henry Cobbe, Major Bengal Infantry; born London 30 Nov. 1877; educ. Ashstead, co. Surrey; Chareterhouse and Christchurch, Oxford, where he obtained Final First Class Honours in Physiology; joined St. Thomas's Hospital, London S.W. in 1899; graduated in 1902; and subsequently held house appointments at the General Hospital, Birmingham, and at Great Ormond Street Hospital , London W.C., and later practised at Petworth co. Sussex; gazetted Capt. R.A.M.C. in Sep. 1916; served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders from that month, and died at No.1 General Hospital, Etretat, 8 April 1918 from wounds received in action at St. Quentin, on the 28th of the previous month. The Colonel of the Northumberland Fusiliers, to which he was attached, wrote: "He was loved and admired by us all, and I know that personally I have lost a great friend, one of the kindest and most sympathetic men I have known." And the Colonel of the Rifle Brigade: "He is a great loss to us all, the best doctor we ever had; we all loved him." He was recommended for the Military Cross for conspicuous courage and bravery under heavy fire. He married at Newcastle-on-Tyne, 23 April, 1908, Mary (The North House, Petworth, co. Sussex), dau. of Nicholas Mein, and had a son, Richard Nicholas born 27 Feb. 1909. De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour 1914-1918


First name(s)Charles Edgar Andrew
Date of birth30 November 1877
Place of birthLondon
Family detailsEldest son of The Rev. Alfred Wilson, M.A., Vicar of Bedford Park, Chiswick, London, and Fanny Wilson; husband of Mary B. Wilson, of The North House, Petworth, Sussex.
Previous educationAshstead, Charterhouse: Christchurch, Oxford.
CollegeSt Thomas' Hospital
Dates at college1899-1902
QualificationsB.A., M.B., B.Ch., Oxon.1902
Military unitR.A.M.C. attd, Rifle Brigade
War / conflictWorld War One (1914-1918)
Date of death8 April 1918
Age at death41
Rank at deathCaptain
Place of deathNo.1 General Hospital, Etretat
Cause of deathDied of wounds
Burial placeEtretat Churchyard Extension, Seine-Maritime, France
Commemoration(s)St. Michael & All Angels Church, Bedford Park, Chiswick War Memorial; Chiswick War Memorial; Tillington, Sussex War Memorial

The image was taken by Philip Windibank on the 21/08/2019. The Plaque is located within the All Hallows Church, Tillington, West Sussex. A larger image can be viewed at the following link:

SourcesSt Thomas's Hospital Medical School Records, King's College London Archives; Commonwealth War Graves Commission; De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour 1914-1918

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