Daniel Martin Wilson

Captain Daniel Martin Wilson served in 64th (London) Medium Regiment, Royal Artillery seeing action across Europe and the Mediterranean before being killed in North Africa in 1943.

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Daniel Martin Wilson

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Captain Daniel Martin Wilson (100950) served in the Royal Artillery during World War Two.

He was the only son of the late Honourable Mr. Justice Wilson and Eleanor Wilson of 11 Deramore Drive, Malone Road, Belfast, Co. Antrim.

Wilson was the husband of Isabella Mary Frothingham Wilson of Montreal, Quebec, Canada. In 1943, the couple lived at New Acre, Great Austins, Farnham, Surrey.

A keen sportsman, he attained Blues standard for athletics at King’s College, Cambridge.

Wilson at War

During the war, he served in 64th (London) Medium Regiment, Royal Artillery. On 2nd September 1939, he gained promotion to 2nd Lieutenant. The post in The Gazette refers to him as a former Cadet Company Sergeant Major in the Junior Division of the Officer Training Corps at Shrewsbury School.

Wilson died on service in North Africa on 6th April 1943 aged 37 years old. He has no known place of burial. The Gazette on 22nd April 1943, gave news of a posthumous Military Cross awarded to Lieutenant (Temporary Captain) Wilson of Farnham, Surrey.

Remembering Daniel Martin Wilson

On 28th April 1943, a British paper carried news of Captain Wilson’s death. It suggests that family and friends may have known him as Tim.

A death notice appeared in The Gazette on 13th January 1944 stating only that the then temporary Captain was killed in action.

His name is on panel 6 of the Medjez el Bab Memorial, Béja, Tunisia, North Africa. His name also features on one of two memorial stones in the Grand Hall of the Royal Courts of Justice, Chichester Street, Belfast, Co. Antrim.

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