William Agnew Wilson

Stoker 1st Class William Agnew Wilson died on 12th February 1942. Born in Belfast, Co. Antrim, he served with the Royal Navy on board the HMS Churchill.

Stoker 1st Class

William Agnew Wilson

D/KX103088

Stoker 1st Class William Agnew Wilson was born in Belfast, Co. Antrim. He joined the Royal Navy and went on to serve on board HMS Churchill, one of the vessels involved in the hunt for the Bismarck.

Stoker 1st Class William Agnew Wilson (D/KX103088) served in the Royal Navy during World War Two. He was the son of Joseph Wilson and Isabella Wilson of 37 Arosa Parade, Belfast, Co. Antrim.

He died of acute heart failure on 12th February 1942 aged 22 years old. At the time of his death, he served on the convoy escort destroyer HMS Churchill (I45). HMS Churchill was one of several ships involved in the hunt for the German battleship Bismarck.

HMS Churchill

Imperial War Museum Photo: (A 15625) (Part of the Admiralty Official Collection). Converted American Destroyer HMS Churchill enters a port after escorting an Allied troop convoy. Copyright Lieutenant CH Parnall.

William Agnew Wilson’s grave is in Glenalina Extension, Section D, Grave 17 of Belfast City Cemetery, Belfast, Co. Antrim. His headstone bears the inscription:

The smile, the voice, the touch, are gone but the sweetest memories linger on.

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