Lieutenant Ian McLean WILSON
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Lieutenant Ian McLean WILSON

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Lieutenant Ian McLean WILSON

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Lieutenant Ian McLean WILSON

6th Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment.
Son of H. Maclean Wilson, M.D., and S. O'Connell Wilson, of Woodthorpe Lane, Wakefield.
Died 7 August 1915.
Aged 20.
Commemorated Panel 55 to 58, HELLES MEMORIAL.

The following notes are provided in Bob Coulson's biographies of Yorkshire Regiment Officers killed in the First World War;-

A doctor’s son, Ian Wilson was born in Shrewsbury on May 25th 1895.

He was educated at Skipton Grammar and Greshams Schools and was studying engineering at Leeds University when war broke out.

He was commissioned into the 6th Battalion on August 26th 1914 and promoted to Lieutenant in June of the following year.
Lt Wilson sailed with the battalion aboard the “Aquitania” from Liverpool on Saturday July 3rd 1915 landing at Mudros Bay one week later and after ten days here moved on to the island of Imbros.

Lt Wilson landed on Gallipoli in the early hours of August 7th, the battalion being towed ashore in lighters before sunrise.
They landed at Suvla Bay and when all were present marched off to their objective, the hill known locally as Lala Baba. A charge up the hill was ordered and fighting went on all day and it was close to midnight before the hill was wrested from the
Turkish defenders.

Lt Ian McLean Wilson was killed by a Turkish bayonet on Lala Baba on August 7th 1915 aged just 20.
His body lost he is remembered today on the Helles Memorial on the Gallipoli peninsula.

Lt Wilson was the son of Dr Hector McLean Wilson and Mrs S O’Connell Wilson of Woodthorpe Lane, Wakefield in Yorkshire.

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