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Ambrose Norris Wilson  M.M.

Ambrose Norris Wilson  M.M.


Rank: Gunner

Regiment: Royal Field Artillery, ‘D’ Battery, 246th Brigade

No: 755958

Award: Military Medal

Date of Death: 11th October 1918

Age: 30

Buried: St. Aubert British Cemetery

Additional Information: Son of Edward J. and Annie Wilson, 38 Aberfeldy Street, Dennistoun


Rank: Gunner

Regiment: Royal Horse & Royal Field Artillery (Territorial)

No: 755958

Place of Birth: Perth

Date of Death: 11th October 1918

Place of Death: France & Flanders

Cause of Death: Killed in Action



Rank: Gunner

Regiment: Roya Horse & Royal Field Artillery (Territorial)

No: 755958

Place of Birth: Perth

Place of Enlistment: Glasgow

Date of Death: 11th October 1918


Ambrose N. Wilson, Gunner, Royal Field Artillery, Nos. 2123 & 755958

Medal Entitlement: British War & Victory Medals

De Ruvigny’s Roll of Honour (Volume 5):

Wilson, Ambrose Norris, M.M., Gunner, No. 755958, Royal Field Artillery, elder son of Edward James Wilson, 19 Officers’ Quarters, H.M. Barlinne Prisn, Barlinnie, Glasgow by his wife Annie, daughter of Edward A. Conner, of Ralia, Newtonmore, North Britain; born Perth, 27th April 1888, educated Whitehill Higher Grade School and Srolls College, Glasgow; was Assistant Inspector of the Poor, Glasgow Parish Council; enlisted in Royal Field Artillery 29th February 1916; served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders from 17th July 1916 and was killed in action at Naves, near Cambrai, 11th October 1918. Buried where he fell. His Commanding Officer wrote: “As a brother Scotstman, and of the same name, and being in a Yorkshire battery, we became very intimate friends. I got him his job as a Battery Clerk, a duty which he performed admirably. He was a very brave soldier, as his M.M. testifies; a true comrade, loved by all of us and was one whose presence was likened to the ray of sunshine after the storm. I earnestly hope that there may be a little comfort to you in knowing that your dear son was a noble gentleman. Brave as a lion and tender as a lamb, he died as bravely as he had faced the foe.” He was awarded the M.M., for conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty; “While under shell fire and enemy observation, removing a member of the R.A.F., who had been wounded and partly buried by a shell, to a place of safety.” Unmarried.

Soldiers’ Effects:

Ambrose Moris Wison, Gunner, ‘D’ Battery, 246th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery, No. 755958.

Killed in action in France, 11th October 1918

Grantees, Parents Edward & Annie

London Gazette, 18th October 1918, Supplememt 30962, Page 12419

His Majesty the King has been graciously pleased to approve of the award of the Military medal for bravery in the Field to the undermentioned Warrant Officers, Non-Commissioned Officers and men:

755958, Gunner A. N. Wilson, Royal Field Artillery (Glasgow)

Glasgow Herald, 25th October 1918. ‘Deaths on Service’

Killed in action on 11th inst., Gunner Ambrose Wilson, Royal Field Artillery, beloved elder son of James and Annie Wilson, 19 Officers’ Quarters, Barlinnie, Glasgow.

Listed on Glasgow Roll of Honour: Ambrose Norris Wilson, Gunner, Royal Field Artillery, 19 Officer’s Quarters, Barlinnie.

Listed on St. Kentigern’s Episcopal Church Memorial (Armadale Street, Dennistoun): Ambrose Norris Wilson

Listed on Glasgow Parish Hall Memorial (266 George Street, Glasgow): Ambrose Noris Wilson

1901 Census, Loving at 4 Officer’s Quarters, Barlinne Prison, Glasgow

Father Edward J. Wilson, age 47, Prison Warder, born England

Mother Annie Wilson, age 44, born Kingussie, Inverness-shire

Children: Ambrose Wilson, age 12, Scholar, born Perth

James Wilson, age 10, Scholar, born Perth