Robert Hugh Wilson


Name:   Robert Hugh Wilson
Nationality:   New Zealand
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service:   Otago Regiment, N.Z.E.F.
Unit Text:   1st Bn.
Age:   29
Date of Death:   27/09/1916
Service No:   8/3437
Casualty Type:   Commonwealth War Dead.
Memorial:   Caterpillar Valley (New Zealand) Memorial, Somme, France.
Additional information:   Son of James and Margaret Wilson, of Oldtown, Bellaghy. In the 1911 census described as a draper’s assistant. Listed on the memorial in Bellaghy Presbyterian Church. Mentioned on family headstone in Bellaghy graveyard.

2 thoughts on “Robert Hugh Wilson

  1. Christine Davies

    Robert Hugh Wilson born September 1887 died September 27, 1916 France. Memorial Caterpillar Valley – last address Hastings New Zealand. Robert was another on my mother-in-law’s list I knew nothing about until I came across his war records when I was researching somebody else.(Robert was my husband’s great-uncle)
    In the Notice of Deceased Estates Robert Hugh Wilson is listed as a labourer, residence Hastings New Zealand date of death September 27 1916 – date Will filed March 28, 1918.
    In the WW1 nominal rolls his last known address was St Georges Road, Hastings, labourer, military district Wellington (He was living with his oldest brother)
    The 11th child and youngest Son of James and Margaret Wilson of Oldtown, Bellaghy. Listed on the Memorial in Bellaghy Presbyterian Church. Mentioned on the family headstone in Bellaghy Churchyard.
    Wilson, Pvt Robert Hugh 8/3437, 1st Bn Otago Regt.

    1. Sam Hudson Post author

      Many thanks for your additional information on Robert Hugh.
      I will eventually get round to updating his entry.
      The Castledawson book was written in 2009. since that I have had a heart attack and retired from work.
      I am currently working on a book for Desertmartin, a small village about 6 miles away from Castledawson and 10 miles from Bellaghy.

      Sam Hudson


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