Obit: Wilson, William (1891 - 1918)

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----Source: Clark County Republican & Press (Neillsville, Wis.) 04/07/1921

Wilson, William (13 JAN 1891 - 29 MAY 1918)

The remains of William Wilson arrived from overseas Friday, accompanied by a soldier escort and funeral services were held Monday at the Congregational Church, Rev. Longenecker officiating, the American Legion and a squad from Co. A., doing military honors.

William Wilson was born in the town of Weston Jan. 13, 1891, being the son of Mr. and Mrs. Reuben Wilson. He was working as a car inspector at Havre, Mont., when war was declared. He returned to Neillsville, Clark County, Wis. and enlisted in Co. A., 3rd Wis. Inf., July 28, 1917, this later being Co. A, 128 Inf., 32nd Div. He was stationed at Waco, Texas till Feb. 3, 1918, when the Division was ordered to France. They sailed from Hoboken, N.J., Feb. 17, arriving in France, March 4. Here he was transferred to a Machine Gun Co., 16th Inf., 1st Div. He was killed in action May 29, 1918 in the battle of Cantignay, at the age of 27. He is survived by 4 sisters and 3 brothers: Mrs. Wm. Bredesen, Spokane; Mrs. Clarence Williams, Seattle; Mrs. Nyman, Frazee, Minn.; Mrs. Ernest Campbell, Neillsville; Warren and Wilbur Wilson of Havre, Mont.; and George Wilson of Mich. He was a brave soldier and died doing his duty. May his memory long be cherished.



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