SHERMAN WILSON

Private 27398, 7th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment (The Green Howards)

Died 8th February 1917

No Known Grave Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France

Son of William Sutcliffe and Theodosia Wilson

Lived 80a, Walkley Lane, Heckmondwike


Sherman Wilson came from a well-known local family, his father William was the president of Back Lane WMC and chair of the Building Committee of Heckmondwike Co-op.  Sherman himself was employed in the drapery department of the Co-operative Society.  He was baptised at George Street Independent Chapel and was still connected with the United Free Methodists as an adult and was a member of the Mechanics Institute.

Sherman joined the Green Howards in February 1916 and went to France in July of the same year.  He died on his return from a bayonet charge – as he was climbing over the parapet of his own trench he was shot and died instantly.

Sherman’s brother Driver Harry Wilson of the Royal Field Artillery also served in France and survived the war
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