Personal info

  • Name: George WILSON
  • D.O.B: 29th April, 1886
  • D.O.A: 14th September, 1914
  • D.O.D: 22nd September, 1926
  • Award: Victoria Cross
  • Occupation at time of action: Private, 2nd Battalion The Highland Light Infantry

Verneuil, France

14 September 1914

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The First World War 1914 

On 14 September 1914, east of Soissons, north of the River Aisne, 2nd Battalion The Highland Light Infantry took part in an assault near Verneuil on the Beaulne spur, south of the Chemin des Dames.

Citation

 For most conspicuous gallantry on the 14th of September near Verneuil, in attacking a hostile Machine Gun, accompanied by only one man. When the latter was killed, he went on alone, shot the Officer and six Men working the Gun, which he captured. 

Third Supplement to The London Gazette of 4 December 1914. 5 December 1914, Numb. 28998, p. 10411

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