Corporal Robert Wilson


The background of this North Irish Horseman is not known at present.

Robert Wilson enlisted in the North Irish Horse on 18 February 1911 (No.579). He may have been related to William Wilson, who joined the regiment on the same day.

Wilson embarked for France with C Squadron on 20 August 1914, seeing action on the retreat from Mons and advance to the Aisne.

During 1915 he was treated at a military hospital in France, suffering from rheumatic fever.

When his period of service expired, Wilson chose to leave the army. He was discharged as 'time expired' on 17 February 1916.

After the war Wilson served in the Royal Ulster Constabulary, reaching the rank of sergeant. His address at the time was Ivy Lodge, Lurgan.