Private Herbert Edwin Wilson (1894-1918) of Beverley

Download this image

Love this? Please support us and...

More from this collection

Related by When

Related by Where

Research Help!

Where: England, East Yorkshire, UK

Try to find the spot where the photographer was standing.

When: Unknown

Try to find the date or year when this image was made.
Herbert Edwin was born in 1894 in Beverley, the youngest of eight children born to wheelwright, William Wilson of Keldgate and his wife Ann Eleanor (nee Pinder).

Herbert enrolled in the East Yorkshire Regiment, 6th Battalion, and went to the Balkans in September 1915. In the Beverley Guardian dated 4 March 1916 it was reported that Herbert was “in hospital in Malta suffering from frostbite”. On being returned to duty, he was transferred to the West Yorkshire Regiment and went on to see action in France, where he was wounded for a second time.

While recovering back in England from the second injury, Herbert visited the Whitley Bay Pleasure Fair, known as Spanish City, where, on 24 June 1918, he was fatally injured while riding a switchback slide.

For any enquiries about this image please quote the archive reference 'WL'.

(Copyright) We're happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of Creative Commons. Please cite 'East Riding Archives ' when reusing.

Certain restrictions on high quality reproductions and commercial use of the original physical version apply. If unsure please email [email protected]

(Why not try searching our East Riding of Yorkshire Map for more historic images? )


Owner: East Riding Archives
Source: Flickr Commons
Views: 3366
ww1 first world war soldier yorkshire east riding history military heritage archives beverley

Add Tags