Wilson McGregor John Private 6207074

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Name Wilson McGregor John
Army number 6207074
Rank Private
Decorations Not known
Date of birth Research indicates 3/6/1912 in Islington, London, mother's maiden surname Rich.
Age 29 at the time of his death.
Unit Enlisted in the Middlesex Regiment. Posted to the 2nd Battalion, Princess Louise's Kensington Regiment. Died between 31/3/1942 and 1/4/1942. Circumstances of death not known - may have been related to a storm or overnight exercise (See Pte Dillon's page).
Company/Battery Not yet confirmed.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role Not known
Joined Brigade Not yet known
Promotions Not known
Wounded Not as far as is known.
Prisoner of War Not as far as is known.
Died/Killed in action Died between 31/3/1942 and 1/4/1942. Buried in Grave 2, Row B, Military Plot, Akureyri Cemetery. Probate granted to his parents 18/9/1942.
Home address The Probate Registry information shows his parents as John and Margaret Wilson, and that John Wilson was a Pensioner from World War 1. Private Wilson lived at Haverhill, Gordon Avenue, Bognor Regis, Sussex. No trace of a marriage has yet been found. No family information or inscription was included on his CWGC headstone or records.
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There is currently no image available of Private Wilson's headstone. The researcher did not visit the cemetery at Akureyri during his research trip to Iceland as 70th Brigade was not based in that section of Iceland.