Victor Haslam Wilson (1896–1968)


Derbyshire Yeomanry 2297 1st Battalion
Labour Corps 598428  

Photo courtesy Chris Drew

Victor Hallam Wilson

Born at Ambergate, he lived 1896-1968. He is a younger brother of George James Wilson and Vernall Haslam Wilson, who have both been included on the 2018 Roll of Honour. During WW1, Victor served with the Derbyshire Yeomanry and later with the Labour Corps. After the war, he settled at Belper, and married Ida White in 1918 December qtr (Belper reg district). Unlike his brothers, he was not born in Crich Parish, nor did he ever live within the parish, so has not been included on the 2018 Roll of Honour.

Medal Roll Index Card
He was awarded the Victory, British War and 15 Star medals
Awarded the Silver War Badge
Served in Egypt from 27.4.15

Silver War Badge
598428 Pte Wilson, Victor; badge B310980; enlisted 11.11.14; discharged 21.3.19; sickness

Newspaper Reports

Ripley and Heanor News, 19 November 1915
Mr Vernall Wilson (West Bank, Ambergate) has received word that his brother, Trooper Victor Wison (Derbyshire Yeomanry), Dardanelles, has been received in hospital at Seymour Park, Manchester, suffering from dysentry. Mr Vernall Wilson has another brother serving with the Colours, Sergt George Wilson. who has been in France since the commencement of hostilities.

Sheffield Daily Telegraph, 20 November 1915
Ambergate Trooper
News has been received that Trooper Victor Wilson of Ambergate, who has been out with the Derbyshire Yeomanry in the Dardanelles, is in hospital at Manchester, suffereing from dysentry. His brother – Sergeant George Wislon _ has been out at France since the opening of hostilities.

Victor's brothers George James Wilson and Vernall Haslam Wilson are on Crich Roll of Honour


1901: West Bank, Ambergate

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
Mary Wilson Head (wdw) 42   Ashover
Rebecca Wilson daughter 15 Hosiery weaver Crich
Mary Wilson daughter 13   Crich
George Wilson son 11   Crich
Mabel Wilson daughter 9   Crich
Vernall Wilson son 7   Fritchley
Victor Wilson son 4   Ambergate
Dorothy Wilson daughter 2   Ambergate

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1911: West Bank, Ambergate

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
William Wilson head 27 Wireworks labourer Crich
Nancy Wilson sister 23 at home Crich
Mabel Wilson sister 20 kitchen maid Crich
Victor Wilson brother 14 newpaper boy Ambergate
Dorothy Wilson sister 12 school Ambergate

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1939 Register: Lane End, Belper
Victor Wilson b.31 July 1886; builders labourer
Ida Wilson b.27 August 1896
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