WW1 - Strawson Leivesley Wilson

Report in Mansfield Chronicle  27 July 1916

WW1 – Lieut. S L Wilson

News was reached in Mansfield on Tuesday that Second-Lieut. S L Wilson of the Sherwood Foresters died on 21st from wounds received in action. The deceased officers was the second son  of Alderman J L Wilson, of Mansfield, who has two other sons in the army.

Education & Training

Lieut. Wilson was in the teaching vocation and was educated at the Mansfield Grammar School and was taking his education course at the Training College, Sheffield when he joined the Officers Training Corp, after which he received his commission. He afterwards trained at Camberley College Sandhurst, and Aldershot, where he took his first class honours in musketry and Swedish Drill, in which he was instructing the Anzacs in France up to a few weeks ago. He then joined his own regiment, with whom he was very popular.


He was a well known athlete having played in several International games for the Amateur Association, England V Wales at Tufnell Park, England v France at Paris, International tournament Roubaix, and later assisted Mansfield Mechanics and Sheffield Wednesday.


He was recently married to Miss Richardson, who was at that time teaching in one of the elementary schools of the town. he received his early education at Brunts.


Additional Information

Common Wealth War Grave’s  web site

Full Name- Strawson Leivesley Wilson Age 27

Served in ‘D’ Coy 15th Battallion , Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment).

Buried at La Neuville British Cemetery, Corbie, France

Son of Alderman and Mrs J L Wilson, 5 West Hill Drive, Mansfield

Wife – Edith A Wilson of Station Road, Old Leake Boston, Lincs

1911 Census

Strawson L Wilson at the age of 21 lived with his parents John L. & Mary Wilson at 5 West Hill Drive, Mansfield , his occupation was  School Teacher (Assistant).

His father John was a Master Plasterer

He had 4 brothers & 2 sisters.

John William was 24  occupation – Plasterer

Stanley 19 occupation – Plasterer apprentice

Harold 16 – at School

Frank 12 – at School

Daisy 9 – at School

Phyllis M 4  —-

With the exception of his father John who was born in Sheffield, the rest of the family were born in Mansfield.


He is mentioned under Cricket Notes in the Lincolnshire Echo July 22 1901


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