2nd Corporal Eli Thomas Wilson

Rank or Title

Date of Birth


Date of Death

21 Apr 1917

War time / or Pre War occupation



Luton Corporation

Medals Awarded

Service Number


Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

14 Maple Road
United Kingdom

Place of Death


Grave Location

Gaza War Cemetery

War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


The Saturday Telegraph , 12th May 1917
2nd Cpl Eli Thomas Wilson


Second Cpl Eli Thomas Wilson, 522361, 486th Field Company Royal Engineers, was killed in action in Egypt on April 21st, 1917. He was aged 33 and had been in Egypt for nearly two years.

A letter to his widow, Rose Gertrude Wilson, at 14 Maple Road, Luton, said her husband was at work with a small party when a shell dropped among them, killing Cpl Wilson instantly. He was buried by the Brigade Chaplain, the Rev C. F. Johnson, in the evening.

Sheffield-born Eli Wilson joined up early in the war, prior to which he worked for Luton Corporation as a bricklayer. He had married Rose Gertrude Frost on April 5th, 1909, in Luton and they had three children - Kate, born 1909, Florrie Edith, born 1911, and William Thomas, born 1916.


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2nd Cpl Eli Thomas Wilson

Author: Deejaya

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