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On 14 September 1914 near Verneuill , France, Private Wilson went with a rifleman to try to locate a machine-gun which was holding up the advance of the 2nd Battalion, Highland Light Infantry. When the rifleman was killed, Private Wilson went on alone and, when he reached his target shot six of the enemy, bayoneted the officer and then captured the gun.
His Victoria Cross is displayed at the Museum of The Royal Highland Fusiliers (Glasgow, Scotland).
- Monuments To Courage (David Harvey, 1999)
- The Register of the Victoria Cross (This England, 1997)
- SCOTLAND'S FORgotten VALOUR (Graham Ross, 1995)
- VCs of the First World War - 1914 (Gerald Gliddon, 1994)
- Location of grave and VC medal (Edinburgh)
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