Eric J Wilson

14213878 5th Battalion Northamptonshire Regiment

L/Cpl Eric James Wilson was the son of George Arthur and Doris Gwendoline Wilson of 127 Irchester Road, Rushden.

He was killed on 8th November 1944, two days before his 21st birthday, while serving in Italy, and is commemorated at Santerno Valley War Cemetery, Italy, Grave I. M.16.

After attending Rushden Intermediate School, L/Cpl Wilson worked for Messrs Putnam and Sons, grocers.

Joining the Army in July 1942, he served in the Northamptonshire Regiment and was sent abroad in July 1943.

He was engaged to Miss Betty Pack of 20 North End, Higham Ferrers.



[Adapted text and photo courtesy of 'Hearts & Soles']