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Evelyn Seppings Wilson


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Evelyn Seppings



2 East Yorks



Enlisted at





19 St Mary St

Date of Death

Where killed

Cause of Death







Loos Memorial

Panel 40 and 41


Next of Kin

Next of kin address


Mervyn Seppings and Helena Jane Wilson

19 St Mary St



Only last week we recorded the death of Capt Wilson youngest son of Dr and Mrs Wilson of St Mary Street and we now regret to inform that they have sustained a further bereavement by the loss at the front of another son Capt Evelyn Wilson of the 2nd East Yorks Regt. Deceased who was 22 years of age was educated at St Peterís School, Weston Supper Mare and Marlborough College later going to Sandhurst. He entered the regiment named and after spending a time in Yorkshire went to India with his regiment where he remained for 2 years. Returning December last as 1st Lt. On arriving in England he was invalided for a time and later took charge of a large camp in Yorkshire. Leaving in June last with the rank of Capt to join his battalion in France. He was a keen cricketer and footballer and during his college days played for the Marlborough School eleven.

Wilts Times 9 October 1915

Memorial to 3 Soldier Sons

Dedication service at Parish Church

The stained glass window, which has been placed in the Parish church by Dr and Mrs Wilson in memory of their 3 soldier sons, who have been killed in the war, was unveiled and formally dedicated on Sunday evening. The holding of the dedication service coincided with the date (29th September) on which one son was born, another baptised and another killed.

To the Glory of God and memory of the 3 sons of Mervyn Seppings and Helena Jane Wilson.

Herbert Raymond Wilson, Capt, 114th Maharattas. Born September 29th 1888. Killed in action January 9th 1917 in Mesopotamia.

Evelyn Seppings Wilson, Capt, East Yorks Regt. Born March 5th 1893. Killed in action September 29th 1915 at Hullock, France.

Geoffrey Mervyn Underhill Wilson, Capt, Wiltshire Regiment. Born August 5th 1894. Killed in action September 25th 1915 at Loos, France.

Wilts Times 5 October 1918

The Wilson family came to Chippenham in 1887. Mr Wilson was a county councillor in 1904 - 1910 and church warden of St Andrew's church. Mrs Wilson became the commandant of the Chippenham Red Cross hospital and was appointed OBE for her war service.

Evelyn served in the Marlborough college Officer Training Unit before leaving the college in 1910.

Memorials Commemorated on:

Chippenham Town War Memorial


St Paulís Church

St Andrewís Church


Liberal Club

Hardenhuish Church

Causeway Methodist Church
Pewsham Street
Boys School
Congregation Church

Wilson's parents grave in Chippenham Town Cemetery

Last updated - 14/01/2011



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