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.