Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch
Coagh - Those That Served
   Chaplain George Wilson
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Dated added: 01/06/2017
Last updated: 09/05/2019
Personal Details
Regiment/Service:
Young Mens Christian Association (British Civilian)
Date Of Birth:
08/02/1877
Died:
 (Survived The War)
Age:
Summary
The History of Coagh booklet lists Reverend George Wilson as having served with the Y.M.C.A. in the war. George Wilson was educated at Queen’s College, Belfast and was ordained into the Irish Presbyterian Church in 1902. He went to Indi as a missionary. He returned with his wife and family when she fell ill. In 1912 Rev George Wilson became the minister of Ballygoney Church, near Drumullan. During the war, Rev Wilson served many times as a Y.M.C.A. chaplain in France.
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1 1911 Census lists Wilson family Lists George as age 34, living with his wife and family at house 10 in Lansdowne Crescent, Portrush Town, Antrim
2 Cambridge Centre for Christianity Worldwide Details of Dr George Wilson
3 Presbyterian History Lantern slides related to Wilson family (parents)
4 Presbyterian Ministers in Tyrone 1912-1919, Ballgoney, Rev George Wilson
5 The Witness - 16 June 1916 'With the Horse Guards and the British Headquarters in France'
6 Tribute to Belfast Doctors Letter to brother - Rev W A Wilson
Coagh & District in WW1
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